I love mac os x, it destroys windows - but everyone forgets one thing...

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by shmutheprophet, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. shmutheprophet macrumors regular

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    Mac OS X is, in my opinion, the greatest operating system hands down. Nothing touches it. It's FreeBSD roots make it extremely stable - and its user friendliness just make it WOW.

    However, alot of people seem to think all PCs are made by Dell and inferior to Macs.

    I am typing this on a custom built PC (which just means personal computer), running Gentoo Linux. This is just as stable as a mac, albeit not as user friendly.

    PCs are great - windows sucks, but PCs are great.


    Windows DOES NOT MEAN PC

    PC DOES NOT MEAN Windows
     
  2. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    We know, you're kind of preaching to the choir here. Macs in fact are PCs too if you're going to take the term literally. I don't think there's any confusion here.
     
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  4. shmutheprophet thread starter macrumors regular

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    Dunno I was just browsing and saw abunch of, "back when I used windows and always freezed / crashed" and stuff like that. Just wanted to point out windows is a choice in the PC world. Dunno, guess it was alot smaller percentage then I thought, my bad. lol.:rolleyes:
     
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    :eek:

    *Runs into phonebox and rings the newspapers*
     
  6. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    And the point of this thread?
     
  7. Breegy macrumors 6502

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    I don't understand how this belongs under the "MacBook" section.

    I still dislike PCs. I'd rather cozy up to Windows on a Mac than have a PC computer. :cool:
     
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    I agree with him about the part how all macs are PC's. It upsets me how people misuse that term. Macs are PERSONAL COMPUTERS.
     
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    And the winner of the Whatever Award for 2008 is...
     
  11. Shackler macrumors 6502a

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    PC and windows aren't the same thing?
    PC=Windows
    Windows=PC
    My whole life has been a lie!
     
  12. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    *Large male church choir* AAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAllllrightyyyy Theeeeeeeeeen... ;)

    And yeah, we know, but guess who propagated the idea that the two are distinct? Apple.
     
  13. JNB macrumors 604

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    It was more IBM with the branded-as-such IBM PC. Up to that point, PC was just the geek's way of referring to them. Most of us just said we had a computer, desktop computer, or by brand: Apple, Kaypro, Osborne, Heath, whatever (even though I owned one, we would never actually admit to a TRS-80. TI-99/4's were OK--for a while, anyway). The real gearheads among us used to say cool stuff like, "I just breadboarded my CP/M box over the weekend, dude!"

    The Macintosh was really the first significant PC that used consumer-oriented naming (not counting the Lisa here) as part of its brand identification. Most of the others were alphanumeric soup, along the lines of power tools or industrial machinery.
     
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    Its rare for me to actually want to swear at someone - but today.......

    I can't be bothered - I only hope the OP is not so pratronizing to his real world peers. (Yes it is spelt incorrectly deliberately)
     
  15. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    On the topic of stability... I must have been lucky with windows OS in the past... never had any real problems. *shrugs*
     
  16. kabunaru Guest

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    We need these kinds of threads once in a while. ;)

    shmutheprophet, I agree with you mostly.
     
  17. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Threads like this are fine. They're expected to stay civil.

    However, we do ask that you post them in a reasonable forum. Preferably this one (Apple, Industry, and Internet Discussion). I mean posting about a custom built Gentoo box in the Macbook/iBook forum is kind of silly, as I'm assuming you didn't custom build a notebook, and a tower PC is not exactly a compelling alternative to a notebook for portability.
     
  18. shmutheprophet thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah sorry about that :(
     
  19. *Sandy* macrumors 6502

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    I have a Vaio and love it most of the time, but still wanting my new macbook :)
     
  20. shmutheprophet thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I love my Macbook, its a great machine :cool:. I'm just saying when people act like Macs are the only way to not use Windows, that is totally false.
     

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