iMac G5 review focuses on Apple hardware and how you can run...

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. BakedBeans macrumors 68040


    May 6, 2004
    What's Your Favorite Posish
    if this was a poll i would be voting 1 for gimp....
  2. rtdgoldfish macrumors 6502a


    Jul 4, 2004
    Jacksonville, FL
    I lived in Orlando until I went off to college. That guy who writes for the Sentinel is a complete idiot. He had an article back when the first iPods came out saying that they were too expensive to make any impact on the music industry.

    He always writes about how good PC/Windows products are, even if it is the least important thing ever put into production, but never reviews anything from Apple unless it is big. Even now, he writes how great the iMac is but then has to go back to his worshiping of Bill Gates. Oh well, guess someone had to write a bad review of the iMac. Might as well be from Florida, yet another thing for us to screw up!
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    This guy sure is clueless when it comes to the Apple Macintosh platform. He doesn't understand that reviewing a Mac product means focusing on the Mac side of things, like Office:Mac 2004 and iLife, and giving only a passing mention to Windows-side things, such as Virtual PC.
  4. prechrchet macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2002
    My thoughts

    Actually, I thought it wasn't a bad review. Granted, there was a LOT of things he left out (iLife, Mac Office, Safari, etc), but in making the focus virtual PC, he answers one of the biggest fears of potential switchers: having to replace all of this expensive PC software that all of a sudden is useless.

    If more PC users could understand that switching is easier than they think, we might get a few more converts.

  5. Little Endian macrumors 6502a

    Apr 9, 2003
    I agree with you even though the guy who wrote this article is Mac illiterate and ignorant he did address specifically on one of the Primary arguments that PC users use against macs which is compatability.
  6. munkle macrumors 68030


    Aug 7, 2004
    On a jet plane
    If you're trying to argue for compatibility then he should be making the point that Macs can handle most apps and documents natively, that Microsoft Office for Mac does exist, that can handle your e-mails fine, that Adobe, Macromedia etc make Mac versions of their apps, and that the majority of the time these apps run better on Macs than they do on Windows.

    Don't defend this guy, the article was an awful piece of journalism.
  7. Santaduck macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2003
    If you wish to contact the review's author (be intelligent, don't give him anti-macuser stuff to write about):

    From the website:
    Chris Cobbs welcomes your questions and comments. Phone: 407-420-5447. Mail: Orlando Sentinel, 633 N. Orange Ave., MP 240, Orlando, Fla., 32801.

    Chris Cobbs can be reached at or 407-420-5447.

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