Turn Your PC Into a Mac

by Chuck Evans 59 replies
I saw this today on another forum I am a member of and thought I'd share it with the community.

Mac has had the ability to partition the hard drive and set up a windows boot. Now Windows has the same ability. Read the article and view the video here.

PC into a Mac

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  • Profile picture of the author tomw
    I have a much simpler method.

    Step 1 Open trash can
    Step 2 Insert PC
    Step 3 Open door to Apple store
    Step 4 Purchase Mac
    Step 5 Smile
    Step 6 Think Different



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    • Profile picture of the author Tim Franklin
      Originally Posted by tomw View Post

      I have a much simpler method.

      Step 1 Open trash can
      Step 2 Insert PC
      Step 3 Open door to Apple store
      Step 4 Purchase Mac
      Step 5 Smile
      Step 6 Think Different



      Thomas
      perfect, yes that is the ticket...

      I dont know how many PCs that I have purchased over the years, I have had my current MAC for four years, and to date never a crash nor a problem of any sort at all.

      I have seen the hackintosh thing but to be honest, it is not the way.

      While it may look like a MAC it will not act like a MAC.

      Universal programs will not work in the correct way on a converted PC, there is a reason for this, MAC is part hardware part software that is what makes the magic happen.

      while you can hack a PC to look like a mac you cannot really get the true MAC experience.

      So I recommend the steps above...

      Good post.
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    • Profile picture of the author zenmn
      Originally Posted by tomw View Post

      I have a much simpler method.

      Step 1 Open trash can
      Step 2 Insert PC
      Step 3 Open door to Apple store
      Step 4 Purchase Mac
      Step 5 Smile
      Step 6 Think Different



      Thomas
      Now that is some funny sh#t right there! (LOL) Changed to Mac 2 years ago....changed my life for the better literally.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kyle Tully
    When I first switched to a Mac I thought I might miss my pc.

    So I taped a fork to the monitor and jam my eye into it every 37 minutes.

    Ah, just like running Windows again!
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  • Turn my PC into a Mac? Bite your tongue!! :p

    Originally Posted by Chuck Evans View Post

    I saw this today on another forum I am a member of and thought I'd share it with the community.

    Mac has had the ability to partition the hard drive and set up a windows boot. Now Windows has the same ability. Read the article and view the video here.

    PC into a Mac

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  • Profile picture of the author Amy Bass
    Great thread. I LOVE my Mac. Yes, there are a few applications I cannot use, but Mac has some I couldn't live without.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tim Franklin
      Originally Posted by Amy Bass View Post

      Great thread. I LOVE my Mac. Yes, there are a few applications I cannot use, but Mac has some I couldn't live without.
      Oh, yes, that is so true, I have so many applications that are only for MAC, but to be honest, I have yet to find one single task that I could not do on a MAC, including using XLS files, with open office.

      My mother in Law used to call me every other day with a problem with her windows computer, some driver did not load, blue screen, had to reboot and reboot, printer stopped working had to reboot.

      Finally I talked her into buying a MAC, cost, $1200.00

      This replaced her, Toshiba laptop, which new was $2,500.00 and had have three hard drives replaced, memory problems, and a host of other issues.

      She paid half as much for the MAC but that is not the real story here.

      I have not had one phone call from her with a problem to fix on the MAC.

      That my friends is not just Magic, that is Bliss....
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      • Profile picture of the author koolphoto
        I use both. I keep them separate. I would insult my Mac by putting OSX on a PC. My Mac treats me a lot better then my PC. No crashing. No viruses. No headaches.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
      Originally Posted by Amy Bass View Post

      Great thread. I LOVE my Mac. Yes, there are a few applications I cannot use, but Mac has some I couldn't live without.
      Bummer, I must be dead then because I haven't even switched any of my Macs on for at least three years!

      John
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  • Profile picture of the author trafficwave
    Sounds like putting a BMW emblem on a Geo.

    it's still a Geo.
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    • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
      Originally Posted by trafficwave View Post

      Sounds like putting a BMW emblem on a Geo.

      it's still a Geo.
      You might want to check out the benckmarks they posted. Seems the emulated mac is actually once again actually running faster than the MAC it's emulating. :p
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      • Profile picture of the author RetireVerySoon
        I've also had both but my Mac has not yet had errors while my Windows has had several problems where I had to reinstall everything.
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        • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
          I must be unique but there are many reasons I need a PC in my business that a mac can't take care of...

