Don’t Talk Smack About My Mac

My friend called me the other day and asked if I wanted to have dinner with him. He sounded stressed and when I asked him about it he said that his laptop was O.O.O. (out-of-order). What’s wrong with it I asked. Caught a virus and other issues; it’s time for a new one he said. I asked him how long he’d had his laptop and he said two years. I’ve had my Mac for six years I said. You still working with that thirteen incher he asked. Yeah I said. Macs suck he said. Why I asked. So he gave a slew of reasons and began to talk some serious smack about my Mac. He said that Macs limit you, Macs aren’t customizable, Macs are for slackers, PCs have more apps, you get more for your money with a PC, and blah blah blah blah blah.

I don’t know anything about the Mac vs. PC debate, but I suspect it’s all about preference. I do know that my Mac has never caught a virus and I do know that my friend loves the adult sites (rife with digital bacteria). So I said, maybe your laptop got a virus from those girly websites you’re always going to. How do you know about that he asked. You keep emailing me naked pictures of girls from those sites I said. I need to take you off my mailing list he said and gave me another email for correspondence.

Then he said your Mac is ancient; why don’t you buy a new one. My Mac still works I said. Yeah, but you should buy a new computer every couple of years he said. Why I asked. So you can get the latest and the greatest; technology moves so fast that if you don’t change and keep up you’ll get left behind he said. Are you going to change I asked. Yeah, I’m thinking of just chucking this baby and getting this laptop I saw on CNET (porn for techies). Isn’t your old one salvageable I asked. Maybe, but I wanted a new one anyway he said.

Then I thought about me and my Mac. He isn’t perfect. Sure he’s had problems but we’ve always been able to get through them. We had very good insurance for a while–Apple Care Protection Plan. And when the plan expired, there were little glitches that Apple still fixed at no charge and by that time I had bonded with my Mac and learned to use him to his full potential. I’ve upgraded his software and had some hardware replaced and he’s almost as good as new (except for a few scratches and stains). He’s outlasted two boyfriends, he’s filled with my words, work and thoughts and about a thousand bookmarked sites. I am my Mac and my Mac is me. But someday I know that our union will end–he’ll give out–he’ll turn off completely. I don’t know how long we have together, but until that day comes I will love him and use him until he just can’t take me anymore.

So, you ever gonna change your Mac to a PC he asked. I told him that I wasn’t oriented that way and that I was still happy with my Mac. You’re a creature of habit he said. Then I told him that I was on CNET and there’s a new laptop review that he might be interested in. What is it he asked. I’ll email you the link I said.

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27 Responses to Don’t Talk Smack About My Mac

  1. magsx2 says:

    I have a few friends that have a Mac, and they love them, and have never had too much trouble with them. I don’t have a Mac, but I think it does come down to personal preference more than anything else, it would be a boring world if we all liked the same thing. 🙂

  2. I had a Mac almost 20 years ago and loved it! Finally going back – my new Mac arrives tomorrow!!! Yippee!

  3. Harnew says:

    I LOVE my MacBook Pro. I just wish I waited a few months to have got the latest one. Reminds me of that Best Buy commercial

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      I haven’t seen the Best Buy commercial. I got the 1st gen iTouch and wish I waited just one month before Apple released the 2nd gen. I love everything about Apple. I’m a long time convert. I’m part of a cult I guess … thanks for visiting and I hope you come back again 🙂

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      I haven’t seen the Best Buy commercial. I got the 1st gen iTouch and wish I waited just one month before Apple released the 2nd gen. I love everything about Apple. I’m a long time convert. I’m part of a cult I guess … thanks for visiting and I hope you come back again 🙂

      • Harnew says:

        Oh it’s a commercial about what we went through. How you buy something then a newer version of it comes out a month later. I will be back 🙂

  4. I have to say, before I started working at my current job in a newspaper, I was pretty adamantly PC. I thought they were more convenient and easier to use. But I found that the longer I worked at my job on the campus newspaper, the more oriented I got to the Mac and…well, the more I liked it.

    I’ve had my current netbook for a year, and it’s already had to be completely reformatted because of viruses twice–even with antivirus protection, which gets to be expensive. Now, I’m looking into getting a Mac for that reason specifically. They seem to last a while and are really safe. And everyone I know that has one adores them, a sentiment that I can’t say many PC owners share. In fact, I hate having to get a new computer every couple of years. It would be a lot nicer if they just lasted!

