Survey (Support Mac)

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by jimstapleton, May 3, 2002.

  1. jimstapleton macrumors newbie

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    Hey, splash this around to people, I need as many to vote as possible (Class project). Anyway, Mac is near the bottom (only winnding over BSD, VMS and Other.

    Even loosing to BeOS and Windows...

    Would some of you like to vote and support your OS? (preffered OS and Web browser Poll).

    All your help is appreciated. I tried posting on Macslash yesterday but it didn't take :-(

    click here

    Disclaimer:
    Although I am not a mac user (x86 for versitility: Windows, Linux, BeOS, I might get a Mac later just to be complete, but I have to justify spending the money because I'm not going to go in and just get a iMac), I do want this poll to be fair, and hence I want everyone interested to vote if they can.
     
  2. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    nice thread to get things started
    You are the only peron I know off wiht neraly all systems.
    But by all means get a mac
    Long Live Apple and welcome to macrumors
    You will soon get addicted:D
     
  3. Falleron macrumors 68000

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  4. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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  5. gerror macrumors 6502

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  6. Geert macrumors 6502a

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    go for the Mac.

    (btw, love your new 'tar Ensign)
     
  7. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    thanks,

    I had to change the colour of tom paris’ uniform otherwize it didn't look right, I am going to do some more refining tonight :)

    Ensign
     
  8. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    re: jimstapleton

    I hope u don't mind...

    I fixed the link for u...;)
     
  9. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    re: poll results

    can we help it if we know whats best? :)

    one of us, one of us, one of us...........
     
  10. jimstapleton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank all of you who voted...

    I will get the mac if I have time$$, though regrettably, my favorite OS is dead... I'll alway be a BeOS fan at heart...

    OBeOS, where art thou?

    I haven't gotten to really use OS X yet, so I can't completely rule out mac... But I figure, as I said, if I get one, I'm not going for an iMac (One, I nead a large screen, 2 with all those comps, do you really think I'd have a lot of monitors, nope, it's KVM city + a nice 19" KDS...

    But, this isn't a place for wars on OS (You need an OS Wars segment of the forum, like BeGroovy has! The danger! The Excitement!)

    -Jim
     
  11. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I just went and voted, and saw the mac now is way beyond any of the other systems with over half the votes.

    Good show:D
     
  12. jimstapleton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, it is.

    However the polls are now closed... I have to wait to find someone else willing to host the survey since the current host does not feel it can handle the required throughput and threat of such a religeous topic...

    I don't blame them.
     
  13. SPG macrumors 65816

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    The zealots are massed with their twitchy fingers hovering over their single button mice ready to avenge the bad mouthing of the one true and righteous OS!

    Seriously though, Apple sure does make a nice little OS and hardware combo, you won't regret picking one up.
     
  14. SPG macrumors 65816

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  15. jimstapleton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the survey is fixed and at a new location:

    http://www.thestapletons.org/jim/survey.php

    note: I have nothing against Seattle, but MS is pretty much based there, so I thought a lot of you people here wouldn't be fond of Seattle.
     
  16. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry, just had to paraphase, but its quite true. When surveys such as these (ones in which volunteers register a vote) are conducted, they tend to be one sided, its not a very valid poll. In order for it to work correctly you need to take a randome sampling of individuals (my college statistics classes just came back to haunt me).

    Its nice to see the Mac ahead of the competition, but I'd rather see a valid survey instead.
     
  17. SPG macrumors 65816

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    Redmond. MS is in a shiny little suburb on the other side of the lake called Redmond. Seattle is a little dirtier and we have real homeless people for the people from Redmond to look at as they creep their giant SUV's through town on weekends.
     
  18. jefhatfield Retired

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    hey is redmond a suburb of seattle? or are they two completely different entities?

    and if any mac user lived in redmond, that would be so cool...you know there are plenty of pc users in cupertino
     

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