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Old 04-01-2009, 10:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Mac or pc??


The ultimate question that should only be answered by people who have experience with both!!!

I have both, and use both so I will give my opnion

MAC is it by far... The hands down champion.
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ok I'll start it off.
The mac is better.
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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MAC, far and away, MAC. I just got one of those tiny laptops from hp, it's OK for email and some internet stuff. It's so small I can actually carry it in my tote bag, much like a book. Weighs about 4 pounds.

I fried my MAC iBook and am still grieving. It was just so easy to use!

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Old 04-01-2009, 03:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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MacBook Pro here... Used PC's since the DOS days... all the way through Windows Vista... went to Mac last fall and have never looked back... I did like the way windows handles their files/subdirectories/directories a little better... but since I'm mostly into the photos, music, DVD's... I don't miss the PC.

Besides, I want to be like the youngish and hip Mac guy... not like the stodgy, older PC business guy... ....

BTW, only a Mac user would ask that question... or answer it with such abandon!!

Poll anyone??

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Old 04-01-2009, 03:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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PC user here.

I think both companies suck.

Macs are overpriced. Actually, everything Apple sells is overpriced...like my POS ipod that completely crapped out on me after a mere 3 MONTHS! I'm still mad over that one. Unfortunately, in a fit of rage, I completely destroyed it. Now it's in a landfill in FSM knows where. (it was an ipod nano 3g…and the MFers came out with the 4g 1month after I bought mine…and the price went down $50! GRRRRRR! )

After calming down, I bought a Sony mp3 player...had it so far for 4 months and not a spot of trouble yet. AND it sounds freakin' awesome...did I mention it's a heck of a lot cheaper, too?
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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We own PCs in our house (3 of 'em) but I've used Macs at work. It was hard for me to learn to use the Macs at work, but for sure they have a lot more stability. And the virus thing is a HUGE plus for Mac. I'd love to buy a Mac for my next laptop.

I agree with Bam, though. Macs are WAY overpriced as compared to PCs. Your computing dollar goes A LOT farther with PCs, but at what other cost? It used to be the case that you couldn't run a LOT of software on Macs, but I believe they've made great strides in that department so it's not nearly as big an issue as it used to be.

p.s. We've never had any problems with any of our ipods. I upgraded to an ipod Touch about a year ago and I adore it. I hate that you can't replace your own battery, but oh well.
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Macs do have a sexiness thing going on, lol, and I believe they are the thing to have for music and graphic design software but why so expensive?
Linux is good, you can stick Ubuntu onto and old system and it will run nice and fast, no virus worries and it's all free.
Maybe one day I will get a Mac if I come into money, lol.
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i concur with Ubunbro!

altho, i use Linux Mint LTS

and best of all, its all open source...

have a mac-mini, and a tricked out winders XP

use'n a little Shuttle Gamer for the Linux...
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:48 AM   #10 (permalink)
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but why so expensive?
I just bought the new IMAC and it was resonably priced $1199. + tax and the warranty, everything was $1338
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I just bought the new IMAC and it was resonably priced $1199. + tax and the warranty, everything was $1338
The basic iMac is about £900 here and for that amount I could buy a PC that would blow it out the water performance-wise.
In fact for £500 or less I could buy a PC that was better specced in every way than the iMac

Don't get me wrong, I do think Macs are sexy, just expensive.
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I have both, and use both so I will give my opnion MAC is it by far... The hands down champion.
I have both as well, in fact I have several Macs and several PCs at my disposal. Some of the PC's run XP but most of them I put Linux on. When it comes time for me to enjoy the computer for personal purposes I use the Mac. I'm very proficient with all three platforms so it's not just a matter of liking "what I know" and hating anything that is different, it's just that Windows seems to me to be such a flakey platform, even when it's not crashing I get the feeling that it's about to crash if I look at it the wrong way. And then everything gets so sloooooow and creeps along, and that stupid hour glass pops up and won't go away.

On the Mac I will literally be running 10 programs at once: webcam with my g/f, torrent downloads, Photoshop, text editor, Warcraft, etc. And then I'll open up the web browser and end up with a dozen windows open. And then the latest episode of House MD will finish downloading and I start to play the AVI in another corner. And it not only doesn't crash, it doesn't even slow down.

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The basic iMac is about £900 here and for that amount I could buy a PC that would blow it out the water performance-wise.
Not with Windows running on it, it won't. I guess you're talking about Linux? Then I agree, but then you're comparing apples and oranges. (No pun intended).

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Not with Windows running on it, it won't.

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You might be right, I have never used a Mac. I was just going on the fact that the hardware would be a lot higher spec.
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Go into any software dept. 90% PC, 10% MAC.
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