PC4Lyfe. Found this on the interwebz. Just showing how much i love apple... Story time FJ. One of my friends at college has a brother who's pretty good at coding and all that crap. He did computer stuff at uni (I dunno the specific cour
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#19 - eddymolly (03/02/2013) [-]
Story time FJ.   
   
One of my friends at college has a brother who's pretty good at coding and all that crap. He did computer stuff at uni (I dunno the specific course title, something to do with software development)   
A few years ago (about 3 1/2 maybe) he was developing some Photo app code including stuff like face recognition, auto light balancing etc. He uploaded the app for beta testing to various websites, and it was all fine, and he got back results etc.   
Work continued on his coding, and he got to another good build of it, he uploaded it and a couple of days later received an email from Apple, saying he was using there copyrighted material and if he didn't stop, was going to be sued by them.   
   
He asked them what they were talking about and they said the code he used was copyright to them and was from an update to the iphone camera app they were planning.   
So he looked at the coding for there update, and in the build for the camera app from about a week after his beta was put up, there were new lines in it that were exactly the same as his, word for word in some sections.   
He messaged them back saying they stole his code from when he put up a beta of his app, and they replied basically saying they had an army of lawyers ready and they would rip him to pieces if he fought them over it.   
   
So he said 			****		 it, threw away his app and started helping develop jail breaks for the new IOS's, and sent them his code to jail break the IOS at the time and said "try and stop that", which they couldn't until about 5 OS patches later.   
   
So yeah, long story short, Apple are assholes.    
   
For reading all of that, have a gif of a funny dance.
Story time FJ.

One of my friends at college has a brother who's pretty good at coding and all that crap. He did computer stuff at uni (I dunno the specific course title, something to do with software development)
A few years ago (about 3 1/2 maybe) he was developing some Photo app code including stuff like face recognition, auto light balancing etc. He uploaded the app for beta testing to various websites, and it was all fine, and he got back results etc.
Work continued on his coding, and he got to another good build of it, he uploaded it and a couple of days later received an email from Apple, saying he was using there copyrighted material and if he didn't stop, was going to be sued by them.

He asked them what they were talking about and they said the code he used was copyright to them and was from an update to the iphone camera app they were planning.
So he looked at the coding for there update, and in the build for the camera app from about a week after his beta was put up, there were new lines in it that were exactly the same as his, word for word in some sections.
He messaged them back saying they stole his code from when he put up a beta of his app, and they replied basically saying they had an army of lawyers ready and they would rip him to pieces if he fought them over it.

So he said **** it, threw away his app and started helping develop jail breaks for the new IOS's, and sent them his code to jail break the IOS at the time and said "try and stop that", which they couldn't until about 5 OS patches later.

So yeah, long story short, Apple are assholes.

For reading all of that, have a gif of a funny dance.
#38 to #19 - jiltist ONLINE (03/03/2013) [-]
Guy deserves a medal. Also, that would be a great thing to put on a resume. "Wrote a break code for IOS. Sent the code for it to Apple. It was so brilliantly coded that it took them 5 updates to correctly patch it.
User avatar #43 - luidias (03/03/2013) [-]
Personally, the only thing apple does better than its competitors is marketing. its marketing department is PHENOMENAL, which is why apple products are sold at ludicrous prices despite being average, run-of-the-mill devices.
#54 to #43 - anon (03/03/2013) [-]
and at the end of the day marketing is everything in business, nothing else really matters. You could see a pile of **** if you had good marketing.
User avatar #23 - maskedguardianmkii (03/02/2013) [-]
Hear hear. I got a Mac very recently because everyone and their grandma was telling me I had to get one for college. It was a nightmare, and I wound up spending way more money than I should. Buyer's remorse to this day. Currently on Boot Camp for Win7, never ever planning on going back to OSX.
User avatar #41 to #23 - billybong (03/03/2013) [-]
if you already have the mac, I'd run osx, I got way better battery life using it than with windows. Actually what I did was assign 10gb for osx with minimal programs, and the rest for windows with all my steam games in there.

