Why don't these people just buy a Mac?

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  1. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I have serious trouble using those theme changers. Windows just doesn't work well with an OSX interface, even if it does look better.
     
  3. BiikeMike thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I am playing with the idea of doing that to my PC just to see what its like...
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It's certainly worth a try. I lasted about an hour with mine. Make sure you get a good one though because they have a habit of wrecking some of the system files. I recommend Flyakite. :)
     
  5. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

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    probally cos it's just an experiment...
     
  6. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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    They really should just by a mac...

    All they are doing is putting a cheap mask on there computer... not the real "Mac Experience"...

    Although it beats the ol' PCEE thing...
     
  7. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    Hmmm... wonder if I could run it on my Mac using Virtual PC. :p
     
  8. Guitarius macrumors 6502a

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    Kinda reminds me of the begining of Up in Smoke when Tommy Chong pulls out of the garage and you see the Rolls Royce grill, then he turns and you see its a beat up VW Beetle.
     
  9. BiikeMike thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've been wondering this for a while, does virtual PC actually work well? What are its limitations?
     
  10. Josh macrumors 68000

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    Hmmm...

    Maybe I should make my Tiger install look like Win98 SE....

    I keeed...I keeed :p
     
  11. yg17 macrumors G5

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    That would be like buying a new Ferrari and leaving it parked under a tree for birds to crap on :D
     
  12. plinden macrumors 68040

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    I had my Thinkpad themed for OSX, briefly, for about 5 days.

    I decided it just wasn't worth it, since once you get past the skin, it's all Windows underneath. Control Panel != System Preferences. It was also fairly easy to screw things up (not severely though, easy enough to fix) by dragging the wrong icon (i.e. removing the icon) from the docking bar to the desktop.

    I did like the drop shadow on the windows though, and kept that.
     
  13. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    My friend's Thinkpad actually runs OSX :D Before that, it was about as Maclike as he could possibly get it :p The only reason he got a Thinkpad instead of an iBook was because of the upcoming switch - he was gonna wait till Rev B or C of the Mactels
     
  14. XNine macrumors 68040

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    They don't buy macs because:

    A. They prefer Windows (yeah, like that's possible)
    B. They're idiots
    C. They like buying cheap Dells that are worthless after 1 year.
    D. God hates them.

    I'm going with hidden answer E. All of the above. :p
     
  15. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    Macs cost money! Some people have food & rent and stuff to buy first and thus they are stuck using the computers at their disposal.
    I mean yeah they'd probably love a mac, but even $500 for a mini might be 2 weeks salary for all you know.
     
  16. BiikeMike thread starter macrumors 65816

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    oh, no, I know. $500 is more than 2 weeks salary for me, I don't even have a steady job! I'm a broke college student, I know allll about macs costing money!
     
  17. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    But think of all the money you could earn during the time saved from not having to deal with Windows.

    That was a joke, but I honestly don't think price is an issue anymore if you are interested in a real computer. Frankly, unless you are seriously broke and need a word processor, PC's under $500 are a waste of money. Whats the usable life span on something like that? Surely a $500 mini will last more than twice as long as a $250 PC. Even if you are broke, get a used/refurb mac. Still better. Do college students buy new cars for $2000? No, not a smart move, you get a used car for $2000.
     
  18. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    hence my response to your question of "why don't these people just buy macs" :p
     
  19. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I've been tempted to try flyakite...is it free though? I certainly don't want to buy anything!
     
  20. maya macrumors 68040

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    Since either they or they family members are used to using Windows and fear to learn something new, in the event they break something that cost a decent sum. :)

    That is the answer to the "why" question. ;) :)


    note: response taken from several friends of mine who use windows.
     
  21. jayb2000 macrumors 6502a

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    work computers

    some of us have crappy windoze systems we have to use for work, BUT we can at least modify them so they look like our happy Apple computers.

    That's why. :D
     
  22. solvs macrumors 603

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    Or they're waiting for new PowerMac/Books and want to test the waters. ;)
     
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    F: They have Windows software they need to run? :rolleyes:
     
  25. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    When I tried it I didn't have to pay anything but that was before the massive site overhaul. By the looks of the link, it still relies on donations.
     

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