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Mac Owners Are Snobs
The Street ^ | 2/16/2008 | Brittany Umar

Posted on 02/18/2008 8:43:10 AM PST by rivercat

http://www.thestreet.com/video/index.html?bcpid=1078966384&bclid=1137812485&bctid=1420178886


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Political Humor/Cartoons; Technical
KEYWORDS: allhailvista; applehaterssuck; bothsuck; gotvirus; inbeforethezot; liberals; mac; machatersuck; macsnobs; rushrules; snobs; upgradetoxplosers
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Hilarious video about a recent survey. Most things that they found are quite obvious though. Mac users were found to be more liberal, socially and politically. They are arrogant, into flashy fashions and teeth whitening. Also, though they tried to paint it as a positive, they state that 70% of Mac users were happy with their purchase, but this really means that 30% of the people that bought Saint Steve's super-awesome-wonderful-all mighty Mac computers were NOT happy with them.
1 posted on 02/18/2008 8:43:10 AM PST by rivercat
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To: dcam

Mac owners HAVE to be arrogant. That’s all they’ve got.


2 posted on 02/18/2008 8:44:24 AM PST by farmer18th (Conservatives who vote McCain are like abused dogs who keep licking their master's hand...)
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To: dcam; Swordmaker
Mac Owners Have Something to be Snobby About*



*a better computer system

3 posted on 02/18/2008 8:45:15 AM PST by Petronski (I didn't leave the GOP. The GOP left me.)
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To: dcam

Amiga 3000 owners of the world unite!


4 posted on 02/18/2008 8:45:41 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: dcam
Mac Owners Are Snobs

And the Sun rises in the East. Your point?

;^)

5 posted on 02/18/2008 8:46:30 AM PST by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I’m still using my Zenith Z-100.


6 posted on 02/18/2008 8:46:47 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("Boogity, boogity, boogity! Let's go racing, boys!")
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To: dcam

Rush uses Mac’s.
He said the same thing several weeks ago regarding the ‘snobery’ when he calls technical support.


7 posted on 02/18/2008 8:46:57 AM PST by IrishMike (I am not a Republican first. I am a conservative.)
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To: dcam
they state that 70% of Mac users were happy with their purchase, but this really means that 30% of the people that bought Saint Steve's super-awesome-wonderful-all mighty Mac computers were NOT happy with them.

As opposed to the about 90% of Vista users who hated their OS.
8 posted on 02/18/2008 8:46:58 AM PST by aruanan
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To: farmer18th
Mac owners HAVE to be arrogant. That’s all they’ve got.

I'll generalize further -

LIBERALS HAVE to be arrogant. It's all they have.

9 posted on 02/18/2008 8:47:32 AM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: dcam

Duh.


10 posted on 02/18/2008 8:47:39 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Tijeras_Slim; martin_fierro

those deriving their feelings of self-worth from the computer system they own are a sad lot and to be pitied. wouldn’t you say so, Martin, you sad sack? ; )


11 posted on 02/18/2008 8:47:43 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: CholeraJoe

LOL!

The 3000 was a nice machine for it’s day.. but the software available stunk.


12 posted on 02/18/2008 8:47:48 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: dcam

Concur.

I am with IT tech support for a major university. The mac users are mostly elitist professors - their computers are ivory towers just like their users, cut off from the outside world and in their own little realms.

Pretty graphics, but all the computing power of a falling brick.


13 posted on 02/18/2008 8:48:13 AM PST by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: dcam

I guess I am a snob lol
I used to own a Mac, but I do have stock in Apple


14 posted on 02/18/2008 8:48:24 AM PST by Poetgal26 (God bless the US Military and our vets!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Amiga 3000! Psh! Atari 1040ST. :-)


15 posted on 02/18/2008 8:48:35 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Tijeras_Slim


My Coco3 rolls with double-sided floppies!

16 posted on 02/18/2008 8:48:57 AM PST by Petronski (I didn't leave the GOP. The GOP left me.)
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To: dcam

I don’t mind the Mac OS, but if I were ever to purchase one, it wouldn’t be for membership into the ‘Mac superiority society.’ It would be because I would need it to do something the my PCs don’t. Which means, I have yet to find a reason to switch.


17 posted on 02/18/2008 8:49:41 AM PST by July 4th
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To: Petronski

“Mac Owners Have Something to be Snobby About* “

Really?
So, a simple choice of a tool is sufficent to justify arrogance?

Thus the logic of a typical Mac user.


18 posted on 02/18/2008 8:49:44 AM PST by brownsfan (America has "jumped the shark")
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Lotus 1-2-3 rules!


