Used to think Macs were for dumb people who were afraid of a DOS prompt

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  1. windowsblows macrumors newbie

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    Why non of you ever told me how incredible Macs are is just plain wrong. None of you ever told me that my life would change forever.

    That I wouldn't have to spend my life waiting for my machine to boot.
    That Unix is under the hood!!!
    That I wouldn't have to run Anti Virus programs which hog all my resources.
    That I could use RapidWeaver.
    That I wouldn't have to reboot every other day.
    That I would be more productive than ever.
    That Macs SCREAM!!!!
    That I could type at night and see my LIT keys.
    That I wouldn't have to deal with registry files.
    That I could... and the list is enormous.

    Why none of you tied me to a tree and made me listen is flat out wrong. Didn't you're mothers ever teach you how to share? Bastards

    :)

    P.S. For 20+ years I've steered as many as I could away from Macs. I used to say that "Macs were for dumb people who were afraid of a DOS prompt". What an Idiot I was... and for my sins, I'm sorry.
     
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  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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  4. siorai macrumors 6502

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    That's because we suck. Just wait until you find out about all the other stuff we haven't been telling you. ;)
     
  5. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Did you also steer clear of spellcheck?
     
  7. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Oookaaaay.

    So we Mac users suck, and thank you. :)
     
  8. windowsblows thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was too busy rebooting to ask :) In all seriousness. I'm amazed that Apple hasn't taken over the PC market. I'm on 182 days without rebooting. Just the other day I realized that I still had Photoshop running with in another "Space" along with a browser with 12 tabs. My Macbook Pro just doesn't slow down!!!

    Next to my Segway, I've never been so impressed. And yes, I've been told how incredible Macs were but was too stupid to listen.

    "The problem with designing something that’s totally idiot proof is that society is always designing a better idiot" - Steve Jobs

    I was the world's biggest idiot.
     
  9. sanPietro98 macrumors 6502a

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    We tried to tell you, but we've only been able to connect to the Exchange server for a few days now.
     
  10. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.
     
  11. Chundles macrumors G4

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    It's different with beer.
     
  12. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Yea, those who think like that most likely just haven't seen all the fact. OS X can be a powerful OS(terminal is highly scary if you don't know what you're doing...which I don't always)
     
  13. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Um... the only things you can't do with a PC are
     
  14. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Can we throw him back?

    He deserves to suffer for his past sins. ;)
     
  15. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    LOL! Nice! :D
     
  16. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    hahahaha!

    Well Played...

    To the OP, yeah, we've all been there.
     
  17. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Well, not all of us... ;) :p
     
  18. MWPULSE macrumors 6502a

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    lol.. gotta love the obsessiveness of some newbies :p

    brilliant stuff though, welcome to the clan :D

    PTP
     
  19. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    "--Mac has issued a salutation. Cancel or Allow?" :D

    (Gawd, I love that one. It's my all-time fave Mac vs. PC ad. Sorry, couldn't resist.)
     
  20. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    Oh yeah. I love the ending of that one even more:

    "You are coming to a sad realization. Cancel or Allow?"

    That ad sold a lot of Macs to a lot of irritated VistaVictims, I would suspect. heh.
     
  21. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    welcome to the decent side dude, you wont be disappointed ;)
     
  22. Tmlcky macrumors newbie

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    Haven't you noted that the Apple has a bite?
    You knew it was there, now you have given the bite.
     

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