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I don't know about you guys but i haven't so much as even heard of a business that uses Apple products (and good thing with their apparent security issues based on PWNtoOWN's results.) I wouldn't take this article with any more weight then an empty plastic Walmart bag.
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post #52 of 91
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Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post
I guess it could be true if it means "80% of businesses use at least 1 Mac." Actually, that's still a bit hard to believe...
We know when you say that something good about a Mac is hard to believe, its false.


Don't get me wrong, I like Macs, My mum has a iMac 20" for her at Home Accounting Business she's just started, it was actually cheaper than buying a Dell Laptop and I like to muck around on it, but I do have a few complaints about Macs.

1. The mouse sucks, period, Maybe I'm used to my G5, but the mouse that you get with it is made out of pure suckage IMO, the keyboard is great if your not gaming on the other hand.

2. The users that feel the need to act like they eat coal and crap diamonds because they own a Mac, Usually I ask them to play a game of CoD4 with me, then they say "Ok, Let me get into Windows XP on bootcamp.." Kinda defeats the purpose of having a Mac if your using XP on bootcamp for some features...

3. Lack of upgradeability, Unless your a real good case modder, your unlikely to be able to even install a new cooler....

4. Steve Jobs, I hate the arrogant prick, but that isn't any reason not to get a Mac, I also hate nVidia's CEO, but I'd still buy an nVidia card if it was better from a Value point of view than ATI's.
    
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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.
LOL
    
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Other enterprise IT administrators said they had gone virtual in an attempt to sidestep the management overhead required for Windows on physical PCs. "Many of our Windows developers have switched to XP and Vista virtual machines running on Macintosh hardware to circumvent the downtime they experienced with the unreliability -- viruses, spyware, disruptive automatic updates -- of Windows XP running on PCs," one IT manager told DiDio in a follow-up interview.
This just SHOWS where they are getting their info from. Because on a Mac or PC, windows is still run by the EXACT same code and therefore any adware/spyware/automatic updates, and any virus that is OS based and not low-level hardware based, still runs on the mac.

So yeah, that paragraph alone shows the validity of this article. There's no way they got it from any informed IT guy.


Edit: Also check this out.
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"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.
Because similar software doesn't come with windows at all
Edited by Manyak - 6/27/08 at 11:57am
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To everyone who thinks this is false. They never said 80% of businesses MOSTLY use Macs. I've seen many businesses who have a few Macs which are used mostly for graphic design.
 
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hmm, that number does seem a tad bit high to me, the only place i have seen them at work is where i do A/V work at a theoretical physics institution, and about 50-60% of the scientist use Macs.
Edited by [PWN]Schubie - 6/27/08 at 1:44pm
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I seriously doubt this because I work with people who do IT and assistance for various businesses. None of their clients have Macs... defense contractors and medium to large local companies.
I work with companies deploying Mac hard drive encryption every day so there is big market like it or not. Usually small groups in design and engineering but we do none the less.
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so 100% of the companies you deal with run macs?

(not a slam on you, I am trying to point out how stats can be skewed to show any outcome you want)
    
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Originally Posted by Licht View Post
I don't know about you guys but i haven't so much as even heard of a business that uses Apple products (and good thing with their apparent security issues based on PWNtoOWN's results.)
And the way you say it with such innocence...



Quote:
Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post
We know when you say that something good about a Mac is hard to believe, its false.
Huh?

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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post
1. The mouse sucks, period, Maybe I'm used to my G5, but the mouse that you get with it is made out of pure suckage IMO, the keyboard is great if your not gaming on the other hand.
Yeah, most reviews say it's not that great.

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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post
3. Lack of upgradeability, Unless your a real good case modder, your unlikely to be able to even install a new cooler....
You don't get a Mac to upgrade the cooler and CPU and this and that...
post #60 of 91
wow all the mac haters sure had a chance to post is thread eh. This thread is like bat.

Wave it around they come on and start sucking
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