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PC or Mac?


GaZn 8 175 Wales
5 Feb 2009 9:22PM
I use both in work and at home, in work I use iMac and PC at home I have a Mac pro and PC, Mac is just so nice to use in comparison! faster etc, i'm sure its all been said before in this thread (cant be arsed to read it all) the only down side of Mac is the price!!!

and if its a mac lappy then the batteries are awsome!!!

I love my Macs and use PC for cheap storage and testing software.

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Oldtog 8 6 England
6 Feb 2009 6:13PM
I have had an iMAC for just over a year, I wanted a computer that takes little space, the iMAC has a keyboard, mouse and screen, no tower taking up room. I have the basic internal disc and maxed out on memory 4gig ram and rom, I can upgrade if I so wish to have another internal disc drive. The iMAC has two Intel processors. The imac takes on Windows very well and you can play games through the Windows side (if that is one of your wants). When I use the iMAC I have open many pages, including Windows, I no longer have to sift through the pages to find which is which like I did with my old Windows operated PC. I just squeeze the mouse, all pages separate, I can select any page to come to the fore. Also, there is a section called spaces, you can have one application running in another space which is just a fresh screen. The mouse has the usual right and left clicks, I do not have as much junk mail come in, when I do I just set it to the junk, then all spam similar is automatically junked.

I use the iphoto for all my photo's and for editing I refer back to Windows.

It just depends on what you want from your computer, I think I now have the right computer for me.

Just thought I would put my two penneth in from my point of view, I appreciate the PC v MAC debate is long and furious, there will always be one against the other, however in the end it comes down to ones own choice. I think I chose well.

OT
SteveCharles 11 2.3k 18 England
6 Feb 2009 7:08PM
I bought an iMac 'cos it looks nice. I really am that shallow.
strawman 10 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 7:26PM

Quote:IWhy - colour rendition on the Mac is better
sorry urban myth
strawman 10 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 7:47PM
And if I brought you 30 business lap top's that are between 1 and 2 years old all runing without crashes, that are used more than 40 hours per week, would that be a definition of reliability.

MAC's are fine, but then so is windows. There is not much difference in real world up time of properly specified machines. It is not that I hate Apple, just the pointless hype and incorrect statements about other systems. There are bad PC's out there, but there are good ones too.

Oh and apples crash too, but then they are a type of PC.
User_Removed 8 2.1k 7 England
6 Feb 2009 8:12PM
Nothing. It's not about what you can do more of or less of. It's the working environment. I first used Windows 3.11 workgroups and then everything since. I used to be the same Chris. I just couldn't understand what all the fuss was about. For me it's the environment. I just prefer the the look and feel of a MAC now. I find Windows does everything but you feel like you are at work when using one. It's like wearing a shirt and tie using a PC and using a MAC is jeans and t-shirt. That's it for me.
_ 9 535 4 Virgin Islands, British
6 Feb 2009 8:34PM

Quote:I'm still waiting for one of them to tell me what it is they can do on a Mac that I can't do on a PC....



I can't run OSX on my PC
I can run both Windows and OSX on my Macs
Aperture does not run on my PC

I will admit to having shares in Apple, bought before the i-pod became the MP3 of the common ppl, and now worth just a little more, but not much.
User_Removed 8 2.1k 7 England
6 Feb 2009 9:02PM
Like I said there's nothing I can do on a MAC that you can't do on a PC, that I know of. Is anyone claiming they can do more?
joolsb 10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
6 Feb 2009 9:03PM

Quote:I'm still waiting for one of them to tell me what it is they can do on a Mac that I can't do on a PC....


Got a multi-touch trackpad?
User_Removed 8 2.1k 7 England
6 Feb 2009 9:05PM
I have to say two finger scrolling is cool, can you do that on a PC? I can't on mine.
_ 9 535 4 Virgin Islands, British
6 Feb 2009 9:10PM
I'm sorry Chris, but I thought we were speaking of legally working OSX on a PC not ripping and patching.

And you have this installed on your PC and all works fine????

Just because we don't agree with a companies t&c of use doesn't mean that we should go about hacking things to make it how we want it. Hell if that was the case I'd employ hackers to change the laws that I don't agree with.

I was expecting some clever, witty answer to my reply, instead I get this. You're not winning the argument that way boyo.



J
strawman 10 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 10:29PM
Is this a game of one upmanship. Wink

Have you got a touch sensitive white board linked to projector with multi-touch interface and the ability to annotate what is on the screen and embed it into Office tools? Oh and the ability to share it live with a number of other users in real time.

re touch interfaces, I think the palm interface and its handwriting interface was great for mobile use. Both OS could benefit from a little look back at the PALM organisers of @ 5 years ago.
eonisuk 7 108 England
6 Feb 2009 10:34PM

Quote:I have had an iMAC for just over a year, I wanted a computer that takes little space, the iMAC has a keyboard, mouse and screen, no tower taking up room. I have the basic internal disc and maxed out on memory 4gig ram and rom, I can upgrade if I so wish to have another internal disc drive. The iMAC has two Intel processors. The imac takes on Windows very well and you can play games through the Windows side (if that is one of your wants). When I use the iMAC I have open many pages, including Windows, I no longer have to sift through the pages to find which is which like I did with my old Windows operated PC. I just squeeze the mouse, all pages separate, I can select any page to come to the fore. Also, there is a section called spaces, you can have one application running in another space which is just a fresh screen. The mouse has the usual right and left clicks, I do not have as much junk mail come in, when I do I just set it to the junk, then all spam similar is automatically junked.

I use the iphoto for all my photo's and for editing I refer back to Windows.

It just depends on what you want from your computer, I think I now have the right computer for me.

Just thought I would put my two penneth in from my point of view, I appreciate the PC v MAC debate is long and furious, there will always be one against the other, however in the end it comes down to ones own choice. I think I chose well.

OT



this is the sort of thing that i will want to do so thanks for the write up

eon
keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 10:48PM
There's a Mac-PC thread going at .net.
Chap there says he uses mac but keeps a PC
"for using Sony Vegas for video editing. Still the best editor out there."
Heard something similar before.
Wayne47 8 43 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 11:15PM
Having used both & recently turning to mac, I would choose mac everytime, simple easy to use & always works, I also have pc's im my house but have not touched it in over a year, my macbook comes every were with me. I use it to send invoices, edit images, build websites and never a problem.

Highly recommended, but at the end of the day its down to preference. Go to your local apple centre & try one then at least you know you have given one a try.

Wayne (A happy mac owner) will be buying and imac soon or cinema screen to complete my office.

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