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27 January 2006 @ 08:23 pm
Crash Different  
In case yew haven't seen it:
Mac: Crash Different

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Gondhir: warpgondhir on January 28th, 2006 03:02 am (UTC)
Let's look at his accusations

1) Computer spontaneously shuts down while using software: has NEVER happened to me. Occasionally, it will lock up and you have to kill the power. But that usually only happens when it's been on and heavily used for a couple weeks at least

2) Mac's refuse to shut down because programs lock up: Almost never happens to me and when it does, that program is easily killed.

3) He can't remember the command to open the "Force Quit" window (it's Cmd/Shift/Esc). He says, "What is it, the cloverleaf period thing?". Cloverleaf(Cmd)/period doesn't do anything unless some particular program has it as a shortcut. He then says it's impossible to do with your fingers. I can easily do it with one hand on both desktops and laptops. Ctrl/Alt/Del, OTOH, really is impossible to do one handed on some laptops because the keys are literally on opposite sides of the keyboard

4) Force Quitting freezes the entire computer: Has never happened to me.

5) Pushing the power button fails to shut down the machine: Power buttons on Macs work IDENTICALLY to power buttons on modern PCs. If you hold them down for a few seconds, the power WILL shut off

6) If you're on a laptop, unplugging it won't shut it off: No shit, Sherlock.
Well, ok, if you PURPOSEFULLY ALTER THE INITIAL SETTINGS and then dknot lik those settings then yew have nazone to blame but yerself.

7) Dragging files from a CD makes shotcuts, not copy them. It's the only operating system he knows of where click/drag makes shortcuts, not copy: Macs work almost exactly like Windows in this regard. If you drag a file from one part of a drive to another, it will move it. If you drag from one drive to another, it will copy it. By default. On Windows, if you want it to work differently, you hold down the CTRL button when dropping and you'll get a little menu asking you what you want to do. On a Mac, you hold down the CMD button while dropping and it will move it.

8) Inserting a CD into a Mac makes the CD automatically play: Um... and Windows DOESN'T do that?!

9) He's too dumb to figure out how to close the program that opened from the CD: Sorry, can't help you there.

10) He drags the CD to the trash and it locks up: Never happened to me.

11) He tries "cloverleaf/period/space bar thing" (even though that's not what it is) and he gets a warning that it may lock up the system but the system's already locked up: Again, I don't know where he got that keycombo from and I've never had the "Force Quit" window lock up the system.

12) The handle on iMacs are for attaching chains to use as a boat anchor: Uh...

13) He can't figure out how to run the System Update: I have no idea what he's talking about to tell you the truth. He describes something but it's clearly not the System Update program. All you have to do to run the System Update program is to hit the big blue "Update" button.

14) If you delete a file in Windows, you can go into DOS and retrieve it. If you delete a file on a Mac, you go buy Norton Utilities and it tells you you're an idiot with a Mac: I've never used Norton for OSX so I wouldn't know about the latter. But if he can get any version of Windows since Win98 to do anything worthwhile from DOS then more power to him. And if you're going to bring out the things you can do from the CLI, he should mention the underlying UNIX of OSX which lets you do all sorts of things.

15) He babbles something about not having any knobs on the bottom of the screen because the dock comes up and it's like boxing with your computer and the top is reserved for "the almighty apple": Yes, it makes as little sense as it sounds

16) He cries and says, "Mac killed my inner child": He kinda devolved at the end into mindless ramblings.
Hoc Est Qui Sumus: Killer Coding Ninja Monkeysdiscoflamingo on January 29th, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
I shouldn't respond, but your accusations bother me
Let's look at your accusations-

1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14 - Repeat after me - "The Plural of Anecdote is Not Data". His experience with Apples will be different than yours - it may even be inferior. I have never been punched in the face, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen.

3 - Cloverleaf(Cmd)/period doesn't do anything unless some particular program has it as a shortcut.

If all of the programs he uses have it as a shortcut, then he can consider it a problem.

He then says it's impossible to do with your fingers. I can easily do it with one hand on both desktops and laptops. Ctrl/Alt/Del, OTOH, really is impossible to do one handed on some laptops because the keys are literally on opposite sides of the keyboard

You are not him - he is allowed to have this action be difficult for him.

5 If you have a power supply issue, hitting the power button on the front of the computer may not shut your computer off - I have experienced this behavior on PC's, Mac's, and servers. On a PC, you can toggle the switch on the power supply itself, but on a Mac, that switch may not exist, so you have to pull the cord. We use some beige G2 computers at work (I don't know the technical Macintosh name for them), and they don't have a power button except for the one on the keyboard.

6 - Which is what he says, and then he complains about having to remove the battery.

8 - Inserting a CD into a Mac makes the CD automatically play: Um... and Windows DOESN'T do that?!

And his issue is finding out how to turn it off, not that this behavior exists.

9, 13 - He may not be a very technically savvy person - he does say that he is an editor. He can have issues running an operating system that more technically savvy people will not have.

12, 15, 16 - He's ranting - this video is not his 99 theses that he will nail to the door of 1 Inifinity Loop, Cupertino.
yodge: bwahayodge on January 28th, 2006 06:16 am (UTC)
tee hee, i thought it was funny. :D