Red Hats: Make Your Pitch; or, What is Ubuntu and Is There a Good, Cheap, PC?
This post is the source of this one. Some people aren't very smart about computers; take me, for example. Just like some people aren't very smart about congenital heart disease or comparative Semitic philology. So... I should ditch Macs and get a cheap PC with Ubuntu? Why, exactly? Y'all know I hate consumerism and the rest of that shit, but I'm willing to listen, in a product by product consumer review based throwdown, from the smart people here. I'm as dumb as a six year old, in this. So don't lay thick with the jargon, act like a car salesman. I want to buy this machine, this OS, why... again? I'll let you all know who wins later, because it will be soon. Gmail quit on me today, so that's the final straw. I have no choice, I will pay this Rent. They are forcing me to do so; if you can make a suggestion for a person like me that's under $500 and will last for more than three years, that would be great and I would be eternally grateful.
Mac co-religionists: don't worry; I probably don't mean this. The thought of working on one of those filthy PCs is repugnant to me. I'm just sampling internet wisdom, the lifeblood of any blogger. I'll likely sleep with someone for money to pay for a used Mac before I'd buy a PC. But you know, the flame wars are fun. Because we always win. Heh.