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Does it make you less of a geek because you don't like Apple products?

Not only can't I afford Apple products but I also ain't a fan of Apple.

asked Sep 02 '10 at 18:16

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A geek to me is someone who is passionate about something!

(Sep 04 '10 at 14:56) Burnham96 Burnham96's gravatar image

No. Like an Athlete's preference in their gear doesn't make them More/Less of an Athlete --- I feel a person's GEEK FACTOR is independent of their preference in gear.

That said --- You shouldn't limit yourself by eliminating Apple, Inc. products from your skill set =0p...

answered Sep 02 '10 at 18:24

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Of course not.

I don’t use Apple products but I’m still a geek. Geek is a type of attitude, Not what companies products one owns.

answered Sep 03 '10 at 21:23

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very true, i hate the 'apple is everything' attitude

(Sep 04 '10 at 16:53) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

I've been a geek since before being a geek was cool (riffing off an old country song, there, sorry.)

I've also been a geek since long before liking or using Apple products was cool.

Yes, you can most certainly be a geek even if you don't like or don't use Apple products. You should be able to articulate why you don't like or use them, though, for geek cred. Ideally, the reasoning should extend beyond the standard, "They cost too much" argument that the general, non-geeky public, tends to use.

answered Sep 03 '10 at 21:33

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In some people's opinion it would. But I don't think so. I like Macs and PC's.

answered Sep 03 '10 at 22:02

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HAHAH NO - it doesn't matter what you choose to use. At the end of the day Apple is just a tool/instrument... you are still the Geek at heart.

I mean, one could argue you might be LESS of a geek going toward Apple due to its status symbol and fundamentals instilled in removing interference from the OS.

If there was a Windows user, Linux user and OS X user, i would rank the Windows/Linux users above the general OS X user in terms of assumed geekiness... unless the OS X user lived in Terminal etc.

hahah but no, seriously, OS X, Windows or whatever your poison - these are all just tools...

answered Sep 03 '10 at 22:23

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No! If you use no apple products does not mean you are less of a geek. If you love technology than you are a computer geek.

answered Sep 04 '10 at 15:46

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