OT: The semantics of the terms PC/Mac

Steve Flynn anothermindbomb at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 21:00:11 UTC 2009

On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 8:53 PM, Cybe R. Wizard
<cyber_wizard at mindspring.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Sep 2009 14:22:43 +0100
> Steve Flynn <anothermindbomb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Given that I'm a multi-platform developer, I consort with all of the
>> vendors who produce all of the operating systems I work on. What is
>> your point?
> My point is, in not understand what the, "massive problem," with Windows
> is, you seem to be missing the fact that Microsoft has repeatedly been
> convicted of criminal activity both here in the US and abroad.

That's not any kind of problem for me to be honest.

I don't actually see how Microsoft being convicted of anything, either
in the UK, the USA or anywhere else for that matter has anything to do
with the stability of the platform... if you recall, that's what I was
discussing. Not really sure where you made the leap to "consorting
with known criminals".

I spent several years working for the UK Government - guilty of
breaking their own laws on many occasions. I don't lose any sleep over
it. I also worked for IBM - a company who flogged a load of their
punched card readers to record details of the Holocaust... likewise, I
don't lose any sleep over that. We call this "perspective" in the UK.

> I don't know about you but I don't care to be associated with known
> criminals.

I suggest you move out of the US then... you're completely surrounded
by known criminals.

Regardless, I don't feel there is anything more to be gained from
discussing this - I'm discussing the apparent, perceived (in)stability
of Operating Systems - feel free to join in at any stage.

When one person suffers from a delusion it is insanity. When many
people suffer from a delusion it is called religion.

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