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Doctor Q
Sep 12, 2003, 12:49 PM
Here's a non-switch video from a whiny editor who doesn't seem to like Macs:

Flash version: http://www.waveworks.net/mac.html

MPEG version: http://www.yocum.org/video/bitch.mpg

Horrortaxi
Sep 12, 2003, 07:31 PM
Wow, how'd he get Windows to run on a Mac?

Seriously--the things he described are seriously ****ing annoying and they're some of the main reasons I swtiched to a Mac--to get away from them on Windows--and I have! How many of those things he mentioned can't even possibly happen on a Mac? I think there's a reason nothing happened when he hit command-shift-spacebar...it doesn't do anything, right? The CD annoyingly autoplayed when he inserted it? Do Macs even do that? The guy is full of crap.

chadfromdallas
Sep 12, 2003, 07:37 PM
Very funny :D

<edit: forgot to say its been out for a long time>

amin
Sep 12, 2003, 08:57 PM
Bizarre propaganda that is.

I had a feeling he was going to physically harm an iMac.

What a sucker. Maybe if he even tried to learn how to use a Mac, he wouldn't make inane complaints about the dock getting in the way (turn off magnification anyone?), shift "clover" period, etc. Can't copy files on a Mac because all you get is shortcuts?

Man that was painful. Somewhat entertaining though.

Daveman Deluxe
Sep 12, 2003, 09:06 PM
amin-

The producers of the video (I can't remember the website) said on their website that it's a joke. They use Macs all the time, but everything in the video has happened at least once. They're just having a bit of fun.

amin
Sep 12, 2003, 09:16 PM
Dave, thanks. I guess it is healthy to poke some fun at oneself now and again. Still, I feel for that poor defenseless iMac.

Zeke
Sep 12, 2003, 11:14 PM
That was hilarious. Never had any of those problems in X (which apparently they have since he was very annoyed by the "almighty" blue apple. Classic though, some of those things rang true. Very funny. I like how he added at the end that the video was put together on a mac.

Powerbook G5
Sep 12, 2003, 11:24 PM
This is my sad but true story: When I first switched to the Mac I was really annoyed because I never had to fix, repair, reinstall, maintain, or otherwise mess with my computer/OS at all. I was so used to it on Windows that I was actually lost and confused for a good couple of months before it became natural. The biggest problem was trying to figure out what to do with all my extra free time that I used to spend maintaining my PC. I remember once I called Apple support and just asked if there was anything I could/should be doing because it felt so unnatural to just use the computer and never have to maintain or mess with anything!

chadfromdallas
Sep 12, 2003, 11:29 PM
What kind of computer did you have that you had to spend so much time maintaining it?

Powerbook G5
Sep 12, 2003, 11:54 PM
Gateway 2000 Pentium II. My God, the thing was worse than maintaining a girlfriend!

gello2424
Sep 13, 2003, 12:17 AM
That was funny! I have never had any of those problems but i can imagine they do happen.

stoid
Sep 13, 2003, 01:53 AM
It's really funny that a switcher would complain about the "difficulty of using a Mac" I have lately been forced to work on a Gateway after 18 years with Apple. It is the biggest pain in the ass. It doesn't even have the decency to crash, it will just randomly stop copy/pasting or opening links in IE. God it pisses me off beyond belief. AARRRRGGHHHH!!!!! so then I have to restart, an ungodly long process because it takes like 2 minutes just to shut down and then like 5 more to start back up again. Meanwhile my work flow and train of thought is completely interupted, and I basicly find myself in the position of having wasted 15 minutes to half an hour.

tazo
Sep 13, 2003, 02:20 AM
Originally posted by stoid
It's really funny that a switcher would complain about the "difficulty of using a Mac" I have lately been forced to work on a Gateway after 18 years with Apple. It is the biggest pain in the ass. It doesn't even have the decency to crash, it will just randomly stop copy/pasting or opening links in IE.

Well if you're dumb enough to use IE for any reason other than sheer necesity you get what you deserve ;)

seriously tho' use Mozilla Firebird or Opera!

Both fine, powerful, fast browsers! With tabs...

LINKS:

Mozilla Firebird (http://www.mozilla.org/products/firebird/)
Opera (http://www.opera.com/download/index.dml?platform=mac)


-tazo

chadfromdallas
Sep 13, 2003, 06:42 AM
Originally posted by Powerbook G5
Gateway 2000 Pentium II. My God, the thing was worse than maintaining a girlfriend!

Ah, well that makes sense. Must have been what, 6-8 years ago? Gateways haven't been known for their quality, heh. Compaq didn't use to be known either until they merged with HP. Very good systems now :D Maybe they have improved :p

kinglarry
Nov 23, 2003, 12:19 PM
Half a mo, all the stuff that guy goes on about happens? I thought Macs were supposed to be all shiny and without the locking and the stupidity of Windows?

