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Jah Warrior
10-28-2002, 01:31 PM
ok list reasons why people buy an apple mac.:rolleyes:

1:- You are awkward.
2:- You want to do graphics.
3:- You hate beige.
4:- You like only having 10% of the software thats available.
5:- You are scared of getting virus's.
6:- You are dont like games.
7:- You dont want to give bill gates your money. (who does?)
8:- You want to make life more difficult for yourself.
9:- You like paying over the odds for your computer.
10:- You don't want to be able to upgrade easily.

Are there any I missed?

Skate Boy
10-28-2002, 01:35 PM
11. You are stupid.:D

Murdoch
10-28-2002, 01:42 PM
12. You are a masochist.

FatalStrike
10-28-2002, 02:06 PM
13. You like not having to reboot every 5 minutes after you system turns 6 Months old

14. You dislike having problems with all new hardware.

15. You dislike your computer freezing all the time

16. You have nightmares about the blue screen of death

17. You realise that all Windows PC's use their great customer service as a selling point. You are intelligent enough to realise what this means.

18. 2 buttons on a mouse is far to strange a concept for you to deal with.

19. Apples are pretty.

PhantomHelix
10-28-2002, 02:19 PM
20. you
21. have
22. no
23. taste
24. in
25. any
26. type
27. of
28. good
29. fun-to-use
30. computers




:lol:

:D

igor
10-28-2002, 02:29 PM
2:- You want to do graphics.

That is not so true anymore. I am a graphic artist and the last time I used a mac was about 3 years ago


31. You want your computer to be "cute" :hang1:

PhantomHelix
10-28-2002, 02:41 PM
haha.....cute, yeah right.......cute like my *expletive delete**expletive delete* :D

32. u want a cute substitute u can beat up other than the Furby.

Darklighter
10-28-2002, 02:55 PM
33. You wanna be owned by PC ppls;):Dlol

Kstar__2
10-28-2002, 02:59 PM
well, outcast is comming for mac too, so it's not that bad...:D



see: no quote!

ckcsaber
10-28-2002, 03:10 PM
34. You like using really small crappy keyboards (come with original purchase of the comp.)

35. You like holding down the only mouse button for 5 seconds everytime you want to do a pc right-click.

thehomicidalegg
10-29-2002, 03:39 AM
35. you also need to find the number for your psychiartrist

Darth Groovy
10-29-2002, 04:51 AM
36. Does it to be Avant Guard and have something to argue about in a coffee shop somewhere. :rolleyes:

Tyrion
10-29-2002, 05:02 AM
37. You're an elitist *******.

Darth Kaan
10-29-2002, 06:45 AM
Hehe, my G4 runs fine. Cant wait to play JKII on it.

Clemme w/Stick
10-29-2002, 02:36 PM
39: You dont have enough money for a PC!

40: You dont wanna be an individual....(Big words there...hehe)!

-Clemme

Darth Kaan
10-29-2002, 05:56 PM
41. You HAVE a new P4 2.53mhz on a 533 fsb gigabyte mobo with a Gig of 1066mhz rdram and a GF4 Ti-4600 but the Mac G4 you bought your wife is faster, cost less and never has problems...

:P

Clem
10-29-2002, 06:12 PM
but has no games .... which defeats the point of the speed

Agen
10-29-2002, 06:30 PM
LMAO!!! ^^^

38. like computers to control you.

Clem
10-29-2002, 06:32 PM
42. you like to be different in a predictable way (not that there are many ways)

JandoFett1842
10-29-2002, 07:02 PM
43. You are an idiot
44. You want to rebel agains where the world is heading in Computers
45. You are gay and like frufy collors
46. You want to invest your money in Apple so in 3 years the company isnt out of buisness
47. You think that having "i" infront of thinks is cool and means that its "technologicly adnvanced"
48. You hate Intel
49. You hate IBM
50. You hate everyone else
51. You are a iFruity iIdiot
52. You hate Windows

Note to people who are thinking about getting a mac instead of a PC, YOU DONT HAVE TO USE WINDOWS ON PCs!!! I have Win. 98 and Lenex on mine!!

Toonces
10-29-2002, 07:12 PM
53. You truely know nothing about computers or the industry
54. It's Linux not Lenex

JandoFett1842
10-29-2002, 07:33 PM
Originally posted by Toonces
53. You truely know nothing about computers or the industry
54. It's Linux not Lenex

Plz dont dis me for my spelling, and i know, sorry!

gorganfloss
10-29-2002, 07:36 PM
55. You dont have the cranial capacity to understand a PC.

