Originally Posted by UbiquitousGeek
First post? Sure, you don't work for Redmond... Don't feel comfortable in an Apple Store? You obviously have an inferiority complex, because I know I wouldn't give a damn if I saw you there. Then again, I would be uncomfortable in an Apple Store if I worked for Microsoft, too.
Don't know about that guy, but here in NZ, you can bet you'll find group of Paris Hilton wannabe young teen girls, with make up and wardrobe mostly inappropriate for their age, discussing colours of iPod Nano or something else equally irrelevant. I also feel a bit silly browsing among such audience, but hey - that is part of clients Apple attracts with their image.
A two year old Dell is better than a $2,000 MacBook? First of all, you don't give any information about either, other than a vague description of the age of the Dell and the price of the MacBook. That doesn't tell anyone anything. I highly doubt that any two year old Dell notebook is better than a $2,000 MacBook of any age.
It tells a man is more comfortable and is achieving what he needs with less effort and time on Dell than on Mac... for example; so for him, Dell is better than Mac. If you don't have problem with anyone saying Dual Core iMac is better than Quad Core Dell, you should have no problem with this as well. Computing experience is very personal. What works for one not necessarily works for the other.
No, Mac owners do not "mess up" their machines anywhere near as bad, and often, as PC users. I've spent a LOT more time fixing the PCs in my family than the Macs, and most of my family owns Macs these days.
Maybe you are not fixing those PCs well? Just a thought...
You know just as damn well as I do that there's probably back-end proprietary credit card merchant software that requires Windows. It has nothing to do with whether an iPhone of iPod Touch is better than Windows Mobile, because all of us here in the real world know damn well that Windows mobile is garbage. I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot stylus. I have a Blackberry and an iPhone. I can hardly stand to use the Blackberry, but I'm not allowed to have the iPhone on an employee plan. Windows Mobile and Blackberry devices are so damn slow and clunky.
All of you in real
Macworld, you mean. Still there were people who needed copy/paste and video recording on their phones before Apple decided they need it.
Free antivirus doesn't work as well as paid antivirus, the same way a free healthcare clinic isn't as thorough as a real hospital. If you have a real problem, you're going to need the hospital anyways. It's just plain idiotic to run Windows without antivirus, unless you're completely disconnected from any networks and have no optical/magnetic media. No, Macs don't just "get" viruses and trojans. In order to successfully infect a Mac the same way that Windows machines are constantly infected, it would take real concrete social engineering and/or physical access to the machine. I've used Macs for years now, still no malware. Keep talking. Reality speaks for itself.
Free AV is working perfectly fine enough for a home user. And Apple is recommending their users to have AV installed on Macs. Guess that unpopular message must have been launched by some MS mole deep inside Apple's headquarters..?
OpenOffice produces poor quality documents. Then again, so does Office. iWork, however, creates very elegant documents and it's very easy to use. Office is okay, but I prefer iWork. OpenOffice is garbage. Harder to use and messy looking documents. Most open source software is too damn generic. For example, The GIMP.
Err... yeah, right.
You do realize in real real world iWork is not even considered business grade office software? But for making colourful school assignments, I'm sure it is perfectly suitable
And messy documents are usually product of messy user. Learn how to do proper formatting on any document editing software and you'll get tidy results.