    (PS–I found it really amusing that your Mac is a “he” and has outlasted two boyfriends!)

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      Yes, “he” has outlasted them and he’s never once broken my heart 🙂 Have you been to the Apple store? You’ll love it. And the sales people, for the most part, are always very helpful and knowledgeable.

  5. I really like this post. I have been a Mac user for a few years now, having been PC forever before. I would never switch back. I now have an iPhone and an iPad. For whatever reason, (maybe the TED talk below explains it best), I really love Apple products.

    Thanks for putting a like onto my blog.

  6. Shonnie says:

    I am a big time mac girl! I love my iMac, and my MacBook Pro, both of which are several years old. My last Mac laptop was well over 6 years old and just recently died. Between my son, and my daughter we have 4 mac’s and one PC, because the accountant wants his info from a PC!

  7. hollyjb says:

    I remember in middle school having the cool coloured Macs….Then at University the Music Faculty has Macs in the computer lab. I personally have a PC (6 years old, is still living, but I’m not sure for how long…it just has to last until January), but am thinking of switching to a Mac after. Not that I really need Microsoft Word, but now that it’s compatible with Mac, why not go to Mac? I just read fanfiction, watch videos, read blogs, listen to music…what better comp. for that but a Mac? I’ve also had a lot of friends who have switched over and fell in love.

    Luckily I know a guy who works in an Apple store, I’ll have him show me around once I get back to Canada and can afford a new computer. I love my iPod, am thinking I’m leaning more towards iPhone than Blackberry (my Dad and sister both have a BB), would love an iPad, and just love the way Apple looks. I NEVER use Windows Media Player, I’m iTunes all the way and I even used Safari for a bit and loved it.

    I also love Mac keyboards. Aesthetics are important to me (to a point). The one thing I never liked was the fact that you couldn’t right click with the mouse. But now I guess you can get a special mouse for Mac that has a right click button and if so….I’m definitely switching. If not, I’m still switching I’ll just have to take more time learning the different keyboard commands!

    Sorry for the long, long, long comment. I can be long winded when I rant/get excited over something. ^_^

    • Lafemmeroar says:

      If you’ve had your PC for six years, then that’s a good one. But yes, do consider a Mac next time. You won’t regret it 🙂 I’m thinking about the iPhone as well.

      • hollyjb says:

        It’s an Acer and really, in the grand scheme of things I haven’t had any real problems with it. Meaning I’ve never paid to get it fixed, but a friend of mine reformatted it for free this summer. Definitely getting a Mac next time though!

        • Lafemmeroar says:

          Oh, the Acers are pretty good. Is this the one you’ve had for six years? I didn’t know they’ve been around that long. The good thing about PCs is that many people know how to fix them. My brother is techie, but he won’t touch a Mac.

    • hollyjb says:

      Yeah, I’ve had my Acer for 6 years this September. It’s my first ever laptop. My sister got an Acer the year after, but something went wonky right after she got it :S. I lost a bunch of pics from my friend’s wedding b/c of that. And yeah, ppl know more about fixing PC’s, but then again, w/ Mac’s there aren’t as many problems right? Lol. Well, I’ll just have to make sure my friend that works at an Apple store can hook me up if I need help.

      • Lafemmeroar says:

        There are some problems with Macs, but Apple has such great CS. If makers of PC had the same service (and anti-virus) I’d go for a PC. But they don’t like I said, once you go Mac you never go back. You’ll see 🙂 Are you still in school? Maybe you can get a student discount. Check on that.

    • hollyjb says:

      Nope, no longer in school. Actually, today was commencement. I thought of this as I sat writing my French test, blech. But I finished first and did my oral test so next week we have off and the next I just go to look at my results and then I’m free till September!

    • hollyjb says:

      Well, I guess my family visiting me for 3 weeks and travelling through parts of France, Switzerland, Germany and back to Belgium count as something fun! I’m certainly looking forward to it. ^_^

  8. supernaut says:

    Not a Mac, but I am aching for a Linux laptop right now. Considering the state of things, the home ministry (a.k.a. my better half) will not be delighted with the purchase of a new machine – and she prefers PC.

    So I guess I will have to wait for some more time…

    On another note – I’ve added you to my blogroll; would appreciate if you could do likewise.

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