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LOL.........ROCK ON APPLE.....WOOHOO....oh...i'm on windows...

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjoseph highborn

I hate Mac's!

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Ebbler

My fiancé and I both use Apple and Linux, which both run stable as anything, but he makes some good money fixing PCs. So yeah, I love PCs.

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

*rocks back and forth in the corner, clutching his stuffed penguin*
It's only a matter of time, Microsoft. Only a matter of time. . . .

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersandswipe

I prefer PCs: they are easier to use; files are easier to access; programs are easier to install -
oh but wait they're impotent?!

Fuck...

December 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTom

Mac's are for people who are either too stupid to understand a real computer o who are technophobic.

Oh, did I forget to mention gullible consumers who buy into marketing/branding?

December 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterOakman

Mac's what?

Apostrophe is possessive, No apostrophe is plural.

January 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterConnor

check previous strip comments.

January 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertriplerush

i like alll i mostly like linux cause the xo laptop runs linux but i think it is an open source of pc so i lova all of them but mostly pc's

SCREW YOU, APPLE COMPANY!

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterizzy_wolfe_13

Lol, I must admit. Windows XP is the best operating system ever made, but it makes me feel so dirty using a Microsoft product. Everything else by them is absolutly shit.

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January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBorellus

basicinstructions.net - now in my rss reader)))

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLagenepteftek

Mac users go to Hell. end of discussion.

I'd use Linux, if I had the time to learn it, but this is a happy medium between $#^%ing stupid and $#^%ing hard.

February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnother Rob

Heh I'm using Vista on my MacBookPro. Cringe on that for awhile.

February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTyler

dude . . . chill. I'm just all gung-ho w/macs cause I grew up using them . . . i know how they work, and I can probably fix it. And i'm not technophobic, or stupid (I'm past honors alg3-4), so you need to chill, says the hypcrite who eats people's souls . . .

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterizzy_wolfe_13

Isn't it interesting how many more comments comics that talk about OS's get! Yay for human predictability!

Great comic, btw!

March 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaotik4266

You know that Apple or Linux PCs are also PCs, right?

April 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJuan

Beat me to it. This strip has the most comments out of any strip so far.

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFred

This is reminding me of Star Trek, with the Borgs.
I quote. 'Resistance is Futile'
That would interesting, seeing that on a Vista advert...

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThis is who I am

That would be rather great. Of course, Macs suck, end of story. The only big selling point they have is their own unpopularity, which causes there to be less viruses and spyware for them. Of course, that's the same selling point for Linux, although Linux is also far more customizable .

I digress. Macs suck, go PCs.

June 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDeteramot

*Continues Discussion*: I personally don't have more problems with either Mac or Windows. Macs crash, and so does Windows. Macs are shinier though. Yay, shiny!

June 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIsaac

I bet you don't use a Mac because you're afraid of an OS with a real terminal. Oh, never mind, you've probably never opened a terminal, so you wouldn't know what I'm referring to.

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEd

You hate Mac's what?

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEd

The actual progression is:
#1) Windows -- Hard to use, no terminal
#2) Mac -- medium to use, real terminal
#3) Linux -- easy to use, real terminal

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEd

I like my Mac because it doesn't crash on me. Every Windows I've had has crashed on me and I am incapable of fixing a computer without breaking it even more, so I have to pay money to have it fixed. My Mac, on the other hand, has never crashed once on me. Windows is alright, but since I hardly use my computer for anything besides doing school reports and mindlessly searching the internet I would rather have a Mac. PS I have no idea what a Terminal even is... just because Macs are better for people who have no idea about computers, they don't deserve to be trashed on.

June 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpaul

Oh please, most people (ie 95%) dont care or need it, so what difference does it make? If thats all you got on the pro mac side you need to try harder.

