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post #271 of 397
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim View Post
Don't worry, it will likely only be a short time until you lose your higher brain function and become a smug a-hole. Then you won't have to worry about it.


FWIW I'm glad you like your mac. But I predict that you'll be running Win7 on it soon enough.

I have been waiting for the Win 7 launch, as I have been looking forward to installing it on my Mac. Having the ability to run both types of OS (Leopard and Win 7) made the decision to switch to Mac even more attractive.

I haven`t installed Win 7 yet, but when I do I will post some feedback.
post #272 of 397
Sorry to breathe new life into this thread, but I loved this piece. Better the broken Windows than life with the Mac monks Charlie Brooker November 3, 2009 - 2:43PM Using Windows is like living in a communist bloc nation circa 1981. And don't change it. I admit it: I'm a bigot. A hopeless bigot at that: I know my particular prejudice is absurd, but I just can't control it. It's Apple. I don't like Apple products. And the better-designed and more ubiquitous they become, the more I dislike them. I blame the customers. Awful people. Awful. Stop showing me your iPhone. Stop stroking your Macbook. Stop telling me to get one. Seriously, stop it. I don't care if Mac stuff is better. I don't care if Mac stuff is cool. I don't care if every Mac product comes equipped with a magic button on the side that causes it to piddle gold coins and resurrect the dead and make holographic unicorns dance inside your head. I'm not buying one, so shut up and go home. Go back to your house. I know, you've got an iHouse. The walls are brushed aluminum. There's a glowing Apple logo on the roof. And you love it there. You absolute monster. Of course, it's safe to assume Mac products are indeed as brilliant as their owners make out. Why else would they spend so much time trying to convert non-believers? They're not getting paid. They simply want to spread their happiness, like religious crusaders. Consequently, nothing pleases them more than watching a PC owner struggle with a slab of non-Mac machinery. Recently I sat in a room trying to write something on a Sony Vaio PC laptop which seemed to be running a special slow-motion edition of Windows Vista specifically designed to infuriate human beings as much as possible. Trying to get it to do anything was like issuing instructions to a depressed employee over a sluggish satellite feed. When I clicked on an application it spent a small eternity contemplating the philosophical implications of opening it, begrudgingly complying with my request several months later. I called it a bastard and worse. At one point I punched a table. This drew the attention of two nearby Mac owners. They hovered over and stood beside me, like placid monks. "Ah: the delights of Vista," said one. "It really is time you got a Mac," said the other. "They're just better," sang the first monk. "You won't regret it," whispered the second. Leave me alone, I thought. I don't care if you're right. I just want you to die. I know Windows is awful. Everyone knows Windows is awful. Windows is like the faint smell of piss in a subway: it's there, and there's nothing you can do about it. It's grim, it's slow, everything's badly designed and nothing works properly: using Windows is like living in a communist bloc nation circa 1981. And I wouldn't change it for the world, because I'm an abject bloody idiot and I hate myself, and this is what I deserve: to be sentenced to Windows for life. That's why Windows works for me. But I'd never recommend it to anybody else, ever. This puts me in line with roughly everybody else in the world. No one has ever earnestly turned to a fellow human being and said, "Hey, have you considered Windows?" Until now. Microsoft, hell-bent on tackling the conspicuous lack of word-of-mouth recommendation, is encouraging people — real people — to host "Windows 7 launch parties" to celebrate the release of, er, Windows 7. To assist the party-hosting massive, they've uploaded a series of spectacularly cringeworthy videos to YouTube, in which the four most desperate actors in the world stand around in a kitchen sharing tips on how best to indoctrinate guests in the wonder of Windows. If they were staring straight down the lens reading hints off a card it might be acceptable; instead, they have been instructed to pretend to be friends. The result is the most nauseating display of artificial camaraderie since the horrific Doritos "Friendchips" TV campaign (which caused 50,000 people to kill themselves in 2003, or should have done). It's so terrible, it induces an entirely new emotion: a blend of vertigo, disgust, anger and embarrassment that I like to call "shitasmia". It not only creates this emotion: it defines it. It's the most shitasmic cultural artefact in history. Watch it for yourself. Still, bad though it is, I vaguely prefer the clumping, clueless, uncool, crappiness of Microsoft's bland Stepford gang to the creepy assurance of the average Mac evangelist. At least the grinning dildos in the Windows video are fictional, whereas eerie replicant Mac monks really are everywhere, standing over your shoulder in their charcoal pullovers, smirking at your hopelessly inferior OS, knowing they're better than you because they use Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard. I don't care if you're right. I just want you to die. GUARDIAN This story was found at: http://www.theage.com.au/digital-lif...1103-huew.html
post #273 of 397
This one's for the Slim gallery:
post #274 of 397
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim View Post
Windows 7 is only going to drive that number higher. There are still a lot of things that OSX does not do as well as Windows if it can do them at all.

Disagree on this--that NPD data isn't shifting just b/c Win7 is releasing. Dual-boot/Parallels have been around long enough, so I'd argue we're at equilibrium already.

Thought experiment. There are two types of people right now with Macs: those who run Windows, and those who don't. Those who run Windows do so b/c Win has some functionality Mac doesn't. They're running Vista or XP right now, and when 7 releases they'll upgrade.

Those who don't run Windows have all their needs met by OS X. They're not going to shell out for a full copy of Win7 when OSX does what they want perfectly fine. If Windows provided some feature that wasn't provided by OS X, they'd be using XP/Vista already. Thus they'd be in NPD's data.

