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Post by Zedinmexico on Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:47 am

On another post someone said "once you go Mac you will never go back". My mother has a big AIO Apple and my wife and I both hate it when we visit her. We just don't get Apple. The Hardware is uber expensive and It just doesn't seem natural to me. I do see the elegance of the GUI I just can't make it do what I want easily so we run back to MS win 7. Creature of Habit?? Lack of flexibility from old age??? I do admit I hated Steve Jobs as he was a jerk.
Now a very smart jerk and an amazing marketeering jerk but if you ever talked to him when he didn't turn on his personality he made it hard to like him.


So why don't we GET Macs???? I expect the Apple folks to knife me laugh out loud but I am serious and not offering flame bait.

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Re: Why Go Mac??

Post by espíritu del lago on Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:51 am

Cause RV Gringo said so?  Twisted Evil
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Post by papa chango on Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:01 am

Zedinmexico wrote:On another post someone said "once you go Mac you will never go back".  My mother has a big AIO Apple and my wife and I both hate it when we visit her.  We just don't get Apple.  The Hardware is uber expensive and It just doesn't seem natural to me.  I do see the elegance of the GUI I just can't make it do what I want easily so we run back to MS win 7.  Creature of Habit?? Lack of flexibility from old age??? I do admit I hated Steve Jobs as he was a jerk.
Now a very smart jerk and an amazing marketeering jerk but if you ever talked to him when he didn't turn on his personality he made it hard to like him.


So why don't we GET Macs????  I expect the Apple folks to knife me laugh out loud but I am serious and not offering flame bait.

Z


I agree with you on this one. I met both Steves at early computer fairs in San Francisco.  They expressed interest in a game I was developing but that game was published by a different software company.
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Post by sparks on Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:22 am

If you aren't into the publishing or movie editing software that runs on them then I consider them a waste of time. I had to maintain a publishing department of 20 Macs plus take care of the rest of the campus .... and they were a pain
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Post by texunsam on Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:25 am

That's why they make Chevys and Fords to each his/her own. I just like never having a "Blue Screen of Death".

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Post by mattoleriver on Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:55 pm

If you really enjoy fiddling around with your computer go with Windows.
If your computer is just a tool and you don't care what makes it run go with Apple.
If you want both go with Linux.

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Post by espíritu del lago on Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:31 pm

Truer words have never been said!
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Post by sparks on Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:08 pm

texunsam wrote: I just like never having a "Blue Screen of Death".

What color is it on the MAC?
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Post by texunsam on Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:53 am

Whatever color your fully working and functional program is displaying at the moment. Mac's rarely if ever crash or lockup.

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Post by Axixic on Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:04 am

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Re: Why Go Mac??

Post by texunsam on Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:48 am

Axixic

Keep enjoying your Yugo oops I mean Windows ... Good humor especially at the end where he admits it was all done on a Mac ... Keep me smiling I'm in cold weather right now. Wish I was in Ajijic

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Re: Why Go Mac??

Post by Zedinmexico on Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:28 am

I don't know what you guys are talking about. I have three win 7 machines and in three years I have had maybe a lockup or two that were not power related.  I would agree with your opinion years ago with XP but win 7 is a very stable operating system.  I have seen Mac's lock up especially the later 68000 operating systems before they went Intel. Lets face it windows, Macs, and Linux are all very stable operating systems THESE days in my opinion.

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Post by Zedinmexico on Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:33 am

sparks wrote:If you aren't into the publishing or movie editing software that runs on them then I consider them a waste of time.   I had to maintain a publishing department of 20 Macs plus take care of the rest of the campus .... and they were a pain

Can you tell us why you feel that way? Most Mac support people do not have your attitude.

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Post by Zedinmexico on Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:35 am

texunsam wrote:That's why they make Chevys and Fords to each his/her own. I just like never having a "Blue Screen of Death".

I have not seen a BLOD with win 7 in three years. Come on give MS some credit. Win 7 is a very stable operating system.
Am I missing something?

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Post by texunsam on Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:57 am

Not missing anything, just Chevy folks like Chevys and Ford folks like Fords. Both good, both have their champions and detractors.

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Post by Canada_Mike on Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:04 pm

I was a Windows guy for many years - like 20. But XP did it for me, and I went to the dark side. First of all, Macs do lock up. Except it's not the blue screen - instead it's called the beach ball of death. Nonethelss, I find no comparison with reliability - Mac can't be beat.

As for cost - yes, Macs initial hardware cost is more. But a whole new OS might set you back U$30. Compare that to a new windows operating system where first you have to decide if you buying personal, educational, family, business, large family, giant economy sized, or, best yet subscribing for a monthly fee.

Cheers,

Michael
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