PC Guy tells wife not to get Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by safetyobc, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. safetyobc macrumors 6502

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    I have been telling the Misses that I want a Macbook (or MBP) for sometime now. We have always used PCs but I am sick of Windows. I have tried to explain to her all the cool things Macs can do, etc. etc.

    Today while she is at work their "PC Guy" comes to FIX some of their PC's. She says something to him about me getting ready to buy a Mac in the next month or so.... Guess what happens.. He "explains" to her why it isn't a good idea to get a Mac. Tells her how PCs are better for games, photos, video, etc. etc. etc. He tells her how I should be buying a Sony Viao (sp?) or Dell XPS for what I am wanting to do.

    All I want it for is iLife 08, word processing, internet, and video/podcast watching while at work. I am not a "PC Gamer." I will likely also get the .Mac service. I want A MACBOOK (or MBP). Not a Vista PC.

    He tells her all sorts of stuff and now she is kinda against the Mac idea. (She will be using the computer at college soon.

    Any advice?
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Take her to an Apple Store to have a play with a Macbook, in ten days or more, as Leopard will then be on the machines :)
     
  3. valdore macrumors 65816

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    It's always amusing how peecee technicians look down on Apple. If their sorry asses would spend five minutes with OSX, which they refuse to do, they'd see they wouldn't have their jobs anymore if Apple had higher business marketshare.
     
  4. Peace macrumors P6

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    Fire the PC guy.
     
  5. safetyobc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    LOL,

    It is funny. She works in a law firm. They hire their PC work oustide the office (contract). These guys are there 1 to 2 times per week "fixing" something in the office. All office computers are Windows XP machines. They are constantly having network issues or PC crashes or something.

    Actually, I think todays visit was because they bought 2 NEW PCs.
     
  6. Steve Jobs=God macrumors 6502

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    Even better idea

    Take her to a store BEFORE leopard, and when she's completly amazed by tiger, almost as a passing comment say

    "And in [XXX Amount of days time] days time, it'll be getting even better"

    She'll beg you to buy one right there and then :cool:
     
  7. valdore macrumors 65816

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    Exactly. Windows techs make no sense.
     
  8. justflie macrumors 6502a

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    Windows usage is perpetuated by people that rely on fixing it's crappiness as a career path. :apple:
     
  9. netdog macrumors 603

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    Take PC Guy down to the zoo at feeding time and toss him into the Leopard cage.
     
  10. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    he's a pc guy what do you expect
    he probably has a mac at home though
     
  11. netdog macrumors 603

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    Naw. At home he has an XBox and a Zune. What a life.
     
  12. sananda macrumors 68020

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    you're stuffed. if your missus is going to be using the new computer for college and someone has convinced her that a macbook is no good, then you haven't got a hope unless you produce someone with enough professional credibility to overrule the pc guy. because right now it's you, a layman, versus a professional.
     
  13. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    All that'll do is convert one PC Guy into a steaming pile of Windows.
     
  14. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Seriously, who is the tech savvy person in this relationship?
    If you're it, just buy it. My gf would never dare to tell me what tech stuff I should or shouldn't buy. That would be like us telling them which pan to buy. :D
     
  15. sananda macrumors 68020

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    the pc guy as far as the missus is concerned.
     
  16. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Then something is seriously messed up there. He should just grow some balls and buy it. It is a laptop for christ's sake, not a car or a house.
    I have never understood how men let women dictate what to buy and what not to buy, when it is reasonable.
     
  17. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Are you a man or a mouse?

    But the damn MacBook!
    :rolleyes:
     
  18. sananda macrumors 68020

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    if it were just for him, maybe he could just buy it (but i still think it's a major purchase and it would be best if his wife approved). but he said she will be using it in college. so it's got to be a joint decision. and she has been told by a so called professional that a mac isn't the correct choice.
     
  19. valdore macrumors 65816

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    Reasons I like Macs...

    I never worry about antivirus crap.

    I never worry about firewall crap.

    I never worry about OS crashes.

    They're prettier and last longer.
     
  20. a1dipship macrumors regular

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    its clearly in his and his wifes karmic pathway to experience a pc for alittle while longer! .... let the natural law of suffering commence! they clearly have yet to see the light!

    the mac will then be the equivalent to enlightenment when they finally get one!
     
  21. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    According to him the tech said it is not a good choice for HIM not for her.
    Anyway, just buy the wife a cheap $500 Dell Notebook and get the MB for yourself. :D

    Or ask her who she trusts more, you or some random man in her office...
     
  22. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Buy the macbook, because it's cheeper then an XPS or Vaio. Then install XP on it for the misses, and tell her she can use XP, and you'll use OS X.
     
  23. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    That is actually the way of the least conflicts. If you're not like me and don't like discussions with the wife take this route. ;)
     
  24. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Obviously the reason they are having soo many problems with the PCs at the office is that they aren't using them solely for games, internet porn photos and video, etc. on them.

    Why get a Mac which suck at games, internet porn photos and videos, and is a machines made for finishing actual work on with the least hassle.
     
  25. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Have an affair. That will learn her. :eek: ;) :D

    Seriously, if (and only if) ...

    - You will be the primary user
    - You will be responsible for your own maintenance / upkeep of your computer
    - You will not need to integrate this computer with her work resources
    - There are no things you do jointly that are game killers because you can't use the same system on her PC and your Mac
    - Money is not an issue

    Then she really ought to respect your decision. I'd say the same thing if you were the woman and your husband told you to get a Mac when you wanted a VAIO. For that matter, I'd say the same thing if this were about handbags. And ain't nobody better tell me which shoe designer to buy from. :D
     

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