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Windows 7: Mac Vs. PC: Myth-Busting Guide For Consumers

13 Sep 2010   #11
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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But expensive, and very controlling, seriously, Ubuntu is a better alternative in my view. My rig costs about $600-800 but is a beast, large Macs with the huge screen at my school, costs around $1200 each. Yet they are so much slower. Don't you think something is wrong?
I said they were more expensive we all know that. But take 10 random PC based laptops and then install Ubuntu on them and see what works 100% correctly. Now, take 10 random MAC's and install OSX and see what works 100% correctly. I think there are alot of people who will spend more for that large screen (which is very nice) and for OSX which will likely just work for them....even if it might be a bit slower than a PC at the exact same price.
*sigh*
Custom built PC is still a win situation...
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13 Sep 2010   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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*sigh*
Custom built PC is still a win situation...
If you didn't already know this.....I'm a Linux admin for a living and run a ton of Linux boxes (CentOS, RHEL and Ubuntu). I'm very aware of the benefits of Linux...but I'm also of the opinion that they aren't a universal good fit for everything. I'm sorry my explanation bored you and put you to sleep...but these are somewhat complex matters and they take some thought. The "whatever" response doesn't hold much water.
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13 Sep 2010   #13
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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*sigh*
Custom built PC is still a win situation...
If you didn't already know this.....I'm a Linux admin for a living and run a ton of Linux boxes (CentOS, RHEL and Ubuntu). I'm very aware of the benefits of Linux...but I'm also of the opinion that they aren't a universal good fit for everything.
Yes, I understand, what's keeping me from switching is Linux unable to support today's games,m also, I like the choice of software available for Windows. Also, Windows is fun.
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13 Sep 2010   #14
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Gah, no! You misunderstand! You didn't put me to sleep, it's late in my time zone.
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13 Sep 2010   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Yes, I understand, what's keeping me from switching is Linux unable to support today's games,
Yes, that's a pretty common reason and a good one.

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m also, I like the choice of software available for Windows.
There is also a whole lot of great software out there for Linux.

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Also, Windows is fun.
Linux can be fun too. In fact, I often like the fact that for free I can usually do as much if not more. Sure, there is some more configuration...but not that many people can make it happen in the Linux world and I enjoy having an option when it comes to which is a best fit for a given situation.
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13 Sep 2010   #16
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Yes, I understand, what's keeping me from switching is Linux unable to support today's games,
Yes, that's a pretty common reason and a good one.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
m also, I like the choice of software available for Windows.
There is also a whole lot of great software out there for Linux.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Also, Windows is fun.
Linux can be fun too. In fact, I often like the fact that for free I can usually do as much if not more. Sure, there is some more configuration...but not that many people can make it happen in the Linux world and I enjoy having an option when it comes to which is a best fit for a given situation.
I simply enjoy the eye candy and the depth of customization. Also, it's open source.
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13 Sep 2010   #17
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

I felt the article was filled with fluff and erroneous info and I would not take it seriously. The most obvious mistake is the picture of the IBM PCjr with it's bootup screen labeled as "MS Windows". The PCjr was an 8088 based computer with a single 360K floppy and no HDD that was a DOS only machine that could never run ANY version of Windows!
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13 Sep 2010   #18
Corelogik

7 Home Premium (64bit)
 
 

I have used every version of Windows produced from 3.1 to XP, then I spent 10 years in the Mac world. About a year ago, the last Mac I had died after running more or less flawlessly for 5 years. I then bought the best system I could afford. I had $350 in the bank at that time, it wasn't a Mac I bought.

I came back to the Windows world through Windows Vista, because I had the choice of buying a machine with Windows, or going without. (Yes, I know that Linux is free, but i could not have bought the same horsepower I did with no OS. Also with the iMac dead, I had no way of downloading Linux. I had to get something I could turn on and use. As for Linux, as soon as Photoshop runs on Linux, I will probably switch to Ubuntu.) Going without was NOT an option.

Last week I upgraded to Windows 7.

I found Vista to be an improvement over what i remembered with XP but overall a big MEH!

So far, I am mostly liking Windows 7. I haven't had any real issues with it, but also haven't had time to really use it and get to know it.

The one thing I miss more than anything else, iLife. I wish that either Apple made iLife for Windows, or there was an alternative that did the same thing. If there is I haven't found it yet. I have been able to find individual apps that do the same things, but it was nice to get everything in one package.

The whole Windows vs Mac thing is so old hat as to be laughable. It really doesn't matter anymore, and I'm not even sure it mattered then. Use what works for you and you like. If your able to get the work and/or enjoyment done,... that's all that matters.
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13 Sep 2010   #19
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Grimmjow View Post
So this guy, Kelly Ford
Ah yes, Kelly Ford - If they actually got paid for that 'report', I hope they weren't paid very much. It's a load of bollocks.

According to to a lot of the 'findings' , I should be a Mac user.

Talk about erroneous generalization and stereotyping
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14 Sep 2010   #20
lorddenis

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
hi all found this interesting read and would like to share

Mac vs. PC: Mythbusting Guide for Consumers


warning   Warning
Fanboy trolling or arguments will get you a meeting with the hammer.

Let's keep this a friendly discussion.

wery good article! thanks!
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