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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: Old Sarge
their computers are ivory towers just like their users, cut off from the outside world and in their own little realms.

Uh - huh. The term 'solipsism' comes to mind.

51 posted on 02/18/2008 8:57:55 AM PST by Noumenon (The only thing that prevents liberals from loading us all into cattle cars is the power to do it)
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To: dcam
I don't care if I can't reach those grapes. Bet they're sour anyway...
52 posted on 02/18/2008 8:57:57 AM PST by Petronski (I didn't leave the GOP. The GOP left me.)
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To: dcam
Well, at least they didn’t call us a “cult”! I’m so tired of being accused of being in cults! Gah! The big problem is the fashions:

Ya got yer black turtleneck for being on the Mac. Ya got yer denim jumper for homeschooling. Ya got yer ladies hat for going to TLMass. I think I might be in a knitting cult, too, but the MSM hasn’t gotten to me yet on that one. I think I’ll need a big bulky sweater for that one. Oh, yes, and the last cult (that I know of, anyway....someone’s always coming up with something new) is the former-Catholic-schoolgirl cult, and we all know that all former CSG’s wear knee-socks...red ones if we’re feeling especially daring!

So, you do see that all this cult talk is just one big fashion nightmare, don’t you? Black turtlenecks look awful with a denim jumper, but ok with a denim skirt (on which the waistband has been rolled up about 4 times), with red kneesocks and a big, bulky fisherman’s sweater. Hey, wait, that sounds cool! But, no clogs....clogs are the signature of a liberal. So, if I ditch the jumper and go with the denim skirt, this could work. And, I don't think I'm superior, I KNOW I am, after all, I own about 6 macs!

53 posted on 02/18/2008 8:58:05 AM PST by blu (Last one out of Michigan, please turn off the lights.)
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To: Smogger

At least it isn’t an Atari 800. :-)


54 posted on 02/18/2008 8:58:49 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: dcam
That's silly.

I personally think every household needs at least one mac and one pc.

55 posted on 02/18/2008 8:59:05 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: farmer18th

Mac owners aren’t as snobby and arrogant as Linux operators are!

We not only have the best systems, they cost us virtually nothing!

All we have to do is be a little smarter than the average bear, and that is easy given all the time we no longer have to use keeping virus and other PC attack modes at bay!


56 posted on 02/18/2008 9:00:05 AM PST by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: SwankyC
How many OSs do you have to choose from on your Mac?

How many do you need?

LOL

57 posted on 02/18/2008 9:00:08 AM PST by Petronski (I didn't leave the GOP. The GOP left me.)
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To: Petronski

Have you ever been overseas?


58 posted on 02/18/2008 9:00:35 AM PST by SwankyC (McCain is the wrong liberal for the job.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I wish I still had an Amiga...


59 posted on 02/18/2008 9:00:57 AM PST by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: Petronski
I can do that too. LOLOLOLOLOOLOLOLOLOL.

I'm sorry you chose poorly.

60 posted on 02/18/2008 9:01:18 AM PST by SwankyC (McCain is the wrong liberal for the job.)
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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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To: Petronski

I see a thread with some very bitter PC owners.

I’m a long time Mac user with 5 Macs of various vintages ... all of which still work. A video iPod Nano and a new 32 Gig iTouch on which I just watched Ratatouille [nice movie from Steve Jobs’ pervious gig at Pixar].

Believe me I work on lots of ugly Bill Gates [another lib] boxes at work all of which have annoying ticks and quirks ... when they work. Oh, and the ones that never quite get cured after a spyware infection.

Buy a Mac, you’ll be glad you did.


81 posted on 02/18/2008 9:10:14 AM PST by BunnySlippers (Buy a Mac ...)
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To: All

This is stupid. Macs ARE better, especially the newer ones that run unix as their operating system.

Of course Mercedes owners also tend to be snobbish, and rightly so.

That being said, I run a Windows box because I prefer the selection of games that are available for Windows compared to Mac OS or Linux.

