Mac Hater Arguments

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by DanTekGeek, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. DanTekGeek macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2004
    Denver, CO
    Im working on a project....
    Im compiling a list of the most common blind faced arguments that mac haters make, and specific facts and statistics that we can rebut with.
    Im not looking for a discussioin, but just a list of the most common arguments against mac that you guys run into.
  2. tech4all macrumors 68040


    Jun 13, 2004
    You mean ignorant comments like, "Macs only have 1 button mice", "Macs can't play games", "Nothing works with Macs", "Macs cost $3000 while PCs cost $500" ?
  3. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

    Jul 23, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    "Most software isn't compatible with macs"

    Which is true...
  4. EJBasile macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2004
    I have heard....

    Macs have such bad software (Specificly- Appleworks is the only good program apple makes- hahah i think the opposite)
    Macs can't play games
    Macs are too expensive
    Macs are not compadible with windows
    Macs are so much slower- PCs fastest are 3.8 while macs are 2.5

    These are hard ones that people have told me- hard to justify
    Macs Suck
    Mac is Wack
    If you buy a Mac your on Crack
    If you buy a Mac you'll marry a girl with no rack (yea- strange people out there)
    Macs are ugly


    P.S. I hope that works. Good luck on your project. When its done have a moderator make a sticky of it lol!
  5. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    Macs are for artsy people and not getting real work done.
  6. Blackheart macrumors 6502a


    Mar 13, 2004
    No MS Office for Mac
    Windows Word files aren't compatible with Mac
  7. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    I know there's an anti-Mac website out there that hasn't been updated in a while. I mean, they're bitching about what kind of SCSI it has, and other things that haven't applied to just about any computer made in the last 10 years.
  8. DanTekGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2004
    Denver, CO
    yeah, those are mostly ones that we can answer easily, without backing it up.

    for instance, today i heard
    "pcs are better for number crunching"

    i pointed out that ppc architectures have more calculations per clock cycle than pcs, but I would like to have been able to give an exact statistic.
  9. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2004
    Pittsburgh, PA
    How about..

    Macs just try to be cool with their curved edges.
    Only 1.25GHz? thats so slow and outdated!
    They're so annoying. I hate the layout. (I hate this one. The only answer is "its just different than Windows. Once you use it for a while its much better")

    Also, some things I've noticed while in Chem class (the only class with Macs)

    The person new to macs looks at the mouse and says "where's the buttons?"
    Our teacher has the dock hidden, so ppl are like... I can't even find IE, this computer is stupid
    Our teacher has 2 pro apps running at startup, plus she hasn't upgraded her ram, and everyone thinks theyre slow.

    A valid point made about the Mac mini:

    Only 2 usb ports? You take up both of them with the keyboard and mouse.

    Hope this helps. It'll at least get you started.
  10. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    I have a co-worker who claims that Windows XP is a more stable OS.
  11. Daveway macrumors 68040


    Jul 10, 2004
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
    I've heard:
    "They still make those?"
    "Aren't they too white?"
    "Those are for rich boring people"- not true, hip people
    "Too expensive."
    "Do you really want that? It doesn't work with anything!"

    I switched a few months ago and i'm the happiest computer user around. Everytime I go to recover a PC for someone I tell them about macs.
  12. sjpetry macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2004
    Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    Me too

    "Macs are toys." Remember toys are fun, and people call Ferrari but honda arn't ( See a link between the two. ). And Ferrari faster. :D
  13. quagmire macrumors 603


    Apr 19, 2004
    Macs can't run windows without a slow emulator.
    Macs are for fags( boy, people just love gay bashing)
    Macs are for druggies
    Macs crash( ahh still lives in the OS 9 days)
    Macs are for hippies
    Macs are a virus itself
    Macs are beauty but, no performance
  14. Apple Hobo macrumors 6502a

    Apple Hobo

    Mar 19, 2004
    A series of tubes
    • MAC'S don't work with the internet.
    Fortunately, I've never heard this in person. Unfortunately, this one has been known to come from the mouths of "professional" computer techs.

    • MAC'S have no software.

