Hi, I’m a Mac

Hi, I’m a Mac

I’m proud to be a Mac for so many reasons I can’t count and new reasons pop up every day.

Macs just work. My computer and its operating system are made by the same company,  making a beautifully seamless harmony between hardware and software.

The Mac OS is the most advanced operating system on the market running on a solid UNIX core that has zero viruses. Can PC’s say the same? If its not enough of a hassle to remove a virus, its even more of a hassle keeping up with the latest virus protection software. Did I mention Macs don’t get viruses?

Everything from your web browser  and video editing software is made by the same company that sold you your keyboard, screen and CPU and they are specifically designed to take full advantage of every ounce of power your computer has to offer. Microsoft makes PC’s operating system and Dell, Gateway, Acer, eMachines, HP etc., are making the hardware. Can they really be successfully collaborating at all levels?

PC Magazine rated Macs #1 in customer support. Walk into an Apple store and you have a Mac Genius at your beck and call. PC support? Who do you call, Microsoft or Dell?

PC World rated Macs #1 in reliability which, no doubt, has something to do with the fact that all updates, software and security, come from the same place.

Innovation drives Macs, and PC’s are years behind. Everything from unibody aluminum (probably bullet proof) laptops and magnetic safety release power cables to battery life that last almost an entire work day make it a no-brainer that Macs are rated #1 in customer satisfaction.

Did I mention that iTunes, another Mac product, is the #1 music store in the world? iTunes, along with the rest of the iLife software that comes standard on every mac, turns your computer into the command center for your digital life. Macs make creating and organizing music, movies, pictures and the web as easy as it is to decide to buy one.

But let me say something good about PC’s. The best part about PC’s are, of course, that without them we really wouldn’t know how good we as Macs truly are.

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6 Responses to "Hi, I’m a Mac"

  1. Jonathan Adams   September 21, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    This article seems intentionally written to ignite an argument of Mac VS PC, so I’m going to take the bait and give it a whirl.

    A few things to think about. Apple may be in charge of what goes into their laptops, but they don’t make them. Intel makes the processors, nVidia makes the GPU and many other companies make the other hundreds of components that go into them. Any other company can just as easily carefully choose high quality hardware to make their computers out of.

    Second, if macs get “zero viruses” as you so firmly put it, why does the latest version of the Mac OS ship with built in anti-virus software? oh, right, because they do get viruses, and do need to be protected against it. ’nuff said.

    If Macs are at the leading edge of innovation, why did they switch over to using Intel processors and nVidia GPUs which have been the most popular components in Windows computers for years and years? I guess that would make sense if innovation means to follow behind what other people were already doing.

    The only thing you said that is actually fact is that apple has excellent customer support. They absolutely do. They can afford to offer it because all the people who buy macs are paying those support employees by paying so much for a computer that isn’t worth the price tag.

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  2. rich   September 21, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    haha, nice one mr. adams. nothing more need be said.

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  3. Ryan   September 22, 2009 at 1:13 am

    For the record, the number of users using iTunes on Windows far out numbers those using iTunes on Macs. Because there are more Windows users.

    I use both Windows and Mac. They’re both operating systems. I kind of hate them both.

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  4. JonnyGee   September 22, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Hmmm is macs are so great than why did this happen?

    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9129978/Researcher_cracks_Mac_in_10_seconds_at_PWN2OWN_wins_5k

    The truth about operating systems without all the fanboyish fluff.

    http://gizmodo.com/5364205/the-truth-part-ii-dear-readers

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  5. Ryan Bytheway   September 25, 2009 at 5:55 am

    Let me start by saying this… I am a Mac user. I have been for a year since purchasing my Macbook Pro in September of 2008.

    But I need to say this.

    I am ashamed at times to be a Mac user, because it seems to put me in a group that declares itself as elitist, but its members seem to lack the basic ability to count.

    Mr. Evans says he is proud to be a mac for so many reason he can’t cant count, and then gives two reasons over and over again.

    Unfortunately what Mr. Evans said is not true, and is an example of the hyped-up lie-based journalism that is destroying the craft of writing.

    “Macs just work,” Evans said. Please explain to me why my computer was dropped off at the Apple store this afternoon and will not be in my possession until this Monday. Oh, I won’t deny that the hardware and software installed are durable, but no system is fault-proof.

    Mr. Evans goes on to say that Max OS is so advanced that it has no viruses. This is also a lie. While the number of viruses for PC’s may be larger, it is only a matter of time as Apple takes a larger market share, that hackers turn their attention to the Cupertino giant.

    Prior to purchasing a Mac, I owned three personal PC’s over a span of seven years. Guess how many viruses I had during that time. Readers would be correct if you guessed zero. And no, I don’t mean that my virus scan caught them and saved me from them, I mean that I NEVER had a virus on my Windows XP/Vista/7 operating systems.

    Speaking of Operating Systems, Windows 7 is a masterpiece that an Apple operating system will never equal. Mr. Evans iscorrect when he says that the Apple computer is designed for the Mac OS, but Apple will never be able to parallel Microsoft in their ability to instantly integrate new technology almost immediately into their OS. Oh wait, they can, by allowing Mac users to install Windows onto their computers (which I do).

    Mr. Evans is right about one thing, Apples customer service is the best. But in reality, that is all that Apple has on PCs.

    I would like to conclude with some points Mr. Evans made, and my counterpoints.

    “Innovation drives Macs, and PC’s are years behind. Everything from unibody aluminum (probably bullet proof) laptops and magnetic safety release power cables…”

    Are you talking about the magnetic safety release cables that cause a class-action lawsuit because of their amazing ability to easily break? Or maybe that huge innovation your talking about is when Apple switched to the Intel chips that PCs had been using for years.

    “Did I mention that iTunes, another Mac product, is the #1 music store in the world?”

    No, you didn’t, but perhaps I could mention how much of a memory hog iTunes is. They could really stand to shell it out a bit.

    “iTunes, along with the rest of the iLife software that comes standard on every mac, turns your computer into the command center for your digital life.”

    No, it turns your computer into a four pound advertisement.

    “But let me say something good about PC’s. The best part about PC’s are, of course, that without them we really wouldn’t know how good we as Macs truly are.”

    No really, the best part is that if Microsoft hadn’t bailed Apple out in 1997, we wouldn’t have our precious iPods, and Apple wouldn’t even exist.

    Seriously, I’m a Mac… but ashamed to be put in the same group as you.

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  6. Ryan   September 26, 2009 at 3:12 am

    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9138517/Hackers_pay_43_cents_per_hijacked_Mac?source=rss_news

    Proof that hackers are starting to attack macs.

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