Mac Vs. PC

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Aug 11, 2011

Mac Vs. PC by kevan at 2:49 AM (7,379 Views / 0 Likes) 63 replies

  1. kevan
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    I always see PC haters out there and I wonder why?

    I ask them, they be like OMGFROFLMAO PC SUCK BLUESCREENLULZ

    And really you will never blue screen unless you stuff up some hardware installation,
    or software. So really if you know what your doing bluescreens are extremely rare.
    Ive had one since getting this laptop. Also bit hypocritical since i frequently get what
    people around here call the spinning circle of death on the Mac. You know where the
    colourful spinning wheel appears and things freeze up etc. Not to mention how broken
    the force quit command can be sometimes.

    Also you can do anything that a Mac can do (Just about) with a PC and vice versa.

    Leaves me sorta confused over why people cult follow Mac or PC.

    And yes I understand Mac is good aswell and has some major advantages over pc and vice versa.
     


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    Exactly the only real advantages that I know of is that

    PC has and edge over gaming and Mac has an edge over Lifestyle Programs/Music.
     
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    Not taking sides or anything, but the spinning beach ball is the equivalent of the hourglass on windows.

    I personally think both operating systems have their own ways to shine, and neither is better than the other. Mac has a really easy way to install stuff for the most part (usually just drag and drop [​IMG]) and has a lot of simplicity, and windows has a lot more support from third-party developers and such, making its versatility very good

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    And if you want to get technical, a Mac is the same thing as a PC.

    Anyways, the only advantages a Mac has over a traditional computer is that it's great at video-editing. Apart from that and gaming, they're pretty much the same. It's pretty much personal preference at that point (GUI, ease of use, etc.)
     
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    I never get hourglass on Windows 7....
    Nowadays you get program crashes instead of hourglass.
    Yeah Hardware wise they are really identical now.
     
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    theres plenty of great editing software if you bothered to look
     
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    If your talking bout for PC I know, just Mac ones seem a bit better.

    Example, from what ive heard, Final Cut Pro is better than Sony Vegas.
     
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    Windows has three areas in which it excels:

    1. Cheaper and more plentiful hardware configurations.

    2. Enterprise deployment.

    3. Gaming.

    Setting aside hardware for a moment, my personal opinion is that OSX is better in pretty much every other respect as a consumer OS. Gaming is of course a big issue in a community centered around the topic, although dual-booting or having a separate gaming machine isn't a bad work-around. If you're a kid who uses their machine primarily for gaming however, probably not worth the effort.
     
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    Personally I like Windows, but I use Mac for music because it got some nice speakers xD
     
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    Vegas is not really on the same level as a professional editing suite like FCP (at least prior to X).

    On the Windows side you should be looking at Avid or Premier Pro, which incidentally both have OSX versions as well.
     
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    You reckon Avid is better than Vegas? I only got Pinnacle Studio 14 HD lol but anyway, I know that FCP is better than Vegas.
     
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    IMO, I prefer windows because Its the only system Ive ever gotten and everytime I try to learn mac its so "simple" but its not simple enough for ME so [​IMG]
     
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    erm final cut is good and dandy and crap but most peopledon't use it to its full potential which nearly negates that fact
    even I don't use all the crap with Sony Vegas. Its good enough for most stuff but shmeh

    for gaming PC's are much better because of hardware (and networking stuff)
    for equivalent hardware most estimates for macs are about 70% or so additonal cost of a PC

    My recommendation is to run a virtual machine If you need maccle programs (basically a computer you run on your computer VMware has free software for that and Im also thinking of Quemu)

    My suggestion: buy a nice PC and run a VM of a mac and you can have the best of both worlds. and prolly saving money
    Edit: also dual booting may work but could be iffy
     
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    Nothing is simple enough for you Sky [​IMG]
     
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    True man, I am slow
     
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    When I say "Avid," I mean their flagship product, Media Composer, which is the editing suite in the movie industry. FCP has a decent chunk of the market share, Premier Pro a smaller chunk.

    Vegas is not comparable at all. It's simply not capable of scaling to the kind of workflow used in that environment, where you're working with possible tens of thousands of different objects you need to track and manipulate.
     
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    Yeah dual booting Mac and Windows on a Windows machine is a pain.
     
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    That's what hackintoshes are for [​IMG]
     

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