First I would like to apologize to the rest of the newsgroup for getting carried away responding to the "Alias" troll. I will not reply to him/it no matter what posted, after all, never argue with idiots, they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience, or like the old saying, never wrestle with a pig, you both get muddy, and the pig likes it. Anyway... So, Mr. or Mrs. alias, this will be my last post responding to you. 1. You have real attitude and communication problems. I suggest seeking the opinion of a professional, may be testing for Tourette Syndrome or anger issues. 2. You need to grow up, and learn how to disagree without dragging the thread to personal attacks and flame wars. You claim to be old and having grand children, I doubt that, but if true, then you are stuck in your 2-4 grade years. 3. Linux is fabulous OS, no one questions that, but for the Desktop and for the average user, it is not the right choice, and if you disagree with this very well known fact, then you must be living in another world. 4. Macs are overpriced, and in my opinion (that lots of others agree with) are overrated. They have no unique hardware of software to brag about, the only advantage that they have over other platforms is their fanatic followers who would like to pay more for less. 5. Today, companies like Microsoft, Intel, AMD, Adobe, ...etc are the ones who set the standards, no matter how you or me or anyone else likes or dislikes one of them or all of them. 6. Open source software, while the price is right and are nice to have, do not, in most of the cases, come close to their commercial counterparts, as explained earlier to you (and went flying over your head) with given examples. 7. No one here is employed at Microsoft or something like that, so stop being a child and posting those worn out conspiracy theories. Finally, I suggest that you adjust your posting style and refrain from flaming and personal attacks, and then claiming that you were attacked when your flames were sent back to you. This will be my last post directed to you. Enjoy having the last word. And to anyone else, thanks for reading this far.