I spent the better part of my day trying to figure out how to get my Windows 7 computer to install Service Pack 1 and all of the updates including Internet Explorer 10. The directions on Microsoft's website left something to be desired, but I eventually figured it out with some help from a few third party websites.
Had I posted my question on the trouble I was having on Facebook, at least one of my friends would have been compelled to respond with either of the following:
- Should have bought a Mac in the first place
- Just throw it out and buy a Mac.
Neither response would have been remotely helpful. If I had asked if I should buy a Windows based computer or Mac (or an iPhone versus Samsung Galaxy or an iPad versus a Kindle or Nexus) then stating you love your Apple product would have been an appropriate response. Instead, making a snarky comment when I am trying to get help for a product you don't own or like makes me think you are an arrogant jerk.
Is it in the End User Agreement that thou shalt tout the benefits of Apple at every opportunity or be haunted by the ghost of Steve Jobs? Do you get some kind of cash rewards for doing it?
I know not every Apple user does it. But, there are enough that do that I have no desire to ever own an Apple product for fear of turning into a Rhinoceros.