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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

And if you have a chat with regular Windows users you would see they are complete idiots (I had some of them ask me why printing animated gifs doesn't work, people asking me if I can make GTA IV and Crysis 3 run on a 10 inch netbook from 2007, etc.)

What do I need Autodesk Inventor or 3dsMax for? I could just replace it with Sketchup or Blender.

You see, Windows (as well as the typical user) is pretty much just like Mac and vice-versa.

EDIT: In fact, if you actually look back in this thread. Someone who is meant to know quite a bit about tech says the hardware in Macs is outdated. If Ivy Bridge and Kepler is outdated, then what isn't (I'm pretty sure Apple will update their computers within the next month or so to Haswell)?

That's not just windows, i'm sure there are mac users like that but, general speaking what you are talking about there is the general public. in those cases it's windows' or OSX's fault but, usually Pebkac. Pebkac is why pimp out Ad Block Plus so much. "I clicked download and install" yeah that was a virus that looks like anti virus.

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Originally Posted by ez12a View Post

I wouldnt pay full price for a Mac, got both of mine at least at discount. I sold my first C2D 2.33 MBP and bought the high end "Santa Rosa" MBP for $1500 (uni store closeout).

Reasons why I like it:
-little to no driver issues ever.
-easy and intuitive repair installation of OS X (w8 brings that to the table now as an official feature, though OSX has had it for years)
-customer service and warranty. (I got my top end i7 SB MBP for "free" after having 2 logic board issues and other misc problems with my C2D "Santa Rosa" MBP in 2011. The new one is working great to this day.)
-fit and finish is the best i've seen (At least better than Thinkpad, HP Elitebook, anything Dell). Opening a Mac shows attention to detail, solid construction, tight tolerances, no creaking.
-B&M stores dedicated to Mac in popular locations.
-Magsafe (on macbooks) though a small feature is still the best in the industry.
-Enterprise standpoint: OS X can be integrated with AD, universal image for all models (if generated from latest hardware).
-Trackpad is still unrivaled. The closest is the Thinkpad Carbon X1, still isnt as good. I've tried it.
-Target boot with the 15" MBPs, all earlier macbooks had this feature.

WELL SAID! that's how you start/answer a conversation folks.
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Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol View Post

I am curious where this 90% market share that keeps getting deopped is coming from? Is it businesses and corporations that ade forced to stay within windows to run old software? Is it consisting of xp users with programs that are no longer supported? Just dropping a percentage and nothing else is meaningless. Youbwere looking at computing percentages Android takes it, followed by Apple, then Ms bringing up the rear of the big players. So some one do me a solid and tell me what the 90% of market shares context is, as I am fairly certain that is not the case for the consumer marketplace.

It's businesses and corporations, there is no logical reason for them to upgrade based on they way their networks work.
Edited by cdoublejj - 6/2/13 at 6:10pm
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post #112 of 236
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Originally Posted by ez12a View Post

Reasons why I like it:
-little to no driver issues ever.
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More time doing less time fixing thumb.gif

I found it faster to experiment with Kinect on OSX rather then Windows 7 oddly. Same goes with Audio/video live processing.
While this won't be much of a issue for most of us here on OCN sometimes you just don't want to even bother and would rather spend more time creating, developing or what not.
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Originally Posted by ivr56 View Post

More time doing less time fixing thumb.gif

I found it faster to experiment with Kinect on OSX rather then Windows 7 oddly. Same goes with Audio/video live processing.
While this won't be much of a issue for most of us here on OCN sometimes you just don't want to even bother and would rather spend more time creating, developing or what not.

