It always takes like three posts in any mac thread before it turns into a battle. Less in this case. No one even mentioned PC's in this one. It just sprung up out of nowhere. This is the part of the internet that sucks. Arguments rising everywhere. Like a string of frickin Youtube comments. <Useful info for mac owners> <jab> <punch> <zing!> <bite> <cry> <jab> <hate> Apparently buying a computer gives everyone the inclination to evangelize and spread the good news of their choice's gospel.
Thanks for the post OP! As a mac owner (as it says in the title... assumedly to appeal to... mac owners... huh.) I appreciate the news that Apple is taking steps to protect my computer against a possible threat. :)
Maybe I'm just reading things wrong. Maybe I'm just jaded from every other computer thread that turns into mac vs pc every time. Maybe battle was a little over the top on my part. Hell, maybe it was the whiskey sour talking. It just seemed to go off topic pretty quickly. Whatevs. As you were, guys. It doesn't matter much to me anyways. I pick the worst times to pipe up hahaha :)
I definitely agree that apple products have only recently been aesthetically appealing. They were pretty ugly, especially the old desktops that came in different colours. I'm amazed with the new macbook airs, they're so thin. I can see some users having issues with them do to limitations or prices of increasing SSD hard drives, and that the RAM is apparently soldered to the mother board making at home modifications more difficult if not potential harmful. I guess that's the price of having such a compact machine
Maybe some of the PC users here know this off hand. I know that mac's are expensive, and that you can purchase a non-mac laptop for half the price of macs lowest model. Are the hardware specs between a macbook and say a half price laptop comparable? Or is the argument that the specs of a mac are above what a "normal" user (i.e. email, web browsing, maybe watching some media) needs and they can get all they need out of a cheaper machine?
I switched from windows to Mac about six years ago. Will never go back to windows. Yes Macs are more expensive but they come with every thing I needed pre-installed instead of "trial software". In the long run I have saved money using a Mac and the cost of owning it is less than a windows machine. I used to be a hater and thought they were "expensive pretty machines"....I don't know many people that switched from Mac to windows for personal computing, and know plenty that did the reverse.
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I'd be lying if this news didn't make me smile a bit, after years of hearing smugness from Mac owners about how safe their systems were compared to PC's (even though I've never had an infected system). But I always thought that the reason Macs never got viruses was because PC's were more-widely used, so the creator of said virus had more of an opportunity to cause chaos.
What about the part where I said the new aluminum ones are "great designs"? What about the part where I said "my opinion"? If we were talking about shaving soap or a razor, no one would have claimed I was starting a "battle". People say MdC soap is outrageously priced. People say Parker razors are built like crap. But god forbid someone says something unflattering about Apple when Mac users are present.........I should know better.
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I also got a Mac after getting fed up with having to buy a new PC every few years due to drives that would die, monitors that broke, and the blue screen of death.
I got my iMac 3 years ago and it still works exactly the same as it did the day I got it. Still boots up in quickly, wakes up from sleep mode without fail and so far seems bulletproof.
With my luck the motherboard is gonna fry tomorrow morning
Love my Mac
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I hate to revive this thread because all of the extra hate it will bring on, but I just wanted to inform all actual Mac users that Apple has put out an official remover tool. It can be downloaded here