RE: word of the day

Subject: RE: word of the day
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 16:11:27 -0500

I've been with Windoze (er... Windows) since there was a Windows... though there wasn't much reason to actually _use_ 1.x.
I ran GEM to be able to run a certain desktop publishing system on early Windows. I've learned to hold my nose.

I _have_ to use Windows XP at work, because that's what the company mandates, and they make life difficult for anybody trying to use Linux or Mac on their network. Their choice. It does mean that I'm conveniently unavailable when I'm not in the office. :-)

At home, I used Linux almost exclusively for ten years, but got a Mac laptop last year and have hardly touched Linux since. I got bootcamp (and now Parallels) to run Windows on my Mac, basically to be able to run ONE application (MadCap Flare).

I'll be installing Windows 7 as soon as I have a few hundred bucks I don't need... still under Parallels. The primary OS will remain OS X Snow Leopard.

Now, where DID I misplace my pocket protector?

Um, as I recall, the Mac commercials let the PC guy dis hisse'f. The Mac guy just carries on being reasonable, laid-back, and non-confrontational. Sorta the exact opposite of all the Mac fanboys of the world, but I just like the system, so I use it. Not the cool parts. . . the other stuff. :-)

- Kevin (nerd from way back)

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From: Ken Poshedly [mailto:poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net]
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 3:44 PM
To: McLauchlan, Kevin; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: word of the day

Keven,

Hmmm, by your own dig with misspellings underlined below, I get the idea that you really don't like the Windows operating system.

I assume you get a kick out of the tv commercials where the hip (and smug) 20-something Macintosh rep dishes (disses?) it out to the pc guy, portrayed as frumpy, pompous and hopelessly inept.

In the latest one I saw, the Mac guy even gets the girl.

Is it really that way and we Windows users are nerds with pocket protectors on the Dark Side?

Are there no downsides with Macs and their accompanying op sys, and are all their users are like the guy (and gal) on tv?
I'm not a Windows fanatic, but I just never see Windows users use misspellings and other digs against Macs in business and other serious discussions until someone like me points it out.


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From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Thu, December 3, 2009 2:57:35 PM
Subject: word of the day


(snipped)

Say you have a shell or command-line environment. Um, a command-line window in Windoze for example..

(more snipped)

You can either issue another of the special-purpose commands of this lingering utility, or you can say "exit" and find yourself back at (say) the Windoze command-line prompt (DOS prompt).




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