Originally posted by dethangel
why not to get a mac:
1) most mac os suck
i just installed OS 9 and OSX on 100 computers at the school i work at and we have had sooooo many problems, they are too many to count
most of the software from OS 9 doesnt work with OSX
who knows what OS they will boot into (we installed them exactly the same way and they all booted differently, rofl
i do like OSX, but only because it is linux-based
(why not just get linux and put it on ur pc?)
2) not upgradeable
have you ever tried to find mac parts? hahaha
have you ever looked in a mac case? you couldnt fit anything else in there, rofl
3) macs comprise a total of 10% of the total computer market (no, pcs dont have the other 90% its like 85% rofl)
what software company in its right mind would release software for a mac first (besides maybe a photo or video editor)
4) ever tried to get some free software for a mac? not going to happen, no one will share their stuff
5) hey all you windows xp users, what happens when you download and open a file that windows doesnt have a program to open?
(us xp users answer)"it pops up a box asking us if we would like to find a program on the web to open the file"
mac users, same question
(mac users)"umm, the system crashes and you have to reboot, and lose all of our unsaved work, plus it can damage the os, forcing us to initialize (format) the hard drive and reinstall"
what answer do you like better?
(btw this was tested using blink videos [the half-life 2 vids] and windows didnt even have to dl a prog to run them, as they are .exe)
(mac users all say) "hey wait, i know the mnac will win here, they are so much smaller!"
any computer technician in the world (pc or mac) will tell you that the #1 enemy of performance and relaibility is what?
in a small system, with no fan (which most macs dont not have) the heat sits inside of the computer slowly (but not as slowly as a pc) destroying the metal inside of you case, wearing away at the speed and stability of your computer, in this case bigger is better
7) the statement that macs reached 4GHz first is just ridiculous, that was obtained with 2 processors and Intel has the Xeon processor which supports dual procs, and can run up to 3.2 GHz X 2, thats 6.4 GHz!! and that is a few months old now, theyve been at 4GHz for over a year now, rofl
these are only some of the facts, i will post more later as i learn more
take it or leave it, but you will be thinking about it
well, Id like to counter your arguements one by one, if you dont mind.
1) This one doesnt even make sense. "Most Mac OS suck"?
Mac OSX installation is a flawless process (almost idiot-proof). Pop in the disks as directed, press 'continue' and 'ok' a few times and just sit back. Also, newly installed computers automatically boot into OSX, so booting into Mac OS9 is not possible on the first boot into a newly OSX'ed mac (reason: the computer needs to be configured after install for things like registration and internet information-TCP/IP and others). Mac OSX is UNIX based on the Mach Kernal. It is not Linux based, (UNIX is a type of Linux, but they are not the same) nor would having a PC running Linux be anything close to a Mac running OSX.
Also, it is true that some Mac OS9 software does not run in classic mode (AKA, running OS9 in a window within OSX) due to unreconsilable difficulties that were not present while running OS9 on boot, but existed once introduced to OSX through carbon or classic mode. But, this small amount of software is insignificant to the huge triumph it is to run most OS9 programs within an OS flawlessly and most of the programs that classic cannot run have been upgraded to Mac OSX native anyways.
2) Not upgradable? Lets see, on a Mac, you can upgrade processor, RAM, hard drive, optical drive, graphics card and PCI cards, just to name things I can pull off the top of my head. Sound like another, more familiar thing? Oh yeah, a PC.
Couldnt fit anything in a Mac case? Lets see, in the current mirrored drive door G4, you can fit 3 PCI cards, 1 AGP graphics card, 4 hard drives, 2 GB of RAM, two optical drives, and two processors. Sounds like quite a bit to me. And at $1299.99
, the price doesnt sound to bad either.
3) Apple is actually fluxuating between 3.5 and 3.7% of the world market share, while Microsoft occupies about 94 to 95%.
Many companies release software for macs first, in conjunction with PC releases, or very shortly afterward. Warcraft 3 is an example for a conjunction release. Adobe products continue to be released either first on the mac or in conjunction with PC counterparts. Most things that are PC only or takes long to get to the mac are high end 3d games like most first person shooters, MMORPGs and the sort.
4) There is tons of free software for the mac made by hundreds of independent developers. Check www.versiontracker.com
under the MacOSX section. Also, look at all the .native MacOSX programs here
, organized by genre and programming type (carbon, cocoa, etc.)
5) Mac OSX, as well as Mac OS9, has that same dialogue box. Your computers running Mac OS were probably too slow to be able to show you it and crashed. You need the proper computer to run Mac OSX properly. Not any old mac will do.
Also, Bink videos (BINK, not BLINK!) can be viewed in Mac OSX by downloading a simple video player.
6) Show me a mac without a fan (besides the G4 cube, which was intentionally fanless and used heat piping). Please. Do it. I dare you.
7) Apple has not reached 4 GHz. Infact, it hasnt reached 2.1, or 2.5 or even 3 GHz. Only a newbie like yourself would even think that dual processors are added together to form some dual headed, combined power machine. Also, according to Intel, the Xeon only goes up to 3.06GHz in dual proc and 2.8GHz in multiproc (speeds per processor). I see no mention of 3.2GHz (the current speed rating of the highest Intel Pentium 4 chip) a certainly nothing mentioned of anything near 4GHz- a speed only reachable through intense overclocking and cooling processes- and it has definately not been around for "years". Speeds over 2 GHzs aren't "years" old yet, and certainly 3GHz chips aren't either.
I just want to let you know that your plans to pass this garbage off as truth have been thwarted. I hope people never listen to you when you talk about computers if this is the type of meaningless crap you give out; during a serious discussion involving people that are actually knowledgable in their fields no less.
May God have mercy on you, everyone here for reading this biased, unresearched crap bomb, and the school you work for.