Macs? Why Macs?

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  1. Cybersaur

    Cybersaur New Member

    http://www.thesola.com/whymack.wmv

    I'm back from a long absence, but hey, it's all good. I come back with a funny lil video clip. I dunno if you all have ever seen it, but hey, it bashes macs so it has to be good, haha. Enjoy.
     
  2. Gh0st11

    Gh0st11 New Member

    Mac Lover And Proud

    Why in the world do people hate Macs so much? Everybody at my school tries to convince other people that Macs are the worst, but when I ask how/why they suck, they give me blank answers. I, personally, love Macs. BTW, this isn't a please-flame-me post, I just want to know WHY people hate them so much!
     
  3. Cybersaur

    Cybersaur New Member

    I, in particular, don't hate macs. I just find them slow and outdated compared to Microsoft comps. The video clip covers everything I'm talking about ;)
     
  4. yoshi1001

    yoshi1001 Active Member

    "I just find them slow and outdated compared to Microsoft comps."

    I've used both, and I must say, it's not the macs that are slow and outdated.

    -Yoshi1001
    Disgruntled PC user
     
  5. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    He must have an old IIsi or something...
     
  6. Monkey

    Monkey <a href="http://pokegym.net/gallery/browseimages.p

    Last edited: Jan 21, 2004
  7. TrueGamerX

    TrueGamerX New Member

    Man I love that movie. I can't stop laughing!
    But really that movie is 100% true.
     
  8. bullados

    bullados <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showthread.php?

    Mac, IMO, has the best processor in the world, the G5, which is capable of outperforming any P4 or AMD Athlon, even the Athlon 64. OSX is also very close to the best operating system out there, taking its cue from Unix and Lynix, both of which are better than any version of Windows. Aside from that, the rest of the hardware is terrible, and there is also crappy software support. If Mac format got the same type of software support as Windows does, then Mac would be infinately better.
     
  9. GreatFox

    GreatFox New Member

    1. The G5... First ever 64bit desktop CPU (based of of IBM Power64 Server CPU)

    2. Mac OS X... best ever OS. No Crashes, protected Memory, Unix based, zero configuration.

    3. Graphics... The Mac is the defult graphics powerhouse.

    4. Hardware... fastest on the market. Specificly built for the highest throughput ever.

    5. Upgrades... easily upgraded with whatever you want. RAM, Graphics Cards, CPU, Storage, Expansion Cards, you name it. And its a snap. no tools needed at all. Just lift a latch to open and snap in new stuff. Zero Configuration.

    6. Software... just about any software available on Windows is available on the Mac. Most of the time its even better on the Mac. Microsoft themselves say that the Mac version of Office is bettter than the Windows version. Also, thanks to OS X, just about every game on the PC is simultaneously released on the Mac

    7. The Mac has become the dominant and defult platform for Graphic Design, Video Editing, Music recording, and Publishing.

    Now... do I honostly have to defend the Mac an further? I think I've made my point.

    And honostly, you all would be using Macs right now if it wasn't for John Scully (Apple's CEO in 1985) and his stupid mistake of licensing the Mac technology for use on Window 1.0 which conatined a clause that allowed Microsoft to use any Mac elements in all future Windows releases. After all, until 1991, Macs were the dominating platform. (Curse you Scully and you stupid contract deals... good thing Steve Jobs is back in charge.)
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2004
  10. Cybersaur

    Cybersaur New Member

    I see your point, and I must admit i never did hate macs. But, being a senior in high school, I am stuck with the confounded school macs, all of which the above video clip describe. I don't know if it's the school's server or what, but the macs there are horribly slow, and crash so frequently, you're lucky to get any saved information without the thing freezing or crashing completely. I never did have a mac at my house though(Road Runner/Shaw DSL r0x0rz :p). I'm just too low on funds to get a mac comp of my own, much less a mac.
     
  11. TrueGamerX

    TrueGamerX New Member

    Macs are not all bad, but majority of people I know and most likely the U.S. all have either homemade PC's or purchased one from Dell, etc. In my opinion, people tend to use the Windows operating system's for more easy accessibility. They are more used to Windows and such.

    But overall, it's the buyer who makes the right decision.
     
  12. onederlnd

    onederlnd Administrator Emeritus

    I pretty much agree 100% with GreatFox..... the only thing I can find that I don't like about Mac's is the price. But you do pay for quality... Mac's don't break, and if they do (which trust me, is very rare), you have one source that can help you. You don't have to deal with questions such as "who made this sound card?"