Take a look here: You need to login to view this link

there's a good list of OSX apps you can install to replace the included crap, like iTunes, and i everything else you don't want to know about... All of the programs listed there are nice and legit since they're Open source

Basically, using VLC in windows I'd get 3-4 hours battery, and VLC in OSX I'd get 5-6 hours so if you need battery life, keeping OSX can be handy.
User avatar #59 to #41 - maskedguardianmkii (03/03/2013) [-]
Too late dude, I'm on Win7, and I'm not going back. I shouldn't have to replace everything provided for me by Apple, let alone buy a bunch of **** to fill in the gaping holes that are in their computers. And also, I'm on a desktop. No battery to worry about.
User avatar #62 to #59 - billybong (03/03/2013) [-]
"I shouldn't have to replace everything provided for me by Apple"

I don't know about you, but the first thing I do on any OS is replace their encluded crap with my own stuff, it doesn't matter if it's windows, OSX or linux. I wont use safari/ Internet explorer or itunes+Quicktime/Windows media player

"gaping holes that are in their computers"

Oh I don't know about that, OSX has a lot more built in file support than windows.
EG built in image mounting in OSX, need daemon tools in windows.
PDF viewer is built into OSX, but not Windows.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to defend OSX, but OSX seems more complete to me when installed than windows.

But I only just noticed the bit about having a Mac Pro desktop. I guess running windows would be the best for you since there's no battery, no point in dualbooting otherwise. I mean the ONLY advantage I had was batterylife
User avatar #64 to #62 - maskedguardianmkii (03/03/2013) [-]
PDF viewer is built into Apple computers because PDF is an Adobe format (correct me if I'm wrong) and Apple and Adobe are pretty much hand-in-hand, and are equally greedy. What I mean is, you want to properly uninstall a program on Apple? You have to buy something for it. Want to run .exe files? Either try your hand with WINE or buy Crossover, or buy another OS. OSX is complete, yes, but it's complete because it's in its own world. It is extremely separated from the rest of the otherwise integrated computer world.
User avatar #66 to #64 - billybong (03/03/2013) [-]
adobe supports apple, but they are separate companies, even if in bed with each other

Uninstalling a program from OSX is dragging and dropping to the "trash" usually, otherwise there's a tools folder with "uninstall" for certain programs, and then after that you sometimes need to delete some temp files most people forget to clear out. dunno what you are talking about with "buying an uninstaller", sounds like a con or some sort of spyware.

You cant run .exe's in apple. It's not like trying to open a file in another program within the OS, You are trying to run a windows program in OSX. A program compiled to run in windows will not run in OSX natively

You can run exe's in windows, emulated within a Virtual Machine in OSX (Virtualbox does this very well for free) and it can appear as if OSX is running the program, you can make it very seamless, and works great for most things apart from high end 3d games.

You could use a compatibility layer like wine or crossover for Exe's but the performance is awful, about as bad as running things inside a Virtual Machine

Actually on linux, wine is much easier, and I was able to get age of empires 2 running on a netbook with a few clicks and keystrokes.

If you want to run Exe's.... it's going to be easier in windows since thats the operating system the program was compiled for.... Stick with windows for your situation... but OSX isn't actually all bad... it's all up to how you use it (or don't in your case)

Again... I'm not a fan of OSX or apple at all , Just correcting you
User avatar #73 to #66 - maskedguardianmkii (03/03/2013) [-]
Yeah, I should have worded the uninstaller better. I meant that usually people will tell you that to uninstall a program, you just drag and drop the application into the trash, but there's usually a bunch of baggage that you have to hunt down and find. Uninstalling something shouldn't be that difficult, but if you want something that uninstalls as easy as Windows does with its control panel, they're going to try and sell it to you.
#3 - anon (03/02/2013) [-]
Apple is misleading and Steve Jobs is a cheat. The evidence: Steve Jobs dies sooner than Bill Gates.
#4 to #3 - flyingwalrusman (03/02/2013) [-]
Plus he died of P.C.
User avatar #34 - falonso (03/03/2013) [-]
Actually the 30 pin was dropped for the Lightning(19 pin) so they could make the device thinner.

I really do wonder why people hate on apple so much sometimes, it's not like other companies haven't done most of this.
User avatar #25 - ivoryhammer (03/02/2013) [-]
I still love my iPod touch
User avatar #33 to #25 - therealpokemon (03/03/2013) [-]
That is easily the only product Apple has ever made that is legitimately worth every penny.
User avatar #68 to #33 - billybong (03/03/2013) [-]
It's just an iphone without 3g... but hey, who am I to say you can't enjoy it. (I'd go for a google nexus if I was going shopping for one today)

Ipod classic was their only good product Imo, I Wouldn't buy much else from apple.