          However, I now have an iMac sitting right here to the left of me... for the very few MAC only applications that I want to run.

          Though I am typing this on my PC right now all I have to do is tap one button to the right of me and this same screen I am typing into my PC on will display OS X Leapord. I use a KVM switch for this.

          My imac cost me $550 off craigs list... exactly half of the retail price locally.

          To even get close to the power I have on my custom built quad core PC with top of the line everything I'd have to spend around $3500-$4500 on a mac pro... my pc cost half that.

          Now if mac pro could run paralells and windows like the intel based macs do then the investment would make sense.

          I looked into running a mac emulator on a PC... it sounds like a fun thing to try... it just looked to crazy and complicated so I went the simple one button click route that allows me to use the same monitor, keyboard, and mouse and run mac os on mac and windows os on a pc. Much simpler... I just had to plug in a couple cords :-)

          If someone is serious about Mac and still wants windows though... I would recommend buying one of the intel core macs and installing paralells and xp. Its cool how you can drag and drop files between the two operating systems that way.
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          • Profile picture of the author RickHanson
            Originally Posted by Josh Anderson View Post

            Now if mac pro could run paralells and windows like the intel based macs do then the investment would make sense.
            Hi Josh,

            Parallels does run on Mac Pros.

            System Requirements - Parallels Desktop for Mac supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, and dozens of OSes

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          • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
            Originally Posted by Josh Anderson View Post

            To even get close to the power I have on my custom built quad core PC with top of the line everything I'd have to spend around $3500-$4500 on a mac pro... my pc cost half that.
            It's a larger savings than you think.

            I have a Dell Quad Core q6600 2.39ghz, 4gb ram and 500gb SATA hdd. I paid $600.

            The near same specs (2.8 vs 2.3) at the Mac store is $2,849.00. Even if you allow a $500 difference on the processor speed, you're still coming out saving $1749.00

            Ridiculous. I know when I'm being gouged.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    Its the big MAC attack thread.
    I've had PCs and I've had MACs,
    MACs are OK,but not great
    PCs are ok but not great.
    Why can't we all just get along? :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author SunTzu82
    What's a PC or a Mac? I have a Commodore 64 is that one of those?
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  • Profile picture of the author hebsgaard
    I've been a happy PC users for many years, however, I've come to the conclusion that as soon as I start to make some real money in IM I'm getting an iMac. Not just because they look great
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    • Profile picture of the author Darrell Hagan
      Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

      There was yet another "Browser Wars" thread recently and I'm going to basically make the same comments here.

      Whether you own a PC, MAC or both and are comfortable and productive using it, then you've made a great choice for yourself.

      We can argue day and night about the pros and cons about both system's hardware and OS Platforms, but at their core, they essentially do the same thing - they're computers. Good, bad or indifferent, the inherent value in a computer is directly related to how well you use it and what you get out of it.

      On the other hand, the real point of discussion should be what percentage of your target market use either (along with Linux). For developers, it's a numbers game - 99% of our visitors (for which data is available) use some version of Windows.

      Hence, we develop for the Windows user market which is significantly larger worldwide. And because of this we use PC's and always upgrade to the newest OS to ensure we support it.

      Back to a personal level, there is nothing wrong with either system for the end user. Most problems arise (and are seemingly more prolific) on PC's because of the wider user base and generally poor technical skills/knowledge at the user level.

      So once again, use what works best for you it doesn't necessarily follow though that your choice is the right choice for everyone.
      Now that makes sense. Oh how I get so tired of the endless Windows/Mac/Linux arguments.....
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  • Profile picture of the author GarrieWilson
    Why would I want to ruin a perfectly good pc?
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Lockwood
    The Mac has been out for 24 years, just 3 years less than the PC. Why does it still have less than 10% market share in what is essentially a two-way race?

    Is it bad marketing or an inferior product?
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    • Profile picture of the author GarrieWilson
      Originally Posted by Chris Lockwood View Post

      The Mac has been out for 24 years, just 3 years less than the PC. Why does it still have less than 10% market share in what is essentially a two-way race?

      Is it bad marketing or an inferior product?
      MS made better business deals and MAC didnt allow afordable upgrades. They still dont to an extent.
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    • Profile picture of the author trafficwave
      Originally Posted by Chris Lockwood View Post

      The Mac has been out for 24 years, just 3 years less than the PC. Why does it still have less than 10% market share in what is essentially a two-way race?

      Is it bad marketing or an inferior product?
      Bill was better at marketing than Steve.

      All the techno-babble doesn't replace the reality that my experience with a Mac has been many many times more trouble-free than my experience with Windoze.

      Double quad blahbedyblah whatever... when I use my Mac... I USE my Mac.

      When I used Windoze ... I spent a lot of time repairing, diagnosing, waiting for tech support ... cursing the blue screen of death ... paying for upgrades ... hoping the upgrades didn't wipe out my files ... reading instruction manuals .... downloading new drivers.... uninstalling those drivers because they weren't compatible ... installing even more new drivers ... wondering why the new driver had conflicts with the other driver from something else .... AAAAAAGH!

      When I bought my Mac... I just started using it. And years later, I'm still using it. My friends keep calling me to ask what to do with the latest error they just got on their windoze box.

      I'll close with this. There was an article in a magazine recently that was essentially a "Top 10 Things Your Computer Tech Won't Tell You".

      One of them was:

      "If you want to see less of us, get a Mac. That's what we use."

      It was not an ad.
      It was not a Mac magazine.
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      • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
        Last time I looked at Mac pro spec they were all running on Athelon processors and did not support windows that was last year.

        Too bad I threw away that 2k building my super power quad core PC... so I guess I just have to buy the dongle :-)
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        • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
          Originally Posted by Tom Borowski View Post

          In regards to the OP's topic, it shouldn't go unmentioned that installing Apple's OS on anything other than a Mac is a violation of the EULA (End User License Agreement). The lawyers of a company called Psystar are suing Apple over alleged antitrust issues for this limitation, but that's still ongoing.



          You're joking, right?
          Nope, as long as you buy the proprietary parts (such as the MAC boot roms) from apple, you're totally legal.

          Emulators, INC and others have been doing it that way for a loooong time. And Apple can't do anything about it.
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      Originally Posted by Chris Lockwood View Post

      The Mac has been out for 24 years, just 3 years less than the PC. Why does it still have less than 10% market share in what is essentially a two-way race?

      Is it bad marketing or an inferior product?
      Actually, the 68000 was a nice processor before the 8088 even came into being!


      8086(16+4)-- 1978
      68000(24-32)--1979(used in Apple MAC 1984 16MB-4GB)
      8088(16+4)-- 1979(used in PC in 1980 64KB(banked memory up to 1MB))

      Frankly, I always thought IBM made a mistake there. The 80x86 didn't catch up to reason until the 80386!

      And mac vs. windows was NOT a 2 way race until a few years back, and, OFFICIALLY, it STILL isn't! WHY!?!?!? Because, OFFICIALLY, the MAC is a platform, and windows is an O/S!

      So comparing the two is silly.

      The IBM computer started out as a bit of a joke. It was HIGH PRICED, a LATE COMER, and had NO compatibility with other systems! So WHY did it take off? It was made for business, and from IBM! Other companies, that made "IBM compatibles", were RISKY, and nobody trusted them. The ONLY reason they sold was because they cost less than HALF what the IBM systems cost. Eventually, word got out that, if Ashton Tate, and flight simulator ran, the system was probably compatible.

      The apple computers started out costing a LOT! They even cost more than the IBM systems. Competitors were SQUASHED! IBM could only copyright a few bytes in the ROM, but Apple could even PATENT parts of their system. Of course, NOW they aren't so able to do so.

      Steve
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      • Profile picture of the author zerofill
        For all the MAC lovers or the Windows haters....If you want something truly stable and truly open source you use Linux 8)

        Apple is no better then Microsoft...they steal from the open source community add it to their OS and then lock the source down for parts of their OS.

        Also I never understood how a windows machine became referred to as a PC...They are both personal computers...Unless they are workstations, or a server, or a terminal hehe...

        Every computer in your home be it MAC or Windows based would be a PC...
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        • Profile picture of the author Chris Lockwood
          Originally Posted by zerofill View Post

          Also I never understood how a windows machine became referred to as a PC...They are both personal computers...Unless they are workstations, or a server, or a terminal hehe...

          Every computer in your home be it MAC or Windows based would be a PC...
          The name goes back to the original IBM PC, which came out years before Windows existed. Everything similar was called a PC or PC clone.

          The Mac zealots would probably be upset if you referred to their computer as a PC.
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris Lockwood
        Originally Posted by seasoned View Post

        And mac vs. windows was NOT a 2 way race until a few years back, and, OFFICIALLY, it STILL isn't! WHY!?!?!? Because, OFFICIALLY, the MAC is a platform, and windows is an O/S!

