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Old 11-01-2009, 09:46 PM   #1
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Why Camaro owners are like Mac owners

Being a techie/tech professional, this just kind of dawned on me one day - Camaro owners are kind of like Mac owners.

-We are crazy about our Camaros (Macs) and most of us like to make fun of the competition, be it Mustangs or Challengers or whatever (Windows machines). I don't personally do this, but it's generally true.

-Camaro owners get crazy attention from other people. I've used both Macs and Windows machines in public and I've gotten compliments on my iBook (back in the day) and MacBook Pro plenty of times...never on a Dell though.

-Camaro owners spend most of their time on Camaro5 talking to like-minded people. Mac owners tend to do the same thing with sites like macrumors.com or The Unofficial Apple Weblog or any other Mac fansite.

-Camaro owners LOVE their cars. It's not just means of transportation to them, it's a way of living. This goes for Mac owners as well - a Mac isn't just a computer, it's a lifestyle for some people.

-When a new Mac comes out, it's backordered for weeks. Do I really even need to say how this compares to the 5th generation Camaro?

That's about all for now.

And just as a note...I know I have to put this in here because I've seen what happens when people don't: this is not a Mac vs PC/OS X vs Windows thread. If anyone comes in here Mac bashing or Windows bashing or claiming that Linux is God's gift to modern computing, I may have to use this

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Old 11-01-2009, 09:47 PM   #2
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Hey look, another similarity.

I can't afford a Mac.

I can't afford a Camaro.

Siiigh.
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:49 PM   #3
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Hey look, another similarity.

I can't afford a Mac.

I can't afford a Camaro.

Siiigh.
Hahaha, that is true. Macs are expensive, but they're every bit worth it (you get what you pay for). Same for Camaros.
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:03 PM   #4
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But unlike a Mac, there's no shame in picking up a used 80s Camaro.

Unless you have a hardon for the Lisa. Then you're just a sick and twisted individual.. Not so much if you like IROCs.
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My Camaro isn't slow and neither is my Mac.....
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:06 PM   #6
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:06 PM   #7
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But unlike a Mac, there's no shame in picking up a used 80s Camaro.

Unless you have a hardon for the Lisa. Then you're just a sick and twisted individual.. Not so much if you like IROCs.
Hahahahahaha, I think that first part is a universal truth regarding computers, but that second part is hilarious. :P

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My Camaro isn't slow and neither is my Mac.....
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:08 PM   #8
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Also, the salespeople (stereotypical dealers, not all) all have a "holier than thou" attitude who try and rip people off...

Apple employees call themselves geniuses but seem to know nothing except how to talk down to friends of mine.
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:13 PM   #9
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Also, the salespeople (stereotypical dealers, not all) all have a "holier than thou" attitude who try and rip people off...

Apple employees call themselves geniuses but seem to know nothing except how to talk down to friends of mine.
I haven't had that experience with an Apple genius or with my dealer. I only have one dealer, but I've visited the Genius Bar about four times and they're very respectful.
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:40 PM   #10
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I love my iMac and my Camaro, they're both awesome!
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PC here.

Camaro purchase because I thought paying WAY more for a similar powered product with a few additional bells/whistles with a different body (Vette) to do the same thing was just silly.

Sorry Mac!

You also don't need to pay for a Mac to run their operating system. Alleviated the stupid tax and followed the online directions for a PC Hackintosh, similar to LS7 (Vette specific supposedly) engine swap in a Camaro.

Doable and on a budget!

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Old 11-01-2009, 10:53 PM   #12
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Linux is gods gift to man, just like the camaro.

Just saying.
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:18 PM   #13
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You also don't need to pay for a Mac to run their operating system. Alleviated the stupid tax and followed the online directions for a PC Hackintosh, similar to LS7 (Vette specific supposedly) engine swap in a Camaro.

Doable and on a budget!
Whereas the second may be legal, the first is not. I do believe there is precedent that will hold a software EULA up in court.
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Whereas the second may be legal, the first is not. I do believe there is precedent that will hold a software EULA up in court.
People pay me daily for parts/install for their 2010 Camaro to aid them even further in destroying warranties and breaking speed laws. O-snap, guess we're all CRIMINALS!
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People pay me daily for parts/install for their 2010 Camaro to aid them even further in destroying warranties and breaking speed laws. O-snap, guess we're all CRIMINALS!
The difference here, though, is that adding performance parts that can be potentially used to break a law is not illegal, much in the same way that owning a knife is not illegal, even though it can be used to harm someone.

However, the act of installing Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware is in direct violation of the software's EULA, which, as I stated, may have some bearing in a court of law.
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Hey look, another similarity.

I can't afford a Mac.

I can't afford a Camaro.

Siiigh.
Poor Fen.
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The difference here, though, is that adding performance parts that can be potentially used to break a law is not illegal, much in the same way that owning a knife is not illegal, even though it can be used to harm someone.

However, the act of installing Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware is in direct violation of the software's EULA, which, as I stated, may have some bearing in a court of law.
Depending on the use, this can be correct.

My brother, however, has a fully operable and licensed version of OS X on his PC for development work. In fact, the single machine can boot Windows 7, Fedora Core, or OS X.
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Depending on the use, this can be correct.
In fact, the single machine can boot Windows 7, Fedora Core, or OS X.
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So he.. built.. god?
LMAO.

Its a dual processor server board, running two quad core Xeon processors, 16 gig of fully error checked RAM, a GeForce 9800 GTX, and a striped raid using 10K RPM drives.

It books, lets put it that way. It can outclock a Dell Poweredge 2950, which is a 10,000 dollar server.
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the difference is i actually have a mac... :(
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Depending on the use, this can be correct.

My brother, however, has a fully operable and licensed version of OS X on his PC for development work. In fact, the single machine can boot Windows 7, Fedora Core, or OS X.
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Even if you buy OS X and use an EFI loader to install from the real, purchased, vanilla OS X disc, it's still illegal if it's not on Apple hardware. Of course, the exception for this is if your brother works for Intel or something.
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So he.. built.. god?
Any Intel Mac can run all of those operating systems (and any other x86/x86_x64 OS).
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Ew, macs.

I'll pass thanks! Got my fill of using those boat anchors in school.
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Ew, macs.

I'll pass thanks! Got my fill of using those boat anchors in school.
Boat anchors??? What year was that??? Must have been the early 90's.
The Mac is now a piece of FINE ART........ahead of the curve as well.

I have to agree with the OP, I Like the correlation.
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