( Except maybe an apple TV 3 if it ever gets fully jailbroken, 1080p @ $100 AUD yes please)
User avatar #1 - twi (03/02/2013) [-]
eh, they may suck, but damn do they look sexy
#5 to #1 - anon (03/02/2013) [-]
"they look sexy"
For the price of a mac, I could buy an Alienware, which makes a mac look inconceivably bland and ugly. And might I add, operates a lot better than any mac you buy.
User avatar #31 to #5 - markeywo (03/03/2013) [-]
Is that a ******* joke? Alienware look like children's toys, the exact market they prey to.

Rage all you want, Alienware Laptops are ugly, Macbooks look minimalistic and eye pleasing.

Oh, and I'm sending this off my 3 year old piece of **** Acer Aspire, so no bias.
User avatar #44 to #31 - luidias (03/03/2013) [-]
beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think apple's rounded corners and matte white cases are ugly as **** . Alienware laptops look much nicer to me, sleek, flat, with aggressive, angled edges. plus those subtle lines on the top that are reminiscent of the old (and admittedly ugly, until they changed it) skullcap design. Plus dynamic system lighting.

tl;dr just because you don't like 'em doesn't mean nobody else does.
User avatar #13 to #5 - qwadah (03/02/2013) [-]
hold on, are you telling me that alienware is in some way different? what is alienware other than a brand known for expensive **** . There is a bunch of stuff better than alienware products, its just a ******* brand.
User avatar #14 to #13 - mcmanybucks (03/02/2013) [-]
Oh how incredibly wrong you are.

Alienware can handle everything a mac can handle at full capacity x20..

Macs are just another american way of saying "Lol, we wantz moneys so buy our poop with glitter sprinkled on top"
User avatar #16 to #14 - qwadah (03/02/2013) [-]
Where was I wrong? I'm not saying its bad, its pretty good, and nowhere did I say it was the worst, I'm just saying, its just a brand, making it more expensive. You can get non alienware products that do the same thing and/or even perform better. Anon was right, he can purchase an alienware for the same amount of money, but he can purchase much better than alienware products for that money as well. :D
User avatar #17 to #16 - qwadah (03/02/2013) [-]
" what is alienware other than a brand known for expensive **** " that's where i was wrong, my bad, wrote it in haste.
#30 to #17 - rossthomson (03/03/2013) [-]
Gaming laptops in general are a bad deal, alienware laptop's especially.
You pay more for the LED-illuminated keyboard than for the actual components.

I stand behind you brother, Alienware PC's are also pretty suckish, to prove my point, i shall upload this picture.
User avatar #46 to #30 - luidias (03/03/2013) [-]
as far as prices go, alienware's laptops are fairly standard, nothing particularly expensive about them. gaming laptops in general are more expensive because the hardware in them is more powerful, naturally. I've cross-referenced their prices with msi, dell(specifically, their XPS series), origin, and a handful of others, and everything's roughly the same price for the same specs. the best price was origin, but not by much. the only laptops on the market that are truly overly expensive are apple's macbooks.

I noticed you mentioned their keyboards, you should know that upgrading from standard to illuminated costs around $25.

mind you, never buy a desktop tower from alienware, that's a bad deal.
#61 to #46 - ahitwo (03/03/2013) [-]
I am typing this comment from my "common sense" build computer. I put the whole thing together for under $1,500, and it outperforms Apple's $24,000 option.
User avatar #63 to #61 - luidias (03/03/2013) [-]
building your own desktop PC is always the way to go.
#65 to #63 - ahitwo (03/03/2013) [-]
It's my first build, and as far as I am concerned, it is the ONLY way to go when it comes to a computer from now on. If I really need something portable, I've got my $400 Lenovo IdeaPad that does pretty much everything except extremely high-demand games.
User avatar #67 to #65 - luidias (03/03/2013) [-]
I'm going to be travelling quite a bit for co-op work and I wanted to be able to take my gaming rig with me, so I ended up buying an alienware m14x. It's quite good, can play nearly anything. cooling's good enough to overclock too. ran me $1700 though. Once I graduate, I want to build a beast of a tower to game on at home.
#69 to #67 - ahitwo (03/03/2013) [-]
Wait for Intel's Skylake CPUs if you can hold out that long.
#70 to #69 - ahitwo (03/03/2013) [-]
2015.
User avatar #71 to #70 - luidias (03/03/2013) [-]
I'll be just graduating in 2015, so that's probably what I'll do. I hadn't heard of the skylake yet, I'm going to look into it. I know the broadwell's coming after haswell comes out this year, I take it skylake is next after broadwell?
#72 to #71 - ahitwo (03/03/2013) [-]
Intel CPU microarchitectures follow a tick-tock release schedule. Ivy Bridge is the tick of the new 22nm microarchitecture, Haswell is the tock, the die shrink of the Ivy Bridge CPU microarchitecture. Haswell is basically an improved Ivy Bridge. Broadwell is the tick of the new 14nm microarchitecture process, and Skymont is the improvement of the new 14nm process.