JandoFett1842
10-29-2002, 07:40 PM
Originally posted by gorganfloss
55. You dont have the cranial capacity to understand a PC.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! THE ULTAMATE MAC DISS!!! DUDE! YOU DA MAN!! :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Chewbacco
10-30-2002, 02:30 AM
56. You don't want to break your back while bending down to hit the power button to turn on the mac. You have to be a Lazy@$$, because the only reason that you buy it is because of the power button is on the Keyboard:D

TiE23
10-30-2002, 11:57 AM
Oh god, that was a good one!
57. You like to play games that are 3+ years old because they came out on PC 3+ years ago.
58. You get gay Apples because you are gay!

ondrahosek
10-30-2002, 03:35 PM
59. Because you want to be an outsider
60. Because you hate the text on the Start button
61. Because you want to have a user-not-very-friendly interface

JandoFett1842
10-30-2002, 04:10 PM
62. You are iGay

teutonicknight
10-30-2002, 07:58 PM
63. You want a computer that actually looks good

64. You want to do digital video and want to use programs like Final Cut Pro.

65. You want high-end proformance for a relitivly low price

66. You barely play games

TheJackal
10-30-2002, 08:15 PM
67: You like the idea of not saving ever 5 minutes because you fear your PC might crash
68: You have style
69: You have a life (dont play games all the time) :p
70: You have an ego
71: You like volkswagons :)
72: You like stable operating systems
73: You like the fact that it is quite
74: You like the fact the inside doesn't look like the inside of a portapotty. Its all clean and organized thus less overheating (clutered wires makes ventilation more useless)
75: You dont like getting ripped off
76: You want to be like me (I have a PowerMac G4)




Eventually, in your life (most of you) will not have time for games. I haven't played a game for 8 months and I dont care. Not because there "are no games on the mac". With the new Mac OS X Jaguar, a lot more games are coming out for the MAC. The only good thing out of Windows is the fact that Grim Fandango doesnt have a MAC version. :D

But whatever. Its all good. I dont care what you guys think of MACs and I dont care if you are ignorant about them. They are amazing machines.

Oh and... I loved reading some of those. Some were quite funny.

Jah Warrior
10-30-2002, 08:19 PM
ok in the UK, a G4 mac costs £1500 for just the base unit...

They are WAY expensive in comparison to PC's.

You simply cant do as much with them, there is such a blatant shortfall in the amount of software available it really does take the piss.

Like TK says for video they do make sense and they are extremely popular in the music production world too.

Ultimately they are specialist pieces of kit, and for general computing dont offer a great deal. few games, limited upgradability and cost is why the high end macs will never catch on.

Until they make it possible to run mac os and Windows on the same platform without emulating then i cant see a reason to get a mac.

Personally i want a realistic alternative of OS but linux, Beos etc just dont have the software choice at present.

However, I am almost at the point where i have enough bits to build a new PC and I'm putting a lot of thought into installing linux on it, we shall see.

For the record...

My friend has a Mac G3 500 and believe me he spends half his time rebooting after that timebomb thingy pops up, and he really does know how to set up and use macs. I'm not saying I dont crash, but trust me he must have to reboot 4 times as much as i do.

CagedCrado
10-30-2002, 08:24 PM
You dont believe him, this is what i did. I went to apple.com and went to purchase (a while back) at the time the max apple processor was 800 mhrtz, and the max pentium processor was 2,200 mhrtz (heh i dont care what you say that is slowwwwwwer) and with 512 mb ram each, and geforce 4 somethings (i dont remember, they were 128 mb though i think, or maybe 64) and with the same monitor the mac was like $6000, and the p4 was something like 2500, id say apples are a big waste, since they cost more and have less than crap for games and software

TheJackal
10-30-2002, 08:24 PM
:rolleyes: *ignores CagedCrado*

I agree with Jah Warrior. Dont get a Mac unless you want to become a spealist in a certain domain. I'm using a Mac because I'm studying to be a Graphic Designer.

Someone mentioned earlier that you dont need a MAC anymore. Well... not completly. Most printing firms use MACs and not PCs. Sure the software might be the same, but the fonts are not. Thus creating a problem if you have a PC and your printing company has a MAC.

But you'll allways find a lower end PC printer :p

The mac is getting better. You can upgrade them a lot more now. Especially the new PowerMacs.

Mac OSX is more linux based, but still cannot take some softwares. The problem with windows is there is no real alternative for hard core gamers.

Tyrion
10-30-2002, 08:26 PM
Blah,my PC hardly ever crashes(although it does on rare occasions,but that's usually becuase of me trashing it).

Besides,I like games. And yes,I have a life. I'll go out with my friends over playing games any day.

:D

Jah Warrior
10-30-2002, 08:38 PM
Well, I for one think that Macs are just so damn gorgeous to look at, they truly are design classics.

What jackal says about Graphics is true, Photoshop Bryce etc etc, all work better and started life on the Mac, and as such they really do run better on teh macintosh. Post script fonts 'ARE' available for the PC but its not a straight forward thing to install or do. Also when i was a promoter for night clubs etc I found on almost all ocassions that printshops "require" the files in Mac format to be able to reproduce fliers etc.

Dont get me wrong, I actually do respect Mac's its just the mentality that goes with Mac users that gets on my tits. It's a kind of "holier than thou" sort of attitude that some of these guys have. I mean my buddy dave really only uses a Mac because it is different and no other reason. Its his own private rebellion against the system.

