You’re a PC. That’s Great!

The day job has been keeping me busy as of late. When I finally got a moment to check my RSS feed, I found a lot of jabber about Microsoft’s latest ad campaign where they “take on” the long running Apple adds. My first thought was, so what? Why do so many Mac people get obsessed about what Microsoft is doing? Despite the fact that I love my Macs, I don’t tell people to buy them. If windows does it for you, by all means use Windows. If Linux rocks your world, rock away. Just because I don’t evangelize, doesn’t mean people around me tend to buy Macs. I would like to think that is more a result of them using my Mac and seeing the results I get from it more than anything else. Regardless, I think as a community, us Mac users need to stop getting so obsessed with Windows and just enjoy our Macs.

15 Comments You’re a PC. That’s Great!

  1. kennon.bickhart@gmail.com

    Here here! It drives me nuts how over zealous all sides of the fence are. Don’t try to evangelize me on Windows/Linux, and I won’t try and push you to OS X. It’s a beautiful harmonious relationship. I can’t stop Apple from making ads that annoy Windows/Linux users, but just because I use OS X doesn’t mean that I want to shove a Mac down your throat. Ugh… Just a bit of a rant there.

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  2. kennon.bickhart@gmail.com

    Here here! It drives me nuts how over zealous all sides of the fence are. Don’t try to evangelize me on Windows/Linux, and I won’t try and push you to OS X. It’s a beautiful harmonious relationship. I can’t stop Apple from making ads that annoy Windows/Linux users, but just because I use OS X doesn’t mean that I want to shove a Mac down your throat. Ugh… Just a bit of a rant there.

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  3. kennon.bickhart@gmail.com

    Here here! It drives me nuts how over zealous all sides of the fence are. Don’t try to evangelize me on Windows/Linux, and I won’t try and push you to OS X. It’s a beautiful harmonious relationship. I can’t stop Apple from making ads that annoy Windows/Linux users, but just because I use OS X doesn’t mean that I want to shove a Mac down your throat. Ugh… Just a bit of a rant there.

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  4. kennon.bickhart@gmail.com

    Here here! It drives me nuts how over zealous all sides of the fence are. Don’t try to evangelize me on Windows/Linux, and I won’t try and push you to OS X. It’s a beautiful harmonious relationship. I can’t stop Apple from making ads that annoy Windows/Linux users, but just because I use OS X doesn’t mean that I want to shove a Mac down your throat. Ugh… Just a bit of a rant there.

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  5. kennon.bickhart@gmail.com

    Here here! It drives me nuts how over zealous all sides of the fence are. Don’t try to evangelize me on Windows/Linux, and I won’t try and push you to OS X. It’s a beautiful harmonious relationship. I can’t stop Apple from making ads that annoy Windows/Linux users, but just because I use OS X doesn’t mean that I want to shove a Mac down your throat. Ugh… Just a bit of a rant there.

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  6. swaybrig@mac.com

    I don’t mind evangelizing. When I have something that works well for me or that I enjoy, I tell people about it. I don’t have a double standard for my computer just because it isn’t cool or right to “shove my computer down someone’s throat,” whatever in the world that means. I’m not over-zealous about it and haven’t met anyone who is, so I guess I just can’t relate to the anti-evangelizers.

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  7. swaybrig@mac.com

    I don’t mind evangelizing. When I have something that works well for me or that I enjoy, I tell people about it. I don’t have a double standard for my computer just because it isn’t cool or right to “shove my computer down someone’s throat,” whatever in the world that means. I’m not over-zealous about it and haven’t met anyone who is, so I guess I just can’t relate to the anti-evangelizers.

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  8. swaybrig@mac.com

    I don’t mind evangelizing. When I have something that works well for me or that I enjoy, I tell people about it. I don’t have a double standard for my computer just because it isn’t cool or right to “shove my computer down someone’s throat,” whatever in the world that means. I’m not over-zealous about it and haven’t met anyone who is, so I guess I just can’t relate to the anti-evangelizers.

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  9. swaybrig@mac.com

    I don’t mind evangelizing. When I have something that works well for me or that I enjoy, I tell people about it. I don’t have a double standard for my computer just because it isn’t cool or right to “shove my computer down someone’s throat,” whatever in the world that means. I’m not over-zealous about it and haven’t met anyone who is, so I guess I just can’t relate to the anti-evangelizers.

