[Mageia-discuss] Why Mageia isn't a "Lion Friendly" distribution?

Kamil Rytarowski n54 at gmx.com
Fri Dec 9 16:40:02 CET 2011

W dniu 09.12.2011 15:24, TJ pisze:
> On 12/09/2011 01:16 AM, Kamil Rytarowski wrote:
>> W dniu 09.12.2011 06:49, Johnny A. Solbu pisze:
>>> On Friday 09 December 2011 06:45, Kamil Rytarowski wrote:
>>>> where said that I don't care about patents?
>>> You implied it.
>> No, you impute it.
>> I more prefer classic PC for its price than corresponding Apple hardware
>> that is twice more expensive. And I'm not alone, I personally know
>> nobody who uses a MacBook - even if "mac" is _cool_, slim number of
>> people buy it.
> Gee, you should get out more. I know at least four here locally, and I 
> spend most of my time isolated on a farm. One is a cousin, another a 
> neighbor, and the other two are longtime fiends.
> One used to be a PC guy, then Linux, and now is an Apple fan. He still 
> likes Linux OK, but likes Apple better these days. (Shrug.) His 
> choice. He keeps trying to get me to buy a Mac. When I plead expense, 
> he points out that there are used/refurbished ones available, and that 
> there's a LOT of low-cost/free Apple software around.
> Aside from the above former Linux user and my brother, who uses what I 
> set up for him, I don't know any other local Linux users personally. 
> And quite frankly, I don't have a clue as to what most of the people I 
> know use, or even if many use a computer at all.
> TJ
I see, well in my country mainly some artists (like graphic designers or 
movie makers) use Macs - I met 3 persons (but I'm not a friend of them) 
who had these computers, one was a designer of web sites, the second a 
graphic designer and the third.. an eccentric.

http://ranking.pl/pl/rankings/operating-systems.html shows that around 
0,8% computers with internet access in my country run under MacOS.. and 
this is nothing (I can simply point maybe 100 PCs with MS Windows 
without internet access.. and I don't think that if someone has some 
money to spend, and buys Mac hasn't access to internet). Also I don't 
know the current situation very well nowadays on the market, but some 
years ago there was totally no software for Macs.. and this eccentric 
proffessor had to run everything under a virtual machine with Windows...

Well but this is a general off-topic here, my thesis is simple: usually 
people who don't have what to do with their wallets choose Macs. 
Probably in other countries Macs are relative cheaper and the situation 
is much different.

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