You guys are too funny! Ill informed, but funny none-the-less!
MM- YOU of all people should understand what Microsoft did for the internet and communications.
Nearly everybody thinks (incorrectly) that it was sheer greed that drove Mr Gates into making the best, most widely used OS on the internet. But rather he was one of the few, original visionaries in the very early stages of the internet who thought that if everybody was going to connect with each other, all the computers, and "the internet" needed to "speak the same language". It wasn't greed so much as it was his desire to have a functioning internet where we could all interface our systems and talk to each other. Where would we be or what would the internet look like if all the different brands had their own internet or only spoke their own language (I'm paraphrasing here)? What if only Apple computers could interface with other Apple computers? Remember the VHS, Sony Beta-max fiasco in the video rental business back in the day? It would be like that if the internet was not standardized and every computer manufacturer had a proprietary operating system or spoke a language (digitally!) that only the same brand computers could communicate with.
Some of you talk about it like there is just Apple VS PC, but PC represents HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS of different computer manufacturers.
My own computer for example, was built by me out of different brand components. Nearly anybody and everybody with a little computer know how now a days can build their own PC and they are nearly all different!
You can run a computer built on the PC platform and not be loyal, bound, or restricted to any particular brand or model.
"We" (those who build our own computers) do have more choices and more room to be an individualist than those "locked into" Apple brand computers.
And I never said that my goal was to be an individualist, but most "Apple drones" who flock to their products think that they are being individualist by using a computer that is not your average PC. It's them and you that are trying to be an individualist, not us PC people.
We just want functioning computers that play well with others! LOL!
 know  what* I mean ?
You have seem to be misinformed. You must just zone out when Apple news comes along. For years now MAC's have used Intel Processors. You can build what they call a hackintosh. A computer running MACOS using stock parts. I think also to be the individualist you would have to build everything from scratch (processor, memory, hard drive, OS, etc..etc..etc..) then I would consider you an individualist. I bet Sarah Palin uses a PC
Stony I have to admit now you are correct, I just found out I am what you would can an individualist. Follow the link below and type in Olean NY or Bradford PA for a search for all people who are certified by Apple. I am the only one, so you got me there. Yes I am an individualist I guess. https://i7lp.integral7.com/durango/do/pr/prSearch?ownername=apple&basechannel=default&channel=apple