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Re: Apple feels the squeeze from Linux

__/ [Ian Hilliard] on Sunday 04 December 2005 10:02 \__

> On Sun, 04 Dec 2005 03:52:47 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Apple might sooner or later lose avid users due to Linux. Having enabled
>> KDE translucency and shadow casting yesterday, I am convinced that the
>> glitter of Mac OS X will not keep it alive for long.
>> Take a glimpse...
>> http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=28612
>> KDE: isn't she a beauty? Has anybody noticed the sheer amount of styles,
>> themes and extentions on kde-look.org recently? That's the power of
>> contribution from third parties or volunteers.
>> Roy
> Linux is getting better and better, but it is still an OS designed for
> Power Users by Power Users and the majority of Linux users like it that
> way. I use Linux on my notebook, but I realize that Linux has a long way
> to go until it reaches the consistency and uniformity of OSX.
> OSX users for the most part are people who don't understand computers and
> don't want to understand computers. These people want an OS that protects
> them from themselves and simply works. My wife uses OSX on a Powerbook and
> is very happy with it. I personally find OSX too much of a straight jacket.
> Windows users on the other hand are usually just people who use the OS
> because they don't know any better. The Windows users, that know about
> alternatives but won't change, are the Lemmings of the computer world.
> These people believe that Windows must be good because it is installed on
> so many computers. I guess that these people also believe that MacDonalds
> is good food because so many people eat it.

You touched an important point: the cattle effect.


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