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Are you a Mac or PC user?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Chris Blount, Mar 18, 2009.

Do you use a Mac or a PC?

  1. I am mainly a Mac user

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  2. I am mainly a PC user

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  3. I use both equally

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  1. Mar 18, 2009 #61 of 141
    archer75

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    Not true at all. Macs ARE PC's. They use the same exact parts. So yes, you can compare them spec for spec.

    My tests, on the same machine, Windows wins when it comes to extracting large files(greater than 4gb) and in gaming even with native games such as World of Warcraft. It yields better FPS in windows. Video conversions area also faster in windows on the same machine.
    And when I was doing large extractions with macpar deluxe the system would hang so I couldn't do much else at all.
    I found I was staring at a spinning beach ball more often than i'd like. And it was certainly no more stable than windows.
    That said, I do like OSX. I could list a number of reasons why it's better than windows. And a number of reasons why windows is better.
     
  2. Mar 18, 2009 #62 of 141
    Greg Alsobrook

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    I should have been more clear...

    A unit with 2GB RAM and a 2.66ghz processor running OSX, will blow away a unit with 4GB RAM and a 3.06ghz processor running Windows...

    Not sure about your tests... Just my personal opinion... ;)
     
  3. Mar 18, 2009 #63 of 141
    DanG48

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    Once you go to Mac you won't go back!!!:hurah:
     
  4. Mar 18, 2009 #64 of 141
    archer75

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    Again, as I pointed it, it certainly will not. My own tests prove otherwise. I am running both. Same machine. So I can compare directly on the same exact hardware. You can't get a better test than that.
     
  5. Mar 18, 2009 #65 of 141
    Stuart Sweet

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    Last warning, this is not the thread to say "Mac Rules, PC Drools," "My PC is bigger than your Mac" or any variation therein. Please do not force me to delete posts.
     
  6. Mar 18, 2009 #66 of 141
    sean10780

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    All pc's here.
     
  7. Mar 18, 2009 #67 of 141
    Steve615

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    PC x 2 over here.
     
  8. Mar 18, 2009 #68 of 141
    fluffybear

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    Peachtree...
    We own 2 PC's and 2 MAC's. While we use the PC's more, I personally prefer the look and feel of the MAC
     
  9. Mar 18, 2009 #69 of 141
    Jason Nipp

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    No opinion to give, just answering the question that I am a PC user.
     
  10. Mar 18, 2009 #70 of 141
    sat4r

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    I use 3 PC,s 2 Desktops converted from Media Center to Vista Home Premium and a Sony Laptop which came installed with Vista Ulitimate
     
  11. Mar 18, 2009 #71 of 141
    dmurphy

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    I warned you!!

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=1389947#post1389947

    Talk about multiplication ... You should ask my family ...

    Parents, brothers, inlaws, friends, coworkers - just about everyone I know has a Mac these days.
     
  12. Mar 18, 2009 #72 of 141
    dmurphy

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    Just bought my wife a 24" iMac... It's incredible. Makes my Power Mac G5 look like an antique!
     
  13. Mar 18, 2009 #73 of 141
    pilotboy72

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    I think we need an "other" category here. I'm an Ubuntu user primarily. That's Linux for those playing the home version.

    --B
     
  14. Mar 18, 2009 #74 of 141
    elaclair

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    Primarily Mac here. MacBook Pro for work, 24" iMac at home. Infrastructure at home is Debian for the web server, mail server, and firewall. Do still have a Windows machine at home for those legacy programs I haven't gotten on the mac side.

    An aside to Stuart... Now you KNOW that a PDP-11 will blow away an IBM360 any day....:)
     
  15. Mar 18, 2009 #75 of 141
    Stuart Sweet

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    I would think for the purposes of this poll, Ubuntu would count as a PC, unless you're running it on Apple-branded hardware (I am) in which case it would count as a Mac. Note the poll is not "Windows vs. OS X."
     
  16. Mar 18, 2009 #76 of 141
    Steve

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    Lower...
    It's not? Why is the h/w important, other than to Apple's stock price? :lol: /steve
     
  17. Mar 18, 2009 #77 of 141
    turey22

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    Off topic somewhat...But I see a lot of people here that have Ubuntu...but is that pretty good? I just bought a live CD for Knoppix (if thats how u spell it) but I always see people mentioning Ubuntu.
     
  18. Mar 18, 2009 #78 of 141
    archer75

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    You bought a livecd? You know you can download that for free right?

    It's all linux. Maybe some differences from distro to distro depending on how developers put their spin on things. In can be a pain getting things configured and setup the way you want them. Assuming how well supported your hardware is.
    But you can download ubuntu and just run it as a livecd to see how it will work for you.
     
  19. Mar 18, 2009 #79 of 141
    BurgEnder

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    Simply because I can (legally) build one w/my choice of CPU, mobo, GPU, etc. I haven't bought a pre-built computer since about 1997, except of course laptops, and there's no way I'm paying the premium that Apple wants for their laptops.

    edit: systems running everything from XP, Vista, 7, WHS, & Ubuntu.
     
  20. Mar 18, 2009 #80 of 141
    braven

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    We'd be a Mac family if they didn't cost so stinking much.
     
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