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

Olav Dahlum odahlum at broadpark.no
Fri Dec 9 17:20:40 CET 2011

On 09/12/11 16:40, Kamil Rytarowski wrote:
> 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.

You forgot the professional musician. After all, Microsoft Windows
only became interesting for them in the recent years, as most
software was MacOS only before that, or they was still on their
Atari's (both Steinberg's Cubase and Emagic (former Notator Logic) Logic
was originally only available on Atari. So to state that there was no
software for MacOS are a bit daft.

– Olav

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