Tuesday, February 19th 2008

Blogger Compiles List of 50 Reasons to Switch to Mac OS X

Somebody took the time and effort to write a fairly neutral list of reasons why people should switch from any Microsoft operating system to Mac OS X. The full list is available at the source link, but I think you might be interested in what made the top five.
  • It seems that the future of Windows development is happening largely for corporate environments and customers.
  • Excellent power management in OS X. When I close the lid to my MacBook Pro, it falls asleep. When I open the lid to my MacBook Pro, it wakes up. Imagine that!
  • I’m ready to experience different frustrations. OS X isn’t perfect, certainly - but I already see its noticeably more stable than Windows Vista has been. Kernel Panics at least look prettier than BSODs.
  • There’s more interesting, useful, beautiful, and affordable software being developed for OS X
  • VMWare Fusion
Source: Some Blog on the Interweb
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96 Comments on Blogger Compiles List of 50 Reasons to Switch to Mac OS X

#1
Ravenas
by: zekrahminator
Somebody took the time and effort to write a fairly neutral list of reasons why people should switch from any Microsoft operating system to Mac OS X. The full list is available at the source link, but I think you might be interested in what made the top five.

Source: Some Blog on the Interweb
I'm sorry, but that guy is completely weird...He may be true about his reasons, but the fact is another person could come up with 50 reasons to switch to Vista. It's personal preference, and both have their values and their flaws. I'm glad this guy stayed neutral on the subject.
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#2
adamdon89
Stopped reading at 32... this just fills me with anger lol.
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#3
Jimmy 2004
TBH, one of the main reasons that I'm sticking to Windows is that more applications support it and I can't be bothered to learn how to use a completely different OS when Windows does everything I need it to - which I'm not convinced a Mac would.
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#4
ShadowFold
Hey mac OSX user wanna play some games? Oooooh yea sorry...
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#5
Ravenas
I can play any Windows game or run any Windows App on a my Mac, but I can't play any Mac game on my PC or run Mac software on Windows (besides Safari and a few others) :cry:
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#7
Darknova
by: Ravenas
I can play any Windows game or run any Windows App on a my Mac, but I can't play any Mac game on my PC or run Mac software on Windows (besides Safari and a few others) :cry:
Without VMware or emulating a Windows OS? I don't think so.

No offence, but what's the point in using ANY other non-windows OS, if you've then got to emulate Windows to use certain programs....
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#8
Exceededgoku
Both are good operating systems in different aspects... Fact of the matter is Apple manages to get away with selling their products at a massively increased price (paying for service packs?!) for a product that is akin to a car that doesn't run on any fuel that petrol stations can provide and requires it's own petrol station.
That being said if I was buying a laptop based purely on work and stability I think I would go for Apple.
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#9
lemonadesoda
OMG, Yawn.

I read the first three, then skimmed another 5 or so.

What an enormously long and boring list. This guy obviously HASNT got a job. THATS VERY CLEAR... The way he's bitching #1 about "I'm not in a corporate environment and because of that, software isnt designed for cool hipster alternative dropouts like me".

OMG if it wasnt for the corporate environment that has driven so much of the technology and software we have today... what would there be? A few games, iTunes, and probably not must more (worth commenting on). What a twit.

I do wish we could "mark down bloggers" with a GROAN. So that there blog site gets blacklisted.
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#10
Ehstii
by: Darknova
Without VMware or emulating a Windows OS? I don't think so.

No offence, but what's the point in using ANY other non-windows OS, if you've then got to emulate Windows to use certain programs....
you dont have to emulate.

you can natively boot microsoft OS on a mac.
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#11
das müffin mann
apple does has their positive aspects atm, like the decreased risk in obtaining nasty virus, which has got me wondering how long before hackers and virus making dicks focus their attention on macs just as much as pc's, with their increasing market share thats bound to happen, granted i do like their video editing software, its relatively simple to use and effective, the macbook air is impressive, although there are several pc versions out that cost about the same ie Toshiba's pc version, i've used both and in my opinion i think pc's are better because they do a much better job of suiting my needs, my stepmom owns a graphic design company and for her macs are better, granted i will debate this with her on almost every occasion but whatever, although one thing that macs are far superior in is their marketing campaign i mean their mac vs. pc commercials are bloody effective, even pc fanboys have to admit those commercials are good, especially if you don't know a whole lot about computers to begin with those can really sway your opinion
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#12
ghost101
The guys an idiot. I read the first 30 and windows does pretty much everything he's said.