JK

Horrortaxi
Nov 23, 2003, 02:29 PM
Originally posted by kinglarry
Half a mo, all the stuff that guy goes on about happens? I thought Macs were supposed to be all shiny and without the locking and the stupidity of Windows?

JK
Doesn't sound like any Macs I know!

KBFinFan
Nov 23, 2003, 09:30 PM
Thats one of my favorite videos.. saw it awhile ago. I just like it because he drop kicks an iMac (not funny cause its a cute lil iMac... funny cause its a computer).

Too bad he's jaded about Macs in general..

rjrufo
Nov 23, 2003, 10:40 PM
Originally posted by Powerbook G5
Gateway 2000 Pentium II. My God, the thing was worse than maintaining a girlfriend!

I know exactly how you feel, I had one of those. Damn thing, I could write a book on the stuff I had to do to it. I even bought the extended warranty with it. It never made it through the three years, and Gateway wouldn't honor the last year, saying that there was nothing they could do since they pretty much gave me a new one with all the new parts they gave me.

I called the BBB, and Gateway's response was that they replaced my computer, and I have no reason to complain.

I better stop now before I get banned...

LethalWolfe
Nov 23, 2003, 11:36 PM
I'm surprised how often people "discover" this video. I swear it's at least a year old. Of course it's still funny as hell. I've probably watched it a dozen times and it still cracks me up. Some people need to chill a bit though. If this video got yer panties in a wad you should probably cut back on the caffine and take that "Steve Jobs is Go" poster off your wall. ;)


Lethal

kinglarry
Nov 24, 2003, 07:22 PM
I'm just a bit worried, is all. What with me being all geared up for the Big Switch, I don't need to suddenly hear that Macs are just as annoying as PCs, just in their own special ways.

JK

Doctor Q
Nov 24, 2003, 07:43 PM
Don't worry. The complaints about Macs are far fewer in number than those for Windows PCs. No computer is perfect (except maybe a Turing machine), but your switch to Mac still has a good chance to make you happy and contented for the rest of your life. (** cue harp music, daisies floating on the wind, and dancing lollipops **)

kinglarry
Nov 25, 2003, 09:11 AM
Hmm. Half of the allure of the Mac, for me at least, is that it's supposed to be stable. It's not supposed to crash for no apparent reason. Or that's what I was told. If Macs do crash, I don't see any reason to switch. I can use Windows, I know what I'm doing with it. I don't particularly want to spend a lot of money that will simply crash on me in different ways.

JK

dabomb
Nov 25, 2003, 10:58 AM
that is funny...

I,m shure that guys never touch a Mac....

when he kiked that Imac...ha ha ! its exploded!!!! I wanted to do that ounce!

Doctor Q
Nov 25, 2003, 12:57 PM
Originally posted by kinglarry
Half of the allure of the Mac, for me at least, is that it's supposed to be stable. It's not supposed to crash for no apparent reason. Or that's what I was told. If Macs do crash, I don't see any reason to switch. I can use Windows, I know what I'm doing with it. I don't particularly want to spend a lot of money that will simply crash on me in different ways.Yes, Macs crash too. But not as often as Windows. I use both. My Windows PC crashes or needs a reboot at least once a week, sometimes more. My Mac has crashed three times in a year.

Is Mac OS crashproof? No. Is it stable? For practical purposes, yes.

yellow
Nov 25, 2003, 01:16 PM
<snicker> Poor fella.. his first mistake was to buy a Bubble iMac. IMO Bubble iMacs are inferior machines. </snicker>

LethalWolfe
Nov 25, 2003, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by kinglarry
I'm just a bit worried, is all. What with me being all geared up for the Big Switch, I don't need to suddenly hear that Macs are just as annoying as PCs, just in their own special ways.

JK


kinglarry, this movie was a joke. Being afraid of buying a Mac because of this video is like deciding not to vote for someone because of a Saturday Night Live skit.


Lethal

dabomb
Nov 26, 2003, 08:09 AM
Originally posted by LethalWolfe
kinglarry, this movie was a joke. Being afraid of buying a Mac because of this video is like deciding not to vote for someone because of a Saturday Night Live skit.


Lethal

personnaly i never had any of the problem that the dude describe....and I have being using a mac for 5 years now...learned on the OS7...and I would say that even that OS is better then there new windows!...

bubbamac
Dec 24, 2003, 07:34 AM
Most of the problems that he's describing are actually Windows problems.

I'm typing this, of course, while watching the video (streaming), with 10 programs open at the same time....

Very funny.