July 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrovex

I like my windows PC because it doesn't cost me 4 grand every few years to buy a new one, mine cost me five hundred dollars for everything but the monitor keyboard and speakers, i can upgrade it myself! and it runs EVERYTHING, and its customizable to whatever extent i feel like going to. yeah they crash sometimes but everythng has a certain rate of failure and "crashing" even macs, just cause its not a blue screen, doesn't mean it can't seize up and ruin your day :P

You don't buy new needlessly expensive cars every year because the new model comes in a different color with barely any technical changes, at least, not if your a smart person.

That being said i get a free macbook with my school program, loaded with editing tools and programs and such, but thats maybe 20% of the time spent on a computer for most people. But its paid for! so i've no quams about my school spending their money.

So save yourself 3 grand every two years and get a windows PC

August 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe real Paul

I think the most popular thing about Mac pc's are that they crash less often and there are very few viruses written for them. The reason they crash less is because they have so much less capability, or upgradeability. It is very possible to write a virus for a Mac, but really...why bother.

I've been using computers since 1981, and have very few of them crash on me. Usually I just keep them for 5 years and then upgrade them. Most were pc's, but I have owned several Apple and Mac's.

So the point is it's mainly a personal choice, and tech saviness I suppose that makes the decision.

September 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWally

Can’t beat a mac… nearly hard enough....

Re-inviting the public to acknowledge the facts, through the always wonderful BasicInstructions.net
......

September 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSean's Blog

I love mac style,but the game I love is only on pc.

October 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlolita

Thank you, Wally. That sums up a lot of the arguments, all taken together. I grew up using a PC, but my school always had Macs, so I learned to use both. I default to PC because, since most people use them (see last panel), which makes interacting with other computers generally easier. I respect Mac users, however, and HAD no quarrel with Apple...until they started releasing those infuriating, condescending ads. For shame, Apple.

October 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDravda

Mac is eight percent of the market for a reason and it is not because they are great. Now lets get on with life.

November 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMac is a wate

Someone should email this comic to the company doing Microsoft's ad campaigns

November 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDa Linz

"My fiancé and I both use Apple and Linux, which both run stable as anything, but he makes some good money fixing PCs. So yeah, I love PCs."

This just in, Linux runs on a PC. Can Linux fix a broken cd/dvd drive ? Malfunctioning hard disk ? Bad memory chips ? Fuck people are stupid.

December 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterClarkson

Meh, Macs are just a trendy alternative to more functional and diverse products which also happen to be considerably less expensive for the same or better specifications.

April 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWolf

to me the tradeoff has always seemed to be that macs run well and intuitively, but useful programs are hard to find; windows machines, however, run poorly (unless they have a lot ov maintenance--the one i'm on now works fine, for example, but takes more upkeep than my mac), and don't make any sense, but you can get any program you can imagine.

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWmDS

I know how to use Windows XP best, but Linux has the best Minesweeper-ish game.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPom Rania

I use PC's at home....school uses Mac's....I guess I prefer PC's because I'm used to using em =). Oddly enough, I find Mac's HARDER to use, cuz I can never access the program I want with just the click of a button. But again, that's probably because I grew up with PC's...Heh, to be honest though, I think that Apple is just a company that took the PC and simplified it, so technically...*refer to last panel of comic*

May 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPal

My Mac has NOT crashed in any way for the last three years. I use it for photo and video editing, along with my RAM hungry flight simulator... Not ONE crash ever ... period

Windows is for people with big egos that think they sound important as they explain how complicated it is to operate their archaic piece of shit ... :)

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSenator812

Intuitive is a matter of what you're used to. Personally, the right-click in Windows is so ingrained that I constantly mis-manage the one-button Mac mouse. Most of the more complex things in a Windows computer are a result of it being more customizable than a Mac is. The customization is also what causes most crashes, conflicts between programs, other programs, and hardware which were never tested together. Windows having more Viruses is a result of market share, if you're going to bother making a virus, you want it to effect as many people as possible. If Macs became more popular to the point where more people had Macs than had PCs, you would find that many more viruses would be made for Macs than for PCs

An interesting note is that it is very hard to code a virus for Linux, as two different Linux rigs are guaranteed to have differences. The problem with Linux is that it is very hard to learn how to use them.

June 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDusk

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