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Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by jhood077, Jun 6, 2007.
i want to know why we all are mac heads no matter what they make we all love it, well i do.
stylish, easy to use, and your right we do buy everything they bring out ,and some of us never looking at the competition, Is there any ?
Some years ago I fell on my head. I woke up in my uncle's office and the first thing I saw was his G4 iMac....
Well it's because I want to use something that's reliable, easy to use, good for Graphic Design, and has a great UI. The Macs also look great too, which is a plus.
love the comprehensive unified set of features that exist in each application, love the looks, the OS is killer, progressive and innovative management.
It's 'cause we can't get laid.
because it's pretty and NO VIRUS!
because we have nothing else to do
We're losers. Period.
One word: aesthetics.
I want the technology I use to look good, and no one does it quite like Apple. Since the latest MBP will be my first foray into the Mac world, we'll see if I also fall in love with the OS and what not.
no stinking worms and viruses.
And I think Bill Gates is a sniveling weenie.
Because the alternative is so counter-intuitive that working with it is like typing with broken fingers: slow and painful. Here's an example from my Windows-based experience just two days ago:
With my boss off work, I've had to bite the bullet and update a spreadsheet that provides data for our Exec Committee. The Excel file produces graphs, which then need to be dropped into Powerpoint.
I haven't done this for a while, and wasted well over an hour trying to get the Excel sheets into Powerpoint - highlight the required cells, copy, paste ... you'd think. But, no. This causes Powerpoint to helpfully try and re-jig the layout of the cells to accommodate its different page size, making the whole thing unreadable. I vaguely remembered that -- when I last did this many months ago -- I had a 'Paste Special' option which enabled me to paste the Excel content in as a bitmap image, which I could then scale in Powerpoint without any problems.
Except that I didn't get a 'Paste Special' option, only 'Paste'.
After 90+ minutes, a lot of swearing, and multiple attempts at this apparently simple procedure, the solution became clear only by accident.
You actually do need to highlight-copy-paste, but you don't get a 'Paste Special' option if you highlight then copy with [CTRL]-C. You also don't get a 'Paste Special' option if you highlight and use the little 'Copy' button on the Excel toolbar.
Oh, no - you only get to 'Paste Special' when you highlight the cells and then right-click in them, selecting 'Copy' from the contextual menu.
Why? In the name of all that's holy: WHY!?! Why offer three different means of performing the same task, but have them behave differently depending on which method you use?
And that, ladies and gentleman, is the Windows experience ... day in and day out, an unending parade of tiny, frustrating, pointless little niggles that each serve to make the working day just that little bit more annoying than it really needs to be.
here's my take: It's not the same for everyone, there are several camps.
1. The "It just works camp" - these are people that don't demand a lot from their electronics, but they want it to do it well. In this category are my sisters, who both got mac laptops after they got tired of me fixing their dells. They don't care about file structures or chipsets or Unix, they just want it to work and now that they've had that experience, they have a prejudice toward apple products.
2. The "I've been around the block camp" - People that are in stark contrast to the one above, this group has used windows, os x, and linux. They choose Apple b/c their values align with those of Apple. Those who have different values are right now on their respective windows or linux forums. It's like people that always drive Hondas or BMWs b/c they know what they are getting and they like it and they have experience with Toyotas and Fords and the like.
3. The "I think this makes me hip camp" - Although this probably bothers most of us on these forums, I'm sure there is a significant number of people who have turned into Apple fanboys b/c it buys them cool points. Macbooks and iPods stand out as cool products and if you have one, then you too are "cool." They get a thrill out of telling people their Dells suck. I've got a little cousin who falls in this camp. Two weeks after he got his iMac he was talking down to every PC user he met, but he is 12 so I'll cut him a little slack.
4. The "Been here since the Apple II camp" - People that have been with the company and it's products so long that nothing else matters anymore.
because its american nature to place yourself above the rest. and we obsessive over apple because it brings us above everyone else who suffers the pains and struggles of the windows world. because we use apple, we are the best. i mean, why obsess over something thats not amazing? apple pride! haha
the first comp at home was an IBM (text mode 16 color display), my mother hated it and exchanged it for a CS (40 Mb hard drive and 1Mb ram) it was excelent, 256 grayscale display, ans I could open word, excel and whatever the other MS program was AT THE SAME TIME with the help of something-swith. I was a Child but stayed in love with my mac.
Now I'm the happy owner of a MBP, IMAC, iPod and am succesfully turning my gf into the dark side. she no loger hates macs the way she used to, she even has a red nano =)
in short I love it just because I'm a fanboy. And I'm proud of it
As an aid to creativity.
When I was 18, just before I left school, I started writing professionally. For a few months, I worked in one magazine office before starting uni. It blew my mind how just three people with three Macs could produce a national magazine, which was even sold in a few overseas cities and also just how user-friendly the machines were.
Macs are my weapon of choice for number of reasons. A major one is that certain preferred tools of mine arent available on other platforms.
I suspect that for most people it's because of Apple's advertising campaign. Also the success of the iPod and to be different and somehow unique because they aren't using Windoze.
For me, I found the system that works without me having to spend too much tie trying to keep it running. I turn it on, it works. I don't have to tun it on update my virus, firewall, adware, blah blah, i just go to work.
Now I could do that with linux as well, but hey OSX is more polished far easier to learn.
Because Sony almost ruined my life (twice).
I like the Mac interface because it just lets you get on with things. I regularly have to use Windows and it just seems to be constantly getting in your way, which makes it a hassle to use. The Mac isn't like that.
It's an intangible drug
Why do we like mac?
1) No drivers...ever
2) All in one software and hardware
4) User Interface
in that order
Round the circle.
Started with a Mac, now I definitely will finish with a Mac
Oregon Trail on the Apple IIc in my elementary school library!!!