Mac or PC

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    Aug 04, 2010 2:29 PM GMT
    What is your preference/recommendation?
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    Aug 04, 2010 2:32 PM GMT
    My preference: PC, only because it's all I've ever used (familiarity).
    My recommendation: Whichever one fits your needs the most.
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    Aug 08, 2010 2:33 AM GMT
    Versatile: I use both. PC for work Mac for personal
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    Aug 08, 2010 2:33 AM GMT
    PC at work, Mac at home. I tried to convince my boss to switch to Mac, but...the cost to switch the office over would be approximately $86,000. He said, "Hell No!"
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    Aug 08, 2010 2:47 AM GMT
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  • NerdLifter

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    Aug 08, 2010 2:50 AM GMT
    I prefer PC, personally; I've never seen the allure of a mac.
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    Aug 08, 2010 2:51 AM GMT
    PC is actually a generic term. A MAC is a PC (personal computer). Things being as they are, PC came to mean those systems usually running Microsoft Windows.
    The MAC, or those with Intel processors, can run the Apple OS and Windows but not the other way around so in this scenario the MAC has an advantage.

    The PC, designed to run Windows, are typically cheaper than Apple products. Most everything you buy for a MAC will be on the whole more expensive.

    Both the PC and the MAC can run Linux (which is completely free and runs circles around both when it comes to speed, startup, and shutdown). Ubuntu Linux is a free distro that showcases what Linux is capable of today. Personally I like it.

    Bottom line is how much do you want to spend and what you want to use it for. I would define that and then ask your question again.



  • NerdLifter

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    Aug 08, 2010 2:53 AM GMT
    MaturedJock said

    Bottom line is how much do you want to spend and what you want to use it for. I would define that and then ask your question again.



    Exactly what MatureJock said; he is wise.
  • EricLA

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    Aug 08, 2010 3:10 AM GMT
    PC for work, though I hate it. Mac for home. I worked for a non-profit prior to my current job. So I was in an all-Mac environment for the first time. They were okay, but with the advent of OS X -- its stability and great features -- I was hooked. My home PC died at about the time Apple converted to Intel processors, allowing Macs to run Windows. I took that opportunity to convert to a MacBook. I'm now on my second one. I'll probably buy an iPad with the next model, depending on what features it has.
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    Aug 08, 2010 3:14 AM GMT
    Mac all the way. Had too many PCs crash on me.
  • oursirpeace

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    Aug 08, 2010 3:15 AM GMT
    sdgman saidMac all the way. Had too many PCs crash on me.

    Exactly what I was going to post!
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    Aug 08, 2010 3:17 AM GMT
    I build my own computers.
  • Regina_Guy

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    Aug 08, 2010 3:17 AM GMT
    Mac here as well. Personally I think Macs were built for gays! lol
  • EricLA

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    Aug 08, 2010 3:18 AM GMT
    charlitos saidI build my own computers.


    Using what operating system?
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    Aug 08, 2010 3:20 AM GMT
    EricLA said
    charlitos saidI build my own computers.


    Using what operating system?


    Linux Redhat box, Windows 7 box, and Linux Fedora on my third computer. One iphone and one iPad(closest thing ill ever get to a Mac and just because all I need it for is to check my emails, browse the internet and read books)
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    Aug 08, 2010 3:31 AM GMT
    Are you planning on purchasing on a Desktop or Notebook?
    It all depends on your intentions.... If you're buying a desktop you could always build a 'hackintosh,' which will allow you to switch between both operating systems and upgrade your system as needed.
    For a notebook.... It doesn't really matter as much. icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 08, 2010 4:06 AM GMT
    Mac all the way
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    Aug 08, 2010 4:07 AM GMT
    Mac... DUUUH!!!!! icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 08, 2010 4:23 AM GMT
    I wanted to save money, so I bought a PC. I had two system crashes, one virus, and hundred more dollars in extra programs...including Norton. There were numerous tics and software conflicts. In the end, it cost as much as a Mac.
    I bought my MacBook last September and have only had one minor hiccup. All of my desired software was installed on it, and works flawlessly.

    I will never go back to PC.
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    Aug 08, 2010 4:43 AM GMT
    I have a MacBook. I planning to build a desktop soon, which will obviously be Windows. (Though I'd love to do a Windows/Hackintosh combo.)
  • Webster666

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    Aug 08, 2010 6:15 AM GMT
    I went from a PC to a Mac and it was like jumping from the technology of one century to the next. I love, love, love my Mac. Why do people still buy PC's ? I guess they just don't know any better.
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    Aug 08, 2010 6:26 AM GMT
    sexyactionnick said(Though I'd love to do a Windows/Hackintosh combo.)

    Make sure to cross reference the parts you order to make sure that they are compatible with OS X.

    Webster666 saidWhy do people still buy PC's? I guess they just don't know any better.


    For the price you pay for a Apple computer you could get a custom (Windows) PC that runs 10x faster/smoother than an iMac/Macbook. You can also upgrade more than just the ram on a PC, so you don't have to purchase a new one every other year. Yes- I am aware that Apple also has a 'traditional tower' desktop- but it cost 2k----> for the bare minimum and it is recommend for animation/editing/video/entertainment studios. <---honestly a HUGE waste for everyone else.

    I happen to have a macbook (can hardly run anything)... but if I ever buy a desktop I'm going to make my own Hackintosh. icon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 08, 2010 6:31 AM GMT
    Mac. No questions about it.
  • ramblerman

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    Aug 08, 2010 6:49 AM GMT
    funny thing, last weekend i spent 7hours with 3 different tech supports on our old PC to finally get to HP's tech to say they could fix the "known" problem over the phone for $49.95 or sign-up for one year of support for $99.95. The network driver needs uninstalled & reinstalled, Told them this happened immediately after their update so it was their software issue not my hardware. If they could not fix it free over the phone I was buying a MAC. After all the issues & always afraid to turn off the old HP after an update-- out of fear of it taking 3 hours to get it to come back on-- we decided to make the switch. Just love this new MAC. Even the HP printer that came with the HP ( that I had to do an 8 hour download to get the printer to work with vista & the HP when new & together in an HP package) was just plug & play!!
    Other forums people are saying the extra cost outweighs all the typical problems with a PC.
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    Aug 08, 2010 8:33 AM GMT
    MAC all the way