You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #185: Well, this thread has certainly proved one thing: [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-22-07 11:38 PM
Response to Original message
185. Well, this thread has certainly proved one thing:
Edited on Sun Apr-22-07 11:41 PM by QC
that the Icultists are worse than $cientologists, evangelical vegans, freepers, and Jehovah's Witnesses all rolled into one.

Geez Louise! I actually like Macs just fine, but I loathe the Icult.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
  -Users force Dell to resurrect XP apnu  Apr-20-07 11:43 AM   #0 
  - Why do companies do stupid things like this?  LisaM   Apr-20-07 11:46 AM   #1 
  - Effective Monoply  Moochy   Apr-20-07 12:01 PM   #10 
  - Microsoft forces them to.  baldguy   Apr-20-07 12:45 PM   #16 
  - "Classic Coke"  KansDem   Apr-23-07 09:42 AM   #192 
  - Vista nightmare?  aquart   Apr-20-07 11:48 AM   #2 
  - I meant its a nightmare for Micro$oft...  apnu   Apr-20-07 11:55 AM   #6 
  - Vista is a humungous, bloated piece of software  ryanmuegge   Apr-20-07 03:43 PM   #45 
  - I personally know a few users who have jumped to mac  neohippie   Apr-21-07 07:45 AM   #108 
  - Macs are just intel boxes with a TCM chip plus OpenBSD.  HypnoToad   Apr-21-07 03:47 PM   #124 
  - gobolinux has some "enhancements"  SimpleTrend   Apr-21-07 04:37 PM   #128 
  - MacBook is $1000 and superb...  candice   Apr-21-07 07:38 PM   #142 
  - As long as Apple has a version of MS Office  Ignacio Upton   Apr-21-07 05:41 PM   #136 
     - neo-office is open office for the mac  antifaschits   Apr-22-07 12:05 PM   #177 
  - Early adopters beware - for example  pinkpops   Apr-21-07 06:40 PM   # 
  - Early adopters beware - for example  pinkpops   Apr-21-07 06:40 PM   #139 
  - Bought my first MAC over the weekend.  EnviroBat   Apr-23-07 12:16 PM   #202 
  - i hate vista's licencing rule that lets them delete files off your  samsingh   Apr-20-07 05:29 PM   #60 
  - Some licensing problems started with XP  SimpleTrend   Apr-21-07 01:04 AM   #96 
  - Keep your hardware, and try Linux  kdsusa   Apr-23-07 12:37 PM   #203 
  - Vista's not all new  activevoter   Apr-20-07 05:38 PM   #62 
  - You're completely wrong about the Security and "reworked from the ground up"  merwin   Apr-20-07 06:19 PM   #66 
  - I concur with that  Pigwidgeon   Apr-20-07 09:33 PM   #75 
  - Have you checked out DABO  ProudDad   Apr-21-07 12:38 AM   #89 
  - This looks good  Pigwidgeon   Apr-21-07 01:31 AM   #98 
  - I had a feeling that dot net was going to flop  nebenaube   Apr-21-07 08:46 AM   #112 
  - Seconded, but I will say this:  HypnoToad   Apr-21-07 04:03 PM   #125 
     - I completely agree with your description.  merwin   Apr-21-07 04:50 PM   #130 
        - So you explain why it crashes as "sensible caching"?  kgfnally   Apr-22-07 01:02 AM   #158 
           - What does caching have to do with crashing?  merwin   Apr-22-07 02:12 AM   #159 
  - Not really. It'll force Microsoft to expedite Vista service pack 1. BTW,  HypnoToad   Apr-21-07 04:11 PM   #126 
  - Don't go to Vista if you don't HAVE to.  kgfnally   Apr-20-07 11:59 AM   #7 
  - You really should try it before knocking it.  William769   Apr-20-07 12:52 PM   #18 
  - But you can't.  Atman   Apr-20-07 02:17 PM   #33 
  - I guess we will just have to disagree then.  William769   Apr-20-07 02:51 PM   #37 
     - !!!  ends_dont_justify   Apr-20-07 05:13 PM   #55 
     - LOL!  William769   Apr-20-07 05:14 PM   #58 
     - never liked sliced bread. goes stale too fast.  antifaschits   Apr-22-07 12:15 PM   #179 
     - let's be honest  northzax   Apr-22-07 08:52 PM   #180 
