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    Why do Mac users constantly have to justify themselves?
    Hi all,

    I have recently started using a mac and have got into a really good game. But when they update it and I get an error I say something on their blog like everyone else does. But as soon as I mention mac the first suggestions are "it's because your using a mac" or "just get a pc". This has happened on several forums with several programs.

    I'm sure lots of people get this. I never realised that I had to justify to the world why I bought a mac. Starting to get a bit tired of it now because it's hard to find the helpful answers amongst the crap.

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    We Mac users justify having one because there is nothing like one. Windows works on multiple hardware variations- Mac OS X works on what Apple designs. There truly is NOTHING like a Mac. Everything works. And if some people don't understand it, let them figure it out.
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    I never really have felt a need to justify myself yet. I'm new to Mac as well. I REALLY liked Windows 7. Have nothing bad to say about the OS itself, and anyone that says the OS is not competent or doesn't work as well simply doesn't know better. It's the EQUIPMENT that can be troublesome, for me. I don't know much about gaming, so I'm not sure how they work as far as that goes, I only have 3 games for my Mac and very seldom play them. So the use of Macs for that may still yet be difficult I guess?

    It's simply not an issue with Macs. OS X is designed to run on a Mac. Macs are designed to run OS X. It works. If you buy something from the Apple store, there are no worries (unless you're running a very old Mac I guess?) You go home. Plug it in. Install it. Whatever you do with it and it simply works. I love it, and to me, it's worth everything for that. I don't have to buy a program/component I want, and then worry all the way home "will it work with my particular machine or will there be a driver error?"

    Most people who ask why we bought Macs would understand if they ran one for just a week.
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    Macs are not exactly known for gaming. They can but the hardware for Macs are limited, especially if you are trying to game on a notebook.

    Those people are kind of right when it comes to gaming. Get a Windows machine for that. For everything else I would use my Mac over Windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DescendeadRose View Post
    I never really have felt a need to justify myself yet. I'm new to Mac as well. I REALLY liked Windows 7. Have nothing bad to say about the OS itself, and anyone that says the OS is not competent or doesn't work as well simply doesn't know better. It's the EQUIPMENT that can be troublesome, for me. I don't know much about gaming, so I'm not sure how they work as far as that goes, I only have 3 games for my Mac and very seldom play them. So the use of Macs for that may still yet be difficult I guess?

    It's simply not an issue with Macs. OS X is designed to run on a Mac. Macs are designed to run OS X. It works. If you buy something from the Apple store, there are no worries (unless you're running a very old Mac I guess?) You go home. Plug it in. Install it. Whatever you do with it and it simply works. I love it, and to me, it's worth everything for that. I don't have to buy a program/component I want, and then worry all the way home "will it work with my particular machine or will there be a driver error?"

    Most people who ask why we bought Macs would understand if they ran one for just a week.
    Exactly the reason I switched years ago my friends that had Mac's would always say we don't have that problem when I would complain about something not working and while its not perfect the Apple experience has been better for me.

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    Wow, I have to say in all my years using Macs, I never have had a constant need to defend having one. I wonder where all the haters are hiding when I'm around?
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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb View Post
    Wow, I have to say in all my years using Macs, I never have had a constant need to defend having one. I wonder where all the haters are hiding when I'm around?
    Depends where you hang out. They come in droves and like to attack in gangs of 5 or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    Depends where you hang out. They come in droves and like to attack in gangs of 5 or so.
    Oh, I stay out of those neighborhoods.
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    Shouldn't be too hard to dodge their attacks You can see right through Windows
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    This has happened on several forums
    Consider the source. It's the internet and chair-bourne rangers run amok.
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    Just laugh and point out their virus, malware, spyware and Windows 2000, Me and Vista problems and they will get very defensive.

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    I always get these sort of comments from my one friend who works at Microsoft. But I always laugh, when he'll disconnect from our voice chat, then he'll come back with "Oh… I … mistakenly kicked my surge protector." I've caught him using that excuse twice!

    Another time, he interrupted me mid-sentence with, "I think I'm going to crash, wait a second… Okay, I'm good."

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    Quote Originally Posted by iWhat View Post
    Another time, he interrupted me mid-sentence with, "I think I'm going to crash, wait a secondů Okay, I'm good."
    Priceless. That's a classic moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iWhat View Post
    Another time, he interrupted me mid-sentence with, "I think I'm going to crash, wait a secondů Okay, I'm good."
    Was that on Chatroulette?
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