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Windows 7: The cult of Apple is real.

23 May 2011   #11
msdos622wasfun

Windows 8 Release Preview x64
 
 

Aside from what an MRI might show regarding the area of the brain that is stimulated when you get excited about something, I find it interesting that essentially the main focus over this whole issue is how the analogy between "Macs" and "PCs" is equated to some kind of struggle between "liberalism" and "conservatism." They are both just computing platforms, devices that move bits around. Why is the choice that one makes in this area some sort of definitive indication of any particular political stance?
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23 May 2011   #12
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

msdos622wasfun,

Politics is more than a governmental device. Everything that any person believes, thinks, says or does can be reduced to politics. Of course, most of us are a potpourri that covers all of the political spectrum in one fashion or another, which at times creates conflicts within us that can be difficult to sort out. It is this aspect of humanity that some attempt to manipulate to serve their own purposes, either for power, wealth or ego, computing is not immune to this.
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23 May 2011   #13
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msdos622wasfun View Post
... I find it interesting that essentially the main focus over this whole issue is how the analogy between "Macs" and "PCs" is equated to some kind of struggle between "liberalism" and "conservatism." They are both just computing platforms, devices that move bits around. Why is the choice that one makes in this area some sort of definitive indication of any particular political stance?
Perhaps not political, although Seeker makes a good point above, but I would suggest apple caters to a defferent crowd than PC. I lumped the mac crowd into a group called artists earlier, but likely that isn't so. I've heard that mac gears towards college, some buisness, and artists. PC seems to gear to less wealthy people (rather, those who spend less on computers), power users, and buisnesses. Its only what I have seen, I could always be wrong. I am sure both companies would more than love to have a monopoly (without government interference, of course) on the entire computer industry. This is just the way this trend seems to run
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23 May 2011   #14
Heyyou

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Switching to an iMac speaking for myself, came down to the willingness to learn their OS and getting a decent computer for the money. I built an iMac on their site that I would need, including Word Student addition and it came to almost $1700. Then on the DELL site built the DELL XPS with WIN7x64 and everything I need, getting way more options for the money and it was $1410, including Word Business addition and Adobe Elements. So my brain had no comparison to religion, but had everything to due with bang for the buck.
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23 May 2011   #15
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Heyyou View Post
Switching to an iMac speaking for myself, came down to the willingness to learn their OS and getting a decent computer for the money. I built an iMac on their site that I would need, including Word Student addition and it came to almost $1700. Then on the DELL site built the DELL XPS with WIN7x64 and everything I need, getting way more options for the money and it was $1410, including Word Business addition and Adobe Elements. So my brain had no comparison to religion, but had everything to due with bang for the buck.
I think you're right. Mac has a whole lot of software that comes with their computers, and unless you really use them, I don't think you need to get a mac. Some just like the mac structure over pc, and thats cool.

Plus, pc seems to be more upgradable than mac, unless that changed recently? with tech upgrading so quickly, I like being able to keep up
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23 May 2011   #16
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
The idea of tying it to a religious fervor is absurd. {sic} It would seem to me, that this is just more of the typical spin that is used by some to attempt to serve their own agendas.
Agenda, yes. Absurd, no.

Brain activity of those which exhibit varying degrees of Religious fervour has already been well studied and documented and is thus well suited to act as a 'base' comparison when comparing other flavours of fervour.
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23 May 2011   #17
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
The idea of tying it to a religious fervor is absurd. {sic} It would seem to me, that this is just more of the typical spin that is used by some to attempt to serve their own agendas.
Agenda, yes. Absurd, no.

Brain activity of those which exhibit varying degrees of Religious fervour has already been well studied and documented and is thus well suited to act as a 'base' comparison when comparing other flavours of fervour.
I do not intend to get into a debate with you on this topic, therefore I won't bother telling you how I feel about such studies and documentation, other than to say that science loves to profess that it understands things that it does not.
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23 May 2011   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

The few Apple/Mac people I know are liberals for what ever reason. Their Apple/Mac is a religion/cult to them and they don't seem to care if every body knows. The reason for this is not known by me. The only thing I have noticed is all of them that I know believe the whole world is Disney Land and nobody in their family tree has ever been in the military and they all have a degree in some sort of liberal arts. Indian basket weaving, trumpet playing, Shakespeare or the like. I do live close to Oberlin College in Oberlin Ohio. I do get looked at strange when in that town; I have Vietnam Veteran plates on my car.
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23 May 2011   #19
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Layback Bear,

Then I would consider those stares as signs of honor, despite of whatever they may actually be. Sometimes it is good not to be amicably received by all people.
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23 May 2011   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Thanks for your reply seekermeister!!!
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