Mac vs. PC

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by JacobReaper, Aug 2, 2007.

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Which one do you prefer?

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  1. JacobReaper
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    which one do you like better, mac, or pc, not wich one you have but, what do you like more?? just curious [​IMG]
     


  2. kellyan95

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    This poll is a bad idea. We all know where it will lead.

    And in the spirit of what I know to be the end result of this thread, I have this to say:

    Windows XP Pro SP2 is the best OS on the market, bar none
     
  3. KDH

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    I use Linux... on PC hardware... but I made KDE look like OS X, for a while anyway.
     
  4. kellyan95

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    To add to my first post: I triple boot Win XP (best) Ubuntu (#2) and Vista (blah, but DX10 is awesome)
     
  5. acidrain

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    Glad to see I'm not the only one here running linux. But I also use WinXP for some games and software I can't get to run on linux.
     
  6. mthrnite

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    Oh boy...

    *waits for inevitable train wreck*

    In the mean time... love my macs... like my pc's.
     
  7. Linkiboy

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    wheres the option for dos

    cd C:/PORN
    del tree C:/PORN/LAZYTOWN
     
  8. babelfish

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    Mac:
    + Highly usable
    + Extremely sexy to look at
    - Only runs on Apple hardware
    - A bit pricey

    Linux:
    + Very customizable
    + Also damn pretty if you use Compiz / Beryl
    + Free!!!
    - Very customizable, ie confusing to noobies

    Windows:
    + Large software library
    - Crappy security
    - Viruses up the wazoo
    - People in Redmond are watching you...

    That said, I've been happily using Linux for over two years now, and can't imagine going back to Winblows (oh yeah, I went there [​IMG]). I've stuck with Fedora Core (now just Fedora) since version 3, although I've tried a few other distros as well (Ubuntu, Knoppix, DSL, Puppy, etc).

    Still have WinXP installed though, just so I can use El Semi's CPS3 emulator to get my Street Fighter 3: Giant Attack on [​IMG]
     
  9. Beware

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    Mac is way over priced and entirely proprietary, all the way down to its file system. Windows requires a ton of processes running non-stop that eat up your CPU just to get it to run. Linux is very confusing for anyone who doesn't have a lot of computing experience.

    The fact is, if you are a regular user who just wants a computer to browse the internet, do word processing, and other simple tasks, Mac is the way to go.

    If you are more of a gamer or power user, then Windows is your OS, period.

    If you want complete customization of your computer and have a lot of experience with computers, Linux is your best bet.
     
  10. Icarus

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    Am I the only one who never had a problem with viruses with Windows? And that's including WinXP and Vista.. Ever heard of the term "anti-virus" ? It's nothing more than just an excuse. Hell, I'm happy with my PC, I can find all kinds of programs in no time and play all the games without a problem.
     
  11. kellyan95

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    I have a hardware firewall and low footprint software firewall. Never had a virus. I don't know what Windows haters all talk about, but they've not tried hard enough.

    Windows XP Pro is very stable (never had a BSOD), obviously has the most software, people that get viruses deserve it because they are stupid (a little harsh?). Runs games better than anything else, do I need to go on? It's hardly a resource hog, and not slow in any sense of the word. My high-performance instalation has 19 processes running, and 86mb of ram being used. And it has all of the functionality of a fresh instalation, even more so.
     
  12. TLSpartan

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    I use Ubuntu for all of my needs. I use to do alot of gaming but, all I play is Soldat and that does me fine. I also found its faster then Windows
     
  13. kaleida

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    I'm a happy user of Mac. I've been using it for years and I love it. It probably is not the best OS (which could be probably Linux) but in order to use lionux you really have to KNOW a lot of Stuff. Mac is, from my point of view, very handy for non experts on computers.
     
  14. retman

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    i don't see the sense of this poll.

    Linux is a OS not a hardware device. Linux can run on mac's and pc's.

    why add a opperating system option to a hardware poll?

    the poll should only be pc or mac.

    if it was about OS's then yes linux would be involved.


    i think someone needs to invest/read into linux and understand what the difference is between a hardware device and a OS is....lol.
     
  15. kellyan95

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    I'm going toward the dark side.....I turned my hardware firewall all the way up (gives me problems with DS homebrew, but I don't need a software firewall now) and am now using Vista x64. Modified heavily with vlite, it's faster than XP x86 (igames, apps launching, ect...)
     
  16. JPH

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    I use PC...but I want a Mac so badly!
    I wish they weren't so expensive...My friend has a Mac Mini...that'll probably be my first Mac.

    Gotta keep my hands out of my piggy bank for a while though!
     
  17. outphase

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    The PC label is archaic these days. It dates back to the days where Windows-based systems ran on IBM-PC compatible computers. Eventually IBM dropped from the name.

    Windows, OSX and Linux can all run on "PCs"
     
  18. Taras

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    The only people that think there's an actual rivalry here are the Mac users. And their machines are overpriced kiddie toys useful only to artists &/or heroin addicts.
     
  19. When Im Gone

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    Dual boot XP and Ubuntu
     
  20. Samutz

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    See that hole in your wall?
    XP Pro on my laptop (gaming/work).
    Kubuntu on my home desktop (server/storage/backup).
    SuSE on my work desktop (novell stuff).

    I had Mac OS X on my laptop too for a while, but I found myself hardly using it and needing more space.