MacDailyNews – You Too Can Suck My Balls

Read this guy’s opinion over on ZD.net:

http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=873

Here’s a quote:

OK, but let’s get back to the original question – What could/should Apple do to take sales and profits to the next level? Simple. Release an Apple branded Windows-based PC. I know, I know, this kind of talk is bound to upset the hardened Apple fanatic, but it makes perfect sense. One of the things that’s undoubtedly helped boost Mac sales is Boot Camp. Now there’s no punishment for switching platforms because you can take your old platform with you, but just as some people got tired of paying the Microsoft tax when they wanted a PC to run Linux on it, people who want Apple hardware in order to run Windows on it will eventually see the Mac OS as an Apple tax. Why doesn’t Jobs and the crew at Cupertino just skip that whole Apple tax step and offer customers a choice of operating systems. Since Windows is the dominant OS at present, that’s a good place to start, but if Apple really wants to offer the customer real choice, Linux would also be great.

Personally, I think that’s a great idea – some people actually like paying hundreds of dollars extra for a computer that will look nice in their Sleeper inspired home. Or think the idea of spending $2000 on an unupgradable PC that’s built into a computer monitor – so its nearly impossible for the layman to upgrade – is great. Maybe they like the neanderthal-esq discourse they get to engage in when they bring their machine into the Genius Bar and find out its going to cost $300 to get an extra gig of RAM – honestly I dont know what goes on in the mind of a Mac user, there’s really not much of a mind of things to go on in- but to each their own.

Now, let’s have a look at what the quasimodo patrol over at TheMacDailyNews.com has to say:

http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/15279/

MacDailyNews Take: Why doesn’t BMW just start offering vehicles with 3-cylinder Suzuki engines? Kingsley-Hughes obviously doesn’t get it: Windows tries to be an upside-down and ass-backwards fake Mac; and an older Mac, at that. Based on history, one would imagine that Apple CEO Steve Jobs thinks Windoze is a bad rip-off of his own company’s OS, perpetrated and inflicted upon the world by Bill Gates. The very last thing that an Apple headed by Steve Jobs would ever do would be to execute Kingsley-Hughes’ dopey, wrong-headed lunacy.

The world made a mistake with Windows. They must be educated; and, slowly, they are learning. Windows is junk compared to Mac OS X. Frustrating, uninspiring, derivative junk. Offering junk when you have a vastly superior product is not a recipe for success.

Boot Camp exists to provide a “Windows Insecurity Blanket” for the ignorant masses. It is an educational tool. It embraces junk in order to ultimately extinguish it. Boot Camp entices the Windows-only sufferers and quickly teaches them via simple comparison that, contrary to their belief, they do not need Windows and that they greatly prefer Macintosh.

Ah, my dimbwitted Mac freakazoids, where did evolution go wrong? I think you need to understand that, Mac OSX is really not a ‘vastly superior product’…its just another way to interface with computer hardware that a very small minority of computer owners prefer. What’s that number again – 3%?

Windows is ‘frustrating and uninspiring’ only to people who can’t wipe their own ass, you jacknuts…have you ever even used Windows? Or, more likely, you’re the dyed in the wool Mac zealot who has been living in your own little microcosm of proprietary Apple crap since 1988.

I think the *real* reason the world prefers Windows is…maybe fancy pictures and silly animated icons really don’t hold as much weight as a massive array of quality 3rd party software? Or maybe that gaming is pretty much non-existant on your pretty white machines that cost three times as much as a Playstation 3?

I’m not going to knock Steve Job’s business leadership abilites – in my opinion the dude is a genius. He’s taken an everyday object that everyone pretty much needs (a computer), slapped on some fancy cosmetics and has somehow convinced millions that it’s worth an extra $600 to use an OS that can’t do anything more than the FREE and better looking UBuntu flavor of Linux.

If you like the mac OS and have decided that it works better for you than Windows, than power to you. The choice of the OS you can run on the computer that YOU paid for should not be dictated to you by some corporation…but of course, Apple thinks so. For anyone reading this, there are MANY alternatives to both windows AND mac that might suit your needs better than both of those – the many versions of Linux, x86 based Solaris10 from Sun Microsystems, FreeBSD, maybe even a new release of the Amiga OS if those folks can get that concept off the ground.

The biggest reason that Apple wont open up the OS to run on any Intel based PC, or ship their PC’s with windows, is because it will destroy the illusion that the Macintosh is ‘special’. And that by purchasing this expensive device, you are now special too. This is pure corporate marketing BS – and a primary driver of Mac fanboyism. Which, in my opinion, is a heineous disease.

There is nothing special about a Macintosh – other than the fact that you’ve just been especially ripped off if you just bought one.

I love the comparison MacFreaks try to make between a mac and a fine automobile like a BMW too…what a load of crap. If you open up that iMac, its using the same CPU, the same RAM, the same hardrives as a $400 HP that you can buy from Wal-Mart for $500. Picture BMW using a Chevy drivetrain and then charging you a premium for it. THAT’s Apple.
(not that there’s anything wrong with a Chevy – there’s nothing wrong with the Intel Core2Duo inside that Mac either)

Give it up MacDailyNews – you freakin’ posers.

Oh, and while you’re at it – suck my balls!

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