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.
by get it straight September 11, 2006
an amazing alternative to windows, which uses color and design (GUI, actual exterior) to make the computor experience exciting
iMac, iPod, iBook, CUBE!
by e March 27, 2004
A computer superior in every imaginable way, although PC users are too stuburn to admit it.
PC user: DURP! UR MAC SUCKS! DURP!

Mac User: Why?

PC: ...DURP! IT DON'T WORK WITH LIEK TEH GAMES!

Mac User: Actually, Macs run Windows as well, and they use intel chips. So, my Macintosh can literally do everything your PC can and better. Plus it's pretty.

PC User: NOPE! U R WRONG! DURP! DENIAL IS FUN! DURP!
by I'm not in denial. January 29, 2007
A work horse computer, made for reliability and usability. Based on unix. Similar to a work truck, not the funnest thing to drive, but gets the job done and is always there when u need it. It is also used in creative projects, such as video editing, flash, websites etc. My pc may not have been as costly and may be alot more performance orientated, capable of playing all the latest games and programs. But sadly enough, sometimes, it just doesn't perform...
Most macintosh perspectives are based on outdated or misinformed opinions, common reference to those macs used in elementary school, those computers did suck, and are not to be confused with a modern OS9+ model powermac, which most people have never had the chance to operate. While both pc's and Mac's are both great computers in their own light, if u wish to go the extra mile and cash out a few extra bucks for a real reliable and secure computer, then my suggestion would be a macintosh. That or atleast a stable linux system.
1. My macintosh is just as fast as it was when i bought it 8 months ago. It was just as fast yesterday. It was just a fast today, and i think ill put my money that it will boot up tomorrow and be just as fast.
2. My pc may not boot due to failing hard drives, bios difficulties, bootloader failures....that and windows.
3."When my pc starts cussing me out, i just pull the plug and turn to my mac, thats if im not on it already."
4. The rolls royce of personal computers, sleek, powerful, well designed and reliable, Owner-" So what do i owe you?" mechanic " What are you talking about? Rolls royces dont break down"
by skallywaggsta February 22, 2006
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 computer you purchase when you are serious about your work.
My Windows computer wouldn't crash so much if it was a Macintosh!
by May Ouest February 12, 2004
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"
by Mac user gal April 04, 2006

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