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aw shut up!! i got a 94 on that french thing, i'm gonna guess you got a 50, but ur going into latin anyways

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i am languisticaly challenged, i didnt say mama til i was 2 1/2. i havnt finished that quiz yet, the teachers going to have my head.

anyway, back on topic, i dont feel too stupid, i feel smarter then the average xp/vista user

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same, but compared to some peops on this site, i feel stupid

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Macs would be just normal PCs with OS X


They are already normal PCs with OS X on them.

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anyway, back on topic, i dont feel too stupid, i feel smarter then the average xp/vista user

what? the average apple user is not the smart ones (although there are alot) i walk into an apple store and listen to the people and how they react to the sales pitches, and people are like WOW you can send VIDEO! (its called a webcam...) and then shes like can anyone accccess this? and can people see it all the time? and a bunch of other dumb questions.... and the same with the people who have macs and go to the genius bar (not all of them, some)

id have to say you need to know more to run xp/vista than osx, because its not dumbed down, and there are problems with it (yes thats not a good thing)

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i walk into an apple store and listen to the people and how they react to the sales pitches, and people are like WOW you can send VIDEO! (its called a webcam...) and then shes like can anyone accccess this?


:) I'v seen it too :(

Smart Apple users dont buy from the Apple store :)

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Horrible topic.. There is far too much ignorance & stupidity in the world in general, and I believe it is curable through education. Intelligence is developed through thinking & thinking is a habit that takes practice..

I think the only thing that separates the Apple using morons from the others is the fact that they can afford the hardware..

Finally, as a counterpoint to the OP.. on my recent oddysey in search of BonziBuddy, I came across several people who actually bought and paid for that software.. now there is stupidity.

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I used to waste countless days and nights fixing things on Windows - especially hardware installations, struggling with dodgy drivers and over-complexified but half-arsed software. All that because of stuff I needed just to be compatible with a fellow musician or a client. Then I got back on the Mac - irritated and exhausted - and thought, blimey I could have spent that time producing a couple of tracks, editing a video or designing an album cover. Sitting there behind the Mac, I felt utterly stupid for having wasted all that time in Windows...

I always thought computer systems have the purpose to help humans accomplishing certain tasks and not the other way around. But that's probably a stupid thought.
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It is definitely a horrible topic :blink:

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"A bad works-man always blames his tools" is quite a universal term :D

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"A bad works-man always blames his tools" is quite a universal term :)

Yea and a bad tool maker can still get rich if his products are wrapped in enough BS :P

Edited by solaar, 19 February 2007 - 08:14 PM.


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"A bad works-man always blames his tools" is quite a universal term :D

agreed :P

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This example of Apple could be extended to a lot of software companies. Why do they sometimes tend to think that we're such a stupid bunch of people to be ripped off so easily?


Because Apple has been doing this forever, and the Apple zealots keep buying over and over. I have a friend who has owned every version of the iPod and almost every new Mac that has come out over the last 5 or 6 years. Why? Because he needed them? No, because Steve Jobs said it was cooler and better than the previous version, so my dufus friend had to go out and buy it.

So in answer to your question, as to why Apple feels like its customers are so stupid to be ripped off so easily, it's because they have a long history of being so stupid that they could be ripped off easily.

Think about this. Apple used to say that Microsoft was the enemy, then they allied with them. Mac users were pissed for about a week, then Steve Jobs schmoozed them over in his usual lying way, and they fell back in line.

Then they switched to Intel processors. AND they started running Windows. These two things should have Mac users chasing Steve Jobs with torches after all the {censored} he has said about how bad both of these things were, and yet, after a little schmoozing, Steve talked them back into it.

So you see, Steve Jobs thinks that he can talk Mac users into anything at this point, and they'll believe it. Either they're stupid enough to believe it, or they're brainwashed enough, and either way, Jobs doesn't care.

So they'll keep making upgrades you don't need to buy, and pricing hardware and software higher than it should be, and all the Apple fans will just keep lining up to buy it and they'll do it with smiles on their faces, too.

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i walk into an apple store and listen to the people and how they react to the sales pitches, and people are like WOW you can send VIDEO! (its called a webcam...) and then shes like can anyone accccess this? and can people see it all the time? and a bunch of other dumb questions.... and the same with the people who have macs and go to the genius bar (not all of them, some)

that was the reaction of my aunt wen she saw os x on my computer

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the computer is still just a typewriter
all users are stupid

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well.... every time im at the apple store here in good ole Tigard.OR in washinton square ... i begin to think the people who buy there macs are also getting a video professor lesson..... the GENIUS BAR dude SAT WITH THIS GUY FOR 1 AND A HALF HOURS TEACHING him how to use his new Imac.... I mean COME ON. !!!
So my Opinion... half and half. ;)

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Guys... I'm a CompSci student and have been using computers since the age of 2 (dad bought a BBCB Microcomputer). And am now thinking of switching to a Mac for the first time. Why?

Well, I got a legal licence from my CompSci department licensing scheme (MSDNAA) for a free copy of Vista Business, that's why. Used it for a while until my old laptop blew up last week which is why I'm in the market for a new machine. Saw Vista Business boxed in a shop today... £289.99. For you Americans, that's about $580. So, not even the top end version and it's priced through the roof? No wonder people still swear by XP. Vista is just XP with stolen features from UNIX and OSX, with a pretty (which is debatable, actually... parts of it really don't look too good) interface, bloat and a load of extra-annoying "features" and bugs. Mac users, you're missing basically nothing. DirectX10 will take forever to get off the ground due to the lack of cards and third-party software supporting it, and OpenGL is crippled.

Saw a Macbook Pro today in the same shop where I saw the boxed Vista. Restarted it to see its speed. Onto the OSX desktop in 20 seconds, my £2000 corporate test machine running Vista Business takes 45 seconds to get to the same stage after it's stopped chugging, and everything on that is brand new with a fresh install.

Sure, I might not get the same range of applications for OSX, but there's always the ability to run Windows if I need to. I've found 3rd party equivalents for most Windows apps anyway, in the same way as I did for Linux, it's no big deal. The only serious things might be MS Visual Studio (get Parallels/Boot Camp, I've got a legitimate XP Pro lying around which I'd rather use than Vista TBH) MS Office (again, run my pirate copy on Parallels, or get the Mac version... but there's NeoOffice which is a piece-o'-{censored} after using OpenOffice on both Windows and Linux). The rest of the apps I might use are cross-platform, such as Eclipse, the Macromedia suite, and open source shizzle like Blender and The GIMP.

I really don't think I'd be losing much by switching to Mac at this point. I've made the switch to console gaming in a very big way as I've got an XBOX 360, which is getting far more play time than my old PSX, PS2 and N64 ever did, so I'm not all for high-tech graphical performance these days.





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