Look at This!

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
<a href="http://www.bcentral.com/articles/komando/104.asp?cobrand=msn&LID=3800"; target="_blank">http://www.bcentral.com/articles/komando/104.asp?cobrand=msn&LID=3800</a>;



It's a "un switch" add on msn's front page. But the review of the iMac is outdated (a 15")



hmmmm.
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  • Reply 1 of 38
    She didn't seem very knowledgeable... "it came with Clarisworks..." Um, yeah... right.
  • Reply 2 of 38
    [quote] The iMac should have a floppy drive.<hr></blockquote>



    Bwahahahahahahahahahaha



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 3 of 38
    She's clearly working for Microsoft. How?



    Downplaying the differences between the two operating systems reduces the need to switch. That's a very intelligent argument to make, and it conspicuously contrasts to her otherwise unknowledgeable comments about her experience. This has MS propaganda written all over it.
  • Reply 4 of 38
    evoevo Posts: 198member
    I like it how she claimed to work in a building full of computers connected via cable, then complains about the lack of a floppy on the iMac. Uh yeah... like a 1.4MB floppy is really going to be better than sending the file over a high speed network...
  • Reply 4 of 38
    jpfjpf Posts: 167member
    Couldn't get the stock Mail app to work? Clarisworks?



    I just sent her an email



    <a href="http://www.komando.com/emailkim.asp"; target="_blank">http://www.komando.com/emailkim.asp</a>;
  • Reply 6 of 38
    kalikali Posts: 634member
    Hahaha! My boyfriend watched over my shoulders while I was reading her post, and after seeing her face on the picture, he told me :

    "Geez ! She's looking nice. I want to f*** this gal"



    Guess what was my reaction.
  • Reply 7 of 38
    I expect more than this from Microsoft. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 8 of 38
    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    She has a radio talk show on computers and couldn't get mail to work? Sure, in 10.1 it was underpowered, but it was anything but hard to use.



    The Mac equivalent to Win explorer is 'Macintosh HD'? <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> That shows some deep understanding of the finder and windows explorer right there.



    The kicker: the iMac had clarisworks installed! <img src="graemlins/surprised.gif" border="0" alt="[Surprised]" /> Wow, that's interesting. Did she even USE the computer? Why no comment on how easy it was to install office, versus the 2 restarts that windows requires? Or no comment on any of the digital hub apps that are so much better than most, if not all, on the windows side?



    That wasn't a review. That was a grasp for hits. 50,000 call attempts per hour, yeah right.
  • Reply 9 of 38
    [quote]Originally posted by Kali:

    <strong>Hahaha! My boyfriend watched over my shoulders while I was reading her post, and after seeing her face on the picture, he told me :

    "Geez ! She's looking nice. I want to f*** this gal"



    Guess what was my reaction. </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Well you better keep him away from <a href="http://www.komando.com/"; target="_blank">http://www.komando.com/</a>; or you'll be sleeping alone at night



    I thought her article was easy reading. Nothing is intuitive when you first start out. Was it easy to walk for you were young. Was it easy to read? Everything takes work.



    Apple's true intuitiveness comes when the proverbial shiza hits the fan. That's when Mac user rejoice that they can rectify the issue without resorting to calling some Radio show for help or posting on help boards.



    She's very into office apps. Have her contrast recording and editing video compared to Microsoft. How about using WiMP versus iTunes and you'll see that Apple pulls ahead. It just works.



    [ 09-19-2002: Message edited by: hmurchison ]</p>
  • Reply 9 of 38
    kecksykecksy Posts: 1,002member
    She didn't even give the Mac a chance. It takes time to unlearn backwards Windows habits and learn new, better Mac habits.



    I did like the part about how she was sad to pack her iMac away. Macs just grow on you.
  • Reply 11 of 38
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    That article was a bunch of crap.
  • Reply 12 of 38
    Forgive me if I sound harsh or if it looks like I'm brushing off her opinion, but:



    she's an idiot.



    Everything that was previously mentioned by my AI collegues stands true and is only scratching the surface of her idiocy, so I shall not repeat. What makes her a REAL idiot, however, is that she has a forum in which to speak her idiot thoughts and other people read her idiot ramblings and spread her idiot Microsoft-paid-for propaganda (for it HAS to be paid because NO ONE who has used MacOS X for a significant period of time, never mind three months! has EVER said Windows was better and easier). Truly, I think that's the most disturbing part of all this: that people walk away from this article believing that there is no safe haven from computers, that ALL computers should be a hinderance instead of a helping hand. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />



    Oh, one more: further proof of her idiocy, though it's been mentioned before: she couldn't figure out Mail. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

    (Sorry, I didn't know whether to laugh or to cry.)



    IDIOT.
  • Reply 13 of 38
    Hey guys, If you think that's crap, what do you think of the switch campaign? She is no more lying about her experiences than those appearing in the switch ads. She is not the most technically savvy person in the world, but look at who Apple is using. She actually used the latest hardware and OS available at the time from Apple. If you have this type of reaction to an honest opinion piece like this one, how on earth do think knowledgeable PC users feel about the switch ads? Welcome to the other side.
  • Reply 14 of 38
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    [quote]Or no comment on any of the digital hub apps that are so much better than most, if not all, on the windows side?<hr></blockquote>



    She did comment on that:



    The iMac comes with some highly touted multimedia software. That wasn't important to me ? I used the iMac as a business computer. There is a great deal of multimedia software available for Windows, too. I doubt that the iMac software is a great advantage.



