My apple rant...

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My apple rant... by DQScott95 at 5:41 AM (4,016 Views / 0 Likes) 47 replies

  1. DQScott95
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    Alright. So I was browsing the internet looking for things that may entertain me and I stumbled upon (yet another)
    "flame war" with Macs and PCs (Apple & Microsoft). I got very, very angry when I saw a shit ton of Apple fanboys making snide
    obsured remarks about how Macs are muuuuch better than PCs. I personally hate the comapny Apple and all of their products, but
    I am going to try and write this from both points of views (Apple fanboys & PC users) altough it might seem completly biased.

    Ok here we go:
    1st of all whenever anybody on the internet says anything "good" about a Mac or PC one side comes on in and starts bashing the other
    for no reason. Lets say (hypothetical situation) that Apple has just released their brand new product... "the iPod foldable".
    Someone notices the new product and starts a thread saying how good it is and stating all of its great features, a PC lover
    will happen to stumble upon this thread while browsing the internet and decides to give it a look. They start bashing it
    in every way possible ranging from its looks to its compatiblity (which is always an issue with Apple products). So another
    Apple fanboy comes in and reads that post and states something bad about Microsoft and Windows (usually only pertaining to
    Windows 2000, Windows Vista, and the BSOD) somehow completely forgetting, that like all other major software and harware companies
    Microsoft releases new products and updates, constantly filling in "possible" security holes and providing patches for
    compatibility issues (which seems to only be a "slight" problem in Win7).

    Apple fanboys ARE the most annoying/irritating/stupid people on the internet. they "almost" never have good facts and details to
    support that Apple is better than Microsoft, and always dis M$ in the dumbest ways such as, as you have ALL heard before
    (Windows sux it always crashes, my Mac never crashes), (Haha, your computer is all slow now that you have had it for 8 years ive
    had my Mac for 3 years and it still runs fast) -yes I actually saw this statment before- and of course the famous (Macs dont get viri).
    Im sorry to dissapoint you Apple fanboys but YES THEY DO. Apple has HIDDEN updates to protect against viri, and the reason they HIDE the
    updates is because they dont want people like you knowing that they can get a virus. Granted that there are MANY less viruses for a Mac
    than a PC but that does not make Macs invincible. The fact that all of you Apple fanboys talk shit about Microsoft (despite Microsoft
    saving Apples ass back in 1997) only hurts apple because of your lack of facts and idiotic ranting on the stupid fact that you think
    Apple is a better company. (If you dont believe me about Microsoft saving Apple here: http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2009/08/dayintech_0806/

    Microsoft is an amazing company. They make amazing software and Operating Systems and even some great hardware. They are leading the Computer
    manufacturing company in the U.S. and PCs host 97% of the computer market share while Macs only have 3% (this may be wrong feel free to tell me).
    wINDOWS 7 is the most amazing OS in existance for reasons ranging from its great compatiblity, abundance of software, and great features and
    customizability. When peoples computers crash it almost always not their fault (directly), either they did not know what a security program was,
    or they just downloaded a file without making sure it was safe and it ruining their computer (its not that hard to right click and scan, feature
    available in almost every security program for Windows). Its not at all hard to use a PC unless your an idiot who cant figure out the most simple
    things.

    Macs OS X looks a little pretty and polished... but has major compat. issues and almost no good games. I guess I can agree that they "may" be better for
    graphic design (altough I personally dont know why).

    Yes I have used Macs before (I was forced to by my school), and I have to say I hated using them. I would have much rather have been using
    a PC. While Macs may look pretty they arnt much good for anything else BUT looking at. I am a harcore PC user and I consider myself a prefessional in the
    making.

    Yes I realize that this rant was in fact completly biased so no need to flame me on that fact alone.
     


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    So can we call you a Microsoft fanboy? Seems like it.

    You'd blame game developers for that. Though Valve seems to be trying and Blizzard is pretty good.
     
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    Not a rant again.... v_v

    Make a blog.
     
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    I think he means computer products manufacturer.

    I don't know, I grew up with windows so it is much easier for me, I don't want to say that OSX is inferior even though I hate it, because if I grew up with that, then things maybe different. OS aside, I can tell you though that Mac computers are to be despised though. The same hardware bought on PC would be a third of the price and more customizable with choices of parts that are competitive with quality and price, whereas Apple seems like they are trying to take a step towards monopolizing the computer industry which is exactly what we hated M$ for on the OS side, but at least they didn't tell us what parts I can or can not buy.
     
