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post #41 of 87
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[quote]Originally posted by SDW2001:
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1) The pro towers are overpriced, I agree. But that is because they have an update that is coming....maybe even a very big update.

2) Very little software---See, if you believe that, then you are just not very well informed. Yes,there are more total titles for Windows. But, the number of good, usable software is not much different. You are just like every other stupid PC troll that comes in here...you think that because there isn't much Mac software in, say, Best Buy, then there must not be that much. The fact is that even with a 5% market share Apple has tons of apps available. You can buy from them, the mac distributors, and soon Apple retail locations. You can also find almost anything online. Do a search on cnet downloads under Mac and see what happens. I don't even want to think of all the shitty, non-functional system destroying windows software I have used.

3) Software runs like crap? What software? Office runs great even in classic mode. Games almost never crash for me. Ported over from Windows? I don't even think you know what that means. Even if it has been, it still runs and usually runs just fine. Try photoshop and see what it runs like compared to Windows.

Does Windows have usable, stable apps like iTunes and iMovie? These may sound like kiddy play to you, but I have used them and share the opinion of many that they are not only easy to use but are GREAT apps that just keep getting better. Internet Explorer's interface is awesome on the Mac. It is even more stable than before. How about developers like Adobe, Macromedia, Disney and Blizzard...do THEY ignore the Mac?

This isn't just my opinion and every one else's here against yours. It is that your arguments just aren't true. Not even a litte bit! You are totally uninformed.

FINAL GRADE IN ANTI-TROLL CLASS: 12%

Stuff I use:

Office 2001
Office 98
AOL Instant Messenger for OSX
Internet Explorer
Quicktime (ported TO Windows, BTW)
Mail (included and free storage/retrieval of msg's)
iTunes
iMovie
TextEdit
Photoshop
Music Time Deluxe (for notation of music)
StarCraft
Acrobat Reader

..and that is just the everyday stuff I use. This represents probably 1/10,000 of what is available. Ever heard of Filemaker? How about Final Cut Pro? Appleworks? iDVD? Norton Anti Virus? (not that we need it, troll). After Effects? Illustrator? InDesign?

Yep, your right. No software. Bad software. My mistake!

Don't even get me started on Web software and education software. We'd be here all day.
Have a nice day, Mr. Troll.

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[ 12-14-2001: Message edited by: SDW2001 ]</strong><hr></blockquote> If Microsoft ever discontinued it's office suite software for apple you'd have to throw your mac out the window!! HA,Ha,HE,HE!!!!!!!

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post #42 of 87
[quote]Originally posted by rbald:
<strong>Apple computers are more for women! What with all those goofy and pretty little colors!</strong><hr></blockquote>

Besides for the Indigo iMac, what Apple computer has colors?
post #43 of 87
And I forgot to mention, what about those ugly colors on the Compaqs? And why did a lot of PC makers try to copy Apple with colors?
post #44 of 87
r-bald posts (over and over and over)
NO! The bottom line is 3% market share!!!


why do you keep repeating that? why do you care? apple's share of the computer market may be 3%, may be 5%, but 100% profitable with very loyal following and Apple will be here for many years to come...can't say that about many wintel pc companies...where will dell and gateway be in 10 years?? Five?? Next Year??? ask packard bell, ask compaq...as for loyality...even wintel users hate intel, windoze and the horrible operating system that is forced on them.
please go play with your friends, we would like to have more intelligent conversations here...g

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post #45 of 87
I'm starting to get the feeling that this asshole is somone like 68K doing another "pyschology" paper.
post #46 of 87
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[quote]Originally posted by EmAn:
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Besides for the Indigo iMac, what Apple computer has colors?</strong><hr></blockquote> Are you kidding or what?How many red, green, blue and tangerene,imacs and ibooks are out there right now! Tutti frutty for kids and women!!

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post #47 of 87
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[quote]Originally posted by applenut:
<strong>I'm starting to get the feeling that this asshole is somone like 68K doing another "pyschology" paper.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Why are you useing foul language!
post #48 of 87
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[quote]Originally posted by thegelding:
<strong>r-bald posts (over and over and over)
NO! The bottom line is 3% market share!!!


why do you keep repeating that? why do you care? apple's share of the computer market may be 3%, may be 5%, but 100% profitable with very loyal following and Apple will be here for many years to come...can't say that about many wintel pc companies...where will dell and gateway be in 10 years?? Five?? Next Year??? ask packard bell, ask compaq...as for loyality...even wintel users hate intel, windoze and the horrible operating system that is forced on them.
please go play with your friends, we would like to have more intelligent conversations here...g

[ 12-14-2001: Message edited by: thegelding ]</strong><hr></blockquote>Intel is the largest chip maker in the world, and Windows is the world standard OS! Microsoft has sold more copys of XP in one month then Apple has sold of Mac X in the last 9 months! No ones forced to buy XP! Not bad for a horrible OS! Hmmmmm! Must be doing something right!!!!



