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Windows 7: Windows Is Better

20 Jun 2011   #1
2010MegaScooter

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 
Windows Is Better

What is the pros and cons of Windows 7 64-bit [Only] Vs. Mac?
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20 Jun 2011   #2
Fluffy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Windows Pros: Universal compatibility on programs and games. Cons: Bill Gates

Mac Pros: Its unix based. Cons: Not good for gamers.
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20 Jun 2011   #3
z3r010

 

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20 Jun 2011   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

Windows = More overall freedom of choice
MAC = Apples limited way or no way

What you need to do makes a big difference. Perhaps narrowing the original question would yield more pertinent answers than generic pros and cons.
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20 Jun 2011   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

And add in the cost factor. For a PC and a MAC built with virtually identical hardware, both including monitors, keyboard, mice and the latest OS release, you can expect to pay double (or even more) for the MAC when compared to the PC.
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20 Jun 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

My grandson bought an iMac about six months ago and raved about its looks and performance.

Yesterday he called in to collect a copy of Windows Vista that I no longer use so that he could use it to upgrade to Windows 7 by way of Apple's Boot Camp.

The reason? He missed the versatility of Windows and Microsoft software.
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21 Jun 2011   #7
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Quote:
Cons: Bill Gates
I assume that is a joke, because that, of course, is a biased and silly response. For one, Microsoft did not become what it is today by making lousing software, or by poor leadership. And two, Bill Gates stepped aside and has been out of the loop in operating system development for several years now.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2010MegaShooter
What is the pros and cons of Windows 7 64-bit [Only] Vs. Mac?
This is like asking, "Which is better, a van or pickup truck?" The answer depends on the intended purpose of the vehicle, right?

So my question is, what will be the primary purpose of this computer?
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21 Jun 2011   #8
Fluffy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digerati View Post
Quote:
Cons: Bill Gates
I assume that is a joke, because that, of course, is a biased and silly response. For one, Microsoft did not become what it is today by making lousing software, or by poor leadership. And two, Bill Gates stepped aside and has been out of the loop in operating system development for several years now.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2010MegaShooter
What is the pros and cons of Windows 7 64-bit [Only] Vs. Mac?
This is like asking, "Which is better, a van or pickup truck?" The answer depends on the intended purpose of the vehicle, right?

So my question is, what will be the primary purpose of this computer?
Lol don't take what I said to heart, yes it was a joke. I like windows and its features. Tried linux ages ago and didn't like it. (I am a gamer)
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21 Jun 2011   #9
Tomel

Windows 7
 
 
My take

Have been a Windows user since it's inception and before that used MSDOS and before that CPM. Now have a Win7 Desktop and recently entered the Mac world with a MacPro Notebook.

Frankly, I really like both systems. Of course, at this point, I'm a Windows Guru and a Mac neophyte, but there are some things I really like about the Mac so far (not to say I'm anywhere close to going all Mac anytime soon). Given that background, here are some general comments and observations.

1. Mac notebook was certainly more expensive, but seems a lot more durable than most Win notebooks. Also, from power off, starts up and is ready to use in about 30 seconds. Shuts completely down almost instantly.

2. Love the trackpad on the Mac and wish Windows systems had an equivalent. Don't ever need to use a mouse with the Mac.

3. While software choices are more limited for Mac compared to Windows, have everything I need for my personal use (a lot of decent software comes bundled with the Mac). With Office for Mac, I can move back and forth between my Win system and the Mac virtually seamlessly.

4. Imaging software included with the Mac (Time Machine). Gives me a combined disk image and backup at all times.

5. Bundled software on Mac has some great integration features. For example, I recently got an email that said let's meet at 9AM next Tuesday. I noticed that "9AM next Tuesday" showed up as a link. Curiously, I clicked the link and it took me to the included Calendar software and gave me the option to add the meeting at 9AM next Tuesday.

6. My previous Win 7 notebook seemed clunky and slow. My i5 MacBook Pro doesn't seem much slower than my i7 desktop.

Maybe this gives some of you who have never used a Mac a little taste for some of its features. Am I a Mac convert? No. But there's a lot to like IMHO.
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21 Jun 2011   #10
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Quote:
Lol don't take what I said to heart, yes it was a joke. I like windows and its features.
I figured as such. I like Windows and its features too. No doubt Bill Gates lead Microsoft through some poor "business" decisions that many, including the courts, and me, did not approve of. But, the bottom line - they make good stuff.
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