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#1 11 years ago

I just wanted to start this thread to see what ppl think about these different computers and processors. Just some assorted questions if you wanna answer them. 1) Which is better 4 first time comp users, MACs (OS 10) or PCs (XP or Vista) 2) Which is better 4 gaming, MACs or PCs AMD or Intel 3) Which is better 4 video editing, MACs or PCs AMD or Intel 4) Which is better 4 downloading, MACs or PCs AMD or Intel 5) Which is better 4 multitasking, MACs (OS 10) or PCs (Vista) 6) Which do you prefer, MACs or PCs AMD or Intel 7) Also out of all the operating systems which one do you think was or is the best.




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#2 11 years ago

My answers are as follows: 1) I would have to say a PC because almost all windows OSs act the same. 2) A PC with one of Intels latest processors. 3) A MAC all the way. 4) A PC, not really familiar with a MAC and downloading. 5) A PC with vista installed and its 3d window system installed. 6) A PC. And Intel processors. 7) I prefer Windows XP SP2 because that was the easiest one for me to figure out to use.




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#3 11 years ago

1) Never owned a Mac, but most of the world is more familiar with Windows, so probably PC.

2) PC, by far. Not many games are ported for Macs. I've always had better experience with AMD processors for my games. The last Intel I had was a Celeron, though, so it's not much to judge by. I vote AMD.

3) Once again, I don't have much experience with Macs. I've used Windows Movie Maker to a limited extent. It's not great, but there is better software out there for Windows. I have no idea about Macs. Result: inconclusive.

4) Download speeds depend on your internet connection, not the computer you're using. Neither is really better at downloading.

5) It depends on how much RAM and processing speed you have. The more, the merrier. This is variable in both Macs and PCs, so there's no clear winner.

6) I prefer PCs over Macs because I've never had much experience with Macs, and I do a lot of gaming, so PCs are more compatible. I prefer AMD processors over Intel, because I've used both, and the AMDs I use are better quality than the Intels.

7) Windows XP for its vast compatibility with almost all programs, and Linux for the fact that it's free and is much more secure and stable than Windows. My current distro of Linux is Novell's SuSE 10.0.

Note: Everything in this post is based entirely on my opinion. There is no right or wrong answer. This has simply been a summary of what I think. Don't take it as hard fact.




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#4 11 years ago

I can answer all seven of those with one word...irrelevant.




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#5 11 years ago

1) PCs

2) PCs and currently Intel

3) Macs and I'll say Intel (Not sure though)

4) Really the same, processors aren't even in the equation that's all about your ISP and connection type.

5) Not used Vista or OSX so I can't speak on this one

6) PCs and Intel of course.

7) XP is one of the best but I think some of the Linux OSes are pretty good just not too user friendly.




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#6 11 years ago

True. I have heard from other Vista users that they keep getting errors each time they try to download something or change a computer setting. Like on the Apple comercial with the wierd MIB looking guy.




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#7 11 years ago

1) Mac 2) PC/DirectX, Intel Duo. 3) PC, Intel - Depending on cpu. The extra cache does make a difference depending on how you go about editing. i.e. accessing videos to edit while compressed, certain effects, ect... 4)Both the same. Java is for both os's your connection is the only thing that matters... 5) PC (not quite sure with vista yet) But it depends on what you are trying multi-task. i.e. many processes work better with duel/soon quad core cpus. Opposed to a few processes that are resource hogs. 6) PC. Intel just for the moment for obvious reasons. 7) For Mac OS 9. For pc os vista.




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#8 11 years ago
Disconnecting;35426167) For Mac OS 9. For pc os vista.

Uh, how so? Vista is an absolute resource hog in comparison to all previous Windows OSes and doesn't offer anything substantially different and new the old ones didn't.




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#9 11 years ago

In my opinion the only new things that Vista adds is new graphics, Aero, a new search program, and new themes. But thats as far as i have explored into Vista on my friends computer.




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#10 11 years ago

1) PCs 2) PCs & AMD 3) MACs & Intel 4) MACs & AMD 5) PCs & Intel 6) PCs & AMD 7) Currently Windows XP for all-around use.

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dynexsniper420;3542629In my opinion the only new things that Vista adds is new graphics, Aero, a new search program, and new themes. But thats as far as i have explored into Vista on my friends computer.

There's also the administration system and (apparently) improved firewall/protection capabilities. Basically it's a bitch to do anything outside of what you should be doing.