Posted 19 September 2009 - 08:21 PM
[quote name='Grr8008' date='19 September 2009 - 07:38 PM' timestamp='1253414317' post='266596']
Grr, thank you for agreeing with me. Other users weren't so fortunate. They, in fact, were calling me "moron" and "idiotic". Even though I am only a teenager (16), I don't deserve that. I, unlike some other people here, am optimistic for the most part about criticism. And pessimism certainly isn't in my vocabulary unless absolutely necessary (when against violence).
Ok, I think you have to realize that some people might not be calling you that due to age. Age is not always a critical factor, although I have found that you usually don't want to put something like that out there. Almost nothing can be gained from that. And much can be lost. Anyway, some people just don't like to have their ideas challenged. You know the way that the Mac vs. Windows news discussions flare up. I find myself more of a mediator, because, as my avatar suggests, I like all OSs. I don't care which one I use as long as it works. They all have their pros and cons. However (And I'm guessing this is in PMs that you are getting these messages.) sometime you have to roll with the punches. And I think that you are pretty brave to put up a topic like this. It will garner you a lot of opposition. But I agree with you. And as many people as you get against you, you will certainly find people to stand with you.
Thank you for that. I have got to tell you that I sent a personal conversation to Evildave regarding the avatar you sent me. And Grr, I thank you for being the mediator in all of this. Agreeing with everyone is what I want. And I also find a lot of pros in both Windows and Linux (and Mac, from experience at school). So I really don't care what OSes reach the norm. I really like anything I can get my hands on. That's why, in 2007, I tried endlessly, continuing into 2008, to improve Windows Vista performance on my desktop (and had to build a new desktop besides). I really don't care what OS I have, as long as it's up with the times. Okay, maybe a ton of people are still holding on to XP, due to many compatibility issues. But that should change with Windows 7 and Virtual PC/XP Mode. I miss Windows 7 terribly as I have to mention, #1 features being the Taskbar and Windows Media Center. And I sure like the fact that Linux is free and is just as good as Windows. I really don't remember the Mac from school (it's been 4 years), but I heard it is good but locked. And if I had an Apple computer, I would seriously consider using Boot Camp to run Windows, OS X, and Linux all at the same time, since I would like all 3 of them equally.