    • MAC'S are slow. d00d, I can get a 3GHz PeeCee for $150, but MAC'S are only like 2.0GHz at $5,000. OMG Tahts stoooopid!!!11.

    • MAC'S are only good for working with graphics.

    • MAC'S crash every 2 minutes.

    • MAC'S don't even have USB or FireWire.
    I'm sure I've seen this one somewhere.

    *Mac has been intentionally written as MAC'S with the wrong use of an apostrophe. I strive for accuracy when imitating PeeCee kiddies.
  15. Aldaris macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2004
    Salt Lake
    Often a dinner debate if not war at my house...

    My brother in-law is convinced Apple steals... (Linux/Unix).
    Apple is no more stable than a PC, Linux, Unix.
    Apple is an expensive piece of ****(Word of choice).
    Apple is for people who have nothing better to spend an extra $1500.
    You spend money for a glowing light that doesn't do anything.
    Macs don't have the capabilities my $250 Pentium 4 has.
    Macs aren't good for networking.
    Macs have very poor security.
    Macs can't do anything better than my PC.
    My Microsoft Movie Maker can do better than your Final Cut Pro/iMovie.
    Macs are for Losers

    This is the gist of our conversations/debates -
  16. DanTekGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2004
    Denver, CO
    the one thing that really gets me is that i bet if these people actually tried os x they would love it. unfortunatly, they, like many, have had bad experiances with the older mac OS's. I have to admit, I despise the early mac OS's. Many of these people make arguments about mac, but are reffering to experiances with early macs, that dont apply to os x. Next time i have an argument, Im going to pull out my laptop and make them try osx., :)
  17. killuminati macrumors 68020


    Dec 6, 2004
    I admit it, I used to be a mac-basher. Its because the computers in my school all ran OS 9 and were REALLY slow. If only they had os x :rolleyes: . I never started liking Macs until my friend showed me his new powerbook one day. I couldnt believe how different OS 9 and OS X were. I am now a proud windows-basher. :p
  18. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2004
    way out in the sticks
    Great Thread DanTekGeek!

    This is a good thread and I hope a lot of people jump on it. Then, as one poster said earlier, maybe someone can make a sticky out of it.

    I've heard many of the previously posted comments but here are some unique ones:

    "Everybody with a mac has to run Virtual PC on it so they can actually do stuff."
    "iCrap" -in reference to iLife '05
    "Fisher Price computers"
    "Macs are gay."
    "Piece of junk." -heard at an apple store
    "Macs are obselete."
    "Who uses macs?"

    This all makes me pretty sick.
  19. DanTekGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2004
    Denver, CO
    I think that switchers appreciate os x a bit more than life-long mac users. (again, this is opinion). We have had to deal with windows for years. You can only appreciate the good when you know the bad.
  20. dxm113 macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2005
  21. applemacdude macrumors 68040


    Mar 26, 2001
    Over The Rainbow

    they have chess
  22. MP2 macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2005
    Macs are slow. (fried of mine suffering from the MHz myth)
    Macs crash. (refering to the 8.6, 9.1, and 9.2 iMacs in the computer lab abused by students at least 3+ hours a day... I happen to agree :) (though not OS X if taken care of))
    I can build a PC for $500 that will tear your $1500 Mac apart.
    Macs don't have any games. (wrong)
    Macs have virii/spyware/adware/malware. (haha **** who ever said this to me)
    'This isn't an XP vs. OS X debate because 90% of the work we do on computers are in programs like Photoshop witch are the same across different platforms' :rolleyes:
    You can't upgrade Macs. (I agree to a certain extent)
    Macs have no games. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
    'OMFG THSI MAC HAS A VIRUS!111ONE!!!!1' :mad:

    The one I get most often is that Macs are for gays/fags/lesbians/homosexuals/bisexuals/hippies. :rolleyes: :mad:
  23. Flowbee macrumors 68030


    Dec 27, 2002
    Alameda, CA
    "Macs are for people who can't learn how to use a REAL computer."
  24. Flowbee macrumors 68030


    Dec 27, 2002
    Alameda, CA
    For a more complete list, just head over to Cnet and read through the negative user comments on the Mac mini. Truly mind-boggling.

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