Sorry for the complicated explanation, but that's basically how it goes.
User avatar #45 to #13 - luidias (03/03/2013) [-]
big difference between alienware laptops and alienware desktop towers.

as far as laptops go, alienware has some of the best on the market, in terms of power AND price.

however, you should never EVER buy a tower from them. always better to build your own.
User avatar #57 to #5 - davvda (03/03/2013) [-]
>Implying Alienware isn't overpriced
#60 to #5 - ahitwo (03/03/2013) [-]
No. Alienware is the "Apple" of the PC world.
User avatar #15 - tastycrisps (03/02/2013) [-]
I have a mac and believe me, it was not by choice. It was a Christmas present from my dad(a supposed computer expert) that I did not ask for, and since I'm not a spoiled **** I couldn't complain. It sucks ass and only half the games I would like to play are compatible with it.

My younger brother just got his first computer and it was the newest version of windows. When I asked my dad why he got my brother the much better computer he said, and I quote. "Well he needs a computer thats good for games and stuff." I told him I was, and am, very into gaming and asked why I didn't get a windows and he said, again quoting, "You're a girl so I never thought you played games."

And people wonder why I hate my dad.

TL:DR: Macs suck, I have one.
#20 to #15 - nazguultje (03/02/2013) [-]
1: sell mac
2: build own pc
#2 - anon (03/02/2013) [-]
hard drive and ram is upgradable and does not void the warranty. Get the facts straight before you try to slander something.
User avatar #8 to #2 - thatguywhohasbacon (03/02/2013) [-]
Apple chooses when that does and doesn't void the warranty. Pretty much if it's not apple ram then your warranty is void. It did automatically void the warranty on some older macbooks though. This is from before steve jobs died so it may have been at that time when opening your macbook voided the warranty no matter what.
#58 - facepalmftw (03/03/2013) [-]
Problem: Apple is **** .
Solution: Don't buy their products.

Nobody is forcing you to conform.
#48 - anon (03/03/2013) [-]
FYI they both suck. Windows charges 50 bucks for each phone support incident and their warranty only lasts 90 days. Still I would choose a PC over Mac any day since you can't build your own Mac or replace bad parts, and you pay double for the same thing.
I got an iPhone 5 though. Never had one before. I mean who gets a new iPhone every time a new one comes out? That's ****** stupid. Only thing that sucks is you can't delete songs off your phone and iTunes has multiple ****** copies of each song and no matter how many times you remove them from your library they keep showing up again. Other than that there is nothing wrong with iTunes.
User avatar #50 to #48 - eddymolly (03/03/2013) [-]
I don't know if its just me, but I accidentally updated my iTunes recently, and now it doesn't fir my screen properly. I run my monitor at 1920x1080, pretty ******* standard resolution, but if I fullscreen iTunes it cuts the edges off slightly. It doesn't happen with anything else I use, its odd.

Its not really a problem, it just bugs me
#53 to #48 - anon (03/03/2013) [-]
You can delete songs, just swipe to the right over the song in the iTunes library and a red delete button will come up.
#47 - anon (03/03/2013) [-]
Meh, I enjoy both operating systems, MAC OSX Snow Leopard and Windows 7 on the partitioned drive, and the desktop in my room is also windows 7. Both work great for me. However I have noticed audio recording hardware I use work better with my Macbook Pro, than it does with my Windows 7. Only difference that matters to me.
User avatar #42 - hazmathank (03/03/2013) [-]
What do you mean " two year life span"

