Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Apple immune to Windows 7 impact, analyst says

15 Oct 2009   #21
studiorat

windows 7 build 7600 RTM
 
 

I never see a reason to buy an Apple computer. Same hardware in a fancy shell and a different OS and they can charge way more for it. Does your harddrive stand to live longer because it is in an Apple computer over the same brand in a PC? I don't think so. [/QUOTE]


I see your point, However Mac is a far more stable OS, and virtually impenetrable by most viruses, hence no need for AV software,I have been running Dual Mac G5's for 3 years + at my Recording Studio it has been running solid for the entire time never a Hard Drive failure, never any freeze ups,and it has never been shut down, try that on any pc, no comparable system on PC,"Knock on Wood", I also run a PC at my Home Windows 7, 64 bit OS and I have replaced my Hard drive twice in 2 years, and lost everything due to HDD failure, plus spent thousands on software upgrades and AV software, so i have spent more in 2 years on my home system than the initial $6,000 for my 2 G5's This seems to speak volumes as far as the differences between Mac and PC


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
15 Oct 2009   #22
strollin

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

Quote:
I see your point, However Mac is a far more stable OS, and virtually impenetrable by most viruses, hence no need for AV software,I have been running Dual Mac G5's for 3 years + at my Recording Studio it has been running solid for the entire time never a Hard Drive failure, never any freeze ups,and it has never been shut down, try that on any pc, no comparable system on PC,"Knock on Wood", I also run a PC at my Home Windows 7, 64 bit OS and I have replaced my Hard drive twice in 2 years, and lost everything due to HDD failure, plus spent thousands on software upgrades and AV software, so i have spent more in 2 years on my home system than the initial $6,000 for my 2 G5's This seems to speak volumes as far as the differences between Mac and PC
Apple buys their HDDs from the same vendors as PC mfrs so how can HDDs in Macs be less prone to failure? HDDs are mechanical and WILL fail sooner or later. If Macs are so dependable why does OSX automatically attempt to configure an external drive as a Time Machine backup destination? Only someone who doesn't do regular backups loses everything due to HDD failure.

Mac guys always throw out the virus card, truth is, I run AV software (AVG, free) on my Win machines but have never gotten a virus so the fact that Macs are supposedly immune to viruses doesn't hold much water for me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2009   #23
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

It was a hard life lesson to learn for me. I just couldn't even buy a Mac. I just plain wasn't cool enough! Which hurt cause I was really workin on my coolness. I even showed up in my best designer dudes and drove my BMW and still didn't qualify. Turned out I was wearing white before Easter and my BMW was to old.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

16 Oct 2009   #24
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Darn, and those Mac comercials were so convincing. I was about ready to get a Mac but after reading this i'm not so sure now.

And if you believe that or their lame comercials I have a bridge to sell you but it's in Arizona right now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2009   #25
Duesco

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

iCorp should just stick to making iPods and iPhones and iStuff while iUse an actual OS.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2009   #26
zone23

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
I see your point, However Mac is a far more stable OS, and virtually impenetrable by most viruses, hence no need for AV software,I have been running Dual Mac G5's for 3 years + at my Recording Studio it has been running solid for the entire time never a Hard Drive failure, never any freeze ups,and it has never been shut down, try that on any pc, no comparable system on PC,"Knock on Wood", I also run a PC at my Home Windows 7, 64 bit OS and I have replaced my Hard drive twice in 2 years, and lost everything due to HDD failure, plus spent thousands on software upgrades and AV software, so i have spent more in 2 years on my home system than the initial $6,000 for my 2 G5's This seems to speak volumes as far as the differences between Mac and PC
Its difficult to say anything were without sounding like a big giant flame but here goes.

I find this to be a load of garbage...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2009   #27
Boris

W7 64b - Leopard 10.6.2 - Ubuntu 10.10 (MBP Snow Leopard 10.6.3)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Darn, and those Mac comercials were so convincing. I was about ready to get a Mac but after reading this i'm not so sure now.