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  10. swaybrig@mac.com

    I don’t mind evangelizing. When I have something that works well for me or that I enjoy, I tell people about it. I don’t have a double standard for my computer just because it isn’t cool or right to “shove my computer down someone’s throat,” whatever in the world that means. I’m not over-zealous about it and haven’t met anyone who is, so I guess I just can’t relate to the anti-evangelizers.

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  11. anthonyjross@mac.com

    I think my position on this is somewhere in the middle between Kennon and Scott W: I think Apple has every right to put out commercials touting their machines and OS as better than PCs and Windows in an effort to sell more Macs. I also think Microsoft has every right to put out commercials publicizing the fact that lots of people still use PCs running Windows. I happen to agree that Macs and OSX are better and I let people know that is what I think. However, I just advised my sister-in-law to consider a Macbook (my recommendation) but also said to her that a PC laptop might also meet her needs at a lower price point… she ended up making a reasonable choice, for her needs, of a $850 HP laptop. While Apple and Microsoft can market their respective products in as partisan a way as we would expect from competitors in a free market, unless the game changes a lot, I will always prefer and recommend the Mac product without considering myself an evangelizer. PCs may not be as good IMHO but I don’t think they are going to hurt anyone.

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  12. anthonyjross@mac.com

    I think my position on this is somewhere in the middle between Kennon and Scott W: I think Apple has every right to put out commercials touting their machines and OS as better than PCs and Windows in an effort to sell more Macs. I also think Microsoft has every right to put out commercials publicizing the fact that lots of people still use PCs running Windows. I happen to agree that Macs and OSX are better and I let people know that is what I think. However, I just advised my sister-in-law to consider a Macbook (my recommendation) but also said to her that a PC laptop might also meet her needs at a lower price point… she ended up making a reasonable choice, for her needs, of a $850 HP laptop. While Apple and Microsoft can market their respective products in as partisan a way as we would expect from competitors in a free market, unless the game changes a lot, I will always prefer and recommend the Mac product without considering myself an evangelizer. PCs may not be as good IMHO but I don’t think they are going to hurt anyone.

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  13. anthonyjross@mac.com

    I think my position on this is somewhere in the middle between Kennon and Scott W: I think Apple has every right to put out commercials touting their machines and OS as better than PCs and Windows in an effort to sell more Macs. I also think Microsoft has every right to put out commercials publicizing the fact that lots of people still use PCs running Windows. I happen to agree that Macs and OSX are better and I let people know that is what I think. However, I just advised my sister-in-law to consider a Macbook (my recommendation) but also said to her that a PC laptop might also meet her needs at a lower price point… she ended up making a reasonable choice, for her needs, of a $850 HP laptop. While Apple and Microsoft can market their respective products in as partisan a way as we would expect from competitors in a free market, unless the game changes a lot, I will always prefer and recommend the Mac product without considering myself an evangelizer. PCs may not be as good IMHO but I don’t think they are going to hurt anyone.

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  14. anthonyjross@mac.com

    I think my position on this is somewhere in the middle between Kennon and Scott W: I think Apple has every right to put out commercials touting their machines and OS as better than PCs and Windows in an effort to sell more Macs. I also think Microsoft has every right to put out commercials publicizing the fact that lots of people still use PCs running Windows. I happen to agree that Macs and OSX are better and I let people know that is what I think. However, I just advised my sister-in-law to consider a Macbook (my recommendation) but also said to her that a PC laptop might also meet her needs at a lower price point… she ended up making a reasonable choice, for her needs, of a $850 HP laptop. While Apple and Microsoft can market their respective products in as partisan a way as we would expect from competitors in a free market, unless the game changes a lot, I will always prefer and recommend the Mac product without considering myself an evangelizer. PCs may not be as good IMHO but I don’t think they are going to hurt anyone.

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  15. anthonyjross@mac.com

    I think my position on this is somewhere in the middle between Kennon and Scott W: I think Apple has every right to put out commercials touting their machines and OS as better than PCs and Windows in an effort to sell more Macs. I also think Microsoft has every right to put out commercials publicizing the fact that lots of people still use PCs running Windows. I happen to agree that Macs and OSX are better and I let people know that is what I think. However, I just advised my sister-in-law to consider a Macbook (my recommendation) but also said to her that a PC laptop might also meet her needs at a lower price point… she ended up making a reasonable choice, for her needs, of a $850 HP laptop. While Apple and Microsoft can market their respective products in as partisan a way as we would expect from competitors in a free market, unless the game changes a lot, I will always prefer and recommend the Mac product without considering myself an evangelizer. PCs may not be as good IMHO but I don’t think they are going to hurt anyone.

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