One thing PC users can do that Mac users can't:

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by copanewbe, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. copanewbe macrumors member

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    If you aren't familiar with Maddox's website, be warned that it can be offensive, but it's pretty funny/witty. He basically rambles about things that piss him off...in this case, mac users. I really love my Mac, but this guy has some funny points about Mac stereotypes, though he goes way over the top.

    http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=macs_cant

    If this website pisses you off, then he is targeting Mac users like you. It's just something funny to read, so don't waste your time getting defensive and arguing points. Again, I love my Mac and the community here.
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

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    Author's points (brief w/o emotional words :D in case u don't want to check it out for PG13 reason)
    and he quoted a sentence from iTunes' EULA
    [​IMG]
     
  3. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    hehe - I saw this article by Maddux, and it made laugh. However, like everything else that comes out of Maddux's mouth (or keyboard), just laugh and move on ;)
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Really? Numerically speaking or statistically speaking?
     
  5. emw macrumors G4

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    Specifically, define "knowledgeable". If I'm a Photoshop Expert but can't swap out my RAM, does that make me less knowledgeable? Or just not knowledgeable in the sense of knowing the inner workings of my computer?
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    1. I agree but it works better than on Windows machines.
    2. Less knowledgeable about Windows machines, yes. computers, no.
    3. Probably, so what.
    4. Nope, you can always install something else, its not part of the OS like IE or WMP were (supposed to be).
    5. ??? Never heard that figure before, looks like a nice random number.
     
  7. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    I remember buying a computer from Dell and being asked whether I was going to use it in the production of biological and chemical weapons development.

    I couldn't make any promises.
     
  8. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    I chose "Yes of course I am".

    They still let me buy it :D
     
  9. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    5 is just the amount of hits that page has recieved.

    Anyways, if you did a search earlier this was already posted a little bit ago. It's all good though, he's always been funny. I thought this was pretty funny... I wouldn't be completely surprised if he really hated mac's.
     
  10. Brize macrumors 6502a

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    I think that's just the hit counter.
     
  11. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Can't get to the site right now.

    What does #4 even mean???

    Invasive, sorta like spyware and adware???
     
  12. Mavimao macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I know for a FACT that you can download quicktime for Windows without installing iTunes. I just did it last weekend. You have to click a few more links, but it's possible.

    DEBUNKED!
     
  13. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    I love my macs but Vista rocks......Flame on....
     
  14. thesnowman16 macrumors member

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    I don't think many people around here will flame you for that :eek: This seems to be one of the few websites were people are alowed to have opinions. :apple:
     
  15. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    uh.. no. you'd best get rid of that attitude, and pronto man, before things get nasty.. The rules are simple: If it's Apple, it's amazing. If it's Apple, and it's not amazing, you've somehow managed to block the R.D.F., I suggest you see the doctor pronto as you are sick, and lastly, M$ will always be crap. I'll bet you're even one of those people who believe in that whole freedom of speech thing and humanitarian rights:mad:

    </sarcasm>:p
     
  16. b0tt094 macrumors 6502

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    A Witch, burn her BURN HER, J/k although i haven't used Vista I want to try it and see how much better it is compared to XP


    Because anything must be better than that piece of junk... I lost an entire project because it froze while I was saving it.... needless to say i was mad:cool:
     
  17. galstaph macrumors 6502a

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    Well HOW do you know shes a witch?
    cause she turned me into a newt....
    a newt?
    I got better.....

    ROTFLMAO.....

    anyway that was a nice funny read.... slight sarcasm I'm sure. I especially liked the part about:
    funny stuff, never read the eula that far I guess... maybe I should.... :D
     
  18. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    AutoCAD.
    The only reason windows still needs to be around.
     
  19. galstaph macrumors 6502a

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    [evangelistic mac preaching]
    doh, autodesk must pay a horrible price.... r12 was the last autocad for mac. I wish and hope that some day they will repent of their wicked idolatrous behaviour toward the windows platform and come back to the true light of the macintosh
    [/evangelistic mac preaching]

    Maybe ONE day that rumored port (apparently in development since only 2002ish) of acad07,08,09,0? will be finished and I can use my mac for autocad without windows.....:rolleyes:
     
  20. MacbookSwitcher macrumors 6502

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    LOL, that's hilarious. I love my new Mac, but I loved Maddox's take on it as well.
     
