Mac or PC?

Discussion in '-polls-' started by flowersofnight, Jun 27, 2012.

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Well?

  1. PC

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  2. Mac

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  3. Something else

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  1. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:39 am

    The eternal battle. GO!
     
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  2. heutre -member- -member-

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    Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:02 am

    I have a Mac, even if I do really like it, I think my next computer is going to be a PC. I think Macs are really good but I don't think they are worth the price honestly. I have had mine for 5 years now and it runs pretty well, it's just upgrading it that is a real hassle.
     
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  3. PureElegance -eternite- eternite

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    Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:15 am

    I don't why it's called "Mac vs. PC" since we're talking about Mac's OS vs. Windows, and people like Eminatic don't know the difference. If this was about the actual computer, then it would be "Mac vs. Dell" or something.

    I've had a PC with Windows for my whole life and I got a MacBook a few years ago and it's been great. I prefer it over Windows most of the time now, but I don't think PCs/Windows are terrible. It's not even worthy of some big debate to me since I'm not against Windows, but I think it does have some failings, but no system is entirely perfect.

    I just don't like it when people like Eminatic insult others for using OS X without any knowledge about it-- at all. That just makes PC users look dumb, but it's good that she doesn't represent everyone. Yes, Mac people can use PCs, they're not stupid, they're not retarded, they don't buy something for pretty pictures, etc. That's the only reason I was talking about it for so long on the Mana thread, just to show Eminatic doesn't know what she's talking about even though she makes fun of others.

    I don't mind people like gabe since he doesn't resent people and isn't condescending.

    I actually don't like updating on Windows since sometimes it's not a choice (like right now I had to wait forever when it shut down to begin the update, without even asking. What if I was working on something?) I'm also glad I don't have to download any programs for viruses since the protection is already integrated and updates regularly.
     
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  4. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

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    Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:35 am

    PureElegance wrote:
    Oh come on, even St. Stephen of Jobs made the "I'm a Mac / I'm a PC" commercials XD That's what it's called.

    Over here where people do real work, Windows XP is still actually the OS of choice. I have no idea what will happen when Microsoft finally stops supporting it.
     
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  5. PureElegance -eternite- eternite

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    Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:44 am

    flowersofnight wrote:
    But that's not even what we were talking about in the other thread. It was about Windows vs OS X. You can run Windows on Macs, and switch back and forth (that's what we do at my university), so it doesn't really matter what computer you use.

    If we're talking about Macs vs. PCs, then we're talking about memory, RAM, cost, ability for gaming, etc.
     
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  6. Wandering_Fox -current- -current-

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    Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:04 am

    I have to go with "Something Else" because I'm not prejudiced against one or the other. At my job, I use a PC. When I do my work in 3D Studio Max, I use a PC. When I do work in Photoshop and Logic for audio production, I use a Mac. The only reason I'm going to be buying a Mac desktop this Fall are because 1) the audio production software I use (Logic Pro 9) is owned by Apple and only works on a Mac and 2) it has bootcamp and, though I have to buy another copy of Windows 7, I'm going to need it to run 3D Studio Max (which only runs on a PC.)

    flowersofnight wrote:
    Oh dude, when all company platforms were built in XP and all services were optimized for XP, things were so much more efficient... Migrating from a PHP based platform in addition to migrating to Windows 7 was not an easy transition, especially doing both in tandom... BTW, the majority of the employees here use PC, but the site designers and graphic artists use Macs for obvious reasons.
     
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  7. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

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    Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:17 am

    Wandering_Fox wrote:
    When I saw someone actually voted for "Something Else" I was really hoping it was going to be a pizza-box SPARC or Amiga or something XD
     
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  8. Cerceaux -tea party- -tea party-

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    Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:18 am

    PC is just better for what I do, but I've used Macs in the past at school.
    Probably the most annoying thing is that I can't right-click. I am a right-click junkie. ::meev::
     
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  9. Wandering_Fox -current- -current-

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    Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:29 am

    flowersofnight wrote:
    Actually, my machine of choice is the good old Speak & Spell. Now THERE was a lean, mean, word processing machine! ::meev::
     
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  10. PureElegance -eternite- eternite

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    Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:32 am

    Cerceaux wrote:
    Hey DUMB DUMB, you can change the settings in the System Preferences for how you want the mouse to function, and if you have a Macbook then you can also change how the pad works. I remember when I first got mine I changed some of the pad settings. GOSH~!


