Before I begin, I’d like to point out that I use both a MacBook Pro and a Windows desktop on a daily basis. I think it’s important that you understand that so you can accept my commentary seeing my point of view on this topic.
Seeing someone hating on a Mac computer is not uncommon these days. PC users come up with many different reasons why they would never want to own a Mac, although most of them have never even used one before. Why do people hate macs? I asked a lot of Mac haters why they dislike them, and here are the responses I got.
1. Mac Users Are Brainwashed
People that say this hate Apple more then they hate Mac computers specifically. They believe that Apple is an evil company and that the only reason they are successful is because they are great at working their ways into people’s minds, and convincing them to buy their “retarded” products. People like this think by refusing to buy Apple products, they are free from the “evil hands” of Apple and they feel good about themselves not buying in to Apple’s marketing plans.
Why It’s Wrong
If Apple is only a successful company because they are good at marketing, then why do Mac owners have such a high satisfaction rate? Mac computers typically get high ratings on computer selling websites, and if people didn’t like them, they wouldn’t get such high reviews.
2. Mac Computers Don’t Have As Much Software
Another common reason people dislike Mac computers (are at least reluctant to buy one) is because people believe there is not as much software for Mac computers as there are for Windows computers. Again, this is not true. Mac OS X comes with tons of built in apps, and includes an App Store where you can purchase thousands of other ones.
Additionally, if there is a Windows program you want to run on your Mac, you can partition your hard drive and put a Windows operating system on it as well. So essentially, you can run all Mac apps and all Windows programs on your computer. So, which computer really has less software available?
3. Mac Computers Can’t Play Games
It’s true that there are a lost less downloadable games available for Mac OS X. That’s because Mac computers use a different programming language in their apps (Objective-C) then in Windows programs (Several languages). A lot of developers don’t like to rewrite their game in another language for Mac users because there is much less Mac users then there are PC users.
However, the majority of online games can be played on both operating systems, because they mostly are programmed in Flash and Java. Additionally, if you install Windows on your Mac you can play any game that a Windows computer can play. In the end, Mac computers aren’t any worse at gaming then Windows computers are.
4. Apple Lies! Macs Can Get Viruses
Apple even recommends themselves to install and use an antivirus on your Mac computer. It is true, Mac users can get a virus. However, it is much, much less likely to get a virus on a Mac computer. Click here to find out why. The truth is that ignorant Mac owners go around saying their computer can’t get a virus, which annoys the heck out of Windows users. The problem is that a lot of Windows users believe they are just as likely to get a virus on a Mac as they are on a Windows computer, so they don’t see the increased virus protection as a perk to buy one.
5. The “Mac Community” Won’t Shut Up
Now there are fanboys in every product field, but it seems that technology has a lot of them. Some Mac users love their computer so much they feel the need to go and bug everyone else about it. Of course, that annoys people, and makes them mad. They will refuse to buy a Mac computer simply because they don’t want to be like those annoying fanboys. The truth is, most Mac users don’t do this, yet the ones that do make all Mac users look bad.
6. Opening Up Your Computer Voids Your Warranty
Some people believe that opening up your Mac computer will void its warranty, and that Apple won’t repair it if you open it at all. It’s a false statement however. According to Apple’s policy, you are welcome to open up your computer and add parts to it. There are even tutorials for it on Apple’s website. However, if you break your computer while you have it opened up, they will not replace it. Which makes sense. If I opened up my computer and smashed my processor, should I expect Apple to replace it? No.
7. My Mac Failed Me
If someone buys a product and it turns out to not work (or not work as long as it should), it’s not unfair to assume that they would dislike the company and refuse to buy any more products it puts out. This especially applies to Apple, which the media fires up by claiming that Apple computers will last a considerably longer time before failing then Windows computers. What you need to understand though is that every company produced the occasional lemon, and some more then others. An extremely small percentage receive bad computers from Apple, and their customer satisfaction ratings are extremely high. When people are exposed to constant videos or stories about Mac computers not working, they are less likely to purchase one. Truth is, someone you know is more likely to get struck by lightning in your life time, then you are to be sold a faulty Mac. How many people do you know who have been struck by lightning?
8. Macs Are Not Customizable
This ties along well with number 6. People believe that you are not allowed to mess with any parts inside your Mac computer if you care about your warranty. Again, you are allowed to use any third party parts as long as you do not damage the computer in the process of installing them.
9. There Is No Right Clicking
Perhaps the most common rumor is that you can not right click on a Mac computer. Again, this rumor is false. In fact, there are numerous ways you can right click on a Mac computer. You can hold the control key while you click to right click, or if you are using a Mac computer with a trackpad, you can press down it with two fingers to right click. Additionally, you can buy a mouse with a right click button if either of the above options are not comfortable for you.
10. Mac Computers Are Overpriced
This is probably the only reason why some would be reluctant to buy a Mac computer, but it still isn’t a valid reason to hate them and its fanbase. Mac computers are much more expensive then a Windows computer with equivalent hardware. With the money you spend getting a Mac computer, you could spend that money to get a much more powerful Windows computer.
But there has to be a reason why Apple computers still sell, right? Otherwise, the company wouldn’t make any sales and Mac computers would he phased out.
But with that extra money you are spending, you are buying a computer with an operating system that may be more comfortable for the new computer user to use, and a more secure operating system which is immune to hundreds of thousands of viruses that can infect computers running Windows.
This makes it the ideal operating system for people who have large pockets, as well as those who aren’t technologically savvy such as the elderly and children.
Got any questions about Mac computers? Let me know by sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to get back to you as soon as I can. Additionally, feel free to check out my MacBook Pro review to find out what I think about that. Thanks for reading.