Some that stuck out

-Windows can VMware, not just OSX
-Background defragging which happens in vista doesnt mean you dont need it. Besides it setup on my installation to do that every week when im away.
-No windows updates till service packs -> Is he stupid?
-Boot Camp -> PCs dont need fancy software to install other OSs
-Time Machine -> Windows can use any NAS drive and not just rip off Apple ones
-Joining wireless easier in OSX -> How?
-VLC -> How is VLC unique to osx?
-Firefox/Opera/etc. -> See above.

Cant be bothered with anymore.
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#13

#33 -A Mac costs about the same as a comparable Windows PC - for hardware and (for argument’s sake for those who don’t believe me) bundled software.

Ahhh bundled software... software which nobody cares about and you could probably find "free" on the internet. 500$ worth of hardware but 1500$ in software! Buy Me!
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#15
WhiteLotus
i agree with Ravenas here 100% - all about personal preference
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by: das müffin mann
correction $1500 worth of software sold at $2500
:banghead: Damn you got me :(
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#17
ghost101
To be fair some are valid. Remote Desktop on XP/vista sucks. Its a shame most reasons given are rubbish, some are just repeats of others as well.
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#19
Scrizz
by: Ehstii
you dont have to emulate.

you can natively boot microsoft OS on a mac.
you can do the same with a pc run osx on a pc google it :laugh: ;)
pc ftw :toast: :nutkick: :rockout:
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#20
candle_86
by: Ravenas
I can play any Windows game or run any Windows App on a my Mac, but I can't play any Mac game on my PC or run Mac software on Windows (besides Safari and a few others) :cry:
why bother, most decent 3d party apps are on both if its on mac
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#21
imperialreign
nothing to worry about y'all - this guy is just living up to the Mac user stereotype, that's all.

*He comes across as if he knows beyond a shadow of a doubt WTF he is talking about
*He believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that a Mac is superior to any PC
*He conveys the idea that you're a better human if you use a Mac because you're helping the environment and all
*He's writing in a blog - (seriously, how many Mac users write a daily/weekly blog?!)
*He had enough free time to compile and fabricate such a list

*He probably drives a Toyota hybrid
*He was probably sipping $5 coffe from Starbucks while writting this blog
*He probably routinely visits a day spa
*He's more than likely a memeber of the National Arbor Foundation, and write religiously to the EPA
*He probably complains about gas prices, but drives 1000 miles for a ski trip in Aspen twice a year
*need I go on?

see supporting thread here: http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=53018
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#22
Wile E
Power User
I'm gonna say it again for everyone that says otherwise (as it seems I have to do in every thread pertaining to Macs): Macs are NOT overpriced, with the exception of maybe the notebooks. Build a PC with the same components, build quality and features as a Mac, and you'll spend the same amount of money. Sometimes more, as in the case of the all-in-ones like the iMac. You get much less for your money by buying the PC equivalent.

EDIT: That's not to say OS X or Macs are for everyone or better in any way. There are pros and cons to both PCs and Macs.
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#23
Mussels
Moderprator
oh god. tjhis guy is an idiot. i will give a few remarks, and then go away before i explode from his stupid.

by: macfag
# Excellent power management in OS X. When I close the lid to my MacBook Pro
I’m ready to experience different frustrations. OS X isn’t perfect, certainly - but I already see its noticeably more stable than Windows Vista has been. Kernel Panics at least look prettier than BSODs. :) Seriously, I just find OS X’s update schedule to be more to my liking - instead of waiting for gigantic service packs, I get minor point releases along the way to major revisions to the OS. Bugs are going to happen, but knowing that showstopping / security bugs are likely to be squished quicker gives me amazing peace of mind.


Windows update? Hmmmmmm? who cares about pretty, BSOD save the hardware/software from damage and corruption, so i dont care what it looks like.

by: macfag
There’s more interesting, useful, beautiful, and affordable software being developed for OS X. If you still believe that there’s no software for “the Mac,” you’re simply a fool who hasn’t done his or her research.

Or... we arent fools and macs have next to nothing compared to the amount of software available for windows.

No offense to any mac users here, but that douche deserves the title macfag.
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#24
beyond_amusia
I can set up Windows to do many of those things, and Windows will run on FAR more hardware, and Windows is not locked on to one over priced platform. Seriously, all these damn Mac fan boys should concider that Windows is less of a monoply when you concider the Mac OS can only be legally run on a Mac, whereas Windows can be run on any Itanium or x86-x64 based system. I would gladly use OS X on my PC if it was possible, but Windows would still be my primary OS.
Someone should sue Apple to open their OS to other PCs... hehe.
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#25
candle_86
let him say what he wants, untill Crysis and CSS run on mac, im staying put cause its funny to laugh at the mac noobs

Mac its so simple and user friendly we dont let you tweak it cause you might break it
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