I'm a PCMikey 12 comments
The Macintosh propaganda machine is at it again, this time with a humorous series of potential YouTube bait comparing PC's to Mac's. Naturally a slew of has followed.
As entertaining as are, unfortunately they use the same tired old irrelevant argument that you're typical Mac aficionado will give when ever defending his beloved platform: "PC's are not user friendly and crash all the time".
While this argument may have held true a decade ago in the Windows 95/98 days, the problem is most Mac users have not tried a PC lately, or are too proud to admit that Windows has come a long way since those days, and is just as easy to use as a Mac, and vice versa.
For if the myth of the constantly crashing, non user friendly PC was to die, Apple would have to try to sell their computers on the merits of their software. And when it boils down to it, software choice is irrelevant as the most common industry standard applications are available on both platforms. Office, Photoshop, Dreamweaver etc.
The amount of software available is a different story, but don't get me started on that. Maybe later.
Another common misconception is that Windows needs special configurations and oodles of spare time to set them up before you can use it. But the fact is if you buy a new PC it works right out of the box. Just like a Mac.
I don't have a problem with Mac users. I used to though. The latte sipping, skivvy wearing elitist dickheads with superiority complexes. I never really understood the attitude of the few aforementioned pratts I have had to deal with in the past. The ones who have complained when I was unable to open a file they sent me because it is in some proprietary Macintosh format. The same ones who said "What the f*ck is a file extension and why should I care?" while still maintaining that smug elitist demeanor. The ones who secretly hid their 'e-penis envy' because a simple hardware upgrade was a costly endevour with limited choice and even more limited performance. And yes I will dare to say it - the same ones who denied that games were of any interest to them so it didn't matter that you could count the good Mac titles on one hand.
An elitist attitude from someone whose preferred platform was still only on less than 5% of the world's desktops and has less than 10% of software available when compared to PC's is a rare thing indeed. I often compare it to what I call "Chiwawa Syndrome". The breed among the smallest of the canine family that feel the need to constantly bark and act aggressively as if they have something to prove. Anyway, I digress...
Given quantity does not necessarily equate to quality, but it certainly equates to choice. And one thing the Windows platform certainly has is a vast amount of software to choose from. And you don't have to be locked into a proprietary product cycle when it comes to hardware upgrades. Oh and for me one of the best parts is not having to be automatically affiliated with the i-Nob. Oops I mean i-Pod.
Thankfully these days are slowly falling behind us. Today it is rarely an issue when I am sent a file from a Mac user, or a Linux user for that matter. And the attitude seems to have been dropped by all but one OS9 user.
I do long for the day when the term 'platform wars' is nothing but a cobweb infected Wikipedia argument nexus. Until then, go you mighty Mac user.