    Great work, Kim. That's like saying "The iMac comes with some highly touted multimedia software. I didn't bother checking it out at all, but it's probably the same as Windows stuff. So it's no big deal."



    Sure, take one of the iMac's biggest benefits, and dismiss it because you couldn't be bothered to check it out. If you're going to comment on something, you could try USING it first.



    Loser.
  • Reply 15 of 38
    kecksykecksy Posts: 1,002member
    [quote]Originally posted by Mac Voyer:

    <strong>Hey guys, If you think that's crap, what do you think of the switch campaign? She is no more lying about her experiences than those appearing in the switch ads. She is not the most technically savvy person in the world, but look at who Apple is using. She actually used the latest hardware and OS available at the time from Apple. If you have this type of reaction to an honest opinion piece like this one, how on earth do think knowledgeable PC users feel about the switch ads? Welcome to the other side.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Not lies. Apple's switchers are not coming from XP.
  • Reply 16 of 38
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    SOS (Signs Of Stupidity)



    "...Apple has a native e-mail application, but I couldn't get it to work. That was no big deal, really..."

    -This is just sad <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />



    "...The Help system was somewhat sketchy, similar to Windows.

    ..."

    -Although not amazing, its yrs ahead



    "...The filing systems are alike, to a great degree. Windows Explorer's counterpart is Macintosh HD...."

    -Mac HD?...i guess she meant the finder, which is better looking, more intuitive, and more cutomizable <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />



    "...My Windows machine is not the latest and greatest. This particular machine has a 1.533-gigahertz chip from Advanced Micro Devices. With Intel chips approaching 3 gigahertz, my AMD machine is at the bottom of the Windows heap. Nonetheless, it is nearly twice as fast as the iMac's 800-megahertz Motorola chip.



    Apple buffs argue that chip speed is a misleading measure. AMD, which trails Intel in chip speed, makes the same argument. I agree, up to a point.



    The quality of the hard drive, memory, bus, video card, etc., also affects a computer's speed. But, golly, 800 MHz just isn't very fast today...."

    -First off, isn't 1.5Ghz for AMD good...and the good golly, if 800MHz isn't fast enough for you get a PowerMac (business machine, not consumer machine iMac)



    "...The iMac comes with some highly touted multimedia software. That wasn't important to me ? I used the iMac as a business computer. There is a great deal of multimedia software available for Windows, too. I doubt that the iMac software is a great advantage.

    ..."

    -Unless you've used the apple software, you dont know how much better it is...how come PC people can't make this high grade of software...i mean PC industry cant even copy things right



    People like this make me sad...not only is she stupid, she infected other people, and mad me furious, I just want to have a debate with the PC world about these types of topics!
  • Reply 17 of 38
    overhopeoverhope Posts: 1,123member
    [quote]<strong>The iMac comes with some highly touted multimedia software. That wasn't important to me ? I used the iMac as a business computer. </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Yuh, er, isn't the iMac intended as a home computer? Isn't that why Apple make Power Macs? <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />



    Dumb, dumb, dumb...
  • Reply 18 of 38
    the article has a few points. right or wrong

    she did raise a few valid points.

    btw dont assume that non mac users are stupid..

    i wouldnt touch a 15" ibook or imac...it really

    is slow.

    heres my perception as a brand new user (i use

    win2k & openbsd evry heavily)

    os'x base is very well done. but the dock & the finder are horribly implemented & remind me of win3.0 (also startup/shutdown could be faster)

    the speed & the mouse issues are dead on.

    dont understand the floppy issue but people

    still use them but it would redundant in an imac



    we are behind in some aspects (as above) & ahead in others (new hardware features, solid kernel etc)



    grin~!~ look at it this way....we can only go up

    (mkt share) & m$ cant go beyond 100%



    (btw im happy with both os's so its a win-win

    dont start me on xp....its a piece of !#$~)
  • Reply 19 of 38
    idudeidude Posts: 352member
    This Kim Komando bitch really gets on my nerves. She has (or had) a radio show I used to listen to, but she never said anything good about Apple. She hardly mentioned them. Someone would call and ask about burning DVDs and she didn't mention iDVD. Or there was 1 person who wanted a good high end notebook for video editing and she recommended a Dell.



    She obviously is ignorant and a PC bigot. Don't let this get to you. Her ideas aren't just crazy, they are outright wrong.
  • Reply 20 of 38
    [quote]Hey guys, If you think that's crap, what do you think of the switch campaign? She is no more lying about her experiences than those appearing in the switch ads. She is not the most technically savvy person in the world, but look at who Apple is using.<hr></blockquote>



    While she may not be the technically savviest person in the world, she is advertising herself as such. She has nationally syndicated talk shows and columns dealing with computing and the internet. She is a de facto "expert" or she wouldn't have talk shows and columns.



    Apple uses "everyday" people that don't have nationally syndicated talk shows on computers and the internet. Most of them purchased Windows machines, unlike reviewers like Komando which are furnished equipment for reviewing, and chose to spend their own money on a Mac.



    Her review was not one; it was propoganda. It would be similar to Roger Ebert writing or speaking on his review show, "Then there was this love scene in the film. Now, I don't go to the movies for love scenes, I go for action and car chases, so I left for some more jujubees. I can't believe that love scene would be any better than any love scene in any other movie."



    I have no problem in Komando being a spokesperson for Windows XP, Dell, whatever, just don't call it journalism.



    [ 09-19-2002: Message edited by: scottiB ]</p>
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