Playful Pokes at the PC (i.e., Its Primary OS)
Just 'cuz bugs outnumber humans, does that make them better?
Windows ... of Opportunity?
It's all too typical for Mac users to bash Windows, and vice versa. I support both platforms, although I prefer doing creative work on the Mac. That said, the Mac isn't perfect: except for the newer Unix-based version of the Mac (i.e., OSX, which came in 2001), memory management and protection in the classic Mac OS (up through 9.2.2) is inadequate, and its cooperative multitasking pales in the face of the pre-emptive offerings of many other platforms. Still, it has long had the best user interface, including beneath the surface, making it a more fluid work environment. Despite the overwhelming market penetration of the Windows platform, nothing about it excels; it is derivative at best, and mediocre in execution in almost every area.
So let the jokes begin, I guess. Bill Gates is none the worse for wear.
The software box said I needed "Windows95© or better" so I bought a Mac.
"Intel© Inside": The world's most widely used warning label.
"Never ask a man what sort of computer he drives. If it's a Mac, he'll tell you. If not, why embarrass him?" Tom Clancy
DOS-based computers, manufactured by companies such as IBM, Compaq, Tandy, and millions of others are by far the most popular, with about 70 million machines in use worldwide. Macintosh fans, on the other hand, may note that cockroaches are far more numerous than humans, and that numbers alone do not denote a higher life form. New York Times, November 26, 1991
I don't do
"Usually Mac users are able to solve most of their problems without any "help from us." BellSouth ISP Tech Support
Customer: "I'm running Windows98©."
Tech Support: "Yes."
Customer: "My computer isn't working now."
Tech Support: "Yes, you said that."
Windows98© 32-bit extensions and graphical shell for a 16-bit patch to an 8-bit operating system originally coded for a 4-bit microprocessor, written by a two-bit company that can't stand one bit of competition.
An anecdote from the 8/4/98 QuadList serve:
"I just started a new job, Monday morning I go in and fire up my lovely new Wintel Box, it makes a few noises and then tells me "Unable to find Keyboard. Please press the
Designation at a PC help site: Diagnosis "PEBKAC" "Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair."