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To: driftdiver
Heck I don’t care if people want to buy a Mac. I just object to all the hype and kool aid drinkers.

Because you don't believe it... because you have not used a Mac. Really used one. You have not experienced both worlds. We have. Mac users have come out of the Windows world. Something like 80% of Mac users were Windows users now... and, frankly, we have a better knowledge base to make the comparison of what is hype and what is not. We are not the kool aid drinkers. We were... but not any more. We poured it out when we went Mac and are not going back.

50 posted on 04/11/2010 5:09:02 AM PDT by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE isAAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: Swordmaker

Actually I have used a mac, even owned a couple. Bought my kids ipods and itunes.

They are overpriced and over hyped.


63 posted on 04/11/2010 5:36:33 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Swordmaker

I am a double-switcher.

I was a Windows software developer who switched to Linux and then to Apple.

I liked my Powerbook had two of them. They were definitely king before Vista and Windows 7. My kids never caught a virus or any malware when using the Apples.

However, when my Powerbook died I couldn’t justify the $2000 replacement cost. So I bought a $550 lenovo laptop running Vista.

To my surprise I was happy to be back on Windows. (It was an unexpected feeling of relief.) When on Apple it was always harder to find software - not impossible, just harder. Also, printer utilities and such provided by hardware vendors are better as well.

Occasionally, I do miss the OSX/BSD shell but not often. And, I do miss Spotlight - probably miss spotlight the most. But third party indexers do help bridge the gap.

My lenovo has lasted 1 year of pretty rough usage. If it lasts two years then it will definitely be worth it. (Because the Apple stuff lasts forever)


122 posted on 04/11/2010 10:16:43 AM PDT by 13foxtrot
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