Re: Why?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Bruce, Jan 31, 2004.

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    "Godfrey" <> wrote in message
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    > Is there any sane reason why I still come across the odd person who owns a
    > Mac? I mean, why?
    >

    If it does the job it does not matter if its a mac or anything else.

    Still, being a pc/linux user myself, I would not purchase apple because of
    the high price of components.
    Bruce, Jan 31, 2004
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  2. Bruce

    Godfrey Guest

    Why blow money on a Mac when you can build a powerful PC at minimal cost,
    capable of running virtually every program on the market?

    "Bruce" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Godfrey" <> wrote in message
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    > > Is there any sane reason why I still come across the odd person who owns

    a
    > > Mac? I mean, why?
    > >

    > If it does the job it does not matter if its a mac or anything else.
    >
    > Still, being a pc/linux user myself, I would not purchase apple because of
    > the high price of components.
    Godfrey, Jan 31, 2004
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  3. Bruce

    XPD Guest

    "Godfrey" <> wrote in message
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    > Why blow money on a Mac when you can build a powerful PC at minimal cost,
    > capable of running virtually every program on the market?


    If someone gave me a G5 I wouldnt complain :)
    XPD, Jan 31, 2004
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  4. Bruce

    harry Guest

    On Sun, 01 Feb 2004 11:23:58 +1300, Godfrey wrote:

    > Why blow money on a Mac when you can build a powerful PC at minimal cost,
    > capable of running virtually every program on the market?
    >


    Indeed
    Why not buy the cheapest version of everything regardless of whether it
    does what you want.
    East Germans only ever needed Trabants after all.
    harry, Jan 31, 2004
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  5. Bruce

    steve Guest

    Godfrey wrote:

    > Why blow money on a Mac when you can build a powerful PC at minimal cost,
    > capable of running virtually every program on the market?


    Pirated, of course....as you are unlikely to have enough money to legally
    run every program on the market.
    steve, Jan 31, 2004
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  6. Bruce

    Max Burke Guest

    > harry scribbled:

    >> On Sun, 01 Feb 2004 11:23:58 +1300, Godfrey wrote:


    >> Why blow money on a Mac when you can build a powerful PC at minimal
    >> cost, capable of running virtually every program on the market?


    > Indeed
    > Why not buy the cheapest version of everything regardless of whether
    > it does what you want.


    No.

    Buy Nike at $150 once a year or buy generic at $19.95 once a year....

    Both do the same thing.

    Your choice Harry.....

    > East Germans only ever needed Trabants after all.


    Did they ever need a ferrari or Rolls Royce for the daily commute....

    Does any one living in a town or city actually NEED an SUV?

    --
    mlvburke@#%&*.net.nz
    Replace the obvious with paradise to email me.
    See Found Images at:
    http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/~mlvburke/
    Max Burke, Feb 1, 2004
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  7. Bruce

    max Guest

    On Sun, 1 Feb 2004 13:05:50 +1300, "Max Burke" <mlvburke@%$%#@.nz>
    wrote:

    >> harry scribbled:

    >
    >>> On Sun, 01 Feb 2004 11:23:58 +1300, Godfrey wrote:

    >
    >>> Why blow money on a Mac when you can build a powerful PC at minimal
    >>> cost, capable of running virtually every program on the market?

    >
    >> Indeed
    >> Why not buy the cheapest version of everything regardless of whether
    >> it does what you want.

    >
    >No.
    >
    >Buy Nike at $150 once a year or buy generic at $19.95 once a year....
    >
    >Both do the same thing.
    >
    >Your choice Harry.....
    >
    >> East Germans only ever needed Trabants after all.

    >
    >Did they ever need a ferrari or Rolls Royce for the daily commute....
    >
    >Does any one living in a town or city actually NEED an SUV?


    We actually NEED very little, but the consumer society makes us want a
    lot.
    max, Feb 1, 2004
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  8. Bruce

    Max Burke Guest

    > max scribbled:

    >> Max Burke wrote:


    >>> harry scribbled:


    >>>> On Sun, 01 Feb 2004 11:23:58 +1300, Godfrey wrote:
    >>>> Why blow money on a Mac when you can build a powerful PC at minimal
    >>>> cost, capable of running virtually every program on the market?


    >>> Indeed
    >>> Why not buy the cheapest version of everything regardless of whether
    >>> it does what you want.


    >> No.
    >> Buy Nike at $150 once a year or buy generic at $19.95 once a year....
    >> Both do the same thing.
    >> Your choice Harry.....


    >>> East Germans only ever needed Trabants after all.


