People are still completely ignorant about Macs

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by kainjow, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    For an online class I am taking this semester, we have to post in a "threaded discussion" about our computer and why it works for us. One of the guys starts a rant on Macs and it is completely inaccurate. Unfortunately I have to wait until tomorrow to respond to him (rules of the system), but I am looking forward to respectfully trashing him ;)

    Here's what he said:

  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    That has to be my favorite part. So, I suppose constantly clicking on UAC windows instead of entering a password every once in a blue moon is ok with him. Hahaha, moron.
  3. Mac OS X Ocelot macrumors 6502a

    Mac OS X Ocelot

    Sep 7, 2005
    Wow, I wasn't aware that there were "little or no third party software compatible with Macs." That is completely new to me. So is the fact that since the switch to Intel there are more viruses and spyware for Mac than Windows because the anti-virus software companies can't keep up with it.

    It seems like this guy doesn't like Mac and is offended by the commercials so he makes facts up to suit his argument.

    Of all the legitimate points you can argue against Mac, he could have picked at least one of them instead of making s*** up.
  4. Naimfan Suspended


    Jan 15, 2003
    I know I, for one, look forward to reading your response!

  5. monke macrumors 65816


    May 30, 2005
    So then all the multimedia stuff (video's, photo's, music, web design, print design, motion production, presentation's, games, etc.) all Mac's are good at. :rolleyes:


    Yes I know that I'm installing Adobe Photoshop CS4 and yes I know that it is not a virus. :p

    So then why mention it? :confused:

    They need to get out of their cave more often and see that there are over 23,000 products written for Mac.

    Yes, this is true. There are billions more viruses for Mac, and they all just came out yesterday, so the leading 'virus removal' companies haven't had time to make programs for them. ;)

    It's obvious that you fall into this category since you have such amazing intelligence when it comes to operating systems. :rolleyes:

    Compared to Windows, yes.

    Two big words in a row. Way to go. :cool:
  6. furcalchick macrumors 68020


    Dec 19, 2006
    South Florida
    that's only for certain sensitive applications like superduper or onyx, which if handled incorrectly, will cause major problems for the user. most other programs don't ask for that, and even so, it's only once.

    the intel chips greatest benefit i think was getting more people to try the mac instead of worrying about speed and other stuff with the power pc. i'm not sure what that has to do with app usefulness, but i know there were alot of great apps for the mac before intel came along and still are. the no programs myth was probably from the 90's, but now, i see many great mac apps out there. the greatest thing it gave the macs was the ability to run windows i think.

    and unix is alot harder to hack than windows coding, so it's not all because of the smaller market share. and as i said earlier, just go on version tracker and see the thousands of apps out there for the mac. more than a few, and most of them are of high quality, unlike alot of windows apps i've seen.
  7. Luis macrumors 65816


    Jul 19, 2006
    Costa Rica
    Hmmm... isn't UNIX a huge plus in the Science and Math areas? Tsk, Tsk...
  8. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    Be sure to mention MacUpdate to this loser.
  9. CalBoy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2007
    I can give one of his arguments some credit:
    In general, if you're careful with what you download, you shouldn't have too many problems in Windows. Granted your odds of encountering a problem at some point or another are pretty high, overall, you shouldn't have much of an issue.

    However, this has got to be my favorite line of all time:
    I guess that explains why my mbp is as blazing fast as the day I bought it...all those new viruses plaguing it. :rolleyes:
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Just do the mature thing and make fun of his mom.
  11. kainjow thread starter Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    Generally that's the case, but when you have friends who think visiting porn or poker sites in IE6 is safe, you start to see problems :)
  12. thebassoonist macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2007
    Davis, CA
    Ask him how long it look him to set up his computer w/ Linux and all.
    I got my MBP handed to me at 8:50 am. By 12:25 pm, I was in class taking notes in Pages. It wasn't a race against the clock - I had time to mess around with iChat and other programs, get my user settings set up, and get all of the software updates.
    And guess what - it just works! I think that this is what an "average user" wants. :D

    Oh, and I like having to type in my password every time I install something! That way I know what is being installed. How many times I got so irritated with XP just doing whatever the hell it wanted... and if I turned off automatic updates, well, we know what that does. THIS IS DANGEROUS! YOU HAVE TURNED OFF AUTOMATIC UPDATES! AGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ha ha, I guess now I'm ranting. :D
  13. SeVeN macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2006
    San Jose
    can you really turn off having to put in a password when installing?
  14. CalBoy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2007
    OMG. I was actually considering putting "unless you're surfing for porn" in my post! :p
    As far as I remember, this was an option, but it was highly recommended. For my accounts, I always use passwords, so it makes no difference to me.
  15. martychang macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2007
    His assessment of Windows is pretty good actually, as others have said, however I wouldn't recommend Windows to someone who isn't very computer savvy. Just looking at the way my parent's computers are set up with Windows makes me go insane(as for my sister's, insane isn't a good enough word :eek:).

    I'd generally recommend OS X to most users, and Linux to anyone who has the interest to learn it, or has someone who knows it close to them if they need a troubleshooter(there's no "Tuxcare" shops that I know of). Ubuntu is zero setup time and everything most people need, literally.. I'm trying to get my family to switch to it on their PCs(posting from Ubuntu 7.10 right now).

    I still intend to get a Mac mostly to mess around with, and because I know I want a quality portable.
  16. JudgeDanny macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2007
    Los Angeles (particularly Culver City)
  17. big.birdd macrumors member


    Aug 11, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    dont get too worked up lol, just think of something very witty and extremely clever.. dno what that would be
  18. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    Not worth a response - looks like a Linux nerd.
  19. Queso Suspended

    Mar 4, 2006
    Exactly. The Linux mob are getting over the top anti-Apple these days. Probably because Apple keeps locking them out of the iPod :D

    But of course if you correct them about anything they've said wrong in their anti-Apple rants, you're just an Apple cultist and fanboy. This sort of discussion goes on ad nauseum all over the tech web. You shouldn't mention him or his opinions by name, but correct his assertions in your presentation by stating facts.
  20. kainjow thread starter Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    Yeah I'm not going to go crazy like a typical fanboy. Probably just point out some of the more inaccurate things he wrote and provide some proof.

    Normally yes, but you have to post several times in the discussions for credit in the class.
  21. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    Yes - but do you have to reply directly to his post?

    Take the high road - Slag him off creatively :p
  22. kainjow thread starter Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    I'll let you guys know what I write. Don't expect a speech or anything ;)
  23. saltyzoo macrumors 65816


    Oct 4, 2007
    Too bad they were redundant.
  24. KimTwemlow macrumors newbie


    Aug 13, 2007
    You might want to give him a heads-up. On the correct use. Of. Periods while. You're at it.
  25. GSMiller macrumors 68000


    Dec 2, 2006
    You're telling me. I highly prefer the password request in OS X to the constant warnings in Windows. When you install anything on Vista you have to sit there and hold it's hand so it knows exactly what to do and then half the time it still doesn't even work in the end.

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