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Originally Posted by SillyHoney View Post

I used to be like this:

 

Then I become this:


As if Alienware is any less overpriced 

 

Nice necro bump though.

post #512 of 637
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Originally Posted by Head Injury View Post


As if Alienware is any less overpriced 

 

Nice necro bump though.


lol seriously...not the best example of going from a Mac to a PC.

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Anything but Linux/BSD is a constant headache to me. I'd take an Intel Atom running simple lightweight software over a juggernaut running Mac or Windows any day. Each to their own, though 

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Originally Posted by SillyHoney View Post

I used to be like this:

MyThings.JPG

 

Then I become this:

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And I never look back too.

 

There is nothing wrong with Mac. It's just you can do as much as on a PC. I love Apple style tho.


Ok, lets hope you do not regret it! :p

 

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Originally Posted by brandnewgame View Post

Anything but Linux/BSD is a constant headache to me. I'd take an Intel Atom running simple lightweight software over a juggernaut running Mac or Windows any day. Each to their own, though 

Exactly!

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Well, after using PC's for almost 27 years I finally made the jump to the dark-side. Yesterday I ordered my first iMac! It is the 21.5" w/ a 3.06 GHz, 1TB HD, and a 256 MB video card. I know I will have a bunch of question on all the various ways of doing things and the associated software types out there.

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mrarroyo: Ask away, i'm sure a number of us will be happy to answer your questions. 

 

I just upgraded my '06 MacBook Pro to a new Core i7 model.  I never thought that 3GB wouldn't be enough!  My wife (in spite of the cost) is most pleased with the upgrade, as she has been upgraded from a 1Ghz G4 Powerbook with 512MB of RAM (was 1GB but a RAM slot has failed) to 2.33GHz Core 2 Duo with 3GB of RAM! 

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Originally Posted by brandnewgame View Post

Anything but Linux/BSD is a constant headache to me. I'd take an Intel Atom running simple lightweight software over a juggernaut running Mac or Windows any day. Each to their own, though 


Amen! Of course, if I could get a juggernaut running Linux...

 

I've actually dual-booted my work Macbook Pro with Ubuntu...the only headache is that I have to daisy-chain Grub on the EFI and Grub on the MBR, but it's so much better than the eight-hundred-pound gorilla that was OSX.

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Originally Posted by mrarroyo View Post

Well, after using PC's for almost 27 years I finally made the jump to the dark-side. Yesterday I ordered my first iMac! It is the 21.5" w/ a 3.06 GHz, 1TB HD, and a 256 MB video card. I know I will have a bunch of question on all the various ways of doing things and the associated software types out there.


Nice move! I bet you will like it...

Do not hesitate to ask questions. Lots of knowledgeable Mac users around here who can and will answer.

post #519 of 637

Thanks guys, will ask once I have taken delivery of the iMac!

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Originally Posted by SillyHoney View Post

I used to be like this:

MyThings.JPG

 

Then I become this:

4119342888_886e8d73a0_b.jpg

 

And I never look back too.

 

There is nothing wrong with Mac. It's just you can do as much as on a PC. I love Apple style tho.


so you used to use your computer to make music, and now you just sit around alone in the dark playing video games?  +1 for the mac

post #521 of 637

Compared to a PC macs do very little, but what they can do they do very well. If you're a computer neophyte, luddite, or just don't want to bother learning the intricacies of a PC then a Mac is for you - assuming you can afford it. Nothing wrong with that. For many people they really do make the perfect computer. But for me at least, being an MSC guy and all ...I still prefer my PC.

 

I think the picture below summarizes the differences rather well.

Mac_Vs_PC.jpg

post #522 of 637

I hate Macs. Much prefer my computer I built, personally. It's not just the OS Macs use, but how they are designed etc. I'd much rather be able to upgrade CPU, RAM and graphics cards easily like I do with a normal people's computer 


Edited by stang - 5/26/10 at 10:55pm
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so my two year old mac pro with 2 x 3 GHz processor and 13 GB ram and 6 x 2TB hard drives is a kids bicycle?  Absurd.  It's totally understandable that you want a PC so you can customize it and tinker with it.  But it's a bunch of rubbish that somehow a pc is faster or better in any other way.  It's debatable whether it's even that much cheaper.  And if you know what you're doing, macs are plenty customizable. 

 

But I'm not a computer geek, I don't care about computers except for what they allow me to do.  I want them to work so I can spend my time using them to create things.  PC's drive me nuts.  I have no intention of learning a foreign language so that I can use my computer.  Like I said, I understand if that's what floats your boat, but the image you posted is a bit idiotic to be honest
 

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Originally Posted by JxK View Post

Compared to a PC macs do very little, but what they can do they do very well. If you're a computer neophyte, luddite, or just don't want to bother learning the intricacies of a PC then a Mac is for you - assuming you can afford it. Nothing wrong with that. For many people they really do make the perfect computer. But for me at least, being an MSC guy and all ...I still prefer my PC.

 

I think the picture below summarizes the differences rather well.

Mac_Vs_PC.jpg


Edited by rhythmdevils - 5/27/10 at 12:09am
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For the record, the ZX-10 is very easy to drive and handle.

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Macs are great for when you need reliability and a rock solid system without having the linux know how.

 

Unless you are a gamer, I don't see ANY advantage in having a PC. There is nothing a PC offers that a mac cannot do outside of gaming.

 

Another very important thing is most people do not build their own computer, and preloaded Dells and other brands are absolute trash. Preloaded with garbage and processes you don't need. Anyone who wanted performance would have to reformat before even using the PC they bought.

 

 

 

I have both a Mac Pro tower and a PC I built myself. 

 

For photos, video editing, storage and homework the mac owns. It is easy, intuitive, rock solid, and many of the programs are a joy to use.

 

My pc is noticeably faster, but it is also 3 years newer, is overclocked like a champ, has 12 fans and a heatsink the size of the moon on the CPU.

 

If you are not computer literate, and I mean you do not know how to solve problems yourself, cannot build a computer yourself, cannot reformat, have no idea what a bios is etc etc, you should buy a MAC. The premium is well worth the peace of mind and functionality. No viruses, no issues, no crashing, hassle free experiences FTW

 

If you are comfortable with computer parts and know how to turn windows from garbage into a usable OS, you should build a PC and use it. Even if you know this and do not game, you should go for a mac.

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