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Old 07-16-2017, 1:13 AM
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Default Looking for a new computer? Wanting to switch to a MAC? You might want to watch this.



This guy seems to be legit and straight forward about apple BULL****. Apple fan bois should not watch this.




This video is short- and gives you some insight on choosing a product better for YOUR needs.


This guy seems to have quite a few videos talking **** on apples as he repairs them... Good stuff to watch. You will learn a few things AND he has links for most of his hardware he is using.

He is in New York, but do not hold that against him.
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Old 07-16-2017, 2:03 AM
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and in other news, water is deemed "wet".

apple users dont buy them for their performance, ease of repair, upgradability, functionality, etc. they buy them for the life style and for the perceived simplicity.

apple has sold their products to the same people that bought pet rocks and those same people now buy fidget spinners.
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Yeah, I noted a marked drop in quality and serviceablity in the last decade, markedly in the last five years or so. The early stuff, while slow and not really supported anymore, is rock steady. I'm talking about pre-OSX stuff. I still run those machines in the shop since they're plenty fast for what they do interfacing with the machines or doing shop inventory and accounting.

I wouldn't buy a new Mac either and haven't bought a new one since, eh, 1994. They've all been used. Been inside plenty of them, even soldering on the boards and stuff like that. It's all just electronics. Nearly all of my customers are on Windows machines. They started on DOS or UNIX and I started on OS6. Different strokes.
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Old 07-16-2017, 3:52 AM
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The second video was funny as heck.
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Mac, not MAC.
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Thanks for the entertaining videos, OP. Subscribed. I abandoned the Apple-sphere back in 1995 and have not looked back. But I still buy an iphone for my wife every 2 years or so.
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That's funny, because anecdotal and all that, I have run my mac laptops longer and with less issues than any PC I have had on average.

I'm not in either camp, I use both between work and home.


The one issue with Mac, especially the newer stuff is it is very hard to fix. That being said, from what I have seen, that does not come up very often compare
To PC.

So it doesn't seem an issue to me.

But what do I know?
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Old 07-17-2017, 2:38 AM
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and in other news, water is deemed "wet".

apple users dont buy them for their performance, ease of repair, upgradability, functionality, etc. they buy them for the life style and for the perceived simplicity.

apple has sold their products to the same people that bought pet rocks and those same people now buy fidget spinners.
Video was not for you bud...

IT was made more for those who are thinking of switching to a mac.

Do you seriously think two videos that are truthful and realistic will convince or compel ANY apple/mac user to toss their crap? No. That mentality is a libtard mentality. And SOME people want to have a look at the longevity aspect. So here is what they are left with when it breaks. And of course, some mac/apple users are not moronic libtards either, but most of them are...
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I grew up as a PC guy for nearly all of my computing life. During that time, I've had some pretty heated arguments around PC vs Mac. Mac folks always trying to say how good Macs are.

Fast forward to 2013, since work was paying for it, I picked up a Macbook Pro just to see what the hype was all about.

From an aesthetic perspective, I wasn't disappointed. Usability was good, as was plug & play operation for adding external accessories (keyboard, monitors, storage). OS based on Linux seemed ok, too.

From an actual comparison to PC perspective, I was sorely disappointed. After hearing for years about how Macs were superior in every way to PC's, I experienced the same problems I did with PC's - system lockups, application crashes, bloated software, just to name a few that come to mind. I concluded that everything I could do on a Mac, I could do on a PC, and vice versa. Both platforms were strikingly similar in capability and in experiencing problems & issues.

Ultimately, I concluded it was a matter of personal preference & comfort / familiarity that should drive a user to one or the other.

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If you're adventurous you could build a Hackintosh. But off the shelf PC parts, buy MacOS, and have at it.

The only think Linux doesn't do 'great' is gaming. But it runs well on old, commodity hardware.

The majority of OS's in use today are derivatives or clones of Unix, except for Microsoft Windows.
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Changed jobs two years ago and used Macs for the first time. I agree, it had the same issues.
PCs are like ARs.
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I don't own a Mac because I've worked on them. I've owned them in the past, they were good. Now? They're crap. I have FAAAR less trouble out of PC's.

BTW, The dude in the video is 100% correct. I've had to deal with the same thing.

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Here is what I do NOT understand. How is it that apple is able to make these products with such poor heat dissipation and they still function? How is it possible to obtain some of this magic dust?

I ALSO do NOT understand the reasoning behind soldering an SSD to the logic board of a Mac. THAT makes NO sense to me whatsoever. That alone is putting a time limit on the laptop before you have to turn it in for a repair.

I was laughing at one of his videos but then I was thinking, So really Mac products seem to be time bombs and it is not a question of IF but rather WHEN they explode/break on you and you have to go to component level or you have to upgrade.

PC wise though, it seems as though I have always been able to swap out bad parts for good parts and fix things on pc based laptops.

And yes, I am HEAVILY biased against Macs. I hate the company. I totally hate Apple and most of their users (mainly for what they are).

BUT on that same note, I understand that there might be some magic in the hardware and I would LOVE to build a PC that I could run Mac OS whatever on as a dual boot. I think that would be cool.

AND, while I am on it, I STILL have yet to find ANY PC that had a PW on bootup and all I had to do to defeat it was remove a stick of RAM...
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To be fair there are some pc makers who do stupid stuff as well such as solider parts in. I would never own a mac. You can get two pcs for the price of a mac.
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To be fair there are some pc makers who do stupid stuff as well such as solider parts in. I would never own a mac. You can get two pcs for the price of a mac.
While this is true, Mac's are GLUED together. PC laptops are either screws, or snap together, or a combination of both.
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I did, then rolled it into Apple hardware in general, clearing things up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfrYOWlKJ_g
I thought I posted that vid a few times, but it looks like only once.
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