Most of you know next to nothing about Macs, after reading a few entries.
A. Macintoshes are upgradable. I'm sorry, is PCI/PCI Express not good enough for you?
B. Macintoshes are way faster than Winblows. It's been proven in benchmark test after benchmark test. Just because a computer has a higher clock speed doesn't mean that it's faster. Ever heard of CHIP STRUCTURE? Kthx.
C. Macintoshes were the /ORIGINAL/ personal computer. GET IT THROUGH YOUR FUCKING HEADS.
D. They aren't paperweights. I'm using a Mac right now damnit. Anyone with HALF A FUCKING BRAIN knows that Macs are useful. Your little Windows mags even use Macs in their art department. Mhm, that's right.
Miscellaneous points from others' entries:
"Then Bill Gates bought Steve Jobs out of NeXT" You've lost your mind. Apple Computer Inc. bought out NeXT under Gil Amelio's reign as CEO.
"Adobe abandoned them" Yes, that's why they still actively develop Mac apps. What a steel trap mind you've got!!
" Then OSX came out on a Linux platform" What the fuck? Stop being an idiot, you don't know what you're talking about.
You may have used Macs at some point in your lifetime, doesn't mean you know everything about them. Stop spreading BS.
" that cant run any good programs." Macs started the desktop publishing revolution, were the first computers to run Excel natively, were the first computers to run Photoshop natively ... the list goes on and on.
"Macintosh is an OS which no common people can find a use for," *SNORTSNORTSNORT* Even Windows magazine publishers use Macs in their art departments. Idiot much?
"out there" - I already responded to your little shitty entry. (: ^ there
"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." You are a fucking IDIOT. Just read above, kthx. And what the hell does granola have to do with Macs? You're obviously some high-and-mighty little egotist ... so please, get over yourself.
There, I pwned all your posts in just one single post! (: Kthx. < 333333
"I bought a Macintosh! I'm so happy, I can /finally/ get things done =DDDDDD"
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.
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.