Found this image, Microsoft vs Apple

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by RobHague, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. RobHague macrumors 6502

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    Thought it was pretty nifty. :D
     

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  2. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    Sums things up pretty nicely, i like the simplistic ON/OFF switch,

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  3. Doozy macrumors regular

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    I like it. The apple car looks like an older imac
     
  4. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    Interestingly simple representation! :) Where did you find that?
     
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    That's fun. It might be more accurate if it compared the Windows user tinkering with the Apple user actually speeding down the highway, though.


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  7. stoid macrumors 601

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    I think that it is a perfect analogy.

    Yes Apple is simpler, but when something does break deep down, it's much harder to get to , and requires a lot more effort and expertise.
     
  8. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    I think this is simply wrong. I spent years and years with Windows, and feel like I'm pretty good at troubleshooting problems with it and fixing them. After a year with OS X though, I feel MUCH more comfortable with how OS X works. It's UNIX so you can change just about anything you want to. Troubleshooting has so far been incredibly easy compared to Windows. And on a more abstract level, OS X uses an open source kernel, so if you really want to you can tweak fundamental parts of the OS. Windows is entirely closed off, and for the most part, its internals are completely hidden from the user.
     
  9. stoid macrumors 601

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    Oh yes, software problems, but hardware.... Apple really likes to keep the user locked out of hardware upgrades. They're getting more open, especially with the iMac G5. It's to be expected though, since Apple is a hardware company and they'd rather you buy a new machine than stick newer parts in the one you've got.
     
  10. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Imagine having a nice shiny Apple logo on the front of you car :cool:


    Cool picture btw!
     
  11. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    Have you SEEN the inside of a Powermac? These systems are the cleanest and easiest to access I've seen. Even the G4 towers with the fold-down side were brilliantly laid out.
     
  12. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a

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    Nice. Love the artwork. Sums up Apple and Microsoft in one picture.
     
  13. jer446 macrumors 6502a

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    "a picture is worth a thousand words" i think thats the how the cliche goes..lol
     
  14. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    powermac very easy every other desktop very hard but thats partially because they have style that no pc's that I can think of have. Laptops are hard to get at for everyone so they dont count.
     
  15. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Oh OK, I thought you were talking about software (after all, MS is a software company). I mostly agree with you. However, my Power Macs are very easy to work on, and while I haven't had anything go wrong with them, I feel pretty confident that unless the logic board goes out, I'll be able to fix them. Also, Apple does sell parts for Power Mac G5s. Things like fans, replacement optical drives, replacement modems, bluetooth modules etc.
     
  16. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I also like this one...
     

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  17. NewbieNerd macrumors 6502a

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    My fiance is going to get one of those Mini Coopers within the next year or so probably, and we're going to take one of our apple stickers that comes with the iPods and put it on her back glass. I think it would look sharp right in the middle of the back glass, but we'll see what she thinks, hehe. :p
     
  18. NewbieNerd macrumors 6502a

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    Ugh, I am so glad Apple doesn't have those ugly colors on the apple symbol anymore. I might refuse to buy macs just for that! :D
     
  19. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    I loved that logo! Your right though, the multi colour apple would look bad on a nice Cinema Display instead of the silver mirror finish they currently have.
     
  20. maxterpiece macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I have to say that the rainbow apple was much cooler than the apple today. It represented innovation to me. The new apple represents slickness. Slickness is cool, but not as cool as innovation.
     
  21. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    Couldn't agree more. I just wish I said it myself.
     
  22. steelfist macrumors 6502a

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    aw. those two pics are cool! this should be: "funny windows vs Mac OSX and PC vs MAC pics" thread. il start looking around for some more entertaining ones.
     
  23. GroundLoop macrumors 68000

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    While I do like the first pic, I am growing very tired of computer-car analogies. I think we need a new forum rule about this. A Mac is not a BMW, Benz, <insert luxury car of choice here>. It is a computer.

    </rant>

    Hickman
     
  24. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Great find! The mac side looks like an old iMac or iBook. I bet this was drawn for a magazine comparison of the two OSs. I like the other picture too, the trash lol....
     

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