Originally Posted by hmurchison
The Macintosh was never created as the computer for everyone. It was more like the computer for everyone who was willing to pay a premium.
Frankly I like that Macs come with a premium though it cuts both ways and sometimes even I get frustrated but the reality is I like a lot of things that Apple does.
I like that they don't succomb to putting 50 different logos on their computers. I think I can find out that an Apple TV has a HDMI port without having the sticker on the front.
I like that Apple doesn't install much nagware ..in fact I've never had my mac say "your trial period is up ...give us money if you wish to continue" Desktops for sale suck. Even with iPhoto photobooks or printing supplies its there as an options but you aren't harassed about it.
I like that Apple has the balls to move forward.
Getting rid of floppies
Moving to USB
Moving to Displayport
Supporting digital display output (DVI)
How long did it take PC vendors to get rid of parallel ports for chrissake?
Sorry. Apple doesn't ship 17" laptops with GMA graphics. They don't ship 4 pin non-powered Firewire. They don't add card readers to their computers so that you can save $15 on that cheapo Wal Mart reader.
What they do is make elegant computers that are highly functional to the skilled computer user. They made Unix accessible and attractive.
So I don't give damn if a PC user doesn't understand their lineup or doesn't recognize the beautiful and sturdy unibody casing or understand Apple's philosophy. Chances are you're simply not a Apple customer and more better suited to a PC anyways.
If you don't give a damn why did you post. All you can really say about windows is that they may crash oh and the viruses, but hey when I bought the Benz they told me BEWARE of car jackers, guess I should "PAY A PREMIUM" and buy a HUGO, no one is bothering to car jack those.
I mean MACs don't have spyware and viruses NOT because they are better, but because the creators "don't bother" Like buying a HUGO, car jacker don't bother.
As far as being not for everyone so true, I mean an iPhone is around $500 (8gb) and it does not even have Bluetooth A2DP. Yeah in 2009 I want to be connested to my phone with WIRED headphones, WTF? So yeah not for every one. A $500 phone that does not copy paste, true, NOT FOR EVERYONE. I mean pleanty of free phones have this but I should pay Apple "A PREMIUM" not to have it.
And don't let me forget the FIXED focus camer with no flash, no zoom, not AUTO and/or Manual focus, the best compliment I can give the phone is that it's slim. I can get a FREE Pantec phone from AT&T that has all these missing features, that you pay a PREMIUM for, and you call that MOVING FORWARD. (wired headphones, yeah that's the wave of the future) MAC OS the OS hackers don't even give the time of day. A replacement USB cable for the iPhone $20, LMAO for a USB cable are you crazy. Hey I bet all you MAC fans buy MONSTER HDMI cables too, cause the digital picture looks better with those Monster cables. LOL, that a whole different leson there.
Also quit comparing $2000 MAC to $800 PC, compare $2000 MAC to $2000 PC and the playing field is more even. Yes MAC OS boots faster, IT DOES LESS. Oh and since you are so bothers by the logos, I guess you hate your TV's and DVD players cause any NEW one is PLASTERED with those same labels (yeah a blueray palyer has a HDMI label on the front) guess you couldn't figure it out. As for the card reader, I'm HAPPY the PC makers decided to save me $15 buck and to make it cleaner than having to dig and find and remember to pack some cheesey card reader, but I guess that's why you "PAY A PREMIUM" 17" with low graphics = affordability, who argues that?
Yes it took PC makers to get rid of some legacy components, but only cause when they tried it early people were upset that they had to go buy a new printer cause they decided to take away the parallel port. Something I guess MAC does not cosider but I pay a "PREMIUM" for. So now I have to toss my perfectly good working printer and get a new one. Thanks MAC.
I use my computer for more than just email and internet, and I'm not a DJ. So I need a computer that can adjust without me buying 100 different add-ons. From what I see Apple likes to make you buy extras,so it's a LIMITED OS wich requires you to buy more to get it to work the way you want, that's why you "PAY A PREMIUM" so you can PAY MORE PREMIUMS.
And when did MAC stop crashing? I had one crash on me in the Apple store 2 weeks ago. But I guess to MAC fans if it does not Blue Screen then it's not a crash. But when it locks up and does not respond, that's the Apple Reboot Reminder.
You cannot even truely close an app on the iPhone, you think you do but it is running in the background. Have too many open and you will get the message, "phone running low on memory please reboot. It's a messaage something like that, hmmmm does that count as a crash?
Oh well buy what you want but bottom line, MACs are more LIMITED than PC's. Can I get a simple yes that's true without someone saying oh a PC crashes and they get viruses, REALLY, is this your only defense? MAC, Pay a Premium, get less.
NOTE: DVI satnds for Digital Video Input not Digital Display Output that would be "DDO" but spoken like a true MAC user.