  - I have tried it  neohippie   Apr-20-07 02:52 PM   #38 
  - I would add that no computer is idiot proof  William769   Apr-20-07 02:54 PM   #39 
  - while I admit that...  neohippie   Apr-21-07 07:42 AM   #106 
  - I'll add: the blind praise of Micro$oft/Vi$ta on this and other boards  kgfnally   Apr-21-07 11:57 PM   #152 
  - You're going to praise it no matter what n/t  kgfnally   Apr-21-07 11:49 PM   #151 
  - I take issue with this...  Concerned GA Voter   Apr-20-07 04:26 PM   #51 
     - Listen to this man. He's "been there, done that".  Pigwidgeon   Apr-20-07 09:36 PM   #77 
     - heeeheheh,  kgfnally   Apr-21-07 11:58 PM   #153 
  - I have a question...  Solon   Apr-20-07 11:08 PM   #84 
  - The only advantage to Vista  ProudDad   Apr-21-07 12:42 AM   #90 
     - LOL  kgfnally   Apr-22-07 12:03 AM   #155 
        - If that happened, it would be considered anti-competitive...  Solon   Apr-22-07 11:41 AM   #176 
           - I just tried to find the article... no luck.  kgfnally   Apr-23-07 09:17 AM   #191 
  - Agreed, wholly, and utterly.  HypnoToad   Apr-21-07 04:14 PM   #127 
  - Your always top in my book HypnoToad.  William769   Apr-21-07 05:29 PM   #132 
  - His criticisms do well against Mac Fanboys...  Solon   Apr-24-07 12:11 AM   #205 
  - I have, that's the thing  kgfnally   Apr-21-07 11:41 PM   #150 
  - You build them? How do you eliminate a whine?  aquart   Apr-20-07 12:54 PM   #19 
  - You'll have to open the case up  B3Nut   Apr-20-07 01:30 PM   #25 
  - You forgot one small bit of advice  Prisoner_Number_Six   Apr-20-07 02:02 PM   #29 
  - No, no. Hard drives have my picture in their post office.  aquart   Apr-20-07 02:15 PM   #32 
     - Best thing you can do, is learn as much as you can.  beevul   Apr-20-07 10:58 PM   #82 
  - Well, hard drives don't have fans...  kgfnally   Apr-22-07 12:37 AM   #156 
  - too late to edit  kgfnally   Apr-22-07 03:35 AM   #166 
  - It could be a fan, but most PCs have several fans, you need to figure out...  Up2Late   Apr-23-07 12:59 AM   #187 
  - Question...  beevul   Apr-20-07 11:27 PM   #85 
     - That would be a yes  kgfnally   Apr-22-07 12:51 AM   #157 
        - I should add  kgfnally   Apr-22-07 03:59 AM   #169 
  - I like Vista.  MuseRider   Apr-20-07 11:59 AM   #8 
  - You should have gotten a Mac  ProudDad   Apr-21-07 12:46 AM   #91 
     - Not in a million years.  MuseRider   Apr-21-07 07:43 AM   #107 
  - I use Win98SE at home, too  Canuckistanian   Apr-20-07 11:59 AM   #9 
  - 8 GIG for vista home premium  ProudDad   Apr-21-07 12:49 AM   #92 
  - How could you like 98 more than XP?  Bleachers7   Apr-20-07 01:02 PM   #20 
  - It's like the home I grew up in.  aquart   Apr-20-07 04:26 PM   #50 
  - I went from 98se to xp about a year ago  UpInArms   Apr-20-07 04:33 PM   #52 
  - You have got to be kidding.  aquart   Apr-20-07 10:52 PM   #80 
     - here's the background: Vista's legal fine print raises red flags  UpInArms   Apr-21-07 04:54 AM   #100 
  - I upgraded my machine from Win98SE to XP Pro a month ago  Frank Cannon   Apr-21-07 06:33 AM   #105 
  - you should think again  neohippie   Apr-21-07 07:46 AM   #109 
  - XP is "venerable?"  ThomCat   Apr-20-07 11:50 AM   #3 
  - I caught that, too  Canuckistanian   Apr-20-07 11:54 AM   #5 
  - This is good news.  SharonRB   Apr-20-07 11:52 AM   #4 
  - Get her a MAC  ProudDad   Apr-21-07 12:52 AM   #93 
  - Those MAC commercials are a hoot, too  TOJ   Apr-20-07 12:04 PM   #11 
  - Those Mac commercials annoy the hell out of me  BushOut06   Apr-20-07 02:06 PM   #30 
     - Those Mac commercials are TRUE.  Atman   Apr-20-07 03:06 PM   #40 
