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18. Re: Steam Community Beta Aug 16, 2012, 17:12 yuastnav
WaltC wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 16:55:
yuastnav wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 16:21:
A PC is a Personal Computer. A Macintosh is a PC. PC doesn’t automatically mean x86, damn it. Politically Correct.

A bit off topic, but I thought I would comment on this. While it is certainly true that "personal computers" don't have to be x86 to be "personal computers," or PCs, today's Mac is 100% x86 and has been for several years. The only substantive difference between a Dell and a "Mac" is the Operating System that ships with each. The Mac will natively run either of two x86 OSes ROOB, or both: Windows and OS X. The Dell runs Windows natively, too, and the only reason you won't find OS X on a Dell is because Apple has intentionally created that situation and has made it "illegal" (both in terms of law and software) to install OS X to any non Apple-branded x86 computer system. Again, Macs are 100% x86 today, so that quote is a tad out of date. (Not to mention the fact that today's "x86" is certainly not "your father's x86", either.)

That may be true but it's really bugging me when people say things like "A Mac and a PC" or "For PC, Mac and Linux" because it's really stupid. Macs are PCs and Linux is also an operating system that is used on PCs and it's really not that difficult to say "For Win(dows), Mac and Linux" or something like that.
This may be (at least partially) attributed to the old "I'm a Mac and I'm a PC" ads but that doesn't make it right (or clever).

But again, you are right.
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