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

14 Sep 2010   #21
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

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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
Doesn't make sense to me either, I mean, as shown in that article, market share is 90% PC users, 5-6% Mac users (I know I know, Mac's are PC's too)...anyway, I somehow can't believe that from 90% of PC users, you can't find at least 5% that should have same characteristics as Mac users. It sounds more like advertising to me. Correction: It is advertising.

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14 Sep 2010   #22
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I can settle this dispute.

PC = personal computer. Therefor, a Mac is a PC, and thus no argument

Also, that article is complete bullsh*t. I should be a Mac user according to it (not happening).

~Lordbob
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14 Sep 2010   #23
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corelogik View Post
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.
Firstly, a very warm welcome to Seven Forums Corelogik
Secondly, I agree with most of what you say.
It really doesn't matter at all anymore.
I suppose I'm not that qualified to talk about Macs because I've only had very limited exposure to them and their OS.
From what I've seen I'd love one. They are beautiful to look at, some would say (sneeringly) a "boutique" product at a "boutique" price.
So what?
If I could afford one I'd get one, especially as I could run windows 7 on it.
As it is I've built myself what I consider to be a very stylish looking pc. It wouldn't suit everybody but hey!
At present I'm triple booting Vistax64, W7x64 and Linux Mint (I'm going to take Vista off imminently)
I also have a first class monitor and I consider that to be the most important component of the lot.
I suppose you could make the "bang for buck" argument and MS pcs would win.
Also you could say that Apples corporate strategy is somewhat sinister but so is Microsoft's (I'm some kind of commie)
So back to the beginning. I would love a 27" iMac but I'm very happy with what I've got.
The argument is really redundant now that you can run Windows on a Mac.
Also, if you go top end PC you will spend a fortune so that's not an issue for me either.

Vive le difference
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14 Sep 2010   #24
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Grimmjow View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
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
Doesn't make sense to me either, I mean, as shown in that article, market share is 90% PC users, 5-6% Mac users (I know I know, Mac's are PC's too)...anyway, I somehow can't believe that from 90% of PC users, you can't find at least 5% that should have same characteristics as Mac users. It sounds more like advertising to me. Correction: It is advertising.

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Excellent image!
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14 Sep 2010   #25
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Mac. why would anyone be so stupid to use such a piece of . . .oh wait minute I use a Mac. Shoot, back to the doctor to have my brain retested. . .
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14 Sep 2010   #26
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Mac. why would anyone be so stupid to use such a piece of . . .oh wait minute I use a Mac. Shoot, back to the doctor to have my brain retested. . .
This is off topic, but that's an excellent Avatar, seriously.

I'm a gamer, and Mac is attempting to break Microsoft's "balls?" by saying it is better in every way. For bloody sakes, Mac can't even RIGHT click!



No offense in any imaginable way...
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15 Sep 2010   #27
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Skulblaka, no offense taken. . .Mac's can right click, only the Mac Mice aren't capable of right clicking. My Microsoft Mouse "Wireless 5000" right clicks just find.
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15 Sep 2010   #28
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
.Mac's can right click, only the Mac Mice aren't capable of right clicking.
Right clicking is so, like, yesterday. It's not old enough to be retro chic. It's just gauche, aesthetically and conceptually offending.

It affects my artistic creativity while using my unique and aesthetically trendy Mac - just like every other unique artistic individual with their non-conformist Mac.

Down with homogeneity!

Now, if you'll excuse me I have a Vespa to ride...


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15 Sep 2010   #29
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Skulblaka, no offense taken. . .Mac's can right click, only the Mac Mice aren't capable of right clicking. My Microsoft Mouse "Wireless 5000" right clicks just find.
nice choice of mouse even better when you have this installed IntelliPoint

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/do...px?category=MK
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15 Sep 2010   #30
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Skulblaka, no offense taken. . .Mac's can right click, only the Mac Mice aren't capable of right clicking. My Microsoft Mouse "Wireless 5000" right clicks just find.
Ha! Mac using Microsoft tech, that's good...
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