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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
-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
-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
-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
-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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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