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#1320339 - 12/07/09 01:33 PM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: learn piano]
Horowitzian Offline
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Originally Posted By: learn piano
I'm on PC,because pc can do many thing that mac can't do it


You mean like the Blue Screen of Death? grin
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#1320575 - 12/07/09 06:34 PM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: Horowitzian]
bitWrangler Offline
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Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
Originally Posted By: learn piano
I'm on PC,because pc can do many thing that mac can't do it


You mean like the Blue Screen of Death? grin


No no, that's the beauty of a Mac, if you really miss your BSODs, you can still have them by using Parallels or Fusion =)


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#1320578 - 12/07/09 06:41 PM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: bitWrangler]
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I'm a PC of course. See below...



Not some Mac loving college boy...



With his classic blue slip on shoes. Come on!
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#1320604 - 12/07/09 07:40 PM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: bitWrangler]
Horowitzian Offline
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Originally Posted By: bitWrangler
Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
Originally Posted By: learn piano
I'm on PC,because pc can do many thing that mac can't do it


You mean like the Blue Screen of Death? grin


No no, that's the beauty of a Mac, if you really miss your BSODs, you can still have them by using Parallels or Fusion =)



Now that's funny, bitWrangler! Thanks for sharing. I needed the laugh. laugh On a similar note, if you have a shared Windows computer on your network, the icon that shows up next to it in Finder has a BSOD on it. grin
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#1322216 - 12/09/09 09:55 PM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: Horowitzian]
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PC is so much more flexible than Macs. If you're looking for easy to use overpriced and simple interface than go for a Mac. But if you wanna do more in-depth stuff with your computer and change things that a Mac won't let you then go for a PC. Honestly if you use a PC you won't get a virus unless you do something silly like opening random attachments in your e-mail.

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#1322348 - 12/10/09 01:03 AM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: Reuburn]
Horowitzian Offline
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Originally Posted By: Reuburn
PC is so much more flexible than Macs. If you're looking for easy to use overpriced and simple interface than go for a Mac. But if you wanna do more in-depth stuff with your computer and change things that a Mac won't let you then go for a PC. Honestly if you use a PC you won't get a virus unless you do something silly like opening random attachments in your e-mail.


Could we see some such as's rather than generalized platitudes? crazy Ironic isn't it that graphic design pros tend to prefer Macs. And with Unix underneath, there's a lot more to OS X than meets the eye.

As to viruses, there are more threats than just email attachments these days. Running Windows without virus protection is stupid.
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#1322664 - 12/10/09 01:23 PM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: Chopin4life]
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I'm ON a PC for the last 25 years of my life (being 32 now). That alone is a reason to stick to PCs... too used to them (and I still use Dos for some reasons and GWBasic :D).

Thing is that if I switched now I would also have to buy an extra $10,000 of software (right now only for PC) or change them with the equivilant ones... :-/
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#1322829 - 12/10/09 05:08 PM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: Reuburn]
bitWrangler Offline
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Originally Posted By: Reuburn
PC is so much more flexible than Macs. If you're looking for easy to use overpriced and simple interface than go for a Mac. But if you wanna do more in-depth stuff with your computer and change things that a Mac won't let you then go for a PC. Honestly if you use a PC you won't get a virus unless you do something silly like opening random attachments in your e-mail.


What type of "in-depth stuff" are you referring to? What are you trying to change that a Mac won't let you? I can only assume you are referring to tower machines and the relative lack of Mac compatible add-on cards (the overwhelming majority of which are graphics cards)? So if you statement boils down to "I can't roll my own gaming tower with mega quad card nvidia graphics and creative sound card" then you would be absolutely correct (hackintosh's not withstanding). However, since this addresses a relatively small percentage of the overall computing public, I don't think it's something that you can unilaterally dismiss a platform for. Plus, look at the success of netbooks, folks generally don't want to monkey with their systems, they just want to surf.


Originally Posted By: Nikolas
I'm ON a PC for the last 25 years of my life (being 32 now). That alone is a reason to stick to PCs... too used to them (and I still use Dos for some reasons and GWBasic :D).