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post #49 of 87
[quote]Originally posted by rbald:
<strong> Are you kidding or what?How many red, green, blue and tangerene,imacs and ibooks are out there right now! Tutti frutty for kids and women!!

<img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

You're absolutely right, there are plenty out there now. What I said was besides for the Indigoo iMac what other colored computers does Apple have, meaning currently. Since MWNY when Apple went to Indigo, Snow and Graphite for the iMacs I think that's proof that the colors are done with.
post #50 of 87
[quote]Originally posted by rbald:
<strong>Intel is the largest chip maker in the world, and Windows is the world standard OS! Microsoft has sold more copys of XP in one month then Apple has sold of Mac X in the last 9 months! No ones forced to buy XP! Not bad for a horrible OS! Hmmmmm! Must be doing something right!!!!



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Of course people went out and got XP. After all those horrible and annoying commercials people probably felt they were forced to upgrade to that Fisher Price looking OS.
post #51 of 87
can we PLEASE get a moderator to shut this thread down. All we have is some a*shole trying to get us mad. Apple makes quality computers, people buy them, apple makes money, everyone happy, so what good is it looking at irrelavant numbers?. You on the other hand obviously cant comprehend the fact that we enjoy products made by this company. It is completely uneccesary to be try and prevoke anger in people with your posts and this is why i am asking the moderators here to shut this thread down. thank you.

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post #52 of 87
What really confuses me about all this is why the heck this guy is a member of the Appleinsider forums? If you hate Macs so much and have so much time on your hands to say moronic things over and over and over again, go to MaximumPC and join their forums or something. Just don't hang around annoying people here.
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post #53 of 87
[quote]Originally posted by SameOldSht:
<strong>can we PLEASE get a moderator to shut this thread down. All we have is some a*shole trying to get us mad. Apple makes quality computers, people buy them, apple makes money, everyone happy, so what good is it looking at irrelavant numbers?. You on the other hand obviously cant comprehend the fact that we enjoy products made by this company. It is completely uneccesary to be try and prevoke anger in people with your posts and this is why i am asking the moderators here to shut this thread down. thank you.

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If it gets out of hand I'll close it but right now there isn't a good reason to close it.
post #54 of 87
Heh. You know what this guy is doing, right? A picture is worth a thousand words.



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post #55 of 87
[quote]Originally posted by rbald:
<strong>Intel is the largest chip maker in the world, and Windows is the world standard OS! Microsoft has sold more copys of XP in one month then Apple has sold of Mac X in the last 9 months! No ones forced to buy XP! Not bad for a horrible OS! Hmmmmm! Must be doing something right!!!!
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Windows is the "world standard" OS because Microshaft stole the Mac OS. They used the billions they had to dominate a market with a cheap knock off OS, forced comp makers to buy and use windows software, etc.

And I don't know about XP sales figures. I heard it hasn't sold well at all, and hasn't sparked much sales improvement in the PC market as it was hoped to do.

It doesn't matter because I've played around with XP and I think it is possible that Windows sucks EVEN MORE than it used to.
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post #56 of 87
[quote]Originally posted by rbald:
<strong>Apple computers are more for women! What with all those goofy and pretty little colors!</strong><hr></blockquote>

Hey, I like the colors. I am 6'4", 240 lbs. You wanna call me a woman? Go ahead. Make my day.

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post #57 of 87
People, people!! Why are we getting upset over ignorami who have absolutely no idea. The closest they will come to having enough brains to touching an Apple, is talking to us here in these forums.

My dear fellow Mac users, we are talking about morons of such high degree, that (as I was talking to a PC user on the weekend) they would not consider going to a Mac because they don't want to learn anything else. "I've been using PC's for the last 3 years and I'm so used to how to use them".

