Originally Posted by RiponredTJ
Apple has defined computing as we know it today.
If you are talking about the GUI we have NLS and Xerox PARC to thank for that. Apple and Microsoft both borrowed from that. In fact Apple "stole" some of the PARC developers from Xerox, then paid off Xerox with pre-ipo stock.
The beginnings of Microsoft and Apple and all the goings on is a fascinating story..
I don't hate apple. I have several of their products. I love the Mac Mini for the size and convenience and I have been thinking about buying an Apple TV. When my son was little I bought him a Mac because it was so easy to use and hard to break, but once he grew up, he got something he could do more with.
PC vs Apple always starts a large battle on just about every forum. To the Apple people, I wish you nothing but the best. If you can afford to buy it and it works for what you need it to do, great. For me and what I do and what I need my computer to do, I need Linux or Windows and then VMWare on top of either of those.