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    How do you deal with it?

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    How do you deal with it?
    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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    How do you deal with it?
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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.
    -Dylan

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    In one ear and out the other. Or selective hearing however you want to do it.
    死神はリンゴしか食べない。

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    How do you deal with it?

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    I guess that's all you can do.

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    How do you deal with it?
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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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    How do you deal with it?

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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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    Don't forget to make use of the reputation system....

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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.
    My Blog: Apple Laptops

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    How do you deal with it?
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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
    Thanks, Eddie
    Software Engineering Student, NTU

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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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    How do you deal with it?

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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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    How do you deal with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechieJustin View Post
    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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    How do you deal with it?

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    What's a "craptop"?

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    How do you deal with it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vxd View Post
    What's a "craptop"?
    a bad haircut

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