well said.Mitthrawnuruodo said:We cannot force people to get a sudden interest in Macs, even those PC-sentrics who are very happy with their iPods. What we, as a Mac community can do is to take as good a care of those fed up with their malware infected Pieces of Cr@p that are looking for alternatives and give them (sober) advice.
And of course, whenever a PC owner complaints about malware problem or incompatible drivers just point out that you don't have those problems. Don't start a lecture or even praise your Mac, just a simple statement will do. That way you might avoid the PC owner going into a complete defensive lock-down (people do that, even Mac users when someone attacks our Macs), and slowly they might consider switching. I've already switched several family members this way, and more are on the way...
Compatibility of hardware. OSX might be a much better OS for consumers, but it doesn't do them any good if they can't run it on their computer.OhEsTen said:HOW could a PC magazine consider an OS X vs WinXP "shootout" to be a DRAW?! That is just B.S.
Well I think most people DO know that there's a company called Apple that makes (or used to) computers called Macs.Mitthrawnuruodo said:Pretty interesting views, and I think he's on to something. The majority of people have no idea what a Mac is or that there's a company called Apple that makes computers.
I think you overestimate the general knowledge of technical things among "ordinary" people. Most will not be able to name any (or at least more than a very few) computer producers, maybe not even their own. And Apple is FAR better known in the USA than the rest of the world. Here in Europe Apple has a market share that makes the US market share look astronomical...nagromme said:Well I think most people DO know that there's a company called Apple that makes (or used to) computers called Macs.
I didn't know that, and I think you can count the people in e.g. Norway that knows this on a couple of hands**, excluding farmers...nagromme said:Most people also also know that there's a company called John Deere that makes combination harvesters.
I know John Deer makes TRACTORS and FARM EQUIPMENT. WTF is a combination harvester?gekko513 said:I think most people don't even know what a combination harvester is. (I know Shibaura makes tractors, though )
Yeah, because before Apple none of those things ever existed...ppc_michael said:That was pretty pointless. While most might not notice Macs themselves have disappeared, they'd notice it when there are no more movies, TV, or music produced.