        So comparing the two is silly.
        Why then are you making the comparison?

        I asked about Macs and PCs, which are both computers. Where did I say anything about Windows in this thread?
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    • Profile picture of the author Justin Jordan
      Originally Posted by Chris Lockwood View Post

      The Mac has been out for 24 years, just 3 years less than the PC. Why does it still have less than 10% market share in what is essentially a two-way race?

      Is it bad marketing or an inferior product?
      Bad definition.

      A Mac is a Mac, made by Apple. A PC is basically any computer running Windows, of which there are dozens (probably hundreds, maybe thousands) of companies making them.

      It's apples (har har) to oranges. Apple was essentially a hardware maker for ages, whereas Microsoft was software, so no surprise that an operating system for one particular make of computer is less popular than one that is in virtually everything else.

      Had Apple been in the software business as their primary focus, it might be different. But Gates and company made some extremely smart and, in my opinion, morally and ethically questionable, moves that got them in at the beginning.

      Apple is pretty much infinitely superior in their marketing savy, but Microsoft is so entrenched that their skill isn't anywhere near enough to cross the moat and scale the wall.

      But man, I can't stand Macs. As a relative dimwit when it comes to actually using computers, Mac appears to be bound and determined to make simple tasks more difficult. One button on a mouse my ass.
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      • Profile picture of the author Justin Jordan
        Originally Posted by Tom Borowski View Post

        Just one of those things people get wrong over and over again. They now have two "buttons", even if the Mighty Mouse doesn't look like it does. And you've been able to attach a mouse with two buttons for years.
        I dunno, I was using a 2007 made Mac laptop this weekend and it had just one button. And while I certain could buy a mouse with two buttons, there's no real reason for me to do so.

        Which is minor point*, to be sure, but my PC does exactly what I want it to, so the minor inconveniences of using a Mac (which, certainly, most Mac users presumably don't give a rat's behind about) are more than enough reason to not use it.

        *Sort of. I do an awful lot of stuff that involves the two buttons (or whatever you'd like to call them) so not having them is actually a pretty big problem.
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        • Profile picture of the author elletarchan
          Originally Posted by Justin Jordan View Post

          I dunno, I was using a 2007 made Mac laptop this weekend and it had just one button. And while I certain could buy a mouse with two buttons, there's no real reason for me to do so.
          You don't need two buttons on a MacBook, you put two fingers on the touchpad and click the one button, and voila! You have a "right click"... Much neater than having several buttons and scroll devices!
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          • Profile picture of the author Justin Jordan
            Originally Posted by elletarchan View Post

            You don't need two buttons on a MacBook, you put two fingers on the touchpad and click the one button, and voila! You have a "right click"... Much neater than having several buttons and scroll devices!
            Neat! That'll be handy to know next time I use the MacBook. Thanks!
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        • Profile picture of the author Justin Jordan
          Originally Posted by Tom Borowski View Post

          Ah, a trackpad on a notebook. They really do only have one button. I thought you were talking about a regular mouse.

          And yes, having only one button and having to press a keyboard button to get the right button is a major annoyance.
          Oh yeah. I don't generally notice how dependent I am on that right click until I don't have it. But between my writing habits and my browsing habits when researching on the net, trying to go without it is a little like trying to write with my left hand. I can do it, but it's frustrating.

          To be fair to Macs, I haven't used anything but a MacBook in probably eight years, so my knowledge is freaking ancient.
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    • Profile picture of the author elletarchan
      Originally Posted by Chris Lockwood View Post

      The Mac has been out for 24 years, just 3 years less than the PC. Why does it still have less than 10% market share in what is essentially a two-way race?

      Is it bad marketing or an inferior product?
      Neither, I blame ignorant buyers! But, hey! It's the same suckers we want to buy our ebooks... :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
      Originally Posted by Chris Lockwood View Post

      The Mac has been out for 24 years, just 3 years less than the PC. Why does it still have less than 10% market share in what is essentially a two-way race?

      Is it bad marketing or an inferior product?
      The IBM pc got clonned, so many more people made them, driving down prices. (this also pushed the tech for them to the bleeding edge, and it's why PC's are faster as well)

      Apples are made only by them, and cost a lot more.

