Crisis Averted – I Fought A Computer Virus And Lost…

So, if you’ve been a fan of the official Jr. Jellybeans Twitter page, you’d know why I haven’t been writing the past couple of days: I contracted a nasty computer virus and had to delete my Windows Partition (I use a Macbook).

Overall, I have to say that I really don’t like Macs.  It’s an odd system that doesn’t have a lot of easy-to-use programs.

Take, for example, the free Photoshop alternative, Gimp.  I guess it started life as a Windows only application, but, there’s a way to use it in Mac… IF you have Wine installed.  Wine is a program that allows Windows XP programs to be run natively on a Mac.  The funny thing is that in order to use Wine, you have to work with the Mac Terminal (the equivalent of the Command Prompt).  I find it really odd to be typing things out in todays day and age… it’s, like, how the fuck are people still dicking around with the Command Prompt in the year 2010?  I thought operating systems were created for a reason…

In any case, I’m trying to get used to using Mac programs and it’s going okay.  For example, I switched Photoshop and it’s not a bad program but I still find Gimp to be much more intuitive.  In addition, using Flash CS5 is MUCH slower on my Mac (though this might have something to do with the fact that my computer specs are kind of low).

Overall, I guess this is just an opportunity to remember to ALWAYS back up your system and not visit porn sites too often.  The only problem with that is that I only have one hard drive and I don’t really feel like doing an online backup support sort of deal.

And, I like watching porn…

I hear that Macs get less viruses, however, so maybe switching over isn’t such a bad thing.  Still, I miss Windows XP like an old childhood friend that has moved away.  I guess it’s just that, sometimes, you have to grow up and move on with your life even at the expense of your friends…

Nah, I’m just fucking around.  I really don’t enjoy Mac and I’m a bit upset at myself for jumping on the bandwagon when I did.

Macs blow…

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I’d like to point out that one of the reasons why  I wasn’t able to fix my computer was because the fucking CD drive is broken on my Macbook.  Apparently, this is a well known and common problem with Macs (I read somewhere that 10 % of Macs suffer from this) and repairing the drive can cost around $600.  Luckily, it’s really difficult to repair a CD drive for a Mac anyways…

Macs blow…