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Old November 29th, 2007, 8:48 am
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Re: Mac or PC

OSX or Windows. Depends on what you're more comfortable with. If you're looking for a standard computer to use, then use whatever you have always used. If you're looking for a gaming PC, go with Windows. If you're looking for graphics, video and music editing go OSX. If you're looking for programing, look at something like Linux (Ubuntu is very handy).


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Old December 6th, 2007, 5:21 pm
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I can use both, but prefer a PC to a Mac any day. For a while all I had to use was my husband's mac and I hated it. I can do it, but I don't like to. Sometimes I still use it when I can't be at my desktop for whatever reason, but I do like PCs more.

However, I will concede that macs certainly have advantages to PCs. I just personally don't need them...but my husband does.


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Old April 6th, 2008, 3:55 am
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Mac and I am never going back, I nearly failed college because I spent so much time maintaining Microsoft's oh so wonderful product. I love Leopard.


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Old April 6th, 2008, 7:38 pm
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I don't have any major objections to either. My computer is made by HP and runs Windows Vista and my phone is an iPhone. I've also used a Mac laptop and used a Windows laptop, I think this is where Mac is superior. My laptop couldn't keep up with everything I did and just broke and refused to reinstall the OS when I tried. I've never had such disappointment with a Mac laptop and I probably should have purchased the iBook G4 when I had the opportunity rather than a piece of machinery made by Compaq. Still, I plan to buy a MacBook Pro in the quite near future so everything is fine.

Also, I appreciate greatly that Macs do not force the user to have Internet Explorer on their computer. Irremovable. I despise that browser.


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Old April 10th, 2008, 10:25 am
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I have a mac laptop, an XP PC and a Linux PC


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Old April 14th, 2008, 7:57 pm
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Well... I've used both, but I know my way around a PC 10x better than a Mac. I prefer to use what I know how to use so I prefer PCs. At the same time though, I'd really like to learn how to edit videos and whatnot so a Mac would be nice. I use MacBook Pros at school because the school got a HUGE donation for technology or something like that a year or two ago. So our Macs at school are more updated than our PCs but there are still more PCs in the school because even with all the grant money they couldn't update all the computer labs to Macs.


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Old July 10th, 2008, 1:09 am
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I'm the new owner of a Macbook. I love it, even though I'm still finding my way around it. I'm in the process of transferring my files from my Windows XP PC and now I dread using it!

I'm not done with PCs though, as my work computer is one. A deathly slow one, at that, with more than its fair share of problems.

I'm very comfortable with XP and I could (almost) use it with my eyes closed. But I'm up for the change, and so far it's awesome (and will be better once I figure everything out!)


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Old July 10th, 2008, 4:16 am
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I'm never used a mac and am very happy with my PC


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Old July 11th, 2008, 4:50 am
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I've always used PCs and know very little about Macs. I bought a new laptop recently and I don't know how many friends told me to switch to Mac: "So reliable...so easy...so this that and whatever..." I thought about it, weighed my options. But in the end I saw Macs as being a little on the expensive side and I found a Dell Inspiron that had everything I needed...so no Mac plunge for me. xD

But if anyone can convince me to buy a Mac in the future, I may consider making the switch...but don't count on it. PCs haven't failed me yet.


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Old July 11th, 2008, 11:01 am
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I've only owned PCs so it's definitely easier to handle for me. But I've "tested" a Mac when I was at my brother's and had to use the internet and load on my pictures, and I must say that, after a few days struggling with the thing to understand everything, I began to love Mac. It's easy to handle too, the design is funny and there are possibilities that PC don't have (and the contrary is true too).


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Old July 11th, 2008, 2:38 pm
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I've used both and found the Mac is not worth the extra money unless being used for specific purposes (publishing being one).


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Old July 13th, 2008, 12:48 am
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Re: Mac or PC

I've grown up using a PC so it's just easier to go with PC. I probably will never switch because I have no need to. I don't usually have to worry about if the program works on my computer. I use programs that are user-credited (trust worthy, of course!) and it takes a while for the Mac versions to come out. With a PC, I don't have to worry about that.


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Old July 21st, 2008, 12:04 am
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I've mostly used PCs unless I'm in school. Schools here all use MACs. And i hate them. HATE THEM!!!!


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Old August 1st, 2008, 10:51 am
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Re: Mac or PC

MAC's are better looking in my opinion, and attract fewer viruses but I am familiar with the PC operating system, so PC has my vote.


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Old August 9th, 2008, 9:37 pm
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Mac off course!All the way Mac!!!
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Old August 11th, 2008, 10:28 pm
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Re: Mac or PC

My family has always had a windows computer... but i somehow convinced them to get me a mac for college and my mom is planning on getting a mac for the next computer... still learning on how to get around and all but still love windows... just prefer macs more now...


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Old August 14th, 2008, 2:32 am
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Now that I've been using my Mac for a month now, I'm in love.

What I love about it is that basically what you see is what you get. For example, on a PC, when you delete a program, you have to go through uninstallation, and then delete the remaining program files, icons, shortcuts, etc. For Macs, just drag the program into the trash and it's gone.

While clearing off my PC, I found applications and files that I had downloaded when we first got the computer - 6 years ago. Because of viruses and other problems, over the years I've had to create new users, deleting my old one. Little did I know that there were lingering remains in My Computer all this time, taking up hard drive space. Also, the start up and shutdown times on Macs are amazingly fast compared to PCs.

And this week I knew that I'd made the right choice by switching to Mac after a computer incident at work. Everything on the PC was fine one day, and the next I got an annoying explorer.exe .dll error, where no icons, taskbar, or start button would show up on the desktop. Using another computer I found the troubleshooting for this error on the Microsoft website. I followed the instructions, putting the computer in safe command mode (which I've never used before, so it was kind of intimidating). Well I did everythign correctly, but then there was another .dll error, and this time the Microsoft site had no troubleshooting for it. Thankfully there's a computer company in the building where I work, and a guy was able to come down and fix it. He worked his magic and in 10 minutes everything was back to normal. (I have no idea what he did but it was amazing ). Aaaanyway, I've never heard of Macs having these problems. And if it weren't for the tech wizard, we would've had to take the computer in, which would have cost a good $50, even if it was only took 10 minutes to fix.

Wow, this is a long post...but I'm just very happy that I switched to Mac.


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Old August 15th, 2008, 8:55 am
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Re: Mac or PC

I own a PC for general stuff like Word processing, games etc but My Powerbook (Mac laptop) for everything else. I like Safari better than IE or Firefox. Firefox annoys my pants off. Also I mostly use my mac for using Adobe products and macs are miles ahead in terms of using graphics programs.


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It's kind of hard for me to choose, because I think that Macs are better computers than PCs, but I have less experience with them. I think if I were buying a computer now, I would choose a Mac, but it would take some time getting used to.
I'm making my first post off of my new Mac laptop... and I was wrong here. I really haven't had to 'get used' to it at all; it's very common sense. I thought it would be harder to navigate through it, but so far it's been quite easy.


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For Macs, just drag the program into the trash and it's gone.
Remember you have to empty the trash for the programs to be truly gone though. If you don't empty it, the program will really still be on the computer.


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Old August 19th, 2008, 1:54 am
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Remember you have to empty the trash for the programs to be truly gone though. If you don't empty it, the program will really still be on the computer.
Yeah, I figured that out when deleting almost 1GB of video, but no new space was clearing up.


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