Saturday, December 5, 2009

Apple vs. Microsoft (Can't We All Just Get Along?)



               Okay so I know that a lot of you think that I hate Mac but this is altogether untrue. Allow me to expound.
                The first time I ever used a Mac was at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona while I was involved in one of the programs about….six or seven years ago. It was a desktop computer and was a piece of crap. The program was confusing and it would randomly shut off, erasing my precious videos and/or documents while they were rendering. This proved to be a problem for me and I was set against Macs for a long time. (of course, in the future, these problems were fixed and they have some nice computers out now but I DON’T WANT ONE.)
                Anyway, it wasn’t until right before my fourteenth birthday that I was introduced to another Apple product—the iPod.
                I was intrigued by this new piece of technology and the iPod was at the top of my wish list. I received a first generation iPod Nano for my fourteenth birthday and I was in seventh heaven (whatever the heck that means). It held up to 500 songs, didn’t play or take video, and the screen was about as big as one of my fingernails. Yeah, totally old school. But I loved and cherished that sorry excuse for a Mp3 player…until it broke about a year later.
                Yep, it straight up broke, the battery power lasted for about thirty minutes and the left headphone stopped working. Not to mention, I had many problems with it before it was rendered unfixable, it refused to turn on a number of times and it also had a tendency of not showing that it was connected to my computer when it clearly was. So I gave up and it was time to invest in another iPod.
                The next one I purchased was a fifth generation video iPod with 30 GBs. It was $250 and I was finally happy again. Until it broke two years later.
                When this one broke, it was even worse than the Nano. It simply would not turn on and it still won’t to this day.
                I know two years might seem like a long time but after spending $250 and experiencing all of the problems I’ve had with it such as not syncing to my computer and not turning on—it’s just not right!
                So after those years of struggling with my Apple products, I decided it was time to make a change. Which is why I purchased an 8GB Microsoft Zune for $120 right after my seventeenth birthday. My Zune has been a constant companion to me ever since then, I have never had any problems with it and it has way more features on it than the iPod such as wireless syncing, an FM radio, the Zune Marketplace where you can buy songs for your Zune on your Zune even when you’re away from your computer, and Zune-to-Zune sharing. I know I sound like a commercial right now but I can’t help it—it’s that amazing.
                Now, all of my Mp3 players have taken their share of falls and scratches and crashes and such but none of them have withstood it like my Zune. I mean, seriously, you should see my Zune, the screen is cracked and it has scratches on it but it still works as well as it did when I first bought it. I can’t say that about my either of my iPods.
                So as far as Mp3 players go, I like Zunes better, at least for the money. Now I understand the appeal of iPhones and such, I think they’re cool and everything and if you like them, then that’s awesome.
                And about the Mac computers, I don’t necessarily hate them, I’ve just had a lot of bad experiences with them. And I know that they’ve gotten a whole lot better since the first time I used one. I’ve used my sister’s computer several times and I understand why people like it so much—it looks cool and it’s easy to use.
                BUT THEY’RE NOT FOR EVERYONE!!!
                It’s not so much that I hate the computers but I can’t stand the people who think that Macs are the one and only computer out that everyone MUST have and if you don’t have one then you suck.
                But I’m perfectly fine with my computer. So why are you trying to convert me?
                You have to understand that Macs aren’t for everyone. I understand that Microsoft isn’t for everyone. So why can’t you do the same for me?
                I’ve got some news for you—some people actually like Microsoft
                *gasp!*
                I know it’s so hard to believe. -__-
                We’re happy, okay? So for all that is holy and good, leave us alone.
                I get it. I understand. I know why you like Macs so much but it’s a matter of opinion. Macs are expensive and my Acer works just fine. I’m perfectly content with my current level of technological advancement.
                Macs look cooler than my computer, I’ll give you that. So what? And they have a bunch of useless programs that I am not interested in. I don’t want to pay $600 for that!! Sorry. (I’m lying, I’m not sorry at all, actually)
                Let’s live and let live, okay? I won’t hate on you because of your computer and you can’t hate on me either. I understand the appeal and I understand that Microsoft isn’t the only computer out there—some people like Macs better. I get it! So you have to understand that not everyone wants a Mac. Sorry, but it’s true.
                I am happy with my computer. I am happy with my Zune. And I am happy with Windows Vista. And guess what? Jesus still loves me. :)


5 comments:

Kayla said...

Yay!!! I'm one of those Microsoft peoples. My Mp3 has lasted 5 years, even after I've dropped it a billion times. It's still goin strong hahaha =D

Lizzy said...

Yay awesome awesome post!

Chelsea said...

Thank you Lyssa!!
This was amazing. I always get frustrated with the Mac users and them trying to "convert" me. No thank you, I like my HP a lot!! ;)
Miss you!

Amanda said...

I agree with you! I like Macs, and maybe someday I will have one, but at the same time I just can't see paying double for something that i just dont see as incredibly better!! I have the 30 gb zune and yeah it's a bit clunkier than a little iPod, but it always is way better! I hate when people say iPods are better when they've never even used a Zune. Zunes have much better features. iPods are just more popular bc it's the "brand name"

Kaylee said...

Poor deceived souls... haha kidding. I try not to convert people, even though I have an awesome Mac... and iPod... and iTouch... and they all work great. Haha ily!