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Anybody in here dumb enough to need a Mac?..(8 posts)

Anybody in here dumb enough to need a Mac?..Bruno S
Nov 21, 2002 11:25 AM
The basis of Apple's new "Switch" ads seems to be: if you are dumb and not able to figure out a PC buy a Mac.

Comments anyone?
My take is,TJeanloz
Nov 21, 2002 11:30 AM
If you're smart enough to not want to be constantly fixing your POS pc you should buy a Mac, which is utterly idiot proof.
I don't get the "I saved Christmas ad".czardonic
Nov 21, 2002 11:43 AM
I must be missing something. Obviously, no one wants to spend Christmas afternoon downloading Windows drivers. But who the heck wants to spend Christmas afternoon instead looking at pictures of themselves holding up sweaters that they just unwrapped Christmas morning? I suppose "Mac users" is the obvious answer. But I guess the kind of people who give sweaters as presensts also give crappy cameras that need obscure drivers. Never had a problem plugging my Olumpus into a PC.
Why did mac remove Solitaire?Arguably it's best feature...nm128
Nov 21, 2002 12:42 PM
Why should computers have to be complicated?ColnagoFE
Nov 21, 2002 1:17 PM
PCs are ugly things. If you really want something reliable use Linux.
Why make life complicated?Eager Beagle
Nov 21, 2002 1:26 PM
For me, there is nothing vaguely interesting about trying to solve the never ending variety of glitches and problems that come with the great Mr Gate's world. My PC is a tool, not a source of time absorbtion/amusement/mental gymnastics.

It's a bit like bikes - you could make them far more complicated, but why would you want to - the more efficient simplicity the better?
I've got Record 10 and Shimmy 9No_sprint
Nov 21, 2002 2:50 PM
I also use a Mac and a PC. There are video production capabilities on a Mac notebook that are simply unobtainable on a PC notebook. I was a long time PC user and find the new Macs to be incredibly powerful and much simpler. I like both.

A person who has either DA or Campy and slams the other without having or using or riding the other for any significant amount of time is just as much of a bozo as a person who has either a PC or Mac and slams the other out of the same type of ignorance.
Nov 21, 2002 3:45 PM
I've used both too, and while Macs are great as long as they work, when something goes wrong they are just as big a bear to deal with. If you are comfortable with some of the lower level aspects of a PC (or a Mac), troubleshooting is not a huge deal. The whole appeal of Macs is that they shield the user from those lower level aspects. Again, fine until you need to fix something.

If you want an appliance for CD burning or home video editing, a Mac is definitely the way to go. If you want computer, get a PC or a Linux box.

Anyway, on the issue of ignorance, isn't the whole gist of Apple's marketing that if you are too ignorant to operate a PC, Macs are the way to go? Thus, by your logic, shouldn't the entire Mac community keep its collective trap shut about PCs and how impossible they are to operate?