        - Can Macs get viruses?  BushOut06   Apr-20-07 03:56 PM   #47 
        - Actually, no. They can't.  Atman   Apr-20-07 04:13 PM   #49 
        - Here's a whole page of MAC bugs  deadmessengers   Apr-20-07 09:11 PM   #71 
        - Nope, it's not just that they haven't gone after Mac as much as PC  ProudDad   Apr-21-07 12:58 AM   #94 
        - This page describes the Month Of Apple Bugs much better:  merwin   Apr-21-07 06:16 AM   #103 
           - Wow, 31 of them in a month  ProudDad   Apr-21-07 03:23 PM   #121 
              - How does crap get installed on your computer all the time with Vista?  merwin   Apr-21-07 04:42 PM   #129 
              - M$ is constantly  ProudDad   Apr-21-07 09:21 PM   #147 
                 - Like what? I've been using Vista since it was early beta and haven't  merwin   Apr-22-07 02:16 AM   #160 
              - And you know this for a fact?  William769   Apr-21-07 05:35 PM   #133 
        - First, Vista does what you are saying that only the Mac's do.  merwin   Apr-21-07 12:36 AM   #88 
        - he's right  neohippie   Apr-21-07 07:55 AM   #110 
        - You're a fucking moron.  Exiled in America   Apr-22-07 04:22 AM   #171 
           - I don't alert on people who are just plain stupid.  Atman   Apr-22-07 10:15 AM   #173 
           - I totally apologize. I don't know what got into me.  Exiled in America   Apr-23-07 09:00 AM   #188 
           - Whoah!  Red State Prisoner   Apr-23-07 09:11 AM   #190 
        - Macs could get viruses if people wrote them for Macs.  Nabeshin   Apr-20-07 07:36 PM   #68 
        - Apple sends out free security updates...no yearly protection scheme needed...  candice   Apr-21-07 07:46 PM   #144 
        - How about those that portray windows = business and mac = fun???  merwin   Apr-21-07 12:34 AM   #87 
        - True, there are more games out there for Windows, but  LeftCoast   Apr-21-07 05:44 AM   #101 
        - There is no lack of DVD Authoring, Photo management, and audio editors  merwin   Apr-21-07 06:05 AM   #102 
        - How true this is.  TommyO   Apr-21-07 06:28 AM   #104 
        - And as long as Windows owns the game market they will own the home desktop market  ToeBot   Apr-21-07 09:32 PM   #149 
           - It's the other way around... as long as they own the desktop, they own the game market.  merwin   Apr-22-07 02:21 AM   #161 
        - I hate it when a friend tries to save money and goes with a Windows  candice   Apr-21-07 07:40 PM   #143 
           - I haven't ever required a support call since starting to use Win 3.1 years and years ago  kgfnally   Apr-23-07 09:50 AM   #193 
  - I've been putting off buying a laptop because I don't want Vista.  Dr.Phool   Apr-20-07 12:08 PM   #12 
  - Dual boot  mbergen   Apr-20-07 12:14 PM   #13 
  - yes..  frylock   Apr-20-07 01:17 PM   #22 
  - i just bought a new computer off ebay so i could get xp.  ellenfl   Apr-20-07 12:38 PM   #14 
  - I got the second to last XP machine at Frys...  snooper2   Apr-20-07 01:09 PM   #21 
     - all of the computer stores and big box stores  ellenfl   Apr-20-07 08:26 PM   #69 
  - I know someone who worked on Vista  themartyred   Apr-20-07 12:40 PM   #15 
  - I have Vista and it is awesome.  William769   Apr-20-07 12:48 PM   #17 
     - I like it a lot as well.  B3Nut   Apr-20-07 01:26 PM   #23 
        - My new computer has a hi-def monitor, and boy is it sweet!  William769   Apr-20-07 01:48 PM   #27 
        - Oooooooh.  aquart   Apr-20-07 02:20 PM   #34 
        - export them to a file, then email 'em to yourself  Moochy   Apr-20-07 02:44 PM   #36 
        - Tv tuners are fun!  beevul   Apr-20-07 10:42 PM   #79 