    *runs* :D
     
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  11. Cerceaux -tea party- -tea party-

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    Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:35 am

    PureElegance wrote:
    GEEZ SORRY for not changing the settings of the school's computers back in 2005. *llama.gif*
    Pretty sure they had us locked out of system preferences, otherwise all hell would break loose. xD
     
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  12. Garnet in the Eden -member- -member-

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    Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:41 am

    If you've got the money to blow on such an expensive piece of equipment, I don't see why you shouldn't buy a Mac if you really want one, but if all do you do is sit on facebook, youtube and occasionally type up an essay, you're wasting your money. All it takes is a 30 minute lesson from someone who knows what they're talking about on what to do to prevent/remove a virus and there's the virus problem sorted out. The general public doesn't need the best of the best when it comes to computer specs.

    I could spend £100 or £1000 on any kind of computer for my mother and she's going to get the exact same experience with either.
     
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  13. voixdinferno -member- -member-

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    Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:55 am

    Voixdinferno have a Mac... I have a Mac :)
     
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  14. DarkestRafflesia -member- -member-

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    Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:56 am

    You can "right click" on a Mac.
     
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  15. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

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    Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:56 am

    Garnet in the Eden wrote:
    My mom actually benefited from getting a Mac, and she's not even a liberal doing an unpaid internship at Conde Nast. I used to always have to go and de-virus her PC, I don't know how she kept getting viruses. I tried turning up the security and telling her what not to do, but it was a lost cause. I suspect it was partly due to her using Google and just clicking on any old thing that came up without checking if it was suspicious-looking. Anyway, after about the millionth time, my sister cut the Gordian knot and just bought her a Mac, and she hasn't had any more problems with that stuff. At least for now, Macs aren't the target for most of that malware.
     
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  16. Garnet in the Eden -member- -member-

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    Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:10 pm

    flowersofnight wrote:
    I consider my mother a lost cause entirely when it comes any form of technology (she still can't drag and drop after over 10 years using a PC), but for some reason her PC, which is shared by my younger sisters, never has had a virus. Oh, well there was that one time where "something happened" and she ended up formatting the entire PC (I think there's a recovery button in Windows 7 that does that). Maybe she's just lucky, I don't know.
     
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  17. PureElegance -eternite- eternite

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    Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:21 pm

    Garnet in the Eden wrote:
    Maybe she is! I usually had viruses on my computer back in the day, and I had to learn everything about how to fix them. It took me hours to fix them each time. It's not like we did anything horrible on the computer either, but they probably were from emails, accidental clicks, and downloaded content. I was practically the virus guru and we never had to call anyone even if it was something huge.

    Recently nothing's happened though, but a few months ago some virus got in (I think my mom accidentally opened a bad email), and I had to figure it out again. By that time, I had forgotten my virus knowledge and I was like, "UGHISJODFDSIJF" trying to figure how to get rid of it. Norton didn't help at all since the virus kept shutting it down and I actually had to use my Macbook to look up things to fix the computer because the internet on the PC didn't work. GOD THE FRUSTRATION.

    Viruses are really interesting though and I like to figure them out, but at the same time I've gotten used to all the regular security updates from Apple, not having to deal with firewalls, spam, malware, or anti-virus programs, that I haven't had to fix anything for years. And I do a ton of risky things on my Macbook. So now it's just more frustrating to fix a virus than before since I'm used to the "good life" XD
     
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  18. Iskanderia -member- -member-

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    Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:29 pm

    I really do think that a lot of people buy Macs because it's trendy. Not all - but a lot. I frequent a forum with a bunch of moms in their late 30's/early 40's and most of them have Macs because they are reasonably well off and are desperately trying to hold on to their coolness. None of them appear to really need a Mac for anything.

    Like Garnet said, if you're just using it for general browsing, a PC is just fine. I can't see me spending all that money to browse forums.
     
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  19. PureElegance -eternite- eternite

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    Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:42 pm

    Iskanderia wrote:
    I knew you were on that Fifty Shades of Grey forum as "Hot4Christian." I knew it!
     
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  20. eMiNaTiC -member- -member-

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    Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:07 pm

    PureElegance wrote:
    that's actually not what i was talking about, you took it and ran with it so i tried to humor you but i've said many times for many years that i do not approve of macs for their cost to usefulness ratio ie. the original problems with mac were that the real world ran on windows applications and macs were not compatible. mac solved that by offering a mac version of windows....so what's the point? congratulations you just paid for an overpriced version of windows.
     
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