jrife0 wrote:Does anybody else get annoyed when people think PC is a synonym for windows? I do.
I agree. It is annoying.
I have had PCs with Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows. None of them were Apple brand. I know people with Apple brand computers who only run Linux or Windows.
I have heard people call Apple brand computers with Linux Macs, and Dell, HP, white box, homemade, etc. brand computers with Linux PCs.
Legality is pretty much the only thing that maintains the separation for me.
Woegjiub wrote:Because then we can't do ... GNU/Linux.
Or, we can just redefine Linux as GNU/Linux. I like the term GNU/Linux, but most people will not deal with that term. Linux is simpler.
Is there any obstacle to that? Is Linux used in any other context? Could it even be used in any other context? (well, I guess I am massively ignorant, so I should not be so sure of that)
Turtlewing wrote:Really it's just a matter of Apple's branding and vertical monopoly creating the illusion that they are different while simultaniously Microsoft's horizontal near-monopoly makes the rest of the industry look homoginized,
Good explanation. The Apple vs everything else comparison really does break down quite frequently, though. That's one of the problems with it.
The difference in parts is nonexistent, though, basically.
Turtlewing wrote:Except, because of the lockdown, there ... in termonology.
Honestly, having operated on a number of laptops and desktops, the internals are almost identical. They are all made in the same factories in Taiwan. The only difference is that for desktops Apple sets a higher threshold for throwing out the bad ones, so they are somewhat more reliable. Macbook Pros also do have better battery life than basically all other laptops in the same category, but they are no longer lighter (until you get to 17"). I am just looking at Consumer Reports, though. There are so many brands excluded from their ratings that completeness cannot be assumed.
My honest guess is that Apple uses better quality batteries, but I have no idea why Macbook Pros get better battery life. Macbook Airs do not, also. Perhaps it has to do with the LCD. That's actually somewhat more plausible.
Woegjiub wrote:I'd argue that it... to "a PC or a mac"?
You do see Alienware fanboys, though.
uiri wrote:Most ... apples.