        - Oooohhhh...been doing that for over a year with my Mac.  Atman   Apr-20-07 03:08 PM   #41 
        - Good for you!  William769   Apr-20-07 05:11 PM   #54 
        - It's even funnier when it could be done in the previous Window$ version...  kgfnally   Apr-22-07 03:36 AM   #167 
        - Yeah, it's kinda like when glassy-eyed Macintologists insist that $teve Job$  QC   Apr-22-07 11:40 PM   #186 
           - I thought it was Xerox that "invented" the GUI  kgfnally   Apr-23-07 09:51 AM   #194 
              - Xerox did invent it, but  QC   Apr-23-07 10:33 AM   #200 
                 - Exactly, many Apple biggots think that Apple invented the windowing system that Apple  VegasWolf   Apr-23-07 10:39 AM   #201 
        - How big is your high def?  beevul   Apr-20-07 10:27 PM   #78 
           - 21 inch flat screen.  William769   Apr-21-07 05:41 PM   #137 
           - Make CERTAIN it supports HDCP n/t  kgfnally   Apr-22-07 04:00 AM   #170 
              - I was wondering about that...  beevul   Apr-22-07 05:46 AM   #172 
                 - You may want to check out DLP sets too  kgfnally   Apr-23-07 09:57 AM   #196 
        - Norton is its own resource hog  mtnester   Apr-20-07 03:16 PM   #42 
           - Don't bother with Norton  ProudDad   Apr-21-07 01:02 AM   #95 
              - Yup, I swear by AVG Free  B3Nut   Apr-21-07 10:37 AM   #113 
              - Me too. Norton sucks, had to remove it. nt  bemildred   Apr-21-07 10:44 AM   #114 
              - AVG Free  utopiansecretagent   Apr-21-07 06:47 PM   #140 
  - Just ordered a new notebook...  triguy46   Apr-20-07 01:29 PM   #24 
  - ..  loindelrio   Apr-20-07 01:43 PM   #26 
  - chuckle. Wish I'd seen your post before it was cleansed. n/t  krkaufman   Apr-28-07 10:06 AM   #206 
  - Vista is a freaking NIGHTMARE (and I'm a techie!)  rcdean   Apr-20-07 01:56 PM   #28 
  - As a fellow developer  Moochy   Apr-20-07 02:44 PM   #35 
  - It's amusing how techs and developers are pretty much across the board  kgfnally   Apr-22-07 03:42 AM   #168 
  - Do you mind a techie question, recdean?  DODI   Apr-20-07 03:23 PM   #43 
     - I think that would work.  rcdean   Apr-21-07 01:52 AM   #99 
        - Caution on that last suggestion.  rcdean   Apr-21-07 08:36 AM   #111 
           - dell usually has the utilities available by model and OS  neohippie   Apr-22-07 10:25 PM   #183 
  - One of my biggest clients switched to Vista...and has been trouble ever since  Atman   Apr-20-07 02:13 PM   #31 
  - That's great news, speaking as someone who recently invested in CS2  JaneQPublic   Apr-20-07 03:30 PM   #44 
  - Jane....wrong! CS2 does run on Vista.  Jazzgirl   Apr-20-07 04:43 PM   #53 
     - I don't mean to snap at you, but that's the second time on this thread  kgfnally   Apr-22-07 02:21 AM   #162 
  - Oh good: now I can buy a new PC when I need to.  damntexdem   Apr-20-07 03:44 PM   #46 
  - Michael "Dell" uses Ubuntu on his personal machine not Microsoft  IChing   Apr-20-07 04:07 PM   #48 
  - Dell will start offering Linux pre-installed, possibly Ubuntu  Ignacio Upton   Apr-21-07 05:38 PM   #135 
  - My sister bought a laptop with Vista  CRF450   Apr-20-07 05:13 PM   #56 
  - I want DOS...!!!  bleedingheart   Apr-20-07 05:13 PM   #57 
  - Psst.  William769   Apr-20-07 05:17 PM   #59 
     - but i want it all in command line mode...no fancy stuff for me...  bleedingheart   Apr-20-07 05:38 PM   #61 
     - to open a DOS based window, use CMD  William769   Apr-20-07 05:40 PM   #63 
     - i know all of this...I am just messin around...  bleedingheart   Apr-20-07 05:43 PM   #64 
        - I figured that, I was just going along for the ride  William769   Apr-20-07 05:51 PM   #65 
