"oh it's a mac" -_-

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  1. hazedragon45 macrumors regular

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    Today, some guy was doing a presentation in my class. He needed to download a Powerpoint from his email on to his laptop but it wasn't working..
    so i said " hey use my computer".. i walked up with my new MBP and VGA connections and he's like "thanks.....oh it's a mac.. nevermind.. i'm just going to get one from the library"

    why's it seen as a bad thing??
     
  2. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    He's probably ignorant and assumes it can't work. Or, he's a douchebag. It might be both.
     
  3. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

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    Guy can't even download an attachment correctly do you really think he wants to try to use an OS he is not familiar with?
     
  4. diabolic macrumors 68000

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    I'd guess he didn't want to look stupid if he couldn't figure out how to access his email on your unfamiliar system.
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Pick one:

    1. Not be familiar with OS X

    2. Not know that OS X can play .ppt files in Keynote or view them in QuickView

    3. D-bag...

    I will go with 1 and 2.
     
  6. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    I bet he is an ignorant douchebag. This is not like a friend of mine at school, who could not figure out the shortcut for select all, when typing on my macbook and said its a mac. I even have a hard time sometimes with the shortcuts from switching between computers at school (macbook) and at home (windows XP desktop). Or programming (macbook) C, (desktop) C++.
     
  7. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    Probably unfamiliar with the OS and didn't want to embarrass himself. No offense should be taken...Just don't offer next time, better yet, offer it :]
     
  8. Mac.Gruber macrumors newbie

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  9. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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    if he couldnt do something simple on his own system, he probably just didnt figure he could do it on yours, which is unfamiliar to him. Its not hard to acquaint with OSX, but any new mac user will tell you those first to weeks can be hell for basic tasks if your a lifelong windows user.
     
  10. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    Pretty simple...he didn't know how to use it.:rolleyes:
     
  11. gothamm macrumors 6502a

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    because microsoft office for mac sucks.

    I wouldn't download any of my precious .ppt files onto the inferior osx either. It was a good decision for him to go to the library as Windows is far more stable.
     
  12. emiljan macrumors 6502

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    ^^I hope your joking, because that's the most absurd thing Ive ever heard.

    "windows" and "stable" are two words who don't go together very well.
     
  13. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    Don't forget computer i-lliterate
    :apple:
     
  14. emiljan macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like a lot of people i know. Anyway there are people out there who are not good at using computers, so put a mac in front of them and their lost.
     
  15. AppleFreak89 macrumors regular

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    honestly.. im a student and i use powepoint a lot.

    i love my mac, but lots of times when opening a pppresentation made on a PC on a Mac a lot of stuff (especially pictures) get lost or don't work. Ive seen it happen a lot.

    :)
     
  16. emiljan macrumors 6502

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    I thought that office 08(mac) and office 07(windows) were compatible with each other? Its the whole reason my teachers told me to get office 08, because files are interchangeable, and they would not have any problems opening files i sent them.
     
  17. p1ngputts macrumors member

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    lol this. He didn't want to go on something with such old technology.
     
  18. Nein01 macrumors 6502

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    lol


    anyway, at my school you'd be more likely to hear "oh, it's a pc..."
     
  19. tonyburkhart macrumors regular

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    I choose "4. All of the above"
    :)
     
  20. gothamm macrumors 6502a

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    so are you saying that microsoft office, a program developed by microsoft, is more stable on a mac than on windows?
     
  21. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    Office mac does suck. But hey, a windows based program works better in windows, go figure.
     
  22. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    I see it all the time,it's quite lame actually.
     
  23. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    This is because Microsoft sucks. They write the same program for two platforms and can't get basic formatting to match. What a joke.
     
  24. phoobo macrumors regular

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    +1

    I second that. If I need to use office, I run a virtualized windows. There's no contest between office for win, and for mac -- unfortunately. The Windows version is more stable and more capable.
     
  25. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a

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    OP you posted this on /g/ today didn't you?

    lol, this is kind of weird.
     

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