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Step 1) Go to your local apple store and see how crowded it is

Step 2) Google "Apple Customer Satisfaction"

Step 3) ST*U
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Step 1) Go to your local apple store and see how crowded it is

Step 2) Google "Apple Customer Satisfaction"

Step 3) ST*U
1. Go to a HP or Dell Factory/Shipping Department. See how many laptops they ship a day.

2. Google "PC market share"

3. Don't Profit.
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1. Go to a HP or Dell Factory/Shipping Department. See how many laptops they ship a day.

2. Google "PC market share"

3. Don't Profit.
1) Laptops? you mean craptops right?

2) Go to geeksquad at your local best buy and look at the abundance of PCs

3) Someone didn't eat their fruit loops this mornin?
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1) Laptops? you mean craptops right?

2) Go to geeksquad at your local best buy and look at the abundance of PCs

3) Someone didn't eat their fruit loops this mornin?
OCN needs a mac section so all you users can go dance around in there thinking differently so we can go on with normal pc business
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What you people fail to realize is when you're buying a Mac, you're buying into the community that surrounds the Apple brand. For example, the quality of the graphic design community for all things related Mac/OS X FAAAARRR exceeds the quality of the design community that Windows has, hands down.

Half of you don't even know what I'm talking about, or just don't care (which is fine), but there's no need to resort to bashing something like the hardware that Apple computers use or the prices they charge. You're paying for a premium that you don't understand, so enough already.
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1. Where did they revolutionize the sectors of industry? Itunes I will most certainly give them that. But that's as far as it goes. Smartphone? No the Iphone was hardly a game changer, it was just well marketed and sold well that is all. Technically speaking it offered nothing other phones did not have.
Computers? Nope, other manufacturers have been leading the way there. VoodooPC Envy, anyone?
Really, because I can remember The iMac G3 being the first real push out of the beige box, followed by PowerMac G3's. Granted, they were ugly, but lots of people bought them, that was back in 97.

The Personal Computer, for one, was revolutionized by Apple. In the early 80's it was the best platform available for business/personal use. And who took the GUI straight from Apple? Hmmmm.

The iPod did revolutionize MP3 players. It was the first to use the type of interface it does. How many MP3 players used a similar interface after the iPod? Tons.

The iPhone was the first touch-screen Smart Phone that wasn't a clunky piece of crap. I'm not saying the product was EVOLUTIONARY, it's REVOLUTIONARY. Two completely different things. The iPhone paved the way for much better Smart Phones from other MFG's.

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2. No not really. Looks on a computer as just that looks. There's been other laptops with true industrial design, look at business class laptops. Your perspective is quite limited it appears. Mp3? Really? I am afraid you are badly mistaken, they really did not revolutionize anything. As mentioned before the biggest factor in Apple's success has been marketing.
Media creation? For youtuber's you must mean. I have been doing that on Windows Movie Maker with Windows XP... It's really easy. Most people I know who have mac's don't even know how to upload videos on youtube either. So much for media creation.
Data transfer was made easy as pie using Windows Vista/Windows 7. Even before that, we had a vast amounts of back up, transfer, etc software.
Apple's first Powerbook was an inspiration to laptops built afterward. And as far as media creation goes, you've obviously never used iLife. It's really the most user-friendly, practical media solution that groups photos, music, and movies together in one package. Windows still doesn't have anything that touches iLife as far as integration goes.

LOL. Wow, you really have no idea. While PC's were still hanging on to older formats like SCSI, Macs were using USB and firewire.

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3. Can they render my video faster then my PC with triple the specs at the same price point? Nope. Can it stop preventing me from fixing OSX when it fails? Nope. Can it play games? No not really, unless you with Windows in which case we have seen the fail that was (PC=more FPS). Can it do 2 external monitors at once? Nope, it's either 1 external and the internal or nothing. Should I go on?
Actually, Macs render Video quite well. Fix OSX? In the 8 years I used OS X as my primary OS (now it's Windows 7), and working for Apple and other tech-support companies, I saw far more failrues of Windows than OS X.

Games? You do realize that there is a big effort to push gaming on to OS X, especially from Steam. Within the next 3-4 years that's not even going to be an argument.

More than 1 external monitor? uh, YES. Considering I used 2 20" Monitors on my Powermac G4. What the hell are you even talking about? Seriously. Until you know what you're talking about, just stop.

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5. Actually Windows has many software that professionals use that cannot be run on OSX. Specially in the movie, CAD design, scientific software (folding/running calculations to simulate experiments/compiling thousands upon thousands of hours of data, etc etc).

OSX has no software that Windows cannot match.
Really? Final Cut Pro IS an industry standard used in movie making, and Windows cannot run it.

You can't fold on OS X? Really? That's why I was folding in 2001? That's why tons of observatories, scientific labs, museums, etc run OS X?

There's no CAD software for OS X? Really? If I remember AutoDesk's AutoCAD was released in 2009, and before that there were several CAD apps for OS X.

LOL. Fail. Fail. Fail. Fail.
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you folks seem to love making such a big deal about apple
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That's why tons of observatories, scientific labs, museums, etc run OS X?
Actually, I've worked in multiple scientific labs in different fields, have seen many more labs, and there were no macs at all. This is partially in a place where everyone loves macs too (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

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2) Go to geeksquad at your local best buy and look at the abundance of PCs
I don't think going to a PC repair place to see how many PCs there are is a good indicator of how few broken macs there are
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What you people fail to realize is when you're buying a Mac, you're buying into the community that surrounds the Apple brand. For example, the quality of the graphic design community for all things related Mac/OS X FAAAARRR exceeds the quality of the design community that Windows has, hands down.

Half of you don't even know what I'm talking about, or just don't care (which is fine), but there's no need to resort to bashing something like the hardware that Apple computers use or the prices they charge. You're paying for a premium that you don't understand, so enough already.
Lol?
You do realize there are graphic design forums for windows right? No we're not talking youtubers either. edit: Check out Adobe's and certain graphic design softwares community.

Then you do realize there comes a point graphic designers move to software that most of us don't even know which are not OSX compatible?
We just had a professional photographer's son ask for a recommendation not too long ago. They did not want a MacBook pro because it couldn't even handle CS4 Photoshop, or was it Premiere without having lag.
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Lol?
You do realize there are graphic design forums for windows right? No we're not talking youtubers either. edit: Check out Adobe's and certain graphic design softwares community.
I'm talking quality, not quantity. Derp I know there's Windows based graphic design forums. Again, don't get into this topic if you don't know what you're talking about.

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They did not want a MacBook pro because it couldn't even handle CS4 Photoshop, or was it Premiere without having lag.
I bought a unibody Macbook (Core 2 Duo, 4GB of RAM) back in October of 2008 and it handled CS4 just fine. Premiere on the other hand runs faster the more RAM your system has and encodes faster with the more cores your CPU has, that's just the limitations with laptops in general.
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