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RE: No you should not buy a Mac
by kaiwai on Tue 26th May 2009 10:00 UTC in reply to "No you should not buy a Mac"
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Oh why oh why do I feed the trolls (notice he is a one-post wonder - post something then run?)

Where to start?

How about not lying.

- Hopelessly overpriced (ALL Apple's). Both software and hardware.

You pay to get Mac OS X; I'd buy a PC if Windows wasn't such a horribly disfuctional operating system whose UI design is so counter intuitive you wonder whether it was created that way simply to 'stick it to the man' (the man being the Xerox UI design and subsequent variations up on that like Atari, Amiga and Apple with the single menu at the top of the screen etc).

Don't get me started on Linux where one plays, "pray that your computer works properly with it". Hardware feedback? useless; I read pages about a given printer supported by Linux only to find that the people offering feedback HAD NEVER USED IT.

- Incredibly bad designs. I hear you huffing and puffing but let me explain. All Mac's look gorgeous, but almost every piece of hardware has major flaws. Apple takes form over function, something you should not do for a something you use every day. The one button mouse: hopeless, and the 2 button white mouse?

I have a Mighty mouse right now, it has 4 buttons; two side, two top and the 'nipple' ontop is also a button. What more do you need? Or are you one of those individuals with a button fetish whose modus operandi amounts to "the more buttons the better". Talk about boys and their toys!

even more hopeless. The keyboards? I have the wireless Bluetooth white keyboard, they keys are so heavy to hit, it is painful. The keyboard of the older Mac G3 is too small and also has a horrible feel.

What the hell are you going on about? I have a keyboard right now and it uses the same chicklet keyboard as my Macbook - oh, thats right, you're complaining about stuff from 2 years ago! yes, its alot easier to complain based on outdated information than debate based on 2009 specifications.

Non standard display port? why?

Where? give specifics - you mean the new unibody MacBooks?

Using the Apple key for cut and & paste instead of the more ergonomical Ctrl key on the outside?

And thus the conclusion that you're a troll. I might as well say Windows sucks because insists on using the pointless Startmenu to load applications.

No cut & paste in an iPhone? Why, why?

iPhone OS isn't a multitasking OS hence they probably saw little demand for it in 1.x and 2.x (I can't speak for 3.x since I don't have access to it).

- Apple is one of the most irritating companies on the planet, with little to no respect for its customers or fanboi's. It ranges from sueing fans for hosting websites about Apple, tie-ins with iTunes, DRM, using open source but not giving (much) back, mobile phones that need ridiculous expensive contracts with single vendors, ad hoc decisions who is allowed to develop for the iPhone and sueing people for using Apple software in a way that the company does not want (Psystar)
-the cult of Mac, for blindy following the leader with no criticism - after all, it's an APPLE!
-Mac OS is at best mediocre, too many flaws to mention, ranging from a bad finder, ergonomy, lack of customisation, games, but it looks pretty!

Steer clear!

And thus you further re-enforce what I stated; you're a troll. If you weren't you wouldn't have done a post and run.

No, I'm not going to moderate you down because life is punishing you enough already.

Edited 2009-05-26 10:03 UTC

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