How much knowledge is needed for a chair holder?

I’m participating in a work group. This group gets together every 2 Months and discusses IT topics and problems within the enterprise. It’s the destiny of the chair holder to shout on a regular base against Mac products. “They’re all crap”, is just one example.  Of course everybody in the group tend to believe the highly decorated group leader, disregarding the fact he never owned a Mac Computer nor does he use any other Mac device. Ok, so far so good. This morning I was amused when the anticipation pairs with the lack of technical facts. Here’s the statement: “Mac software installs very complicated with lots of mutual dependencies. This makes it nearly impossible for decent administration.”

I’m not entirely sure if I missing here something (I’m using OSX, Windows, Solaris on a everyday base for years). I asked several “cracks and nerds” if they could list me essential differences comparing OSX and Windows. Despite the list is not very long and after a reduction to “real essential difference” the list became very short. One thing popping up is the missing registry in the OSX Operating System. A programm ist installed by copying the binaries into a folder. The program is removed by deleting this folder.

I recall the statement: “Mac software installs very complicated with lots of mutual dependencies. This makes it nearly impossible for administration.”

I strongly suggest for every emotional criticizer: Get to know the product first, then start shouting.

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