Thread: MAC or PC
December 27th, 2005, 02:48 AM #1
MAC or PC
MAC or PC(homebuilt/retail) what would you go with? Whats your choice and what do you believe is better, but dont get to crazy. I just want to know what your reasons for PC or for MAC, and good answers, none of those, "Peeceee sucks" or "apple sucks", explain why...
PC, homebuilt, cheap and does everythign I need it to do, and I love building these buggers. Plus, software compatibility and games also, work great, and everything is compatible with work and school(im in college). Did I mention games? Great software selection...etc..
AramazdTheos Ek Mechanes
December 27th, 2005, 03:11 AM #2
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if your going to play games you will need to go with a pc. I like osx better than xp because it is reliable and easy to use. anyone thats ever used windows knows why i like apple better. both have a wide variety of software avail. also, if you plan on building it you will have to go pc because currently apple has exlusive rights to all hardware osx will run on.Patience takes too long.
December 27th, 2005, 03:13 AM #3
unfortunately mac suffers from poor game support, not many games are made to work with Mac very few companies do it...
And most off the games are made for the PC, if you plan to game a lot in the machine then your best option is the PC...
Mac is very good nothing bad, its a very stable system and all the application work pretty well, we use one for Illustrator and Photoshop and its more stable than the PC counterpart.
December 27th, 2005, 03:15 AM #4Originally Posted by HOlmes101
Explain more, because this is what this thread is for, get down in the dirt about why you pick what you pick rather than saying "it is reliable" explain what you do with the computer and since you must be running problems thats require reliability mention those programs.Theos Ek Mechanes
December 27th, 2005, 03:17 AM #5
mac= highly modified fish tank
pc= actual computer..He who seeks vengeance must dig two graves. One for his enemy, and one for himself.-- Lao Tzu
December 27th, 2005, 03:28 AM #6
I like PCs because i can build one my self and put any x86 OS on it be it Windows, one of the various Linux Distros, OS2 warp, DOS, what ever. I can use it to edit video, pictures, music, play games, watch movies, surf the internet, and everything else you can do with a computer all on one box. Also, when i click the little "x" on the window, the actual program shuts down and does not stay open in the background, hogging resources. two button mouse. (yes i know apple has one now)
i like macs, as long as someone else is using them."Life moves pretty fast, if you dont stop to look around once in a while, you could miss it." -FB
December 27th, 2005, 03:29 AM #7
i like to be able to build and upgrade easily and i love to game, so PC for me. however, if I was able to upgrade macs easily, and they were cheap, and i could game, i could easily switch to mac... i also use linux at times, but due to some compatibility problems and the fact that it still takes me 3 days to get a game to run ok on it (but still not as good as its windows counterpart) i usually go with windows for the pc
December 27th, 2005, 03:44 AM #8Originally Posted by jokostel
Im a Pc user and I dont have a mac in house (overpriced IMO) but they work pretty well under pressure and in a work enviroment, IT HARD to break it down even to the inexperienced user...
Linux can be run in mac just pick out the ppc distribution instead the x86
December 27th, 2005, 01:38 PM #9
Please, smart opinions only, none of that crap i said at the beginning of the thread.
I have a question though, I used macs when i was back in high school, and when working with networking them, and we used them with pagemaker for school paper, what the problem was, is that the server which was a g4 kept on crashing, and we would get intermittent internet access, are macs bad at being file/network servers? Cause seriously this was a bad problem, and the IT person said that it just works this way, and they cant do anything about it. Oh yeah and it wasnt just one server, about 6 G3's and 4xg4 based macs as servers were running...Theos Ek Mechanes
December 27th, 2005, 02:18 PM #10
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i pretty much use windows/some linux for my everyday work
I loaded up MAC OSX 10.3 a couple of days ago on a laptop. Pretty nice, but doesnt make me want to throw down the cash for an apple. Plus the pc does everything i want it do.
Aramazd they were probably running the old mac operating system which was total garbage. They have made some really nice strides with Mac OSX and i do remember the problems that you mention. I used to be very anti mac as i grew up with the old computers and whatnot, after playing mac osx all i can say is wow
Each have thier pros and cons and place in the computer field
December 28th, 2005, 10:54 AM #11
I used to have the same "Mac sucks" attitude. However, not any more. I bought a Mac Mini because I wanted to learn OS X as well as I know XP. To be honest, I love it, and it is a welcome change. It is fairly intuitive, and easy to get the hang of.
I'm not a "convert" - in fact, I'm upgrading my PC as well - but more of a dual user. It is nice to have both systems available.
Stability is fine, and while there aren't a lot of games for it, it performs all the other tasks fine. (that's why I have a PC)
Don't be so closed-minded. Go to the Apple store or CompUSA and give it a try. I wouldn't throw down 3G's for a Dual G5, but the Mini can be had for less than $500. At that price, it's a great alternative to a Windows based second computer.
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