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Re: "PC" in contrast with "Mac"

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hehehehe thats a good point, my sister wasn't able to update her iphone as her mac didn't have the latest patch??? what's that all about???
it's about trying to make you buy a new iPhone/mac, obviously.
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Old 03.11.2014, 11:38
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Re: "PC" in contrast with "Mac"

I've been on Mac at home ever since my Mac plus back in the 1980s.

Most places I've worked were PC/Windows. I actually worked at one place that was Unix/Solaris.

However, I never had a serious difficulty transferring data between work and home or vice versa when I needed it. In the early days you needed to resort to a trick or two but even that is no longer necessary nowadays. This incompatibility thing is overstated IMHO.

I'm also part of a publishing setup which is a mix between a hobby and a second job, and for that Mac has clear advantages which is why I've never seriously considered switching to anything else. Most authors who write for us do so on Windows and I never received a file I wasn't able to use as intended - and some of them use very curious editors. It's not all 100% MS Word out there.
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Re: "PC" in contrast with "Mac"

I use both. Windows at my office and Mac for anything else that is fun. Better quality for me is evident in terms of speeds, screen resolution (retina for Mac), fewer problems with adware and potential viruses, and waaay less crashes and frozen screens
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Re: "PC" in contrast with "Mac"

I have a very first gen intel macbook pro from 2006 that is still running very well without any major problem. I have always had the fans running on at least 4000rpm since day 1 because of the overheat problem (thats another story though) and this laptop hasnt failed me once.
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Old 04.11.2014, 11:40
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Re: "PC" in contrast with "Mac"

I have worked on both - have one each at home.

I have now become a firm believer of Steve Jobs - especially his 'reality distortion field'

Stay with what you are comfortable with - both systems are a bit too different, and the 'migration' may be as painful as the one when we landed here from our home countries.
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Old 04.11.2014, 11:43
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it's about trying to make you buy a new iPhone/mac, obviously.
my kid 'upgraded' his 3GS to the 'Apple recommended' IOS 6.1 - and it got bricked. No amount of backup / restore got it working.

He got a new iPhone last week. Am i happy or sad, or what??
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Old 04.11.2014, 11:44
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Re: "PC" in contrast with "Mac"

Get the Mac.

As long as it comes with free Birkenstocks.

You're allowed to dress normally with a PC, however.
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I have a very first gen intel macbook pro from 2006 that is still running very well without any major problem. I have always had the fans running on at least 4000rpm since day 1 because of the overheat problem (thats another story though) and this laptop hasnt failed me once.
... and my VAIO from 2001 (Win XP) still boots up and does the job, when i ask it to. Fair game.
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Old 04.11.2014, 12:15
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... and my VAIO from 2001 (Win XP) still boots up and does the job, when i ask it to. Fair game.
my P1600 also still runs. i keep it around as the token windows machine (XP).
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Old 04.11.2014, 12:58
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I switched from PC to Mac and haven't looked back since.
Me too.

Staggered along from Windows 3.1 to Vista and finally gave in and bought something sensible.

If you do change to a Mac be aware that you will likely need new software...
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my P1600 also still runs. i keep it around as the token windows machine (XP).
Come to think of it, I have an old IBM 286 that still works (running DOS 3.3).
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Re: "PC" in contrast with "Mac"

But mine had been the main computer until 1 year ago. I used it heavily every day for school work, watching movies, playing GTA San Andreas!!! (on bootcamp), some android development.
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Old 04.11.2014, 15:40
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Come to think of it, I have an old IBM 286 that still works (running DOS 3.3).
Come on Phil, you pulling our collective legs here. Imean, you couldn't have been out of your nappies when 286s were on the market.
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Old 04.11.2014, 16:51
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Come to think of it, I have an old IBM 286 that still works (running DOS 3.3).
Come to think of it, that was probably one of the last machines with an M$ OS that did *work*.
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Re: "PC" in contrast with "Mac"

PC is drab and dull compared to a mac. Have a look at the iMac 27 Retina 5K and you will see why its worth it.
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Re: "PC" in contrast with "Mac"

Here we go, PC fanboys vs Mac fanboys.

In general, computer geeks prefer PC because they want full control over their machine and max out the specs.

For normal users like myself, switching to mac was the best decision ever. Finally a computer that can run 24/7 for years without a single issue, with smart solutions such as time machine for backup and the fact that you can plug in any device and it just works.

People should not have to download drivers in 2014! People shouldn't even have to know drivers exist!

I got so sick of having to do computer support over the phone with my mother and her crap PC so I bought her a mac - she has never been happier.

Oh and the whole "mac users are smug and macs are over priced" is so 1999. A macbook is actually quite affordable given its quality and the new retina imac is a steal, the screen alone would cost more than the entire computer if you bought it separately.
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Re: "PC" in contrast with "Mac"

macs are not overpriced.but the only mac now worth considering is with retina. anything else is a compromise.
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Here we go, PC fanboys vs Mac fanboys.

In general, computer geeks prefer PC because they want full control over their machine and max out the specs.

For normal users like myself, switching to mac was the best decision ever. Finally a computer that can run 24/7 for years without a single issue, with smart solutions such as time machine for backup and the fact that you can plug in any device and it just works.

People should not have to download drivers in 2014! People shouldn't even have to know drivers exist!

I got so sick of having to do computer support over the phone with my mother and her crap PC so I bought her a mac - she has never been happier.

Oh and the whole "mac users are smug and macs are over priced" is so 1999. A macbook is actually quite affordable given its quality and the new retina imac is a steal, the screen alone would cost more than the entire computer if you bought it separately.
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Re: "PC" in contrast with "Mac"

"once you've had mac, you'll never go back"
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Re: "PC" in contrast with "Mac"

not true. I had a mac from 2001 . Then went on to windows simply for a speed kick. And also the screen resolution. The screen resolution with the iMac 21 inch is really bad. Its now changed with the iMac retina. But only in 27 inch. Hopefully they bring it for the 21 inch and cut the prices as well.
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Re: "PC" in contrast with "Mac"

the good news. a reason to buy the imac 21. Yosemite is great

http://9to5mac.com/2014/10/14/kgi-october-16/
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