Do you use a MAC or PC?

by Dayne Dylan 29 replies
For some reason, I'm just not having too much luck with PC's over the last few years. I run into odd glitches, drive problems, you name it. I'm so frustrated I've thought about converting to Mac.

Do most of you use a PC or MAC and which do you prefer?

Would love to get some feedback before making the jump.
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  • Profile picture of the author trafficwave
    I made the switch to Mac a few years ago.

    It's true what they say:

    Once you got Mac ... You never go back!
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  • Profile picture of the author Amy Bass
    I got a Mac last summer and have not regretted it one bit. I am a MAC lover now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim Franklin
    Some might call me biased, but so what,

    Take a look at Fox and Friends in the morning on the Fox new network, notice the computers they have.

    MACS, I recently visited a starbucks in my town and found that there were more MAC users than windows users at that particular time that is.

    I also went to a software engineering conference in las vegas in may of this year and 70 out of 82 attendees, brought a MAC to the conference.

    In fact it was a surprise to the Software company that was putting on the conference that they decided to change from windows to MAC to run the screen software, all the MAC users laughed, the windows users sighed.

    MAC is now the number one purchased laptop computer in many colleges nation wide, the truth is that Bill does not want you to know this he is hiding under a pizza box,

    LOL, seriously get a MAC, and take about two weeks to learn that using a computer does not have to be hard.

    Then you will never look at computing the same way again.
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  • Profile picture of the author CanuckMike
    Mac user here as well. I have had mine for a little over two years now and it still runs like the day I turned it on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dayne Dylan
    Wow, thanks so much for all the replies so far.

    You sure are building a convincing case to go MAC.

    Do you guys (and gals) use laptops or desktops? What MAC do you recommend?
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    • Profile picture of the author rocker123
      Originally Posted by Dayne Dylan View Post

      Wow, thanks so much for all the replies so far.

      You sure are building a convincing case to go MAC.

      Do you guys (and gals) use laptops or desktops? What MAC do you recommend?
      laptop would be a good investment.
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  • Profile picture of the author vorales
    I would rather advice you to have a NoteBook ,its portable you can access anywhere u wanna go ,take along with you and work.

    Try Toshiba.Medium range not that expensive ,a Japanese reliable product.
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  • Profile picture of the author trafficwave
    I'm running the MacBook Pro.

    LOTS of power.

    I run my businesses on it.
    I produce music on it.
    I produce videos on it.

    And I started doing all that right out of the box. No added stuff to buy.

    Literally ... opened it up ... turned it on ... started using it.
    Plug N Play REALLY is "plug and play" with a Mac.

    My wife runs a Mac Mini on her desk.
    My kids share a PowerBook.

    We used to have to repair and/or replace Windoze units on a regular basis.
    These little Macs are work horses.
    Get a Mac.
    Get a Mac.
    Get a Mac.

    Sheesh... if they had an Affiliate program, I'd be first in line!
    (And I'd be making a ton. I've referred a LOT of people to switch to Mac).
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  • Profile picture of the author CanuckMike
    I have a macbook. I would say getting a laptop is a much better idea. You get all the same computing power and features, for basically the same price, and it is portable. If you need a bigger monitor you can just hook it up. I picked up a 22" for my macbook for $170 and now I have more real estate then I know what to do with.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dayne Dylan
    Do you MAC users run Windows on your MAC?
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    • Profile picture of the author trafficwave
      Originally Posted by Dayne Dylan View Post

      Do you MAC users run Windows on your MAC?
      I used to run Parallels with the Windoze system on it.

      Now I don't need it. I can pretty much run everything I need on my Mac.

      I do have a Windoze laptop that I keep for testing our systems on multiple platforms.
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    • Profile picture of the author CanuckMike
      Originally Posted by Dayne Dylan View Post

      Do you MAC users run Windows on your MAC?
      I used to have parallels on it, but I never used it for 6 months. Then I installed bootcamp (so you can boot into windows from log in) and I still didn't use it.

      I think the only program I was concerned about was x-site pro, but I got over it when I found some great website making software for mac.
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      • Profile picture of the author Robert Oliver
        Got tired of all the crap with Windows, viruses, locked computers etc...............

        Just bought a MacBook and a 19" monitor. Also bought a G4 dual core on Ebay.
        Upgraded it with some extra's. Added a 22" monitor to this one. What a huge difference these 2 computers have made. So much simpler and easy to use. Everything does what
        it is suppose to do.

        A friend of mine goes by the name "Mac/PCGeek. He told me I could do everything
        I do on a PC on the Mac and then some. I am finding this to be true. See no reason to
        run Windows paralled even though I could.

        Make the switch and never look back. Also get yourself a "trackball mouse". Logitech
        makes a good one.

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    Mac of course.. Ever since OS X came out..
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    PC but I custom build them. If you buy one off the shelf you are buying problems. I have been all types of systems for all types of people.
    But the real problems with PCs (besides the fact everyone likes to bitch about MS) is that once PCs dropped under the 1k price range, the makers started using sub standard parts.
    If you want a PC that will last you for years with no problems, have it custom built to your specs, it will work as well if not better rthan any MAC.
    Just my 2cents worth.
    And if you want a good custom built PC, contatc me, but be prepared to spend as much as you would for a MAC
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  • Profile picture of the author Sean Hoffman
    What about Linux ?

