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Windows 7: The 21st century guide to platform trolling: Windows edition


18 Oct 2010   #1
JMH

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The 21st century guide to platform trolling: Windows edition

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It is an unfortunate truth that the glory days of platform trolling are behind us. Where once we had an enormous variety of targets with their many foibles葉he legendary user-friendliness and rich capabilities of MS DOS, Apple's infamous low prices, Windows NT's svelte size and minimal hardware demands, IBM's memorable and effective OS/2 marketing campaigns, BeOS's rich selection of software, Linux's top-notch hardware support葉he computing world of today is so much more boring.

Those features that were once so important to the platform wars用reemptive multitasking, protected memory, and multiuser security, to name a few預re now taken for granted. No mainstream operating system goes without.

Things really took a dive with Apple's 2005 decision to make the switch to Intel processors. The company's long history of claiming, in spite of all objective data, that its PowerPC-based systems were not just as fast as x86 machines but substantially OMG-faster came to an end. The glory days of Photoshop bake-offs, those exciting demonstrations where Steve Jobs would strut around on stage and run a specially chosen set of Photoshop filters to show that the hardware he was hawking wasn't actually godawful, were at an end. After Thinking Different(ly) for so long, Macs were relegated to plain old PCs.

The combination of everyone getting operating systems that weren't completely horrid and everyone using the same hardware has, therefore, taken a lot of the passion out of the traditional platform wars. Platform warriors have not gone away葉hey've just moved on to the greener pastures of bitching about other people's smartphone choice: it's just unthinkable that someone would even consider getting a phone that is and/or isn't the latest iPhone/Android handset.
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