Moron buys MBA w/o research, complains


556fmjoe

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I actually agree with a lot of his complaints, but he shouldn't have bought a computer that can't do what he wants. Complaining about it is ridiculous. It's not like a MBA is a paltry amount of money either; you would think he'd do at least a little research first.
 

mojolicious

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moron said:
It’s an entire lifestyle, a branded and streamlined approach to seemingly every aspect of one’s creative and social pursuits. It changes the way you store your data, the apps you use, and how you navigate your own hard drives.
I don't understand the first sentence (unless he's experienced the horror of iPhoto library management) but the second? It's almost as though he had no idea that it was a different OS, a different GUI with a different set of metaphors, etc etc.

I think the piece is being disingenuous for comedic effect, only he forgot to add the comedy.
 

bniu

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I've got a few questions for that fella. What's a CD, VGA Port, and a Printer??? :D

If you want to listen to some music, just fire up iTunes! External monitor, isn't everything mini display port these days? Printer? What??? People still print???

I'm so glad my laptops have done away with all the legacy crap that I almost never use.
 

ewils19

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I just made the PC to Mac transition a couple of months ago and it honestly is not that hard if you have half a brain. I figured out most of it within the first day.
Besides, who needs to use a USB keyboard and mouse on a laptop???
 

53kyle

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WAT? I figured out most things that this guy couldn't in about an hour! No exaggeration. I also spent a whole month doing research before buying my MBP a couple of years ago, so I would know things like the fact that there were only two USB ports and that I would need an adaptor for a VGA monitor. The thread title says it all: "moron."

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Besides, who needs to use a USB keyboard and mouse on a laptop???
I know, right? I think that the 2011 iMac would have been better for this guy, but not any newer because it will take him a week to figure out that you can buy a superdrive, then he will make another whiney review which states that once again, he can't do research.
 

Radiating

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Hey guys. I bought a spoon the other day after my knife that I used for years needed to be replaced and it doesn't work for cutting my steak. I thought all cutlery was the same. What is wrong with eating utensils these days?

Hey guys. I bought a jack hammer the other day after the wooden mallet I used for years needed to be replaced and it doesn't work for installing pictures on my wall. I thought all hammers were the same. What is wrong with tools these days?

Hey guys. I bought a toilet the other day after the sink I had been using for years needed replacing and I can't wash my hands very well in the toilet bowl. I thought all bathroom fixtures were the same. What is wrong with bathroom hardware these days?

Hey guys. I bought a MacBook air the other day, after my antiquated desktop replacement needed to be replaced and it doesn't work with my existing short cuts, or hardware and storage. I thought all computers were the same. What is wrong with technology these days?
 

teffers

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I have issue taking the article seriously as it's written by someone who, rather than get it fixed or replaced, lugged around a laptop with broken keys and an external keyboard ... this isn't someone who's opinions matter to me :D
 

MrGimper

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I bought Sky TV and I can't play my video tapes in it. Stupid Sky, I hate it.

I bought an iPod and I can't play my "Now That's What I Call Music Vol 1." tape in it.... Stupid iPod, I hate it.

Meh.
 

Chicane-UK

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What a pillock. Surely before you spend that sort of money on a laptop you do some research, and not just assume that every laptop has exactly the same features. Ugh... I didn't want to read the article in any real detail but please tell me he's not a tech journalist.
 

drenline

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Lol funny read, I was expecting him to be in his 50's or at least 40's, turns out the guy is only 29.

I made the PC to Mac transition about 2 months ago, took me about a day to learn everything, not that difficult.
 

thundersteele

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So what, it takes a bit to get used to a new ecosystem, and it seems the writer wanted to share that experience. However the article is just bad, and the complaining about no CD drive feels like it was written in 2008.

For each tiny thing Apple removes from a product there are huge threads here with people complaining about it. Lack of USB ports, need of adapters for everything: all been talked about here. So it is not too surprising other people have that same experience.
 

Phil A.

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The article was clearly using hyperbole to make a point (i.e. things aren't necessarily as intuitive as we all think for new users)
 

Donoban

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Strong troll. I read the entire article to just end up hating this guy.
 
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Binarymix

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1. VGA?? Get and adapter, or a new friggen monitor, it's 2014!!

2. CD's?? Get the mp3 version. Again, it's 2014.

3. USB printer?!?! Although I'm glad he wasn't searching for a serial port on his MBA again, come on, wireless printers are all over now and cheap. Once again, it's 2014 FFS!!

That is all.


He must have been trolling the internets.
 

Steve121178

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It took me a long time before I was happy to fully convert to OS X. I jumped on the bandwagon in 2008 and my mistake was trying to use my Mac & OS X like it was Windows.

I bought and sold a few MacBook's while the love/hate relationship was going on. I kept going back and then in 2011 after Lion was released I was finally happy with OS X. Quite ironic as most veteran OS X users hated Lion and were pining for Snow Leopard's UI & features :D
 

drsox

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It took me a long time before I was happy to fully convert to OS X. I jumped on the bandwagon in 2008 and my mistake was trying to use my Mac & OS X like it was Windows.

I bought and sold a few MacBook's while the love/hate relationship was going on. I kept going back and then in 2011 after Lion was released I was finally happy with OS X. Quite ironic as most veteran OS X users hated Lion and were pining for Snow Leopard's UI & features :D
I started with Lion so the change from Win7 was painless. I was also happy to see so many Linux features (folder tree layouts etc)
 

racer1441

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Jesus, I hope this moron cannot reproduce. Anyone that dumb shouldn't pollute our gene pool.