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Beyond the Mysterious Beyond => Hobbies and Recreation => Computer and Electronics => Topic started by: landbeforetimelover on July 03, 2007, 08:05:12 PM

Title: Mac or PC?
Post by: landbeforetimelover on July 03, 2007, 08:05:12 PM
I am I PC person and don't like macs very much for everyday tasks.  I do find a mac useful at times though.  I couldn't make my backwards or accelerated videos without a mac.  I also like the Ibook Clamshell cuz it has a 6 hour battery as opposed to the 2 1/2 hour battery my PC has.  I prefer a mac over a PC usually when I just need to get online for a sec or type a report.  I prefer a PC for just about everything else.  I currently have 156 computers, 150 of them are PC's.  I only have 6 macs.  I would rather buy a PC than a mac.  I know very little about macs except I know how to install a new hard drive, put in a new CD drive, upgrade the ram, and install an operating system.  Nothing much else.  I tried to install a new sound card into a powermac once and it didn't work.  Honestly, if I was on my little clamshell and the thing just blew up, I'd have to do some extensive reading in my computer archives to know how to fix it. :lol

So, which do you prefer, a mac or a PC?
Title: Mac or PC?
Post by: Threehorn on July 03, 2007, 08:08:39 PM
Only thing I used for everything is a PC I never ever used a Mac so my answer is quite the symbol one, PC.
Title: Mac or PC?
Post by: Cyberlizard on July 03, 2007, 09:15:25 PM
I've used both a Mac and a PC in my lifetime.  My old elementary school was an all Mac school.  I'm glad I got a PC as my first laptop because all the games are on the PC.  For me, the only good Apple product is anything that isn't a computer.  lol
Title: Mac or PC?
Post by: Petrie. on July 03, 2007, 09:32:41 PM
The only good Apple is the one that compliments my breakfast in the morning.  :lol  :lol  :lol  :lol

Unless your goal with a computer is to make a lot of video or major photo editing you probably don't need a mac.  If you're just doing the simple word processing, email, internet, a PC will work just fine, plus you have more software choices.
Title: Mac or PC?
Post by: action9000 on July 03, 2007, 09:37:14 PM
I used a Mac in elementary school and junior high, as it seems a couple here have as well.   As much as I like the idea of the Mac, I prefer the PC generally.

The PC seems like a solid standard in today's market. The Mac system is great for those who are in love with the software on Mac systems.  Aparently Photoshop, and some audio and video editting programs are fantastic on the Mac.  There is a large assortment of digital audio and video editting software on PC as well though; anything I would ever need, I could find software for on the PC.  

There is one audio program on Mac called ProTools which I wouldn't mind playing with but it requires so much proprietary hardware to function (ProTools' own sound card, a Mac, etc.) that I have no plans to ever go there.

 I'm not a fan of proprietary hardware to use something.  I like PCs because they are basically a standard in of themselves.  Most PC software will work with any PC hardware and generally applications don't demand special devices.  I like how PCs are so standard.  Also, I have grown up with a PC in my home for a lot of years (1994 or '95 I think I got my first computer).  Switching to a Mac now would take a pretty good reason :p

In the end it does come down to personal preference; generally both machines are good.  It's just whatever you're more comfortable with.
Title: Mac or PC?
Post by: Lain_EX on July 03, 2007, 10:23:18 PM
I like to use PCs. As long as I heard, Macs sucks. :nyah
Title: Mac or PC?
Post by: DarkHououmon on July 04, 2007, 12:00:08 AM
I prefer PCs not because I think Macs suck (I don't believe that they are that bad) but because I'm used to them. I've used PCs most of the time. The only time I've used a Mac is during 2 computer courses I had in school.

