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    Mac or PC

    I personaly hate macs I know they are much more stable and have less viruses then windows but they are incapable of anything, Half the things I would need wouldnt run on a mac and I don't want to get that virtual PC crap plus PC's are less expensive then macs which are over priced considering what they can do the only advantage to macs is the stable OS and the lack of viruses which is starting to change, the first trojan horse was made for mac soon more will start coming so in my opinion PC's are far better then macs

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    Im a PC guy myself, when Macs are capable of doing more things I'll look into them. My moms fiance loves Macs though, thats all he'll use.

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    You need to ask what the computer is going to be used for - if its for video/graphical editting then its without question that Macs are far superious - but generally for what most people use them for then PC's are usually better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebonuk
    if its for video/graphical editting then its without question that Macs are far superious
    Indeed....I do alot of that (video/graphical editting), and i always use my mac for things like that, hence i voted for macs.
    Overall i would say i use my mac and pc about the same.

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    if you want to be pedantic then a mac is actually a pc as pc stands for personal computer and a mac can be a personal computer
    anyway Macs are actually a lot better but M$ has a monopoly with windows and so it gets all the compatibility and macs don’t
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    I actually hate MACs, there more complicated then PCs are so I prefer PCs...

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    I was a Mac user at home from a very early age, but have also used Windows for nearly as long at school and now as my primary home OS.

    Macs are nice machines, but are limited by the software that is compatible with the Mac operating system. For playing games and running most average Joe software Windows is a better system, purely because it has more compatible Non-M$-developed software.

    Mac's have a nicer more stable operating system that has hardly any decent compatible software (my opinion). The built in software for Macs is pretty nice (itunes, Safari, iMovie), but its just a shame it lacks so much in the 3rd party software department.

    As for design I think Mac's clearly win. Think back 5 years when Apple released the iMac. It wasn't just some boring old PC, it was actually a pretty cool! It came in lot's of different colours and was a breath of fresh air for most computer users. It was also pretty smart because they fitted the computer hardware inside the monitor as well which was a really innovative thing to do.

    Nowadays Apple have done it again and have made the iMac G5 which is another piece of great engineering by Apple. See Below







    And other examples of Apple always being way ahead on the design side of things include the Ipod and the Ipod Mini, which are still without question the best MP3 players on the market, apart from some claims of faulty batteries. (which I personally have never experienced.)




    In summary both systems have their merits. PC's have tonnes of compatible software and are great for playing PC games on, but are very susceptible to spyware and virus's on the net.

    Mac's are great for Video editing and Apple is clearly a much more innovative company than Microsoft imo. It's just a shame they don't have a bigger market share because computers would be a lot more bright and cheerful if apple ever became market leader.

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    Macs look the best. Nice sleek designs i have a pb g4 12 inch but from experience i dont think i will buy 1 again.

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    Holy $#@! this thread makes me feel so old and put things in perspective! I was in my first year of high school when this thread was made! Holy $#@!!

    But, I bought a Mac in 2009. A Macbook Pro to be exact. It's a pretty decent machine. I do love the OS, much better than Windows 8, but Vista and XP are Windows best OS's to date, IMO. They need to go back to that style but with high performance. The problem with my macbook pro now is that it cannot run ProTools or even games or apps that tax the system's CPU, which is a crappy and obsolete Intel Core2Duo. I literally need to upgrade to a better mac or a PC with an i7 processor to be able to run programs like After Effects and ProTools 11 smoothly. It's a shame. And Macs are generally way too overpriced for their specs. So if you ever have a big hardware issue like a logic board (motherboard really, Apple just loves to invent names for their products cause they think they're better than everyone else) then you better buy a new one, because they'll run you anywhere between $1000-1500 to replace. That to me, is not consumer friendly.

    Yes, Macs are far superior for video editing, but a PC with the same specs or better can do the same thing. The advantage to having a Macbook Pro for editing is that it has codecs that the PC won't output. Apple ProRes is an Apple exclusive codec that the industry outputs to A LOT.

    But for everything else, PC is ultimately better, even though the design of the current OS is clunky and obnoxious. I really do hate it to death. And also, you're way too vulnerable to viruses on a PC more than a Mac. Not that it won't happen to you on a Mac, but PC's have it the worst and I hate that.

    But overall. I would say Macs are worth the price if you're video editing. Otherwise, they're not worth it and Apple is asking too much of its customers.

    Also, on the Apple note. I had to switch to an Android phone this year because my iPhone 3G from 2008 would not turn on anymore. It's always had battery issues, and I tried to keep it alive as much as possible, but it decided to die. And Apple of course did not sell the battery for it because it was discontinued. And I also noticed how much developer support I was losing with that phone because of Apple. I couldn't run my old apps anymore unless I updated. And I couldn't install anymore new apps because they had no more support for my phone. That's a huge downside and it shows Apple doesn't give two $#@!s about their loyal customers.

