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#1 Posted by jetsetwillie (857 posts) -

ive never really noticed before but all my mates that own MACS and iPhones are really trendy and cool, which great cloths and lots of women.

where as most of my PC owning friends are all pretty geeky looking. Video game tshirts, body odour, long hair, beards, no chance of a girlfriend

is this something you guys have notice too ?

#2 Posted by Swoxx (3006 posts) -

No, and I own both apple products and a gaming PC, so what does that make me?

#3 Posted by jetsetwillie (857 posts) -

@Swoxx said:

No, and I own both apple products and a gaming PC, so what does that make me?

i think its called bi-curious

#4 Posted by CptChiken (1987 posts) -

Im sure that it has fuck all to do with what computers they have.

#5 Posted by tekmojo (2302 posts) -

I prefer nerd brah.

#6 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

I'm a cool geek, then

#7 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3489 posts) -

Rubbish.

#8 Posted by Imsorrymsjackson (855 posts) -

I reported this because I think you might be an idiot.

#9 Posted by CheapPoison (743 posts) -

I approve of this message.

Proud nerd myself in those terms too :p

#10 Posted by Inkerman (1455 posts) -

Macs are for people who want to do specific things, usually not too tech or game related.

PCs are for people who want to do a wide variety of things, especially tech or game related.

Any cool/uncool breakdown of those two MASSIVE groups is your own.

#11 Posted by AlexW00d (6389 posts) -

In your case, half of your friends are bellends and half are smelly.

The kind of people who advertise they own Macs are the kind who only have Macs to seem cool.

Anyway, Linux is totally the OS for nerds.

#12 Edited by BlinkyTM (1054 posts) -

@ZeForgotten said:

I'm a cool geek, then

I was going to say that!

I have a Macbook and a Desktop.

#13 Posted by BeachThunder (12296 posts) -

PC is are for geeks?

#14 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

Wasn't there a time long ago when Windows was the easy-to-use cool system and Macs needed brains? I think there was.

#15 Edited by Maginnovision (488 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

Wasn't there a time long ago when Windows was the easy-to-use cool system and Macs needed brains? I think there was.

I don't think that's true. Macs have always been simple, and for the tech-handicapped windows has required you to think.

#16 Edited by FancySoapsMan (5855 posts) -

Mac users are the scourge of the planet.

#17 Posted by Hector (3375 posts) -

I'm a Mac user. I'm a geek too.

#18 Posted by SathingtonWaltz (2053 posts) -

@Maginnovision said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

Wasn't there a time long ago when Windows was the easy-to-use cool system and Macs needed brains? I think there was.

I don't think that's true. Macs have always been simple, and for the tech-handicapped windows has required you to think.

It's also important to note that nearly all of the tech-illiterate I've met are Windows users, mainly because they don't know any alternatives exist. I know that a lot of these people judge a computers speed and power based around what version of Windows it comes with. I remember my grandma telling me that she has one of the fastest computers because it's a "Windows 7 Ultimate Pentium model." lol old people.

#19 Posted by AlisterCat (5710 posts) -

You sure do seem judgemental for a troll on a videogame website.

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#20 Posted by imsh_pl (3298 posts) -
@AlexW00d said:

Anyway, Linux is totally the OS for nerds.

Seconded. You haven't met a nerd unless you know a computer programmer. You'd be surprised how much they fit the flannel-shirt-glasses-no-social-life stereotype.
#21 Posted by usgrovers (166 posts) -

Don't feed the troll.

#22 Posted by groin (854 posts) -

@imsh_pl said:

@AlexW00d said:

Anyway, Linux is totally the OS for nerds.

Seconded. You haven't met a nerd unless you know a computer programmer. You'd be surprised how much they fit the flannel-shirt-glasses-no-social-life stereotype.

I am a professional computer programmer. I own a Macbook and a Windows gaming PC. I do not have Linux installed on anything and I do not own any flannel shirts. You nailed the glasses part though.