I then enquired that he most probably finds that 3/4 of his time is found with his head under the hood of the machine trying to get the damn thing to work after installing a driver which then renders his sound card useless etc etc......he replies "and the rest". I then tell him that we Mac users have a much higher productivity rate as we find such incompatibilities (can you pronounce that rbald??) pretty rare or easy to fix. He still resists, even after playing on an G4867 running OSX and a 15" LCD, COMPLETELY STUNNED AND ENTHRALLED AT HOW OSX RUNS AND BEHAVES. He still wants to stay on Winblows cos he doesn't want to learn new habits. I concluded from the conversation that these people's brain capacity is completely full from having to figure out how to get their machine working!!

My friends, please don't teach pigs how to sing, cos all you end up doing is end up wasting your time, you lower your standards of intellectual conversation and you finally annoy the pig!

One thing I always remember, Porsche drivers don't go around knocking onto Ford drivers' doors telling them they should switch. You just can't teach style and class past a certain age!!

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post #58 of 87
[quote]Originally posted by Joecool:
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One thing I always remember, Porsche drivers don't go around knocking onto Ford drivers' doors telling them they should switch. You just can't teach style and class past a certain age!!

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Hey, I drive a Ford! (1997 Ediie bauer Explorer to be exact w/ Michelin Tires)

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Seems everybody is makin' jabs at me today.
post #59 of 87
Oy!

This rbald twit is so obviously jealous of the fact that such a large group of people (namely: us) actually likes the company, products and CEO of our computer and OS company.

Wheras most PC people admit to hating Windows, Gates and that whole scene, we actually get positively excited when Jobs speaks and new products are revealed. It's what happens when a company is run well and makes good products.

So let's just ignore the uninitiated and uninformed rbald and leave him to his 'smokey quartz' graphite rip-off Compaq computer (see: <a href="http://athome.compaq.com/default.asp?ProductLineId=441&page=families" target="_blank">http://athome.compaq.com/default.asp?ProductLineId=441&page=families</a> ) running Winbloze XPlode.

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post #60 of 87
I really believe that the only thing truly holding Apple back was the glacial pace of PPC development. 2002 may change that in a big way.
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post #61 of 87
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[quote]Originally posted by SDW2001:
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Windows is the "world standard" OS because Microshaft stole the Mac OS. They used the billions they had to dominate a market with a cheap knock off OS, forced comp makers to buy and use windows software, etc.

And I don't know about XP sales figures. I heard it hasn't sold well at all, and hasn't sparked much sales improvement in the PC market as it was hoped to do.

It doesn't matter because I've played around with XP and I think it is possible that Windows sucks EVEN MORE than it used to.</strong><hr></blockquote>Why do mac people continually blame microsoft for stealing the mac os? In the same breath you could say that Apple stole from zerox! But why bother! If microsoft stole the os from apple like you say, how come apple isn't in the position microsoft is in today? Apple had the gui on the market first!Did microsoft steal the gui from apple and make it the success it is today where apple couldn't? If so i guess it's good that they did? Right!

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post #62 of 87
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[quote]Originally posted by Ybot:
<strong>Oy!

This rbald twit is so obviously jealous of the fact that such a large group of people (namely: us) actually likes the company, products and CEO of our computer and OS company.

Wheras most PC people admit to hating Windows, Gates and that whole scene, we actually get positively excited when Jobs speaks and new products are revealed. It's what happens when a company is run well and makes good products.

So let's just ignore the uninitiated and uninformed rbald and leave him to his 'smokey quartz' graphite rip-off Compaq computer (see: <a href="http://athome.compaq.com/default.asp?ProductLineId=441&page=families" target="_blank">http://athome.compaq.com/default.asp?ProductLineId=441&page=famili es</a> ) running Winbloze XPlode.

-Ybot</strong><hr></blockquote>Apple a company that is run well? Lets see! 17 yrs ago apple was the leader in gui! Microsoft had dos! Today microsoft has 95% of the os market apple has 3%! Dosen't sound like a company that is run well to me? Looks like Bill Gates is the better CEO! Oh by the way i use a Dell PC.

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post #63 of 87
zerox?

um,

Xerox.

Thank you very much.

post #64 of 87
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[quote]Originally posted by Matsu:
<strong>I really believe that the only thing truly holding Apple back was the glacial pace of PPC development. 2002 may change that in a big way.</strong><hr></blockquote> Apple's biggest problem is their prices! Lower the prices and you would be able to kick up market share some! Maybe.
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[quote]Originally posted by Horned_Frog:
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Hey, I drive a Ford! (1997 Ediie bauer Explorer to be exact w/ Michelin Tires)

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[quote]Originally posted by rbald:
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Always buy American!</strong><hr></blockquote>

why? to get worse quality for a higher price? to get poorly designed cars? to get horrible fuel economy?


