I don’t know about you but this smear campaign that Apple is continuing with, attacking Vista over and over again is getting on my nerves. Steve Jobs needs to accept the fact that PC has beaten the MAC over and over again. Windows is more versatile and accepted than Mac ever will be. You have to defense other than to smear Microsoft’s new OS. Yes Vista was laden with bugs and problems when it was first released and it caused a lot of people grief. Microsoft has since release SP1 and a host of other fixes that have made this OS a great addition to the windows family.
At my multimedia company I am using Vista64bit vista on the main workstation and Vista Home Premium on 2 laptops, Vista ultimate is installed on the tablet. There are two other computers that are running Windows XP and to be honest I nor others in the company even work on them. Vista has become almost everything that is was promised to be. There are features that have made my life at the office easier and more efficient.
As far as the mac goes I find it interesting that Apple cannot produce anything that is worthy of advertising so they have fallen back to trying to convince the world they are better than Microsoft. Seriously people get over yourselves you are beaten.
When people ask me what I do and I tell them I own a multimedia company, the most common question is “you must use a mac?”. While trying to refrain from falling on the floor laughing I explain to them that maybe in the past Mac was the platform of choice for media developers but our company is exclusively PC based. There are applications that I use that won’t run on a Mac. I need heavy GPU power for 3D applications and gaming neither of which are an Apple strength. When it comes to the brute processing power required for some of my applications there is nothing better than my Quadcore Extreme 2.66ghz Cores, 8GB of RAM, 8800GTX w/768MB DDR RAM. A $3000 machine capable of handling whatever I can through at it including playing the latest games.
Hm let me check can I get an Apple with those capabilities for $3000. Hell no that would cost tens of thousands to get that power in an apple machine. Even with the processing power the Mac would still not be able to handle playing modern games and many of the applications I use would still not run on it. So to everyone who thinks that Mac is so great and nothing compares to a mac for graphics, you are welcome to your opinion no matter how skewed it may be. At the end of the day all you Mac people can grab your I-Pods and shoe horn yourselves into your smart cars eating a tofu sandwich while the rest of us are going to have a LAN party laughing at your pretty little paper weights sitting on the desk that can’t join in the fun.
OK so I was a little harsh with the last paragraph but I am seriously fed up with seeing these ads on TV. Apple should get out of the computer game and stick to I-Pods and I-Phones it seems that its the only thing they do well. Leave the computer industry to the people that really deliver what we want and not what you tell us we want. PC is the force that drives the computer industry, lead by Microsoft Windows face the fact that Apple can’t compete.
That’s my 2 cents…
P.S. Those who live is glass houses should not through stones. As far a great release blunders does anyone remember the Mac Mini ? I didn’t see a huge smear campaign from Microsoft or the PC manufacturers when you morons thought that the Mini was a good idea. And what about the I-Lamp I mean I-Mac well what ever that stupid LCD on a desk lamp concept was. The PC companies just laughed and continued to build kick A$$ boxes.
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I found this to be incredibly funny. I ran a multimedia company for over 20 years. That’s right, we practcally invented multimedia in 1986. Last year we switched to Macs and have found that they don;t crash, they perform WAAAYYY faster in photoshop, flash, all formats of video and many other tools. They do NOT run 3D Studio MAX or some isolated tools like that. But after 20 years of PCs, there is no way I would ever switch back to one. I am so tired of BSDs and hangs every time a piece of software gets confused. When I think of the millions of dollars lost with crashing, glitchy PCs, I am a happy switcher.
Good blog though! Glad to see there are still windows fans out there. I was wondering where you all went.
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REALLY, you are joking right? The PC user outnumbers the MAC user infinitely. It’s not a matter of whether or not I am a windows fan its a matter of choice. I prefer the versatility of Windows to MAC OS. This post was more of a response to the marketing campaign that MAC is using to try and promote their product. MAC has nothing on PC so they have reverted to poo slinging like a bunch of zoo monkeys.
Thank you for your input however. I figured this post would stir up some MAC users and fuel the never ending debate about MAC vs PC. I work with clients that are on MAC and sorry to say they crash just as often as my PC. Crashes are not just random events that happen on you computer, unless it is a hardware failure. The majority of crashes that I have seen have been due to user error or cluttered mismanaged machines. As far as Mac not running “isolated software” come on you have got to be kidding with that statement. MAC is so limited on what software titles are available and file formats they can handle. Video codec support is so limited to the point that I need to use I-Pod codecs to format video so that my mac clients can use it in i-DVD.
As far as switching your multimedia company to MAC that is a choice you made. One of the multimedia companies that I sub contract to was a MAC house and switched back to PC because they were fed up of jumping through compatibility hoops during projects.
Each to his own the world has a choice and the majority of the population has chosen the more versatile PC platform. Mac has its market and I find it interesting that in 2008 MAC shipments increased by 12% over 2007 when they switched to using a PC(INTEL) CPU??? If MAC was so almighty and powerful why do they need a PC CPU to move forward in the market place?
Just some things to chew on a little. No need to get into an endless debate about which is better but seeing as it is the weekend I’ll head off now and do some gaming! I welcome all the MAC people out there to join me in a game but we all know that is impossible!
HELL YEA. I used mac for 2 years and it was the most painful experience of my life! Windows and Linux ONLY!
BTW. I HATE those Apple commercials. Bastards! They can’t compete, they make fun of Microsoft!
Update to the despicable apple company. In the paper this week was an article about Apple trying to bully around a local private college claiming that their logo which being a teaching college is an apple. The apple looks nothing like the apple logo in detail only in general shape. An apple is of course an apple.
Apple is at it again of course trying to bully the college to change their logo. The worst part of all of this is that the college is a college that uses only Mac hardware for teaching. Apple has no shame.
The majority of the world is fed up with your crap Apple just rollover and die already.