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Posted: 01 June 2008 01:03 AM     [ Ignore ]  
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It seems to me a lot of people here are Windows users, but I’d be interested to see your take on the legendary Mac vs PC debate.  Ah we’ll even throw Linux into the mix.  Let us know what you use, what youd like to use, and why!

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Posted: 01 June 2008 01:08 AM   [ # 1 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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PC - Good for private use
MAC - good for arts and works

They have their ups and downs. They’re both useful.

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Posted: 01 June 2008 01:09 AM   [ # 2 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Shady Freak - 01 June 2008 01:08 AM

PC - Good for private use
MAC - good for arts and works

They have their ups and downs. They’re both useful.

Everyone says that macs are better for arts and such, but I can find tools for the PC that do the exact same thing.  Is it the fact that they come bundled with the macs that make them more attractive to that crowd?

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Posted: 01 June 2008 01:23 AM   [ # 3 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Before Homeroom in school, I hang out in the graphics art class and they have artful programs like Flash, iMovie, GarageBand, all of that. Though, MAcs don’t contain a lot of disk space.

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Posted: 01 June 2008 01:25 AM   [ # 4 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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It may be Apple’s MacBook, Macbook Pro, and other products that are attracting many people to Macs.  Perhaps if Apples products had Windows (which won’t happen) people would stick with Windows instead of Mac.

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Posted: 01 June 2008 01:25 AM   [ # 5 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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I have a desktop, running Windows. My sister has a MacBook Pro, and I use it from time to time, but I’d say that I’d use Windows more often.

But I hope to use a Mac more often in the future.

Shan Gee - 01 June 2008 01:25 AM

It may be Apple’s MacBook, Macbook Pro, and other products that are attracting many people to Macs.  Perhaps if Apples products had Windows (which won’t happen) people would stick with Windows instead of Mac.

Mac’s can run Windows when dual booting, can’t they?

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Posted: 01 June 2008 01:26 AM   [ # 6 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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Shan Gee - 01 June 2008 01:25 AM

It may be Apple’s MacBook, Macbook Pro, and other products that are attracting many people to Macs.  Perhaps if Apples products had Windows (which won’t happen) people would stick with Windows instead of Mac.

Should Microsoft be designing its own hardware then?  which approach is better—having the same company design the hardware and software, or having many different hardware providers installing software from a different company (Microsoft Windows in this case)?

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Posted: 01 June 2008 01:27 AM   [ # 7 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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pc will always be the best…
mac is a losers who only look hype but there nothing inside
compare to pc, which is a lot cheaper by the way have the real power inside of it…

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Posted: 01 June 2008 01:32 AM   [ # 8 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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Lol PC sucks. Macs are… ugh my school experience… don’t even talk about it.
LINUX FOR THE ULTRA SUPER UNDEBATEABLE WINNNNNN!!!
PCs are cheaper because they suck.

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Posted: 01 June 2008 01:34 AM   [ # 9 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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SkyFuser - 01 June 2008 01:32 AM

Lol PC sucks. Macs are… ugh my school experience… don’t even talk about it.
LINUX FOR THE ULTRA SUPER UNDEBATEABLE WINNNNNN!!!
PCs are cheaper because they suck.

No, Mac is TEH SUX0RZ. PC all the way lulz.

I’ve always stuck with PC, I always will.

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Posted: 01 June 2008 01:34 AM   [ # 10 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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SkyFuser - 01 June 2008 01:32 AM

Lol PC sucks. Macs are… ugh my school experience… don’t even talk about it.
LINUX FOR THE ULTRA SUPER UNDEBATEABLE WINNNNNN!!!
PCs are cheaper because they suck.

lol PCs freeze all the friggin time, Macs rarely freeze. Have you tried the Windows Movie Maker, now that’s a terrible program, It freezes everytime. How do the LINUXes work?

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Posted: 01 June 2008 02:28 AM   [ # 11 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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Not saying that Macs suck… it’s just that after a while I hate Macs simply because they’re used by the school xD
But don’t get me wrong I love Macs. Docks are cool.
Windows Movie Maker… <_< The only thing I find useful is that it can join together files for free.

The Linux OS is based off of Unix. Look here for more info lol.

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Posted: 01 June 2008 02:32 AM   [ # 12 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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i currently use a pc. i like it because it gets the job done but i would one day like to use a mac and see if it can impress me more. i never actually used a mac before so i cannot say which is better i just would go with the one i use.

