- Jan 23, 2002
Mac would be dead if it weren't for MS saving them for their antitrust suit, plain and simple.
pretty much every educated person in the world now knows this to be completely untrue, and I for one am ****ing tired of this argument.
MS stole yet another Apple technology: Quicktime. Watered it down, made it ****ty, then called it Windows Media Player, WMA, etc. Apple wasn't going to let them get away with it again. Steve Jobs made m$ pay them and commit to them and buy shares, because quite frankly thats what Apple needed. At one point yes, Apple was close to collapse. theres no need to blanket statement the company 5 years later. the more intelligent of the technical users and the more casual users of computers now use macs. get over it.
and its APPLE! not "Mac"
Macs are not good for anyone in my opinion.
Advantanges of a Mac (most agree on these)
-Tend to perform better at graphics editing
-Often come in shiny packages
-Lack of upgradability
-Poor support from developers
-Require an emulator to run many programs (if you buy a mac to emulate a pc because you think macs are better, you are wasting your money)
-Often contain anoying bugs
-Brags about inventing the mouse, yet still usually ships with only one freakin mouse button (what's the deal with that)
-Often come in shiny packages
-Many look fat because they stick everything in the monitor. I was a monitor to watch and a seprate tower for everything else. Also, airflow for over clocking is much better in a tower.
disadvantage (myth): lack of upgradability
truth: you buy a tower, you get upgradability, just like the wintel world. no you cant change the processor, but then again your really can't change it in a wintel without changing the motherboard. unless you are really gonna pay for a few extra MHz of the same processor
myth: poor developer support.
truth: ms office (best version available anywhere), major games support and more coming in the future due to a superior gaming OS, and the ever growing support of the finest opensource programmers in the world, due to its UNIX roots.
myth: Require an emulator to run many programs
truth: only really required for OS specific software, usually only specialized software for companies. these can be run in emulation. (funny how mac users can hibernate winXP much easier and stabler than winXP users)
myth: Brags about inventing the mouse, yet still usually ships with only one freakin mouse button
truth: get over it, you want more button, buy a new mouse. it comes with the computer, i.e its basically free. this is still the most idiotic antimac argument i run across
myth: Many look fat because they stick everything in the monitor. I was a monitor to watch and a seprate tower for everything else. Also, airflow for over clocking is much better in a tower.
fact: the g3 iMac and the eMac. thats it. everything else is slimmer, sleeker, and easier to acces than your avg wintel. if you are going to argue to earlier points, then leave out the iMac these computers because they are not targeted at your arguments' demographic.