[svlug] "Windows Refund"
marc_news at merlins.org
Fri Jan 22 15:04:44 PST 1999
On 20 Jan 1999 14:59:24 -0800, Lisa Meserve <pooka at intrex.net> wrote:
> you could change the context of the software from microsoft to
>apple. when you buy a mac, you cant get it without macOS. if you say you
>arent going to run macOS, they will say, "what?!". when my dad bought his
>imac he got a bundle of software that he won't use; but that he had to
There is still a big difference: Microsoft doesn't make PCs, nor did they
invent it. They forced most users of PCs to use their OS.
Apple made the machine, and the OS that comes with. Just like you usually
buy an indy with Irix on it, and a Sparc with Solaris on it (yes, I know,
digital is the exception).
It's the same difference than Ford only selling cars with stereos inside,
and Sony forcing Chevrolet to sell all their cars with a sony CD player
"Microsoft is to software what McDonalds is to gourmet cooking"
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