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    Macs are more user friendly than PC. I don't think anyone can refute that. That, along with Apple marketing and product aesthetics attract "on the fence" consumers to their stores. Granted, the iPod/iPhone halo effect has helped a bit, but Microsoft didn't help the case with Vista. It may be pretty, but it's just not user friendly for the typical PC user. If said user didn't understand how to effectively use Windows XP, do you think they'll understand Windows Vista?

    Enter Mac OS X. The pretty colorful dock, dancing icons, and catchy commercials suck them in. NO program permissions, drivers, antivirus programs, etc., for them to deal with anymore. Yes, these "on the fence" consumers are probably the same PC users who rarely update virus definitions, delete important system folders, and open bogus IRS emails. Steve Jobs welcomes you, your computer ignorance and checkbooks with open arms.

    Apple marketing is very effective at making you think that what they offer, although inferior at times, is exactly what YOU need. (MacBook Air) You don't know why or what you're buying, but you know you have to have it. This may be marketing 101, but coupled with the fact that it's trendy to own anything related to Apple these days, and you have a lethal combination.

    With that in mind, I'm curious to know why you folks out there who have asked for advice are considering an Apple Computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Socrates View Post
    Flame Wars: The Street Says Mac Users are Snobs, PC Users are Cheapskates


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    Oh yeah, and PC just means "Personal Computer". Which, obviously, includes Macs.
    I wonder how many of the 70% of satisfied Mac owners were satisfied with their Macs before they even bought them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Socrates View Post
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    Oh yeah, and PC just means "Personal Computer". Which, obviously, includes Macs.
    Technically yes, semantically no. "PC" has become globally known to the entire world as that clone machine that was originally developed by IBM. When the Personal Computer was originally conceived there were a flood of computers on the market with just as many variants of operating systems - Commodore, Amiga, Apple, Atari, Radio Shack (TRS Models), NEC, Compaq and Texas Instruments just to name a few. All of these machines ran different operating systems and ran different software. No software was compatible with the other machines due to the variants of operating systems and machine language each individual computer ran. Because of the popularity of the Apple and Commodore systems IBM developed the IBM PC. The IBM ran an operating system called PC DOS which is a variant of MS DOS developed by Microsoft (Bill Gates and Paul Allen). Because of the ease of manufacturing and assembly of these types of machines other companies backwards engineered and developed clone machines of the IBM PC which were later called IBM PC Clones or just PC Clones for short. Not too long after that Clone was dropped from the name and these computers became universally known as PC's. Hence the answer yes and no.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Len-Det64 View Post
    Mac OS - Still the red headed step child and almost as limited on software choices as Linux.
    I'm still waiting for examples.
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Taco View Post
    Steve Jobs welcomes you, your computer ignorance and checkbooks with open arms.
    I don't see where the desire for simplicity = ignorance. I've maintained and performed hardware upgrades on enterprise computing systems that probably cost more than the combined worth of all the possessions of everyone in this thread, but because I've chosen a Mac it automatically means I'm "computer ignorant?" I know a lot of people in the same situation as me so it's not as if I am some strange isolated case, yet the generalizations about Mac users continue.

    Are there Mac users who are morons? Absolutely, but the same is true for PC users. Just because you want something to not be a pain in the ass doesn't mean you're incapable of understanding it or oblivious to the driving factors of your decision.
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BUOXVI7HeI]YouTube - Mac PC 3-Work[/ame]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandit View Post
    I don't see where the desire for simplicity = ignorance. I've maintained and performed hardware upgrades on enterprise computing systems that probably cost more than the combined worth of all the possessions of everyone in this thread, but because I've chosen a Mac it automatically means I'm "computer ignorant?" I know a lot of people in the same situation as me so it's not as if I am some strange isolated case, yet the generalizations about Mac users continue.

    Are there Mac users who are morons? Absolutely, but the same is true for PC users. Just because you want something to not be a pain in the ass doesn't mean you're incapable of understanding it or oblivious to the driving factors of your decision.
    Dude...don't get all butthurt. If you are completely honest you would at least have to acknowledge that Apple's marketing does prey on the ignorant. Not only that thier new iPhone is just another tool to shake down their customers. It is what it is.

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0dDaoLU7Y4&feature=related]YouTube - MAC-VS-PC HALO STYLE[/ame]

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangePuck View Post
    Dude...don't get all butthurt. If you are completely honest you would at least have to acknowledge that Apple's marketing does prey on the ignorant...

    Dude, yer gettin' a Dell!

    Last edited by PuckMonkey; February 20th, 2008 at 11:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuckMonkey View Post
    Dude, yer gettin' a Dell!




    All marketing preys on the ignorant. That's its purpose really. But opening your mock against Apple's marketing with the the word "Dude" is kinda funny, right?

    lol....I'd much rather hang out with the Dell Dude than that pretentious douchebag in the Mac ads.


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