Mark Cuban loves his MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by UbuntuFu, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. UbuntuFu macrumors regular

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    http://www.cnet.com/8301-13643_1-9779598-45.html?tag=cnetfd.blogs.item

    You think someone like Mark Cuban could easily afford a Macbook Pro and not just a Macbook. also another lame excuse with the no right click.
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Somebody should tell him about Fusion and Parallels.
     
  3. Southern macrumors regular

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    Lack of right mouse click? Plug a USB mouse in and configure the right mouse button, Mark! :p
     
  4. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    My first thought was why he didn't go with a MBP as well. I guess just because you have the money doesn't mean you should purchase something above your needs. It also may have been a size consideration.
     
  5. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    He's right about the right click, and I don't know why so many people support Apple on this. There should be two buttons on the track pad, and a real Apple two-button mouse.
     
  6. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    There are. Well, not really but you can right click without touching the control button. System Preferences>keyboard & mouse> Track pad > place two fingers on track pad for secondary click.
     
  7. balamw Moderator

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    I'm in that boat too. Won't replace my iBook until something significatly smaller comes along. The 13.3" is only half a pound lighter and an inch narrower.

    Bring on a 13" or smaller MBP and we'll talk Apple. ;)

    B
     
  8. Snorrblitz macrumors newbie

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    Usually you don't even have to configure the button, it already works.
    I've gotten so used to having only one button on the trackpad that when I use a computer with two buttons I reverse them because that the way my hand used to be positioned.
     
  9. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    That isn't very intuitive! I understand that originally there was a purpose for having just one button, but it's archaic.
     
  10. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Use this and LOVE it. Track, click, double click, drag....all can be done with the trackpad.
     
  11. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    back when control click was the only way to right click i would agree with you

    now that there is the two finger on the touchpad = right click feature..its actually more intuitive than a second button
     
  12. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    It is very apparent that guy is not tech savvy in any way.
     
  13. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    We have a G5 tower at the office connected to a flatbed scanner and slide scanner. Everyone complained that "Macs are a pain to use" because of the "stupid mouse with only one button".

    One day I swapped out the Apple Pro Mouse with a USB 3-button scroll wheel mouse from one of the Dells...and I was able to get people to admit that they really avoided the Mac because were just too lazy to learn OS X (as if that's difficult). Not to mention that they mostly use Photoshop anyway, so it isn't as if they are venturing into totally uncharted waters... :rolleyes:

    I have to admit that I think Apple should abandon the one-button mouse - but I also think that the "one button mouse excuse" is the lamest excuse to not buy or use a Mac, and I still hear it lot.
     
  14. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    You'd think that a company like c|net could afford some people who knew what they were doing with technology. How do they find these people? Do they pull homeless people from the streets to write?

    I'm surprised that he can access his 10 GB of e-mail through Outlook. It always seemed slow even on a fresh machine with just a few e-mails.

    The right-click alternative really isn't that difficult to learn but I guess since most people don't get out and try different things, they get stuck only learning one way.
     
  15. UbuntuFu thread starter macrumors regular

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    In case you didn't know Mark Cuban is the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team. He help founded Broadcast.com which was later bought by Yahoo for like 5.7 billion worth of Yahoo stock in 1999. He cashed out just before the dot com bust.

    I'm pretty sure he's pretty good with computers. I don't know why he would want to upgrade to Windows Vista if all he does is basically 2 applications - Outlook (and the rest of Office apps) and Firefox. I still use Windows XP and it's fine. As for the Macs crashing, I've never had a major crash on my Macbook in the longest time. Usually it's stupid Firefox that is not responding on my macbook so I have to force quit it.
     
  16. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Yeah. You'd think someone like Mark Cuban could afford a new laptop, period, instead of upgrading an old one. Weird.

    Maybe Steve got to him, 'Stepford Wives' style...
     
  17. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    No there shouldn't. I like the track pad just the way it is. The only people who need two mouse buttons are Windows people who can't get used to the way Macs work.

    Thanks for the explanation. I had no idea who he was either.
     
  18. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    Well if you like it, it must be great!

    Thank God most Mac users aren't switching from Windows, or this might be a problem worth investigating! :rolleyes:

    Seriously, now. Couldn't we get at least a touch sensitive button like on the Mighty Mouse? Would anyone have any complaints about that?

    Never mind, I'm sure someone does.
     
  19. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Using two fingers on the trackpad is just too hard that you still want touch sensitive button?

    I don't even use the button as it is now with all the options they have given with the trackpad.

    Of course I guess that still isn't good enough unless there is TWO buttons :p
     
  20. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    No reason why Apple can't make the button touch sensitive and configurable like the MM. They gave in on the MM, why not on the trackpad and be done with all the whining.
     
  21. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    So again using two fingers to tap just isn't enough? Maybe I just don't understand why people what that button so bad.
     
  22. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Its just difficult for people to break lifelong habits. 2 button mice have been with us (in the mainstream) for 20 years now and its ingrained in most folks brains.
     
  23. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Yet the argument was to make "switchers" happy. Arn't they changing? Breaking a computer habit?

    Just odd IMO.

    Plus at the same time I have found MANY windows users impressed by my trackpad. Just have to show them you can pretty much do everything without even having to worry about the button.

    Again.....I just might not understand.
     
  24. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    It's not that I can't use it the way it is; I've adapted just fine.

    But the option should be there!
     
  25. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    But my question is why should it be there? Just because a windows based laptop has two buttons?
     

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