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Old 02-21-2004, 11:06 AM
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Mac or PC?

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Old 02-21-2004, 12:59 PM
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Old 02-21-2004, 06:07 PM
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Old 02-21-2004, 06:18 PM
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What is you full intended purpose, work or home?
Both have their good applications.
I have PC just for the shear lazyness to learn anything different, plus have a wife thats blond.

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Macs, apparently are much superior when it comes to graphics applications.

PCs are much more popular.. The PCs will probably prevail in the long run.

They said that the Beta were better quality video recorders, but try to fined one today.
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Old 02-21-2004, 08:16 PM
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Personally, I much prefer Macs.
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Old 02-21-2004, 09:47 PM
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poncho62: "Macs, apparently are much superior when it comes to graphics applications.

PCs are much more popular.. The PCs will probably prevail in the long run.

They said that the Beta were better quality video recorders, but try to fined one today."


i think that macs and PCs will both prevail. the PC will always be the affordable option for the masses, while the mac will continue targeting niche markets such as students, artists, educators, and musicians.

macs are better because they have a superior operating system (OSX). it's a little odd to those that have never used it, but when you use both on a daily basis, it's pretty clear.

instead of likening macs to BETA, i'd use this comparison: if computers were car seats, PCs would be cloth (cheap, practical, & abundant), while macs would be leather (pricey, nice, & not as common). there will always be a demand for better stuff, you just have to pay extra for it.

in my opinion, macs aren't going away. they were around before PC's, and they'll always be there for those who appreciate them.
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I suggest taking a trip to the local electronics superstore. Any number of PC software titles and a small handful for Apples. The difference is about the same in the hardware department too. A PC is extraordinarily versatile and you can even pick up stuff for it at WalMart.
That said, Apple outshines the PC for certain purposes and always has. If you really need a computer to do something that Apple is best at and don't care much about other stuff (or bargain bin software shopping) then you probably should get one.
If you just use the internet or do simple stuff where either machine will do, it's just a matter of taste. You'd want to sit down somewhere and see if you like Windows over OSX (or Linux maybe?). Some people are quite willing to put up with the Apple's disadvantages because they just plain like them a lot better.
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I'll stick to PC's due to less hardware involved and easier to build. I have built way too many custom gaming computers to even remember half of them and yet I have never touched a mac (literally, only time I've ever seen one was at a store and one was at a house we were looking at to buy).

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I personally like and have both. I bought a iMac about 4 years ago and its a breeze to operate, and this is how I self taught myself. (user freindly) A little over 3 years ago I bought a Dell Latitude laptop with a docking station and added a monitor and speakers to make it the same as a desktop. I've got the best of both, and I can take the lap top anywhere. The iMac uses OS9, and the Dell XP Professional. Both are great in their own ways.
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skyman, that's one sweet PC man! tell us you've overclocked that thing and keep it cool with a liquid cooling block and radiator. even if you've not gone that far, sure does look cool!! nice job!!
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Old 02-23-2004, 09:02 AM
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I build and repair both.

You can upgrade Macs, but finding compatible parts usually costs more. The software titles are also harder to find. But more are being developed for OS X. My own personal comp is a G4, and I'm using Panther 10.3, which is hands down the best Mac OS...probably the best personal computer OS. I prefer Mac over Windows PC's. As far as pictures and graphics, Mac can't be beat. Also, if you like having a computer that never crashes and you don't have to worry about viruses, Mac is the one.

But the Windows PC's are not bad these days either. You can get good hardware pretty cheap. Problem is Windows. Between viruses and crashing, Windows OS make a high-end, great quality PC run like junk. The real problem is not the "IBM" or "PC", its Windows. XP Pro is about the best of the bunch of Windows, but even that is like a "C-". Then you also have to run mediocre "Virus Protection" software that zaps your RAM pretty hard. And don't think you really are protected. I seen a two-year-old virus definition wipe out a guy's network right under the nose of McAfee. I couldn't believe it...this old "Love" virus got through an updated McAffee.

So I like Macs better, mainly because of the operating system. And whoever said they were running OS 9, give Panther a try...you will be happy you upgraded. You can find a "new" (sometimes people don't know what they buy, then they open it, and can't use it) version of Panther on eBay for about $90 delivered if you look hard and are patient. Why pay $130 at a dealer?
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