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Posted: 01 June 2008 02:34 AM   [ # 13 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]  
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brown88 - 01 June 2008 02:32 AM

i currently use a pc. i like it because it gets the job done but i would one day like to use a mac and see if it can impress me more. i never actually used a mac before so i cannot say which is better i just would go with the one i use.

Yeah good point, Ive never really used a Mac in a non-school setting, so I guess I’ve been turned off my Macs because I am used to the slow, annoying ones that we would have at our high schools… Someday I shall give Mac another chance… I have tried Linux though and am dual-booting with Ubuntu, which I like because it resembles Windows more, but I just feel too constrained in it and it just doesnt feel right to me, so I am sticking with my Windows OS for main use.

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Posted: 01 June 2008 02:34 AM   [ # 14 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]  
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PC all the way.No way can the Macs can be so user friendly & can provide so much software compatibility.

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Posted: 01 June 2008 02:37 AM   [ # 15 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]  
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pc! theres just something about macs that dont seem as user friendly as pcs…..
can anyone else comment on that?

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Posted: 01 June 2008 02:39 AM   [ # 16 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]  
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Some Mac users may jump upon us hearing that.Until then we are fine. smile

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Posted: 01 June 2008 02:39 AM   [ # 17 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]  
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sharkhead7854 - 01 June 2008 02:37 AM

pc! theres just something about macs that dont seem as user friendly as pcs…..
can anyone else comment on that?

The UI just isnt as intuitive and as efficient for a Mac… they’ve done studies and the taskbar so far is much more efficient as far as hand movement and how it works with our brain.  Technically though I think things will move towards circular menus for a lot of things, as those are much more efficient than dropdown menus (though itll take us all awhile to get used to the change!)

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Posted: 01 June 2008 02:40 AM   [ # 18 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]  
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I don’t think Mac’s suck, it’s just that I find Windows more… simple? to use. Mac’s are great, actually.

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Posted: 01 June 2008 02:41 AM   [ # 19 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]  
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Never said Macs suck.They are just less user friendly & supports a very amount of softwares/applications.

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Posted: 01 June 2008 08:39 AM   [ # 20 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]  
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I remember some statemnt i read sometime back on this.It goes like this.
Macs are for kids,Windows is for grandma,Linux is for programmers and UNIX is froo Demi-gods.

Someone mentioned about MS manufacturing their own hardware,I think that would be a bad idea.Apple almost got wiped of the map because of its insistance of be uberly closed,making its own software and hardware.MS benifited from making it easy to make not only harware for its OS to run on but also to allow developers to make softwares.Thats why windows is so widely used.
I’ll use PC as its the only one which can run games.

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Posted: 01 June 2008 08:44 AM   [ # 21 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]  
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Lol. Macs are for kids… well maybe ones that are fine with having less program compatibility.
Windows are definitely for the older generations… even if my mom refers to pictures as taking up “one memory two memory” XD

Microsoft is already in the dumps with Vista and closing down of their book search engine, so making more mistakes isn’t very surprising.

Games aren’t that big for me, but if I’m not allowed to play Fate of the Dragon I’m always going to still dual boot.

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Posted: 01 June 2008 08:46 AM   [ # 22 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]  
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Vista does not suck. It does not fail. It does not break everything. Most of the people who say this, probably haven’t even used Vista!

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Posted: 01 June 2008 08:52 AM   [ # 23 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]  
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I used my friend’s 2GB Vista computer for around 2 hours. Worst experience of my life.
In those 2 hours, the UAC would constantly nag, and loading even Internet Explorer was an amazing feat by itself. I looked at the task manager, and my evilness, there wasn’t even many programs using that much memory at all. My friend keeps very good care of the computer (at my personal recommendation to her) so it’s not anything wrong with the problem between the chair and the keyboard, it’s the OS!
Along with the UAC, Firefox would crash every time it opens. I have yet to find out why since Vistas are supposed to be compatible but that just brings my opinion down of Vista even more.
And my science teacher uses Vista. Lulz the accidents that happen.

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Posted: 01 June 2008 08:54 AM   [ # 24 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]  
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Then she has a broken computer, because my OS is fine for me. It always has been. Oh, and you can turn UAC off very easily.

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Posted: 01 June 2008 09:11 AM   [ # 25 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]  
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Yes I know but she didn’t want me tampering with her computer <_< I am notorious at school for tweaking with my (and other teachers’) computers. Usually with satisfactory results, but hair-losing experiences.
(It’s not a broken computer, I think it’s Norton)

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