People dog them so much, but what do you guys really think?
Personally OSX, especially Capitan and the newer versions, are a pleasure to use, although I still love the Windows 10 experience and the like. The only drawback in my opinion is lack of support on certain programs from the Internet, stuff like Dolphin Emulator, many certain Steam games, and those kinda things (not even sure if Dolphin is supported, just using as an example).
I think the aesthetics are great. If the newest MacBook actually had some vents, I would consider getting it and BootCamping it and using as a daily driver (however my mileage may vary ). But the design just has drawbacks, and I don't like spending a crap ton on adapters.
What do you guys honestly think about Mac computers (excluding the Mac Pro). I know this has probably been a thread before, but what actually do you guys think?
I know there are trolls on the net and I know that some of you are going to troll this post. That's fine. I just need to say my piece.
Ive been watching Linus for a long time now. I literally watch every dag, usually while I'm working on a repair project. I find it informative and fun. So, after much hesitation, I decided to join the much-praised tech tips forum.
I'm sure that the majority of people integrate into the forums just fine and, doubtless, a lot of counter examples will be offered up to refute my experience: my noob experience has been unwelcoming. So much so, that if I didn't love the show so much I would not only retreat from the forum, but stop watching all together.
It started as nothing major, nothing I felt too discouraged about, just a lack of responses. That's something I expected, it's a natural response to new posters I expected. But, my experience this morning has left a bad taste in my mouth.
I wanted to make a new post on the raspberry pi 3 announcment. Like most on here, I'm looking for like minded people who share my interests. Seeing as my previous posts didn't generate much of a response (again, understandable), I opened the new post page and spent a good amount of time deciding what to say. In the end, I didn't say much, but what I had hoped would be enough to generate a discussion on the Iot possibilities with the new pi 3. It did garner responses, but not the ones I was hoping for.
Apparently, a long time poster had also posted an article about the pi 3 whIle I was compiling mine and took it upon themselves to tell me as such, rather brusquely. Being a new poster myself, I was unaware both of their post in the intervening time and the fact that posts on the same topic weren't allowed and apparently this was a reportable offense.
Again, being new here, I'm not sure why such a mistake on my part would generate such a brusque reponse as it did, but I did my best to diffuse the situation. I tried to explain what had happened and express my enthusiasm that they were also enthusiastic about the announcement. This did not engender a positive response.
Now, I know that some will take this as an extended diatribe on minor instance (i.e. butt hurt ) and for that reason I was really reticent to make any sort of statement. However, I really do love the show and want not only to be a part of this forum community, but to also see it grow. I understand that it is not a mandated responsibility of the community to be welcoming, to express understanding, or to be forgiving to misteps. It is, however, a self-defeating practice to maintain an acrid environment as it is only with community growth and participation that the forums and the show can continue to grow and succeed. Persons not part of the core demographic are just now being introduced to this community and that diversity helps improve the quality of the dialogue. To this end, it would be beneficial to be nice to noobs and perhaps ask moderators in particular to be aware of said noob status when interacting with members.
Thanks for reading.
Tldr; let's create a welcoming environment for noobs