Mac vs PC! Redux!

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by etexas, Feb 23, 2009.

Mac vs PC

Poll closed Dec 23, 2012.
  1. Macintosh!!!!!!!

    51 vote(s)
  2. PC........

    51 vote(s)
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  1. cbryant

    cbryant Puritan Board Freshman

    If you use Intel hardware with Linux OS you're 1/2 way to being a mac user (Mac's now use intel chips and the kernel in the Mac OS is unix based).

    I just upgraded my Macbook to Mac OS 10.5.6. Like the new time machine application, now if my HD goes bad I can get my data back.
  2. ColdSilverMoon

    ColdSilverMoon Puritan Board Senior

    The Puritans would have used that's good enough for me!:pilgrim:
  3. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

    Now here is proof positive! Our PB Harvard Gal is in our Mac camp!:cool::up:
  4. Claudiu

    Claudiu Puritan Board Junior

    Mac user here a few months ago, and for a photography person and college student, it suits my needs and have no problems with it. I love it.

    Also have the iPhone, so I guess I am more on the Apple side for now.
  5. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

    As it should be, as it should be!:)

    -----Added 2/23/2009 at 09:20:59 EST-----

    Mike I hope you are being tongue in cheek, Apple was selected as a tribute to Job's favorite band....The Beatles, they used an Apple logo for their recordings, the ONLY reason Apple computers used an Apple with a missing bite was to avoid legal conflict. (Which happened anyway, but thats another story.):confused:
  6. OPC'n

    OPC'n Puritan Board Doctor

    I didn't vote because I'm really torn on this one! I have both and I can operate my pc like a pro. My macbook is a different story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so frustrated with it, but I haven't given up hope because of all the good things I'm hearing about it. IT IS SO DIFFERENT! And I'm not good at change! Someone here is trying to help me...we'll see if it soaks into my brain! The one thing that completely irritates me is that I cannot use Messenger or Skype on my mac but can on my pc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrr!
  7. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

    OK....gonna help you....juggle both....when one falls vote on the one in your hand.:smug: (sorry)
  8. OPC'n

    OPC'n Puritan Board Doctor

    Is that a real sentence...cuz I don't get what you're saying. :think:
  9. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

    Juggle the PC and the Mac and.............(never-mind).
  10. OPC'n

    OPC'n Puritan Board Doctor

    my mac has a camera and mic and my pc doesn't I DON'T WANT TO JUGGLE! I'm very spoiled and want what I want! So do you have a mac and thus answers for me? :D
  11. Grymir

    Grymir Puritan Board Graduate

    My Dell has a 6.5 hr battery life. Easily goes that long. I'm a PC person. No viruses either. Never had. Zone alarm internet security suite does the job. I'm Mircosoft compliant too! XP pro, Explorer, Word, Window media player, even Mircosoft Flight Sim. It's the way to go. Like's my Star Trek stuff too! It's all set up to look and act like a computer from Star Trek. That's the way to go.
  12. Zenas

    Zenas Snow Miser

    Grymir, you're repressed technologically.

  13. Jesus is my friend

    Jesus is my friend Puritan Board Junior

    I have to vote PC only because we cannot afford to purchase a Mac or even a PC for that matter,this one was given us as a gift and I am thankful that we have a computer and it works and can come here with it.Maybe someday we can choose a computer we want but until then, PC
  14. Hamalas

    Hamalas whippersnapper

  15. Beth Ellen Nagle

    Beth Ellen Nagle Puritan Board Senior

    I am PC and Windows Vista and I don't care what ya'll think. :p:D

    I own a desktop and laptop and am upgrading my desktop soon.
  16. Grymir

    Grymir Puritan Board Graduate

    The last time I used an Apple was an Apple ][+. Years and years ago.
  17. Mushroom

    Mushroom Puritan Board Doctor

    Mac is so ridiculously proprietary that only those with a bottomlees bank account would even glance at them. or those who want to 'fake it 'til you make it'. Do you still have to take 'em to an authorized repair center (double-speak for rip-off joint) to get a bad drive replaced? Last Mac I had the floppy drive went bad (yeah, that long ago) and if it'd been a PC it'd have been a $35 repair, but since it was a Mac, it would have run $240 at the repair center. The Mac wound up in the dumpster. Steve Jobs doesn't need to rip me off to buy a new set of tires for his Rolls.
  18. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    Never had one. My hair is a regulation taper. Well, what's left of it is.
  19. ExGentibus

    ExGentibus Puritan Board Freshman

    Mac user since 1997...
  20. rgray

    rgray Puritan Board Freshman

    I'm a PC.

    Yes I've had viruses... yes I've had to format entire hard drives and start from scratch... Yes I've experienced my share of the "blue screen of death" but would I ever switch?

    No way.

    for a few reasons.

    1) cost
    2) flexibility... I've been frustrated every time I use a Mac because there are fewer ways of accessing info or completing tasks. (no right click??? never mind the middle scroll button)
    3) proprietary nature of macs: I like the freedom of the PC and while the Mac is more esthetically pleasing in one sense, there is room for more creativity in a PC in that anyone can develop and create programs and platforms for the PC if they have the means and capability. S. Jobs is like the soup Nazi on Seinfeld, his product is the best tasting, but don't stray from his rules or else

  21. Scottish Lass

    Scottish Lass Puritan Board Doctor

    Never had a virus and I've always had a PC/Windows--I even mostly like Vista. They make pretty good free programs for that stuff nowadays, you know.

    Mac lost me when they built the version with no on/off switch.
  22. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder

    Sarah, come back to the dark side ... come back to the PC ... the operating system is strong with this one...

  23. JTDyck

    JTDyck Puritan Board Freshman

    PCs are for Protestants, of course. Some of you may remember this classic essay by the RC writer Umberto Eco from 1994. I admit it is somewhat dated: it goes back to a time when Windows was fairly new and more obviously connected to DOS. But it is fun, nevertheless.

  24. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

    OK , Sarah I shall help you! Vote's the right thing to do.:judge:
  25. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    Ditto! ;)
  26. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

    See. Sarah this is emblematic of Mac, making life easier!:cool:
  27. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    Sarah, oh Sarah, check your messages. . .
  28. Thomas2007

    Thomas2007 Puritan Board Sophomore

    Cost is relative, productivity is more important and over the lifetime value is tremendously, even fractionally less expensive than Windows.

    Well, plug in a mouse with a right click, it's not that hard.

    Ah, the ole "free will" argument aye? That is what all boils down to, the PC/Windows defense can only really go to one place - Arminianism. :lol:

    The greatest thing about being a Mac user, though, is being able to tell all of your Windows using friends that, "I'm sorry, I can't help you I don't know anything about Windows!" :smug:
  29. Mushroom

    Mushroom Puritan Board Doctor

    yeah, that 'cool quotient' is definitely a huge plus! :cool:

    Hence the ponytail rule.
  30. rgray

    rgray Puritan Board Freshman

    If as a Windows user I am a semi-palagian, does that make the linux user a full blown Palagian? :think:
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