    They even took the Mavericks OS off the app store and replaced it with the new Yosemite OS, which apparently is really buggy, but I have no issues with it so far. This company has been going down the drain since Steve Jobs passed away. Did you guys see the new Macbook Air 2.0? It's a $#@!in overpiced netbook that has a 480p camera (we're in 2015 lol), a $#@!ing USB-C port, which looks like it doesn't accept USB 3.0 or any normal USB, and no thunderbolt ports or SD ports. Kind of a joke really. And they're asking for $1300 for it. It even comes in gold. How insulting. It's basically a useless paperweight. You can't do anything with it other than browse the Internet.

    Tablets in general are useless too, but this thing...man, they really set the bar low this time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebowski View Post
    Holy $#@! this thread makes me feel so old and put things in perspective! I was in my first year of high school when this thread was made! Holy $#@!!

    But, I bought a Mac in 2009. A Macbook Pro to be exact. It's a pretty decent machine. I do love the OS, much better than Windows 8, but Vista and XP are Windows best OS's to date, IMO. They need to go back to that style but with high performance. The problem with my macbook pro now is that it cannot run ProTools or even games or apps that tax the system's CPU, which is a crappy and obsolete Intel Core2Duo. I literally need to upgrade to a better mac or a PC with an i7 processor to be able to run programs like After Effects and ProTools 11 smoothly. It's a shame. And Macs are generally way too overpriced for their specs. So if you ever have a big hardware issue like a logic board (motherboard really, Apple just loves to invent names for their products cause they think they're better than everyone else) then you better buy a new one, because they'll run you anywhere between $1000-1500 to replace. That to me, is not consumer friendly.

    Yes, Macs are far superior for video editing, but a PC with the same specs or better can do the same thing. The advantage to having a Macbook Pro for editing is that it has codecs that the PC won't output. Apple ProRes is an Apple exclusive codec that the industry outputs to A LOT.

    But for everything else, PC is ultimately better, even though the design of the current OS is clunky and obnoxious. I really do hate it to death. And also, you're way too vulnerable to viruses on a PC more than a Mac. Not that it won't happen to you on a Mac, but PC's have it the worst and I hate that.

    But overall. I would say Macs are worth the price if you're video editing. Otherwise, they're not worth it and Apple is asking too much of its customers.

    Also, on the Apple note. I had to switch to an Android phone this year because my iPhone 3G from 2008 would not turn on anymore. It's always had battery issues, and I tried to keep it alive as much as possible, but it decided to die. And Apple of course did not sell the battery for it because it was discontinued. And I also noticed how much developer support I was losing with that phone because of Apple. I couldn't run my old apps anymore unless I updated. And I couldn't install anymore new apps because they had no more support for my phone. That's a huge downside and it shows Apple doesn't give two $#@!s about their loyal customers.

    They even took the Mavericks OS off the app store and replaced it with the new Yosemite OS, which apparently is really buggy, but I have no issues with it so far. This company has been going down the drain since Steve Jobs passed away. Did you guys see the new Macbook Air 2.0? It's a $#@!in overpiced netbook that has a 480p camera (we're in 2015 lol), a $#@!ing USB-C port, which looks like it doesn't accept USB 3.0 or any normal USB, and no thunderbolt ports or SD ports. Kind of a joke really. And they're asking for $1300 for it. It even comes in gold. How insulting. It's basically a useless paperweight. You can't do anything with it other than browse the Internet.

    Tablets in general are useless too, but this thing...man, they really set the bar low this time.
    It will accept anything, provided you have an adapter. Like this, very expensive one. Frankly, I can't wait for the entire industry to move to USB-C. USB, and its one-way fit, has always been an awkward design. How many times have you plugged USB in the wrong way the first time? And the thing keeps changing. micro and mini....bleh. Hate that crap. USB-C fixes so many issues and is much more versatile than normal USB. About time. Seems like Apple is always the first to implement newer technology like this and the rest of the industry eventually follows.




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    There are rumors that Apple invented USB C and gave their idea to the corporation that is responsible for USB.

    I have heard, can’t say who, but let’s call them “informed little birdies”, that USB-C is an Apple invention and that they gave it to the standard bodies. And that the politics of such is that they can’t really say that. They’re not going to come out in public and say that. It is an Apple invention and they do want it to become a standard.
    http://thetechblock.com/john-gruber-...ple-invention/

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    I think the biggest advantage of using Apple products (if you're not a designer, because as a designer you should always opt for a Mac) is when you invest in a whole Apple eco system. Streaming music from your MacBook to your receiver via Apple TV, calling with your iPhone via your MacBook with continuity and basically all the flawless syncing that happens when using multiple Apple products.

    I understand Lebowski thinks - as a lot of other people - that the new MacBook is quite expensive for what I actually is. I wouldn't buy it either because a screen of only 12" is just too small for me and only having 1 USB C-port seems annoying, but they did do some impressive things with the architecture. Just look at the size of the motherboard. It doesn't even has fans!

    Overall I'm an Apple fan but I don't have an iPhone though. How much as I would love to have one, I'm not going to pay $699 for a phone...


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    Interesting. I had not heard that. Well, good on Apple for pushing for a better standard, I say.




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    All my life, i always had PC. I don't even think about buying a Mac.

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