I don't know many people who prefer the Mac. But one person I can point out is Mr. Barowski. He despises PCs, and hates the fact that he has to use a PC to do his work. He believes Macs are better, claiming they never freeze and never get viruses, and function better.
Title: Mac or PC?
Post by: The Great Valley Guardian on July 15, 2007, 11:01:19 PM
I tend to use both for, well my college is an all Mac school, but my families home computer is a PC (with horrible and massivly slow DIAL UP internet connection) but still my college work requires a Mac, and becuase I can't work on it at home, so when crunch time comes around, I usually freak out! Well that's my take on it, see ya.....
Title: Mac or PC?
Post by: lbt/cty_lover on November 28, 2007, 08:28:05 PM
I personally do not like PCs. Vista is the main reason. XP was an adequate OS, and then Vista comes and makes the Windows OS a whole lot worse.
Title: Mac or PC?
Post by: Kor on November 28, 2007, 09:57:47 PM
I've only used pc's.  I ignore that silly war that some users fight over pc or mac.  I've seen macs only once at a distance in rl, the other times I saw them was a few times in a movie or on tv.    Use the one or ones you prefer, of someone doesn't like it you can ignore them.
Title: Mac or PC?
Post by: DarkHououmon on November 28, 2007, 10:00:24 PM
Quote from: Kor,Nov 28 2007 on  09:57 PM
I ignore that silly war that some users fight over pc or mac.
Same here. I don't see the point in pointing out the flaws of either type of computer. PCs and Macs have their strengths or weaknesses. Neither is superior to the other. That's just my opinion though.
Title: Mac or PC?
Post by: lbt/cty_lover on November 28, 2007, 10:02:44 PM
Really, the only reason people prefer PCs is because PCs are much more common.
Title: Mac or PC?
Post by: DarkHououmon on November 28, 2007, 10:05:11 PM
The only reason I prefer PC over Mac is because I'm more comfortable with the PC. I have tried Macs before, and I don't like their interface. I'll only use Macs if I have to.
Title: Mac or PC?
Post by: lbt/cty_lover on November 28, 2007, 10:16:35 PM
Quote from: Lain_EX,Jul 3 2007 on  09:23 PM
I like to use PCs. As long as I heard, Macs sucks. :nyah
Prove that Macs suck. I am not saying PCs suck. I am saying that Vista sucks.
Title: Mac or PC?
Post by: Manny Cav on November 28, 2007, 11:16:34 PM
My answer is PC because I have never used a Mac out of fear of my programs and games not working on it. :D
Title: Mac or PC?
Post by: Petrie. on November 28, 2007, 11:24:20 PM
Only time I really used a Mac was at a school computer pod and I spent probably ten minutes trying to figure out how to log off.  :lol:  :lol:  :rolleyes:  :slap
Title: Mac or PC?
Post by: lbt/cty_lover on November 29, 2007, 06:09:02 PM
Quote from: Manny Cav,Nov 28 2007 on  10:16 PM
My answer is PC because I have never used a Mac out of fear of my programs and games not working on it. :D
Some programs that I liked using on PC don't work on my Mac, but I live with it.
Title: Mac or PC?
Post by: Manny Cav on November 29, 2007, 06:39:54 PM
I like XP too much and my programs to justify switching to Mac. :rolleyes:
Title: Mac or PC?
Post by: lbt/cty_lover on November 29, 2007, 06:41:42 PM
I'm thinking of getting VMWare Fusion so that I can run XP on my Mac. It should work somewhat well, considering how fast my computer is.
Title: Mac or PC?
Post by: Kor on November 29, 2007, 08:53:27 PM
I heard on a podcast that the newest macs have chips that let them run xp.  Something about them having the same chip as pc's or something.
Title: Mac or PC?
Post by: Petrie. on November 29, 2007, 10:03:59 PM
If your mac has an intel chip, you can run windows.  ;)
Title: Mac or PC?
Post by: Littlefoot1616 on November 29, 2007, 11:31:56 PM
I was always brought up around using PCs and Windows and got to grips with it fairly quickly. However, I never really go into the realms of Macs until I started using them for university projects. From which, I have deduced that Macs seem to be a great deal better as a designing tool in comparison to a PC. The aspects of a Mac for audio/visual designing just seemed to be that bit more intuiative (if that's the word I'm hunting for). PCs I'll use for everyday word processing etc but given the choice, having had my eyes opened to what Macs can do, I'd choose a Mac for designing any day of the week! ;)
Title: Mac or PC?
Post by: Tropicalia on November 29, 2007, 11:36:14 PM
I choose mac; it's the computer I use. Plus PCs seem to hate me X3
Title: Mac or PC?
Post by: Kor on November 30, 2007, 12:31:09 AM
There are some folks who use both os's.  Mac for day to day stuff, and xp for playing pc video games.
Title: Re: Mac or PC?
Post by: Littlefoot505 on September 04, 2018, 09:04:52 AM
^ I happen to be one such person who likes both Windows and macOS. I would love to get a top of the line MacBook Pro someday, but with that being just as expensive as it sounds, it’s pretty far out of my budget, which is why I have a PC at the moment.
Title: Re: Mac or PC?
Post by: Littlefoot fan 1990 on September 29, 2018, 11:07:56 PM
PC, definitely.
Title: Re: Mac or PC?
Post by: RubberDucky on October 03, 2018, 06:04:14 PM
PC, because I've never used Macs before.
Title: Re: Mac or PC?
Post by: Pterano on October 16, 2018, 09:18:19 PM
Definitely an Apple person, but grew up on them, they've never had any major issues (I always seem to get operating issues of some kind using a PC), and my Macbook Pro has lasted me... uh... 11 years now... that's quite a long time for a computer! XD Granted it's starting to show signs of fatigue, but definitely a great investment since it's lasted this long!

