PC users (and many Mac users) miss the central tenet of Macintosh.
The Macintosh was designed as an 'information appliance.'
It was never designed to be opened and messed around with.
The software has better 'integration' with the OS, an OS that wasn't 'shoe-horned' into a platform that was never designed to run a GUI to begin with.
Most Mac users can also use a PC, every PC user I know can't operate a Mac, normally down to the fact they can't find the 'Start' menu. (This makes PCs preferable to Macs in that toddlers (and my Dad!) etc know exactly where to begin.)
PC users DO tend to be much more intelligent than Mac users though, mainly down to the fact they can perform rocket science type stuff like open up their PCs and fit a new hard-drive or shove in some new RAM.
When I play a DVD, I dont expect to have to open up the player, mess around inside only to find my movie doesn't play 'cause I haven't got the correct drivers installed.
That's the point of Macintosh.
Plus virus, dialer-trojan, worm attacks (for Windows users only of course!)
PCs also have an inbuilt feature were they crash on purpose because a silly Mac user has tried to do something constructive with it.
PC/LINUX users? what's the point when you need to boot into Windows anytime you need to run an industry standard app? Games don't count as 'industry standard.'
(LINUX being a castrated UNIX of course - See MacOS X.)
There are indeed very few games for Macintosh!
(IBM also make expensive, feature rich, minimalist laptops.)
Intelligent PC user- 'Why don't you use a PC?'
Me- 'All my apps run better and faster on a Macintosh, my software is so well integrated with the OS I can meta-link systems from one app straight into an other (see Vannevar Bush and his vision of 'Hypertext', Ted Nelson - 'Xanadu' (not to be confused with ELO.) and Alan Kay for 'meta-media.')
If I really wanted to play games all day I would have purchased an Xbox/Playstation/Gamecube. And dont forget...we kick started (ahem!) 'affordable' DTP!'
Intelligent PC user- 'Oh'
Me- 'You PC users will have the last laugh though! Now that the Mac and PC (since Apples jump to Intel), are basically the same platform in different guises, I'm just waiting for the day Steve Jobs (sold up the river!) announces a jump to Microsoft Windows.
On that day I'm moving to IBM Thinkpad!'
The 10 reasons that Apple must think is imperative for making the change from a PC to a MAC can be found on their website. Of course if you have the time to read through all of them you realise that these 10 features or reasons have been standard with the PC a long, long, long time. Some of the reasons are just plain myths that Apple invented. Probably because they ran out of fabricated facts.more...
So take the journey through the 10 commandments of a mac-enthusiast and enjoy their naive attitude towards personal computing.
1. The Mac... It just works
This is maybe the ultimate reason a mac owner will give you to explain why it's superior to a PC. The mac owner will tell you that all people that own macs are really satisfied with their computers and would never switch back. This is ofcourse not true.
The mac owner will also tell you that with a system from Apple you will never have to think about drivers, upgrades or anything. A mac is perfection itself when delivered. Atleast according to their standard. Many macs can't even be upgraded. So what you buy is what you get. Expect your system to be outdated within 1-2 years.
Apple also states: "Only with a Mac do you get an operating system built by the same people who built the computer it runs on.". Actually Apple's Mac OS X (the operating system) is not based on their own technology, but by the technology of freeBSD. Apple's own capabilities in form of creating an operating system have been demonstrated in previous ve...
The computer for the rest of them...
Those that can, do, those that can't use a Macintosh.
Macintosh is an OS which no common people can find a use for, and therefore it is used in elementary schools because no decent game company/programmers would waste a second of their lives even considering to create a Mac-compatible version of their programs, thus creating a distraction-free learning environment for 10 year olds.
Principal: Yeah we're recieving those new Macintosh computers today. From what I hear even less programs than the older version are compatible on it.
A computer, also known in short as "Mac". very easy to use but not many programs available for it, and useless for gamers. Some schools may have it for it's basic functions.
Bob: Name ONE thing you're PC can do that my Macintosh can't.
Me: Right click.
A large expensive paperweight typically favored by granola lovers and those who prefer not to be able to use a computer for anything worth while.
"Oh good, you have a Macintosh. Your work papers will never be blown around when the fan is on AND you never have to worry about buying any computer programs, since there are none available."
A "computer" that doesn't have shit hot stats and is not normally upgradable, making it useless to gamers, and due to a different interface, cannot be used in the workplace efficiently, making it useless to those that have a job.
Considering the fact that gaming and working are the only two plausible applications for a computer, macs are entirely useless. They can browse the internet, but then again, so can cell phones. Some say these are "media computers" having programs designed for media editing and such, but considering that even the mac word processor is a microsoft program, this arguement doesn't have much weight.
Given, they do look cool, but PCs, being upgradable, have far surpassed mac in the 'looks cool' category.
Also, the statement that PCs crash often isn't true. PCs don't just crash, the users cause them to crash. Mac users not able to cope with the fact that PCs are better try to use one, cause it to crash, and blame it on the system. PEBKAC
Mac user: "The new Macintosh for $1200 is better than any PC."
Rational person: "Wait ten days, then try to say that again."
(Also known as a "Mac") A raincoat (the first) named after Charles Macintosh, a Scottish chemist who in 1822/23 patented a method for making waterproof garments using rubber dissolved in naphtha.
Its raining cats and dogs outside lucky I brought my Macintosh.