Mac or PC?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Naturegirl, May 8, 2009.

  1. Naturegirl

    Naturegirl New Member

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    Which do you prefer?

    Personally, I really like Macs. I love the simplicity. A common complaint I have heard is that they are too expensive, but based on my experience with PCs, you get what you pay for.

    What about you guys?
     
  2. littleblackxj

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    PCs. Macs are cool and all, but I can't stand their interface sometimes. I mean don't get me wrong, I am used to using several interfaces (ie gnome, kde, fluxbox in linux) but for some reason I just don't like macs. It's alright if you are doing one thing at a time, but if you have multiple things going at once(and i always do), it's hard to navigate. I mean right now I have iTunes going, chrome, aim, word, talking on skype and working on an essay. On a mac, I would be overwhelmed.

    Also, I don't like the price for macs. Their laptops are OK, but for desktops no thanks. I do a lot of video intensive things like gaming, running photoshop, and rendering so I need a powerful GPU, but I don't want to spend 3x the MSRP to get it.
     

  3. cbman

    cbman gnar! gnar! gnar!

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    Yes!!! Macs rule!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Doc

    Doc Guest

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    Couldnt agree with you any more :D
     
  5. skijor

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    Just got the new 27" iMac. Still working on how to tweak settings to make the best use of all that real estate. I agree that navigating between apps is less fluid. But I'm assuming that there are ways to do all the things I did on a pc, but faster and without the bologna.
    No anti-v, no anti-spy, no anti-mal,....I feel like I should be doing something with those things but it's just not necessary. And I love it!
     
  6. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    I've never had any real issues with PCs, so I'll stick with them. Had a Mac floating around here, but couldn't be bothered to learn how to use it. Currently using a pair of 17" monitors, which works perfect for writing, but may switch to a 32" HDTV so I can play games and watch movies in my office as well.
     
  7. Doohickie

    Doohickie Older than Hack

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    PC.

    Although.... I could probably be talked into a Mac.
     
  8. HandsomeRyan

    HandsomeRyan ♥'s Bicycles

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    PC.

    FWIW- My brother and sister-in-law both work for Microsoft but use Mac's at their house. Go figure.
     
  9. Industry_Hack

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    Meh. One of my best friends is a Ferrari mechanic, but he drives a Jeep. :D
     
  10. jeepster93

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    I use a mac.
    This computer is an I-mac. with a 24 inch screen.
    Spectacular!

    And I love the no virus, mal-ware, or spy-ware thing.:love:

    The only thing it is harder to do with it is...copying stuff. It also has an issue with a windows oriented network.

    I also hate the mac mouse, went and got myself a microsoft mouse.
    Love the keyboard though.
     
  11. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    I don't know that I've ever had an issue with viruses on my PC. Pays to be careful with the sites you visit and the emails you open.
     
  12. skijor

    skijor New Member

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    Did you get the magic mouse (wireless)? I'm not 100% sold on it but in most ways it's pretty sweet.

    What's hard?...copying files or copying as in to a printer? The former is taking some getting used to but the printer aspect couldn't have been easier. Same goes for connecting the ipod, GPS, flash memory, etc. It just works. Imagine that.
     
  13. synack

    synack The Back Row

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    PC.

    Mac = way too much money for what you get. You can get a better operating system for free (Linux) and run it on almost anything.
     
  14. Cyclomatic

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    PC. I have a buddy whose into macs and he doesn't even recommend them for your average user.
     
  15. musicalwolf4

    musicalwolf4 New Member

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    I'm a graphic arts person..so I should like macs. I love macs for being more reliable and better quality graphics and just being so pretty!! BUT I like PCs more for the interface. Like...Adobe CS looks so weird on a mac but I'm perfectly okay with it on a pc
     
  16. djcyberlegend

    djcyberlegend Group rookie

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    Gotta go with the PC. I use a lot of programs that won't run on a Mac. Not to mention the Macs' prices... :eek:
     
  17. Cyclomatic

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    Oh yeah then there's that.
     
  18. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    My biggest complaint about Macs is the price. I had one back in the early 90's. 260 megabytes and 2200 bucks! YIKES!

    I'm using a $600 Toshiba laptop now. It does everything that I need it to.