It's because of the one big donkey mouse button. Everybody hates the one mouse button. Even mac users hate the one big mouse button.WOTs Chick said:
Well said.cgreer00 said:I have always been a hard core PC user, and I was always the one saying "I hate Macs, I can't believe people buy those things, I will NEVER use a Mac." Plus, I am in the digital video / graphic design field so you would think I would be a hard core Mac user. Recently I started looking at lightweight laptops so I could carry the computer to school with me and use it between classes and in the library. I looked at a bunch of PCs and then went to Cnet for reviews. They absolutely loved the Mac Ibook, so I read some more about it. After reading NOTHING but positive reviews on the Ibook, I decided to take the plunge, commit sacriledge, and buy an Ibook. I found one on Ebay for @ $850, and it is totally tricked out. I got it home and opened the box, man what a lightweight, good looking computer. It has OSX on it, and I absolutely LOVE IT. Windows cannot hope to have an OS like this, it is so smooth and stable, and it looks so nice. I use my Ibook ALL of the time now, more than my P4 desktop with a 19inch screen and gobs of ram. I love my Mac that much. I feel like I should be on one of those commercials that you see about why everyone loves Macs. It is very easy, there are no conflicts, software errors, networking problems, anything. My campus has wireless access, and with my old PC getting the wireless card working took a LONG time because of compatibility problems. I turned on my Ibook and turned the airport card on and bam, instant access without setting up anything. I have Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Final Cut Pro and they all run perfectly with NO crashes whatsoever. The best thing though, is the standby mode on the Mac is great, it takes about 2 seconds to come out of sleep mode and there are never any freezes or need to reboot. In my opinion, anyone who says they hate Macs needs to sit down with OSX and use it for about a week, they will likely be converted like I am. The single mouse button is not a huge issue for me, and I use high end software extensively. I am thinking about getting a G4 dual processor desktop in the future, it is just so nice to not have to hassle with software and hardware incompatibilities....even though I have been a PC user for 8 years and have been a software consultant, the PC still gives me headaches.
OS X is great.Milo said:Well said.
Another thing....when you have to set up 3 gig photoshop files for HUGE exhibit gaphics, you DO NOT want to use a PC to do it.
Don't say you hate Mac until you try OSX. That's like saying you hate Honda even though you've never even ridden a Honda. Take a test ride first.
I agree, but it is the #1 thing PC users pick at when they talk about a mac. I don't really care about having one or 5 or 7 mouse buttons. I do like how having 2+ buttons works for me. I do not, however, like having one big button that also acts as the top of the mouse.Milo said:
As for the single mouse button....I like it. But, it took quite a while to get use to it and I've been using it for years now. You can also choose from a large variety of two mouse buttons with scroll wheels. They aren't that hard to find.
I wouldn't base my choice on number of mouse buttons. That's really not that important when considering what you'll do with the machine, why you want it, how much you'll pay, what you'll install on it, etc.