why are peecee technicians disdainful of macs?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by valdore, May 18, 2007.

  1. valdore macrumors 65816

    valdore

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    Yesterday I picked up my three year old Dell PC from the repair shop. Somehow I mentioned that I was retiring that computer because I bought a new Mac Pro. The technician then kind of rolled his eyes and said "oh....macs" as if there's something wrong with them.

    I find this odd. These peecee techs deal with the foibles and flaws of Windoze all day every day. Is it just in vogue for this crowd to be scornful of Apple?
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    The more macs in the world, the less work they have...
     
  3. pknz macrumors 68020

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    I think a lot of it is just generalisations and misinformation.
     
  4. janey macrumors 603

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  5. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, all of us PC techs are not complete morons. :rolleyes:

    Might also have something to do to how you refer to it as a PeeCee.

    Its just like the whole Micro$oft thing. Some people need to grow up. :/

    The tech was probably just jealous too. I know I would be.
     
  6. psychofreak Retired

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    If you had told him you were swapping it for a Dell, he probably would have been happy, as it is likely you would take it to HIM (your repair man of choice), and now he has one less job...
     
  7. liketom macrumors 601

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    yep your right - this is why 5% market share is good business for me :D

    50% market share would put me out of a job i thinks :(
     
  8. Queso macrumors G4

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    It's because most of them only know Windows and think that having an MCSE equates to knowing everything about computers. Although ask them to set up a DNS server based on BIND or configure DHCPD and they haven't got a clue.

    Gradually that attitude is starting to fade though. All those people who got into IT seeing $$ signs are now beginning to drift away elsewhere, leaving those of us who actually have a desire to learn and look after the technology.

    Good. I'm sick of clearing up the messes left by people who didn't have a clue what they were doing.
     

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