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Apple is now a commodity.

Postby MetroSonus » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:32 pm

Now that i'm a mac user, i can piss and moan and not be called a windows bigot.

Anyway, years ago when i took a trip to NY i bought a external power pack for my ipod and I have to say the service was top notch. The people that worked there wore pleated pants and tight haircuts. The way they would check you out where you were standing and bring your purchase to you all bagged up made me feel like a king for a day. If I had the money I would have been a Mac user back then just for the service.

A couple weeks ago I went back the same mac store looking for accessories for my laptop. The people that work there look like bums now :freak: ripped pants, hats, tattoos.. not one person acknowledged me the whole time I was in the store except for one girl who was using that faux "i may be interested in you" sales pitch I often get from girls at places like that.

feh.

and the clientele was almost exclusively teen aged girls that dragged their boyfriends in.

aside from the media savvy people that just like to work on Macs, all they are is expensive fad gadgets. don't buy the hype people.

I just replaced the HDD in my new mac for 40$. They wanted 220$ for half the storage space on one that said "apple". :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

now some jack ass is going to ask why i bought a mac then. Well, cause i'm not a bigot. I needed a replacement so I could off load studio duties onto my current laptop and have one that focuses on just internet and word processing. i thought it'd give it a shot and i bought used so sue me :tounge:
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Re: Apple is now a commodity.

Postby ElectricPuppy » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:55 pm

Good story, mang. I've wondered (every now and then) that, when I have to replace my PC, would I get a Mac, or yet another PC? I'm not married to Windows, really, I'm just familiar with them. But, there's an appeal to using a "walled garden" Mac, in that I expect I wouldn't have any hardware incompatibility issues to deal with.

Lol. I dunno.
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Re: Apple is now a commodity.

Postby MetroSonus » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:04 pm

I feel the same way and it's why I choose a mac this time around. I just need it for light duties and it was nice to be able to load the OS off of one disk and not worry about drivers.

The OS is totally non tweakable, but in this way it is sorta nice.
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Re: Apple is now a commodity.

Postby Tomkeen » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:18 pm

I like my macs. No issues whatsoever compared to the PC's I had. No more replacing my computer every year! Yay! I can watch pr0n without having to worry about viruses and shit. And that's a very good reason to get a mac.
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Re: Apple is now a commodity.

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Re: Apple is now a commodity.

Postby MetroSonus » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:29 pm

Tomkeen wrote:I like my macs. No issues whatsoever compared to the PC's I had. No more replacing my computer every year! Yay! I can watch pr0n without having to worry about viruses and shit. And that's a very good reason to get a mac.


I never had any of those problems on my PC either :lol: The only windows OS where an upgrade was heavily recommended was Vista, however they sidelined that for Windows 7 which i'm much happier with :thu: Windows 7 is by far the best thing MS has come out with. microsoft, not me.
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Re: Apple is now a commodity.

Postby christianrock » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:29 pm

Hey guys! Can your Mac do this??

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Re: Apple is now a commodity.

Postby ElectricPuppy » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:10 pm

Tomkeen wrote:I like my macs. No issues whatsoever compared to the PC's I had. No more replacing my computer every year! Yay! I can watch pr0n without having to worry about viruses and shit. And that's a very good reason to get a mac.

That's a good enough reason to get anything, IMHO. :lol:
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Re: Apple is now a commodity.

Postby MetroSonus » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:12 pm

the pron i assume you mean. anything for porn..

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Re: Apple is now a commodity.

Postby ElectricPuppy » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:32 pm

Well, yeah. Obviously. Derp.
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Re: Apple is now a commodity.

Postby MetroSonus » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:46 pm

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Re: Apple is now a commodity.

Postby Plink Floyd » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:23 am

I'm thankful that there's a little bandwidth left over for super serious forumery.

And that we're not zombies.
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Re: Apple is now a commodity.

Postby MetroSonus » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:34 pm

Yes. Serious business indeed.

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But hey, I really do like my mac. Just be an informed consumer and don't buy into hype. That's all i ask.
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Re: Apple is now a commodity.

Postby ClavAnother » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:38 pm

I just gots a pair of TB drives for my audio. one for work, one for backup. my mac is the *****.
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Re: Apple is now a commodity.

Postby MetroSonus » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:44 pm

The only thing I don't like about mine is I haven't learned to switch programs yet as I seem to open one, and then menu bar from the last one is still open.

and installing programs.. gee whiz. you have to admit that could be easier. or at least more intuitive.
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Re: Apple is now a commodity.

Postby ClavAnother » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:06 pm

MetroSonus wrote:The only thing I don't like about mine is I haven't learned to switch programs yet as I seem to open one, and then menu bar from the last one is still open.



lol noob.


MetroSonus wrote:and installing programs.. gee whiz. you have to admit that could be easier. or at least more intuitive.



nice sarcasm.
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Re: Apple is now a commodity.

Postby MetroSonus » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:04 pm

So my mac which was made in 2006, runs usb 1.0 and IDE, which even then, was 10 year old technology.

So apple made a laptop with cheap outdated technology and charged what, 1500$ new? and we thought Gates / Speilberg were bad.
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Re: Apple is now a commodity.

Postby christianrock » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:21 pm

I think I'll stick with Windows :lol:

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