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This is because we live in America. Americans like simple, shiny things. People don't want to learn anything, they want what is easy and accessible.

My point is, MACs are reliable because of their proprietary design and insane price points. I could build a pc for $4,000 and have it be super fast and a great performer, who couldn't? I have built 3 PCs for myself (Games,Htpc, and one for my kids) None have crashed or been infected with a virus. But I took the time to understand what I was doing. A lot6 of people don't want to know, they just want something that looks nice and works, plus what is marketed to them. Look at the iPhone. Also look at how American cars are made, They spend most of the time on the accessories and marketing. Foreign cars often have a lower quality interior, but their engines will run for nearly twice as long.

A lot of Americans are lazy fools, I know because I am one.
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This is because we live in America. Americans like simple, shiny things. People don't want to learn anything, they want what is easy and accessible.

My point is, MACs are reliable because of their proprietary design and insane price points. I could build a pc for $4,000 and have it be super fast and a great performer, who couldn't? I have built 3 PCs for myself (Games,Htpc, and one for my kids) None have crashed or been infected with a virus. But I took the time to understand what I was doing. A lot6 of people don't want to know, they just want something that looks nice and works, plus what is marketed to them. Look at the iPhone. Also look at how American cars are made, They spend most of the time on the accessories and marketing. Foreign cars often have a lower quality interior, but their engines will run for nearly twice as long.

A lot of Americans are lazy fools, I know because I am one.

Wouldn't big companies that can affort 1000 mac's also have an IT department that know what there doing? You can get (at least) 2000 pc's running for the same money with higher performance and more software (and that is including the labour costs for the IT department).
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I really don't see what is so hard to understand about businesses using some MACs, but mostly PCs, still being counted in this 80%.

If a company has 100,000 computers, and 50 of them are MACs, they are part of the 80% that use MACs.

80% seems to be a pretty plausible figure for larger businesses.
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post #34 of 91
Well thats obviously wrong. Every business i've seen and been inside uses Windows. I've not seen one that uses a Mac.
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Wouldn't big companies that can affort 1000 mac's also have an IT department that know what there doing? You can get (at least) 2000 pc's running for the same money with higher performance and more software (and that is including the labour costs for the IT department).
Yes. You would think so, but some IT departments are like Geek Squad. and I think we all know how good they are. however, with only one company producing MACs, they can focus all of their advertising and marketing with lots of financial backing, even a large pc manufacturer like HP or Dell would have difficulty being able to focus so many resources on any area of marketing.

I myself work for a large corporation and IT is terrible, our computers crash all of the time and are incredibly irritating. They are equipped with standard desktop parts, but run 24/7. We just got new computers after 6 years and the old ones are not even salvageable. Tech is often an afterthought for a lot of companies. so if they see hype for a company that promises good results, that is easier than spending more resources on researching what tech is good.

And to agree with the other posts, just because a company says they use Macs, doesn't mean that that is all they use.
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Complete BS

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Even so, other IT professionals have made the case that some of Mac OS X's tools make up for the lack of management support. "All these tools that the Mac [OS X] has, like desktop search [with Spotlight], iChat and Time Machine make a very compelling case to install Mac," she said.
what IT professionals are even concerned with desktop search, ichat and time machine????
    
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I really don't see what is so hard to understand about businesses using some MACs, but mostly PCs, still being counted in this 80%.

If a company has 100,000 computers, and 50 of them are MACs, they are part of the 80% that use MACs.

80% seems to be a pretty plausible figure for larger businesses.
I guess that makes the figure make sense. As my company has 3000+ windows desktops and 1 Mac. Which would make my company a part of that 80%- Even though the mac currently resides in my workroom, hasn't been turned on in over 2 years and is affectionately known as the ibrick.
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Geez I'm waiting for a certain somone (The ------- ------) to come on here and get all mad and "Try" to be right. Anyways I dont see how this is true. But w/e floats the news peoples boat.
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Originally Posted by Krunk_Kracker View Post
Theres this guy at work who says; "I bought a Macbook Pro and will never have to upgrade again."
Really? Never?
Hehe.....you mean NEVER CAN upgrade hahahahaha
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I will believe surveys when they release the data they used to gather their information from because, as well all know, there are three types of lies: lies, damn lies and statistics.
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