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CrimsonRain
Posts: 1,677
Registered: ‎12-21-2009

Re: Mac Vs. PC


JuanGuapo wrote:

Don't take my word for it: Ask someone who owns a Mac why they own a Mac, and they'll tell you. :smileywink:


Because the opportunity to purchase a Macbook Pro for 40% off presented itself to me. Oh, and because so all my students will think I'm cool and hip.

 

I use my Macbook Pro for teaching and typing and my gaming pc for gaming and media. None of which really strike out to me as being better. They just have different pros and cons. I think NoNoBadDog described Apple products best as a "walled garden" albeit a really nice garden. I can't install anything fun on it. Besides the native software that Apple preloaded on there, I have MS Office for Mac, Skype, and Toast. THAT'S IT! lol

 

P.S. iTunes is terrible. It's so bloated and restricted. Give me Winamp (old schooler here) and VLC any day.

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Area51Kev
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Re: Mac Vs. PC

I went Mac, and I'd never go back. Sometimes I do sort of miss those old days (Winamp...lol) but...I don't miss the old routine of running disk clean-up, scan disk, and defrag on a regular basis yet still eventually having some kind of problem.

 

I share files with several Windows users, so I use ESET Cybersecurity for Mac to make sure everything I transfer is clean. My statistics graph currently shows: Number of infected objects: 0. Number of clean objects: 17,006,633. Wow.

 

It's funny that one person in this thread says, "...Windows is the much more secure operating system overall" but another refers to "Apple's walled garden." It's that walled garden concept (not letting random applications make changes to the OS) that contributes to Macs being consistently more stable, more secure, and well worth the price. You do get what you pay for. :smileyhappy: 

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RealGeorgeW
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Re: Mac Vs. PC

Windows machines are as safe as the users that are on them

Anecdotal : Kaspersky has scanned 3.27 million files, and detected 1 thread(and to be fair, it's a keygen lol)

I'm a power user, it takes me 30 minutes to be completely up and running from a blank HDD with Win7. :smileyhappy: I like breaking things, once in a while so that I learn.

All anecdotal, the type of machine you should get, depends on what you're going to be using it for.




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Unfortunately, that's the bad luck of any electronic, there's going to be bad Apples... wait that's a horrible pun.
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Area51Kev
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Re: Mac Vs. PC

RealGeorgeW:

 

I know from experience that what you wrote is true. But, it's so hard to resist jumping in on these Mac vs PC threads. :smileywink:

 

Also, I felt the comment made earlier stating that Windows is the much more secure operating system overall was stated as a fact when it's actually more of an opinion and open to debate. 

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JuanGuapo
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Registered: ‎03-25-2011

Re: Mac Vs. PC

Laptop Magazine | Best & Worst Laptop Brands 2012

 

http://www.laptopmag.com/mobile-life/best-brands-2012.aspx

 

Hint: Apple #1 again.

 

 

 Mac User. Geek. Gamer. Proud Member of the 99%.
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RealGeorgeW
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Re: Mac Vs. PC

>_< Anything that rates Dell that high is completely written off in my book. But that's just me.




If you like my post, or solution to your issue/question, go ahead and click on the little star by my name and/or accept the post as the Solution. It makes me happy.

I'm NOT an employee of Best Buy, or Geek Squad, though I did work as an Agent for a year 5 years ago. None of my posts are to be taken as the official stance that Best Buy will take on your situation. My advice is just that, advice.
Unfortunately, that's the bad luck of any electronic, there's going to be bad Apples... wait that's a horrible pun.
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CrimsonRain
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Registered: ‎12-21-2009

Re: Mac Vs. PC

Why do we even debate this topic? It's the devil's topic. There's no correct answer. There are always 3 sides to this debate all over the internet: the Mac fanboys, the PC fanboys, and then the people who use whatever works for them. It's entertaining at first, then it just gets childish.

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Area51Kev
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Re: Mac Vs. PC


CrimsonRain wrote:

 

Why do we even debate this topic? It's the devil's topic. There's no correct answer. There are always 3 sides to this debate all over the internet: the Mac fanboys, the PC fanboys, and then the people who use whatever works for them. It's entertaining at first, then it just gets childish.


So, you're saying that Mac vs PC threads are mala in se:smileysurprised:

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Michael266
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Registered: ‎10-15-2011

Re: Mac Vs. PC

Go to a hardware store and ask them what's the best screw driver. You'll more than likely get the same vague answers. 

 

Find what's necessary for you. I'm a graphic designer so I use a Mac for compatibility with fonts, files, etc and it's handled all of

 

my Adobe software better than a PC. 

 

Now you can bet your a$$ if someone threw a 3d solid modeling software for engineering purposes my way I'd be on a 

 

Windows bases machine without question. 

 

And don't even try parallels or bootcamp. Just use a friend's, school's, office's PC. 

Former BBY Home Theater Associate 2010 - 2012. Now I work as a graphic designer in the print and prepress industry.
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xl
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Registered: ‎12-02-2011

Re: Mac Vs. PC => Flashback


JuanGuapo wrote:

 

Operating System is Unix-based. No antivirus necessary. Quality hardware. etc.etc.


Have MAC users been following the story on "Flashback"?

 

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