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PC Vs Mac..

PC or Mac?

  • PC

    Votes: 25 73.5%
  • Mac

    Votes: 9 26.5%

  • Total voters
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Tenderony
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I know you've probably had a similar thread, hopefully it was before my time here.

Been using pcs since I was a kid, macs for the last 5 years.

I rescued a 800mhz Athlon yesterday, wiped it, put xp pro and away we went. Few games on, runs nicely. My problems started when I tried to install a wireless card..

5 hours. 5 HOURS!!! I mean how hard can it be? My mac took 30 minutes, and thats probably exagerrating.

"The data is invalid" FUCK OFF!

Turns out the problem could be my monitor drivers, uninstall them, try again, nope not that. I had to sit through the xp installation/repair that I did the day before so windows could fix itself. Why was it broken? WTF?!

After I got it going, trojan this, pop up madness, toolbars coming from nowhere, firewall going mad. No wonder so many people have fucked computers, and no I wasn't looking at porn. :mfinger:

In my opinion, macs are easier to use, more secure and easier to maintain, and I have used both, side by side for the last 5 years.

What do you reckon?

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betrayed

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Macs are for people who can't double click fast enough to save the world. Macs are "user friendly" because their "users" are retards. Macs cost a TON more than PC's do, with very little MHz I might add. "ohhhh nooo macs have two hard-drives they are soo powerful and are the best at multi tasking!" What the hell am I going to do while I'm shooting terrorists, go to CNN.com and learn about the real ones while I'm reloading my M16? NOPE! Macs also have no games, and very little software packages and are forced to ally with Microsoft for popular applications like powerpoint and word. I feel PC's own macs, everyone hates Bill Gates.. WHY?! Computer used to have about 2 MHz's and took up entire rooms, Bill Gates made computers with tons of power in a compact system! Mac will soon FALL.. Yeah FYI I vote PC.
 

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Tenderony
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Couldn't agree more man I don't see why people still bother with windoze

I reckon because its a highstreet brand. Like ASDA. You cant get macs in every town, you have to go to a special dealer. Every town centre has at least one PC shop.

Don't even get me started on PC World.

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Tenderony
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p99 said:
Macs are for people who can't double click fast enough to save the world.
Like most operating systems, this is a changable option.

p99 said:
Macs are "user friendly" because their "users" are retards.
p99 said:
Macs cost a TON more than PC's do, with very little MHz I might add.
Um, you get what you pay for. FYI, double the mac MHZ to get the PC equivelant.

p99 said:
"ohhhh nooo macs have two hard-drives they are soo powerful and are the best at multi tasking!" What the hell am I going to do while I'm shooting terrorists, go to CNN.com and learn about the real ones while I'm reloading my M16? NOPE!
WTF?! My mac has one HD. Unix has made multi tasking easier in OS X.

p99 said:
Macs also have no games, and very little software packages and are forced to ally with Microsoft for popular applications like powerpoint and word. I feel PC's own macs, everyone hates Bill Gates.. WHY?! Computer used to have about 2 MHz's and took up entire rooms, Bill Gates made computers with tons of power in a compact system! Mac will soon FALL.. Yeah FYI I vote PC.
Macs have a lot of games now available. The only one I play on the mac is Q3. I use my PC for games. Also all the software I need runs on a mac.. Adobe, Macromedia, Office, whatever. Chances are its on both. Care to give any examples.

When did I say I hated either, I stated my prefrence. Bet you have never used a mac because it confuses the fuck out of you. Retard.

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betrayed

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My dad got a laptop for his 50th and he shelfed it because it messed up so much.
 

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Tenderony
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p99 said:
My dad got a laptop for his 50th and he shelfed it because it messed up so much.
Was it a mac? If so they are very easy to fix..

Boot from the CD holding apple and C, scrub it, reinstall OS, fixed.

Fuck knows how he broke it, its quite hard. If its in warrenty apple are obliged to fix it as well.

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As far as software goes Macs offer the same and more useful apps than PC's do. Macs are the primary machines used for any decent video editing as well as animation and picture modification. The only games released for PC only are those from companies being paid off by micro$oft to not release for Mac. Yeah Macs are more expensive but I paid a grand for the Mac computer I've had for the last two years and nothing has gone wrong. I bought a PC at around the same time and the hard drive went bad, I had to replace the graphics card to play any new games, and the processor fan scrapped out causing overheating and almost frying it. My two year old mac on the other hand can still play new games without having had to replace the video card or anything else, it is just as it was when I got it out of the box yet it still kicks my pc's ass. As it ended up my (HP by the way) PC costed me more in the long run than my Mac.