My aunt still uses an i mac g3 and it is pretty reliable. Plus how much ram and hard disk space do you really need. Give me one instance when used more than 4gb at a time that was not running some high end game or graphic design software. Now i will admit many fair points have been raised. I do think apple in a legal sense, are some pretty big assholes, and they are having some trouble actually coming up with innovative ideas. The largest problem apple faces is that the devices are over priced ( lets face is if you dropped the average price of all macs down 20%, they would become so popular). However look at them compared to every other major electronic manufacture. Other than Samsung no one really has great ideas to compete against apple, And the argument about proprietary devices... Two things, one is that all laptops, All in Ones, tablets, and phones are proprietary, as each product has its own mainboard, specifically designed for that product, and the way RAM and the HDD or SDD interacts with it, is only found in that device. Second is that with the other statements said above, how many of those can you actually upgrade? How many of you, have added ram into an all in one pc, or have actually used more than one battery, or SD card in a phone. Really? You require more than one battery during the lifespan of your phone? Listen i know FJ is the PC master race, but for the love of god, it's a computer, an appliance. Look around you in the world, every appliance that is beautiful is more expensive. Ovens are more expensive than some, because of stainless steel. Mercedes-Benz and BMW are more expensive, but less powerful than cheaper fords, or Nissan's. Why? Because they are beautiful. Life is not about power it is about beauty.

TL;DR Many good points but some can be countered.
#74 to #42 - appliance (03/03/2013) [-]
I am made from the highest god damn material. Don't come in here with this **** .
#36 - anon (03/03/2013) [-]
everybody calm the **** down. apple is not the ******* devil and bill gates is not ******* jesus. Macs are pretty good computers, it's just the internet has warped your minds.Sure, they have flaws, but so does every company. and the reason why you all hate apple computers is because you all consistently receive completely biased statements towards macs, and don't ever read about the flaws in PCs. I'm no hipster, and I have only owned a mac once, and they are just as good as PCs, just different. And if you neckbeards can't accept change then ******* go down.
#37 to #36 - anon (03/03/2013) [-]
Calm not go sorry.
User avatar #28 - jokersaysamuseme (03/02/2013) [-]
If people are dumb enough to buy a mac over a PC, they dont ******* deserve the money.
#9 - anon (03/02/2013) [-]
I have to agree to all the points.
BUT I must say that my MacBook Pro has been the only laptop I know that has been dropped form beds, chairs, benches, tables multiple times, hammered straight again, and still works.
Same for multiple iPods (didn't have to hammer them though). And for all the iPods without touchscreen there are Linux distributions available.
#10 - mynsfwaccounth (03/02/2013) [-]
TL;DR A long post which compiles false rumours about apple products.

Oh how the internet loves to make up ******** about apple.
#11 to #10 - anon (03/02/2013) [-]
he's right really, the internet loves to make fun of apple because the majority of people can only afford lower budget phones, tablets, pc's etc. there are some facts in this post but theres also a load of lies.
User avatar #18 to #10 - rampu (03/02/2013) [-]
The internet doesn't love to make up rumors about apple, The people that use it do. One of my personal favorites is "Apples are better than PCs" It's all a matter of opinion.
#22 to #18 - mynsfwaccounth (03/02/2013) [-]
Well depending on what you use things for either thing can be better. Apple devices are better if people want a basic, user-friendly device. Windows pc's/android phones are better for people who want a more complex device.

Neither device is better nor worse, i was compelled to write my original comment because im sick of the majority of internet users hating on either one.
User avatar #40 - billybong (03/03/2013) [-]
First, I'm not an apple fan at all, but while reading this, Sure I could see OP's point with each section, but I also have been following this whole apple ********* from day 1 understanding both sides and the author here is almost as manipulative as apple is.

Eg, the author is ragging on proprietary parts like the connector. Well something my galaxy s3 can't do, is send analogue audio out through it's MicroUSB to a dock. So to have a "drop in dock" system like the Ipod/iPhone has, I've either got to plug in an extra cable or screw around with bluetooth.

Not that it's be a big deal, but the point of the example is that if you think about why certain things may have been done you might understand it a little better... and in the previous dock example, Apple did make it pretty easy for n00bs to do

Not that any of this excuses apple for how apple conduct business.... suing left right and center definitely makes me not want to trust that company
User avatar #75 - orangepikmin (09/30/2014) [-]
AND IPHONE 6 IS **** TOO
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