Skip to comments.resexcellence.com(mac users) continue the trend of mac-to-linux conversions
Posted on 07/25/2006 4:24:30 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
The great experiment
I was going to write up a big thing to post here. I was going to be all crazy eloquent and whatnot then Chris wrote this as a draft of what hed like to say. And his words cut to the point incredibly nicely. So here is what Chris has to say (and he speaks for both of us):
You have ruined this for us.
(Excerpt) Read more at resexcellence.com ...
Isn't this the third one I've posted fairly recently about mac-to-linux conversions? I'll have to look into that............
Here's the original article, for those interested.
Something I'm increasingly noticing is the reference to macs becoming a fashion statement for the snobish.
Computers are still tools you know.
Linux remains in distant third place on desktop computers, with little growth in the installed base. But Linux is doing very well on servers, where it belongs.
^^^^^^^^^^^^Nobody is switching from Mac to Linux.^^^^^^^^^^
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Retail stores demonstrated 29 percent growth for the quarter $715 million. The company ended the quarter with 155 stores, Oppenheimer reported the stores averaged $4.9 million each. More than 17 million customers came through the stores doors during the quarter. The new Fifth Avenue store in New York City has become Apples highest volume store. Its open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and only opened in mid-May.
Oppenheimer also noted that nearly 50 percent of Mac buyers at Apple retail stores are new to the platform a moderate increase over past quarters, perhaps explained by an increase in interest on Intel-based Macs and Apples advertising of Macs on prime-time television.
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I know. So what?
Gonna bring that 2% marketshare back to 2.1?
Articles posted last week -
That's about right.
Oh, and while I'm thinking of it, isn't 4-point-something percent what your.... what is it, netstats webpage says that OS usage is?
I appologize if I've got you mixed with another poster, it's been a while since I've seen those links.
How some treat their foreign O/S like a religion.
Sorry to bust your pre-concieved notion, but my OS is domestic.
My last OS was domestic as well.
and I don't treat my OS like a religion either. But past proof has proven repeatedly to be irrelevant to you GE, as demonstrated by not just myself but also quite a few other posters.
One day liberals will realize that history doesn't start today.....................
Linux is from Finland, created by a foreigner who didn't want to pay for US products. The main American behind Linux is Richard Stallman, the biggest leftist in tech. Funny watching you try to deny it.
^^^^^^^^^Linux is from Finland^^^^^^^^^^
Linux by itself is simply a kernel. But surely you knew that.
^^^^^^^^^The main American behind Linux is Richard Stallman, the biggest leftist in tech. Funny watching you try to deny it.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
So where did I say Stallman is a right winger? This I've gotta see.
The main entity behind linux is IBM. IBM is a great success story in *AMERICAN* technology. And of course the main linux-only company is Red Hat. another american success story.
Funny watching you try to deny it.
IBM has more employees outside the US than in. FYI the "I" is for "International".
And Red Hat was founded by a foreigner, Bob Young. Time for you to face the facts.
Spare us your allusions of "Linux is communist". Linux is about freedom. Freedom to choose. We are free to choose what operating system we wish to use. Microsoft is a globalist empire created by a four-eyed globalist UN ass-kisser who only got laid because he's filthy rich. If it weren't for the money, Bill Gates would be a 50+ year old virgin.
Look at it this way : Microsoft is not in the business of providing top-quality software. They're in the business of making tons of money, even if they have to resort to putting out a crappy product which they sugarcoat with stuff like "Windows can play DVDs out of the box" and "Windows can play MP3s out of the box". I've spent enough time with Xandros Linux to know how to get DVDs to play with Xine, and MP3s already play out of the box.
^^^^^^^^^^IBM has more employees outside the US than in. FYI the "I" is for "International".^^^^^^^^^
Wow, you're really run out of straws to grasp at.
^^^^^^^^^^And Red Hat was founded by a foreigner, Bob Young. Time for you to face the facts.^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Use Apple or Sun Solaris if you don't like Microsoft. They are bonafide American Unix, not a foriegn fake.
And Linux was based on Minix, which was written by Andrew Tannenbaum, a professor at Vrije Universiteit in the Netherlands.
Minix was written to teach the basics of an operating system by providing a simple OS based on SysV Unix.
For the record, while Prof. Tannenbaum lives and teaches in the Netherlands, he retains his U.S. citizenship.
That's right. The guy who inspired Torvalds to create Linux is an American.
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