19 posted on 02/18/2008 8:49:49 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("Boogity, boogity, boogity! Let's go racing, boys!")
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To: xsmommy

20 posted on 02/18/2008 8:49:59 AM PST by Petronski (I didn't leave the GOP. The GOP left me.)
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To: dcam
Gosh.... take a deep breath....

happy and unfashionable owner of three iMACs and one miserable VISTA box.

21 posted on 02/18/2008 8:50:04 AM PST by pointsal
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To: aruanan
As opposed to the about 90% of Vista users who hated their OS.

Please share the source of your statistics with us! The best part about this is that Mac users will confirm results of this survey with their responses.

22 posted on 02/18/2008 8:50:16 AM PST by rivercat (The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers. - William Shakespeare)
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To: Petronski

I think market share contradicts that claim.


23 posted on 02/18/2008 8:50:40 AM PST by SwankyC (McCain is the wrong liberal for the job.)
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To: Old Sarge

et tu Old Sarge?


24 posted on 02/18/2008 8:50:59 AM PST by big'ol_freeper (REAGAN: "..party..must represent certain fundamental beliefs [not] compromised..[for] expediency")
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To: dcam
I'm sure Rush Limbaugh is going to get a laugh out of being lumped with liberals. He has long used and recommended Macs.

I purchased a Mac last year and have both a regular pc and the Mac in the house. I'm by no means liberal, don't care about fashion, tooth whitening, or anything like that. These kinds of surveys tend to be ridiculous, right from the start with their basic premise.

25 posted on 02/18/2008 8:51:05 AM PST by Pablo64 (What is popular is not always right. What is right is not always popular.)
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To: brownsfan

Don’t hate the playa,
hate the game!


26 posted on 02/18/2008 8:51:11 AM PST by Petronski (I didn't leave the GOP. The GOP left me.)
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To: Petronski

There is no way 30% of MAC users are not happy with their purchase. MAC is the ultimate experience.... every time I have to get on a PC now I simply laugh out loud......


27 posted on 02/18/2008 8:51:14 AM PST by Republic Rocker
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To: Swordmaker

Didn’t realize I’m a “snob”.


28 posted on 02/18/2008 8:51:43 AM PST by sarasota
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To: SwankyC

What’s Mercedes’ market share?


29 posted on 02/18/2008 8:51:56 AM PST by Petronski (I didn't leave the GOP. The GOP left me.)
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To: Petronski

PERVERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ; )


30 posted on 02/18/2008 8:52:29 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: July 4th
It would be because I would need it to do something the my PCs don’t. Which means, I have yet to find a reason to switch.

That is one of the best arguments I have ever heard. Bravo!

31 posted on 02/18/2008 8:52:41 AM PST by rivercat (The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers. - William Shakespeare)
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To: dcam
Mac Owners Are Snobs

Water is Wet

Obama is a Magic Negro

...

32 posted on 02/18/2008 8:52:41 AM PST by JRios1968 ("If you go over a cliff with all flags flying, you are still going over a cliff" óRonald Reagan)
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To: dcam
Dear PC Owner: I own a Mac (and I think everybody else should as well). I also have 17 different kinds of skin care product in my bathroom, go to Starbucks on a regular basis and only wear socks when I have to. My iPod has a lot of music by The Smiths and Depeche Mode. My wife had me pick out the color scheme for the new kitchen.

I feel that I am losing my masculinity.

Should I be worried?

Sincerely,

Mac User

33 posted on 02/18/2008 8:52:56 AM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 8 days away from outliving Junkyard Dog)
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To: aruanan

See my post #13.

Vista was an attempt to emulate the Mac - see where it got us.

I have STRONGLY recommended to all those who call our IT Help Line: XP SP3 is on the way, so keep it for a while longer. If you buy a new box with Vista, do a retro-install of XP and save yourself the inconvenience.

In fairness, Vista SP1 is supposed to restore a lot of the functionality, but I have yet to see a beta. Jury’s not back yet.


34 posted on 02/18/2008 8:53:00 AM PST by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: aruanan
As opposed to the about 90% of Vista users who hated their OS.

Thankfully PC users aren't limited to this single (first release) OS and there are several to choose from that are stable. How many OSs do you have to choose from on your Mac?

35 posted on 02/18/2008 8:53:23 AM PST by SwankyC (McCain is the wrong liberal for the job.)
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To: dcam

I know seven Mac users. Three of them (all women) are indeed Birkenstock-wearing, granola-munching, died-in-the-wool liberals. The other four (two guys, two gals) are solid conservatives. Regardless, none of them define themselves by their computer system...which is really refreshing because I’d have to go medieval on their butts and reformat their systems with OpenBSD if they did. ;-)


36 posted on 02/18/2008 8:53:59 AM PST by Digital Sniper (Hello, "Undocumented Immigrant." I'm an "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent.")
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To: dcam

I can’t wait to become one of the 70% I still don’t know how to use this thing.


