Why do Macs suck?
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Some baseless comments made by a child who is sick of his friends buying Macs.
Now, I use both windows and mac almost every day at my job. I find OS X and Mac hardware extremely elegant and of the highest quality, right down to the shipped packaging. I also find Windows does some things better. So I’m not exactly on one side of the fence or the other. But I really can’t stand mindless propaganda. So, let me go through their bullshit, point by point.
Why Switch? They try to prove all of apple’s arguments on switching as wrong. Well, it sounds like a fugging kindergarten is arguring these points.
1. The mac… It just works.
This is maybe the ultimate reason a mac owner will give you to explain why it’s superior to a PC. The mac owner will tell you that all people that own macs are really satisfied with their computers and would never switch back. This is ofcourse not true. If you read our Real stories you will find all kinds of interesting stories about owning a mac.
No shit? So click on real stories. Guess how many “Real Stories” there are? One. Yes, one! Are you kidding me? It is a single story of unsubstantiated rhetoric and anecdotes.
The mac owner will also tell you that with a system from Apple you will never have to think about drivers, upgrades or anything. A mac is perfection itself when delivered. Atleast according to their standard. Many mac:s can’t even be upgraded. So what you buy is what you get. Expect your system to be outdated within 1-2 years.
What macs are they talking about? Every single mac in recent history can have its entire system upgraded. Every. Single. Component. Maybe not the main board, now. But really, that’s a new computer then. On top of that, a system being out of date in 1 – 2 years is pretty g’damn good compared to the PC side of the fence. When I first bought my Pentium 120 MHz from Packard Bell, two months after the Pentium 100 MHz came out, they released the Pentium 166s three months later.
Apple also states: “Only with a Mac do you get an operating system built by the same people who built the computer it runs on.”. Actually Apple’s Mac OS X (the operating system) is not based on their own technology, but by the technology of freeBSD. Apple’s own capabilities in form of creating an operating system have been demonstrated in previous versions of Mac OS.
Who the hell cares? Seriously. On top of that, he is wrong. The kernel is Mach from GNU. The Unix system providing normal services (filesystem, networking, device I/O) on top of the kernel is BSD Unix. While FreeBSD sounds accurate, it is not. There are many BSDs, NetBSD, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, etc. Also, BSD is the basis for many operating systems including Sun Solaris and parts of Windows NT, 2000, and XP. So what if Apple took that and created Darwin, an extension of BSD. Every single bit of code they added to make Darwin a 21st century operating system, they gave back to the community. That’s a little bit more than we can say about the Empire that these fanboys are supporting. On top of that everything past the basic OS services came from NextStep, the operating system that Steve Jobs and crew created when he left Apple. This operating system is every bit a 21st OS and it includes ideas and paradigms that are very advanced when compared with the current production code from Redmond.
2. It doesn’t crash
Yes it does! And it does it alot. The difference between a pc based on Windows crashing and a Mac is that on the pc the crash is in 99% of the cases caused by badly coded third party software, when the Mac just has a faulty operating system.
Well, let me look at the G5 setting next to me. Hmmm… What a coincidence, it has been up for 20 days and 19 hours. Let me take a look at my PC with:
net statistics server… What only 19 hours? What a shame. Apparently, I have to routinely reboot my Windows XP SP2 workstation every 2 – 3 days. My mac only goes down when we have a power loss. Andd how the fcsk does this ahole know what causes all the problems that both Mac and PCs may have? Where is his research?
Why else would Apple themselves run their india website on Linux RedHat?
Well, obviously the only fact I can deduce from that is because OS X is an inferior operating system, completely insufficient for running a website of a separate division of Apple (read business unit and separate decision makers) that has a 1 percent of 1 percent of 1 percent market share in India (read low traffic and local help with no OS X expertise). That statement is not dripping with sarcasm. Neither was that one.
There is another fun part about crashes on the mac, it’s almost always impossible to trace the source of the crash. When your mac crashes you simply reinstall the system.
That is complete and total bullshit. I have my mac since OS X 10.2. I have never reinstalled OS X. In fact, I’ve simply upgraded everytime a new version of OS X came out. I never had to go through the headache of backing up all my data, formatting, and reinstalling like I have to do on my PC for EVERY SINGLE OS UPDATE. Upgrading windows has *never* been a reliable option. It looks okay for the first few days or weeks but then things start coming apart. Furthermore, it looks like this ahole has never heard of Console. This application will tell you exactly what is going on as it is a window into the system log. This is just a bit more extensive and informational then the Window’s equivalent, Event Viewer.
3. Simply the best in digital music
This point is actually based on Apple’s iPod. I must admit, the iPod is not an ugly creation. I’ll give Apple credit for that. But as always, they exaggerate the benefits of their product. Apple was far from first with creating a portable mp3-player with a built in harddrive but on the other side they do offer the most expensive solution. The iPod is about 40-60% more expensive than technologically equal products. Keep in mind also that it offers no recording option and no belt clip. Two very crucial benefits a portable mp3-player should have.
You mean they weren’t the people that invented the portalable MP3 player? No shit? That’s terrible news! How can we let this travesty go on! I can feel their market share plummeting as people everywhere read this and throw away their preeecioousssss iPods. Seriously, who gives a flying fawk? We live in a free market society. That means the best product is choosen by consumers and let me tell you something. The consumers have spoken. Apple can charge whatever the hell they want for the iPod. ITS THEIR PRODUCT AND THERE IS DEMAND FOR IT. Oh no! No belt clip?! You fuawking twit! Go buy something else if you don’t like it.
Okay, I give up. I’ve wasted to much time on this and my blood pressure is through the roof. If I go all the way to point #10, I will have a heart attack.