      Which one do you think the average consumer is going to buy?
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Ayres
    Mac users are so anal, its like it is the only thing in the world.
    I am very happy with my PC and have no intention of wanting to turn it into a MAC
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    • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
      Originally Posted by Tom Borowski View Post

      "Anal" is the wrong term, "ignorant" fits better, if at all. Mac users are well aware that there are other types of computers out there, that's why they defend their choice so religiously.
      Im not sure what would be more ignorant in this case..Windows users who would start slinging names around, or Mac users who enjoy the option of the best of both worlds?

      One main reason, and why most designers/creative people refuse to switch to pc (oh, we are so ignorant), and this hasn't changed in over 12 years is color management.

      Check your XP system for monitor color calibration and see how much control you have. Not much.

      Getting the mouse pointer to NOT suddenly jump an inch while allinging a rasterd object was close to impossible. This has improved over the last 6 or so years, but in 2004 and earlier, it was a painful experience for those who were used to working on macs.

      To this day, when you create design work and you want to match that of printed material, it's close to impossible to do this on a PC. Even with market specific monitors, (the blue ones with the glare hoods) where in 2003, you'd pay about 2 grand for a 21".

      I just bought Paralells because I need to be able to create accurate design work for PC users.

      FOR MAC USERS THAT CREATE DOCUMENTS FOR WINDOWS USERS:

      The problem here, is that when I create folders on a Mac, Windows users don't see the same thing after they open the zip file.

      This is a fault with the Mac OS I don't like. The Mac OS adds invisible files to folders so the system can easily find files, and determine what color lable these files and folders should have.

      When a Windows user opens them up, they see your original documents, PLUS files like .DSstore, Xfolder, etc. This confuses the heck out of some customers.

      DStore Cleaner or Blue Harvest will clean this up, but I'm not sure about the invisible folders. I've got Paralells, but don't have XP yet, and a full version is required.

      But what do I know? I'm just an ignorant Mac Freak!

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  • Profile picture of the author Don Schenk
    I can remember when Apple came out with the Lisa computer followed by the Mac. I thought that was a pretty cool computer, however...

    Apple would not sell parts so I could build my own. Boo Hoo. That is how I wound up on Windows machines.

    Now, please don't tell anyone what I am about to say...do keep it a secret...especially from my employees (they love Mac) - I've been taking a Dreamweaver course at the local commuity college. It is being taught on Mac.

    OMG - I'm developing Mac envy.

    AAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrggggghhhhhhhhhhhh! Hold me back.

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  • Profile picture of the author Sean Donahoe
    I actually just turned my Dell Laptop into a Mac using OSX 86. I saw a tutorial on the OSX 86 website and on YouTube. It was a pretty easy process and now I have a slick powerful MacTop.

    I only just got my new Mac Pro and run Max OSX, Windows and Fedora side by side with easy Drag n Drop between each os (VMWare Fusion at work there) and BootCamp'd Windows for when I want to unlease the NVidia card on some games when I want to relax and blow stuff up.

    It took my wife over 5 years to convince me to make this move, and so far I have 0 regrets and 0 blue screens of death... so, so far, I am a happy MacHead.
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    • Profile picture of the author VinceNouvel
      I don't know why ppl prefer mac.. Ok they looks good.. But I just dump my mac for a quadcore pc.. I hate running windows inside my mac.. Why the heck buying a mac if all you wanna do is running a windows inside your mac? Been using mac for 6 years.. I can say mac sucks.. Windows crash sometime, but Its still doing its job so much better..

      Mac lover.. fight me lol...
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      • Profile picture of the author Sean Donahoe
        Originally Posted by VinceNouvel View Post

        I don't know why ppl prefer mac.. Ok they looks good.. But I just dump my mac for a quadcore pc.. I hate running windows inside my mac.. Why the heck buying a mac if all you wanna do is running a windows inside your mac? Been using mac for 6 years.. I can say mac sucks.. Windows crash sometime, but Its still doing its job so much better..

        Mac lover.. fight me lol...
        You make a good point about the Windows in a Mac. There is some speed degradation in doing that but it is great for those who have windows programs you just cannot do without and are not available on the Mac.

        I was comparing quad core PC's and Macs side by side and the proce difference was not that bad. I actually used to have Linux and Mac OSX running in VMWare on my PC until it took a final crash (fried motherboard and processor).

        The main reason I made the swap was not to join the "Mac Social Movement" as I often joke about to my "Mac Lover" wife its more a practical reason that I can run everything in one seamless environment (I have to do a lot of Linux stuff for clients).

        My wife is graphics artist and part of our business is graphics design (Publishing Client Magazines, Promotional Materials, Physical Books, Websites) and has been a mac head for over 20 years and after she has seen me battle with retarded Windows issues time and again she finally convinced me to take the plunge.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bishop81
    I love PC's and M$ software! Combined, they have fed my family for several years now.

