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08-31-2009, 01:44 PM #21
I'm a mac, and I love apple and all, but I don't think they're machines are the "best." Just recently my 2nd apple laptop in a row (the old blackbook 13") had a harddrive failure. Thus far I haven't had an apple laptop live past 2 and a half years. Even my Brand New Aluminum Unibody 13" Macbook Pro (that I got as a Replacement) would not boot past the logo a week and a half after purchase.
Don't get me wrong, I love the operating system, and the support, and the company, but they're definitely not the invincible.
08-31-2009, 01:56 PM #22
The fact of the matter is you shouldn't have to be a genius to use a computer. Yes, congrats to all of you who "run no antivirus program and haven't had any problems in X amount of years... because you KNOW how to use a Windows computer." That's cool. Good job. Now what about those that just don't have those 1337 skills you do? Should everybody have to take a year long course on how not to get a virus in order to use a computer? Should you have to have a technical mind to use a computer? I sure hope not. Macs offer that ease of use. You can pick up a mac and start working on it without fear of really messing it up. And if you are one of those advanced users, then you would know that with terminal you can essentially customize every piece of your OS. Yes, I am one of those that knows how to use my computer and not mess it up or get infections on Windows, but that shouldn't be something you have to worry about. The simple fact that some of you are saying that you have to know how to properly use Windows in order to be safe says a lot. For the record, I have owned PC's and macs, and currently I have my MBP triple booted with OSX, Win 7 and Linux. So I'm not some close minded fanboy.
08-31-2009, 01:56 PM #23
I honestly don't know where all these BSODs you guys experienced have come from. I have never in the 14 years I have owned and operating Windows PCs experienced a BSOD. On top of this, being someone what of a computer enthusiast as well as dabbiling in pirating for my music and sometimes ridiculously priced application needs (I'm looking at you Adobe), I have been in situations where someone who was careless might have clicked on some badly disguised virus links or something along those lines if you weren't too careful as well as been without AntiVirus software since I began using PCs. Basically it seems to me as long as you actually pay attention to what you're doing when you're on the computer you will NEVER run into any problems, as I have not but your mileage may vary.
In addition, for those of you saying that the fact that the Macs you use are simply easier to use and that is enough to warrant their purchase for you, I ask how could a several hundred to even a one thousand dollar plus price difference make that an acceptable choice for you, I'm really all ears
PPS: The reason why Windows is so "virusy" is because it has the greatest marketshare. Virus makers are going to go after infecting the greatest amount of people they can and in order to do that they will choose to attack a Windows computer. If the tables ever turn and Apple has the majority userbase, you can be sure that the majority of virus attacks will be directly at your precious virus-free Macs
Last edited by Luppin; 08-31-2009 at 01:59 PM.
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08-31-2009, 11:13 PM #26
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