Wow you put so much effort into this reply! I wonder if I could find some graphics for someone that is full of shit! Nah, it isn't worth my time! LOLDAB denial is the first sign of brainwashing!
There are many fan boy types in our society that are annoying, but I am not going to judge everyone that owns a certain product based on that factor, that is just dumb.People are welcome to buy whatever they want to buy, but the fact still remains that Apple fanboys are annoying. If they want to buy apples because they like them, great. If people want to pay $5 for a cup of coffee at Starbucks and get ripped off at Whole Foods, they're welcome to that too. Bottom line though, I can build an Intel or AMD machine that works just as good as their pretty Apples for half the price. Also, I like the second mouse button. A single mouse button is fricken stupid when we have 5 fingers.
I tried one at at my local Apple store today. Very slick. Not for me but still, very slick.
Apples have 2 mouse buttons now??? Didn't know that. Last one I used was in 2008 and it only had 1 key and pissed me off.The fact that you choose to build your own computer is GREAT, but doesn't apply to everyone. I use a Mac everyday and I have a 2nd mouse button which works just fine.
Yes they are and if you thought it was slick at the store, you'd really find out just how slick they are once you actually used it for while day in and day out.I tried one at at my local Apple store today. Very slick. Not for me but still, very slick.
Many things DAB; 1 - support for Exchange is only just now available on a Mac. I live and breath with Exchange. If it doesn't work correctly, I'm fucked.Yes they are and if you thought it was slick at the store, you'd really find out just how slick they are once you actually used it for while day in and day out.
So, what makes you feel it wasn't for you? Price? Hardware? Just curious! I was on the fence a long, long time before I finally said. You know I've looked, I played. But I am never going to really know until I just buy one and try it. So, I found a damn good deal on one and even made sure it had a 30 day return policy.
Imagine how much more difficult it would have been for me on the iphone with no cut and paste!Wow you put so much effort into this reply! I wonder if I could find some graphics for someone that is full of shit! Nah, it isn't worth my time! LOL
Many things DAB; 1 - support for Exchange is only just now available on a Mac. I live and breath with Exchange. If it doesn't work correctly, I'm fucked.
Why do I NEED to switch? Like BMF, I build PC's,
(for a living mind you). I know them inside and out. All I do all day/night is fix and build PC's. My families PC's hum 24/7/365.
I LOVE the fact that I know PC's inside & out and can fix/UPGRADE them with my eyes closed. Won't be the same with a Mac.
I use a tablet PC because I like the inking ability when I'm in meetings or site visits to take notes. Other than that I don't have a need for a portable computer.
Can I use Outlook on a Mac? I assume so. What I saw from the stock email/calendar app's were lacking what I need which is all my information in one program; Calendar, email, address book and tasks.
Not having copy and past was never an issue for me as mine has always had this feature. I can imagine it would be a hinderance not having it, but for the little I do it, I probably wouldn't miss it.Imagine how much more difficult it would have been for me on the iphone with no cut and paste!
You're no fun at all.... I thought macs were better/easier for graphics and such.
Excellent reply. One thing, I didn't "create a thread wanting to know why you should switch." I *think*, (since I'm a bit tipsy), that I just joined in on a thread. This thread. All good.I DO NOT know that you need to switch, you created a thread wanting to know why you should switch. So, I was curious why after looking you decided it wasn't for you.
The Exchange concern is a legit one and there does appear to be some issues with it for some. What hasn't been decided is it because the Exchange implemented by Apple and approved by MS used EWS only or isn't because there are still a lot of companies using 2003 Exchange server and or running 2007 and haven't installed EWS and the required latest updates will have problems. MS is going totally to EWS in the newer version of Outlook so Apple in the long run will help them PUSH these lazy ass admins and IT departments to go ahead and update. This is my guess why MS approved only the EWS version of Exchange for the Mac OS.
I did a GoDaddy Exchange Hosting account for a 90 day trial and it is working perfectly under Snow Leopard. It pushes mail, calendar and contacts with no problem whatsoever. The Go Daddy version of exchange seems to be a bit more versatile than Mailstreet as they actually allow you to create secondary idents so that you can send email from any email address or domain you want.
MS Office 2008 for Mac includes Entourage which is an Outlook knock-off. It pretty much works the same way as Outlook and support exchange using IMAP like Outlook but also adds EWS, unlike Outlook. Office 2010 for Mac will actually include Outlook as they have decided to drop Entourage all together. Probably a smart move on MS part if nothing more than name recognition. The current build in Exchange support though isn't an all in one package with Apple Mail. You have everything integrated into the OS, but not into a single program. It works much the same in reality because the only difference with Outlook is that it just goes to another window inside the program. Where as with the Mac version you go to another window in the OS and can actually move between them or have them side by side if you like. It is just a bit different approach and in some ways I think I like it better. Still unless you actually use it, you can only assume you wouldn't, but you'd never really know. However if you like what you have and you feel you have no need to switch then don't. That is the beauty of choice as I've been saying.
Like I said for many years I too built PC's. In my mind though that is no reason to stay stuck there. I can build them, I can repair them and actually consider myself to be an expert in doing so. However, I have found it a lot of fun learning a new OS and before long I'll be just as proficient with it as I am Windows. This day and time in my life I am thinking retirement, I don't need to worry about building PC's. I'll leave that to others.
I do appreciate the reply as I feel finally someone actually makes some sense and gave some logical reason for feeling that the Mac isn't a legit choice for them. If only others could be as articulate rather than just bring up the Apple fan thing, paying too much, hating the company.
I take stuff the way you write it. You don't mean it literally then don't write it as such. You tend to try to vale what you are really saying with a funny icon.DAB you take stuff to literally.
You're 'no fun' cause you wont use your mac to find/photshop any "dont give a crap" photos. :/
Obviously for hollywood budgets Macs fit the bill. Marketing performance with all the silicone and plastic surgery enhancement money can buy.
Does it really matter?I created this thread hoping to get some action on how long the Snow Leopard thread would go on. Any bets? We could play for rep points.
They buy vital pain/injury eliminating products and shelve them for their greed.
They use many other underhanded tactics to stop competitor advancements.
They dictate what you can do with your purchase.
They supported DRM. and now make money reselling again as non drm.
They charge for features/firmware/updates that should be free.
They love exclusive deals over actual free market competition.
They have one mouse button.
They made itunes.
3.0 iphonny and still no multi tasking/ just added legal cut and paste/ cool new cutting edge MMS coming.
But they do love to caress their snobbish click of addicts for more $.
When Apple gets off its high horse, id love to support them, they do make an awesome GUI.