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Old 01-20-2011, 12:48 PM   #21 (permalink)
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My mom got a laptop PC last Christmas (just over 1 year ago) and she told me that she got her first "blue screen of death" the other day.

I won't miss that B.S. at all.... I love my Macbook. Had it for about 6 months now and it hasn't missed a beat.

You made a good choice fancy. You'll be adjusted in no time.
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:00 PM   #22 (permalink)
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actually i feel pretty good with it now. It was just the first hour of using it that gave me fits. I seem to have most of it figured out.

because this is still fresh in my mind i have kind of come to my own conclusion about the differences of the two machines. and that is that Macs intentionally do all the technical file operational stuff behind the scenes. This is something i initially had a hard time getting my head around.

I'm still in the process of trying to copy my all my music onto the macbook and this seems like a headache (just because i have so much of it). I'm thinking it's probably easiest to put all my mp3 folders and files on to an external harddrive and then just dragging it into itunes on the mac. If my assumptions are correct it's that itunes will automatically sort all the files into the correct areas based on their already existing id3 tags.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:00 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:25 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I'm planning on building a desktop PC over the summer. Why spend $1600+ on a Mac when you can build something that is nearly twice as powerful and customizable in several different ways for less than a grand.
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I'm planning on building a desktop PC over the summer. Why spend $1600+ on a Mac when you can build something that is nearly twice as powerful and customizable in several different ways for less than a grand.
I never understood why people say Apple is better, if PCs have better specifications and cost cheaper. If people solely want the Apple interface and applications, it's possible to download it for a regular PC.
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:46 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Mac users,

Please count how many virus's you have had since you have had your mac.

Also how many programs get registered in your registry making your cpu impossible to startup.

Twice as powerful? all depends on how you measure it. I love my mac, but I am not a mac fanboy by any stretch, I still have a blackberry.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:53 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Mac users,

Please count how many virus's you have had since you have had your mac.

Also how many programs get registered in your registry making your cpu impossible to startup.

Twice as powerful? all depends on how you measure it. I love my mac, but I am not a mac fanboy by any stretch, I still have a blackberry.
Couldn't have said it better
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:59 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I use and own both mac and Pc. the mac is hands down, 1,000,000 more enjoyable to use and just runs smoother than any PC i've ever had. Soooo happy i made the switch.
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I use and own both mac and Pc. the mac is hands down, 1,000,000 more enjoyable to use and just runs smoother than any PC i've ever had. Soooo happy i made the switch.
crispy. makes me warm inside when first-time mac users have that epiphany and turn the corner.
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i am continually frustrated my how awkward it is to do many things on my mac. i really want better access to file storage, for instance.

that said, i was far more frustrated by the constant problems i had with pc's over the years. my macs need very little maintenance. even my old one - 4 years old now - still has 95% of its original battery life and has never had any kind of virus or hardware issues. the new one (macbook pro) is a complete gem.

yes i pay more, but i gain all of that money back in the free time i don't need to spend maintaining my pc.
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:28 AM   #31 (permalink)
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the only thing i don't particularilly like about macs is iphoto. and by that i think it's OK. Just not that good.
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:30 AM   #32 (permalink)
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my buddy and i both bought laptops before we started school two years ago. i bought a mac for $1,400 and he bought a PC for $1,000. for the first year he ripped on me for spending the extra $400.

i worked my macbook liked a dog - constantly downloading music, movies and porn. i say porn because typically that's what fucks a lot of guys computers up. my buddy kept his PC fresh. didn't download music, movies, and only streamed his porn (boo).

at the start of second year his screen started randomly going pink for 5-10 minutes then would shut down. my mac was all good. he spent $600 to repair it, and i was now $200 up. two months later it caught a virus and wouldn't let him access the internet.

he bought a macbook last week. moral of the story: buy a fucking macbook before you want to throw your pc at a wall.
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I use and own both mac and Pc. the mac is hands down, 1,000,000 more enjoyable to use and just runs smoother than any PC i've ever had. Soooo happy i made the switch.
I have to agree. I don't have a Mac but my GF has one and it's a lot better imo. My next computer will be a Mac for sure.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:45 PM   #34 (permalink)
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One of my friends bought a Toshiba laptop during grad. school ... it worked pretty well for ~4 years ... no real issues ... until ONE MONTH before she was set to defend her Ph.D. thesis ... Blue Screen of Death galore. Galore. She spent 2 weeks and countless phone calls with my brother-in-law trying to fix it and ended up replacing it with a MacBook Pro because she would have had to replace the motherboard which would have cost her the same as buying a brand new Toshiba.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:52 PM   #35 (permalink)
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my latest mac is sucking large. I spent quite a lot on it (3500), and the logic board looks to be going on it, and I've only had it for 14 months. It's ridiculously unstable, and the screen often goes black without warning. It's my fourth mac, and can honestly say I'm a bit disappointed with the quality. All my previous ones were tanks, but this one showed signs after about four months. I took it in, and the tech just ran a diagnostic and did a re-install but the problem has persisted. It's now outside of the warranty and it's looking like I'm fucked because a new logic board ain't cheap.
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my latest mac is sucking large. I spent quite a lot on it (3500), and the logic board looks to be going on it, and I've only had it for 14 months. It's ridiculously unstable, and the screen often goes black without warning. It's my fourth mac, and can honestly say I'm a bit disappointed with the quality. All my previous ones were tanks, but this one showed signs after about four months. I took it in, and the tech just ran a diagnostic and did a re-install but the problem has persisted. It's now outside of the warranty and it's looking like I'm fucked because a new logic board ain't cheap.
3500? WTF, that's the downpayment i put down on my car. lol


I'll be damned if i ever spent that much for a computer. Well unless it was absolutely imperative for work or something important like that. Is it for work or school?
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:40 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I find that Apple has not escaped the need to drive down prices by forgoing quality. Quality was their calling card in the past - a seamless, user-friendly experience that could be counted on for a long time. Things just don't get made well, or made to last anymore, and Apple hasn't been left unscathed in the race to produce the cheapest crap. I'd still prefer macs, but I expect less. I expect very little of pretty much all consumer products. Walmart has seriously fucked us over. There doesn't appear to be any room on retail shelves for quality anymore. Materials and production are just shit to a large extent. I bought a coffee machine last month that has all the heft and craftmanship as an easy bake oven. Why should computers be any different?

I would recommend going PC if you know a lot about computers. If you want something that is easy to use and is specifically designed to work well with little need of knowing how, I'd go with a mac.

Apple once was all about the high-end big machines, but now I would guess that cling's experience might be common in the future as the smaller, post-desktop means of computing looks to be where they are putting all their eggs. And those types of goods can be somewhat excused for being disposable - we've been well-trained to see them that way.
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Not a fan of Mac's at all... Garbage PC I think.
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For me the difference is all in the software and the OS.

Windows is total balls. Mac OS on the other hand is great.
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3500? WTF, that's the downpayment i put down on my car. lol


I'll be damned if i ever spent that much for a computer. Well unless it was absolutely imperative for work or something important like that. Is it for work or school?
I'm a videographer/visual artist. I use it for work and school, pretty much. I went all in for a nice speedy processor.
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