i have found that people who point out who has a low IQ
Are inevitably morons
i Have a 147 iq . This in no way makes me less or more than any other person.
I use firefox. Not because its 'cool' but because it is not Microsoft
Microsoft is abysmal.
So much money and so pathetic an operating system
unfortunately. It owns
and that sux
if you want office- and user-friendly computers, you go with microsoft. If you want security and reliability... you go with one of the unix-likes.
Yes, it does suck to have one company in charge of 60% of the software market and conglomerated across many other markets to varying degrees without much of a desire to develop highly competitive products that is accessible for anyone with $40 and a working brain (like the highly-recommended-by-gareth FreeBSD) and instead sells heavily DRM'ed uncompetitive software for no particular reason except for the good graces of the bottomline.
For me, it also sucks to discover that I have more analytical intelligence and raw creativity than most of the people alive in the world today, to such an extent that I have difficulty relating to nearly all of the world's human populace. Such is life for Schizoid, Aspie, and HFA individuals. At most angles, I can see how easy it is to become a jaded elitist when your intellect and personal capabilities far surpasses that of your more easily-socialized peers. The "us vs them" mentality found amongst ND people makes a great of sense to me now that I have familiarized myself with many of its roots.
Let's not kid ourselves, however. Simply being intellectually gifted or even having the "better outcomes" of ASD OR even being as well socialized as any party animal is not enough to 'write the rules of human existence in your favor'. Most people devoutly believe that such power exists in the hands of an invisible sky-parent that "loves all" yet can somehow justify some of the most barbaric acts known to human history. The truth is... no one has the ability to live in a personal, escapist fantasy land. At least, not yet!
I seem to be one of the few people on earth who prefer Microsoft. We use Apple at uni and they are hopeless, since I've always used Microsoft, Apple just seems to me clumsy, slow and confusing.
Each to their own really. I've used many operating systems over the years. I know Windows very well because most of the computers I fix run windows. I know OS X very well because it's my preferred OS. I know Linux quite well because it's similar underneath but very like Windows when it comes to workflow and UI. There were some lovely OSes in the 80s and 90s but sadly they died a long time ago.
I find that between Linux, Windows and OS X each have strengths and weaknesses and it's up to the user to determine which is most appropriate for their uses.
Basically, which is why I posted this.