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Windows 7: Mac vs. PC

03 Feb 2010   #11
TheTeZ

Windows 7 -x6
 
 

i prefer linux. but push that aside, i would much rather get a PC. in my opinion... and the specs.... macs are over priced underpowered machines. im not saying they are underpowered. but im saying for the price you pay, your not getting your moneys worth.
lets take the mac book pro for example... its sorta old technology. and way too expensive. if you buy a pc laptop your paying under 1000 for something that runs the same specs. if you really want you could spend more than that 1000, but thats up to you. Another problem i have with mac is the fact that they dont allow third party companies to make hardware. While this prevents the blue screen (which you rarely see anymore) it keeps the price way up there.
Ill go back about 7 years. Macs had an advantage... if you were into high processing editing. The system and the hardware were better for rendering videos (being built on a unix system, and linux being hollywoods major o.s. for rendering [in a nutshell]) and editing music. Mac had an advatnage. But now mac is basically using pc technology, and pc has come far enough to where pc can do the same things mac can do. hardware wise. Even the o.s. is comparable at handling most processes. Mac no longer holds the advantage over PC in these catagories... or any i am aware of, except macs are hip, they are styling, apple is more than a product, its an image, its a status symbol. much like starbucks. By the way, macs are in no way virus proof, they have plenty of viruses, i know plenty of people who have macs that have had viruses. PLEASE dont use the virus thing in your decision making process, Which ever way you go, please keep your anti virus up to date and you'll be good to go.
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04 Feb 2010   #12
Lee

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

It all depends on the individual. Myself I have a iMac 27" that has been Boot Camped with Win 7 Pro running on it, thus I have the best of both worlds. My laptop is a HP dv2037 (five years old) running at the present XP with the idea of upgrading to Win 7 HP.

I find that a great deal of my time is spent running Win 7 on the iMac; this is because of some large projects that I am involved in at the present time.

If you have the technical know how you can setup a Windows/Linux PC to run run OS X, albeit it takes some work, and a little head banging, but some say it is worth the time.
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04 Feb 2010   #13
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

how you use your pc should be a big deciding factor. mac's are very user friendly and just work, they have great tech support from what i hear something that is very much hit and miss with pc manufacturers. the pc platform offers imo the best balance with what you can do with your system and what hardware you can run. also it's a safe bet that a windows pc can be used to accomplish any task you may need a computer for. linux i think has more possibilities for the experienced user but even the user friendly distros have their kinks and limitations for the average user who and i find it hard to recommend for someone that just wants a computer that works with no hassles.
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04 Feb 2010   #14
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

A blast from the past


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04 Feb 2010   #15
madtownidiot

 

There are features in like about both platforms, but if I had to choose one laptop or the other, I'd rather dual boot OSX and Windows 7 on a Lenovo than on a MacBook.
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04 Feb 2010   #16
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
There are features in like about both platforms, but if I had to choose one laptop or the other, I'd rather dual boot OSX and Windows 7 on a Lenovo than on a MacBook.
Of course, setting up a dual boot with OSX on non-Apple hardware is neither trivial, nor in accordance with the Apple EULA. I think perhaps quite a number of people would like to try the above if it were possible without hacked copies of the OS, bootloader tricks, etc. I've always been irritated at Apple for not opening up their system a bit more for better adoption.
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04 Feb 2010   #17
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

[QUOTE=pparks1;549561]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
I've always been irritated at Apple for not opening up their system a bit more for better adoption.
agreed and that is why i don't own any apple products. although my "boss" has informed me that we are buying her an ipad.
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04 Feb 2010   #18
TheTeZ

Windows 7 -x6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
It all depends on the individual. Myself I have a iMac 27" that has been Boot Camped with Win 7 Pro running on it, thus I have the best of both worlds. My laptop is a HP dv2037 (five years old) running at the present XP with the idea of upgrading to Win 7 HP.

I find that a great deal of my time is spent running Win 7 on the iMac; this is because of some large projects that I am involved in at the present time.

If you have the technical know how you can setup a Windows/Linux PC to run run OS X, albeit it takes some work, and a little head banging, but some say it is worth the time.
vice sersa is also possible, mac on a pc. neither are HARD, just you gotta know a little about what your doing... or follow instructions and be determined (when it comes to your hardware working)

the fact that this works, is why i say that mac's dont really offer much of an advantage over pc, now that macs are using pc hardware...
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05 Feb 2010   #19
macgyver2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I started out with the Mac 512 back in 84/85 owned a few mac laptops and went into PC repair/networking in 97, I have used PC ever since, I like the OS X and now like windows 7 just as much. If I could afford it I would own the new Alienware M11X and a Macbook. Alienware would be for gaming and the Macbook would be my video and art machine.
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05 Feb 2010   #20
Lee

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

Macgyver2, got you beat on the Apple's; Started out with the Apple II then on to the IIe then into the Commodore 64 and then the Mac Plus (1987) from there two many to mention. Got into the MS camp in 1993-94 with NT 3.5. At present I gave my Gateway FX-7026 to one of my brothers (only one of ten kids with kids at home). Will be thinking about a new PC, albeit at present the iMac 27" will have do of course there is the HP laptop.
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