37 posted on 02/18/2008 8:54:02 AM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: dcam

They needed a study to learn that Mac users were latte drinking, yuppified, liberal, eco-weenies with a superiority complex? I could have told them that and saved the expense.

It’s been that way for over 20 years. All that’s changes is they have gone from Volvos to Priuses.


38 posted on 02/18/2008 8:54:02 AM PST by Smogger (It's the WOT Stupid)
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To: Republic Rocker
There is no way 30% of MAC users are not happy with their purchase. MAC is the ultimate experience....


39 posted on 02/18/2008 8:54:22 AM PST by JRios1968 ("If you go over a cliff with all flags flying, you are still going over a cliff" óRonald Reagan)
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To: dcam

With a Mac, I can run as many Windows virtual machines as I want—without having to reboot to switch between them (VMWare Fusion or Parallels.) And Windows on a VM reboots far more quickly than it does natively. And I can move my Windows VM around on an external drive, and run it anyware I have access to a Mac.

And of course, I can use my Mac software also. It’s not just the best of both worlds, it’s better than having a single native Windows installation. There’s really no good reason to run windows as the native host OS anymore.


40 posted on 02/18/2008 8:55:06 AM PST by sourcery (Electile Disfunction: The inability to get excited about any of the available candidates)
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To: Petronski

I aspire to snobdom, and my next visit to Best Buy will be to join them.


41 posted on 02/18/2008 8:55:11 AM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: Pablo64

It’s sorta like the statement that Republicans tend to be more conservative than non Republicans...and we end up with liberals galore- McCain, Romney, Guiliani and Huckabee vying for the nomination- while Thompson and Hunter never generate support. Who can figure?


42 posted on 02/18/2008 8:55:11 AM PST by big'ol_freeper (REAGAN: "..party..must represent certain fundamental beliefs [not] compromised..[for] expediency")
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To: Petronski

Mercedes are crap. They are another example of arrogance over functionality. They have one of the worst reliability ratings of any car, even American cars!


43 posted on 02/18/2008 8:55:21 AM PST by rivercat (The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers. - William Shakespeare)
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To: Army Air Corps

Are you Atari ST people still around? Geesh.. ;-)


44 posted on 02/18/2008 8:55:35 AM PST by Smogger (It's the WOT Stupid)
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To: Republic Rocker

I’m done buying new Windows systems. I’m stuck with them for now, but I prefer wife’s 10.3.9 iBook G3 over my own WinXP box.

Can’t wait to get my hands on a MacBook with Leopard.

As for Vista?

ROFLMAOAPIMPRFI


45 posted on 02/18/2008 8:55:37 AM PST by Petronski (I didn't leave the GOP. The GOP left me.)
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To: Swordmaker

mac ping!

46 posted on 02/18/2008 8:56:22 AM PST by the invisib1e hand
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To: dcam
To prove this statement, one only needs to look at how the IPhone release was handled.

Apple released at at ridiculous price and several weeks later, lowered the price to something slightly less (but still) ridiculous. Users rioted. Well, maybe "rioted" is too strong a word, but they b*tched and whined a whole lot...so Apple refunded a portion of their price.

Only a lib company with lib users would do something like that. Apple is a CORPORATION for pete's sakes. They're in it to make money. Unfortunately, their users have vested them with the same status as a "Best Friend Forever" or some such nonsense.

Apple has pretty graphics, and is an excellent system for people that don't understand computers. Beyond that, I'd recommend PCs.

47 posted on 02/18/2008 8:56:23 AM PST by wbill
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I’ve got both. My wife is a Microsoft programming guru and software lead. Our experiences have directly led to our present state of a “Microsoft free” environment. That’s out experience, not others...but both of us needed a tool, not a toy. I hate to say it folks, but the darned things “just work”...and this includes the 5 year old G4 that’s never had a reboot.


48 posted on 02/18/2008 8:56:36 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: 3AngelaD

Amen.


49 posted on 02/18/2008 8:56:52 AM PST by Petronski (I didn't leave the GOP. The GOP left me.)
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To: dcam

I’ve encountered very few computer savvy Mac users. Maybe I’m not looking in the right places but I never could afford to pay for the proprietary boxes when I was growing up and detested the idea that all the software and hardware was so much more expensive than anything you could get for a PC or even the long dead Amiga.


50 posted on 02/18/2008 8:57:51 AM PST by Maelstorm (Heroism is something that when it is manifest it is undeniable. The same can be said for cowardice.)
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