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That was when Mac users used to mock Windows for being a GUI perched on top of a character-based operating system.

They generally dropped that line when Mac OS X became a GUI perched on top of a character-based operating system.

Oddly, Mac users have also stopped mocking Windows users for having Intel processors, for not using SCSI and whatever else made Macs special before they turned into a variant of Windows PCs.... ;-)




Every OS has chauvinistic users, but there's nothing to be gained by trotting them out for strawman arguments.

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Sense of humor failure?

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I don't think so. I just believe, from long observation, that this line of thinking goes nowhere, but generates a lot of words on the way. (e.g., look around this thread ;-)

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No, this is HN, where you have to be careful with your Godwin's Law. Particularly when it comes to humor wrapping a weak point.

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Pah. I'm old enough to remember DOS users mocking mac users for using GUIs and mice.

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I've heard tales of woe from old geezers of having to toggle their pdp8 bootloader in with panel-switches, in the snow, uphill, both ways. In a related matter, I have it on good authority that this very website runs on a computer only slightly more modern than the pdp8. http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5229488

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Thanks for posting that, I hadn't seen that thread... Best pg response ever :-)

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Actually, some DOS users would mock Windows users for the same reason... ;-)

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