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Old 01-11-2006, 10:29 PM   #21
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If macs are so much better than pc's then how come they don't sell very well and apple only has a small market share in the pc industry? case closed.

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Old 01-11-2006, 10:59 PM   #22
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The main reason is they are like the old Atari systems. If it was not made for the system then it wouldn't work. Hopefully now with Intel cpus that problem will be easier to get around.
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Old 01-12-2006, 05:59 PM   #23
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If macs are so much better than pc's then how come they don't sell very well and apple only has a small market share in the pc industry? case closed.

I hate to break it to you, have you see the percentage of people converting over to mac? and compare that to the amount of people changing from mac to pc!
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Old 01-12-2006, 06:04 PM   #24
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It's because they're competing with microsoft, and those bastards will do anything to keep the competition down.

If Apple made a mac that had everything windows had (gaming capabilities etc) I would be one of the first to get one cos I really hate Microsoft, all it seems to be is 'we don't care what you want, you're gonna have what we give you'.

And also it seems like they're trying to take over your computer, I uninstalled service pack 2 cos of all the security centre crap, plus it slows down your internet.

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Old 01-12-2006, 06:15 PM   #25
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I am apposed to people trying to control things. Thats why I got into the whole "hacking" thing. With Macs you cant do jack, only thing is the video and graphics stuff everyone talks about. Well Thats just how macs were made. PCs have emulated it to an equivelant.

And its not a Microsoft vs Apple Thing. Free BSD, Linux, Unix, Googles coming out with one soon, Theres so many options with PCs that you just DONT GET with apple.
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Old 01-12-2006, 08:14 PM   #26
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c'mon now....you gotta admit that new style Imac is a gay looking piece of equipment, guys with berets who write hippie poetry are the only ones who buy them

I'm anti-apple....always have been.....always will be.
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Old 01-12-2006, 09:50 PM   #27
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Screw Mac, screw Windows...it's all about Linux! Sorry had to throw that in there!

Macs to me aren't computers that I would liek to use. They have funky looking monitors, they don't play games, they don't do much of anything.

The only thing a Mac is good for is a Macquarium!
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Old 01-12-2006, 10:08 PM   #28
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I have to admit too that Apple make some of the craziest and unique design I have ever seen as far as PC goes. Some look really good, while others look really stupid. I will never get use to their mouse which is one thing I hate about Macs. What's with the single click? Strange. I just can't picture a PC using just a single mouse button. Then again, I'm not a Mac user. A small group of people in my class use the G4 iPad, I think that's what they're called. Very nice interface. OS X totally gets major props from me regarding looks and functionality. The Mac Word version looks good too with the toolbars serving as palettes. I thought that was a bit wierd.
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That one button part makes it take like 5 clicks just to do one on a normal mouse


and Macs arent PCs btw
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Old 01-13-2006, 06:04 AM   #30
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I thikn it comes down the the original ideas of what a GUI is... there is an achronym

WIMP Window Icon Menu Pointer...

Windows has all of them, it's nice thatin a Mac there is a kind of quick launch to launch favorite apps,
but then the quick launch has ben available in windows since windows 98...

it's horrible that on macOSX for some programs you still have to navigate through folders, windows 3.11 style died, and should have stayed dead some ten (or 11 now it's 2006) years ago now!!!

it's annoying that there is now start bar, on a mac, i realise that the small arrow that comes underneath the launch bar on a mac indicates that the program is open, but that's not much good if you have say multiple documents open, at least in windows (or linux) you get a propper app manager that lets you see what's open, with the titles of the open documents there in front of you...

then we come to menus.
in windows (and linux) each windows has it's own menu, on a mac there appear to be a general menu that just sits at the top of the screen... that changes depending on what app is open, regardless of whether you want to see it or not... and when nothing is open it's an explorer bar...

that makes the whole OS very un user friendly for new users, (and microsoft have been critisized for doing something like this in Vista).

it's not that I'm anti Mac..

it's just that...
like I said earlier...
everyone raves about their design... but it's not that good.
everyone goes on about the power... but it's not that good, and you can get better PC's
everyone goes on about user friendly, (as in the setup), but buy a PC from dell and you can just take it out the box and plug it in).
everyone goes on about the apps... but most apps are ported to windows anyway, and some even work better on windows! (it's amazing how much a second mouse button can bring to a computer!).

everyone goes on about the stability...
but, windows XP is very stable, I've seen xp crash, and I've seen OSX crash, usually it's more to do with the hardware, and what a user is trying to do than a vendor problem.
windows has a lot, (and I mean a lot) of poorly written software... (don't believe me I could write a program now in a few seconds that would crash windows 98 (BSOD0 and cause XP to throw a fit, but it'd do the same on a mac as well! (and if it didn't then it'd actually point to a much larger security problem).

I guess at the end of the day everyone hates MS and say they are controlling...
but how are they controlling, they've opened up a global computer market, they've opened oppertunities for thousands of software houses.
Mac controll and regulate their hardware, you can't even install RAM yourself without breaking a warrenty... and the parts cost so much more than PC hardware, they are clunky and yes, they are slow...
IF Microsoft had that kind of control... (e.g basically no third party software writters / conplete hardware conrtol / the ability to steal a Unix core for it's newest OS without anyone even saying a thing)... then windows would be a lot better...


Like i said, it's not a case of hating macs. it's more the situation that for my situation, (i.e not being fantastically rich, and wanting to be productive on a PC and occasioanlly wanting to play games), a PC suits my needs a whole lot better than a Mac does, or ever will...
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