Wednesday, February 2, 2011

#12 "Just buy a Mac" people


Ok we know this debate right? Mac vs. PC owners and both thinking they have the ultimate machine. Well I hate it when the Mac owners all of a sudden impale you with their opinion on purchasing choice when I have an issue with my PC.

"Just buy a Mac, I never have gotten a virus"
"Just buy a Mac, mine hasn't crashed ever"

Ok well first of all your Mac inst invincible because I know for damn sure you get the swirly ball of death and not to mention the Kernel Panic which means your beloved machine crashed.
Swirly Ball of Death
Kernel Panic



BSOD

I rarely get the Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) and that's usually because I am using my computer for something it's not supposed to do. This is uncommon with your Mac because most of you don't dare venture into modifying or upgrading your Mac, simply because it's not made to. No it's made to last a longer time than a PC but it costs twice or three times as much!

What a steal!

So to those who say "Just buy a Mac" I say do the math!! Look I have a pretty decent machine for $650 with an aftermarket graphics card and all the things I need to do video editing and gaming (more on this later). Why the hell would I spend over $2,500 on a comparable machine? I could stockpile spare PC's for when I ever have one crash for that money and for what? A little security of not crashing? Besides at the rate Apple produces new models for it's "followers" (see: cult) they subliminally make you buy a new computer when the Mac you have is built to last.

Games? Oh if you're a Mac owner, you are limited to the latest and greatest games out there because you're such a small market! I am a gamer like many other people out there, so buying a Mac would literally be for Microsoft Office, internet use, and possibly video editing. Again, tell me the cost-benefit of buying a Mac over a fully functional and easily upgradable PC?

Mac's are the Lexus' of the computer world. Ever look at a new Lexus under the hood? You can't see the engine because the people at Lexus decided to clean it up with plastic nonetheless. Macs are the same way, dressed up all nice so people can have a fashion statement rather than a raw machine.

Lexus, under the hood...where's the engine?
So please, don't tell me to just go buy a Mac when something goes wrong with my PC because for ME at least, the cost-benefit of my PC is way higher than a Mac!

36 comments:

  1. I still prefer linux, nice post btw

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  2. Agreed, these days you can get a really good PC for $500 but decent Macs cost up to $1000!

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  3. Macs are for the Technology handicapped, great blog man!

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  4. macs are just too damn trendy, thats why they cost so much, pc all the way

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  5. I recognized some of there pictures, haha.

    Any PC can run MacOS, you should mention that.

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  6. I have the BSOD as my wallpaper on my macbook.

    And there are pros and cons to all OS's. I have a macbook and a PC, and love/hate both in different ways.

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  7. Haha, I remember my first experience with a Mac. My friend wanted me to photoshop something for him, and when I found out he had a mac I lol'd and he started with the whole "hurrdurr it never crashes, it never gets viruses" crap. So I just get to photoshopping...and seriously, after 3minutes of shopping, I got my first "swirly ball of death". The look on his face was priceless. I whipped out my laptop, and booted it up and started photoshop before he could reboot his damn Mac.

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  8. theres pros and cons to everything i think its up to personal preference nowadays.

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  9. I'm not gonna lie, Macs are nice, but they are insanely overpriced and over-hyped. As for the whole "it never crashes" thing, as you pointed out, it simply just isn't true.

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  11. RAGE... Macs are okay. Bout it. Nothing special. Windows machines can do just the same. In fact, I'm a Linux user as well, and Linux does pretty much the same too.

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  12. I've never trid Linux, but apparently all 3 people that I have heard who do use it, like it! What about playing games on it?

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  13. I agree, fuck Macs. I know macfans that have actually argued that PCs are more confusing and less useful because they have two mouse buttons. "Macs only need one" NO THEY FUCKING DONT

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  14. Ok, you guys seriously have no clue. I have a mac thats 7 (SEVEN!!!!) years old (an emac G4) and I have yet to experience a KP on it. No viruses either, and I don't habe to bother with a crappy AV.

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  15. had to use Macs at my old university lab for a project....was like WTF?

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  16. macs are for yuppies disguised as hipsters. my pc blue screens when it overheats aka if i'm doing normal things while it's sitting on my desk. got a fan tray thing for it and it hasn't done it since.

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  17. To everyone who has commented here, i've supported your blogs. Pretty interesting stuff!

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  18. I've been telling the same damn things to people for the past 5 years, trying to persuade those who are thinking of getting a mac away from it unless they actually need it.

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  19. Everyone at my university uses a Mac. It's almost become a fashion statement. I thought the logo was "think different"... obviously not, haha.

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  20. Fine, go do what you want, but while you're taking your PC apart to put some aftermarket bling in that should have been in there in the first place, I'll be actually getting things done on my Mac.

    When you're working on repairing your flimsy plastic Windoze laptop because something broke when you accidentally dropped it, I'll be thinking good thoughts and sending good karma your way as I'm getting things done on my aluminum unibody and ridiculously sturdy Mac.

    While you're still fighting with Windows and your crap PC hardware to transfer digital video from a camera and edit down a quick movie to post, I'll be getting other things done on my Mac, because what was an odyssey for you in Windows took me almost no time at all with my Mac and iMovie (or better yet, Final Cut).

    Before you attack me as not being a true geek because I don't mod my computer or I don't want ultimate control or whatever other nonsense, think again. I have 10+ years of system admin and IT management experience in both Windows and Mac shops, small and large. That was ample time to learn that Macs are just a better investment: they last longer, they work better, they're easier to support. They. Just. Work.

    And us Mac people are a sympathetic bunch: any of us would probably let you PC people borrow our machines to Google for an answer to your (endless, byzantine) system problems. See? The fact that our shit just works even helps the Windows addicts who Just Don't Get It. At All.

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  21. as someone who uses pcs, macs and linux computers regularly, I can say they all have there uses. For development and gaming I use my pc, for other work, and media I use my mac (and coding for iphone in xcode), and I have a boxee "media center" running linux. all have their place

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  22. I'm one of those mac people :(

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  23. Agreed 100%. I'm a huge believer in building and maintaining your own computer rather than buying (especially from Apple). Doesn't take too much effort to learn enough to do it yourself and the results can't be beat.

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  24. Fuck macs users with a rake in the ass.

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  25. Macs are only good for users who no idea what the hell they are doing. And for that they are great!

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  26. in short words macs are for people who cant do crap and the mac does everything for them while pc's are for users with some knowledge and skills

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  27. If this was a facebook post I wouuld Like it. Whether your a Linux fan or a Windows fan you can't argue how easy it is to customize your rig.

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  28. Windows fan here...<3 keep us posted

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  29. I still prefer Mac because i use it for my designs i haven't any problem with this system..

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  30. Tottaly aggree !! i will send this article to my father , a big mac fan ...

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  31. haha Agreed! I have had the same PC for about 5 years, not 1 BSOD, I don't get viruses because I don't suck at the internet and it only ever crashes due to overheating. Did I mention this thing is old with terrible parts?

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  32. the age old question PC or MAC. great blog with a lot of cool info.

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  33. hahaah you're obviously a pc lover. haters gonna hate :)

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