Machinesworking wrote:Maybe in your country Macs are rare, but I live 25 miles from Redmond, and they're literally 50% of the laptop market if any random coffee shop is any indication.
and i'm sure the users of said Macs near Redmond are just as snobby if not more so than the typical coffeeshop crowd. what happened to the days when going to the coffee shop was about being sociable, not sticking their usually up-turned noses down into their computers? i think the cold weather may have frozen their sphincters to the pole.
here's my side, and it's well-documented in these forums as well as indisputable fact. Apple is over-priced, over-rated, and technically speaking is a "PC". So why pay so much more for so much less?!
You know what's worse than snobby elitists? People who assume that everyone who doesn't do things the way they want them to is a snobby elitist. Case in point, my tenured college professor friend who uses Macs who likes to spend some of his online research time in coffee shops rather than in his house, which can lead to distractions. The guy is far from an elitist, but with your attitude you would snub him before he opened his mouth, because you've stereotyped anybody who buries their nose in a laptop in a coffee shop with your little hate wand.
BTW if Apple are over priced why is Apple doing so well in a recession? Basic business models apply here, not your opinion on their pricing structure. You think they're overpriced, obviously a whole hell of a lot of people do not. Nothing in your opinion about the price of Macs makes it a fact. It's a bad argument at best, "The equivalent PC if built from scratch blah blah blah." Who cares? don't buy it then, jumping in to every Mac VS PC argument with the same tired shit doesn't automatically make you right. They make the OS and design the computers to be pretty much 100% free of conflicts and long term issues, they have a right to charge what they want to, you have a right to not buy them, end of story.
Overrated is another personal opinion. Personally I like the OS better, it's up to you to decide witch you prefer, but it's inevitabley with a complex system like an OS going to be about personal taste. Too many +1 Win7 on xx and +1 OSX on yy to make anything more than a personal opinion about it. I will say this though, OSX is far more geared out of the box for working with audio, that, is an undisputed FACT. Just like RME stating that OSX currently handles USB audio better than Windows. Now, we are talking about audio work with a computer right?