How do you respond to....

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by jc0481, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. jc0481 macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2005
    That macs are only good for graphics yes the ol macs are only good for graphics dilemma. I have told people that graphics are the end result of any computer system. How can I respond back and win the argument with legitimate proof ? I don't have my Imac yet still saving up for it. I know there will be new ones available in a couple of months probably be getting those ones. My three friends are mac bashers but I just want to show them the Mac and make the decision for themselves. I don't want to force them just show them they have a choice :) I just need your help fighting this myth. I know I can convert some other people I have met in my life. Thanks
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level

    I dunno why you care what your friends think on something as unimportant as computers. I care much more about what my friends think of a particular girl or even car lol than a computer. If it works for your needs then leave it at that
  3. jc0481 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2005
    Need your help please

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  4. treblah macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2003
    Good one. :D

    God I hope you were kidding.
  5. JurgenWigg macrumors 6502


    May 20, 2006
    Show them Expose, boot camp, make a webpage in front of them (with pictures), show them the marvels of iPhoto, and don't forget spotlight!

    Oh, and the abundent lack of viruses!
  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    You should buy whatever computer is best for you... Are you friends gamers? Also do they know much about computers? It seems to happen a lot (or they build their own computer), with anti Apple people, they just think they only have one mouse button and don't run MS office.

    normally I don't try and convert people, just show them your computer when you get it they may be impressed.
  7. Dane D. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 16, 2004
    I too have the same dilemma. I'm a member of a game clan and a new member posted the following:
    and this:
    It pains me to read PC peps posts because I believe most of their Mac info is out-dated, wrong or they just re-hash what they have heard or read. They are so blind with MS crap they can't even admit there are alternatives to MS. My way of dealing with them is to counter-point their points and possibly show them if I can.
  8. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    who cares? Graphics are more fun than spreadsheets anyways :p

    Honestly it's not that big a deal, yeah me and my friends have some good natured ribbing at each others OS but at the end off the day it doesn't really matter. Yes, it would be nice if we lived in a windows free world, but we don't.

    So get your mac, enjoy it, love it, but don't get too concerned when people bash it.
  9. tristan macrumors 6502a

    Jul 19, 2003
    high-rise in beautiful bethesda
    Apple, for all its great marketing, has some major problems in positioning, that's why they're doing the "I'm a Mac" ads. Those stereotypes have been around since System 7 - Macs are for graphics. That's based upon the industry positioning of more than twenty years! (Remember MacPaint and how much better it was than anything Windows had?) Then Macs have the "easy to use" reputation, which backfired because if you already figured out your PC, why would you switch to a Mac? Apple also tried positioning in terms of sheer power (Risc supercomputers) but that also backfired when the PowerPC chips didn't keep up.

    Apple is now positioning its stuff in terms of design, creativity, and eye candy, which is good positioning, but they have a ways to go. Ironically this doesn't take into account Unix and developers, which I believe is a big reason for their success. A lot of people I know in the IT industry bought Macs because its a great Unix platform that still gives you a fantastic GUI- but then some abandoned it because it doesn't have as good Java development support.

    In terms of what people think, seriously don't waste a lot of time caring about what people think, that gets you nowhere and forces you to live life by other people's expectations. But philosophy of life aside, just focus on your computer's capabilities - my Mac is virus-proof, my has fantastic ergonomics, doesn't crash, has tons of great software, runs a Unix OS, and always puts me first in line for new technologies like Airport, Bluetooth, DVD burning, Digital Photography, etc, and just frees me from the headaches and ugliness of Windows. I use my computer every day for the things that are important to me, and I bought the best one that was available to me at the time - an Apple Powerbook of course.
  10. dpaanlka macrumors 601


    Nov 16, 2004
    Most, I mean a HUGE gigantic majority of PC geeks, have never ever used a Macintosh. People are always afraid of what they do not understand.

    I generally don't get into these arguments as I don't really hang out with anyone that is into computers.
  11. portent macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2004
    I do no graphics work whatsoever. I'm not "creative" or "artistic" or any of that. I use my computer(s) for "normal" stuff, and I don't care about any supposed graphics advantages.

    My computer is a Mac because it does all the normal stuff just as easily as Windows, only without the potential headaches. With Windows, I have to take steps to keep my machine from flaking out. On a Mac, I'd have to take steps to force machine to flake out.
  12. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    I beg to differ. If you do anything original, then you are creative. Consider yard work, for example. Is there anything more menial than mowing the lawn? Have you ever seen the lawn mowed in a baseball stadium?

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