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First off, some history. This is my very first Mac. A friend of mine wanted some help with his craptop, so he brought it over and I used my computer to look up a few things for him.

Nothing odd so far. Then at work he's mentions the fact that I own an iMac and all of a sudden, I'm "Pretentious" and a "Tech snob". I didn't even say anything about how ****** the XP boxes are at work or why 2 people on my crew had to reformat due to viruses or any easy quip like that.

I was pretty much minding my own biz and now I'm "One of those mac people."

I can't imagine how bad it's going to be when I get an iPad.
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I just ignore it. It's simple as that, if I ever get one of those people to use a Mac, I will do everything in my power to show them how awesome they are.

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In one ear and out the other. Or selective hearing however you want to do it.

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I guess that's all you can do.
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Just tell him, "I might be pretentious, but at least I don't have to get anyone to help me get my Mac working."
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They act like that because they know the macs the better product and probably just can't afford it.
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Jealousy can be ugly, and it does nothing but make both its object and subject miserable. That's not fair to you, of course, but I just try to ignore it myself. The only other options would just make it worse.
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Jealousy, lack of understanding and possibly stupidity...

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Hehe I can so relate to this with my guys at work. I have to put up with the same kind of treatment. Selective hearing is good to have.

I don't have to deal with it, because I don't care. If I want to use a Mac, and others wont. Why should I even bother? Its their loss.

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I just sit back happy in the knowledge that I don't have to fight my computer to do what I want it to. TBH its properly just jealously

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I had the same thing happen, but I'm a techie with 10 years of field experience so my reasons for using aMac are somewhat different. I like the unix like OS and the fact I can use mainstream apps.

Having said that,my brother is a doctor and he has a fellow resident who is into Linux. Well this dude said that once I get over the initial "Apple glee"I'll get frustrated.
Which I don't understand. What am I going to get frustrated about?
I hate to say it, but OSX is superior to Linux in every detail.
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Yeah, I have to agree with you Justin, I used to use Linux on a regular basis from way back in the Red Hat 5 days now I hardly ever use it. OS X just does everything I need and more.
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I had the same thing happen, but I'm a techie with 10 years of field experience so my reasons for using aMac are somewhat different. I like the unix like OS and the fact I can use mainstream apps.

Having said that,my brother is a doctor and he has a fellow resident who is into Linux. Well this dude said that once I get over the initial "Apple glee"I'll get frustrated.
Which I don't understand. What am I going to get frustrated about?
I hate to say it, but OSX is superior to Linux in every detail.
It's a decent replacement for OS X if you've got non-apple hardware, I love Ubuntu. I'm using it right now. But you're 100% correct. Apple uses an open source base and builds spires upon its foundation.

Snow Leopard > other *nix systems> legacy OS that I only use to let in air.
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What's a "craptop"?
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What's a "craptop"?
a bad haircut
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