LOL! n00btacular windows!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Josias, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. Josias macrumors 68000

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    I had my final math exma today, along with 54 other students in my grade. 4 of us 55 use mac. I have my MacBook, another guy has a Rev. D. 15" PB, another chick has a 14" iBook, and another guy has a PPC Mini. None of the macs had any trouble. The other 51 noisy piles a' windows (all XP), had all together 17 issues. 4 broke down. 6 crahsed in Excel. 6 didn't acknowledge their own printer, and 1 wouldn't start!:D

    Just shows the superior functions and stabilty in OS X. An example from reallife, where it's a window in the ass not to use OS X.:p
     
  2. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    This is one reason why you buy a Mac: dependable and reliable. They work when you need them to.
     
  3. FragTek macrumors 6502

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    I think people praise Mac OS just a bit too much. Trust me, Mac OS has it's own bag of problems whether or not you're willing to admit it.

    If your class were the other way around, 4 out of 55 were PC's and the rest were Macs I guarantee you would have seen some problems. The percentage is so low that out of 4 Mac's one would have a problem this example you've made is completely bogus.
     
  4. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

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    C'mon. 17/55 is 1/3. At least on of the macs would've had one minor issue if you follow statistics. These problems you are speaking of. What are they?:D
     
  5. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    a guy brought a mac mini into an exam? What, did he set it up with power supply, keyboard mouse and monitor in the middle of the exam hall?

    Someone please tell me I misread what you said.

    I'm suprised they allow laptops in a maths exam anyway.

    ..RedTomato..
     
  6. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes. A 19" sony LCD screen. Wireless Apple keyboard and mouse and a printer. All the laptops were offered supplied power too. This is a gigronduos exam hall where usually 150 people have exams.
     
  7. Boggle macrumors 6502

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    Hey, as a new switcher I can tell you how much I love the mac, and that while my learning curve is still huge (3 wks w/ a Macbook) I find things far more reliable (nothing is yet really easy b/c i'm still windows-washed) on the mac-side-of-life. However, since this was a Math exam, I feel it necessary to put a little mud in the water...

    Bayesian Statistics: From Which bowl Is The Cookie? :D

    But I think your point would certainly hold true @ 55:55
    Seriously though, I hope you aced your exams!
     
  8. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I was a bit afraid of humiliating OS X, since I've also only had my MB for around 3 weeks. It wen't fine. Everyone were impressed by FrontRow and the iSight quality. BTW, while you're learning, here's a good one:
    Command + Ctrl + alt + 8:D
     
  9. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Uhm, how do you de-invert? :p

    Inverted the colours and then pushed F11 to see my background...and now it won't de-invert back to normal colours heh.

    EDIT: Oh yeah . . . 8 and not F8 :p
     
  10. jaxstate macrumors 6502a

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    I agree 100%
     
  11. dcv macrumors G3

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    I find it disturbing that you need a computer for a Maths exam. :confused:
     
  12. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Yeah I thought the same thing. Calculator yeah, but a whole computer? :eek:
     
  13. Boggle macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the tip!
     
  14. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, I'm still amazed that someone brought in a desktop computer and screen of their own for an exam in an exam hall? :eek:

    When we used Maple for multivariate calculus (I think? The third one in the traditional series...the one with surface and contour integrals) I think there may have been a computer-based exam component at some point. But it was done in labs on lab computers....
     
  15. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

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    We have two exams. One where we have nothing but ourselves and a pen. Then we have one where we write the tasks on the computer and print them out. It's not that we need it, but it goes so muvh faster, and looks so much nicer on computer. I didn't create the dansih school system:D
     
  16. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    It sounds like the danish education system changed since I went to school ;)
     
  17. Mpulsive81 macrumors 6502

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    the longer I have this mb (going on 3 days) the sexier this thing gets. I was really reluctant to switch over (sold my computer to fund this notebook) but i keep finding new, little, things that just make this so interesting. I'm also glad that i haven't got the moo's or other problems. With the exception of AIM keep crashing, everything's been great.
     
  18. wxboss macrumors member

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    Unlike the stale, cold, unexciting OS of Windoze, OS X becomes more addicting the more you delve into it.

    It's got quite a nice set of features, apps and programs. I'm starting to learn a little about Automator which can keep you busy for a while :)
     
  19. mark! macrumors 65816

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    w00t!!

    Go mac. I bet you I'm on a million peoples ignore list. *sigh*
     
  20. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    After you lend your Wintel laptop to a friend so that he can make his PowerPoint presentation after his Apple laptop failed, then come back with this statement. Try to understand Mac users who have seen our colleagues' Wintel laptops go belly-up at the most inopportune moment. For us, the shoe has never been on the other foot. We have no idea how annoying we must be.
     
  21. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    FWIW, I think if one uses computers for long enough in a mixed environment...one will see the shoe on both feet eventually, I think. I have. True, users of one OS might go barefoot more often than the other, but.... ;)
     
  22. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Excatly. I can say from experience (and I'm not talking one class, I mean doing support for a dozen of each kind of computer in a business environment, long term) that they both have issues. It's technology, it happens.

    That said, I spend a quarter the time troubleshooting OSX Macs, statistically, than I do dinking with Windows XP or 2000. So, statistically speaking, I'll take a Mac any day of the week. It might not work every time, but it's going to work more often.

    Oh, and I love the "barefoot" image--best description of Windows I think I've ever heard.

    To take it a step farther, Using Windows is like stainding in a huge field full of every piece of hardware, software, and shareware you could imagine. The field is also full of mines, nasty blobs of mysterious goo, and contaminated needles. And you're barefoot, and have no map--just an annoying popup window that keeps reminding you that you're barefoot, and trying to explain how to do things you don't need help doing. Everything you could imagine is there, but finding it is hard, and you're liable to injure yourself in the process.

    The field that Mac users stand in is a lot less crowded, but it's better organized, there are a lot less icky things scattered about, and we're generally wearing shoes.
     
  23. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    I think you're praising the mac way too much.

    There were only 4 macs. There could have only been 4 windows pcs, and none of them could have had any trouble. There also could have been 55 Macs and you could have had 17 having problems.

    Maybe this thread would have been interesting if there were 20 macs and 20 pcs, and none of the macs had any problems but the pcs did.
     
  24. Rovman macrumors regular

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    The thing with windows is it *requires* its user to look after it (maintenance).
    The average joe with their windows pc suffers from the problems like windows slowing down over time, and crashes and whatnot. I have seen peoples computers where they have installed so much *****, yahoo toolbar, google toolbar, this toolbar that toolbar. Have 20 icons in the system tray (notification area as its now known), **** loads of programs to run at startup, 70 icons on the desktop and just basically a complete mess. And yeah, those people do suffer problems.
    For many of us who know how to maintain a windows PC windows XP itself is actually very stable, my PC has never crashed, no BSOD's at all. It doesn't have any of the slowdown, basically because i maintain it well.

    The difference between windows and mac os is basically mac os is fool proof. Out of the box, just like Steve says "It just works", there is no maintaining, no defragging, no bloated registry to take care of, no slowdown after 3 months.
    Don't get me wrong, i am loving this fact about my macbook, i can just turn it on and use it, and its basically because its quite difficult for the user to mess things up.

    The problem with windows is not windows itself, but the people that use, though i admit if windows were designed better it wouldn't have that problem
     
  25. danired18 macrumors member

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    that was the coolest thing ever.........................!:D
     

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