    I used to be a Desktop Support Technician. If M$ put out a product that worked well, then we'd be out of business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony_D
    Oh man. I'm so inspired to start a thread titled "Turn Your Prime Rib Into a McDonalds Hamburger"

    or how about: "Turn Your Ferrari Into A Honda Civic"

    wait wait, i know: "Turn Your Supermodel Girlfriend Into Rosanne Barr"

    ... jk mac lovers...
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    • Profile picture of the author Sean Donahoe
      wait wait, i know: "Turn Your Supermodel Girlfriend Into Rosanne Barr"
      OK That just scared the hell outta me.....

      Mac users like having a one-button mouse.

      They reserve the other finger for windows users who tell them they should be using a PC...

      : )
      That was the one thing I could not bear wth the Mac, I had to get a new 7 button mouse for all my shortcuts and macros, my wife still used the Hockey Puck mouse and hates the MightyMouse with its scroll button, talk about old school!
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  • Profile picture of the author junker86
    Couldn't care less. Macs are crap. My friend is always coming over to my place to run stuff on my PC that he can't on his Mac. Plus, every Mac I've ever used has felt incredibly slow compared to a PC with similar specs. I've used Macs at school and work, so yes, I am one of those people that have actually used both on a regular basis and think that Macs suck.

    And for those people that think that Macs are perfect and PCs are full of problems, I have yet to have a single problem with my HP laptop (going on 3 years), and my Toshiba before this only had issues because of a crappy fan.

    And if Macs are so perfect, why does this website exist: Mac OS X and iPod Troubleshooting, Support, and Help - MacFixIt
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
    Mac users like having a one-button mouse.

    They reserve the other finger for windows users who tell them they should be using a PC...

    : )
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  • Profile picture of the author bobsstuff
    I buy and sell used computers. I just got a load (about 35) of imacs, all in one G3 computers. 500 MHz
    I sold one and the customer wants to return it because it is so slow on the internet using IE 5. They virtually can't download anything. It is so slow using a high speed cable connection.

    I took one here in the office and duplicated their results. I tried both IE and Netscape and both were slow loading and both crashed the computer to the point my only option was to shut of the power strip. I am on a DSL connection.

    Any suggestions on faster downloading? Any suggestions on how to make my customer happy with a Mac instead of giving a full refund?

    FUNNY story: I also have about 70 old all in one Mac SE, Classic etc computers that I am gutting for the hard drives (I have a customer for SCSI hard drives -- no customers for old Macs) Inside some of these old Mac computer are IBM hard drives with the Apple logo on them.
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    • Profile picture of the author bobsstuff
      Originally Posted by Tom Borowski View Post


      I know that doesn't help, but 5 year old hardware simply has its downsides.
      No, it doesn't help.
      I am running PCs that are 5 years old (bought new 2003) and they download as quickly as ever. All are hooked up to the same DSL router/hub.
      I still need to figure our why these iMacs are so slow. I am about to lose $85 and a customer and potential referals due to this slowness. I hate giving refunds for things that work, but not adequately
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  • Profile picture of the author Fendi Salim
    For me its simple...

    If you need a MAC get a MAC otherwise a Windows PC is enough or get both or go buy that poor kid across the street one of his own.

    But converting one into the other is not efficient in my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    I received my Efix dongle in the mail today.

    Now I am only waiting on a Gigabyte mother board which should arrive from new egg tomorrow and I will turn my PC in to a PC/Mac Pro

    I already had a compatible video card and compatible quad core2 intel chip set.

    Will let you know when I get it all hooked up and running.
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  • Profile picture of the author John M Kane
    "Less Filling...Tastes Great"!
    "Tomatoe...TomAHto"
    Eat the Oreo frosting THEN the cookie but ONLY after a quick dip in Moo juice

    PC user,XP, never Vistafried.AND luv UBUNTU, never ever had to compile anything.
    It always got me drivers hands off.
    PC Mac debates are timeless and oh so entertaining
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    I have a much simpler method.

    Step 1 Open trash can
    Step 2 Insert PC
    Step 3 Open door to Apple store
    Step 4 Purchase Mac
    Step 5 Smile
    Step 6 Think Different



    Thomas
    Exactly ...

    Developers have been tinking with a solution for windows to run mac for years.. The software was always slow and sloppy though.

    James
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