Weekend, and I should be looking forward to it. There is 6 nations rugby to watch, and time to relax and get over the cold (the sleepyness has started to pass, but the nose and gunge has just started - how's that for a pleasent mental image on a Saturday morning!).
But... Instead I have to go and play tech support for my father in law. I got a email from Mrs Stace this week that he had bought himself a new MacBook and it refuses point blank to talk to his wireless network, could I help.
I said 'No, I don't use Macs - I haven't a clue'. But was told in no uncertain terms that I know more than anyone else. Bullhuey I say. But it seems I can't get out of it...
So why do I hate the MacBook? Well two things. I personally do not feel they are value for money. For half the price of a White MacBook you can get a vanilla machine with better specs (maybe not as good battery life...). I don't mind spending money (ask Mrs Stace :p) but I do like to feel like I am getting value for money. Last time I was laptop shopping (a couple of years ago now) I couldn't do that with a Mac. I could spend an extra 100 euros and have a slightly lower spec Apple machine, or I could save the money and have an Asus (Still alluminium, carbon fibre and good looking) .
But, apart from what I see as lack of value for money, my biggest issue with the Mac is other Mac users. Not all I of them I know - so if it's not you please don't get insulted - but a few vocal ones.
There are a few people in the office that use Macs so I asked for a quick 101 on connecting to wireless networks. What was I told 'It can't possibly be the Mac, they never go wrong, it must be a problem with the network'. What pretentious crap! Forget the 4 windows machines that talk to it, first attempt with no problems, and the three phones (two android and one iPhone!) - they took a little more work but got there in the end.
No if there is an issue it must be something other than the machine as they are perfect. Saint Steve says so.
*That* is what I hate about the Mac!
(Appologies to all those normal people out there with Macs, but I had to get this out of my system!)