PC or Mac?

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    Jan 17, 2008 10:53 PM GMT
    i personally own a mac book, and i've noticed that many other gay guys do as well, so just to put at ease my curiosity, what do you own, a PC or a MAC?
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    Jan 17, 2008 10:58 PM GMT
    PC, it was the only thing that my school really had and I have never really been able to get into the Mac OP system.
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    Jan 17, 2008 11:25 PM GMT
    pc, and going for mac in my next laptop. tired of the virus and all the malfunction. The "air" sold me.
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    Jan 17, 2008 11:33 PM GMT
    Mac..not going back to PC ever again..the new macbook air looks awesome...downside is the cost, but I think its worth it in the long run...
  • duglyduckling

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    Jan 18, 2008 12:44 AM GMT
    so tempting to get the Air as my first laptop, but to play it safe, I'd probably wait for the 2nd generation before getting one...
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    Jan 18, 2008 12:50 AM GMT
    macandpc.jpg

    Jokes aside - Mac > PC Unless your a hardcore gamer.

    Mac still has the advantage as far as pop ups, spam, and other malicious software goes.
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    Jan 18, 2008 12:53 AM GMT
    The Air is very VERY temping as both of you say, apple's continued excellence to provide us with better and better generation of gadgets is astonishing. What i am most excited about is being able to check out movies to rent at home, breaking all time constraints, and not having to deal with being hurried to choose a movie with whoever is with you or visa versa. i mean how many times have some of us gone to our local movie rental place an tried to pick one movie to watch, and instead of having it be a quick stop, it turns out to be oh....about a 30-40 minute stop.

    oh apple seems to just make everything to simple.

  • drakutis

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    Jan 18, 2008 1:01 AM GMT
    I bought a MAC over the summer and I LOVE it. The only draw back is that some things like a MS office document you can't open if you didn't buy Office for MAC's. But I love not having to worry about viruses and such. Plus it basically sets itself up.
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    Jan 18, 2008 1:07 AM GMT
    One of each...mac graphics are far superior...PC more common in an office environment and the special software I use for work is only made for windows or UNIX....
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    Jan 18, 2008 1:23 AM GMT
    I'm on my fifth Mac now, and it's the fourth laptop. I grew up with them, so I find the interface on a PC inelegant and unwieldy. I use a PC at the office, but only when I absolutely have to. Quantitatively, I don't find either system better or worse, but I don't do anything highly specialized on my computers. I just like my Macs is all.

    And the MacBook Air: someday, that will be number 6. It's the prettiest thing I've ever seen. I might even marry it. icon_surprised.gif
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    Jan 18, 2008 1:39 AM GMT
    Mac. If I use microsoft products I end up swearing loudly.

    Unless we are talking about the "Hello I am a Mac" ads. In which case I love John Hodgeman as the PC.
  • EricLA

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    Jan 18, 2008 1:39 AM GMT
    I have owned a MacBook for over a year now.

    I grew up in Silicon Valley in the 70s and 80s as it transformed itself from an agricultural area (groves of trees, a cannery downtown) to America's tech capital. I lived in the city next to Cupertino where the Mac was born. The first computer I used in school was an Apple II and aspired to own a Mac since it was introduced. But, my first personal computers were PCs (because affordability and software availability) and I used them for work, too.

    Then I worked for a national gay non-profit. Years earlier, thanks to an org called Digital Queers, a bunch of Apple employees and enthusiasts got Apple to help modernize many gay orgs. So, years later I finally had the joy of working on Macs. It was so nice to work on a platform more stable and intuitive than Windows. I still had a PC at home, but when work finally gave me a Mac laptop, I took it home regularly and used it more than my own PC (except for games).

    When the Intel MacBooks came out allowing Windows to work on it more easily than previous attempts, I had no reason not to invest in one personally. Unfortunately, I've changed jobs and am now back to a Windows environment for work. At least I'm not using Vista.

    (Hmmm, I'd sure like to iChat with Zdrew via my iSight.)
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    Jan 18, 2008 1:49 AM GMT
    i have owned a pc, then a mac, then a pc, and now i'm back to mac. i will NOT go back to pc. i went back to pc the second for gaming purposes, but the constant virus, bugs, etc. took it's toll. with my mac, i'm home.
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    Jan 18, 2008 1:52 AM GMT
    I've been a PC user since Windows 3.11. For my latest computer purchase, I pondered getting a Mac Pro with dual 30" monitors, but my highest priority was getting a fanless, totally silent PC, and the Mac Pro would have been even noisier than my old quiet PC. So, I now have a totally silent PC, with dual 24" monitors, running XP.
  • TallGWMvballe...

