Puritan Board Junior
Ok guys. I've seen some debate here in the past, but I want a no-holds barred battle to the death: Which is better, PC or Mac?
Hey! Who said you could express an opinion here, Mr. Gray Hair? (heh, heh, snicker <runs away quickly>)I can't vote on this poll because I don't think that "better" isn't the right word to use between the two. Macs do their thing well. They hardly ever crash and have a better interface. PCs are more versatile, less expensive and more widely used. Macs have always been known as the choice of geeks while PC's are for the rest of us!
..Absolutely useless if you want to do anything other than graphics, work processing and email/internet.
I guess it comes down to what type of user you are. Wy would not have the faintest idea on how to download a linux app ported to OSX and install it. The Mac is perfect for her though as it doesnt crash, it runs Mac Office, and has a stable internet browser. Perfect for me because I dont have to do much maintenance on it....Why would you say that? Just about any program written for Linux has been ported to OS X. There's a huge wealth of software available.
Because much of the software I use is Open Source (browser, e-mail, word-processing, image-editing, etc.) . . and since it all works on 10.3.9, I'm fine with it. Anyway, it was my understanding that 10.5 will be coming out soon!Ken and Casey,
Why don't you guys upgrade to 10.4, Tiger? It's a stable OS, and the Spotlight feature is invaluable (I tried Google's Desktop for Mac -- the search engine -- but didn't like it).
In my experience, I am not sure that the price is really different if you factor in the value of time spent dealing with weird error messages, driver problems and the like. It sounds like you have not had problems, which is great. I have problems at home. Our PCs at work also have constant problems and they are run by EDS, which should know what its doing. Anyway, for those of us who do have problems, if you put a value on time, then PCs may not be so cheap after all.When I can get an Mac notebook for around $1200, equivilent to a PC in that price range, I'll become a staunch Mac guy. Until then, I'll stick with my WinXP machine. It's never once failed me. Macs are overpriced considering their practical deficiencies.