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Old 04-18-2004, 09:36 PM   #1
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Mac Osx Sucks!


Bleh, who'd buy that garbage. It seems to be an OS geared towards hippies http://www.apple.com/switch/stories/hamiltonmorris.html more than the general public. There is no advantage, in my mind of buying a mac over using Windows XP.

Let's look at the "reasons" to switch http://www.apple.com/switch/whyswitch

#10: It's Beautiful
Our designers and engineers agonize over every millimeter of every new Macintosh model, and every pixel of the user interface. The result: ergonomic products that are the toast of the design world. iMac. PowerBook. iPod. iBook. You can see obsession with design and detail wherever you look: the spring-loaded screws that secure the bottom plate of the new iMac, laser-etched text where others would put a sticker, the tough colorfast polycarbonate cases of the iMac and eMac, the anodized aluminum alloy enclosure of the Power Mac G5, the elegant optical mouse included with all desktop Macs, the instructions on the back of the door you open to add memory to an iBook or PowerBook. They’re objects that would be striking even if they weren’t computers. Tools that are, at every level, a pleasure to use.

We think you owe it to yourself to experience a Macintosh first-hand. Check out the high-performance PowerBook. The Power Mac G5, the world’s fastest personal computer. The oh-so-portable iBook. And the beautiful iMac. Come see one at an Apple Store or one of our resellers. You’ll find the Mac can answer most of your questions itself.



What kind of dumb reason is that? I don't know about Mac users, but I'M sure as hell not going to "switch" because something is "purty"

#8. Office is Office, and then some
The transition to a Mac is easy in part because you’ll continue using the same applications you already know. Microsoft Office v.X for Mac OS X gives you Word, PowerPoint and Excel, all with the same familiar features and shortcut commands. And thanks to exclusive features, the Mac versions improve on their Windows counterparts. Office documents are all fully compatible between Mac and Windows, so you can share everything from spreadsheets to presentations. Beyond Office, you’ll find you can run more than 10,000 applications designed specifically for Mac OS X. You can do anything you’d dream of doing on the Mac — from CAD to databases to finance.

OMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFG I'm going to switch because there is a PORT available of Windows software? Unlikely.

#7. It's "built" for the internet
When did you last configure a PC for the Internet? Take you long? It won’t on a Mac. Fact is, most of our customers are up-and-surfing within 15 minutes. And that includes people who never touched a computer before in their lives. What will your experience be like? You’ll find moving your favorites, email contacts and email messages to the Mac mere child’s play. And wait till you try the software. Safari and Mail offer features not found on any platform, features that make browsing and email on a Mac an absolute joy. Feel like chatting? Mac OS X’s built-in iChat AV works seamlessly with AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). Furthermore, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger all have Mac versions. In fact, you’ll find tons of Internet tool options. That includes QuickTime. When it comes to world-class streaming video, no product offers a better digital media experience than QuickTime 6. Of course on a Mac, it’s just as easy to stream video, chat, read email and surf wirelessly. That’s because every Mac is ready for WiFi (802.11) — we call it AirPort — right out of the box.


Can anyone tell me how Mac "built" a computer for the internet?
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Old 04-18-2004, 09:40 PM   #2
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#7. It goes anywhere you go

We think computing on the go should always be a first-class experience. That’s why we design our PowerBook and iBook computers the way we do. Light. Thin. Displays so bright and clear, you’d think you’re working on a desktop system. And they come standard with what some other laptops consider “extras”: capacious hard drives, built-in optical drives, USB, FireWire, Ethernet, modem, video out, audio in, WiFi. Consider this: Can your PC laptop go coast to coast with just one battery? Can you put the system to sleep just by closing the lid? Does it wake up instantly? Can your PC laptop automatically switch between Ethernet, dial-up and wireless connections on the fly? Without a restart? Ours can.

What the HELL are they talking about? I should switch to Mac OSX, because apparently apple invented the laptop.

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AND DON'T FLAME ME, if you want to flame me email me at Squall@linuxquestions.net with the thread entitled "squal u n00bm im gonna pwn u1111!!!!!!!" or something.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 10:08 PM   #3
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Re: Mac Osx Sucks!

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Bleh, who'd buy that garbage. It seems to be an OS geared towards hippies
LMAO...........Mac is propriatary hardware anyways.........
and as we all know when dealing with M$, propriatary means more $$$.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 10:12 PM   #4
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I said hippies, not commies
 
Old 04-18-2004, 10:41 PM   #5
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Is bashing Mac really appropriate in a Linux forum? Should you not be posting this in a Mac forum where users can point out facts from experience that you don't seem to have and post rebuttals?
 
Old 04-18-2004, 10:46 PM   #6
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Is bashing Mac really appropriate in a Linux forum? Should you not be posting this in a Mac forum where users can point out facts from experience that you don't seem to have and post rebuttals?
Might help if this was not flame bait. Obviously he doesnt have half a brain or half a clue. I quote:

Quote:
OMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFGOMFG
Any bets on if he is/was an AOL'er?
 
Old 04-18-2004, 10:47 PM   #7
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That's it, I expected more from witeshark. How is bashing macs any different than bashing emacs, kde, Lindows, Microsoft, or the SCO? Last time I checked, this was a non technical forum for anything, and AT LEAST it has to deal with computers instead of debating cloning or playing forum games.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 10:49 PM   #8
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Wanna take a bet? http://linuxquestions.org/questions/...hlight=war+AIM
the excessive acrynoms were used as a literary effect.

You'll notice I don't back down on rebutting people

Bet you feel wrong!

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Old 04-18-2004, 10:51 PM   #9
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Well what is your goal then? What did you expect?
 
Old 04-18-2004, 10:55 PM   #10
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I expected to have someone give me a GOOD reason as to why Macs are superior to Windows XP.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 10:58 PM   #11
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Well what are you doing here? What are you waiting for? Go to a Mac forum and paste that first post there
 
Old 04-18-2004, 11:02 PM   #12
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Lets refrain from personal attacks here although this thread itself is indeed teetering on being flamebait.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 11:04 PM   #13
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Ah sorry, I have a nasty habit of doing that. Let's change the topic a little. I want to hear from witeshark and other mac users about why they think Mac is such a great OS.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 11:06 PM   #14
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witeshark, you might want to heed your own advice. Enough is enough on windows bashing. We all know you don't like windows and love macs. So what, use what works best for you.
 
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Much of what you posted from the Apple website is actually pretty accurate. Just read it this time
 
  


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