  21. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I don't think that statement was based off any reall information. Numerically speaking, I'd hoping Windows wins, because it just so much bigger. Statisitcally speaking my bet is on Linux...but then again you have have someone for a amazing with coding, make their own OS(ignore the fact that making an OS is really really hard) and the uses it. 1 for 1 is 100%, and I don't think anyone is going to beat that

    Good call..I could tell anyone much about Photoshop, but ask me to install some hardware an I'm set
     
  22. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    ***reports FleurDuMal to the proper authorities*** :p ;) :D
     
  23. gkarris macrumors 604

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    This guy proved our point...

    PC users have NOTHING to brag about...

    :p
     
  24. RacerX macrumors 65832

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    It is funny... some people call Mac users (or Linux users) religious zealots. Of course, by some people I mean devout Windows users.

    Being atheist, I've watched religions (real religions) as an outsider. One of the oddest factors of many believers is the deep-seeded need to remove all those who believe differently from them. For them, anyone... even a single person standing alone in a crowded room of true believers, represents a threat to their beliefs.

    When we look at Mac users or Linux users, we are such a small community of people compared to the Windows users, yet there are people who fear and hate users of these other platforms. They waste massive amounts of time and energy on trying to eradicate these minority platforms that would seem to be of no real threat to their dominant platform.

    What I see in common here is a fear of being wrong. These people who hate others who think differently than themselves, their aggression isn't caused by anything the other religions or other platforms have done, it is the fear that maybe, just maybe, they made the wrong choice.

    People who are secure in their choices (religious or platform preference) can stand alone, without there being anyone else around them that believes the same way, and not worry. But those who aren't so sure, they need to surround themselves with others who believe the same way. And even then, that is not enough. They must remove the possibility that others might be thinking differently than themselves. And of course the best way to do this is to vilify those who think differently.

    To be sure, I'm not stating that we don't have people like this within the Mac or Linux communities... I know we do. But generally speaking, these types of people wouldn't be part of minority communities (of either computer platforms or religion) because they would find themselves in a constant state of anxiety.

    No, generally speaking, these types of people are part of majority groups. They often run out by themselves to take pot shots at differing opinions and then quickly retreat to the comfort of their large group (we see this most often around here as trolls).

    It is interesting to watch.

    I, most likely, go to the other extreme (and realize this about myself). I like being different, having my own thoughts on topics, being part of smaller and smaller groups... heck, how many users of Rhapsody are there, and how many of you have I tried to convert. I have no problem standing alone with my opinions... in fact, I like it that way. :D


    More importantly though, I embrace others of differing views. What many people seem to forget is that as individuals, we are forced to see the world from our own (often limited) perspective. By surrounding ourselves with others of differing points of view, we can gain perspective that we could not achieve by ourselves.

    These other people which I've been pointing out, they seek out and find others who see exactly what they see. Their motivation isn't to see what is really out there in the world, they want others around them to reinforce their singular point of view.


    Truly, it is not the point of view of people like this that we should fear... their point of view is (after all) just as valid as any of ours, it is their need to hate others with differing points of view that is the real danger.

    Windows users, Mac users, Linux users, Christians, Muslims and even atheists who translate this fear of differing ideas into a hatred of others... that is the one thing that truly frightens me. :eek:
     
  25. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Interesting post. You did say you found them to be of majority groups. Being a Christian, I find that the people with strange religious theologies, zeleots, etc., tend to be of smaller, minority groups. They tend to be on the "fringe" of the group (hyper, extreme thougts, cults, etc.). They are proud of it...

    I don't think their point of view is as valid as any of ours. A now former friend has gone extreme with Hyper-Calvinism and says that any person not lining up with his exact theology (Christian or not) ends up in hell...
     

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