In one of Chris’ latest blog articles, he directly names people by their usernames just to substantiate his pseudo-stalwart defense of Apple. He was addressing users of another blog, but these are the same people who come to Chris’ own site.
Chris stated verbatim that a user by the name of “esteban” was a “…13 year-old Digg user who has never purchased his own machine, pirates all his software, and brags about his FPS in random gaming forums”. Good job, Chris! That’s a great way of educating your own community!
Next he goes on to bash Balboa Peterson by saying “Oh, god… where do I begin with this child?” Wow, Chris.
To anyone who’s watched Chris’ Ustream channel, one wonders why he uses Windows Vista at all. He continually champions OS X and Apple at any given instance and more or less ignores Windows users entirely. If anyone dares mention Windows in his chat room they are instantly blasted with “Get a Mac! Get a Mac! Get a Mac!” His chat room is supposedly for tech help. Honestly said: Don’t go there unless you think Steve Jobs is the best thing since cushioned toilet seats, otherwise you’re doomed to encounter the b.s. spewed forth by Mac zealots and will receive no help whatsoever.
Chris, if you think you’re so great that you can openly bash people in your own community who don’t use Apple computers with OS X – stop using Windows and stop talking about it. Let those of us with a truly helpful nature assist people who use that OS instead of adhering to Apple dogma.
And yes, that means get rid of all your Windows machines. If you’re so hot on Apple, take your own advice and make the leap yourself instead of trashing your own community. You talk the talk, but you don’t walk the walk. Either get busy throwing all your Windows machines in the trash or, as the majority of the Mac zealots in your chat room most often say to Windows users, STFU.
NOTE FROM DAVID RISLEY:
While the above was written by Rich, I admit I was surprised to see your rant so personally ripping computer users like that. Listen, Chris, you have been using Windows almost your entire computing life. You built up Lockergnome itself by recommending things to WINDOWS users. For you to so openly bash Windows users is not only kicking the ass of the people who built you up, but it reeks of hypocrisy. I respect you highly, Chris, and you do good work. But, that is very disappointing, and is one of the MAJOR reasons a lot of Windows users beware of using the Mac.
Chris, you should cover all aspects of technology and HELP people. That includes Apple, Linux and yes, Windows users. If you think Windows users need to seriously consider the Mac, then make it clear why, not bash them over the head with their own supposed stupidity. That’s not help or support.
You might have been addressing visitors of another site, but those are indeed the same people who often come to YOU for help. Don’t bash them. Educate.
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