Mac Hater Arguments


macrumors 6502
Original poster
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.


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" ?


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!


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.


macrumors 6502
Original poster
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.


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 thats so slow and outdated!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.


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.


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

Apple Hobo

macrumors 6502a
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.


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 -


macrumors 6502
Original poster
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., :)


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


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.


macrumors 6502
Original poster
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.


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:

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


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.