#23 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@Maginnovision said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

Wasn't there a time long ago when Windows was the easy-to-use cool system and Macs needed brains? I think there was.

I don't think that's true. Macs have always been simple, and for the tech-handicapped windows has required you to think.

Macs are hardly simple, really if you strip down to the basics of needing to web browse a Mac doesn't make anything more simple than Windows, and that's all casual folk do with their computers.

Anyway the Apple products I have owned was because I thought they were the best at the time. I switched over from iPhone once Android got to 2.3 (and is I think, a better OS to use) and at home I use Windows on my PC and my laptop is a MacBook Air. I think Apple make the best laptops right now, the OS is perfect for touchpad gestures and nobody has made a touchpad anywhere near as good as the glass ones on MacBooks. Laptop manufacturers need to step it up, I'm so tired of non-Apple laptops having awful touchpads. (which really is sickeningly common)

#24 Posted by pw2566ch (480 posts) -

I'm going to go with money. Yeah, definitely money.

#25 Posted by elcalavera (347 posts) -

A lot of Mac users seem to care about image, at least at my university it seems that every law or economics (here considered to be the "posh" majors) student has a Macbook whereas the sciences dudes have regular ass laptops from Asus or whatever. (I have an Air, 'cus it's the best.)

#26 Edited by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@Maginnovision said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

Wasn't there a time long ago when Windows was the easy-to-use cool system and Macs needed brains? I think there was.

I don't think that's true. Macs have always been simple, and for the tech-handicapped windows has required you to think.

False subjective view based on limited experience with those who use the other OS. Apple has found a way to streamline various parts of their operating system to heavily increase everyday workflow and productivity, especially for those in a creative field, like anything artistic, or music related. Unfortunately, the Windows OS may have more customization options, but their lack of a user-friendly system throws productivity out of the window and leaves them still, after so long, fumbling in the dark. No amount of customization can help the Windows platform for those who work fast and need their OS to work faster. I know this because I work on Apple OSs, but because of work, I've been forced to switch to Windows. There is no cure except throwing it out of the window. This is just my opinion, at least.
#27 Edited by DjCmeP (1148 posts) -

Apple products are for hipsters/cool kids/stupid rich kids.

#28 Posted by jetsetwillie (857 posts) -

@AlisterCat said:

You sure do seem judgemental for a troll on a videogame website.

im not judging anyone. im just saying what i see as roy walker would say

#29 Posted by billy_batson (20 posts) -

Macs suck.
BB

#30 Posted by Zembosis (100 posts) -

Glad I'm not cool

#31 Posted by AlisterCat (5710 posts) -

@jetsetwillie said:

@AlisterCat said:

You sure do seem judgemental for a troll on a videogame website.

im not judging anyone. im just saying what i see as roy walker would say

Do as Jimmy Saville would do and then we're talking.

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#32 Edited by Commisar123 (1798 posts) -

Its true if you don't have a Mac you're not creative (yes I stole that joke but I use a PC)

#33 Posted by Simplexity (1382 posts) -

I have no intention of writing a screenplay anytime soon, nor do I own any turtlenecks so Macs seem pointless to me.

#34 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

nope, macs and windows are for everyone. i've seen different people who use macs.

#35 Posted by mordukai (7184 posts) -

@jetsetwillie said:

@Swoxx said:

No, and I own both apple products and a gaming PC, so what does that make me?

i think its called bi-curious

Don't you mean iCurious?

#36 Edited by Swoxx (3006 posts) -

@Mordukai said:

@jetsetwillie said:

@Swoxx said:

No, and I own both apple products and a gaming PC, so what does that make me?

i think its called bi-curious

Don't you mean iCurious?

zing, pow, boom.

@billy_batson said:

Macs suck.
BB

Hey everybody.

LOOK WHO'S BACK.

#37 Posted by Neferon (262 posts) -

@Mordukai said:

@jetsetwillie said:

@Swoxx said:

No, and I own both apple products and a gaming PC, so what does that make me?

i think its called bi-curious

Don't you mean iCurious?

