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Confirmed: Apple CEO dying of AIDS

Re: Confirmed: Apple CEO dying of AIDS
January 11, 2009, 02:31:39 AM
A lot of you may not like Apple, but their products are superior to many manufacturers. Compare the Macbook Pro to Dell/Compaq/Sony/IBM laptops, and the Macbook will stand the test of time, while the others will struggle with hardware components failing.



Right. I've had my Dell for 5 years. The most that's happened? I broke the power supply (yanked it out of the wall a bit too hard) and had to get a new one. It's getting a little slower now, finally, after all this time. I suspect in a year or two I'll be wanting a new laptop. Thats 6-7 years.

Don't buy into Mac's propaganda. Their machines may look nicer, but they have comparable hardware to a PC, and actually Macs have become much more like PCs in recent years (because thats what most people are accustomed to using).  Next thing you know you'll be sipping a Starbucks mocha latte while telling me how awesome Regina Spektor is.

Listen man, I respect what you're saying. You've had a great experience with Dell, and that's awesome. I've had an equally great experience with Macintosh. All I can tell you is what I've seen, and having friends and people I work with deal with these machines, and watching them "physically" break down, I have to speak it the way I see it.

I am the last person to buy into the hype. I work in the IT industry, I know how these machines work. And while not all dell/ibm/sony/compaq machines are going to break down (I hope people didn't get the impression that I think they are all garbage) I've found Macs to last longer. That's all.

Re: Confirmed: Apple CEO dying of AIDS
January 11, 2009, 02:33:19 AM
Glad to hear about your success. Although I must say, all people who I know who have had macs in the past, have never reported it breaking down. I am really surprised to hear about your Dell, because I work with many types of equipment (dell/ibm/sony), and they don't last very long.

It's all about how you treat the machine.  I know how my laptop works quite well, and I've taken the time to learn how to recover it if it ever does crash.

You can't download a bunch of bullshit and constantly futz around your computer without doing regular cleanups.  I use CCCleaner, Spybot, Mcaffee, and AVG Security to keep my laptop as clean as possible.

Well, I'm not talking about the software. It's pretty obvious that Windows is fucking garbage. Anyone looking to defend Windows is insane. The Mac OS is superior, but we are talking about hardware here.

Re: Confirmed: Apple CEO dying of AIDS
January 11, 2009, 02:39:12 AM
Although I must say, all people who I know who have had macs in the past, have never reported it breaking down.

I've used and owned Macs in the past. As with all manufacturers, quality results vary between models. Many of Apple's machines were not built or designed by Apple, and as a result, are OK.

However, I'd like you to look around and see how many 7 year old Macs you see out there that have faced any kind of heavy use. (Any machine will endure a decade of very light use.)

Even more, my beef with Apple is not the quality of their hardware -- which I have seen is often a product of their shoddy design as a result of business decisions, not technical ones -- but their inconsistency as a company and their corrupt business model of selling hipster-friendly, pseudo-functional computers and then claiming they are a cultural trend. Have you ever noticed how Apple users are reluctant to criticize Apple for anything? How even when their machines fail, they're sure the solution is more hardware? How they pay for new machines with greater frequency than PC users because Macs have, for 20 years now, not been upgradable for under the cost of a new machine?

It's a neurotic company selling an identity to neurotic people. That alone is a big problem. Secondary problem: they have no consistent strategy. This means backward compatibility is not good, nor is stability of the operating system, nor is stability of the hardware. They invent a new paradigm every fifteen minutes in order to maintain the appearance of being cutting edge -- but in technical terms, it's the exact same equipment as a Dell (built in most cases by the same people who built it for Dell).

If you think Macintosh is better, you fell for the advertising.

I can't say I'm blown away by Dell, HP or others. You'd do better to build a whitebox and use good components -- at this point, it's now more expensive than buying an off-the-shelf HP or Dell, but you get a better, faster, more stable machine (and save a few hours deleting junkware from it).

I think it's fair to say that most Mac users don't push their machines. Macs are very user friendly, and most people generally use them to surf the net and jerk off to porn. Not exactly extensive usage, so I will concede that. I just think that completely writing off Macintosh as garbage is wrong. The Mac OS is much more secure and less buggy than Windows. No wonder the Military switched to the Mac OS.

I do agree with you that building your own machine is the way to go.

And again, I don't think Macintosh is better due to the advertising, I believe this because I work in the industry, and deal with both PC's and Macs on a daily basis.

Re: Confirmed: Apple CEO dying of AIDS
January 11, 2009, 09:09:53 AM
Glad to hear about your success. Although I must say, all people who I know who have had macs in the past, have never reported it breaking down. I am really surprised to hear about your Dell, because I work with many types of equipment (dell/ibm/sony), and they don't last very long.

It's all about how you treat the machine.  I know how my laptop works quite well, and I've taken the time to learn how to recover it if it ever does crash.

You can't download a bunch of bullshit and constantly futz around your computer without doing regular cleanups.  I use CCCleaner, Spybot, Mcaffee, and AVG Security to keep my laptop as clean as possible.

Well, I'm not talking about the software. It's pretty obvious that Windows is fucking garbage. Anyone looking to defend Windows is insane. The Mac OS is superior, but we are talking about hardware here.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Hint- at most any given time, Macintosh has as many known exploits with a tiny fraction of the userbase.  Consider the implications of this for a second.

Anyone who thinks Mac OS is superior is simply deluded.

Aside from the bloat, Windows XP is quite good, and Vista isn't as bad as it's given credit for being.

Re: Confirmed: Apple CEO dying of AIDS
January 11, 2009, 03:09:35 PM
This thread needs to be closed before anybody else embarrasses themselves by arguing about OS superiority on a message board.