OK- to all of you guys dissing the mac you are ABSOLUTELY WRONG! before you start attacking it, have you ever actually had one before? sure, they crash sometimes- all computers do. but there's a lot more to macs then what the windows users who think they know everything are describing.
if you like your ipod, keep in mind that it's not the only thing apple knows how to do right.
-does your windows laptop/desktop have a built in camera above the screen for video chatting and taking pictures and videos with ur friends like a photo booth?
-does your windows laptop/desktop come with a remote control so you can play music, movies, pictures and more from across the room?
-does your windows laptop have a backlit keyboard?
-does your windows computer look anywhere near as hottt as apple's designs?
-can you download and open EVERY email and file without worrying even a little bit about getting a virus? there are 8 known mac viruses, and over 20, 000 windows ones! yes- that's a real fact.
-and let me also ask why all the people who are computer geniuses and web programmers and scientists and musicians and artists all use macs?
-can you type anything in a convenient search bar and your computer automatically searches inside all your documents, files, your music, your pictures, every single piece of information on your computer for items matching that search?
-can you click on the application dashboard and have all your widgets pop onto the screen (one for the weather forecast, one that uses your camera to provide you with a mirror, dictionary, calculator, calendar, and a family guy quote, and anything else you can possibly think of) and then with one click have it all disappear again?
-can you press one key and have all the windows you have open appear miniturized on your screen so you can pick the one you want quickly and easily?
seriously- apple just works. everything about it MAKES SENSE. things are where they are supposed to be. the computer is not a maze of unknown depths, but a space that you know your way around.
don't judge. just let people use the computers they feel most comfortable with. i just felt that apple was being really maligned by other people on this site. don't judge other operating systems, especially apple, without using one for more then just now and then... once you actually spend a little time on a mac, you will come to really value all the little short cuts available that save you sooo much time and energy, and just make the simplest things easier. whenever i use my windows computer, i find myself trying to use shortcuts from the mac that just aren't possible on windows! or wishing i had a certain application from mac... as for you gamers- apple is continuing to improve gaming graphics, compatability, etc... in fact, if you go into the apple store you will see hundreds of games compatible with the mac...plus you can effortlessly use the windows os on macs now anyway.. so all windows games now compatible with boot camp ... but seriously gamers- get a life.
Macintosh is not just a brand- it's the computer that will make all other computers pale in comparison.
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.