Ba-dum-tsshhh

#38 Posted by Galiant (2195 posts) -

No. This topic is pointless and you're a stupid troll.

#39 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

Sorry, this is a troll thread right? The number of things that are pretty obviously faulty with every premise in OP is alarming.

#40 Posted by Aus_azn (2224 posts) -

Linux is for geeks.

Windows is for people who are more computer-savvy but otherwise normal.

Macs are for people who have far too much money to burn on an easy-to-use, hands-off machine and are too lazy/incompetent to learn how to use a PC themselves. Or they belong to the very exclusive group of people who actually need a Mac, read as graphic designers/media specialists.

#41 Posted by MikkaQ (10334 posts) -

Well yeah Apple is the popular trendy computers to get. They're stylish, expensive and sleek. They're like the Mercedes of the computer world.

But I use both. I like Apple computers for lifestyle stuff, music, movies, e-mail, websurfing etc, then use my PC as a desktop workstation. After they went a fucked up Final Cut Pro, I switched to Premiere Pro, and since my PC is the most powerful thing I have, I started using that to edit video, which boy, is a weird-ass transition. Never ever thought I'd be doing that.

#42 Posted by Zelyre (1262 posts) -

I own both. Three PCs, and when it came time to replace my XPS13, I went with a 13" Macbook Pro. In my office, I use a Mac Pro and a HP desktop.

Portability and power were the two biggest issues for me. I needed a laptop that was no bigger or heavier than my XPS13. For my work needs, the Macbook's ability to snap in to a usable desktop the moment the lid is opened is a huge plus. I open the lid, log in, and I'm ready to work. If I need to do things in a Windows environment, I can open the lid, boot 7 in a virtual machine, and be up and running faster than it takes my XPS13 to come out of sleep mode. I can fire up Backtrack inside OSX.

And, as much as I hate to say it, the track pad is unlike any Windows based laptop.

That, and the biggest thing that sold me was the ability to remove the super drive and put in a second SSD.

The Macbook may have been more expensive, but it's been worth the price premium to me. It's not a $1k+ facebook machine, it's a portable work horse. And, once I upgrade in two years, I'll still be able to find some hipster who will pay a premium for a Facebook machine with a glowy apple logo; unlike my XPS13 which I had to dump on family members.

#43 Edited by mac_n_nina (272 posts) -

@jetsetwillie said:

ive never really noticed before but all my mates that own MACS and iPhones are really trendy and cool, which great cloths and lots of women.

where as most of my PC owning friends are all pretty geeky looking. Video game tshirts, body odour, long hair, beards, no chance of a girlfriend

is this something you guys have notice too ?

That's usually how it goes. People who like to look good and take care of themselves also like products that look good and are cutting edge. It's not your average PC user who is like that it's the PC gamer and this has been proven over and over again hell just go to the PC forums here and look for posts where people post pictures of themselves and you'll see what I mean. Even better read IGN's article of who not to play games with on thanksgiving and look at the PC gamer. Here is the link

#44 Posted by Stonyman65 (2822 posts) -

Actually, from my experience the geeks use Linux, the normal people use PCs, and the tech illiterate/trendy people use Macs.

However, there are exceptions to the rule.

#45 Edited by Jeust (10822 posts) -

The word du jour is trendy. Having Mac is normally an effect of being both a avid consumer and trendy. And also generally with cash to spare.

#46 Edited by Franstone (1149 posts) -

Macs are for yuppies and people who are afraid of or too stupid to use a PC.

Thank god I'm aware that being trendy actually isn't cool, it's exactly the opposite.

I'll stick with my PC regardless of what the machine makes you believe is cool.

Damn sheep will buy into anything.

; )

Oh shit, I'm late for my flash mob...

#47 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

I see a lot of moms in the kitchen, by your logic the kitchen is where the moms belong

#48 Posted by Sweep (8950 posts) -

We heard you like to troll so we put a troll in your thread so you can troll while you troll.

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