timmd909 writes "I was reading a post on Slashdot that was particularly flameful towards the guys at Apple. Yes, they charge a lot more for their stuff than The Others. True, there are a lot of sanctimonious Mac OS Xers that will shower you with platitudes. There are many other things "wrong" with them. On the other hand, I could spend hours defending them and the guys from Apple.
I am a Linux Nerd. I love Linux. I run it on everything, except my Macbook. Why do I have a Macbook? Is it to pick up snobby chicks with big breasts? Partly, but mainly because I just got my degree in graphic design. With graphic design, 99% of the people out there use Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. Those programs work best on a Mac. For me, it was simply a matter of executing my projects in the most efficient manner. Mac also works extremely well my Linux-dominated home network. Over a decade of Linux experience was immediately applicable to Mac OS X.
It has also come in handy once I convinced my parents to switch to a Mac. With them running a Mac, scp'ing and ssh'ing into their machine has been a great convenience. It has also helped bring my family closer together. My parents, my brother and I all have a Mac. Sharing data between us has become easy. For years, I used to have to provide a lot of tech support for my parents; now, they can figure out 99% of what they need to on an OS they've only known a few months. Ease of use, anyone?
My question to the community is, what are other Linux nerds' experiences with Macs? Why do people bash Apple so much? It's hardly the best, costs a lot, has its DRM issues at times, but it's still a very well done suite of interoperable products and technologies." top
TimMD909 writes "Once again, AOL is a subject of shame. Just look at this news article they have. The 1st picture shows a kid in some chicks arms. It also shows that some people really suck at Photoshop. Go ahead, look, laugh... and hopefully crash the webpage or email server(s).
Fire Destroys St Petersburg Cathedrawl Domes"