Skip to comments.Mac Owners Are Snobs
Posted on 02/18/2008 8:43:10 AM PST by rivercat
Uh - huh. The term 'solipsism' comes to mind.
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!
At least it isn’t an Atari 800. :-)
I personally think every household needs at least one mac and one pc.
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!
How many do you need?
Have you ever been overseas?
I wish I still had an Amiga...
I'm sorry you chose poorly.
Oh hell yeah.
Have you ever eaten a ripe peach?
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!
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).
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.
How'd I do that?
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.
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.
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.
Who cars about how Mac owners are?
As a sadly and deeply experienced PC user who has observed, I can say Macs are better.
I still use Lotus 1-2-3 and Quatro pro. I did get rid of volkswriter and supercalc.
I don’t often agree with Maddox, but he sure can spin a great rant.
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.
In my house we have 4 macs and 2 pc’s. I’m wanting another Mac and wouldn’t mind another pc also.
My IBM PC Jr. had so many “side cars”, I needed a “wide load” permit to move it.
Drink up my minions!
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.
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).
I don’t appreciate you calling me a snob!
Now, can you please pass the Grey Poupon?
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.
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.
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.
“Didnt realize Im a snob.”
They never do. :-)
..which is really refreshing because Id have to go medieval on their butts and reformat their systems with OpenBSD if they did. ;-)”
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.
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.
I dont buy the comparison of super expensive luxury cars’ market share to market share of what amounts to a less useful computer.
And golden microphones.
Can you explain to me why there is no rt. click capability on the imac? How does one get past this?
The system that can run all three main operating systems (at once) is somehow less useful than the one that cannot?
Though not mentioned in the video, I’ll bet many Mac users also like show tunes.
So you have never seen the spinning beach ball, is that what you are saying?
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.
That is clearly not what I’m saying, since I did not say that.
With a Mac, I can run as many Windows virtual machines as I wantwithout 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. Its not just the best of both worlds, its better than having a single native Windows installation. Theres really no good reason to run windows as the native host OS anymore.
I don’t think most of us need this functionality.
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.