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iamashraful123 On May 15, 2013

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#1New Post! Apr 26, 2013 @ 11:50:25
Why apple computer are so popular, what is the top secrete?
boxer On June 16, 2016

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#2New Post! Apr 26, 2013 @ 12:02:46
It was nice meeting you.. See you in your next iteration later today.
townie_guy On May 07, 2013

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#3New Post! Apr 26, 2013 @ 13:03:06
Its simple really. The market is dominated by Apple, Microsoft and Linux/Unix.

Linux/Unix - is open source mostly. You can pay for support, however it is not especially intuitive, so a lot of people are scared to use it.

Microsoft - Microsoft are responsible for WIndows (both home use and Server). However they are only in charge of the software. They do not support the hardware, they just recommend what should work and what will not. However this means that they only have to pay for software R&D.

Apple however, not only produce software. They produce hardware and garuntee that it is all compatible. There is (as far as I am aware) no issue about drivers, compatible hardware, etc. This is all taken care of by Apple. Also it is all pre configured and the interface is usable by simpletons. However it is very hard to tweak or modify the Apple OS and it is not very customisable like windows or Linux/Unix are.

3rd Party Vendors - If you are wondering why you can buy a PC from Dell, Compaq, etc. The company will garuntee the OS working on their hardware config. But if you update it yourself with you lose warantee and have no garuntee of it being compatible with the current setup.
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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Here and there,
#4New Post! Apr 26, 2013 @ 16:13:05
Except Microsoft has a large hardware division, and is now manufacturing PCs.
townie_guy On May 07, 2013

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#5New Post! Apr 26, 2013 @ 16:13:52
@jonnythan Said

Except Microsoft has a large hardware division, and is now manufacturing PCs.


Should be interesting.
Grrrl On June 01, 2014




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#6New Post! Apr 26, 2013 @ 16:25:35
It's also probably worth mentioning that if you work in the creative sector, Apple Macs are the industry standard. I'm not quite sure what the technical reasons are, but Apple computers seem to do a much better job of running Adobe suite applications like Photoshop or Illustrator.
townie_guy On May 07, 2013

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#7New Post! Apr 26, 2013 @ 16:29:24
@Grrrl Said

It's also probably worth mentioning that if you work in the creative sector, Apple Macs are the industry standard. I'm not quite sure what the technical reasons are, but Apple computers seem to do a much better job of running Adobe suite applications like Photoshop or Illustrator.


I have noticed that. Im really not an Apple Fan myself. Just dont like the OS. Even owning an ipod is a sin that I committed.
chaski On about 7 hours ago
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#8New Post! Apr 26, 2013 @ 16:33:43
@iamashraful123 Said

Why apple computer are so popular, what is the top secrete?


Because they are great!




PS: Get an avatar!
Grrrl On June 01, 2014




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#9New Post! Apr 26, 2013 @ 16:39:45
@townie_guy Said

I have noticed that. Im really not an Apple Fan myself. Just dont like the OS. Even owning an ipod is a sin that I committed.


They just take getting used to really. Windows is so second nature to most people at this point that I can see why it might be frustrating.
I'm a fan of the hardware mostly though, maybe they make better machines now, but the last Microsoft computer I had was super noisy and took up twice as much space as my Mac does since it wasn't all in one unit, despite having a considerably smaller monitor.
someone_else_again On January 23, 2016
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#10New Post! Apr 26, 2013 @ 17:19:35
@Grrrl Said

They just take getting used to really. Windows is so second nature to most people at this point that I can see why it might be frustrating.
I'm a fan of the hardware mostly though, maybe they make better machines now, but the last Microsoft computer I had was super noisy and took up twice as much space as my Mac does since it wasn't all in one unit, despite having a considerably smaller monitor.


We had a Mac for the first year that I worked at my job. I'm hoping it was because it was old but that thing was the slowest piece of crap computer I've ever seen in my life. Just trying to maintain a check ledger (4-5 entries in one day) took 10 minutes.

Everything else was so different I just couldn't get used to it. It took me almost a year to figure out how to change the size of my windows. I think I had to Google it. I also had to watch a YouTube video to find out how to make it print in grayscale.

The Mac and I are not friends. I can feel it staring at me from the cubby hole it sits in.
Grrrl On June 01, 2014




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#11New Post! Apr 26, 2013 @ 17:30:26
@someone_else_again Said

We had a Mac for the first year that I worked at my job. I'm hoping it was because it was old but that thing was the slowest piece of crap computer I've ever seen in my life. Just trying to maintain a check ledger (4-5 entries in one day) took 10 minutes.

Everything else was so different I just couldn't get used to it. It took me almost a year to figure out how to change the size of my windows. I think I had to Google it. I also had to watch a YouTube video to find out how to make it print in grayscale.

The Mac and I are not friends. I can feel it staring at me from the cubby hole it sits in.


Yeah, that doesn't sound great! But I think part of my point about Windows being so natural to people shows up in your comment. You sound annoyed about having to Google how to work a simple function, but "in the beginning" everybody needed teaching how to use PCs, they're not all that intuitive, we've just all learnt how to work them now.
someone_else_again On January 23, 2016
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, Washington
#12New Post! Apr 26, 2013 @ 17:35:56
@Grrrl Said

...I think part of my point about Windows being so natural to people shows up in your comment. You sound annoyed about having to Google how to work a simple function, but "in the beginning" everybody needed teaching how to use PCs, they're not all that intuitive, we've just all learnt how to work them now.



Absolutely. My intent was to support that.

I'd worked with Windows for 20 years before ever touching a Mac. Old habits die hard and Windows habits do weird things on a Mac.
Grrrl On June 01, 2014




, United Kingdom
#13New Post! Apr 26, 2013 @ 17:42:58
@someone_else_again Said

Absolutely. My intent was to support that.

I'd worked with Windows for 20 years before ever touching a Mac. Old habits die hard and Windows habits do weird things on a Mac.


Oh sorry! I think I must have gone into "Defend Apple!" mode after over imagining your abandoned Mac sobbing quietly in its cubby hole.
someone_else_again On January 23, 2016
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, Washington
#14New Post! Apr 26, 2013 @ 18:37:13
@Grrrl Said

Oh sorry! I think I must have gone into "Defend Apple!" mode after over imagining your abandoned Mac sobbing quietly in its cubby hole.



I doubt it's sobbing. I think it's raging.
townie_guy On May 07, 2013

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#15New Post! Apr 26, 2013 @ 19:09:00
@someone_else_again Said

Absolutely. My intent was to support that.

I'd worked with Windows for 20 years before ever touching a Mac. Old habits die hard and Windows habits do weird things on a Mac.


They should just bring back DOS. Then you just tye what you want your computer to do.

On my linux box I even have a command line web browser and email client.

Although the web browser is kinda limited.
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