MAC vs Mac

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  1. Drew017, Mar 31, 2012
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    Drew017 macrumors 65816

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    I see this a lot. I try and explain the difference to forum member sometimes but I think people think I'm being snarky when in reality I'm trying to explain that MAC and Mac are two completely different things.
     
  3. Drew017 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Haha us Mac users get kind of touchy about that kind of stuff.
     
  4. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    I agree it's not MACintosh.

    however people can name their folders/files whatever they want, surely?
     
  5. Drew017 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yea I think so. Folders On PC's aren't in all caps

    -Sent from my macINTOSH

    Ps- MS-DOS USB disks show up in all caps on my Mac.
     
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    I support macs at work, and all too frequently I get a ticket with having problem x with my MAC.

    Meh, I don't care what they call it. I know people where this really rubs them the wrong way but its not worth the aggrevation
     
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    Just don't name them Shirley.


    (Well, someone had too. :p)
     
  9. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    I've been tempted to answer the question as if they actually had a problem with their MAC, just to be difficult, but I couldn't be bothered really.

    It does annoy me greatly. As well as when customers say they need something for a Mac Pro when they have an MBP, and "Airmac" "Airbook" and variations of those. Can't people dedicate half a second to reading the text on the display or their box?
     
  10. Drew017 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yea all you have to do is look down about 4 inches and there it is- MacBook. Besides, they should know what they bought :p
     
  11. OneMike macrumors 603

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    I think some Mac users care too much about nonsense.

    Call Big-Mac for all I care.
     
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    Surely this is over the top? Typing Mac in all caps doesn't make it a PC now, does it? :p
     
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    I think it comes from experience with PCs. No one sees this and construes it as iScreaming. Ha! iScream! I made a funny...:eek:

    Seriously, most folks don't know that MAC is Media Access Control and could care less, let alone grasp this:

    Dale
     
  14. Drew017 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Totally agree. I just have never figured out why some people write it in all caps. Though, I do remember seeing MAC (As a Mac) in the instructions for an $85 samson microphone. It says

    "The MAC will recognize the USB audio device and automatically install a new driver"

    They also used a mixture of screenshots from Leopard and Tiger

    :apple:
     
  15. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    It drives me crazy and i correct people every single time. Same for "OS ex" instead of "OS 10", and generally everything else, Apple related or not.
     
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    Not sure why people get annoyed as surely the context removes all doubt as to what they are talking about
     
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    Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking. :):D
     
  18. Drew017 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    If you type in terminal- say "Mac OS X" it even says "Mac OS 10"
     

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