Edit: by the way to boot from a cd you only have to hold down c.
 

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Tenderony
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teh anarchist said:
My two year old mac on the other hand can still play new games without having had to replace the video card or anything else, it is just as it was when I got it out of the box yet it still kicks my pc's ass. As it ended up my (HP by the way) PC costed me more in the long run than my Mac.
I bought a PC at the same time as my mac, it inevitably fucked itself up. I didn't piss money up the wall fixing it though. I took the ram and HD out, kicked the fuck out of it, and put it in a skip. So satisfying!

I noticed the C thing after I submitted it. :redface:

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morelos

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maybe you don't know enough about computers.

i'll use a mac, i'll use a pc. actually, i'll use whatever suits me. since i'm not a fucking moron like all of yourselves, my computers don't break, don't get virii, don't crash, and don't require five hours for any hardware installation.

my PC laptop came with wi-fi built in. it worked the minute i hit the "power" button.

i use PCs because it's easier to get software for them without paying for it, and because there's a wider variety of hardware available supported by the PC platform.

to answer your question about why this is, remember when IBM licensed its architecture to be cloned. apple refused. look who won. apple has had to repeat several strokes of creative genius to stay in business - i give them credit for that.

~ dan ~

of course, macs now run a variant of FreeBSD...
 

MaxPower

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I've never spent 5 hours installing any piece of hardware. I've worked on/built/installed literally hundreds of PC's, and many Windows NT/2000/2003 servers. Your problem is what we call an ID10T error. Sorry, but it is what it is.

Mac is simply for those who can't operate a computer. They're fucking useless in the business or office environment. They don't belong anywhere but in some kids room for surfing the net. Or in Desktop publishing. It's always been that way, and always will.
 

betrayed

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#12
he never broke it, he got sick of it fucking up so much.. wouldnt do anything he wanted and he got like the top quality laptop!
 

ferengi

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I would never Never NEVER NEVER own a Macintrash. We had those at school and I SO wanted to bring a chainsaw/sledgehammer/machine gun to school and just go room to room blowing them up, but NOOOO, you can't have weapons on school grounds :(
 

Broken

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#14
Face it! Mac's are idiot boxes. Great for grade school kids printing out book reports, and grandma's e-mail. If the user needs anything more than a glorified typewriter, it's PC time.
 

ash_link

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Macs are shit. A waste of money. People who made Mac should say to them selves, Mac is lame. Choke myself.
 
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p99 said:
Macs are for people who can't double click fast enough to save the world. Macs are "user friendly" because their "users" are retards. Macs cost a TON more than PC's do, with very little MHz I might add.

I agree with you, except for the MHz part. As I think someone else may have said, you cannot compare the core frequency of a Mac Gx series with an AMD or Intel....just as you cannot compare the core frequency of an AMD with an Intel.

I have heard that some of the OS X distributions are pretty nice, but I have to agree that Macs are just too fucking expensive.
 

swizeguy

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you mac users piss me off when you say you windows computers are hard to use.. i mean really only a IDIOT CANT use windows. My 8 year old brother knows how to use a windows computer. I mean really asswipe take a few seconds to learn and you'll be fine and have the best and the biggest. If you can manage that move to linux.
 

morelos

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guys, this is really a retarded argument to have.

in fact, it's perhaps the worst and most played out online argument in the history of man.

i will summarize it in one simple bullet point:

- IF EITHER PRODUCT WERE TRULY INFERIOR, IT WOULD NO LONGER BE ON THE MARKET.
 

TwisT

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I got both PC and Mac. and I like my Mac more! The interfaceis so much easier to use....and the fucker don't crash nearly as often as my windoze machine. MAX has a way around the crashing, but I don't have time fot that! I've had fewer probs with the Mac....Thing is. theres a fuck load more software for windoze than Mac! and thats why I keep it around..

One more thing.Fuck the Mac mouse! I got a wireless two button with a scrollie. (microsoft) and could'nt be happier! :thumbsup:
 

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Tenderony
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FYI, I wasnt stating which was better. I was explaining how I feel about the two compared, having used both for a long time. I ignored all the "macs are for grannys/retards/moron" posts. I was expecting them. If you have nothing valid to contribute, dont.

Fact is, compared to the smooth running of the mac, they are harder to use. And after a clean install of xp the previous day, I feel I shouldnt have to repair it after installing only monitor drivers.

Seems to me the people who haven't had time to get to grips with the mac os are the ones gunning it. Knowledge is power.

Use what you want, I use both. Mac for Design, Peecee for games. I'm not trying to make your mind up, just starting a conversation.

I think this thread can be summed up by my avatar.

-edit

I have never payed for mac software, ever.

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