quote: Apple doesn't know how to advertise to people very well.
quote: It's the educated people who I have a hard time dealing with when they say they want a Mac but the software they want to run is not available on a Mac - not the uneducated or undergrad. . .they just go grab a PC.
quote: Apple claims their notebooks can operate for 8 hours straight before requiring a recharge. All Windows-based notebooks only operate for 2.5 hours max.
quote: Maybe we should Boycott BMW or Mercedes for prices to high.
quote: It is erroneous to compare, say, a Macbook to any of the aforementioned brands. With those, you actually get quality parts in addition to the shiny-ness.
quote: It's funny, didn't Apple always say that the PPC CPU they used for years was "2x faster than the Intel chip in a PC"? Yet now look at this, they use Intel CPUs.
quote: It was, at the time. For instance, my old iBook G4 (single core @ 1.33GHz) is only about 20% slower at video encoding than a Core2 Duo (T7500) Mobile (dual core @ 2.2GHz) with a faster bus and faster RAM (and yes, the encoder is multi-threaded and takes advantage of both cores). Same software running on both machines.
quote: If your single core G4 is anywhere near the speed of your dual core, Core2 Duo, your machine is really, really messed up. (Or you're using Quicktime, in which case your craptastic performance is because Quicktime on Windows is horrible).
quote: Apple's main push to x86 was *because* their laptops were VASTLY inferior to x86's laptop chips. Not by a little bit, but by a LOT.
quote: Disagree all you want, unless you've got some benchmarks to back that up (and there aren't any), it's just wishful thinking.
quote: The bottom line is that the PPC CPUs are clock for clock much faster than even Intel's latest CPUs. Intel is beating them with clock speed and performance/watt. That's the whole reason for Apple's switch to Intel CPUs.
quote: I spent several hours tweaking my Vista to run right on my Sony Vaio
quote: My Mac mini worked out of the box.
quote: I love my Vista machine but it cost me several hours of tweaking to get it right and I am an MCSE!
quote: How many average users would know to disable Superfetch, or Windows Search to speed things up?
quote: So the average user pays 300-400 hundred dollars more for a MAC, but how much time do they save, say over a three year lifespan?
quote: How many average users would know to disable Superfetch , or Windows Search to speed things up?
quote: BTW, bragging about an MCSE is worse than bragging about a degree from ITT Tech.
quote: The MAC mini runs circles around the Vista machine with similar specs in boot time, application load time and surf times.
quote: some are calling the Microsoft's attacks increasingly tired and not direct enough
quote: I thought - Best Buy, Geek Squad ... all my technical worries are over.
quote: They don't have all the junk installed
quote: Mac users are more affluent and better educated
quote: Mac users rarely discuss their computers because they don't care
quote: On the contrary, Mac users rarely discuss their computers because they don't care.
quote: competition isn't going to make Windows worse