Free Wi-Fi At McDonalds: Mac Vs. PC [Pic]

Submitted by: ffi 5 years ago Tech

Here"s the instruction pamphlet McDonald"s gives nerds that want to use their free wi-fi. Pays to be an Apple fanboy?
There are 124 comments:
Male 1,540
Well I don`t know if anyone pointed this out, but this is telling you how to use the dynamic IP address in your network configuration if, for some reason, you already set up a static network configuration on your WiFi. If you did, then you don`t need this to tell you how to do it.

If you didn`t, which most people don`t, then you just click the WiFi icon on your taskbar and click "connect."
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Male 185
oh and F*ck apple....
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Male 185
apple is just a bunch of greedy bastards....their dev restrictions on iphone is facist....mac only thinks their better because no one makes viruses for them because their such a minority...then again when someone does make a virus for them what happens?....they get destroyed because the old ppl out there who buy a mac thinking it will be easy and they wont have to worry about viruses thinks they dont need virus protection on a mac...dead mf wrong...
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Male 766
I`ve owned 6 MS laptops and never had a lick of trouble with wifi internet . . . networking on the other hand and getting 2 PCs to undestand each other . . . shudder but I`ll never own a mac
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Male 1
Sev -- don`t think they didn`t photoshop the PC... that one was SUPPOSED to say, "ARE YOU SURE? Microsoft knows you are 97 years old and may have trouble remembering what you are doing. Selecting this option may allow the much younger to change or adulterate your settings. Switch to McDonald`s FREE WiFi?"
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Male 268
Wow never had to any of that with my laptop with xp or vista before I went to 7 must be for those idiots who buy a laptop then hard wire in because all that should have been set up already
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Male 2,229
Totally leaves out Win 7, which by the way is just as easy as the Mac.
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Male 1,418
Though if your Mac device says "self-assigned IP address" and it`s showing 169....., then you`re boned.
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Male 916
no amount of "user friendly" simplicity is worth actually being see with an apple product.
do they really think that intentionally retarding a computer is a good thing?
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Male 44
The Mac side is obviously photoshopped. The original reads, "Shouldn`t you be at Starbucks, Panera Bread, or PF Chang`s, hipster douche? Don`t forget your Lucky Strikes and inflated sense of self worth when you leave."
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Male 89
plus just get windows 7 scrubs
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Male 1,239
Also, while it can be done in control panel it`s easier to click the wireless icon in the tray and then pick the wifi signal you want. That`s it.
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Male 1,239
All the stuff past step two is already default so someone added all this to make it look hard.
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Male 158
Jesus, this hurts...I pity whoever made this and tried to make Mac look superior. Anyone that actually uses Windows knows how easy it is to set up wifi...
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Male 269
I can`t speak for the mac-section, but the one for windows is more of a troubleshooting than anything else. In general it should work in 3 clicks max.
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Female 1,324
...it`s so not that hard >>; my computer automatically tries to connect to wi-fi when I`m around it. I don`t even have to do anything most of the time.
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Male 25,416
lolz... you can just click on the wifi icon at the bottom right on windows and its just like clicking on the airport icon.
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Male 2,376
ohh sorry lauraloo your right. somebody must have cried and begged steve jobs.. saying were not worthy steve were not worthy but can you please allow us to have some network options.. and then steve said.. my little minions.. i will only allow this if you promise to never try and share anything! and i mean anything!!! you want a song streamed to your stereo via wireless network? NO GET AN IPAD NOW YOU LITTLE WORTHLESS MINIONS
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Male 3,482
[quote]Maybe, just maybe...what apple wants me to do with their computers..and what *i* want to do with their computers..nicely coincide..AS THE SAME THINGS? :O UNHEARD OF, I KNOW![/quote]
I can almost SMELL Apple`s brainwashing on you.

Next you`ll be saying "It`s FINE that I don`t actually OWN the products I horribly overpaid for. Go ahead and brick them for whatever reason if I do something that angers you, oh great one Steve Jobs. I will accept you`re judgement and put down ANOTHER absurd amount of money to purchase ANOTHER sh*tty Mac rather than just buying a much cheaper, better built PC and dual-booting it if I want to use your crappy OS."
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Male 12
mac... big mac
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Male 10
pamphlet made by mactards who doesn`t know how to use windows.
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Female 1,803
Riiight. Macs have no network options. Riiiight. You people are making yourselves look so ignorant now.
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Male 195
I have a mac, but usually i have more problems setting up wireless on my mac than in my pc ...

