PC or a Mac?

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  1. ezhang profile imageSTAFF
    ezhangposted 10 years ago

    PC or a Mac?

    Macs are gaining momentum lately. I've always been a PC guy, but I'm not necessarily biased towards one or the other. It would be nice to know what everything thinks, and you enjoy using your respective computer.


  2. ii3rittles profile image81
    ii3rittlesposted 10 years ago

    Never owned an apple, but I have owned an iPod.I've learned that when you purchase a PC it is cheaper, but it is not designed to last as long. So either way, you buy an apple and have it for 10 years or you get a PC and have to replace it in 5 years. The way technology is moving now, I don't see a good reason to buy an expensive computer. You'll end up wanted the newer model in 2 years anyways.

  3. lburmaster profile image80
    lburmasterposted 10 years ago

    Apple computers are supposed to be better because they are said to be immune to virus'. However, I'm still loyal to the PC because it is easier to use, more fun to use, and what I grew up with.

  4. myi4u profile image61
    myi4uposted 10 years ago

    mac is not exactly immune to virus ... it's always nice to try different things and in this case, try it and you might fall in love with it ... i am using mac but i still hav my desktop PC ... i tried a lot of OS before; redhat, ubuntu, chromeos, meego but since i started using mac, it feels great.

    well, it's just different. no more tons of updates, inconsistent speed ... no doubt, windows 7 is one of the best windows version ... i would say it is better than xp ... but windows 7 still hav some way to go before it can match mac os x.

    things can be simpler and also complicated at the same time. with windows, it is always complicated at times.

  5. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 10 years ago

    I've always had PC's until about 2 years ago, bought my first iMac.  I will never go back--I love it.  Everything loads and works seamlessly.

  6. profile image0
    Lynn S. Murphyposted 10 years ago

    I've always had a PC, however, for work I had a MAC. Finally saved up enough for my own personal one. It is low maintanence and I agree with duffsmom, seamless. I won't go back.

  7. supplies expert profile image60
    supplies expertposted 10 years ago

    I think that Macs and Pcs both have their pros and cons, depending on what your usage is really depends on which one will be better for you...

    Macs Pros:
    -Seamlessly runs all of its programs (for the most part)
    -Less risk of viruses although that's based on your usage
    -sleek design and the picture on those screens is flawless

    Macs Cons:
    -Microsoft Office on Mac's is a pain, not always compatible with Microsoft Office for PC, especially powerpoint.  Also Excel is a pain to use as well (considering if you use your computer for work purposes as well this could be important, especially since almost 90% of businesses are still Microsoft based)
    -One problem I ran into is sharing data, once an external hard drive is set up for a PC it can't be set up for a Mac. 
    -near impossible to customize

    PC's Pros:
    -Compatible with just about anything
    -Still the dominant player in the computer industry
    -Can easily customize and upgrade to suit your needs
    -Can play more computer games

    PC's Cons:
    -Risk of viruses although I haven't had an anti-virus software on my home computer for years and haven't got a virus yet
    -Not as sleek, doesn't always run as quick

    Personally I think PC's are more practical and for someone who isn't going to use a Mac for its real purpose (photo and video editing or graphic intense purposes) but at the same time, I personally would rather have a Mac, but cost wise and what my usage is, it just doesn't make sense.

  8. truthfornow profile image77
    truthfornowposted 10 years ago

    I love my mac and will never go back!  My mac is the best.

  9. soorajbagal profile image58
    soorajbagalposted 10 years ago

    One & only PC should be great for your quetion

  10. profile image0
    Kieran Gracieposted 10 years ago

    The PC wins every time for me, as far as business goes.  Loads of software available, some of which won't work on Mac.  I agree with others that MS Office for Mac is often annoying, sometimes impossible to use.

    Most technical support people are not familiar with Mac so, when it goes wrong (and it does, more often than  my PC), you are on your own. Then try understanding the help manuals ...

    Good things about Mac?  I like the iPhoto and iTunes systems.  It looks good.  That's about it.

  11. Aceblogs profile image60
    Aceblogsposted 10 years ago

    Never got a chance to own an apple , but every time i see mac , i just go crazy . But for me since i am handy with my pc, i will got for pc only

  12. Chasing Riley profile image81
    Chasing Rileyposted 10 years ago

    I've always been a MAC user. Any creative industry (advertising for me) is dominated by Macs. I'm not sure why but there seems to be better creative software. MACs may not be immune to viruses but I've never had one in 20 years. Lastly, it may just be that I'm more used to a MAC but they seem easier to use than a PC.

  13. i_am_monk profile image61
    i_am_monkposted 10 years ago

    I was a windows user but when i switched over to mac i found the system very user friendly and it just works! I have had my current macbook pro for two years now and it's still going strong.

  14. marek504 profile image64
    marek504posted 10 years ago

    PC for me.  I find that they are easier for me to navigate around.  I do, however, find the iPad to be extremley fun to use.


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