Thing is that if I switched now I would also have to buy an extra $10,000 of software (right now only for PC) or change them with the equivilant ones... :-/


Or you can just run the above mentioned parallels or fusion and transition at your own speed.

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#1322975 - 12/10/09 09:08 PM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: eweiss]
MaryBee Offline
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Originally Posted By: eweiss
I'm a PC of course. See below...

...

Not some Mac loving college boy...



With his classic blue slip on shoes. Come on!

This is exactly what I'm wearing right now - jeans, t-shirt, and sweatshirt hoodie! (Except the sweatshirt is gray and my slip-on shoes are brown). Whew. Good thing I'm typing this on a Mac! smile
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#1323251 - 12/11/09 10:21 AM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: MaryBee]
bitWrangler Offline
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Originally Posted By: MaryBee
Originally Posted By: eweiss
I'm a PC of course. See below...

...

Not some Mac loving college boy...



With his classic blue slip on shoes. Come on!

This is exactly what I'm wearing right now - jeans, t-shirt, and sweatshirt hoodie! (Except the sweatshirt is gray and my slip-on shoes are brown). Whew. Good thing I'm typing this on a Mac! smile


and a scruffy beard too?

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#1323265 - 12/11/09 10:52 AM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: bitWrangler]
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I've been a loyal PC user for over 20 years, so I'm probably too set in my ways to change now. But just yesterday I was at the campus bookstore where they had an Apple mini-store set up in it, and I took a few seconds to look at the Mac Books they had on demo there. Really nice graphics.

Really, really nice.

If Mac supports WordPerfect, I could almost be tempted... eek
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#1323277 - 12/11/09 11:25 AM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: Monica K.]
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WordPerfect? Wow! Version 5.1 still?
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#1323279 - 12/11/09 11:30 AM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: Piano*Dad]
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I'm not THAT much of a dinosaur. I'm running WP 11.0. laugh
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#1323297 - 12/11/09 11:59 AM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: bitWrangler]
MaryBee Offline
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Originally Posted By: bitWrangler


and a scruffy beard too?


Oh my goodness. I hope not! smile Wrong gender.

So, not quite a match. (And I'm probably twice his age, too.)
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#1323434 - 12/11/09 03:27 PM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: Monica K.]
bitWrangler Offline
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Originally Posted By: Monica K.
I've been a loyal PC user for over 20 years, so I'm probably too set in my ways to change now. But just yesterday I was at the campus bookstore where they had an Apple mini-store set up in it, and I took a few seconds to look at the Mac Books they had on demo there. Really nice graphics.

Really, really nice.

If Mac supports WordPerfect, I could almost be tempted... eek


Should run fine under Parallels or Fusion. Get that credit card warmed up.

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#1325285 - 12/14/09 03:26 PM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: marimorimo]
Terry. E Offline
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Originally Posted By: marimorimo
LOL..this could cause a flame war. I'm not a Mac or a PC, I'm a person wink

I use Windows myself. I find Macs just way too overpriced. And Windows, being so popular, has twice (or thrice?) the support and apps available. Don't count on it for security, though.

I just wish Linux was better supported and more user-friendly (it already is user-friendly, but not to a person like me who likes constant tweaks). Then I'll take a Linux box over a Mac or PC any time.

Btw, I run Ubuntu on my Windows laptop on dual-boot.
So ture Linux is great! I whish I knew how to use it.

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#1327100 - 12/16/09 11:07 PM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: Terry. E]
nitekatt2008z Offline
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Macs since 1992 and they are the safest OS against viruses. Very intuitive to use as well. Also remember that with a Mac, you are getting a ton of very useful software that PC's don't have, so cost could be more. But you get what you pay for and Macs have great displays and are built well.

But it's just a matter of preferences. Something for everyone out there and I'm glad because we don't dive the same cars either.