McDonalds: Y U so trendy??
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Male 2,376
that`s why stupid people use macs.. no options.. just on or off.. i like to be able to configure things to my liking! which is why PC will always be king!!! most people who display there macs like some sort of beautiful piece of art are dratin douched out to the max.
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Male 1,178
it`s just as easy to connect on a windows machine, just click the wireless icon bottom right and click connect. Only fail here is Mcdonalds for being complete retards
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Male 63
so you want your mac to be able to go on itunes and surf the web. and, thats it. oh wait. you also want to pay more for cheaply built laptop. as well as out dated hardware. i guess if that is what you want. then a Mac is for you.
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Male 2,506
How is this true? You just click the raising bar button on the bottom right, and click on the name, and click connect.
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Female 4
@HeadiesRusH Right. But nothing really goes wrong with Macs.
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Male 773
@random

wow, i disagree with you alot today.

Maybe, just maybe...what apple wants me to do with their computers..and what *i* want to do with their computers..nicely coincide..AS THE SAME THINGS? :O UNHEARD OF, I KNOW!
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Male 328
That`s what I hate about Mac. People who don`t know how to use computer go "omg look how EASY it is!!!" and then they go around telling the whole world about how awesome macs are. But if you actually know how to use a computer, and you try to use a mac, you just end up getting frustrated because mac doesn`t let you DO anything! The interface is so simplistic that if something goes wrong you don`t even know where to start.
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Male 1,832
Still doesn`t justify paying that much more for a mac.
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Male 3,578
ya if you want to do it the hard way. windows 7 is even esayer
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Male 1,293
I was about to write something when I saw Enjin already had. So ... yeah, what he said.

Macs are for people who want to do exactly what Apple want them to do and nothing else, and take it back to Apple if there`s a problem.
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Male 518
Those instructions are outdated.
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Male 2,121
If it doesn`t work on Windows you have lots of instructions to read to make sure every relative setting is correct. On Mac you`re screwed.
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Male 2,033
Whoever made this pamphlet has no clue how to run a windows based OS, and neither does the OP apparently.
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Male 2,592
Macintosh - So easy an idiot could use it.
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Male 802
Wow those instructions are awful, it actually works exactly the same on windows and mac, you just click the icon in the toolbar and select it.
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Male 759
That`s got to be a joke.

Instructions for Windows 98 and up:
1. Click on wireless signal icon
2. Select McDonalds icon from list.
-End Instruction-

As an avid Linux supporter...

Linux Instructions:
1. RTFM!
2. Pray...
3. Return to step 1.
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Male 1,249
Damn venice08 just stfu please
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Male 6,694
That was easy.
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Male 108
That is the most hilarious pamphlet IAB has ever shown!!!!!!!! I am definitely not bored now. Thanks IAB!!! You are the freakin best!!! WOOOHOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 10,440
[quote] Pays to be an Apple fanboy? [/quote]
Haha!

This picture shows that you have significantly less control over your internet with a mac. If all a mac will let you do is list the networks and click to connect, then when it doesn`t work you`re boned.

Anyway, this is not representative. It`s a freaking McDonalds pamphlet. Are we suddenly taking McDonalds seriously?
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Male 606
No this is a Pamphlet for stupid asses who dont know how to use their technology.... Mac = Horrible!
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Male 148
It takes me 2 clicks to get on mcdonalds wifi with my thinkpad, I don`t know why they have 9000 steps for windows in that picture.

I won`t even get into the whole pc vs mac debate, beating a dead horse and all that.
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Male 2,700
think this difficulty has something to do with the fact that there are not alot of companies that make Apple comps, so the setup is pretty much the same. But there ARE alot of companies that make windows based PCs and Laptops. Each with a different set of cards, setups, customizations, the works.

