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I am just wondering why people are satisfied with their macs, what great features they have, the design, and much more. I have nothing against Apple computers so this question is just a "why not ask question". Also what's different with Apple computers from any other manufacturer. Feel free to put minor or major flaws too.

asked May 26 '11 at 19:02

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I'd say 95% satisfied. I like the fact that I haven't had to call for support and that I can switch from OS X to Windows and that there haven't been any hardware issues after 3 years of pretty heavy usage... The only thing I didn't like was a small heat issue which was fixed with smcFanControl.

answered May 27 '11 at 00:42

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edited May 27 '11 at 09:26

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I've had to reset the SMC before. It wasn't hard though.

answered May 26 '11 at 19:14

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Pretty much you can only be satisfied with a mac if you like oversimplicity, poor gaming, limited programming, and beauty-over-brains mindset. Our school has eMacs and they are the worst. The teachers hate them, and any student that actually wants to complete an assingment hates them.

answered May 27 '11 at 00:29

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Well considering they only have G4s in them, I can see why. And on the "poor gaming" part, the new iMacs (what most people would get) are pretty good with Crysis, so they aren't actually THAT bad with gaming, assuming you get a cheap copy of Windows.

(May 27 '11 at 00:41) HerpDerp HerpDerp's gravatar image

Well, PCs are generally considered to be the gaming brand. And what did I say to warrant a downvote? I gave my opinion backed up with personal experince.

(May 27 '11 at 08:13) iGeek3 iGeek3's gravatar image

Uhem...poor selection of gaming. Macs aren't bad at gaming, they just don't have a large selection of modern games.

eMacs are like 10 years old. What can you expect from a 10 year old computer? Let's look at a 10 year old Windows computer. It just got Windows XP, and it can't play any slightly modern games.

What do you mean by oversimplicity? Macs have a very simple UI for new users, and has the developer tools for more advanced users.

I use Windows nearly every day on my Mac for a Windows application that can't be used in OS X. I pretty much only use it for that, and when I'm done with it, I go back to OS X. I don't really have a problem with Windows, but I prefer to use OS X.

(May 27 '11 at 09:13) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image

I am very satisfied with my iMac. I mainly use Macs for production work, and I need a computer that is dependable. I have had issues with Windows in production work before, and when doing live video, I can't take the chance.

I also like the options that Apple gives me. It is not anywhere near as customizable as Windows or Linux, but the options that they give me, I use. I almost never touch most of the settings in Windows.

I have had some problems with Macs too. On my first Mac (PowerMac G4 MDD 1.25 GHz), I had a plethora of Flash issues. My Mac crashed (kernel panic) nearly twice a week, when overusing Adobe's Flash. On my two year old iMac, I've had only one major issue which was when I was making a video go to full screen (on YouTube).

With the few issues that I've had with Macs, and the great uptime that I've experienced, I am a proud Mac owner, and will continue to be one. When another product comes out that I think is better, I will buy it. So if you think that I'm just another fanboy, I'm just trying to get the most that I can out of my technology.

answered May 27 '11 at 09:27

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I love my Macs I have a 2009 24" iMac, the only downside with it is the obvious hard to get to inside components. It is my primary machine, I use it for all my productivity and other miscellaneous things. My MacBook which is a 2007 I believe is still a champ after having it for so long. I can bootcamp and/or VMWare when I have to use Windows for something. Will all the software out there I don't have that many needs besides staying current with what Windows is. I can open a ton of stuff on my iMac and it keeps on going every day. The biggest problem that Mac has and it is only partial Apple's fault is that flash sucks on Mac.

answered Jun 02 '11 at 05:56

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