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    Jan 18, 2008 2:05 AM GMT
    My first computer was a MacPlus and it has Mac ever since.
    In my Industry (TV/Movies) Macs have always been the ruler.
    Now with my new Intel Macbook Pro I could run several versions of Windows, Mac OSX, Unix, ALL AT ONCE!

    So now, the Mac is actually the best windows PC as well.... scary thought.

    Seriously, for everything but gaming, Macs are really much better all things considered and as for the noise someone mentioned as the reason to go PC instead, HUH? You must have had one with a bad fan installed... even my old G4 desktop is silent.
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    Jan 18, 2008 2:14 AM GMT
    I use a Mac. I don't mind using a PC since that's what I use at work, however, I love Apple's OS. OS X is superior than Vista IMHO.

    The new Macbook Air is nice, but expensive. Especially for the kind of specs you get.
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    Jan 18, 2008 2:18 AM GMT
    Mac
    OS X is awesome

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    Jan 18, 2008 2:22 AM GMT
    Never had a stinkin PC... Mac all the way baby! icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 18, 2008 2:46 AM GMT
    "as for the noise someone mentioned as the reason to go PC instead, HUH? You must have had one with a bad fan installed... even my old G4 desktop is silent."

    If a computer has a fan in it, it may be fairly quiet, but it is not silent. My last PC from http://www.endpcnoise.com/ was remarkably quiet, but it did have a fan on the CPU and one in the power supply, and I could hear them. The new PC is cooled entirely with heat pipes that are thermally bonded to the aluminum case. No fans, no noise.

    I searched around, and I found online discussions where fan noise on the Mac Pro was specifically mentioned. Because the Mac has closed, proprietary architecture, I'm limited to whatever hardware Apple decides to make. Since they don't make what I want, I'm SOL unless I radically mod it. With a PC, I have far more hardware to choose from.
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    Jan 18, 2008 2:49 AM GMT
    I use both. My first experience with a PC was at the University of Illinois in the early 80s. The computer lab received a bunch of the original IBM PCs. I still have my 5.25" floppy disks, including one with a word processing program known as MultiMate. Scary, huh?

    Didn't start using a Mac until about 1994 when I bought a PowerMac 8100. Still have it stashed in a closet.

    Love the Mac user interface, especially Leopard. Although many apps are available for both Windows and Mac, the elegance of OS X makes it a no brainer, especially when it comes to graphics or multimedia. I'm much more at home using illustration, imaging and layout apps on a Mac. Sounds silly, but it just feels better. The same programs feel clumsy and awkward under Windows. If I didn't have to do development work in MS SQL Server and .NET for my day job, I'd never turn on my PC.

    Currently use a G5 PowerMac and Cinema Display on one desk. On desk #2, I have a hand-built PC. For portable computing I use a MacBook Pro. Beautiful 17" screen and speedy Intel processor. Partitioned about 80GB of the drive for XP under Boot Camp. Prefer it over Parallels despite having to reboot to bring up a different OS. And of course I'm engorged and tingling over the new MacBook Air.
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    Jan 18, 2008 2:58 AM GMT
    MacBook Pro
    First Mac (MacPlus) purchased in 1986. Owned several since. As other posters have stated, we also have Windows installed; the best of both worlds. I seldom use Windows, but when needed it is ready to be booted. Love my MacBook and Apple service.
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    Jan 18, 2008 3:06 AM GMT
    I actually own both, and it depends on what I want to do. Mac kicks ass on things like making movies, editing pictures, and what not. But like others have said on here, more games are for PCs.
    In the end I guess I would have to say I like my Mac over my PC. But seems how half my software and games are for PC I'll end up buying another PC if I have to.
  • GeorgeNJ

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    Jan 18, 2008 3:08 AM GMT
    I'm converted to Mac totally. It took me a while to transition because I had to learn the Mac system on my own. But after 2 years on it, I will NEVER go back to a PC.
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    Jan 18, 2008 3:14 AM GMT
    Lets just say I hate Bill Gates big time. He the wrong kinda nerd. He not a dreamer and he a red head also! lol I hate him! I'm an artist... maybe you republicans find him interesting. icon_lol.gif Vote Obama please! lol
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    Jan 18, 2008 3:17 AM GMT
    I've actually got one of each. My PC is more of a file server than anything else now. Macs are clean uncomplicated, and don't require a lot of maintenance. Love my PowerBook G4..