I think ill Just keep using my Droid to hook my laptop to the internet, thanks.
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Male 230
Haters gonna Hate
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Male 14,330

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Male 812
@Locke357

I guess it`s because it`s not true.
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Male 409
Whoever wrote these is an idiot. I have owned 6-7 laptops and have never had to go into the control panel to connect to a wifi hotspot.
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Male 496
this is pretty sweet, and to be honest as a long time PC user I do get why Macs are loved.

What I don`t get however is why you would spend over twice as much for a shiny aluminium case and the apple logo. I run Mac OS on my laptop as a dual boot, I have in my laptop enough power to beat most desktops, and much more kit than what you get on a Mac, but it cost me £500 to build instead of £1000. THAT is what I can`t stand! That people clearly only buy them because they "look nice" or because "its a mac!" which is stupid and shows a complete lack of common sense of any kind.
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Male 1,586
Don`t you think it would be easier to use WiFi on a Mac at McDonald`s since they are cousins and all.
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Male 128
Hater`s gonna hate, and take a joke too seriously


Honestly, all you have to do is make a joke about macs being better in some way and all the PC users just start RAAAAAAGIIIING
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Male 555
Look closer. There`s three separate sets of instructions here (XP, 7 and mac). 5 steps vs 3, not that big of a jump
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Male 192
you can install mac os on windows if you`re so desperate/ technically inept (which btw most mac users are) u mad macfags?

or pay a bit and get your own ruddy wifi
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Male 559
It pays in "Stupid". If have a laptop that you carry with you to a fast food restaurant and you can`t figure out how to hook into a wireless signal, it`s probably because you found a laptop and live at McDonalds.
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Male 280
Yeah, but on the other hand, I don`t have a shiity computer...so there is that.
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Male 52
macs can`t have static IP`s.. that would take their beloved flexibility.
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Male 7
...or, Vista or Win 7, 1. make sure wifi is on, 2. right-click the network icon, 3. click "connect to a network", and 4. double-click the mcdonalds wifi network to connect. Not that the instructions in the pic are actually complicated or difficult, but they are completely pointless when Windows will handle most of it for you and is just as easy as the mac instructions. [from a Windows/Linux/iPhone user]
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Male 122
@BrainBits: You got me completely wrong. First, I am a Linux user and have been since 1996. Second, I wouldn`t touch MacOS (or IOS) nowadays because I refuse to accept Apple`s licensing terms. Third, MacOS X ist not at all based on Linux, but on the Mach kernel, which has inherited some BSD strains in its past.

What I meant to say is that almost 100% of Linux users know how to set up their wireless without instructions. That percentage is (IMHO) lower for Windows and MacOS.
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Male 3,081
I don`t think it`s about whether your a mac person or a pc one.... If anything I think the moral of the story is eating burgers may make you so dumb that you`ll need to take IT instructions from a fast food restaurant.
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Male 697
Is this meant to prove Macs are simpler? Surely it just proves that Macs have less options and stuff, a bad thing.
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Male 7
Agreed, JJ`s
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Male 34
What if a mac have a static ip ?
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Male 445
hey, k-two. mac <> linux. Its based on linux, but it`s not linux.

You may have a mac, but you are not a Linux user.
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Female 934
@coffekoneko:

I LOOOOVE JJ`s! :DDDD
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Female 934
People....leave the house....with their...computers?

See you guys at KFC.
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Female 1,008
Mmmm. Makes me want to eat at McDonalds. No wait! Jimmy Johns...mmmm.

It`s 4 in the morning and I`m hungry.
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Male 122
Just tells you that Windows has more configurable options. Macs don`t, because they are deliberately broken for enterprise users with a sense of data protection.