BTW, I own a 1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

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post #67 of 87
[quote]Apple computers are more for women! What with all those goofy and pretty little colors!<hr></blockquote>

Yes, rBald, troll that you are, Apple computers definitely *ARE* for women! And men..Real men that is . What is wrong with pretty colors? Do you see in beige only?

I was a Windows user who was introduced to Macintosh by a chance encounter 3 years ago. Our our office converted to all Macintosh, and computer maintenance overheads and deadtime have been slashed. Great for business, the bottom line. Not so great for IT personnel perhaps since Macintosh networks are so simple to set up and maintain?

And to to try to keep on topic, the iMac does require a facelift and some innovative industrial design to renew the coolness factor; if Apple discontinues this icon of invention...what would be the replacement?
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post #68 of 87
rbald: You can put more than one rebuttal in a post. You do not need to make a different post for every sentence. Checking over your spelling might help also. Zerox is not a company.

Your point of Bill Gates being a better CEO is null. Reason? Bill Gates is not a CEO.

Apple is still the leader in GUI development. The influence Aqua had on the Luna interface is readily apparent.

Apple is a very healthy company. They pull good profits, they are examining new business ventures (retail stores, consumer electronics) while continually improving their mainstaycomputer hardware. Apple is a computer company, not a software company like Microsoft. Apple is the leader in the education market, far ahead of the competition and introduces many innovative ideas before other corporations catch up (Airport, DV, DVD burning, Firewire...) which keeps their products from collecting dust on the shelves. There is more to a computer than the numbers on a spec sheet. While Apple may not be the vendor of choice for hardcore gamers and 3D artists, Apple provides a viable solution to graphic designers, home markets, and business customers.

Apple's colored computers sold well and were readily imitated.They are still being imitated, but Apple is now looking at different design themes.
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post #69 of 87
re: macs are for women nonsense:

You know, some men **gasp** like colors! No really, and we're not gay or anything! Believe it or not, men can see beauty too. I know, I know, you're perplexed as to why this whole time, you've been left out of the loop and assumed it was because you're only a man. But alas, women aren't really better, just different. Sorry to burst your bubble there.

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[quote]Originally posted by applenut:
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why? to get worse quality for a higher price? to get poorly designed cars? to get horrible fuel economy?


BTW, I own a 1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer
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Cool! Personally i hate the redesign for 2001...the 1996-(I think) 2000 were the nicest. Plus you gotta love that 13 MPG!

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[quote]Originally posted by MacAddict:
<strong>rbald: You can put more than one rebuttal in a post. You do not need to make a different post for every sentence. Checking over your spelling might help also. Zerox is not a company.

Your point of Bill Gates being a better CEO is null. Reason? Bill Gates is not a CEO.

Apple is still the leader in GUI development. The influence Aqua had on the Luna interface is readily apparent.

Apple is a very healthy company. They pull good profits, they are examining new business ventures (retail stores, consumer electronics) while continually improving their mainstaycomputer hardware. Apple is a computer company, not a software company like Microsoft. Apple is the leader in the education market, far ahead of the competition and introduces many innovative ideas before other corporations catch up (Airport, DV, DVD burning, Firewire...) which keeps their products from collecting dust on the shelves. There is more to a computer than the numbers on a spec sheet. While Apple may not be the vendor of choice for hardcore gamers and 3D artists, Apple provides a viable solution to graphic designers, home markets, and business customers.

Apple's colored computers sold well and were readily imitated.They are still being imitated, but Apple is now looking at different design themes.</strong><hr></blockquote>


Your Points:

1) rbald's postings: Yes, he is clogging the servers. mods need to fix this. I told him that on page 1

2) Xerox: Thank you. And rbald...Apple used the GUI with permission. The engineers WENT to XEROX to work on it. Watch "Pirates of Silicon Valley" since you obviously can't read.

3) Bill Gates: Right again, MacAddict!

4) Profitablity/Apple business state: Right yet again, MacAddict

5) Innovations by Apple: Guess what rbald? MacAddict has taken you to school AGAIN!

6) Colored Computers: What's that noise? That's right! It's MacAddict knocking your argument on its ass again!

