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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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To: SwankyC

Oh hell yeah.

Have you ever eaten a ripe peach?


61 posted on 02/18/2008 9:01:31 AM PST by Petronski (I didn't leave the GOP. The GOP left me.)
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To: sourcery
With a Mac, I can run as many Windows virtual machines as I want—without having to reboot to switch between them

Super for you! On my Windows PC I don't have to run ANY OS X virtual machines, because my Windows PC runs everything I need!

62 posted on 02/18/2008 9:01:41 AM PST by rivercat (The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers. - William Shakespeare)
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To: Old Sarge

Interesting piece of info....if you do not already know concerning Microsoft.

Windows is actually a MAC OS clone stolen by Bill Gates and Co. years ago during a meeting with Apple execs. This was shown in a movie years ago and kinda and intersting tidbit for those who have not followed Windows history (not implying you have not).


63 posted on 02/18/2008 9:01:43 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: sourcery

You can do the same on a PC. The top of the line PC easily stomps the best Mac. :-) Macs have improved but they still have one key defect. They are made by Apple.


64 posted on 02/18/2008 9:01:46 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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To: SwankyC
I'm sorry you chose poorly.

Oh really?

How'd I do that?

65 posted on 02/18/2008 9:02:11 AM PST by Petronski (I didn't leave the GOP. The GOP left me.)
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To: Smogger

Not only Atari but OS/2 people are still around. It’s called eComStation now.

It’s still better than any version of Windows. And any version of Mac.


66 posted on 02/18/2008 9:02:50 AM PST by eCSMaster
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To: big'ol_freeper
Yeah, you can't paint everyone with that broad of a brush. I've noticed from many threads here at FR that we have lots of Mac users, and you would hardly call this a liberal website. (That doesn't preclude the fact that there may be some lib's who hang out here and also use Mac's, but it's hardly enough to make a blanket statement).

I also think that this election cycle is showing that you can't always make the case that being Republican automatically equates to being conservative. Again, it's just too broad a generalization.

67 posted on 02/18/2008 9:02:51 AM PST by Pablo64 (What is popular is not always right. What is right is not always popular.)
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To: Petronski

My question was meant to get you to reflect how stupid yours was. If you’ve been overseas you know Mercedes market share isn’t small. Macs still suck and their market share shows it.


68 posted on 02/18/2008 9:03:13 AM PST by SwankyC (McCain is the wrong liberal for the job.)
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To: dcam

Who cars about how Mac owners are?

As a sadly and deeply experienced PC user who has observed, I can say Macs are better.


69 posted on 02/18/2008 9:03:33 AM PST by unspun (Mike Huckabee: Government's job is "protect us, not have to provide for us." Duncan Hunter knows.)
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To: CholeraJoe

I still use Lotus 1-2-3 and Quatro pro. I did get rid of volkswriter and supercalc.


70 posted on 02/18/2008 9:03:50 AM PST by listenhillary (They should have hung the first person that said "there ought to be a law...")
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To: dcam
I've always liked Maddox's take on this.

WARNING! BAD LANGUAGE though hilarious.
71 posted on 02/18/2008 9:04:07 AM PST by According2RecentPollsAirIsGood
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To: According2RecentPollsAirIsGood

I don’t often agree with Maddox, but he sure can spin a great rant.


72 posted on 02/18/2008 9:05:46 AM PST by Petronski (I didn't leave the GOP. The GOP left me.)
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To: Digital Sniper

The key difference I’ve found is that Mac users really don’t know much about Computers. They don’t know how they work and they don’t care and of course that is fine but you can’t expect to have a technical conversation with them which is much like having a political conversation with them because once you get past the gui of pretty pictures they get lost.


73 posted on 02/18/2008 9:05:47 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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To: Pablo64

In my house we have 4 macs and 2 pc’s. I’m wanting another Mac and wouldn’t mind another pc also.


74 posted on 02/18/2008 9:05:50 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: dcam

Well!

My IBM PC Jr. had so many “side cars”, I needed a “wide load” permit to move it.


75 posted on 02/18/2008 9:07:11 AM PST by papasmurf (Calm down! I've got Greenspan's book, you jerk!)
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To: dcam

Drink up my minions!

 

76 posted on 02/18/2008 9:07:41 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Da Coyote
I hate to say it folks, but the darned things “just work”

You got that right. When I was in the Army they only purchased Windows based machines, so I have plenty of years experience from Windows 3.1 up through XP. I also was assigned to the Army Research Laboratory for three years where all the computing was done on Silicon Graphics machines running IRIX.

I'll take a Mac running OSX over anything else any day. In fact, since my retirement from the Army, I have worked at home and my employer supplied me with a Gateway laptop running XP. I fought with that piece of crap for three years until I finally purchased my own MacBook Pro. Heaven. I can run Mac OSX, Windows and IRIX if I want. I have XP installed but have never found a reason to use it other than to watch MLB.TV games while I work.

Bottom line is I can use any of them if I have to, but if I get to choose its Mac because they just work...pleasantly.

As for others, I don't really give a flaming F what you like or use. None of my business. To each their own. But considering the amount of money Microsoft and Bill Gates contribute to Planned Parenthood, United Nations Population Control (read that abortion) and other liberal causes, I wouldn't necessarily only paint one product or the other with the liberal label. Pick your liberal poison.

77 posted on 02/18/2008 9:09:15 AM PST by big'ol_freeper (REAGAN: "..party..must represent certain fundamental beliefs [not] compromised..[for] expediency")
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To: Old Sarge
Vista was an attempt to emulate the Mac - see where it got us. Really? Now I know I don't ever want a Mac. I hate Vista because it seems to want to do so many things *for" me (that must be why libs love 'em) and it tries to anticipate evry move of the cursor (wrongly). I hate those da$n bubbles popping up everywhere and covering what I really want to see. I know I should be able to turn them off but Vista is, I won't say "not user friendly" but it is confusing. Hate, Hate, hate it.
78 posted on 02/18/2008 9:09:16 AM PST by GOP_Proud (Disgruntled about it all. None of the above.)
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To: Petronski

You are right, they have something to be snobby about. The twirling Mac jewelry keeps you spellbound.

For you PC users, Mac uses a spinning beach ball instead of an hour glass. PC users, remember the old days when an hour glass turned over and over as you waited for a program to process information.

On a Mac, they call that the "beach ball of death." On a PC, we call the hour glass "so yesterday."

Go ahead, enjoy your trance. Stare directly at that spinning beach ball and keep convincing yourself you have a better machine (You are getting sleepy, you are getting sleepy...you are now delusional).

79 posted on 02/18/2008 9:09:34 AM PST by BJungNan
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To: dcam

I don’t appreciate you calling me a snob!

Now, can you please pass the Grey Poupon?


80 posted on 02/18/2008 9:09:35 AM PST by dmw (Aren't you glad you use common sense? Don't you wish everybody did?)
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