What I like most: They know that Linux users don`t need instructions on how to handle their devices.
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Male 19
I`ve never seen someone take that long to explain how to use unprotected wifi
step one - right click on wifi icon in taskbar
step two - select the one with the most bars
step three - ???
step four - PROFIT
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Male 2,513
@Greguire
Very interesting that, for all it`s simplicity, mac users still have to ask for a pamphlet for internet set up on their own machine.
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Male 2,513
If you cant connect to the internet on an unprotected wifi signal then you need to give up on using computers.
It`s really not as complicated as it makes it seem
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Male 262
What is this Windows Vista that they speak of. No one ever talks about a Vista. Windows went from XP straight to 7, right?
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Male 880
Google Analytics Report:
Windows: 84.8%
Mac: 5.2%
Linux: 0.7%
Other: 9.3%

Other category includes iPads, iPhones, Android and other non-Mac/Windows/Linux machines.
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Male 1,083
OHHHHHHH NOES! 4 extra steps!?
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Male 406
@anarchsoul

Its 2AM, I`m browsing until I fall asleep. You`re right I should be doing something more productive right now, like masturbating or knitting.
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Male 416
That`s fine for computers, but what about tablets? iPad, Android, I`m sure there are more of those being used these days.
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Male 593
@schecter5

Thats a nice long post you wrote for someone whos doing other things then giving thought to stuff like this..
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Male 8
Wait, what? I have a pc, I just click the little icon where it says "Wireless Networks Found!" click the network I want and hit "Connect"... so confused.
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Female 1,803
"It looks superior, but it`s not. Windows has like 3 steps just as similar to the Mac ones, but when the Mac steps don`t work you`re solution is NOTHING. You can`t do ANYTHING to mess with settings. Windows actually allows you to fix problems yourself."

I love when people who have obviously never used a mac try to tell people how one works or how you can`t do things on it that, in reality, are easily done.
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Female 1,803
"Mac`s breed an army of technology illiterate people in an increasingly technological world. You get a sense of how your computer really works by screwing around with everything in Windows, but with Mac it`s all "Magic" isn`t it?"

yeah, sure. That`s why this mac person has to repeatedly tell pc users how to do basic things on their own computer.
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Male 1,557
Cos how often do you see Macs being used in coffee shops etc compared to Windows laptops? PC users are able to eat/drink without needing to show the world they`re on a laptop.
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Male 406
I`m a mac user. I`ve had a mac either in my home or as my laptop in college since I was about 8 or 9. Over a decade of usage. I`ve also had to us a pc whenever I go to the library or have to do anything at school. Thats how its been since I was a little kid. I have no problem using one or the other. Fact of the matter is, I use a mac because its comfortable for me, but I`m pretty sure I`d be just fine if I had a pc.

I don`t get why people care about this type of thing. If you are one of those people that wants to say I paid too much for my laptop, good for you. If you want to call me a fan boy who wouldn`t know a power chord from a usb, cool story. Fact of the matter is, I`m busy doing other things with my life than giving my thought to this type of thing.

Why aren`t you?
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Male 4,902
Ewww who goes to McDonalds anyways?
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Male 174
Mac`s breed an army of technology illiterate people in an increasingly technological world. You get a sense of how your computer really works by screwing around with everything in Windows, but with Mac it`s all "Magic" isn`t it?
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Male 219
I think everyone would benefit from reading jadedtortois`s post... it are accomplishes the opposite of what she hoped .
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Male 85
yeah I work at one of those pooholes, and I`ve never had to hand out one of those, except to mac users.
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Male 2,345
this is retarded.

All I have to do is click on MANAGE NETWORK CONNECTIONS, hit CONNECT TO (whatever network is there) and if need be enter a password. If no password is needed then I will be connected with my PC laptop in about 20 seconds.

sorry Mac users, once again you have still over paid for an under-performing machine with no ability to change or customize anything on it. hey, enjoy BUYING a new one when it breaks!
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Female 362
To open WiFi at a restaurant on my PC: (1) Turn on the wireless radio. (2) Wait for my computer to find all the available networks. (3) Click the name of the connection I want to use. (4) Click connect.
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Male 174
These are the "if you couldn`t connect" instructions. The reasons that your PC wouldn`t be able to connect is that Windows doesn`t hold your hand through everything and allows many options to be changed. If your Mac can`t connect seems like you`re poo out of luck.
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Male 5,314
bullsh*t
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Male 3,482
Yeah, the fact is, if you`re having to go through all that crap to get on some free wifi, then you probably changed all those settings concerning IP address and all that in the first place and know what you`re doing.
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Male 15,510
Thats why im a PC (Running Ubuntu 11.04)
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Female 779
All this tells me is that, using a PC requires and exercises more intelligence. Mac people will just get dumber, as it get`s easier for them.

PC ftw.
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Male 552
It`s showing how to manually connect, windows has an auto-configure option that would probably take out half those steps.
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Male 83
Everything for the PC past step 3 is extraneous, anyway, unless you have set your PC to a static IP, which is highly unlikely.
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Male 1,625
@sarahofborg

you obviously have never used a mac and know nothing about them
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Male 46
I`m with @phoneybone..

hence the words at the top "Need MORE help"

it probably says the same thing on the back for macs. Connecting to wifi takes the same about of steps on a PC than a mac.
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Male 4,867
stfu davy, no-one cares
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Male 12,138
I dunno about Apple products man... my brother had an iPhone and the touch-screen went dead. Then after a week or so it started working again, but the button wouldn`t work. Then several days later, the button fell out. So, today he went and got a brand new iPhone 4. F*cking thing was broken right out of the box. Now of course, he can get it replaced (we presume), but it`s the hassle of another 2-hour round trip into the city again tomorrow night.

Yeah, yeah, I know, anecdotal. But still.
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Male 1,081
I don`t think "nerds" would need help connecting to Wi-Fi.
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Male 362
one time i worked for mcdonalds and i was at the store warehouse and had to poo so I poo in a happy meal bag.
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Male 1,744
I`m sure the front is the easy steps for pc, and I`d bet the back is trouble shooting for mac as well
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Female 1,963
I`ve certainly never had to do any of this to connect to a new wifi with a pc.
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Male 593
Linux ftw! Tux Forever!!!!!
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Male 608
@pootio - Come back when you have a Fu<king clue...

Network Utility - Ping - Type in site you want to ping. Done.....
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Male 252
That`s the troubleshooting menu. Meaning if you cant connect regularly, here`s all the custom options for windows to fix it.
Mac, if it doesnt work, that is the only way to connect. Sucks for you!
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Male 1,931
Being able to set up my system the way I want to, or to have it done for me regardless of my wishes. Hmmm....
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Male 1,002
Most of the Windows steps only really apply if the McDonalds wifi is the first internet connection you`ve ever used on your computer. For those that didn`t have their new laptop shipped to a McDonalds, the steps are almost identical to those of the Apple.
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Male 490
You don`t have to do any of that crap do you? Those are default on mine.
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Female 446
I`d stop reading after *Go to start...* Then order an extra apple pie....yeah...pie is good! :D
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Male 3,894
Actually... it`s the same number of steps (and very similar ones, at that. All of the extra junk in the "Windows" instructions just involved double-checking settings to make sure they`re set up properly, which shouldn`t be a problem in the first place.
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Male 1,299
Or just click "Connect to Internet"

and Select "McDonalds Free Wi-Fi"


That`s what I do on my Windows Laptop... Or on my Android phone- I just walk into McDOnalds and it does the rest for me.
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Male 93
They forgot to mention the extra $1000 needed to buy a iCrap Pro
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Male 341
nerds don`t need a manual.
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Male 4,793
"Pays to be an Apple fanboy? "

It never pays to be an apple fanboy.
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Male 106
Yeah, lets see a mac fanboy ping a website.
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Male 82
100% Apple paid McDonalds!!
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Female 3,562
It looks superior, but it`s not. Windows has like 3 steps just as similar to the Mac ones, but when the Mac steps don`t work you`re solution is NOTHING. You can`t do ANYTHING to mess with settings. Windows actually allows you to fix problems yourself.
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Male 670
all the apple fanboys are at starbucks anyways
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Male 100
For anyone with half a brain, steps 3, 4, 5, 6 are not needed. If you don`t have dns and ip automatically set, or you don`t have your internet control panel settings correct, you deserve 4 extra steps.
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Male 385
More than half of that is unneeded for sure. Click wireless icon choose McWiFi and boom.
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Male 11,740
Better yet, don`t go to McDonald`s. It`s crap anyway.
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Female 156
Link: Free Wi-Fi At McDonalds: Mac Vs. PC [Pic] [Rate Link] - Here`s the instruction pamphlet McDonald`s gives nerds that want to use their free wi-fi. Pays to be an Apple fanboy?
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