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    Here you go, so you can just get it all out of your system. :crazy:

    Some people prefer macs, some people prefer PCs. People that prefer PCs aren't stupid, people that prefer Macs aren't stupid. Many people use both. If you think they are stupid and can't keep it to yourself then let it all out here. :yes:

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    What if I just think this thread is stupid? :stirthepot:
    With a shovel...

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    • #3
      The whole us vs. them thing is deep within our human psyche. It's a product of our primitive past and probably helped a lot in protecting small groups/tribes. Anytime someone invests themselves into one side it's very difficult for them to even try to understand an opposing side.

      A great deal of our lives are structered by this way of thinking and most of it is unconscious.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by corndog71
        The whole us vs. them thing is deep within our human psyche. It's a product of our primitive past and probably helped a lot in protecting small groups/tribes. Anytime someone invests themselves into one side it's very difficult for them to even try to understand an opposing side.

        A great deal of our lives are structered by this way of thinking and most of it is unconscious.
        Agreed. A lot of this has to do with deeply held yet shallowly tested belief systems that prop up our self-esteem, showing that we as individuals are really smarter than they are. These belief systems are then reinforced on a daily basis to prevent buyers remorse (I mean to maintain customer loyalty).

        That being said, how do you explain why Porsches are better than BMWs and Macs better than Microsoft PCs? I just know that's true!!!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by InfernoSTi
          ... Macs better than Microsoft PCs...
          Agreed.

          Originally posted by InfernoSTi
          ... Porsches are better than BMWs ...
          In your dreams.

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          • #6
            Don't BMW and Cadillacs have the worst record for reliability? I'll pass.

            As to the Mac Vs. PC...both are useful tools. They're just computers, folks.

            I would probably have one PC, and the rest Mac-based if I had unlimited funds. For anything but gaming, modern hardware is capable of performing just about any task you could want for home use. Mac is simpler and more stable, thus better for standard computing IMHO. There are drawbacks, absolutely, so just load Windows in a dual-boot system and do what you want. Just don't complain when you get a virus using Windows.

            Macs push Windows to get better...without Apple, Microsoft products would not be what they are. Both are good to have around.
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            -Bill Watterson

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            • #7
              It's true, people have a natural drive to defend whatever it is that they have or have associated themselves with. It manifests in lots of different product categories.

              I don't think Mac's are stupid or that people who use them are stupid, but I do prefer Windows. I'd be happy to discuss the reasons why in a civilized manner if that is possible, but my experience has shown me that these sorts of threads rarely go that way. :boom:

              I think we should start by avoiding the assertion that one is inherently superior and focus on our preferences and the reasons for them.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Cujobob
                Don't BMW and Cadillacs have the worst record for reliability? I'll pass.

                As to the Mac Vs. PC...both are useful tools. They're just computers, folks.

                Macs push Windows to get better...without Apple, Microsoft products would not be what they are. Both are good to have around.
                Well said, I agree.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cujobob
                  Don't BMW and Cadillacs have the worst record for reliability? I'll pass.
                  Uh no they don't. link
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cujobob
                    Macs push Windows to get better...without Apple, Microsoft products would not be what they are. Both are good to have around.
                    Me thinks Mac needs to push Windows harder.

                    It takes my Macbook <60 seconds to wake and connect to internet. Just about every time. The wife's POS portege? 4 minutes and counting. Just about every time.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by woofersus
                      I don't think Mac's are stupid or that people who use them are stupid, but I do prefer Windows. I'd be happy to discuss the reasons why in a civilized manner if that is possible, but my experience has shown me that these sorts of threads rarely go that way. :boom:
                      Agreed....honestly I was a little surprised at the tone that other thread started taking on. I would've expected that on some other forums, though.

                      I've been known to praise my macbook. For me, the mac is less troublesome for the simple things. I don't worry about viruses really, although I've been educated that macs are NOT hacker proof. There are certainly ways to get into somebody's mac.

                      And every once in a while I still go back to Windows for a program that I'm familiar with that doesn't have a mac version.....most recently Irfanview. I'm sure in those instances there are mac programs that can accomplish the tasks I want, but often I don't want to spend the time looking for them/learning how to use them.

                      I still haven't played with Win 7 that much, but from what little I have it seems ok. It's even pretty snappy in my VMware.

                      My biggest complaint with my mac is that it doesn't play nice with flac's.
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                      • #12
                        How doesn't your mac play nice with flacs? I've seemed to have no issues at all with them.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by rygher3
                          How doesn't your mac play nice with flacs? I've seemed to have no issues at all with them.
                          iTunes doesn't natively support them. (at least afaik). I've been using MacFLAC to convert to wav, then to apple lossless :dizzy:
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jason
                            iTunes doesn't natively support them. (at least afaik). I've been using MacFLAC to convert to wav, then to apple lossless :dizzy:
                            http://sbooth.org/Max/

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                            • #15
                              Try Songbird. I've used iTunes for years and like it, and Songbird is very similar. It is a little different/missing some things from iTunes, but is definitely a good player.

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