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lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014140 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2010 - 5:52 PM

Or if it actually will run the software you need to use.

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JJGEE
JJGEE  96305 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2010 - 5:58 PM


Quote: Or if it actually will run the software you need to use.

Good point, I have had my computer for six years and the latest releases of most software packages will not run on it.

But
Had my MF camera for over 26 years and I can get film for it and there are still processing labs that can do the developing / printing Smile

lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014140 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2010 - 6:03 PM


Quote: I have had my computer for six years and the latest releases of most software packages will not run on it.


A friend of mine has a 15 year old PC that runs all the latest software. His wife banned him from buying any more computers , so he still has the same computer he had then....its just needed 6 replacement motherboards, 10 hard drives, 8 memory upgrades and 2 power supplies Wink

newfocus
newfocus  8644 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2010 - 7:58 PM


Quote: he still has the same computer he had then....its just needed 6 replacement motherboards, 10 hard drives, 8 memory upgrades

I know someone who had a mountain bike for 12 years that was just like that. New brakes, new wheels, new forks, new frame...

discreetphoton
discreetphoton Site Moderator 93453 forum postsdiscreetphoton vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2010 - 8:02 PM

Should be getting an award for services to the council any day now Wink

User_Removed
19 Jul 2010 - 3:40 PM

I've never had a mac, never used one, so I can't really say that i prefer one against the other. I've used IBM compatible (yeah right) PC now for a long time and never felt the need to change. The same as some people are loyal to a particular brand of camera, i guess.

I'm lucky now in that I was able to buy a fairly high end pc a year or so ago, and it has been doing everything i want it to do, rapidly and reliably. My issue with mac is the problem of replacing all my sofware to justify buying one.

Dave

joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2010 - 5:32 PM


Quote: My issue with mac is the problem of replacing all my sofware to justify buying one.

Why would you want to do that? Boot Camp is free if you want to boot into Windows on your Mac or you can pay for Parallels which allows you to run Windows and OSX at the same time. Then all you need to do is to upgrade to the Mac version when the need arises. So what's stopping you now?? Wink

Last Modified By joolsb at 19 Jul 2010 - 5:35 PM
MarkBroughton
19 Jul 2010 - 5:40 PM


Quote: So what's stopping you now?? Wink

The price?? Macs are about 3 times more expensive than the equivalent spec pc Wink but they do look nicer.....

Last Modified By MarkBroughton at 19 Jul 2010 - 5:41 PM
lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014140 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2010 - 5:43 PM


Quote: Boot Camp is free if you want to boot into Windows on your Mac or you can pay for Parallels

Or you can save all that hassle: buy a PC, run all the software you want and save a few quid too.

JJGEE
JJGEE  96305 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2010 - 5:47 PM


Quote: Macs are about 3 times more expensive than the equivalent spec pc

Could you get something
like this for 323 ?

Oh and do not forget to include the equivalent software in the comparison Wink

Last Modified By JJGEE at 19 Jul 2010 - 5:49 PM
joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2010 - 5:47 PM


Quote: but they do look nicer.....

And much better built. I'd rather have aluminium than flimsy plastic any day. Oh, and the displays are much better, too. And the keyboard. And if we're talking laptops, there's the the multi-touch trackpad, too. Not to mention the superior battery-life.

Better compare those specs really carefully... Wink

User_Removed
19 Jul 2010 - 5:59 PM

lolololololol mac.

MarkBroughton
19 Jul 2010 - 6:03 PM


Quote: but they do look nicer.....

And much better built. I'd rather have aluminium than flimsy plastic any day. Oh, and the displays are much better, too. And the keyboard. And if we're talking laptops, there's the the multi-touch trackpad, too. Not to mention the superior battery-life.

Better compare those specs really carefully... Wink

I guess it all comes down to whether you can justify the expensive price tag for something that you could build pc-wise for cheaper, and there are many aluminium pc cases, keyboard and decent monitors around. I just cant justify it....and I know that they are not as reliable as mac owners make out. Yes windows is cranky but mac os is not without its flaws......it all comes down to personal preference. A mac only does what a pc does slightly differently, maybe more efficiently maybe not, but me, I cant justify the price tags..

Whhhyyyy do I enter into these mac vs pc debates, they all start the same, have the same content and end the same Smile

Last Modified By MarkBroughton at 19 Jul 2010 - 6:07 PM
joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2010 - 6:08 PM


Quote: Whhhyyyy do I get myself into these mac vs pc debates, they all start the same, have the same content and end the same

At last! Something we can agree on. I don't know why I get drawn in, either.... Wink

MarkBroughton
19 Jul 2010 - 6:12 PM


Quote: Whhhyyyy do I get myself into these mac vs pc debates, they all start the same, have the same content and end the same

At last! Something we can agree on. I don't know why I get drawn in, either.... Wink

LOL yes its all a laugh at the end of the day, and if I had a spare 1600 quid I'd have a 27" Imac Wink

Last Modified By MarkBroughton at 19 Jul 2010 - 6:15 PM

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