The ultimate question... PC or MAC?

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fireANDice
The ultimate question... PC or MAC?

Just wondering what you feel is better, PC or Mac.

Personally, I have a PC, but I'm soooooooo tired of it getting "sick". lol
I'm tired of the war of viruses, anti-viruses, worms ("Ewww!"), spy-ware and.... all the other junk.
I'm thinking of going to a Mac laptop just so I can take it with me on the go. (Kids can watch movies, play games, I can get on it, etc.)

What do you think?

Thanks all!

   

hubby
Re: The ultimate question... PC or MAC?

99.999% of people that use or have seriously looked into this question will tell you the same thing: Mac, hands down

You dont have to worry about all the things you've listed, and you can simply "use" your computer the way that god intended you to.

The only people that will disagree are those that are brainwashed, don't really know the differences, or those (very, very few) that have a legitimate need to use a PC-Only piece of software..  although now that you can dual-boot a Mac with Windows and even run virtually all Windows software via a VM (i.e. parallels), this is no longer a legitimate argument.

The only other issue is the learning curve of unlearning the "windows way" of doing things to learn doing it the easy way.. 

 

"..Do you want to sell sugar-water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?"

fireANDice
Re: The ultimate question... PC or MAC?

Love it, and got a few good chuckles too!
Thanks.

"It's never too late to become who you might have been." - Unknown

Ashton
Re: The ultimate question... PC or MAC?

Well....just to be fair.

 

Windows XP, Vista, and Mac OS X vulnerability stats for 2007
  XP Vista XP + Vista Mac OS X
Total extremely critical 3 1 4
Total highly critical 19 12 23 234
Total moderately critical 2 1 3 2
Total less critical 3 1 4 7
Total flaws 34 20 44 243
Average flaws per month 2.83 1.67 3.67 20.25

X Extremely critical
H Highly critical
M Moderately critical
L Less critical

Source:

http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=758

Poor hubby is probably tearing out his hair at my responses. It's really not my fault. I'm surrounded by IT pro's (That should say something about your choice) that have chosen Macintosh laptops and someone has to play the Devil's Advocate.

The real deal when it comes to trojans/worms is that Apple is not targeted, yet, for viruses...but the potentiality is there - as according to the graph above.

And what's a little scarier is Apple's reluctant disclosure to acknowledge flaws in their system, which may lead to an unpatched OS that is freely available for exploit by the privileged few "Uber" hackers. The reason why Apple doesn't acknowledge flaws in their system is because they have a very dedicated buyer's base - as per Hubby's post below.

I just spec-ed out a laptop for my best friend - and I choose a Mac Powerbook with XP loaded on Parallels. So I am generally in Apple's camp, just not quite so vehemently.

Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don't quite know how to put our love into words. -Harlan Miller

hubby
Re: PC or MAC?

Yah yah, these facts remain, and probably will for the forseeable future:

  • Virtually everyone (the average user) that uses Windows faces the 'daily battle' with viruses, worms, blue screens of death, DLL-hell, and a computer that just seems to get slower and slower by they week
  • Virtually everyone that uses OS X (aka an Apple) is blissfully unaware of all that silliness, and they just enjoy using their computer

Sure, maybe that will change someday, but it's not going to change tomorrow, or the day after, and probably not anytime soon. 

 

"..Do you want to sell sugar-water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?"

fireANDice
Re: PC or MAC?

YES! I NEED BLISS!!
lol
Seriously, my computer seems to get slower, and slower and more difficult to get going every day.
Yes, I know I have viruses, and all the other billion things out there, most likely... but SHEESH!
You hackers, and people that love to mess with our computers,... go find a new sport, would ya?!?!

*beating head against screen*

"It's never too late to become who you might have been." - Unknown

ArchiAngel
Re: PC or MAC?

Unfortunately for MAC Users  the Increase popularity of the Machine means that there will eventually be people wanting to pry, snoop,invade, and destroy your data stored on the MAC.

 Just a matter of time, and  as that Hacker proved with that $10,000 Challange the Average MAC will not repel a full on Hacker Onslaught.(Just hasn't been worth any hacker's time to hack a MAC)

Ashton
Re: The ultimate question... PC or MAC?

 >>>and I choose a Mac Powerbook with XP loaded on Parallels

Whoops, no I didn't. It was the MacBook Pro

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?nplm=FA895LL/A 

I would recommend going through the refurb link on apple store and looking around. Pick up the AppleCare protection plan and that will cover any problems for the next three years.

If you are a student - you can receive further discounts. 

Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don't quite know how to put our love into words. -Harlan Miller

fireANDice
Re: The ultimate question... PC or MAC?

Ahhh yes! My Father In Law told me about that store. I'll check into it.

Thanks so much!

"It's never too late to become who you might have been." - Unknown

ArchiAngel
Re: The ultimate question... PC or MAC?

Well, the Statistics aren't totally fair because

 1) Windows is designed to try to fix itself if it can...which is why it is so "Bulky"  compared to MAC OS ans a lot of Older but exinct OSs. Either from it's data on the hard drive, asking for a CD, or hooking up online for needed drivers,patches, and fixes.

 2) Inter-user forums not to unlike these one are many and full of people helping people fix the problems themselves via add on programs or manually While  MAC support groups are less, and you are dependent mostly on MAC tech support if you don't want to invalidate your warrenty in some of the extreme fix solutions (like opening your computer to...)

 3) People that aren't computer Savvy buy MACs so in most cases number 2 won't even begin to happen so the "Novice" calls the Tech center and the first thing I ask is (Honest) 1) "Did you Plug your Computer?" 2) "Did you turn your computer on?" 3) "Are all your Cables in their right connections?"  4) "Did you purposely or accidently move anything into the Trash can?" 5) "Did you accidently or on purpuse rename any files?"

You be surpise how many MAC Users crashed their Computer cause they stuck a system file in the trash Can or accidently rename it causing those "Highly critical" errors...lol

 

Hot2na
Re: The ultimate question... PC or MAC?

once you try iMac you will never go back.

it is just a way of life.

plus - the system is sexy and blends in with any motif.

(<>:<>)

Brains are sexy.

Geeks are hot!

I'm here for the turn on.

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