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Talking about Mac OS

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Another frequently requested thing is to talk about Mac computers, not just Windows. I definitely agree with this. For the moment all the website has is a small FAQ post on that, because I have had no time to correctly handle the idea.

If you have concrete proposals for re-writes of the Why not Windows page, please step forward and discuss them here!

Olivier

PS: if you want to directly write html, you can use the download file for the whole website.

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point #2

Point #2 (no alternative)...
1. ...could be worded better. GNU/Linux is an alternative, so perhaps "lock-ins".

2. ...is the only one that doesn't apply to Macs (take BootCamp for example). Move it to the bottom and specifically say that this only applies to Windows.

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re: points about Mac
a thing wrote:

Point #2 (no alternative)...
1. ...could be worded better. GNU/Linux is an alternative, so perhaps "lock-ins".

This is true. I like the wording of "no alternative", as it is quite strong and matches the "no source code"; but this is obviously inspired by my readings at the moment.
"Lock-ins" is good, but in my opinion, not strong enough. There exists lock-ins, but they are not just accidental or occasional. The purpose is really to wipe alternatives off.
Can we build upon this title?

a thing wrote:

2. ...is the only one that doesn't apply to Macs (take BootCamp for example). Move it to the bottom and specifically say that this only applies to Windows.

This is right but isnt' the bottom point (Culture and Control) the most important, and the