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Ok, I have only heard good things about Mac and I have a Macbook and I love it. But my friend is soooo set that PC is waaaaay better and WONT even admit that Macs are worth getting, so I don't have enough computer knowledge to argue with him so I want to hear yalls opinions and reasons for using each OS.



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have a macbook. love it to death, will never build another pc with windows again...ill just run pirated osx :thumbup: :)
 

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well here's my opinion. and i'm going to get bashed, but i don't care...i still hold my opinion...

PC > Mac

Apple makes great products, that i can agree with. I wouldn't mind owning a macintosh if all i wanted to do was watch movies, edit, etc.

but my BIGGEST gripe with them is, if you want to upgrade your hardware, you have to buy a whole new mac.

i understand there's somethings you can change (from what i hear idk i've never owned one), but the point is, you can change EVERYTHING on a pc. Hard Drive(s), graphics card, RAM, CPU's, drives, the entire motherboard, you can even trade cases around for looks.

so CUSTOMIZATION-WISE, PC > Mac.

VIRUS-WISE, Mac > PC.

however since i'm more of a hardware/performance guy, i need something that i can play around with with ease. a PC.
 

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Carfreak70852 said:
i have a Microsoft vista..and I like it, I wont change...but I do like macs...its a close one for me
Does it ever bother you when Vista asks you more than once when you want to dl something or pretty much whatever you do?
 

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To me it depends on what its for.

Business or professional-PC
Strictly Personal or AV editing-Mac
 

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I've had both...and I'm using a PC now. Mac is cool for video, photo, and music stuff...but PC is all around great. I'd go for a PC :thumbup:
 

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FTW! I used a Mac once at mtsu. That is definitely the last time. I just find them aggrevating.
 

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Black3gGT said:
Carfreak70852 said:
i have a Microsoft vista..and I like it, I wont change...but I do like macs...its a close one for me
Does it ever bother you when Vista asks you more than once when you want to dl something or pretty much whatever you do?
That shit got turned off 2 seconds into Vista. Its an option, turn it off.
 

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This is my opinion: Apple products are for attention whores that know nothing about how to operate a computer and don't have the time, desire, or capacity to understand them. Apple products are for people who are too dumb to NOT download a virus on Windows. They want a computer that looks cool, and they are willing to pay too much for it. Just like every *** wants an iPhone.

With that being said, if I had to have a laptop right now, I'd possibly buy a Macbook Pro. Very well built and solid. I'd probably run Vista or XP on it.

This is why I love using a PC: I build my own. I know what I buy, and I spend money on quality components. I spend 1/3 or less than what a comparable Mac would cost me. My computer never gets viruses because I understand how to avoid them - I don't even run anti-virus. Another reason: Games. Pffft. No explanation needed. Theres been alot of software released for Mac lately, but it will NEVER come close to what you can find for a PC. EVERYTHING.

Mac Myths:

Better for Design - My Photoshop runs just as good as your photoshop. Get this.. Photoshop CS4 won't be released in 64 bit for Mac yet, but expect it for PC.

Macs keep you from getting viruses - BEING HALFWAY INTELLIGENT will keep you from getting viruses. Don't be a Statix and click a link in a porn bot user account. No offense, Statix.

Mac OSX is sooo much more stable that Vista - It is pretty stable, but its no perfect OS. Used the new Safari lately on your iMac? I have, it fucking lags up and freezes repeatedly. Vista is stable, too. You know what crashes PCs? Driver conflicts from cheap device manufacturers. Know why there aren't so many cheap products for Macs? Because nobody uses them and who would waste money producing crap for a Mac!? Vista x64 has implemented a system where only signed drivers (IE: Approved & Safe) can be used. My Vista hasn't crashed yet.

Don't get me wrong, Macs are -okay-... I'm just so fed up with Mac fanboys everywhere else (Not you, Nathan) that you have to fucking get tired of it. I've used Macs since I was a kid, I still have my Quadra 660 AV... 25mhz... so I know Macs pretty well. Fanboys refuse to see the downsides of anything.
 

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Lemme just say this. I was in class one day with my VISTA laptop. A girl in class that has a Macbook comes up to me and says "Can I use your laptop? I can't figure mine out. I should never have got a this thing". She admitted she believed the Mac hype at first but after getting one, she was sorry she did and thought all that stuff was bullshit.

My brother. Such a Mac nutswinger that he continued to use an ancient G4 iMac with his recording/mixing hardware and software and get this, IT CRASHED...... A LOT. Well when he finally has money, instead of buying new hardware, Mac or otherwise, he gets a used Mac that's still compatible with his hardware. A Dual G5 Power Mac. Guess what, still crashes on occasion and it cost him $800. Too damn much for hardware as old and week as he got (yet it was considered a steal for a Power Mac, ri-fuckin-diculous). He still has slow ass dual G5's with 1GB of DDR400 RAM and a GeForce FX5200. For essentially the same cash I have an Athlon X2 6000+, with 4GB of DDR2 800 RAM and GeForce 8800GT. He coulda got something more powerful (though not as powerful as mine) and new hardware/software compatible with Windows for just a bit more cash.

Viruses, like James said, just don't be a fuckin moron and you can get away with runnin Windows with no probs. Practice safe surfing (use something other than IE and avoid questionable sites and links). AV, just get something free like AVG or Avast if you are worried. They work just better than most paid AV's and if you aren't an idiot you won't even need them. I keep it just in case cause my parents like to borrow my PC occasionally.

And if you are still SO worried about all this shit with PC, GET LINUX. Or fuck, even get some kinda UNIX. Oh wait, OSX is based off UNIX, holy shit. You get many of the same advantages as Mac only with hardware that is way cheaper and non-proprietary, and guess what, the damn OS's are mostly FREE. Dual boot Windows and Linux/UNIX. Then you can have it all.

And if you can't tell by my tone, I think Macs suck. I hate the damn things with a passion.... well for regular use. If video or image editing, Mac can be useful but if you have the right software and know what the hell you are doing, PC CAN DO ALL THE SAME SHIT JUST AS WELL.
 

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amen Techy, amen.

fuck macs. overpriced pieces of bullshit.

pc ftw. after reading what Techy said, i'm never going mac.

sorry Devin...

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x2 to everything Vent said, except i wouldnt get a mac laptop
 

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i will say this though...iPod was a damn good idea.

like, all the hard drive space and simplicity they are to use, is just brilliant. even though they're a little fragile...

but you wonder why they made it windows compatible...BECAUSE THATS WHAT EVERYONE WITH A BRAIN USES!!!!

iPod's are great, mac's are shit. in a perfect world, Apple ONLY made the iPod :p

and oh, iTV and iPhone is just...retarded...
 

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Devin is going to come in here and pwn us all, thats the only reason I posted LOL!

Let me add to what I said earlier, I'd buy the shit out of a Macbook Pro and I'd also buy an Apple Cinema Display those are baller!
 

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iPods fuckin suck too. I think I'd buy a M$ Zune before one of them. iPod's are overpriced pieces of garbage as well. I'll stick to my Creative Labs shit. Way cheaper, and again, less proprietary.

And another thing was my brother was on about Macs displays (yet he doesn't own one). Get on Newegg. Plenty of other companies make ballin ass monitors that cost way less. Acer FTW bitches.
 

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lol don't get me wrong, Zune > iPod by a landslide...i just wanted to say something modestly nice about apple :p
 
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