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Old 05-11-2009, 12:27 PM
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Your opinion about Apple

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I wanted to ask the normal people about Apple. What do you think of their product palette, costs, support and so on. The guys in here which are owning a real Apple are totally pleased of them, but the most people in here don't have a real Mac. Why is this so?

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Old 05-11-2009, 12:58 PM
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I personally love my mac. I also loved my HackMac. When I was a young child, I loved my family's Windows 95 PC (to play Hover). I also know people who love to run Linux on their notebooks. Others love Windows on their desktop PC's. [...] Some prefer OSx86, yet others prefer 'real' macs.

Whatever you use or love, please enjoy yourself. Don't impose your preferences on other members.

Ps. Yes, I admire Apple's products. I enjoy using their operating system, computer and mobile device every single day.
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:06 PM
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Objectively?

- limited range of products (but can be a good business model)
- only products in the high-end price range
- 1yr warranty SUCKS, and their 3yr warranty upgrade is a scam
- they completely ignore EU laws re warranty
- they are elitist, they think they know what the customer wants without talking or listening to them
- high build quality
- certain well thought out solutions

I only bought my MBP because I had an unexpected amount of disposable money (bonus from work, and no, I don't work in banking ).

Do I like what I got for my money? Yes, a lot.

Would I have spend that much money on a computer if it had to come from regular income? No way in hell. (note I say "a", I can't justify spending that much money of regular income for a computer, regardless of brand, if I can build my own for a fraction of that, that will do just fine for what I use it for)

EDIT: I guess the point is they are worth their money in my opinion, but they would normally be outside of what I need in/from a computer.

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Old 05-11-2009, 01:42 PM
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Since i met Apple product, two or three years ago, felt in love. Maybe they are elitist, maybe the think the know what user need, their products are really expensive, but man, their products are great.
MacOSX, as an operating system is what i need as a developer, Great visual performance and ease to use, and unix behind, there's no way i would ask for more. Before MacOSX became my main OS i used linux (which i still use a LOT), and i always had Compiz running on it to get visual efects and cute desktop crap, then i discover MacOSX, there's no need for compiz, This come in the same package.

Mobile device: music player, i knew a lot of them, but one which fits my needs is the ipod.
Anyway, this my opinion, not forcing anywant, just fit my needs.

The other issue, is too expensive, so i bought a hack......

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Old 05-11-2009, 02:23 PM
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Well I agree with 98% said above, but the main thing is OS X. Apple means choice.
Linux isn't really a substitute for Windows, OS X definatly is and even more.

Can anyone now imagine how crapy it would be not using OS X and having to use only Windows?
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:30 PM
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"but the most people in here don't have a real Mac. Why is this so?"

Hmm, my bet would be the price. I think that's the main reason. Apple products are very expensive - unfortunately not everyone can afford it. ( and are not always worth the price...Apple please fix the Might Mouse's Scrollball!! )

"Can anyone now imagine how crapy it would be not using OS X and having to use only Windows?"

Im using Windows 7 - and believe me it's not so bad as you may think


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Old 05-14-2009, 08:54 PM
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Im using Windows 7 - and believe me it's not so bad as you may think
Only Windows! I know 7. It's getting more and more like OS X
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:56 PM
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I prefer the original and not a copy from Redmond. Even the path structure with localization is copied!

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Old 06-07-2009, 03:50 AM
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i realy do like mac a lot, as specialy when doing some presentation (iwork) really nice
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:33 AM
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Only Windows! I know 7. It's getting more and more like OS X
UI design is like car design. If different companies try to design a car for minimal windresistance, they all end up with a design that looks more or less similar (something you can actually see these days with new cars).

Same with UI design. They are trying to design something that works best for humans to interact with. In the end, every company will end up with something that is very similar to another company. That does not mean they copy from each other. There simply are not too many ways you can design a UI that works well.



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