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#1 11 years ago

well just doing this to see what people think of the mac(amazing and what people think of the pc (also amazing)two revelotionary devices that people use everyday. what are your thoughts:well i like the mac because of all the features and my thought on the pc are very easy to use whcih makes it good. what about you




ConstanceJill

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#2 11 years ago

Never ask such a question, there will be blood all over the place !




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#3 11 years ago

4 posts!? We shall string you up by your avatar, for asking such nonsense!!! Joking. :)

Mac vs PC. The age old debate. Never won, never lost. Aside from image, and popularity, anyway.

Have you heard the tales of the snobby, rude, obnoxious, arrogant, spoiled rich kids, Mac Geeks? How about the "look at the numbers" Windows Geeks, who prefer to look at Windows through rose tinted glasses.

How about Risc vs Cisc?

Single core vs Dual Core?

Linux vs Windows vs MacOS?

Keyboard & Mouse vs Controller/Joystick? (All-Time favorite).

Internet Explorer vs Netscape/Firefox/"Other Netscape replacement".

AMD vs Intel

ATI/AMD vs NVidia vs 3DFX? (3DFX RULES!!!)

Ford vs Chevy?

BMW vs Mercedes?

Speedboat vs Yaht?

PBPBB vs VBulletin?

Here is the answer. ------------------------ Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations. Whichever one fits your needs best, but does not tie you to a singular software program, or hardware device.




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#4 11 years ago

Macs are more tough against Viruses and are friendly. Pc's can be customized and be used for gaming. I can't even make a folder with Mac...




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#5 11 years ago
CLONECOMMANDER501;3648178Macs are more tough against Viruses and are friendly. [...] I can't even make a folder with Mac...

That depends on the OS, not the machine. Now you may get Windows on the latest Macs. Or a Linux distro... and it's all about how you are used to it. I'm pretty sure some people know how to do a lot of things on MacOS and would be unable to create a folder under Windows, just because they don't know where to look for the command. And PC running Linux is probably less vulnerable to viruses than a Mac running Windows ...

So, is the question about hardware, software, or both but assuming Macs run MacOS and PCs only run Windows ? ^^




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#6 11 years ago

Can anyone pull up those commercials macs have been making about PC's?




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#7 11 years ago

Macs are generally used for things like graphic design and image manipulation, web development and multimedia in general. They can do office work just as well as regular PCs and are pretty much fireproof as far as security is concerned (to date not a single Mac OSX-based virus has been seen 'in the wild'), however the gaming market for Macs is sparse at best. Most game studios develop for the market majority (which are x86-based PCs running a Microsoft operating system) and generally don't give a second thought for alternative operating systems. This point has recently been rendered moot however, since you can now install Windows XP (and even Vista) on your Mac and have it run all the Windows-based games you own.

With this in mind the only thing that would put potential customers off Macs are:

  • The price. (they're generally bloody expensive when you compare them to a regular PC of equivalent specifications, you're paying for the name brand most of the time)
  • The lack of customization and expansion possibilities (with the exception of the Mac Pro), so much so that most Mac machines (for example the Mac Mini) are sealed shut with no way to open the case without invalidating the warranty, and are usually provided with the bare minimum of 3 or 4 USB ports and a single FireWire port. If you have a MacBook then you might even have a Mac expansion card slot the purpose of which I have yet to determine as there seem to be bugger all expansion cards available for it...

At the end of the day it's up to you. Whichever suits you best.




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#8 11 years ago

I have done reading on both. Seems the sides have a good fight. So I guess its all up to what your used to. I have never used a mac. Now a commodore 64, oh yeah baby.. Was the machine of machines..




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#9 11 years ago

Modern Macs and PCs are one and the same. Both can run Windows and both can run OS X.




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#10 11 years ago

I'm mostly a Mac user these days. They are more stable, and more secure than windows. OSX is built on UNIX, which is inherently more stable than Windows is. I think GUI is alot cleaner looking, and everything just seems speedier, even on the older Mac that i'm using now, and all the eye candy doesn't seem to slow OSX down at all. My Mac (PowerMac G4 733Mhz) feels at least as fast, and more reponsive when just in the finder/desktop than my P4 3.0Ghz WinXP rig does.

Windows is alot better for gamers though, almost every game out there is windows based. There are native mac games, and games ported by other companys, but its no where near the support for windows. Windows is what almost every computer users knows how to use, its on almost everything. There are tons of programs out there for it, and its very customizable, unlike a Mac.

It all depends on what you like, both are good OS, both can do the same stuff, it just depends on which you like using more.




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