Originally Posted by Naf Nasitra
Hey jackass, go back and read the thread. It's not a question of whether his comment is true. He just spent a few pages lambasting people for referring to computers running Windows as PCs, and then he referred to computers running Windows as PCs.
I understood your point, but the way you said this is wrong. ^ Computers running Windows ARE PC's. Just like Macs running OSX are PC's. And the Palm Pre is a PC. Etc.
A personal computer (PC) is any general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and original sales price make it useful for individuals, and which is intended to be operated directly by an end user, with no intervening computer operator.
I was "lambasting" people for trying to pretend that Macs are different, or superior to "PC's" (Which to them means the Windows operating system, but that has never been an accepted definition of the abbreviation PC until Apple made it so), when they are
, in fact, PC's. The difference is in the operating system, not in the hardware. Apple/Apple people like to obfuscate that particular point as part of their propaganda and I think it's stupid. Sometimes it's easy to get lazy and fall into that trap when one doesn't pay attention. It's still wrong though, whether I said it or not. I corrected myself.