    So I guess if you have the money, why not spend it on a Mac. Heck, if I had the money I'd probably have two or three Macs in here for the gfx I did a while back before I got into the server aspect of computers.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2004
  13. Kyogre

    Kyogre <a href="http://pokegym.net/gallery/browseimages.p

    Macs are standards in pretty much every creative field. Whether it be Graphics, Music, Movies, Web Design, or whatever. The business community such as accounting, retail, ect. use Wintel machines. The processor on the Mac just handles graphics better. It easily out performs Windows based machines in video game test such as the FPS in Quake 3. Also yes there are what, 5% of the overall software available on the Mac but what does it not have? 52 versions of Breakout, 32 versions of pong, and all those other cheap $4.99 software you know you will never buy. So why is having them an asset? Mac does have decent games, such as Shadow Bane, Dungeon Siege, EverQuest, Halo: Combat Evolved, Lineage, Medal of Honor: Spearhead, Quake III, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, Neverwinter Nights ,Aliens vs. Predator 2, Ghost Recon: Game of the Year, ect.

    Onederland: Just remember, you get what you paid for. ;)

    Cybersaur: No idea what/how that person in that movie got those problems, I do remember some of those problems in the old days before OSX but I literally never see them now a days. My friend has a simple Dell notebook, you know the one he got off the TV for like $999. And he can't stop complaining about it. The newest problem is that Flash movies won't play for no apparent reason. No messages or anything it just doesn't work. Even after reinstalling the software. Also about your school, I'm sorry to hear that, and its hard for schools to get funding for new computers too. Let me guess, they are those stupid iMacs right? The ones that are all in one but cannot be upgraded? That would sound about right for a school to buy. And they use OS 9.1? Ow.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2004
  14. Tails

    Tails New Member

    Ah yes. The dreaded Imac. My high school used them, my college computer class uses them.

    Sure, Macs may be better for graphic design, but it's really preference, isn't it?

    Back on topic, I have a IIsi that's been with me since second grade (gotta be at least 11 years now), and it's only broken down once... because I didn't read the instructions before changing the desktop pattern.
     
  15. babayaga

    babayaga New Member

    No, it's not. The people doing the CG for Lord of the Rings didn't entrust their baby to Windoze machines, they used Linux (a close cousin of OSX's FreeBSD base) and did the rendering on a giant server farm full of Penguin machines. Imagine getting the blue screen of death whilst texturizing the Battle of Helm's Deep...they just can't take those kind of risks with the work.

    George Lucas's facility at Skywalker Ranch does their work in Linux in their own jazzed up version of Film GIMP.

    Then there's the whole virus issue...

    :unknown-b
     
  16. Kyogre

    Kyogre <a href="http://pokegym.net/gallery/browseimages.p

    Yeah, all 3 of those viruses that might hurt the Mac. Linux is a great base system. Completely solid and reliable.

    Tails: Yeah I guess its a personal preference, whether or not you are a graphic designer or not. But yeah the iMacs were a big flop IMO. The idea was nice but the hardware wasn't good enough to last. Although the new eMac seems to be better.
     
  17. NoPoke

    NoPoke Active Member

    I hate Macs: I mean, isn't it obvious that computers are meant to fall over and blue screen every five minutes??? Where would the world be without the constant need to change hardware and software just to so that you have a new set of bugs to discover/workaround.

    Macs? Who needs stuff that works!
     
  18. GymLeaderPhil

    GymLeaderPhil New Member

    Being a video editor, Apple computers are essential to my needs of powerful systems for a reduced price. Yes, sure, not all games or PC applications are built for the various OS for Apple computers. That's why I have a Windows XP laptop. :p But there is no other video editing program like Final Cut Pro or burning software like DVD Studio Pro 2 on Windows. The Apple I own simply has more space and speed to deal with video.
    -Phil
     
  19. Kyfogre22

    Kyfogre22 New Member

    The answer to that question is basically compatability.
    Windows is so much easier to support, and its cheaper, so people support it.

    On top of that, windows has a speed advantage over mac, and some people can argue that its even more accessable.
     
  20. yoshi1001

    yoshi1001 Active Member

    "On top of that, windows has a speed advantage over mac,"

    I haven't noticed on my 1.8 ghz processor. I can't imagine how people with the 233mhz XP minimum survive.

    Yoshi1001
    Disgruntled PC user
     

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