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Poll: Which do you prefer? (47 member(s) have cast votes)

Mac or PC

  1. Mac (17 votes [36.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.17%

  2. PC (30 votes [63.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 63.83%

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#41 Bynumite17

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Posted June 09, 2009 - 07:59 AM

The dudes at Best Buy suggested i get a Macbook since my major is gonna be graphic arts, so...hmmmmm



Yeah, Jen I have Adobe Master Collection on mine and it's wonderful. I recommend it to anyone! It's the easiest thing to use and everyone uses all these excuses how Macs aren't compatible with a lot of things but it is. There's no problem with it.

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Posted June 09, 2009 - 08:20 AM

PC + Windows... no antivirus needed neither.

IMO, the problem is the user 99% of times, not the computer. I'm quite fed up at having to "fix" friends and family computers only to see that it was entirely their fault.

Macs are better at graphic design software, that's for sure. Windows, on the other hand, is a programmer's heaven, it has the best development tools by far.

Linux... I used to love it, but I became disilusioned at having to compile the kernel so much, and I've seen it crash far more than any other OS.

Haha I always have to "fix" computers for friends and family too. Mostly I assume it's because they visit porn sites or download porn attachments from emails, but I don't ask, and they usually don't tell. Usually the excuses are "they don't know what happened" and "it just started crashing/freezing/etc. for apparently no reason". :lol:

But just curious, what makes macs better at graphic design? I've used photoshop/illustrator for both and haven't noticed any difference.

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Posted August 12, 2009 - 11:26 AM

Macs for all of the reason Saint Nick pointed out and for all of the free apps I can't live with out.


If you try a Mac...if someone gave you a Mac, you'd almost NEVER use your PC. If the cost is what's scaring most people, I suggest you ask long time Mac users about customer service and how long they continue to use their old machines even after they buy a new one...over time, they pay for themselves over and over and over again.


It's well worth the money.

And AppleCare is by far the easiest and most reliable customer care service out there. You won't regret investing in it.

#44 Bynumite17

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Posted August 12, 2009 - 03:26 PM

Macs for all of the reason Saint Nick pointed out and for all of the free apps I can't live with out.


If you try a Mac...if someone gave you a Mac, you'd almost NEVER use your PC. If the cost is what's scaring most people, I suggest you ask long time Mac users about customer service and how long they continue to use their old machines even after they buy a new one...over time, they pay for themselves over and over and over again.


It's well worth the money.

And AppleCare is by far the easiest and most reliable customer care service out there. You won't regret investing in it.



What exactly does AppleCare cover? I need something to cover if I drop it or something on it and stuff like that. Not if say the system burns out or something.


I agree, I know people who still uses the iMac G3 and the iBook clamshells... Macs are always good.

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Posted August 12, 2009 - 04:03 PM

I have a PC and probably always will be a PC user, but I'd like to have a Mac to on the side.

I'm not sure why, I just would. They are sexy.

#46 Bynumite17

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Posted August 12, 2009 - 04:20 PM

I have a PC and probably always will be a PC user, but I'd like to have a Mac to on the side.

I'm not sure why, I just would. They are sexy.


If you get one, you'll find out a billion more reasons to have one. You'd want another one after you have one.

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Posted August 12, 2009 - 04:21 PM

Eh, IDK. My friend had one and I lived with him for a summer. I'm pretty much pro with computers so I'm going to end up doing what I want how I want no matter what platform I'm using.

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Posted August 12, 2009 - 04:31 PM

No one platform can rule it all. The technology these days all spans across different platforms. PC, Mac, Linux/Unix etc. Flexibility is there of course.




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Posted August 12, 2009 - 08:55 PM

I'm a MAC kinda woman.

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Posted August 12, 2009 - 10:10 PM

What exactly does AppleCare cover? I need something to cover if I drop it or something on it and stuff like that. Not if say the system burns out or something.


I agree, I know people who still uses the iMac G3 and the iBook clamshells... Macs are always good.



All components (except the battery). If it breaks, they repair it...hard drive, dvd drive, screen, wireless, trackpad, keyboard...basically everything that would normally break on your computer at some point.


If it breaks and they can't fix it, they'll replace it...most cases, with a brand new computer.


If you drop something on it, you're on your own...I don't know many companies that's going to honor that kind of user liable damage...but if you DROP it, just send it in and tell them the case cracked...hopefully, they will do diagnostics and just fix it anyway.


Mac is the way to go...it does all of the things a PC does and more. BTW, the only thing I like about PCs is I can go to a store, buy all of the parts and put a PC together from scratch that will run XP or Vista immediately. Now that we have the HACKINTOSH software on the web, not only can I build a "Mac", I can triple boot OSX/Vista/Ubuntu all on the same rig!!!!!!!!



Go mac...you'll never look back.

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Posted August 13, 2009 - 06:13 AM

Why isn't there an option for both?

Each has it's pros and cons, mac's are very very good for some stuff and so are pc's, It's good to have different choices available.
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Posted August 13, 2009 - 08:43 AM

Mac - i do graphic design & music and for those needs it just works. haha seriously though never lose anything with speed even if i'm running illustrator, photoshop, firefox, itunes, garageband, etc. all at the same time.

Never had any issues with it at all.

plus if i ever really need to do something on windows i got boot camp ;)


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#53 Bynumite17

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Posted August 13, 2009 - 08:46 AM

I think it's too late to get AppleCare. I bought my Mac from an Apple worker's brother a couple months ago... :unsure:

It was brand new when I got it too...

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Posted August 13, 2009 - 08:54 AM

I think it's too late to get AppleCare. I bought my Mac from an Apple worker's brother a couple months ago... :unsure:

It was brand new when I got it too...


you can get apple care up to one year after..

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Posted August 13, 2009 - 12:42 PM

I needa get a MAC once college hits.

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Posted August 13, 2009 - 12:48 PM

Mac. I'm a designer. It's not even a competition to me.
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