I use PCs for work, and don't usually have problems with them (but we have like military grade firewalls and such at work that keep nasty crap out), and while I like their price point, I just don't generally like their interface as well (plus GUI is technically Apple's, by way of the guy Jobs hired from Xerox after Xerox's computer totally flopped. XD). But I wouldn't say I dislike PCs, I just prefer Apple.
Title: Re: Mac or PC?
Post by: jassy on October 16, 2018, 09:30:19 PM
Well, I’m kinda torn since I primarily use an iPhone for everything now and I’ve never had any problems using a Mac, but I’ve had my Dell PC since I believe 2005 or 2006. It still works, albeit with a host of issues, but it hasn’t kicked the bucket even after 13 years which is honestly amazing. So I don’t know, I guess I just like both :DD
Title: Re: Mac or PC?
Post by: rhombus on October 16, 2018, 11:50:30 PM
PC, certainly. 
Title: Re: Mac or PC?
Post by: Mumbling on October 17, 2018, 01:13:37 AM
I never really used a mac. Always grew up around Windows computers and even today most software I need will not run on Macs. I have to help Mac people out at my work sometimes and am usually at an absolute loss of what to do :D So yeah, Windows PC for me!
Title: Re: Mac or PC?
Post by: OwlsCantRead on October 17, 2018, 07:19:23 AM
I've used a Mac in school before and it's so different from the Windows PC I'm accustomed with. Even today I still prefer Windows out of habit.
Title: Re: Mac or PC?
Post by: DiddyKF1 on October 18, 2018, 12:26:46 PM
I'm a PC guy. I've grown up around PCs since I was a toddler and will never stop using them, lest something crazy happens with future technology.
Title: Re: Mac or PC?
Post by: StardustSoldier on April 11, 2019, 02:26:06 PM
I am a PC guy as well. That might be because it's what I grew up with and thus it's what I got used to. However, there were a good several years when I was in college and one of the computer labs only had Mac computers, so I got to spend a lot of time with Macs as well. However, even after all those years, I never fully got the hang of it. Like, I'm competent enough with Macs that I can navigate my way around, but the layout and functionality has always felt awkward to me. PC just seems more smooth and natural somehow, imo.
Title: Re: Mac or PC?
Post by: Anagnos on April 12, 2019, 02:32:31 AM
PC here too.  :)
Title: Re: Mac or PC?
Post by: crazyg on April 12, 2019, 12:53:05 PM
Pc all the way I mean I own both of them but I prefer pc for gaming photoshop and other stuff but for the mac, I usually only use it for university work nothing more
Title: Re: Mac or PC?
Post by: StardustSoldier on April 12, 2019, 02:06:21 PM
Actually, now that I remember, I owned a Mac laptop as well (and I still have it in storage). It was a hand-me-down from my brother, as he didn't want it any more. He's a PC guy too.  :Mo