In all of my years with a Mac OS X, I've never had driver issues (besides Bootcamp but that's Windows). I had the option of picking the computer of my choice back in freshman year in college and so I picked the most expensive computer with the best build quality and versatility. The MBP is a beautiful and powerful machine. Thin, shiny, high resolution screen, perfect trackpad and keyboard, and small details that make a big difference (like the sleep light that pulses like a person's respiration). On one of my internships, I noticed everyone in the CSIRT used Macs. I asked them why and they told me it was mostly for the Unix environment. Macs are best of both worlds (Linux and Windows). Supports tons of apps (and with MacPorts, even more!). My MBP was very useful. I did not have to run CentOS/Debian in a VM, I could just open terminal and go to town on my work. Even for gaming, Macs are growing. League of Legends is now on the Mac and it works great! biggrin.gif

Ultimately, it's up to you, your financial status, your frugality, and your need. If you aren't going to buy a computer for a while and do a lot of development, go for the Macbook if you can. If not, no biggie. Laptop PCs are pretty good.
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Originally Posted by ez12a View Post

I wouldnt pay full price for a Mac, got both of mine at least at discount. I sold my first C2D 2.33 MBP and bought the high end "Santa Rosa" MBP for $1500 (uni store closeout).

Reasons why I like it:
-little to no driver issues ever.
-easy and intuitive repair installation of OS X (w8 brings that to the table now as an official feature, though OSX has had it for years)
-customer service and warranty. (I got my top end i7 SB MBP for "free" after having 2 logic board issues and other misc problems with my C2D "Santa Rosa" MBP in 2011. The new one is working great to this day.)
-fit and finish is the best i've seen (At least better than Thinkpad, HP Elitebook, anything Dell). Opening a Mac shows attention to detail, solid construction, tight tolerances, no creaking.
-B&M stores dedicated to Mac in popular locations.
-Magsafe (on macbooks) though a small feature is still the best in the industry.
-Enterprise standpoint: OS X can be integrated with AD, universal image for all models (if generated from latest hardware).
-Trackpad is still unrivaled. The closest is the Thinkpad Carbon X1, still isnt as good. I've tried it.
-Target boot with the 15" MBPs, all earlier macbooks had this feature.

There are few other things that I would add, but that tops it off for me.
 
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I'm interviewing an apple lover right now (my girlfriend):
Me: "what's so great about mac's?"
Her: "Mac's as in Apple?"
Me: "yes."
Her: "oh well it's the best laptop ever invented!"
Me: "why?"
Her: "because its shiny and pretty and apple rocks!"

I could not make this up.
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When I had a Macbook Pro for work I absolutely loved using it, was just a nice experience. I don't dislike macs, I just dislike the apple elitists.
 
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I'm interviewing an apple lover right now (my girlfriend):
Me: "what's so great about mac's?"
Her: "Mac's as in Apple?"
Me: "yes."
Her: "oh well it's the best laptop ever invented!"
Me: "why?"
Her: "because its shiny and pretty and apple rocks!"

I could not make this up.

Do you always make fun of your GF?

If it does everything she need's shiny and pretty are valid buying criteria, she has to live with it for a couple years so liking it is important.
 
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Originally Posted by Deadboy90 View Post

I'm interviewing an apple lover right now (my girlfriend):
Me: "what's so great about mac's?"
Her: "Mac's as in Apple?"
Me: "yes."
Her: "oh well it's the best laptop ever invented!"
Me: "why?"
Her: "because its shiny and pretty and apple rocks!"

I could not make this up.

I had an "interview" with an Apple hater (also Windows and Samsung lover) and it went like this.

Him: I tried printing out this image and it isn't moving, why is that?
Me: Because it's an animation, it doesn't work if you print it out.
Him: Why not?
Me: Animations don't work if you print them.
Him: Would it work if I printed it out in black and white?

There are similar users on both Mac and PC.
    
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i just realized it makes sense that the OP doesnt know why it's so great, because everything I listed he wouldn't get with a hackintosh.

You dont buy a mac solely for OS X.
 
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I personally got a Mac more for the design rather than OSX. They do look really pretty. And at the time, I couldn't find any Windows laptops that were as solid as a MacBook Pro. Naturally it comes with quite a price tag but if you can get it discounted, it's totally worth it. OSX is nice for some things, Pages and Keynote are much nicer to use than Word and PPT (not the latest version but the few before). The desktop UI are also very pretty, like the dock and those kinds of things.

Anyway, I still dual boot into Windows because some things just don't work in OSX...it'll always be like that. I probably wouldn't go for any non-laptops from Apple though...for those I'd totally go and find something a bit more powerful. Just my 2 cents.
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