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Old 05-05-2009, 02:17 PM   #31
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Thanks, Aspire! I'm definitely going to look into getting one of those this summer. Cool little things!

Slow: Yeah, Compiz puts Aero to complete shame. Aero doesn't even really DO anything, and it takes up 4 times the resources that compiz uses at full tilt. Like I said, I've wowed a LOT of people with Compiz. Almost always Windows users.

I find that Win users are very receptive to Linux; they are always happy to listen to my speech, eagerly watch the compiz demos, and sit there and say "wowwwww"... then they pelt me with questions, and 9/10 times I end up emailing a link to ubuntu.com

Mac users, on the other hand, have a stick up their ass about it. I think they're bitter... I don't know what their problem is, but they HATE being showed up by Linux on all fronts. They take personal offense to it. I can tell that they're burning with jealousy, but they try their best to conceal it. They just sit there and scowl a lot. heehee.

There's something ultra-satisfying about it all the same.
 
Old 05-05-2009, 02:31 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by OneCoolPenguin View Post
Thanks, Aspire! I'm definitely going to look into getting one of those this summer. Cool little things!

Slow: Yeah, Compiz puts Aero to complete shame. Aero doesn't even really DO anything, and it takes up 4 times the resources that compiz uses at full tilt. Like I said, I've wowed a LOT of people with Compiz. Almost always Windows users.

I find that Win users are very receptive to Linux; they are always happy to listen to my speech, eagerly watch the compiz demos, and sit there and say "wowwwww"... then they pelt me with questions, and 9/10 times I end up emailing a link to ubuntu.com
What I think you're getting is the crush effect. They see what appears to them to be a sweet OS with all the fixins and trimmins. But they don't immediately realize the implications of moving to Linux from Windows. They end up facing a learning curve, and many will ultimately return to Windows because the greener pasture was a bit hard to swallow.[/QUOTE]

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Mac users, on the other hand, have a stick up their ass about it. I think they're bitter... I don't know what their problem is, but they HATE being showed up by Linux on all fronts. They take personal offense to it. I can tell that they're burning with jealousy, but they try their best to conceal it. They just sit there and scowl a lot. heehee.
I'm not sure what that is. Probably a Mac following, just like Linux users who say they'll never use Windows or Mac. I've used OSX and find it pretty nice, if different. I've never witnessed a crash in OSX, and it seems to run pretty smooth. The systems are fitted out with just about any mainstream application type they can come up with, and are commercially supported. Apple seems to have a pretty solid (if not stolen) OS in place, and I don't particularly blame users for liking it for all its features.
 
  


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