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Monday, March 2, 2009

Just a PC girl, livin' in a Mac world

Magnet #374 - Angry Little Girls Damn, I'm Cute

I'm just going to admit what might be the most unpopular opinion I have ever stated on joy magnetism.

I hate Macs.

I know they're superdupercute. I know they're supposed to be superintuitive. I know they're supposed to make my life easier. I know I should be grateful, because the agency has given us these superbeautiful 17" MacBook Pros to work on. And I am. A bit.

But honestly? I hate Macs. (And now, Boo Silver Too - my second Mac in as many years - will probably never work properly again. Not that she ever did.)

All day Sunday, we had four designers working from home, plus two designers in the office, and me.

All of us are on MacBook Pros. And most of us crashed at least a couple of times during the course of the day.

Granted. We were dealing with files that were a couple hundred MBs to 1 or 2 GBs each. We were dealing with mechanical sizes that were at 100% (4 feet wide by 8 feet high), and we shouldn't have been. And, we were dealing with working remote, so that's theoretically going to be slower to begin with.

Yeah. Granted all that?

I still hate Macs.

I'm still convinced that Boo Silver Too just acts up on me, because I'm running VMware Fusion, which allows me to run Windows. It's almost like a little Guantanamo Bay, I guess, torturing my Mac to make her run PC apps. I have a Mac because I need access to the Creative files in Creative Suite. Otherwise, I do most of my real work in PC. So, in this respect, I can understand why Boo just hates me.

But that doesn't explain why the other Macs were all behaving terribly yesterday.

They may be supergorgeous and cute, and people just think they're cooler when they have a Mac, and they may get jealous when they see Boo Silver Too.

But, I gotta tell you, if I make it through past the 24th, I'm thinking seriously about switching back to the PC world.
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5 comments:

Kevinpars said...

My work laptop crashes at least twice a week and I don't do a lot of heavy graphical stuff. We are talking about using Word and Adobe products. I am not a huge Mac lover myself, but I have got to say that Windows has done me no favors over the years.

jen said...

I used to be a Mac and now I'm a PC. I don't know how you switch between the two, Joy. It drives me crazy when I have to use both. Crashes are gonna happen no matter what, though. I yell at both PCs (home and work) at least weekly. But I never have to remember to use the open-apple key instead of Ctrl, so there's a silver lining.

Gin said...

Hi, I'm from the PETC, People for the Ethical Treatment of Computers, and I remember running Apple IIs off floppy disks.

"Granted. We were dealing with files that were a couple hundred MBs to 1 or 2 GBs each."
Dude.

"We were dealing with mechanical sizes that were at 100% (4 feet wide by 8 feet high), and we shouldn't have been."
DUDE.

"And, we were dealing with working remote, so that's theoretically going to be slower to begin with."
DUDEZ.

*pets computer* It's okay, little Mac. You're trying your darnedest.

Speaking of which, I need to backup files. Maybe now's a good time.

GoldenGait said...

I've always had PCs, which crash and throw tantrums and routinely lose all my stuff in spectacular meltdowns every three years like clockwork, but I SIMPLY CANNOT FIGURE OUT MACS. There's a mental block or something; a genetic birth defect where I was born without a necessary enzyme. I just don't get them. And I've tried working on them, really I have: both IU for undergrad and my current medical school have almost exclusively switched to Mac labs on campus.

Plus, as I rant about all the time: I cannot stand how condescending their commercials are, and how their stuff only runs properly when it's working with other iProducts and programs.

iTunes can also go jump off a cliff. My poor computer works like it's on high doses of horse tranquilizer when I open that stupid program.

joy said...

Hmmm, so now, Kevin and jen, maybe it's a laptop, versus a desktop issue?

Heheh, I hear you, GG, I've been waiting to do a proper Mac vs. PC post that was based on rational thought. But after we all wasted countless hours over the weekend dealing with our Macs, this post ended up being just a rant against the (Apple) machine.

And yeah, Gin, I need to get on the backing stuff up. Though, I will say that I did a yooge clean-up and backing up of my desktop (on the PC side and the Mac side) to our servers, and I gotta tell ya, now I can't find a darn thing. It's driving me berserk!