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    Like I said "almost" no good games. Yes there are some games on the Mac but not many. PCs are better at handling games. [​IMG]
     
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    Not getting into the fanboy argument but just providing some info.

    http://marketshare.hitslink.com/operating-...re.aspx?qprid=8
    Operating System Market Share:
    Windows 91.34%
    Mac 5.00%
    iOS 1.13%
    Java ME 0.86%
    Linux 0.85%
    Symbian 0.27%
    Android 0.20%
    BlackBerry 0.09%
    Windows Mobile 0.04%
    Playstation 0.03%
    FreeBSD 0.01%
    BREW 0.01%
    Nintendo Wii 0.01%
    SunOS 0.00%
    Nintendo DS 0.00%
    Palm 0.00%
    Web TV 0.00%
    OpenBSD 0.00%
    NetBSD 0.00%
    SCP 0.00%
    HP-UX 0.00%
    AIX 0.00%
    SCO 0.00%
    OpenVMS 0.00%
     
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    Like I said "almost" no good games. Yes there are some games on the Mac but not many. PCs are better at handling games. [​IMG] Plus Mcs are not compat. with most games. Im pretty sure it would not be to hard to add some compat. into a Mac. (dont say "id like to see you try and do that since you make it sound so easy" because I can not because have not learned EVERYthing about computers yet LOL. Sorry for the double post
     
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    [/quote]I think he means computer products manufacturer.[/quote]

    Haha yes thank you -.- the quote thing is odd
     
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    PCs suck lol
     
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    http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_os.asp

    Bullshit, list factual reasons.




    Get back to 1994 where your information is from, please. It's 2010 now.
     
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    back then macs actually were actually the choice for designers due to their better quality crt's.

    nowadays osx is just a simpler alternative to windows as an os. You aren't going to run into anywhere near as much hassle with osx than any windows based os. not to mention just how good apple are with returns/warranty granted you get past the geniuses at apple care.

    the only realy reason to hate on macs is their price, and even then their more portable end (13") are actually fairly competitive.
     
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    This shit is so tiresome. I'm relatively smart and I've been using macs for years. Yeah I like them better than PC's, a lot better. I have my reasons why, and they're my own reasons. I bought all my macs with my own money, and I'm not rich. I don't proselytize because there's really no point. I don't bash PC's because there's really no point. Any "vs" argument is pretty stupid, you've got a choice, you make your choice, you live with your choice, so what.

    You are starting a fanboy argument by picking the low-hanging fruit of "I hate fanboys, and btw, macs suck."

    Really? ..and just how are you not trolling?

    If you saw some flamewar somewhere else and got pissed about it, just why the hell would you come over here and start one up?
     
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    Apple fanboys aren't the most annoying. Sony ones are.

    Anyway, both systems have their ups and downs and this thread is not going to prevent any future flame wars. Rather, it'll start one here. Personally I'm not a fan of the Windows (yeah I have Win 7) UI. It doesn't sit well with me. Macs feel nicer but there are many things I can't run on them without dual booting. And Macs are super expensive. Meh.
     
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    Either that's a joke or you are deluded. Putting that aside, this is going to end like all Mac vs PC threads. We'll all end up saying "Use whatever's best for you". But I'll give my opinion for the sake of this argument.

    I hate Apple, straight up. Steve Jobs and all those other guys act like smug bastards and they're ad campaigns are simply misleading. Granted, Apple does whatever sells and in that way, they may be one of the best companies in the world, but for me, as a consumer, it really just pisses me off that I'm looked down as poor or envious of Apple fans. There are a slew of other reasons, but most of them are my personal experiences with them.

    But that being said, I will give them credit where credit's due. They are arguably the most successful company in pushing the tech industry. I personally wouldn't agree that they're the most innovative company, but they're the company that everyone recognizes as popularizing certain products. Take the iPhone and iPad for example. I don't like either, but without them, smart phones and tablet PC's would not be taking the direction they're taking now. Really, I find it hard to deny that. They're products are the benchmark that many other companies hope to achieve. To be quite honest with you, I feel that the majority of people who claim to hate Apple really just hate Apple fanboys, because there are a shit tonne of them. They give Apple a bad name and are the most delusional type of fanboys of the face of the earth.
     
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    Better yet, take the iPod. Apple made MP3 players viable.
     
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    how is $1000 for a 13" laptop with subpar specs competitive?
     
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    compare them to other 13" laptops with similar specs. last time i checked only dell had something similar for $50 less with a slightly better gpu (9500m as opposed to 9400m)
     
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    Of course, an even better example.
     
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    Funny that, I've been using MP3 players for some time before Apple entered the scene. MP3 players were a natural step in entertainment with the popularity of CD/MP3 players and flash drives at the time. Apple only saw the rising market in the far east and tried taking it a step further - making an MP3 player that uses a HDD instead of flash memory to store all the songs a person had in their collection. That and a clever advertisement campaign made it the biggest selling product in the west. They didn't make MP3 players viable, they just used a bit of ingenuity to help their already inevitable evolution.

    In any case, even though I'm a PC user and stubbornly loath Apple for their iTunes application, I've seen many Macs that work far better than PC equivolents. And visa versa. And I still hold to the fact that my Gen2 iPod will crash any Mac within 5 minutes of plugging it in. Leave the rants, trolls and fanaticism to the internet and 4chan where it belongs.
     
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    Who really cares about PC vs Mac. These days there's less and less difference between both ever since Apple dropped the PowerPC architecture and adopted Intel's x86.
     
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