"The arguments you are making on my behalf are not arguments I am making to the point that you actually need to force words into my mouth to make your view fit. Repeatedly. It is clear that you are entirely unwilling to even listen to what I am…"
"Take it as a compliment, then. You are the biggest Mac and Photoshop enthusiast I've ever encountered. Really. I'm speechless. You stand by these products so staunchly maybe you should become one of those evangelists you were mentioning…"
"Seriously? Who gives a rats ass anymore? Last I looked CNET and ZDMedia were talking about the demise of the desktop at the hands of mobile hardware. My lab teacher told us in 1986 that miniaturization was the wave of the future and battery…"
"Exactly. People pay for style. It's not that a Mac lacks substance necessarily. But there's the perception of both style and substance with a Mac that a Windows PC is sorely lacking (mostly on the style side).
Brand trust is a big…"
"Of course they're willing to pay. But how do they know Photoshop is the superior product? They don't. They assume it because Adobe is a trusted brand. Why do so few bother to try GIMP despite that it's free, even…"
"I'm with you on this one, Richard, but only partway. The Linux cliques do exist, right along with the arrogance and snobbery and the people who don't know what soap is. One of the things I dislike about IT departments is the lack of social…"
"That's easy, Kris. Look into a mirror. How much time have you spent selling Photoshop in this thread? Haven't you been insisting that people should be spending $600 for Photoshop, even when you yourself think it's not worth it or that…"
"Oh, I can't disagree with you at all about how hostile Microsoft has been to Linux. I had problems with first setting up my machine as multiboot. I run a (yes, increasingly antiquated) HP G56 machine and the partitioning system that came…"
"Gimp lags photoshop developments as a general trend. That's the reality. It's a remarkable product given that it is free, yet it is inferior. Typically, Photoshop has features out one or two release cycles earlier and refines them…"
"I used to do volunteer service work at an Einstein Bros coffee shop in St. Louis that was operated by the downtown Marriott hotel. I was good friends of the store manager and I could use the machines without prior purchase and often from store open…"
"Neither do I. Pay all you want for those benefits. Enjoy.
I'm simply pointing out that I have no issue with getting something free of charge and then deriving the same benefits or superior benefits from it. In fact, I think it's…"
"I didn't spend that much on either, and I've seen my return on investment several times over. Need has to be evaluated in the context of the objective, otherwise it just gets silly. In the context of my computer usage, things which do not…"
"Friendly conversation, Kris.
Sure, we can spend $3500 on a Mac, $600 on Photoshop, and $9 on a Starbuck's grande latte with a triple shot. If we want to. But is it really a "need"?
From what I've seen in the last 25 years:…"