And if you believe that or their lame comercials I have a bridge to sell you but it's in Arizona right now.
After 14 year of windows only, I bought an mac book pro 13" one month ago and i am very happy with it. If you got the money too spare, go for it, you wont be disappointed.




Btw no need to get religious here. There is enough room for more than one computer/os in the world. No need to bash the mac (or windows), enough fanaticism in this world...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2009   #28
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
After spending some time in both camps it seems to me that the average Win user is more knowledgeable than the average Mac user.
True, yet the average Mac user is so much more apt to pontificate about his platform's technical superiority even based on such limited knowledge. Always tends to annoy folks with someone doesn't know what they are talking about but will not shut up.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2009   #29
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by studiorat View Post
I see your point, However Mac is a far more stable OS,
Based on what data? I've not seen even pre-beta versions of Windows 7 destroy a users entire profile directory.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by studiorat View Post
and virtually impenetrable by most viruses, hence no need for AV software,
Impenetrable or untargeted? Mac Virus FAQs: Do You Really Need Mac Antivirus Software?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by studiorat View Post
I have been running Dual Mac G5's for 3 years + at my Recording Studio it has been running solid for the entire time never a Hard Drive failure, never any freeze ups,and it has never been shut down, try that on any pc, no comparable system on PC,"Knock on Wood",
I'd suggest that the limited usage pattern of a computer used only in a recording studio may render your comparison, albeit anecdotal, invalid.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by studiorat View Post
I also run a PC at my Home Windows 7, 64 bit OS and I have replaced my Hard drive twice in 2 years,
Blame the hardware manufacturer not Windows.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by studiorat View Post
and lost everything due to HDD failure,
Blame yourself for failure to use the included backup software not Windows.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by studiorat View Post
plus spent thousands on software upgrades
since you only use the Mac in the recording studio this comparison appears flawed
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by studiorat View Post
and AV software, so i have spent more in 2 years on my home system than the initial $6,000 for my 2 G5's
Which is used more?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by studiorat View Post
This seems to speak volumes as far as the differences between Mac and PC
Speaks more about your different use of the two systems actually.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Oct 2009   #30
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by studiorat View Post
I have replaced my Hard drive twice in 2 years, and lost everything due to HDD failure,
And this is related to the OS how? Aren't you aware that HDDs are the same in Macs and PCs? Was it Bill Gates fault you didn't bother to back up your data? I have one Mac in my company, and it's drive failed. If we didn't have the users data backed up, could I bitch and scream at Apple and Steve Jobs for this?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by studiorat View Post
This seems to speak volumes as far as the differences between Mac and PC
No, it speaks volumes towards backing up the claim that the typical Mac user knows FAR less about computers and how they work then they think, and yet it doesn't stop them from entering debates about the two platforms.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Apple immune to Windows 7 impact, analyst says




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Backup Harddrive is immune to every chkdsk attempt
Folks, I've got a Samsung spinpoint 1 Tb drive. It was a backup drive in a Vista build. I used Macrium to clone my Vista C drive to the Samsung. Then, I removed it. Next, I built a new machine, a W7/64. THAT build uses an SSD for the operating system, "C", and a Western Digital hard drive...
Hardware & Devices
Pricing of RAM to Plunge, Analyst Says
About time it went down some...... Read More: Pricing of RAM to Plunge, Analyst Says | PCWorld
News
Windows 7 Almost Immune to the Alureon Rootkit.
Source - Windows 7 Almost Immune to the Alureon Rootkit - A nightmare for XP SP3 users - Softpedia
News
Former Microsoft Security Analyst Probes......
Source - Former Microsoft Security Analyst Probes Possible Police Civil Rights Violations - Seattle Police Department cornered into producing self-incriminating arrest recordings - Softpedia
News
Former MS Security Analyst Probes Possible Police.....
More ..... Former Microsoft Security Analyst Probes Possible Police Civil Rights Violations - Seattle Police Department cornered into producing self-incriminating arrest recordings - Softpedia
Chillout Room
Microsoft survived Vista, says analyst.
Source - Microsoft survived Vista, says analyst - Computerworld
News


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:31.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App