Only a matter of time

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Bru5ter, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. Bru5ter macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2006
    Brisbane Australia
    As someone that uses both Pc's and Mac's for work, I was growing concerned with the constant criticism of all things windows, whilst denying any trace of problems with anything MAC.

    I have no real alliance to either system (I own both a PC and a MAC, and an iPod too) but I really feel that Apple have set themselves up for a fall with their increasingly egoistic standpoint. If the idea of karma is to be held as true, then the following news article in the Sydney Morning Herald titled "New itunes version a lemon" is a long overdue bite in the ass of Steve Jobs.

    In my constant discussions with a local "Machead" I have often put forward the argument that MAC's are indeed more reliable and secure simply because no one is really bothered in hacking them as they dont even command 10% of the market share.

    Is it not very ironic then, that Apples first real problem come from their only popular product?

    Just remember - a computer is something we USE, not something that identifies us.
  2. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2005
    Agreed there. Some people are just over the top.

    From what I've read, this isn't true. And logically, it doesn't make sense either. There are both sides to the argument, some resting in technicalities. (Apple computers can be exploited, but if I remember right, there is technically still no virus.) But overall, macs are indeed more reliable and secure even if they are not bulletproof.

    I don't know about that one. You drive a car, and its primary purpose is for transportation. But it still identifies your status. Same with music players. Why do you think people who don't ever use iTunes still go for iPods en masse? A computer is little different.
  3. Bru5ter thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2006
    Brisbane Australia

    There have recently been a number of news stories identifying ways in which hackers could attack the MAC OS, but I maintain that as most hackers are ego driven (oh look at me my virus hit 100,000 computers) its not something they bother with.

    As for the car analogy, Im sorry but Im one of those unmaterialistic people who use my consumer power for safety, ease of use, reliability etc so I completely reject that these things identify me. I have noticed that the more important these status symbols are to people, the less value they have as a person.

    A car gets you from A to B, a computer makes your work more effiecient. The aesthetics are important, but way down my list.

Share This Page