Folks, keep in my the GLOBAL context with Micro$oft
After reading a good deal of these remarks, including this one, I would urge pro-MS'ers to keep in mind that you can't just blame users for not researching first! Remember, MS owns 85% of the world market and probably 70% (at least of the HOME market). Now, of this 70%, at least half are general users. They may not know anything other than how to cut the thing on, get their email, use the net and print out an occassional Word document. MS has an obligation, by sheer market share, to make sure that even the casual user can successfully use their product without having to go to technical classes first!!!! Think MAC! So, for geeks, YES, they should have researched first, but for everyone else, they are bearing the brunt of a greedy-a$$, monopolistic behemoth that's scared they're gonna lose a dollar around every corner!!!!
Oh, by the way, I've used MS and worked MS since it was DOS. My degree IS in Computer Science, and I have CONVERTED to Apple and the MAC for 2 years running! Now that I have an Intel Mac Book Pro, I can run you all's OS better than YOU can. With absolutely NO "blue screens of death" or any other screen of death!
Everybody, do yourself a favor, if you can't afford a high quality Mac outright, then do like I did and buy a refurbished or older model. BTW, Apple totally re-guts a refurb and offers the exact same warranty as they do on their brand new models, all for at least 15-20% off!
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