        - that's hot.  SayWhatYo   Apr-20-07 09:32 PM   #74 
           - not in IT  bleedingheart   Apr-20-07 10:54 PM   #81 
              - Oh, trains are cool...  SayWhatYo   Apr-20-07 11:57 PM   #86 
     - Go linux... :D  SayWhatYo   Apr-20-07 09:30 PM   #73 
     - Nahh, not any more...  SayWhatYo   Apr-20-07 09:29 PM   #72 
  - My GF just bought a new HP laptop,  policypunk   Apr-20-07 06:27 PM   #67 
  - So glad I bought a MacBook!  supernova   Apr-20-07 08:37 PM   #70 
  - I've been in love with my 20" iMac Core Duo ever since I bought it  Chovexani   Apr-21-07 08:48 PM   #146 
  - Keeping it on VMware for now...  SayWhatYo   Apr-20-07 09:34 PM   #76 
  - Dells are pieces of shit, and that's just the hardware...  Solon   Apr-20-07 11:03 PM   #83 
  - HOT GLUED the heatsink?  B3Nut   Apr-21-07 10:52 AM   #115 
     - This was my little sister's computer...  Solon   Apr-21-07 11:51 AM   #117 
        - Well...the heatsink does have to come off before  B3Nut   Apr-21-07 01:43 PM   #119 
           - My experience has been with mostly AMD chips...  Solon   Apr-21-07 05:57 PM   #138 
           - I use Arctic Silver  kgfnally   Apr-22-07 02:38 AM   #163 
              - Almost sounds like an issue with overall airflow  B3Nut   Apr-23-07 10:12 AM   #198 
  - Unfortunately, Dell is an extremely Red company  ProudDad   Apr-21-07 01:06 AM   #97 
  - Bill Gates was a big Bush donor in 04! Apple has Al Gore on its BofD  candice   Apr-21-07 07:50 PM   #145 
     - Not surprising  ProudDad   Apr-21-07 09:23 PM   #148 
  - What are the chances  StarryNite   Apr-21-07 11:37 AM   #116 
  - I just purchased a dual core Pentium Gateway machine with Vista. I am pleasantly  VegasWolf   Apr-21-07 12:09 PM   #118 
  - An important conclusion from this thread:  rcdean   Apr-21-07 02:15 PM   #120 
  - Addendum  ProudDad   Apr-21-07 03:33 PM   #122 
  - Addendum 2: I use computers for my livelihood. I use Vista. I have extreme  VegasWolf   Apr-21-07 07:33 PM   #141 
     - Do you have Vista 64-bit?  rcdean   Apr-22-07 12:03 AM   #154 
     - I have XP 64-bit  kgfnally   Apr-22-07 02:49 AM   #165 
     - Yep, my new dual core Pentium D chip works dandy, and without all of the  VegasWolf   Apr-22-07 12:11 PM   #178 
     - You are correct, the machine is important. The reason for Vista is as I stated,  VegasWolf   Apr-22-07 11:31 AM   #175 
     - And you're not using Unix to crunch those numbers because.....? n/t  kgfnally   Apr-22-07 02:43 AM   #164 
        - Because Vista works fine and I do other things besides crunch numbers. I've  VegasWolf   Apr-22-07 11:28 AM   #174 
  - .  HypnoToad   Apr-21-07 03:44 PM   #123 
  - Great new laptop (with Turion64X2) + NVIDIA 256MB graphics  Amonester   Apr-21-07 04:51 PM   #131 
  - Good for you!  William769   Apr-21-07 05:37 PM   #134 
  - Unless you need to do anything substantial with it n/t  ProudDad   Apr-22-07 09:14 PM   #181 
  - Well, let's see  ProudDad   Apr-22-07 09:18 PM   #182 
  - Never EVER upgrade to Vista!  johnnyrocket   Apr-22-07 10:58 PM   #184 
  - Well, this thread has certainly proved one thing:  QC   Apr-22-07 11:38 PM   #185 
  - It Only Gets Worse  Red State Prisoner   Apr-23-07 09:07 AM   #189 
  - You have a link for that? MS always supports two back OSs. nt  VegasWolf   Apr-23-07 09:55 AM   #195 
  - As far as I could find on Google, that's not *entirely* true  kgfnally   Apr-23-07 10:05 AM   #197 
     - Given the implication of his statement, I would say that *none* of his assertion  VegasWolf   Apr-23-07 10:21 AM   #199 
  - Hasta la Vista...  benEzra   Apr-23-07 01:27 PM   #204 
 

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC