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Jul 8, 2007, 3:38 PM - Mac or Pc?
I am a PC person myself, which do you guys prefer?
Jul 8, 2007, 3:54 PM - Re: Mac or Pc?
PC, I'm not that fond with just about everything with Mac. Especially the "Mac image".
Last edited by Scott Kaufmann; Jul 8, 2007 at 4:01 PM.
Jul 8, 2007, 3:56 PM - Re: Mac or Pc?
Macs are for stoners, give me the old nerdy guy any day!
Jul 8, 2007, 4:01 PM - Re: Mac or Pc?
I'm a PC person myself, but Dessel has a Mac, so I...I'll shut up now.
Jul 8, 2007, 4:50 PM - Re: Mac or Pc?
Wow...that has to be the most retarded comment ever. No seriously...i mean that....
Jul 8, 2007, 5:24 PM - Re: Mac or Pc?
Keep your big calculators, give me a sexy mac any day.
Jul 8, 2007, 6:50 PM - Re: Mac or Pc?
I hated macs (no reason), until we got one for the family, never had any problems with it. But if I were ever to buy a computer for myself, I would get a PC so I could play all my favorite Novalogic games.
Jul 8, 2007, 7:30 PM - Re: Mac or Pc?
I'm a PC fan, mostly because I've never owned a Mac. I briefly used one when visting the Apple Store in Chicago and thought it was pretty cool. When it comes down to it I would most likely buy a PC because I'm far more familiar with the system.
Jul 8, 2007, 8:04 PM - Re: Mac or Pc?
I started out with PCs myself and then made the switch to Macs a few years back. Never regretted since. The lack of viruses, spyware and all slowing down my comp is a thing of the past.
Dont get me wrong, I still use my Dell for a few things, but my G4 gets the most usage.
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Jul 8, 2007, 8:14 PM - Re: Mac or Pc?
They both have their strengths and weaknesses. However, as long as the mac isn't the primary platform for desktop gaming...I won't be buying one.
Jul 8, 2007, 9:11 PM - Re: Mac or Pc?
i've got 4 macs in my house at this very moment.
dual proc g4 tower, 20" g5 imac, 12" g4 powerbook, 13" core2 duo macbook
Jul 8, 2007, 11:09 PM - Re: Mac or Pc?
Been a Mac user for over ten years. But the new Macs are Intel and dual bootable so they can run both the Windows and OS X operating systems.
The only reason I would buy or build a PC is if I needed to have a cheap Windows machine with a parallel/serial port for a homebrew CNC or computerized foam cutter.
Jul 8, 2007, 11:36 PM - Re: Mac or Pc?
I have been a PC/Mac user for about 9 years. And I would just like to say that I use my PC's at work, and my Mac when I get home. They both have their strong and weak points. I think we can all agree that PC's/Mac's suck. I am waiting for someone to come out with a computer that gives us the best of both worlds.
Jul 9, 2007, 12:20 AM - Re: Mac or Pc?
Jul 9, 2007, 12:35 AM - Re: Mac or Pc?
ill design a computer that is pc and mac put together. Ill call it Pac. Also im more of a pc person.
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Jul 9, 2007, 12:44 AM - Re: Mac or Pc?
No, it should be the other way around, PC is for uber pwnerers...Mac, is well....a mac.....nothing special.
Jul 9, 2007, 1:04 AM - Re: Mac or Pc?
Mac's have handles on them so it is easier to carry them to the dumpster.
If you uninstall all of that useless extra **** that comes with windows, it won't crash....unless you keep going to those porn sites and click everywhere. Who really needs all those crappy fonts anyway.
They both suck. They suck because they try to please every kind of user at the same time instead of offering a basic os and offering software packages for web development, or digital imaging, or whatever. Mac is a bit more stable, but when one crashes, it is more difficult to recover lost documents. When a pc crashes, you just turn it back on (most of the time.)
I hope I have not offended anyone...
well, no one important anyway.
Jul 9, 2007, 2:47 AM - Re: Mac or Pc?
Mac for Music programming, Image editing etc, PC for games, net. Best of both worlds!
Jul 9, 2007, 3:02 AM - Re: Mac or Pc?
I use an Imac g5, I've never had any problems with it.
Jul 9, 2007, 5:27 AM - Re: Mac or Pc?
Been a diehard PC fan for years but am slowly being turned... mostly by Microsoft's inability to do anything but come out with more and more bloated software as it goes. With Macs now being Unix based and with the fact that you can dual boot... it is getting harder to justify a PC.
Jul 9, 2007, 6:18 AM - Re: Mac or Pc?
I'm an Apple Certified technician, and have worked in the field of Mac support for over seven years. I've supported Windows for some of my employers, and from a 'PITA' standpoint, working on Wintel PCs really is a PITA.
My argument for Macs has been the same since 1998, and I'm happy to see that Apple has moved in that direction ever since. UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING.
We're in an age where computers are everywhere and they are in everything. Using them has become commonplace, much like every other appliance in our homes such as microwaves or refrigerators. When I buy a refrigerator, I don't care HOW it works, so long as it does what it's supposed to do reliably. Why then, must our personal computers be any different?? We use them FAR more and for increasingly more important things such as our memories in digital pictures, our music and home movies. If your microwave kept throwing up cryptic error messages and being a general pain, would you continue to use it?? If it did these things the first week out of the box, would you not take it back?? Why then, do people continue to put up with that kind of **** using Windows? Why must you spend your valuable time to 'keep up' on all the latest Windows vulnerabilities, be mindful of spyware, malware, trojans and viruses? I don't know about you, but I have better things to do with my time.
Which leads us to the Mac. The closest thing we have today to a ubiquitous computing appliance that simply works. Old and tired arguments like price and compatibility are ancient history. When all new Macs can run Windows or Windows apps exactly like their PC counterparts, there is no reason to buy a cheap PC, that is of course, you like dealing with Windows and frustration.
I honestly can't see any practical reason to buy or use a PC with Windows. There is no software out there that specifically requires generic PC hardware with Windows running on it. Gaming is an old argument... if you're a die-hard gamer, sure, buy a PC, but $3000 vs. $300 for a gaming console? And did I mention you can run Windows on a Mac?
Well, I typed much more than I intended to, but it's a subject I have debated passionately every day for the last ten years or more when I got my first Mac in 1994.
Jul 9, 2007, 8:04 AM - Re: Mac or Pc?
Very well said, Mike. Up until about 5 years ago, I would have argue with you pretty heatedly, but the LEAPS I have seen Macs take in the past few years has been nothing short of incredible in my book while the PC/Microsoft world really hasn't done much at all... It is getting harder and harder to support Windows when the only thing they really change is a bit of the look and feel to the frontend...
Jul 9, 2007, 8:24 AM - Re: Mac or Pc?
My computer desk at home has a Mac G4 and my own built PC. I use the PC more for gaming, browsing, ect. Mac is used for music, photo, video, and other media. My wife is into photography so she uses the Mac more for that.
Jul 9, 2007, 8:57 AM - Re: Mac or Pc?
I use Macs at work and at home. If you work in the visual arts, there is no other platform really.