LOL! macs run Windows better than a normal PC, dude, your screwed up in the head.jink said:
#1. No iphone competitor.
#2. No ipad competitor.
#3. Losing the college crowd in droves.
#4. You can find macs EVERYWHERE now.
#5. Vista was a disaster - Win 7 better but only superficially.
#6. Windows blatantly copying OS X - Windows more OS X-like every new version
#7. All "Macs" come with a powerful classy suite of software and the FULL version of the OS. No need to pay an extra 200$ or more just to connect to a Domain.)
#8. Steve Jobs stealing most headlines.
#9. Apple market capitalization higher than MS first time ever.
#10. Macs are proven to hold their value better and are kept by their owners longer than PCs.
#11. Microsoft now turning to the very same "make their stick look shorter so ours looks longer" style of advertising Apple has had to use to try to catch the leader.
#12. "Macs" run Windows better than most PC's with NO crapware in Boot Camp.
A handful of web pages concerning "Macs" that are pure "FUD" if not blatantly lies. Especially considering #12. They are afraid to even mention the word OS X even a single time - see if you can find it.
Hey Microsoft.... OS X OS X OS X OS X OS X OS X
Some people just like the interface of the OS better- it's just personal preference. I for one do not see how anyone could possibly like chocolate more than vanilla, but some do, and I don't worry about it. While I do prefer Windows to OS X, I do not see any reason that the two sides should hate each other so much. If people want to pay a little more for a user environment they prefer, let them.I don't understand why anyone would buy a mac unless they have got sucked into all the hype?
A £300 piece of crap weighed down with 3 tons of poop-advertise-demo-ware (hello? Why do you think it's so cheap?) and a watered down OS (Win Starter/ Win Home). For a few bucks more you can get a MacMini that will run rings around it (core 2 duo 2.4), get you all your money back in power bill saving (8 watts idle / 30 watts load), and come with a complete "Ultimate" version OS (another $200 savings). Windows/PC value is a myth.Go and by a Mac for £300 pounds and run windows, wait a sec! it can't! it doesn't even exist! ok well then go and buy at least £1000 worth of mac, WHAT!? it still runs windows slower than a £1000 PC
Burty, "can be done" is not the same as "can be done well". ALL the professional level hardware runs on Mac and, especially with pro Sound, is far more stable in OS X. Just try running a professional audio device at low latency in Win7 without glitches. Believe me, you'll have no hair left by the end of it. XP maybe, but Win7? Foget'about'it - the multimedia prioritization kernel is broken - has been since Vista.I mean, photography can be done on a PC, Video editing can be done on a PC and Sound Mixing can be done better on a PC thanks to having compatiblity with actually capable sound cards etc...
The reason that most of are here in this forum is because we build, (or perhaps some would say, "assemble"), or own machines. So, your "crapware" argument would be better shouted to some rubes in front of some hick town Best Buy, say perhaps your neighborhood, rather than in this forum. Here it's just insulting, not to us, but to your own intelligence.A £300 piece of crap weighed down with 3 tons of poop-advertise-demo-ware (hello? Why do you think it's so cheap?) and a watered down OS (Win Starter/ Win Home). For a few bucks more you can get a MacMini that will run rings around it (core 2 duo 2.4), get you all your money back in power bill saving (8 watts idle / 30 watts load), and come with a complete "Ultimate" version OS (another $200 savings). Windows/PC value is a myth.
Why is it that you feel that I don't know this? The entire post you're responding to is 1; a week old 2; a troll flaming another troll that really deserved it. 3; opinion born out of the moment and convenience.I've told you before Captain that something isn't right on the one that is loud, the C2D ones even with the fan running at 100% are barely audible from more than a couple feet away, they are the most silent fanned machine I've ever been around. He should have taken it in or mailed it off within its 1 year warranty. As far as the HDD failing on the other, HDDs fail all the time regardless of what machine they are in, if it lasted 3 years it is probably not much short of average life span for typical notebook drives.
As far as opening them, if you have a putty knife its pretty damn easy to open. Get a plastic one and you won't even scratch it (the scratches you'd make with a metal one are unnoticable anyway because they are on the bottom).
No, actually I bashed Apple in response to the following by this little windbag troll's twentieth post :I've not been to the forums in 3 days, but I see you continually bashing Apple at every opportunity and you frequently cite your experience with the Mini. It isn't Apple's fault on the HD, it is theirs on the fan - but the fan problem was completely fixable, for free, by Apple if it had just been addressed. Now maybe your Son didn't address it and doesn't accept your offers for help, but none of that has anything to do with Apple.
Try and get over it. My Emachine is still running on the original hard drive and it's pushing six. Now, if I got my panties in a bunch every time somebody said something about an Emachine, I'd be in a constant state of emotional upheaval. In fact, I rather enjoy injecting that fact into raybay's rants against Emachines. That said, you have to take quite a beating, to get in that one good shot.A £300 piece of crap weighed down with 3 tons of poop-advertise-demo-ware (hello? Why do you think it's so cheap?) and a watered down OS (Win Starter/ Win Home). For a few bucks more you can get a MacMini that will run rings around it (core 2 duo 2.4), get you all your money back in power bill saving (8 watts idle / 30 watts load), and come with a complete "Ultimate" version OS (another $200 savings). Windows/PC value is a myth.
As always, I stand in awe, astonishment, and admiration, of your seemingly limitless resources, on any topic, in any weather, and against all adversity.
This, would be a classic example of, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". Or perhaps, "if thine email offends thee, pluck it out".Word of warning; don't bow to low-you may mash the keyboard and end up with Grace Park, or worse (better?) in a "send to all" situation..
So it's true then, "Murder Incorporated", would resort to "circumcision with extreme prejudice", to make an example of someone.Having said that, corporations shoot themselves in the feet so often that the odds of something PR-unfriendly happening within 24 hours were shorter than Lindsay Lohan's sobriety. If not design defect, corporate avarice or PR own-goal, it was bound to be another of the world's worst parkour exponents from among Foxconn's (thinning) ranks...although, if Job's Mob will resort to kick-backs, then maybe a little defenestration isn't out of the question either...