I’ve always wondered what it is about human nature, and competition about irrelevant things. Why the clique-less nerds form their own clique? The irony of accusing against terms you should be accused for yourself. What about the redundancy of the cliches that people try so hard to avoid, yet whip it out in common conversation? Why is there such a big OS battle running the community of computer users? It all comes down to one thing. Binary!
I’m sure you are all saying “what is he possibly getting at?”. Heres the thing. A car doesn’t move without a motor. All cars have a motor. All motors do the same thing. WINDOWS, MAC, AND LINUX all speak in BINARY.
I’m not interested in hearing the “who” stole “what” in silicon valley. Because guess what? If they weren’t stealing each others ideas, concepts, technology, etc. There would be no compeition. The evolution of the fast paced technology world would have slowed down dramatically. Where would we be today without it? Without trying to beat each other to the punch, and top one another, we’d see one thing…….ALL THE SAME…..Get it?
What about these patent wars? Aren’t they getting ridiculous? Microsoft patenting the page up/page down button. Thats been on keyboards for years. What gain do they have in patenting that? They didn’t change anything. They didn’t do anything revolutionary. They simply patented something that already existed to add a tally mark to their side of the board. Why would a small business company try and sue Microsoft, Apple and Google for using icon representations of files in an operating system? It’s been going on for years. Thats like trying to change the letter “T” and call it “twu”. Its not going to fly.
And what is with the fanboyism. What can one possibly prove by stating, “My PC can play Left 4 Dead and you payed to much for your Mac”. Want my rebutle?
A: Who cares
B: So What
C: How much does an AlienWare machine cost?
Don’t get me wrong. I believe there is a reason and proper application for everything. If not, it wouldn’t exist. As an IT technician, i’ll tell you the truth. I love my Macs. They make my web design and graphic design a lot easier. My musicianship on drums is just more easily done on a Mac. Now that I started a debate, listen to this; I also record on a PC. I also do websites on a PC. I also do all of my networking on a PC. I also do all of my spreadsheets on a PC and I also do my Gaming on a PC. TUX, don’t feel left out. The web would have a hard time without you’re linux servers running our trusty apache, PHP, and SQL. Don’t feel left out though, PC. Your ASP.net and IIS has it’s place. Trust me, i’ve used it.
I also don’t want to hear the Macs don’t get viruses shenanigans. If you want to get technical, we get the same viruses on Mac as you do on PC. Same things goes for us Linux users. Getting a virus simply means you have the malicious software in your computer. It just so happens that the majority of the worlds home computers are running windows and those are the ones targeted with the viruses so that is why they are affected. Truth be told, there are viruses out for Mac. For Linux, it’s open source meaning, easy to destroy. Look at it this way, it’s not hard to make an executable batch file of sorts on all systems that says “click me” and it simply runs a good old format in terminal or command prompt to erase the hard drive. Looky there, a “virus” that affects all operating systems because of one thing. They all have a common ground. What is it?
A windows, mac, and linux computer walk in a door. Okay i’m not going for a joke here. Heres the basics for a computer.
1: Hard drive
4: Mouse (of some sort)
Look, basically they are all the same just with different Operating systems. And you know what? Go to the Ubuntu website, download and try Ubuntu. Go to the nearest Apple store and play on the newest iMac. Play on a new Vista machine at the nearest Best Buy. And look……………they all do the basics. Each has their own little niche if you will. Try them out. It’s like a new pair of shoes. If they aren’t comfortable, then don’t buy them. If it fits your walking style, comfort is key.
So lets stop the fanboy battles. No one is better than anyone. People just have a prefrence. I know I do. It’s all three. Just for different situations and tasks. I’ll tell you now that I have a Linux server running as a file server and web server with a Mac networked for web/graphic design, and a Windows machine networked for database/spreadsheets/gaming.
To Each Their Own. You Buy a Ford. I’ll Buy A Chevy. We’ll Still Meet On The Road