To the discussions between saying Linux to refer to the kernel or the complete operating system instead of using the designation GNU / Linux, this new battle that comes from afar and has led me to make this reflection is now joining. And it is that in many video game websites, such as Steam, or software, distinguish between PC, Mac and Linux…. ?
The first thing, the distinguishing between PC and Linux is a huge mistake, but very common in the world of video games, since they are not different platforms. A PC (Personal Computer) can have both Windows, as some system based on Linux kernel, BSD, etc. The correct thing to do would be to distinguish between Windows and Linux, but never between PC and Linux.
But there is something that has me even more intrigued, and it is the distinction that everyone seems to make between Mac and PC. Before at least used PowerPC microprocessors instead of Intel's x86. But now even that doesn't differentiate them. And PC as I say, is the acronym for Personal Computer, what happens that Macs are not personal computers? Perhaps in the past it made some sense, something that has been diluted over the years.
Un Mac has an Intel microprocessor Like any other PC, it has AMD graphics cards like any of the non-Macs you have at home. You can install a Linux distribution and even Mac OS X can be installed on a PC…. Then? Why differentiate them?
If they used another family of microprocessors (SPARC, the disappeared Alpha or the PA-RISC, the fashionable ARM, the PPC as before, ...) or if they had a completely new architecture, perhaps it would be justify them differentiate them from a traditional IBM PC. But without these differences, it seems to me that it is a mere tantrum by Apple against IBM and for making its products more "exclusive".
In my opinion it is the perfect excuse to “cascarte” thousands of euros or dollars for a technology equal to the other cheaper alternative. Because if there is one thing that distinguishes a Mac from a PC, it is in the high price of computers on the block. The rest? Pure marketing and deception to make users pay more.
In addition, luxury sellsAlthough it may seem strange, if you put two products, one at a low price and the other extremely expensive, you will probably be surprised that the expensive one sells more ... Maybe the cheap one reaches the masses who cannot afford anything else, but let me explain .
I don't know if you have ever seen these experiments that they do at the foot of the street where they give to taste two supposed wines (or another product), one of better quality than the other. Those who give to try usually carry out this study by indicating to the tasters that the bad (cheap) wine is more expensive. The surprise is that almost everyone chooses the supposedly expensive wine as the best without knowing that they are actually choosing the worst of them. Why? Well, ask who prefers to buy a Mac over a PC….