Originally posted by Crypty
Let me just input this somewhat ignorant but painfully true statement.
Why buy a mac of 90% of people use PC. Doesn't that tell you somthing, or is being "different" more important to you?
umm yes it is, most of the time.
lots of people spend their life being different from everyone else. its good to have a unique personality, as it seperates us from animals beyond our higher intelligence.
I try to be as different as possible; im not a complete geek-tard to be cool. if i knew absolutely nothing about computers, i would probably start with mac just to be against the majority. i only favor PCs because thats what i grew up on, and thats the way everyone's opinions run.
example: if your parents are christian, then you will be too, about 99% of the time, because they teach you that christianity is the way to go, and/or you will be isolated from the other religions... whereas someone whos parents are bhuddist will of course always be bhuddist the same % of the time. now my parents, never really did a whole lot with religion, so im more of an atheistic type (as much as my dad doesnt like it...)
so if your parent decided to buy an apple as your first computer (or YOU bought one, for that matter) and then bought another after that, you would probably be an apple person. the same goes with windows. Then theres the people who's parents or themelves dont really use computers that much (ie most of the population) and they probably wouldnt care, even though they may say they like one of the two better so they can fit in to the crowd. windows PCs are popular because if you go to Best Buy or some other big electronics store, thats what youre gonna get if you buy a PC (or buy one from tv/internet, ie: dell gateway)
so you see, people arent always TRYING to be the majority all the time. i dont really like microsoft's monopoly over the computer business (for home computers, not servers) but i use them anyway because thats what i have always used.
hope this helps
sorry for bringing religion into the forums. anyone who has a problem with what i said can suck-it, because if you sit down and think about it, you will agree with me.
i also hope that this doesnt start any religion-based crap, as there are other forums for that. i used the religion thing because it is a contraversial thing that everone can probably relate to in some way.
anyways, there you go.