    Life is free.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    I've never worked on a MAC desktop, only laptops......
    I actually helped refurbish almost everyone of these ibooks a few years back. Maybe you heard about this event?
    iBook Sale Turns Violent | MetaFilter

    It took aboout an hour to replace a hard drive in a mac involving the removal and replacement of over 70 screws for that one procedure.
    I'm glad I don't forsee having to do that ever again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Killian
    That was my thought on switching to MAC, switching all the software over, or getting Mac versions. Some people say they run windows software, but not the best?
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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    Neither. Ubuntu Linux 8.04
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
    I bought a MSI Wind U100 10inch "mini notebook"

    Its white too. I LOVE the thing! It's got the looks of a MAC, but is dirt cheap and has windows which is familiar to me.

    I'm a little stubborn, don't like change..so I don't see myself buying a MAC anytime soon.
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    • Profile picture of the author Suthan M
      Originally Posted by Ernie Lonardo View Post

      I bought a MSI Wind U100 10inch "mini notebook"

      Its white too. I LOVE the thing! It's got the looks of a MAC, but is dirt cheap and has windows which is familiar to me.

      I'm a little stubborn, don't like change..so I don't see myself buying a MAC anytime soon.
      attaboy.

      MAC groupies, i also wanted to get a mac, but somehow last minute i got a norm laptop instead. Guess i am scared about the usability of some of the daily programs that i use that as far as i know is not compatible with mac.

      Maybe some other time
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      • Profile picture of the author Sean Donahoe
        I have just been converted to the darkside and got one of the new Mac Pro's. I am a long time PC / Linux guy and my wife / business partner is a Mac Girl through and through. After a recent spate of Windows issues and now a motherboard failure I decided enough was enough.

        The nice thing about the new Intel macs is that I can run Apple OSX (Basically BSD Linux) with Windows and Linux all at the same time using VMWare Fusion, so for even those programs that I cannot do without on Windows, I can still run them just fine.

        This also allows you to drag and drop between any one of the operating systems or if you really need to, you can even run a dedicated windows installation using bootcamp.

        The ironic thing is everyone says Macs are more expensive. They certainly are better designed and have higher quality components but when I tried to build a similar system with all the same componets using PC the difference was really not that much.

        The only thing that has really put me off Macs up to this point is that owning a Mac is like joining some sort of Social movement (Credits to Mac for using this as a fantastic marketing ploy). In all honesty, the real reason I actually switched is that they are now using Intel powered CPU's and have the flexability to run all OS's without any BS.

        Anyway, thats my 2c on this age old discussion, hope it gives some insights that someone may find useful.
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        • Profile picture of the author ripsnorta2
          Both.

          I primarily use a PC desktop to do most of my work and play. I've been a programmer since the mid-eighties and for most of that time the work I've done has been of a PC or Windows nature.

          I also own a 5 year old Mac iBook. It's good for traveling, working outdoors, or sitting in front of the television surfing.

          What can I say, I'm not mono-pc-eistic, I'm a poly-pcer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnaxe
    I got an older powermac G4 and it still runs as quick as the day I bought it almost 4 years ago. I but it used too. I would never buy a windows computer. Too much maintence. Spyware, adware antivirus, registry cleaning, makes me want to puke.

    Sure pc are cheaper but by the time you spend all that money just to make sure the thing is safe and will run right I think the difference in price is more than justified.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Brian
    I have not fallen in love with Mac's yet but my friends had. I still feel I can do a lot with a PC than a Mac For instance, most games/softwares are not supported in Mac.
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    • Profile picture of the author oortcloud
      I have been using Mac's for a while, because I prefer to spend my time working on my business and not fighting viruses, crashes, re-installs, spyware etc. like with windows.

      I have a desktop with 3 monitors, a macbook and a few others. I do run windows on one of my machines. You normally have to reboot it, but I run
      vmware fusion which is like parallels but much better. I use it to run UPS shipping software (windows only) on my mac mini, works flawlessly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
    I use a PC...you couldn't bribe me enough to use a MAC.

    Since 2003, I've used a laptop with Windows XP, and have had a total of two problems. Both were fixable in a matter of minutes (it pays to know what you're doing).

    Most problems with computers are one of three things:

    1. Incorrect driver install (always remove the old drivers when replacing hardware, and when upgrading the OS always check for new OS drivers).

    2. Improper regular maintenance (when was the last time you defragged your hard drive MAC fansboys, I'll bet you a coke when you do it you'll notice an immediate improvement)

    3. Failure to secure your computer properly. I always use antivirus/antispyware software, I'm behind a hardware firewall, and have a software firewall as well. I got super serious about security after getting backdoored by some scriptkiddie. Since then, I've been cleaner than a clean room.

    Do these things, and you'll have a computer that runs like a top no matter what brand you use.
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  • Profile picture of the author RetireVerySoon
    Switched to MAC two years ago and love every moment of it.
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