I would not be surprised if in 10 years that Microsoft does what Apple did and ends up using unix (linux) as the underlying basis for Windows like unix is now for Mac OS.


82 posted on 02/18/2008 9:10:32 AM PST by aj7360
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To: Maelstorm
The key difference I’ve found is that Mac users really don’t know much about Computers.

Oh please. Much of the difference has to do with the software one works with. Design/production professionals prefer macs. Business people, accountants, students, etc, go pc.

83 posted on 02/18/2008 9:11:39 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: sarasota

“Didn’t realize I’m a “snob”.”

They never do. :-)


84 posted on 02/18/2008 9:12:34 AM PST by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the hippies.)
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To: SwankyC
I think market share contradicts that claim.

I agree even though you obviously are one of those ignorant unwashed peasants I don't associate with. Small market share is the reason I passed on buying a Ferrari.
85 posted on 02/18/2008 9:12:35 AM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Digital Sniper

..which is really refreshing because I’d have to go medieval on their butts and reformat their systems with OpenBSD if they did. ;-)”

ROTFLMPO~!


86 posted on 02/18/2008 9:12:44 AM PST by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: BJungNan

It’s not been a problem for me. And that’s on a G3 at 1.2GHz. No different than this XP box on an AMD Athlon at 1.5GHz.

It seems your post is all about the spin, though. Just not quite the way you think.


87 posted on 02/18/2008 9:12:50 AM PST by Petronski (I didn't leave the GOP. The GOP left me.)
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To: dcam
Of course we are snobs--did you think we were part of the common folk?

LOL!

88 posted on 02/18/2008 9:13:12 AM PST by basil (Support the Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: dcam
One of my favorite satires on the whole Mac-PC thing was this article:

Apple fires 'smug little twit'

89 posted on 02/18/2008 9:13:40 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired of all the politics in politics.)
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To: dcam

The MAJOR drawback ot macs,

lack of freeware and plethora of programs.

Face it, people write for Windows. I can d-load all

the free programs i could ever want whereas with Apple you

either buy it or use an illegal crack version.


90 posted on 02/18/2008 9:14:32 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

I dont buy the comparison of super expensive luxury cars’ market share to market share of what amounts to a less useful computer.


91 posted on 02/18/2008 9:14:34 AM PST by SwankyC (McCain is the wrong liberal for the job.)
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To: dcam
They are arrogant, into flashy fashions and teeth whitening.

And golden microphones.

92 posted on 02/18/2008 9:15:54 AM PST by BlazingArizona
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To: BunnySlippers

Can you explain to me why there is no rt. click capability on the imac? How does one get past this?


93 posted on 02/18/2008 9:16:11 AM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: SwankyC
...a less useful computer.

The system that can run all three main operating systems (at once) is somehow less useful than the one that cannot?

94 posted on 02/18/2008 9:16:13 AM PST by Petronski (I didn't leave the GOP. The GOP left me.)
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To: dcam

Though not mentioned in the video, I’ll bet many Mac users also like show tunes.


95 posted on 02/18/2008 9:16:45 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Petronski

So you have never seen the spinning beach ball, is that what you are saying?


96 posted on 02/18/2008 9:17:00 AM PST by BJungNan
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To: blu

LOL... great post. I’ll have to think up the fashionware I need to be sporting now. I overlap somewhat with you, but I’ve got my own cultishness to deal with, too.


97 posted on 02/18/2008 9:18:02 AM PST by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: BJungNan

That is clearly not what I’m saying, since I did not say that.


98 posted on 02/18/2008 9:18:04 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 (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.

I don’t think most of us need this functionality.


99 posted on 02/18/2008 9:18:45 AM PST by Bruinator (It's the Media.............Stupid)
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To: Digital Sniper
I know seven Mac users. Three of them (all women) are indeed Birkenstock-wearing, granola-munching, died-in-the-wool liberals.

Most of the liberal ladies I know have old, crappy Windows PCs. Machines like this need frequent "de-chicking", so these are my best customers.

100 posted on 02/18/2008 9:19:19 AM PST by BlazingArizona
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