There's a third type: Mac users who are waiting for Win7 to start dual booting. These ppl are minimal at best. Bottom line: those NPD numbers aren't moving more than 1% (or whatever margin of error NPD uses).
post #275 of 397
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Originally Posted by breakz View Post
Disagree on this--that NPD data isn't shifting just b/c Win7 is releasing. Dual-boot/Parallels have been around long enough, so I'd argue we're at equilibrium already.

Thought experiment. There are two types of people right now with Macs: those who run Windows, and those who don't. Those who run Windows do so b/c Win has some functionality Mac doesn't. They're running Vista or XP right now, and when 7 releases they'll upgrade.

Those who don't run Windows have all their needs met by OS X. They're not going to shell out for a full copy of Win7 when OSX does what they want perfectly fine. If Windows provided some feature that wasn't provided by OS X, they'd be using XP/Vista already. Thus they'd be in NPD's data.

There's a third type: Mac users who are waiting for Win7 to start dual booting. These ppl are minimal at best. Bottom line: those NPD numbers aren't moving more than 1% (or whatever margin of error NPD uses).

I'm not sure that things are this clear cut. I guess we'll see.
post #276 of 397
I don't understand why the argument for getting a droid phone instead of an iPhone is that it has a "real keyboard". It's just a bunch of stupid little buttons to break.
post #277 of 397
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post
I don't understand why the argument for getting a droid phone instead of an iPhone is that it has a "real keyboard". It's just a bunch of stupid little buttons to break.
I have never broken the buttons off a phone, and my phone gets dropped on concrete, smashed against my hip , and etc. Having tactile keys is essential. Maybe not for everyone, but for a lot of people. The most fragile part of a phone isn't the buttons, it's the big ass glass screen. I know more people with broken screens than anything else, on ANY kind of phone. You break that, say in a car accident or something - and you don't have hard keys, guess what? You cannot dial out. You are fucked. You want to dial a phone number while you are driving? (bluetooth earpeice to comply with local law of course) I can do it without looking at my phone. Can you? There are dozens of reasons for having more than a touch screen. The only real reason I can think of to not want one is that generally they make the phone iteslf slightly chubbier. I'm willing to have a slightly thicker phone in exchange for the added functionality of being able to have buttons.
post #278 of 397
^ voice command is possible on some phones out of the box or with software add-ons. <--- prefer hard keyboard but just pointing that out.
post #279 of 397
Unfortunately, I have to disagree with the OP...

I really enjoyed talking to an American when I had an issue with my battery. It took me no more than 10 minutes to get someone on the phone and solve my problem and I had brand new battery the next morning!

After using PCs for years I can say I am a happy apple customer and have no problem paying a premium for the computer. No viruses, blue screens of death, random freezes, etc etc that is so common in PCs. Currently, everyone in my family is using a mac and is very very happy with them. My sister is using an iBook G4 that's more than 5 years old, I'm using a macbook that is about 3 years old, my mothers macbook is about 2 years old, and my fathers iMac is about 4 years old. The only person who has had an issue is myself and it was corrected immediately.

Personally, I couldnt justify ever going back to using a PC but in all fairness, I havent gotten a chance go try out windows 7.
post #280 of 397
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Originally Posted by Jumbie View Post
^ voice command is possible on some phones out of the box or with software add-ons.

I assume then that the iPhone has a dedicated button for voice command and you don't have to go into menus and open the software...

I have a dedicated button for voice command.
post #281 of 397
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Originally Posted by Johnny_5 View Post
No viruses, blue screens of death, random freezes, etc etc that is so common in PCs.



Should I even bother? I like you brah, but that shit is straight up propaganda.
post #282 of 397
Just thought I should contribute, having not read the intervening 18 pages of this thread, as I'm sure it devolved into a fascinating back and forth over the pros and cons of MS and OSX. It doesn't matter what operating system you use as long as you can use it well. I've used several. They're not that different. I'm probably biased, having grown up with computers since the age of 5, but regardless, computers don't suck, people suck at using them. Period. It's a fucking machine. You're doing it wrong. You are a human. Learn. Don't suck. Whether or not you have the patience or time to learn is something else. Don't complain about the computer. Keep your incompetence to yourself.
post #283 of 397
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Originally Posted by matt22616 View Post
Just thought I should contribute, having not read the intervening 18 pages of this thread, as I'm sure it devolved into a fascinating back and forth over the pros and cons of MS and OSX. It doesn't matter what operating system you use as long as you can use it well. I've used several. They're not that different. I'm probably biased, having grown up with computers since the age of 5, but regardless, computers don't suck, people suck at using them. Period. It's a fucking machine. You're doing it wrong. You are a human. Learn. Don't suck. Whether or not you have the patience or time to learn is something else. Don't complain about the computer. Keep your incompetence to yourself.

Seriously?

So it is never the fault of the programmers that wrote the software it is the fault of the user? Really?
post #284 of 397
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim View Post
I assume then that the iPhone has a dedicated button for voice command and you don't have to go into menus and open the software...

Dunno. But you mentioned bluetooth headsets (which you can use for voice dialing; not sure about on the iPhone) and the iPhone also does have the one home button on the bottom that can be programmed to shortcuts. May be possible to assign it to voice command (??).
post #285 of 397
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim View Post
Should I even bother? I like you brah, but that shit is straight up propaganda.
I have to disagree with you pal, there is no propaganda here just my personal experiences using OSX and Windows.
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