your mac persuasion

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by jer446, May 26, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering.. i just switched to a mac, and i lvoe it, but i get all the time people saying so whats so good about a mac.. what is your responce to this?
     
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    puckhead193

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    "It just works, no if nor buts, no blue screen of death"
     
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    mkrishnan

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    If people ask me why I use one, I tell them (cute, wanted to play with Unix, cute, matched my iPod, cute) but I don't proselytize.
     
  4. macrumors Core

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    all i say is because i dont want the hassle of maintaining windows, ususally quiets them down too..... but i dont preach to people...
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    No viruses, no spyware, no problems.
    No bluescreen of death.
    It works when i want it to work.
     
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    dmw007

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    Viruses-
    Mac OS X= 0
    Windows XP= 70,000 (and counting ;))
     
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    ~Shard~

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    The complete package. Hardware and software designed by the same company = GOOD.

    And in a word, I would say performance. I always find it amusing when people resort to quoting system performance statistics when trying to justify why a PC machine is better than a Mac machine. Quote all the hardware specs you like, for me performance is measured by the OS, the ease of use, the stability, the software, how productive I can be, and how much fun I can have using my machine - these are the factors that make me rank one machine superior to another - hardware is only one small piece. But that's just me. :cool:
     
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    mad jew

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    I tell them that you can just press COMMAND-CONTROL-D while the curser is hovering over a word and it'll define it for you. Which is great when mkrishnan is online. ;)


     
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    G5Unit

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    Macky-Mac

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    i tell them that all of my files from the last 20 years are in mac formats of one sort or another and that I have several thousand dollars invested in mac software........that usually is enough for them to understand
     
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    mkrishnan

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    Well, there are a lot of religious crazies in the US, so it's a useful word. :rolleyes:
     
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    mad jew

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    I'm impressed. Most words that I don't know, I've usually seen somewhere before, but proselytize is completely new. Thankyou. :)
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

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    Just explain to them the stability of the OS X platform and the quality construction of the Apple hardware.

    As a sidenote, the blue screen of death is pretty much a lame excuse to use anymore. The majority of XP machines I've used in the past 4 years haven't had a BSOD once. If you're talking 95/98/Me/ then of course, but it's pretty rare with XP.
     
  14. macrumors 68000

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    "It's cool. Whatever."

    Apathy, in the face of those wishing to paint oneself with the zealot brush.
     
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    yellow

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    Because I need to be different then 98 of the other 100 computer users around me.
     
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    kgarner

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    I say that I haven't found a compelling reason to switch to a PC.
     
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    Xtremehkr

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    Overall quality and experience. If they have any questions I'll answer them, but I don't try and push Apple on most people. I would like more of my friends to have Apples though, cause there are a lot of things that you can do with other people who have Apples as well.
     
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    MacRy

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    The hardware looks cool.
    The o/s is pretty.
    It does just what I want it to do without any undue fuss.
    There are no spyware/virus issues to have to deal with.
     
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    thequicksilver

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    Plymouthbreezer

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    I didn't know what it was either... But oh! Just control-command-d and bingo! There it was...

    Now, you can't do that on a PC... :p
     
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    yellow

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    It's Natural

    It seems to work closer to the way that is natural for me to work. I've still got a high-end PC, but I find myself naturally drawn to the Mac Systems. The more I use it the more natural it seems. Stability is a big part. I get more work or play done because I'm not spending so much time trying to keep the computer working. When I got my first Mac a year ago I didn't realize there would such a difference or that I would experience this natural draw. It's an interesting journey. I just got my PM less then a month ago.
     
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    camomac

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    after switching in january, i would have to say the best part of this experience has been - NO virus/spyware problems.

    the hardware is beautiful.
    the OS is well done.

    it doesn't say micro$oft when i turn my computer on anymore.
     
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    G5Unit

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    And that too.
     

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