Why do you like Macs?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ag55, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. ag55 macrumors regular

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    Why do you like Mac and OS X instead of PCs and Windows?

    Name one reason.

    Mine would be the user interface, i find its much easier to use than Windows. The things that i need to do are usually easily found in menus etc
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    They just work. No need to struggle with millions of problems like in Windows. Plug the cord, press the power button, enjoy!
     
  3. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty much what he said :)
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Because it's wife proof!

    Don't think I need to explain that!
     
  5. mcpryon2 macrumors 6502a

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  6. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    The UI and hardware are both incredibly powerful as well as incredibly pleasing to the eye.
     
  7. m3kilpat macrumors regular

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    The beach ball is prettier than the hourglass :)
     
  8. OmiKnight52 macrumors member

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    OS X System Architecture or OS X's modularity :)
     
  9. 007bond macrumors 6502a

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    yep thats it. i will give u an example. if i have to connect to a network printer on my pc laptops i have to go through advanced settings just because one is running xp and one is running vista. on mac, all i had to do was connect through the printer utility and log in to that vista pc. i love my mac because of its ease of use
     
  10. Corrode macrumors 6502a

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  12. PCtoMAC? macrumors member

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    The ability to run both Windows and OS X, you get the best of both worlds.
     
  13. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Because you always remeber your first love. Been with Apple since I wrote programs for Apple ][. Had Apples since. I work with Windows in the workspace, but I feel is is a tool I have to fight. Macs are like musical instruments - you operate them by feel...it's intuitive. Are they perfect - no. But they are better.

    OBTW - got my first smartphone on the lauch day of iPhone 3GS. Has changed my life!
     
  14. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    Considering I work in the scientific research field rather than the creative fields that seem common on Macrumors, I'll have to say POSIX-compliant UNIX at the command-line. No more using Windows for a mostly usable desktop GUI and a large application library and Linux for coding and good automation command-line tools (although Ubuntu Linux has begun bridging the desktop GUI issue). With OS X I can just use the desktop most of the time, but open an iTerm and build a quick C or even PERL program to manipulate some data file and set up a CRON job to run it when needed.

    Second choice is that Macs are what we are given to use at work, so I wanted to have one at home, too. (Hey, if Windows users can use that excuse, so can I!)
     
  15. sishaw macrumors 65816

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    More intuitive UI, nicer design, good battery life (my 4-year old iBook still gets over 3 hours on its original battery), good customer service.
     
  16. OddyOh macrumors 6502

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  17. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    I spend all my time working than fixing. I know you said only one reason, but I want to :apple:Think Different.
     
  18. messedkid macrumors 6502

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    It's like my favourite blankie. :)
    I just feel safe when it's around.
     
  19. FieryFurnace macrumors 6502

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  20. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    Aluminum with a built in 7 hour battery? That sounds horrible.
     
  21. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    He means the sexy uniBODY and soft backlit keys and sexy glass screen (face), and thin uniBODY design... :D:D:D
     
  22. ag55 thread starter macrumors regular

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    And the clicking hard drives, they just keep clicking... and clicking :eek:
     
  23. charlesbronsen macrumors 6502a

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  25. cretony38 macrumors member

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    Our Steve

    Cause our Steve (Jobs) is cooler than their Steve (Ballmer)
     

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