Mac Missionaries

Discussion in 'Community' started by Mr. Anderson, Apr 14, 2002.

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    Mr. Anderson

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    In another thread recently, and I've seen this before, that people who own macs try and show other non Mac people the 'way of the Mac'

    We've not been told or persuaded to do this, we do it because we all beleive in it. We do have a better way.

    Any thoughts on this?
     
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    Beej

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    When you know how good the Mac is... and how bad windoze is... you just have to tell people! It's just the right thing to do! :)
     
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    mac15

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    yeah its like a religion
    they come knocking at your door
    Its like a commune where we talk and breathe and thing mac
    I like it :D
     
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    kishba

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    I just can't stand watching people suffer with Windows (even Linux to a degree)

    I continue trying to help them even after they say "but macs suck" (one time, after they said this, windows provided a blue screen... i took that as a sign from some deity that i should try again with the message :) )
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    Anyone who says this hasn't open their eyes. I've met the same type of individual who base this all on the fact that they haven't taken the time to sit down and use a Mac.

    Most people who are using macs have had the benefit of using both platforms and picking the Mac over the PC.
     
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    eyelikeart

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    the Matrix

    I take it like the movie The Matrix...

    so people aren't ready to free their minds...

    it all comes down to actually throwing the Mhz Myth out of the window and not thinking that Macs are toys (which many do)...

    only once they are ready will they open their eyes to it...
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    Re: the Matrix

    Sometimes I think Apple backfired by naming the disparity between processor speeds on the PC and Mac platforms. They gave it an identity, validity that made them have to give explanations, which might not have been necessary.
     
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    buffsldr

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    Dukestreet... I have said it before here... I am getting a laptop in large measure to show folks the mac.

    I got a question for y'all... One complaint i got from a coworker is that he used macs in school years ago, and they crashed all the time. I am new to macs (1.5 yrs), so i dont know how to respond. I just say, yeah that may be true, but OS X is rock solid (see my "Reboot-Strike", I am going for maxiumum uptime).
     
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    kishba

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    even at my high school the only macs we have are the old (>2 yrs old) macs and they ARE crappy... they just make kids angry & make it especially hard for me to convince people that macs are better... most people are judging macs off antiquated technology

    it's really disheartening...
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    thats called prejudice. who needs those ppl anyway! theyre all really cocky

    p.s- kishba, i feel ur pain! in the cad lab, we have revision c imacs that are very slow when running the cad software. it breaks my heart to see everyone be mean to all the defenseless imacs :(
     
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    kishba

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    i wish we even had imacs... the lab in our library (*cough* media center) are 5200's (i think)

    they are really really old (and slow with 8.6)
     
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    Rower_CPU

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    Uptime is a glorious thing...
    BTW, if any of you remember the Uptime thread a while ago, my coworker's 50+ days of uptime came to a bitter end on Friday when there was a campus wide power outage...:(
    OS X is more stable than the power supply at our university! (Damn construction workers)
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    For a maximum uptime potential, you might need a UPS. Then you wouldn't have any worries about the power supply issue.
     
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    Rower_CPU

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    Luckily we've got those for our servers, but since my coworker is just a "lowly assistant" he doesn't have one...
    They have another outage scheduled for tomorrow morning...to fix things up...bastards!
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    Well, if you put the machine to sleep, maybe it won't be affected. It'd be good to know if it can last a while in sleep mode without power.
     
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    Rower_CPU

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    I think that just applies to the PBs...not our PowerMac G3s...
     
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    mcrain

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    That used to be me. I used to bash my buddies over the head with their mac computers. They'd say how much better they were or how great they did this or that, or even how they could do things my PC could barely do, and I'd, in my typical attorney way, find holes in their argument and bash them.

    Mac's suck was my motto whenever I got near them, mainly because there's nothing more fun than a good argument. (go to a church sometime and start professing that the Bible is fiction - lots of fun)

    Anyway, I never really thougth that macs sucked, I just never say any reason whatsoever to get one. My pc did all I ever asked it to do, and it did those things pretty well.

    Now, things have changed. The worm has turned. I've found that there are less holes in their arguments.

    Macs really do some things very well. But, more than that, they look good, don't crash all the time, and I don't have to deal with the intrusive nature of windows. I don't feel like tellilng Bill Gates which porn sites I visit, or which CD's I like, or whatever else I like to do.

    Bill can go eat his own a&& for all I care.

    Anyway, here I am, current PC user, and former Macs suck professor, and I'm ready to buy a mac.

    But, there is always a but, I'm waiting for the next powerbook.

    So, Stevie boy, give me my powerbook update, and make it good.

    I don't want some silly piddly update, I want the whole enchelada.

    Oh, and to everyone who says it would be silly to put a superdrive in a powerbook, here's what I have to say to them. Bite me. My checkbook is more than willing to throw money at a powerbook with superdrive. And, I don't give a flying f*** if its a little thicker if it's got Apple's trademark design.

    Ok, I have no idea what the point of this was, but I'm hitting submit now whether I've made my point or not.
     
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    Taft

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    My strategy.

    I usually only push Macs when people make blatently false or negative statements about Macs. When I hear those kind of comments I feel the need to preach Mac.

    But I generally don't approach people with my opinion about Macs being better. Most people I'm acquainted with learn that I'm a Mac user pretty quickly (like within a few weeks of knowing me). And when people learn that, the dumb comments inevitably come flying. When that happens I feel the need to defend my platform.

    Matthew
     
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    eyelikeart

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    I don't even push the issue with most people...

    I have a select few friends whom I tease the living hell out of about Macs...they fight it...but it's all in fun....

    I also have a few friends who are Windoze users who may never stray from their choice...but the understand where I (well I could say "we" here) am coming from and that Mac OS is the best choice for what I'm doing...and it goes vice versa with them...

    overall...people dislike preaching & such...which is why I hardly try to push it on them...

    it's only...when in the case of my girlfriend...where they are willing to hear it out and ask questions where I will jump on my horse a bit...he he he :p
     
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    I think that Apple should give you computer discounts for mac converts.
     

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