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    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Its a slab of aluminum with a glowing logo in the back, the design is dated imo and hardly a work of art, Apple users have a funny and dull definition of art.
    That's like calling the Mona Lisa a bit of canvas with some paint slapped on it. It's an iconic design that doesn't date.
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    That's like calling the Mona Lisa a bit of canvas with some paint slapped on it. It's an iconic design that doesn't date.
    Actually, the Apple design dates extremely fast. Step into an Apple store with your Iphone 3 and ask a salesman what covers they sell for your precious Iphone 3. He'll look at you like you just stepped in carrying a turd... His colleagues will point at you and laugh, saying 'That device is so 2010'...

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    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    To clarify - the different designs are timelessly iconic. I didn't mean they stayed the same.
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    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oswald View Post
    Actually, the Apple design dates extremely fast. Step into an Apple store with your Iphone 3 and ask a salesman what covers they sell for your precious Iphone 3. He'll look at you like you just stepped in carrying a turd... His colleagues will point at you and laugh, saying 'That device is so 2010'...
    I presume you mean an iPhone 3G? That was released in July 11, 2008 (according to Wikipedia). Not really surprising given that there have been the 3GS, 4, 4S and 5 in the mean time. That's nearly 12 months before the original Samsung Galaxy. Many cases for that available in bricks and mortar shops now?

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    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oswald View Post
    He'll look at you like you just stepped in carrying a turd... His colleagues will point at you and laugh, saying 'That device is so 2010'...
    Have you read the recently leaked Apple training guide? (http://gizmodo.com/5938323/how-to-be...raining-manual).... I doubt they'd do that.... More likely they'd go through the Feel-Felt-Found routine, and you'll end up walking out with a new iPhone wondering if you've just been brainwashed.

    Your peers however, that's a different pictures. They'll probably do as you've suggested if they're into Apple snobbery.

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    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    I buy Mac laptops because the trackpads are unrivalled in the Windows world. I wouldn't buy a desktop Mac though because I prefer to build my own machines.

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    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

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    .... the trackpads are unrivalled in the Windows world.

    Cant argue with that really. Lot of money to spend just for a trackpad though

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    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    Quote Originally Posted by Number29 View Post
    I buy Mac laptops because the trackpads are unrivalled in the Windows world. I wouldn't buy a desktop Mac though because I prefer to build my own machines.
    Except for when you want to scroll, or right click.

    Infinite scrolling is so much better in my workflow.
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    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    right click is easy, you just click with 2 fingers dont you?

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    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    So by making it harder.... its easier?!

    Of course, I understand now!

    It makes perfect sense.

    Also why I can't keyboard navigate between instances of chrome session with cmd+tab. It's easier to not do the easy thing.

    I forgot to wear my apple glasses last time.

    Obviously scrolling vast documents is easier to, because simply one should never need too. I forgot about that.
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    I use a mouse with my Macbook, Cant stand trackpads.
    I can feel the hate coming my way..
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    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    So by making it harder.... its easier?!

    Of course, I understand now!
    I didn't say easier, i said easy.

    Dont mistake me for an Apple fan, my apple hatred is pretty widespread, just pointing out that the right click thing is a bit of a non-issue really. I couldnt answer about scrolling or many of the other things as i dont use a mac very often.

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    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    Well you can always use ctrl/cmd (can't remember which off the top of my head) click for right click, and scrolling works by dragging both fingers down the trackpad. Don't let that get in the way of a good Apple bashing though.

    Don't know about Chrome as I'm working on a Win7 ThinkPad right now.

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    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    I didn't say easier, i said easy.
    well you suggested they are better than anything in the 'windows world'.

    Which is just outright wrong.

    There are much better ones on even some cheaperish devices. Yes, better than average is probably true, but not at the pricepoint.
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    Well you can always use ctrl/cmd (can't remember which off the top of my head) click for right click, and scrolling works by dragging both fingers down the trackpad. Don't let that get in the way of a good Apple bashing though.
    It's not about having a work around, its about best, or better.

    Scrolling with two fingers isn't as good as infinte scroll is it?

    This is my point. It's not about bashing, its about simply saying its not the best. Because its not.

    It's not ZOMFG teeeehrible. (well actually the task switching one is) But just that buying a mac because you think it has the best touchpad is ignorant.
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    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    well you suggested they are better than anything in the 'windows world'.

    Which is just outright wrong.
    I dont believe it is and im yet to try one which i like more. Right click doesnt make up for the different in response, accuracy and the material which they are made of. I think OSX also seems to work better with the kind of acceleration and smoothing compared to my experience with windows laptops.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    There are much better ones on even some cheaperish devices. Yes, better than average is probably true, but not at the pricepoint.
    It's not about having a work around, its about best, or better.
    As above il believe it when i try them and experience it, can you give any examples because i would like to try them?
    Its not about a work around, but if the work around is for something that you dont factor in as a requirement then its a non issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Scrolling with two fingers isn't as good as infinte scroll is it?
    I find infinite scrolling annoying, so for me two finger scrolling is better yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    This is my point. It's not about bashing, its about simply saying its not the best. Because its not.
    For you...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    It's not ZOMFG teeeehrible. (well actually the task switching one is) But just that buying a mac because you think it has the best touchpad is ignorant.
    I would agree that if that is your only reason, its pretty stupid, but having the opinion that they have the best touchpads because out of all the ones you have tried, you find theirs the best, far from ignorent its just normal opinion making.

    Personally i find attacking them for their lack of a dedicated right click on the touchpad ignorant. I have disabled the physical click on the main pad part of my lenovo one and just use multiple finger clicks. Personally i have found it put less stress on my hand as you never have to put any strain on your muscles.

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    Re: Why do people buy Apple / OSX?

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    I dont believe it is and im yet to try one which i like more. Right click doesnt make up for the different in response, accuracy and the material which they are made of. I think OSX also seems to work better with the kind of acceleration and smoothing compared to my experience with windows laptops.
    ...

    As above il believe it when i try them and experience it, can you give any examples because i would like to try them?
    Erm OK. Lets try something low end. Toshiba Ultrabook, cost about £500, have a keyboard from hell imsho, but the touchpad is incredibly acurate, has infinite scrolling (which I'm not sure what you've tried on to find anoying, but you can always use primative guestures if needed (ie two finger down or two finger up)).

    Better end, samsung series 9?

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    but having the opinion that they have the best touchpads because out of all the ones you have tried, you find theirs the best, far from ignorent its just normal opinion making.
    how would you definie willful ignorance?
    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Personally i find attacking them for their lack of a dedicated right click on the touchpad ignorant. I have disabled the physical click on the main pad part of my lenovo one and just use multiple finger clicks. Personally i have found it put less stress on my hand as you never have to put any strain on your muscles.
    Well that just goes against what I learnt about in haptics back at university. I would suggest if you feel any strain clicking but don't when moving a finger accurately seeking medical attention, you will probably require an MRI to see what you've broken, and what surgical options will be available to fix you. The NHS is duty bound to provide this, but you might have to twist their arm, if you forgive the pun.
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