Edited by nitekatt2008z (12/16/09 11:08 PM)

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#1327689 - 12/17/09 06:01 PM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: nitekatt2008z]
Damon Offline
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I bought a cheap PC for the internet. I wish I could have just made my Atari faster.
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#1339687 - 01/03/10 08:39 AM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: learn piano]
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Originally Posted By: learn piano
I'm on PC,because pc can do many thing that mac can't do it


Except grammar .... ;-)

Seriously name ONE SINGLE THING a PC can do that a MAC can't ?
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#1342641 - 01/06/10 07:22 PM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: Dr Popper]
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There is something other than a Mac? smile What's a "virus"?
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#1344331 - 01/08/10 09:55 PM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: Peyton]
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Mac since a LC back in 92...I am definately not geeky or energetic enough to navigate the PC virus/wrong sound card/wrong something card/app/whatever/incompatibility nightmare.
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#1344417 - 01/09/10 12:35 AM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: rocket88]
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I *am* geeky enough to navigate PC viruses, drivers and incompatibilities. I just choose not to, there are better ways to spend my time (like learning rags). It's Macs for me.
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#1344469 - 01/09/10 02:19 AM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: Ovaltine]
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I'm using a PC, but not with Windows on my HDD, but Linux ^_^ .

In other words: i'm using Linux.

Btw. did you know, that the Mac OS X (and later) is based on Unix too ( like Linux ) ? Well, yes, Linux is based on Minix, to be more exact, but oh well.

Greetings,
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#1344668 - 01/09/10 11:17 AM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: jivatma]
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Not to pick nits, but MacOS is based on FreeBSD. I also run a couple of Redhat Linux boxes at home (plus a Windows box to support customers who run on that), but I haven't seen a Linux distribution yet that beats the Mac!
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#1344823 - 01/09/10 02:17 PM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: jivatma]
Horowitzian Offline
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Originally Posted By: jivatma
I'm using a PC, but not with Windows on my HDD, but Linux ^_^ .

In other words: i'm using Linux.

Btw. did you know, that the Mac OS X (and later) is based on Unix too ( like Linux ) ? Well, yes, Linux is based on Minix, to be more exact, but oh well.

Greetings,
Ingo


And Linux contains no Unix code. It is a Unix-like system. Mac OS X is certified as Unix by the Open Group, which arbitrates that kind of thing.
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#1346417 - 01/11/10 01:27 AM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: Horowitzian]
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I have just replaced our eight-year-old PC with a Mac and so far I am very pleased with it. I found it very easy to set up and everything worked immediately. I like to control and experiment with many things myself, so I did have to buy different compilers and rewrite some code but it is all going very nicely now.
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#1350800 - 01/15/10 10:02 PM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: Ted]
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Originally Posted By: Ted
I have just replaced our eight-year-old PC with a Mac and so far I am very pleased with it. I found it very easy to set up and everything worked immediately. I like to control and experiment with many things myself, so I did have to buy different compilers and rewrite some code but it is all going very nicely now.


Just curious: What did you recompile?

Glad it's worked out nicely for you. I'll bet it's blazing fast compared to that PC. wink
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#1354440 - 01/20/10 09:00 PM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: Horowitzian]
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For home use, I have my Mac.

I use a PC at work.
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#1363760 - 02/02/10 12:50 AM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: ChibiSF]
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I use both, but I'm mostly a Mac.
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#1363775 - 02/02/10 01:43 AM Re: Are you a Mac or a PC? [Re: mattchrisross]
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Just put Windows 7 on my Mac yesterday. (I run it in Bootcamp.)

Golly, what was all the excitement about? It runs no more efficiently than Vista did, but Win 7 takes up a lot more space on my hard drive.

I never ceased to be amazed at Microsoft's vulgar self-promotion. The Redmond monopoly has the PC world mesmerized, especially the young who -thanks to Microsoft- feel that Apple is just for old fogies who might not care about taking their computers apart, or climbing into the Windows Registry to 'customize'. A whole generation coming in to university don't even know that there is any alternative to Word or Excel. Microsoft has won the battle through sheer money and power. Just like most big American companies: the greatest of all terrorists.

For all that, Apple is a take-no-prisoners company -and Steve Jobs has terrible moments of pomposity- but I still feel that Apple makes a superior product. No win (hehe) situation I suppose.
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