Apples quality and business decisions are no match against the PURE EVIL coming out of Redmond.
The problem with heaping praise upon praise on Macs and trashing PCs is that the hardware and software are made by companies OTHER than Microsoft and SCO. But I shouldn't expect a Mac addict like you to understand that.
Need I say SCO again?
You can say SCO. I'll just say IBM.
And no I don't use any M$ software, no WMP, no Office (Appleworks is much faster), no Virtual PC garbage, I wouldn't be caught dead loading their controlling garbage on my Mac, installing all kinds of unknown and bug ridden filth all over opening me up to security problems.
Oh, so now Microsoft opens up security holes on the Mac? I thought you were just praising the Mac a minute ago for being security-hole free.
My baby is lean mean and M$ clean. What a joy, what a joy!
But it's still a Mac.
The argument is, if you had enough money would you buy a mac?
The answer most people would say is YES.
If I had enough money, I would buy a nice house, servants, a fancy car or two. (already have)
Remember at the beginning of this thread, I posted a link to a Penny Arcade comic?
I would make my life easier. The same goes with Mac's, I would pay a bit more, get quality and leave all the flipping dip switches, updating virus definitions, windows crashing every other day behind me.
I make my life easier by not owing money to Apple.
But Mac's are not that expensive that only the super rich can afford them, just out of reach of most people who every dollar is important and they have to make that up with sweat equity.
Now you're ragging on the working class? You ARE an Elitist Asshole.
So they figure how to throw their box together as cheaply as possible, tweak it every other weekend, etc etc.
You mistake my enthusiasm on this forum for actual tweaking. I haven't touched my insides of my computer except to bring it up to 2.0GHz per processor. And I only did that because I wanted to fold faster for SPCR and do my part.
In fact, come to think of it, all my machines have been running wonderfully for a while. The only tweaking I've done is for hobby sake. If I had more important things to do, I wouldn't have cut out the fan grill on my PC, nor would I have swapped out the heatsinks on the PC I have now. It has always worked damn fine for me. Of course, if I had better things to do, I wouldn't be sitting here trying to argue against a Mac Troll.
Just like joe student who has to work on his old car every weekend, once he gets a better income flow, he gets himself a nice new car, with warranty and dealer support, because he's busy making money, he's worth more working that spending time fiddling with a cheap car.
Funny you should bring this up. I was at an interesting crossroads in my car ownership life two weeks ago. My cheap old car needed a new transmission and I was seriously debating purchasing a newer car. In the end, I decided against buying a new car because it would cost me more money than the transmission is worth. And the car has been good to me. This is the first and only major repair I've had done to it in two years (except when my tire blew out on the freeway and that was my fault). And considering the abuse it's taken from the city of Pittsburgh, that's not bad for a car that's 16 years old.
Oh yeah and I never tinker with it, because I don't know s*** about cars.
I never had a problem, I always chose to buy the slightly more expensive Mac's because I was spending my effort making money and less time telling my customers my computer is down.
Good for you. I've never had to tell a customer or even my boss that my computer is down.
I know a couple of print shops that are still using 15 year old Macintosh SE's for their design work and laser printers because they still work just fine.
Funny, I know a print shop that uses 15 year old Macs for their work too. And when I bought a cheap-ass Dell for one their workers (a relative), she felt that it absolutely smoked her Macs. No big surprise there, but your bragging clearly has very little meaning.
PC's are disposable and cost more money over time.
Always have, that's why you got to break them apart and fiddle with the insides all the time.
That's funny. The only time I ever broke open my Toshiba Laptop was the day I got it, so I could install more memory (it was cheaper that way). Never opened it up again. You Mac guys do the same, IIRC
It lasted me almost 5 years, and now it keeps my 12 year old brother entertained to this very day.
My Dual 2 Ghz G5 will serve me for a long long time, several years, maybe even longer.
Good for you. Can you guess how long I've had my Dual PIII/550 for? Can you guess how long I intend to keep it around?
There would have to be a new technological craze that only a new box can fill, like virtual worlds or something to motivate a new generation of hardware.
Oh, but there is. I like to call it........ The Computer Game.
But for now, my baby has 10x more power than I could possibly use.
So you admit that you completely threw away your money by buying more computer than you could possibly use? Not just slightly more, but 10X more. I'd come up with a snide remark, but I don't want to apologize again for being excessively rude.