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Old 01-15-2008, 05:40 AM
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Re: Why buy a Mac?

I use a Mac here at my work exclusively. At home I use a PC exclusively.

I've been building and using computers for about 20 years now (started when I was 6 to be honest) and you know what the computer is only as good as the user.

If you buy/build a windows system and you use it like a complete retard (click on every e-mail attachment, click on pop-ups, no anti-virus/firewall, no updating of your OS, and so on and so forth) then I agree, it crashes ALL the time, it's terrible and doesn't do anything as easy as a Mac.

However if you act responsibly, update everything (yes that involves buying your software) then you're looking at a completely different picture. In the year I've been using Vista I've had a grand total of 0 crashes. In XP I can clearly recall having 2. And the great thing about my PC is that I can run Photoshop and lots of other great programs, but if I do need to do my invoicing and don't want to buy an expensive program I can download a nice program call OpenOffice, for free.

Did you get that Mac fans? Something on your computer that's FREE?

PC has a huge userbase, it really does, so that also means that there's a lot of free software out there. Most of it terrible, but some of it really good.

The Mac has stuff you can pay for, and then there's the stuff you can buy.

Not to mention the fact that everyone's overlooking: For a 2800 dollar computer (the cheapest one) you get a ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory video card. That's a shockingly cheap/not very good card.

Macs are great computers, they really are.

They don't do anything that I can't do on my PC. Except I can do it cheaper. The only problem is that I need to be aware of my computer and spend at least 5 mins every week making sure my computer is in good shape. And you know what if I don't update my PC it can last me 40 years easily. Except I choose to upgrade certain parts, because it makes my machine faster and better at an even smaller price then buying a whole new one.

And dual-booting is an option, however Mac people don't like windows it would seem from this thread so I ask you this:

How the hell do you expect me to play a game on a Mac? Really.
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:08 PM
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Re: Why buy a Mac?

you wanna talk abut free? garageband, idvd, imovie, iphoto..if i really want to play games i could, but an xbox or playstation is so much more enjoyable as we can play them on my 37" tv...
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:19 PM
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Re: Why buy a Mac?

Oh man, I just watched the guided tour of the new MacBook Air. Sweet!

Here's the AD.

And here's the Guided Tour
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:21 PM
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Re: Why buy a Mac?

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And the great thing about my PC is that I can run Photoshop and lots of other great programs, but if I do need to do my invoicing and don't want to buy an expensive program I can download a nice program call OpenOffice, for free.

Did you get that Mac fans? Something on your computer that's FREE?
Interesting example, given that there's a Mac version of OpenOffice.
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:35 PM
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Re: Why buy a Mac?

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Oh man, I just watched the guided tour of the new MacBook Air. Sweet!

Here's the AD.

And here's the Guided Tour
Sweet IS the word, Swampy! Thanks for the link to the ad; I'd read about how Jobs introduced it -- "Always a showman, Jobs unwound the string on a standard-sized manila office envelope and slid out the ultra-thin MacBook Air notebook computer to coos and peals of laughter from disbelieving fans at the conference...", and now I've seen it for myself!
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:25 PM
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Interesting example, given that there's a Mac version of OpenOffice.
Wow, that's thin. Too bad they went with a gradiented slope instead of a hard cut off like on the edges of their other macs - I personally prefer that.
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:13 AM
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Re: Why buy a Mac?

Why buy a Mac ?

I you have to ask . . . . . . .
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:05 AM
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Re: Why buy a Mac?

$1700 for a thin laptop.....i still don't understand what they were thinking with that?

doesn't have a cd slot!!!! who the hell is gonna spend 1700 on a laptop without that!

i have my super cool ultra thin laptop, light as a feather, oh and here is my external drive! i have to carry that around. so i don't get what they were going for with this one. defeats the purpose. should have sold for $700.
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:09 AM
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$1700 for a thin laptop.....i still don't understand what they were thinking with that?

doesn't have a cd slot!!!! who the hell is gonna spend 1700 on a laptop without that!

i have my super cool ultra thin laptop, light as a feather, oh and here is my external drive! i have to carry that around. so i don't get what they were going for with this one. defeats the purpose. should have sold for $700.
The laptop is obviously not targetted at the bargain hunter x_x
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:17 AM
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Re: Why buy a Mac?

you're right stephen.....it's basically aimed at the iphone freaks! that whole crowd will eat it up.
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