Also, rbald: It is common knowledge that the best product doesn't always win out in terms of market share. It is the company that is cut- throat enough to win. I agree though, that Apple and its counter-business culture of the time (1970's and 80's) ****ed up the legal end. They should have had a rock solid agreement preventing MS from imitating the MacOS in ANY version.

But, in any case M$ did something illegal and more importantly unethical. Jobs was too trusting and at the time wasn't a good enough businessman to deal with Gates.

In any case, the MacOS is the real thing. It is a better OS, period. And Gates can't be CEO anymore because he had to RSVP to HELL in time to make it down there for good seats for the Hitler VS. Bin Laden match up.

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post #72 of 87
Sorry, jumping on the Dogpile.

I have supported several brands of Personal Computers running a variety of Microsoft operating systems over the phone and I can honestly say that it has cured me of any desire to own a PC (Anything I NEED a PC for can be handled by Virtual PC).

There are many more programs available for the PC than the Mac, and most of them conflict in some way or another with at least one other program, the OS, or a driver. I couldn't even hope to count the hours I spent helping folks try to undo the disaster inflicted on their system by a new Application (even MS ones).

Frankly most of the software not available on the Mac isn't worth having (perhaps with the exception of a FEW games).

My experience is that when most home users talk about all the software that is available for the PC, they mean all the software they can pirate for the PC. Who has the money to buy a boatload of Apps? There are more games available for the Mac than I would ever care to buy. Sure, if you're not paying for it, there are lots of cool games. Most of the games that are "cool" enough to spend money on make it to the Mac.

The main reason I stick with the Mac is it just works. I can handle most crises that come up on a PC, but why? I have a life (and a pretty doggone full one at that). By and large my Mac just keeps on trucking along without any intervention on my part. I mean if you have nothing better to do with your time than play with your computer, by all means, knock yourself out.

I still remember the Lady who called in with a new Compaq. The salesman talked her out of an iMac and into a PC which had a DOA modem and software conflicts out of the box and she couldn't understand why her Mac using friend thought she should take it back and buy an iMac like he told her before.
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post #73 of 87
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[quote]Originally posted by SDW2001:
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Your Points:

1) rbald's postings: Yes, he is clogging the servers. mods need to fix this. I told him that on page 1

2) Xerox: Thank you. And rbald...Apple used the GUI with permission. The engineers WENT to XEROX to work on it. Watch "Pirates of Silicon Valley" since you obviously can't read.

3) Bill Gates: Right again, MacAddict!

4) Profitablity/Apple business state: Right yet again, MacAddict

5) Innovations by Apple: Guess what rbald? MacAddict has taken you to school AGAIN!

6) Colored Computers: What's that noise? That's right! It's MacAddict knocking your argument on its ass again!

Also, rbald: It is common knowledge that the best product doesn't always win out in terms of market share. It is the company that is cut- throat enough to win. I agree though, that Apple and its counter-business culture of the time (1970's and 80's) ****ed up the legal end. They should have had a rock solid agreement preventing MS from imitating the MacOS in ANY version.

But, in any case M$ did something illegal and more importantly unethical. Jobs was too trusting and at the time wasn't a good enough businessman to deal with Gates.

In any case, the MacOS is the real thing. It is a better OS, period. And Gates can't be CEO anymore because he had to RSVP to HELL in time to make it down there for good seats for the Hitler VS. Bin Laden match up.

[ 12-16-2001: Message edited by: SDW2001 ]</strong><hr></blockquote>Pirates of Silicon Valley?? Oh yea that's the movie were Bill Gates runs rings around Steve Jobs!!!! MacAddict! What kind of a name is that for a magazine? you got to be kidding me! The MacOS is the real thing? Not with 3% of the market it isn't!! <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />

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[quote]Originally posted by Samantha Joanne Ollendale:
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Yes, rBald, troll that you are, Apple computers definitely *ARE* for women! And men..Real men that is . What is wrong with pretty colors? Do you see in beige only?

I was a Windows user who was introduced to Macintosh by a chance encounter 3 years ago. Our our office converted to all Macintosh, and computer maintenance overheads and deadtime have been slashed. Great for business, the bottom line. Not so great for IT personnel perhaps since Macintosh networks are so simple to set up and maintain?

And to to try to keep on topic, the iMac does require a facelift and some innovative industrial design to renew the coolness factor; if Apple discontinues this icon of invention...what would be the replacement?</strong><hr></blockquote> Pretty colors are good for women! I agree! The imac it's a little kids computer! It dosen't sell anymore! Why beat a dead horse!



