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Forgive me Father, for I have sinned...
« on: May 17, 2018, 02:03:51 PM »
...it has been 2 weeks since my last confession. However, in all my confessions I have failed to mention my greatest sin, which I only realized within the last couple days.

I have sinned by spending the last 10 years bashing Apple.

In my arrogance I constantly berated them, looked down on those who praised them, and in my heinous pride thought I knew better. Yet through God's Providence, and the MacBook I got from work, I have seen the light. Praise be to God for Mac's are amazing. I will never, ever bash Apple and for penance, I will smash my P.O.S. Acer laptop and burn a Windows 10 disc.

Amen.



But seriously - Macs are amazing. My iPhone took some getting used to admittedly; I like it a lot. but this MacBook...man oh man. Apple should pay Acer a 10% commission on every Apple product I buy until I'm dead.


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Re: Forgive me Father, for I have sinned...
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 02:25:05 PM »
Apple is great... until it does have a major issue. And then it's kinda awful for repair, etc. One of the guys I used to work with was a "Genius Bar" tech. Said it was usually something very simple or "umm, so, this machine is permanently dead sir." Very little in-between. The secret is the Apple OS is based on a Unix architecture, which is notoriously stable.

It's not unusual to see server admins, and other various infrastructure guys running Apple/Mac machines w/ VMWare to run the Windows stuff they need.

A few years ago I asked a buddy, a security engineer (now an architect) why he runs a Mac when he could run a Windows machine and fix literally anything which were to break.

He replied, "I spend all day fixing broken stuff. When I get home, I just want it to work."

My big problem with Apple is the cost and custom parts.

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Re: Forgive me Father, for I have sinned...
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 02:35:10 PM »
Cost is an issue, I agree - but you get what you pay for imho. Knowing what I know now, I would happily drop $1800 on a nice MacBook Pro...even if I spent the same money on a Windows laptop I wouldn't be as confident.

I mean, the style, the beauty of it all. The thing is solid, metal, yet still light. And my p.o.s acer is a plastic piece of crap.

If I remember correctly, back in the day a big sticking point was you couldn't use Windows programs on Macs (unless you were some kinda computer genius). Now, Google, games, virtually every program can be used on both. I love it.
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Re: Forgive me Father, for I have sinned...
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 02:40:39 PM »
I love Apple; we have apple everything. Once you get used to the operating system its very simple. And, like Jon said, it all just WORKS.

You get what you pay for.
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Re: Forgive me Father, for I have sinned...
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 04:30:57 PM »
You rarely get a virus on Apple computers.
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Re: Forgive me Father, for I have sinned...
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 05:08:15 PM »
You rarely get a virus on Apple computers.

That's due to the Unix architecture underneath the hood. Most viruses/malware are coded to execute on Windows OS since that's the most prevalent OS. But they're not the only method of infection. Linux/Unix-based OS's are like being a Swede in a South African brothel -- it's not that you don't come in contact with AIDS so much so that the virus cannot "execute" due to the genetics of its host.

If you're wondering about the analogy: https://www.wired.com/2005/01/genetic-hiv-resistance-deciphered/

But if someone catches a "sunburn.gz" virus, all bets are off for the Swede. ;)

https://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/mac-software/mac-viruses-malware-security-3668354/

https://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/understanding-the-different-types-of-mac-malware/
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