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#102 - saxophan (01/22/2013) [-]
Both computers have their strengths and weaknesses. Each person has his own preferences. And yet, so much more **** gets slung by the PC-users than by the Mac users. It's more redundant and narrow-minded than it is funny at this point. And there are so many other things that are actually funny. Is it unrealistic to ask that more of us move on?
User avatar #132 to #102 - guitarguise (01/22/2013) [-]
I'm not going to thumb you down because I respect the courage you have for posting, but you're wrong. Mac certainly has some software advantages for the creative - like garage band. I think people who want to do creative things and perhaps make some money off of them should buy a Mac.

But that doesn't make an apple mac superior to Windows at all. It's not necessarily even an advantage over a PC. A PC is a universal machine; give it the right OS, programming, and functions, it can do pretty much anything. A Windows PC can do anything a Mac can do, even garage band. The only thing is, Apple keeps its rights over those software products. So when you buy a macintosh, you are essentially throwing extra money at the right to use those software. You're also buying inferior hardware.

So tell me, when the only advantage of a Mac is that Apple is greedily limiting the distribution of certain software, how is a PC not better?

(PS. you can get some pretty wicked, creative PC software as well)
#150 to #132 - saxophan (01/23/2013) [-]
First: nowhere did I say I believe Macs are superior to PCs. They're just different, like cats and dogs.

Customization is an irrefutable plus of PCs. What I like about Macs is that you can boot it up, and you don't need to do **** after that. What turns on is an easy-to-comprehend, completely functional machine. On top of that, I prefer the interface for its maneuverability and the little nuances like being able to view all open windows at once with a single swipe and select one to view. Also, the computer is space-efficient, not in any way an inconvenient shape, and I have to really try to hear it making any noise.

Sure, maybe you can install Mac OS on a PC. It's just nice being able to buy the computer, pull it out of the box, plug it in, press a button, and use it as I want to.

Let me reiterate - it's a matter of personal preference. It's easy to be biased against one or the other, probably based on which you're more accustomed to using. I just want people to either stop flaming Mac and Mac users all the god damn time or to have civilized discussions in lieu. Silly me.
User avatar #151 to #150 - guitarguise (01/23/2013) [-]
The problem with having civilized discussions between Mac users and PC users is that Mac users run out of things to say. Their reasoning is never sufficient; certainly not to satisfy a PC user.

I have an ASUS G75 right now. I spent quite a bit of money on it. So I know that my computer lifestyle isn't far from luxurious. However, PC users at least respect me for it NOT because it's a PC, but because for the price I paid, it has incredible hardware. Which also translates to better software functionality.

I think Macs are pretty. And that's the argument that most Mac users give. "It's sleek and cool and noiseless". We all understand that to a certain extent, but find it almost stupid for you (Mac users) to purchase a UNIVERSAL FREAKING MACHINE just because it looks pretty. That would be fine actually if the machine had the same capabilities as a regular ol' "ugly" PC, but it doesn't. Moreover, you are paying more money for it. So to us PC users, Mac users look like self-absorbed chauvinists who just want the most expensive, prettiest thing. And again, it doesn't help that the "thing" isn't as powerful/useful as a PC.
User avatar #153 to #151 - saxophan (01/24/2013) [-]
Did you miss the part where I mentioned it isn't an extensive pain in the ass to get the computer to run the way I want it to? And the part about the interface? I've got a desktop iMac, and other than the generously-sized screen, I don't give two ***** how it looks. For a desktop, it is very easy to pack it up and ship it. And yes, really, it is nice to not have to dick around with configuring hardware and to be able to navigate using the touch-sensitive mouse and various controls and commands on the keyboard.
As I was saying, you're clearly at least a little biased. To say all Mac users buy their computers cause they're "pretty" is shortsighted and obnoxious. They have their benefits, though they may not be as clear at a glance as a PC's. That doesn't make either computer superior by all means, it just makes them different, like the preferences of their buyers.
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