Apple makes computers and software whereas Microsoft only makes software (concerning PC stuff). I always wonder why those “Mac Vs. PC” ads forget to mention this.
It is just about stupid kids thinking they know everything.
My daughter bought a Macbook Pro a few weeks ago. She has a friend who is an Apple genius who talks all his friends into buying macs, which is fine. My daughter is into film editing and all that and loves what she can do with her notebook and it seems like money well spent for her.
But last night her friend J comes over and he tells me he just bought a notebook too and how we’re “stupid” to still have PCs and how we “need” to have macs and he doesn’t know how he lived without one and, basically we must know shit about computers if we are still using PCs. I refrained from saying things like “I’ve been using computers since before you were born you stupid little shit” or “Ok, Todd’s a computer engineer but knows shit about them, you jackass” or anything of that sort.
He then says “Don’t you get a million viruses on your computer?”
No. No I don’t get a million viruses. I haven’t had a virus since I last used AOL which was in 1999.
“Don’t you get the blue screen of death?”
The last time I saw that one I was running a 486 processor.
“You have no idea how fast my notebook is. I bet it’s faster than your PC.”
You Macbook is a dual core. My PC is a quad core.
“J,” I said, “maybe the reason you got viruses and your PCs were always slow or broke has less to do with it being a PC and more to do with you downloading P2P programs filled with malware or opening executable files in your email when you have no idea who they are from or clicking “yes, yes, yes” when installing a program without having any idea what you are saying yes to. Maybe - just maybe - your problems are user induced and have little do with whether you are using a PC or a Mac.”
“But you can do anything to Macs and they don’t break and they don’t get viruses or slow down.”
I ended the conversation instead of telling him there is no company that has made an idiot proof computer. Let him figure that one out on his own.
Next thing he’ll be telling me he knows what real punk rock is.