    >> Did they ever need a ferrari or Rolls Royce for the daily commute....
    >> Does any one living in a town or city actually NEED an SUV?


    > We actually NEED very little, but the consumer society makes us want a
    > lot.


    Cant argue with that.... ;-)

    --
    mlvburke@#%&*.net.nz
    Replace the obvious with paradise to email me.
    See Found Images at:
    http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/~mlvburke/
    Max Burke, Feb 1, 2004
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  9. Bruce

    harry Guest

    On Sun, 01 Feb 2004 13:05:50 +1300, Max Burke wrote:

    >> harry scribbled:

    >
    >>> On Sun, 01 Feb 2004 11:23:58 +1300, Godfrey wrote:

    >
    >>> Why blow money on a Mac when you can build a powerful PC at minimal
    >>> cost, capable of running virtually every program on the market?

    >
    >> Indeed
    >> Why not buy the cheapest version of everything regardless of whether
    >> it does what you want.

    >
    > No.
    >
    > Buy Nike at $150 once a year or buy generic at $19.95 once a year....
    >
    > Both do the same thing.
    >
    > Your choice Harry.....
    >
    >> East Germans only ever needed Trabants after all.

    >
    > Did they ever need a ferrari or Rolls Royce for the daily commute....
    >


    Its called sarcasm.
    harry, Feb 1, 2004
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  10. Bruce

    harry Guest

    On Sun, 01 Feb 2004 13:17:30 +1300, max wrote:

    > On Sun, 1 Feb 2004 13:05:50 +1300, "Max Burke" <mlvburke@%$%#@.nz>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>> harry scribbled:

    >>
    >>>> On Sun, 01 Feb 2004 11:23:58 +1300, Godfrey wrote:

    >>
    >>>> Why blow money on a Mac when you can build a powerful PC at minimal
    >>>> cost, capable of running virtually every program on the market?

    >>
    >>> Indeed
    >>> Why not buy the cheapest version of everything regardless of whether
    >>> it does what you want.

    >>
    >>No.
    >>
    >>Buy Nike at $150 once a year or buy generic at $19.95 once a year....
    >>
    >>Both do the same thing.
    >>
    >>Your choice Harry.....
    >>
    >>> East Germans only ever needed Trabants after all.

    >>
    >>Did they ever need a ferrari or Rolls Royce for the daily commute....
    >>
    >>Does any one living in a town or city actually NEED an SUV?

    >
    > We actually NEED very little, but the consumer society makes us want a
    > lot.


    Actually my preference for using a Mac for my particular applications is
    based on comfort, both for myself and my clients who expect to see it
    there, and on convenience, because I can just plug in everybody else's
    Macintosh generated content.
    I learnt to use my work applications on a Mac, I have to work fast, and
    learning a slightly different PC version upsets the flow.
    It makes so much money that the cost difference is cleared in one job.

    Its an instrument and a tool, used at a craft level.
    Musicians, engineers, builders, even photographers like Max will know what
    I mean.
    The interface ergonomics have been refined through many iterations, its
    been socialised and civilized.
    harry, Feb 1, 2004
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  11. Bruce

    AD. Guest

    On Sun, 01 Feb 2004 11:23:58 +1300, Godfrey wrote:

    > Why blow money on a Mac when you can build a powerful PC at minimal cost,
    > capable of running virtually every program on the market?


    That's a bit like asking why do people buy expensive European cars when
    they can soup up a Skyline and get more horsepower. And before anyone
    objects, yes I know that's a simplistic flawed analogy when applied to
    real life, but I thought it suited the question.

    Actually a Mac seems to have a lot of software available for it.

    I don't actually have one (I'm considering getting one), but reasons I'd
    get one are:

    It would be like having an easy to use Unix machine with great eye candy
    that can run just about all open source apps out of the box, plus a quite
    few commercial biggies like MS Office and Photoshop etc, and just about
    every other type of Windows app has a Mac alternative - and that's not
    including VirtualPC.

    Supposed lack of software choice just isn't that big a deal, and in some
    ways it could be regarded as having more choice than a PC (unless you dual
    boot).

    I would use Windows if I was a gaming freak or had to use AutoCAD for
    example though. But I'm not - currently Linux suits me, but I am tempted
    by Macs.

    Cheers
    Anton
    AD., Feb 1, 2004
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  12. In nz.general max <> wrote:

    > We actually NEED very little, but the consumer society makes us want a
    > lot.


    "The need for food, shelter and reproduction can be met by a very simple
    society. The rest we invent." - Ursula K. LeGuin
    Geoff McCaughan, Feb 1, 2004
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