I also notice that Mac users try to convert people to the platform almost like they are on a mission from God, they find it incredibly important.:D

Clem
10-30-2002, 08:42 PM
<wonders if a mac will earn him a fast track to administrator >

:D

CagedCrado
10-30-2002, 08:48 PM
come on jackal, you know its true, im sure mac os X is all great but it cant compete anymore, and if everybody used the right computers the fonts wouldnt be a problem.

*by this im saying that only fan boys buy mac so it wont make money, unless you can get a billion fan boys overnight

JandoFett1842
10-30-2002, 08:49 PM
I really think there wasting my money, i personaly like to play computer games on a regular basis, only thing that stops that is dates, mom, and homework. Macs just arnt for me. I was reading in Newsweek that Macs had over 10,000 progs for them, personaly i think they were counting in all of mac history, if they were, then thats like 1/1000000000 of the softwhre and games out for pc!!

Eldritch
10-30-2002, 08:54 PM
It's been said already, but the Mac users are like born-again Christians and ex-smokers all rolled up into one. They will continue to rattle off facts (which they've altered some to suit their purposes) like there's no tomorrow, trying really hard not only to get you to see their point of view, but to have you INSTANTLY do something about it. I'm not going to sell my PC and buy a Mac then and there any more than I would crush my cig out underfoot the second someone tells me it causes cancer. Macs are fantastic for those who are intimidated by computers and want everything simplified as much as possible. But just because they're awesome for YOU (general statement) doesn't mean that I want one.

Break_dF
10-30-2002, 09:02 PM
"1/1000000000"...ok Dr. Evil, take it easy on the exagerrated numbers.

TheJackal
10-30-2002, 10:34 PM
I dont recall preaching on this forums for you (anybody) to get a MAC or your soul will burn in hell.

I know there are fanatics out there that love macs. Those that keep saying YOU HAVE TO SWITCH! and blablabla. But dont forget there are also fanatics out there that HATE Microsoft and Bill Gates... yet USE Microsoft Windows. I think they are the more hipocrates out there. Those who preach againts "Micro$ith", "M$", or whatever also need to grow up. I know one guy, which I cannot stand, at school who hisses at pictures of Bill Gates and curses at windows. Yet he doesnt use any other Operating System.

I joke around with my friends saying I'm "da mac biatch!!!" and "I am better than you!" but those are jokes with my close friends. we laugh about it. When others ask about it or mention it I just say its beautiful and great. I still use my PC but lately I only use it 5% of the time.

Now kiddies, the moral of this story is:

WHO CARES! I have Mac, you have PC. :) Good for you. Good for me. So why do you insults Mac Users? :p

TheJackal
10-30-2002, 10:43 PM
Just wanted to add one other point:

This little thing between Mac users and PC users will most likely never end since its very similar to the ever lasting Console Wars (PS2, GameCube and Xbox).

So why be like everybody else and complain and/or b***h when you could just not care what other people are using.

JandoFett1842
10-30-2002, 11:04 PM
The Councel wars arnt as big of deal as the Computer Wars, there are more practilcal uses for Comps than Systems.

CagedCrado
10-30-2002, 11:06 PM
and like the console wars, there is one side that has already won but the otherside just wont give up (except in the operating system thing microsoft is the winner) (PS2 has owned microsoft and gamecube in sales and the games are far bette, also gamecube owns too) I HATE microsoft too but im not going to give up my games, i love my games far more than i hate microsoft.

ET Warrior
10-30-2002, 11:52 PM
Actually, nobody has "won" the console war.....because PS2 had a HUGE head-start on both the Xbox and the gamecube. They also had the PS1 to bulid a game developers base on so they started off with a stronger game selection. Xbox has been closing the gap and has been developing better and better games. Factor in the fact that Xbox costs same as PS2 BUT comes internet ready with a big ol hard-drive making memory cards almost useless.......

I was once against the Xbox....i thought microsoft should have kept to computers. But they've proven themselves to be very able to create a wonderful system, and they have enough money that they'll soon have a much stronger game base......:D


I use a PC too......i dont really like macs....but that's just my opinion

teutonicknight
11-01-2002, 08:15 PM
Originally posted by CagedCrado
You dont believe him, this is what i did. I went to apple.com and went to purchase (a while back) at the time the max apple processor was 800 mhrtz, and the max pentium processor was 2,200 mhrtz (heh i dont care what you say that is slowwwwwwer) and with 512 mb ram each, and geforce 4 somethings (i dont remember, they were 128 mb though i think, or maybe 64) and with the same monitor the mac was like $6000, and the p4 was something like 2500, id say apples are a big waste, since they cost more and have less than crap for games and software

Wow... I've met hypocrites in my life, you you really set up the standard.

1. If you truely believe that Macs are a "waste of money", then why did you buy a Mac in the first place?:rolleyes:

2. You could have the same argument with AMD and Intel. The architecture of the chip is different, so clock speeds don't really matter.

3. "With the same monitor"? Really? Show me where you got the 23-inch active-matrix liquid crystal display with an aspect ratio of 16 by 10 (http://www.apple.com/displays/acd23/) for the PC, or even the flat-panel 17-inch Apple Studio Display (http://www.apple.com/displays/asd17/index.html) for the PC? I'm very curious to know where you got these exact same monitors for the PC...