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[quote]Originally posted by BobtheTomato:
<strong>Sorry, jumping on the Dogpile.

I have supported several brands of Personal Computers running a variety of Microsoft operating systems over the phone and I can honestly say that it has cured me of any desire to own a PC (Anything I NEED a PC for can be handled by Virtual PC).

There are many more programs available for the PC than the Mac, and most of them conflict in some way or another with at least one other program, the OS, or a driver. I couldn't even hope to count the hours I spent helping folks try to undo the disaster inflicted on their system by a new Application (even MS ones).

Frankly most of the software not available on the Mac isn't worth having (perhaps with the exception of a FEW games).

My experience is that when most home users talk about all the software that is available for the PC, they mean all the software they can pirate for the PC. Who has the money to buy a boatload of Apps? There are more games available for the Mac than I would ever care to buy. Sure, if you're not paying for it, there are lots of cool games. Most of the games that are "cool" enough to spend money on make it to the Mac.

The main reason I stick with the Mac is it just works. I can handle most crises that come up on a PC, but why? I have a life (and a pretty doggone full one at that). By and large my Mac just keeps on trucking along without any intervention on my part. I mean if you have nothing better to do with your time than play with your computer, by all means, knock yourself out.

I still remember the Lady who called in with a new Compaq. The salesman talked her out of an iMac and into a PC which had a DOA modem and software conflicts out of the box and she couldn't understand why her Mac using friend thought she should take it back and buy an iMac like he told her before.
Every PC twit from Bill Gates on down gets all frothing at the mouth about the iMac colors. I can understand why. Dell offers two case colors, beige and black, and most of their customers can't keep them straight. "I ordered a black monitor and a beige computer, waah, why is it so complicated?" Heck, Dell's entire operation would probably have ground to a halt under an avalanche of returns and exchanges if the customers had to keep FIVE colors straight.</strong><hr></blockquote> Bill Gates? Oh yea that's the guy that helped bail apple out about 3 yrs ago when they were on the verge of going out of business! Dell Computer, don't they sell about 5 times the amount of computers that apple does in any given quarter?
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[quote] Pirates of Silicon Valley?? Oh yea that's the movie were Bill Gates runs rings around Steve Jobs!!!! <hr></blockquote>

What movie did you watch? What rings? Do trolls wear rings? I guess you could afford them after buying that raggedy peice of crap pc box.

[quote] MacAddict! What kind of a name is that for a magazine? you got to be kidding me! <hr></blockquote>

Let's see, it;s a macintosh magazine for those who like the mac platform. I guess you could call those who like the mac and read magazines about the mac-addidtcs. So, if your little mind is not capable of understanding the name "MacAddict" and how it can properly represent a magazine, then your choice of platform is the correct one. You mind is not developed enough for a mac.

[quote] The MacOS is the real thing? Not with 3% of the market it isn't!! <hr></blockquote>

5, Five, sinco, 4+1, it's 5% of the market share. I know your small mind can't read, so I can't expect you to be good at math, but it's currently 5% of the market share. Also, tollboy, factor in that the total pc sales also calculate all computer sales, that includes cash registers. So wow, you have a dominating peice of crap. I wish I could be you.

Pc's aren't for women, they're too smart for that. PC's are for that little pesky sub human species that dwell under bridges
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[quote] Bill Gates? Oh yea that's the guy that helped bail apple out about 3 yrs ago when they were on the verge of going out of business! <hr></blockquote>

No, that's the chump that got sued for stealing Apple's OS and was taken to court. After his head was up his ass, they settled for $150 million of Apple stock which has since been bought back. If it's wasn't for Apple, you trolls wouldn't have a platform to piss on, um , I mena from.

[quote]Dell Computer, don't they sell about 5 times the amount of computers that apple does in any given quarter? <hr></blockquote>

Wow, and what's point? I remeber Yugo selling a lot of cars before it went out of business. Does that mean their cars sucked?
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Well, I've had my fun with this kid, has everyone else? Anyway, I'm starting to feel bad for the admin crew and the server for putting up with us. Besides, that Bin Laden tae was doctored! -- I mean this kid just can't see what's in front of him! (Same situation.) Kudos to all for their effort. 'Twas fun. Feel free to leave some departing thoughts. Perhaps some day, the boy will open his eyes, ears, mind, eh?
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LOL, rBald, it's like shooting cows. But I know you're actually someone who is somewhat of a regular here. And I'm not laughing.
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