“There are plenty of things OS X does very well, and better than any version of Windows. There are also some really boneheaded things. But honestly, the thing I hate most about using a Mac are the Apple fans. The old song and dance about the Steve Jobs worshipping, sycophantic, ‘thank you sir may I have another,’ nature of the Cult of Apple is true. And while it certainly does not represent all Mac users, there are enough bad apples (pardon the pun) to spoil the bunch,” Jason Cross writes for ExtremeTech.

“Yeah, I like working in OS X. I’m looking forward to Leopard. And yes, I find myself using Boot Camp a lot, spending half my time in Vista on my Macbook Pro. Both OSes have merits. Apple deserves plenty of credit for a lot of what they do, and genuinely puts out some great products. Hell, there’s nothing even close to the value, functionality, and elegance of iLife on Windows. But the more time I spend on the Mac, the more I end up interacting with a group of people who obviously and transparently treat their favorite company by a different set of rules than everyone else. And worse, don’t realize it or won’t admit it. To all you Mac users that are calm, rational, objective, and fair: god bless you. Now, could you please give the Cult members a hard kick in the ass? They’re making you look bad,” Cross writes.

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MacDailyNews Take: Has not Apple, since its inception, been treated and judged by the media, developers, and corporate IT by an entirely different set of rules than everyone else? Who here hasn’t heard the condescending, “Oh, you’re one of those, you use a Mac” from someone who’s never used a Mac? Perhaps the blind Apple hate exhibited for over two decades by certain members of the media and the corporate IT guys causes a certain reaction? Ya think? To all you Windows PC users that are calm, rational, objective, and fair: god bless you because you’ve obviously already switched to Mac. Now, could you please give the Mac-ignorant Windows-only PC Cult members a hard kick in the ass? They’re making you look bad. And, while you’re at it, Get a Mac. We tell you this for your own good.

There’s one thing we’ve found that’s markedly different between Mac cultists and Windows PC cultists: The ones on Macs have used Windows (at school or work) and chosen Mac because they believe it is superior, while those extolling Windows over Mac almost always have little or no familiarity with the Macintosh platform. Vocal proponents exist on both sides of the Mac vs. Windows issue, but we totally prefer those who’ve made an informed choice instead of no choice at all.