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:. PC verse MAC, let's settle it!
 
Which do you think is better?
PC [ 80 ]  [80.81%]
MAC [ 19 ]  [19.19%]
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Evilaussie
Posted on Sep 2 2007, 06:55 AM


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Which one out of the two do you prefer? As usual, i'll have to go with Windows. Why? Have a read here. But for those of you who want a tl;dr version, i'll cut it down for you;

Ease-of-use;

The PC has made huge progress from a crummy, substandard design that only a nerd could love to a decent user interface. In contrast, the Mac has made very little progress from a decent and restrained user interface to a decent and flashy user interface.

PC: 7/10 Apple: 7/10

Software

PCs certainly have more software than the Mac but what's important is whether the particular titles you want are available - and the Mac has most application areas well covered.

However, games are a different matter. The Mac has a number of titles but it's nowhere near as well catered for as the PC. More niche areas, such as voice recognition, are limited on the Mac. The voice-recognition package Dragon NaturallySpeaking, for example, is available only on the PC.


PC: 9/10 Apple: 7/10

Performance

The question of which platform is the fastest has always been contentious. Last year, for example, Adobe claimed PCs were faster than Macs by running After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop operations on both a single-processor Dell 2.53GHz Pentium 4 and a 1.25GHz dual-processor Power Mac G4. Apple, however, argued that the problem was with those particular applications and that some tasks could perform faster on a Mac with different software.

PC: 9/10 Apple: 8/10

Stability

Both XP and OS X crash less than previous versions but it's the latter that has the better reputation because it is based on the stable UNIX operating system

Macs are also more secure than PCs because most viruses are created for PCs. "Whereas there are tens of thousands of viruses for the PC platform, there are only hundreds of viruses for the Mac," says Paul Ducklin, head of technology at the anti-virus firm Sophos. However, Ducklin says virus writers may target Macs more as they increase in popularity, and that macro viruses, which work through Microsoft Office, work on both platforms.


PC: 6/10 Apple: 9/10

Style and design

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder but there's no doubt more attention was put into the iMac's design than into any desktop PC.

PC: 4/10 Apple: 9/10

Cost

Macs have a reputation for being expensive but this isn't necessarily so. For operating systems alone they're actually cheaper - OS X 10.2 costs $229 while Windows XP Home is $463. Comparing the cost of full desktop systems is harder, but if you're buying a brand-name PC you probably won't pay less. For example, the new 15-inch iMac (which was just announced at the time of writing) is $2299 while an Acer T300 with a 15-in LCD monitor and similar specs (that is, 256MB RAM and an 80GB hard-drive) is $2420.

PC: 9/10 Apple: 8/10

But after all that, i have to say the winner is ...

You'll have to read the article to find out...

haha, not really,

The Mac - but not by much. We've given it a score of 48 out of 60, while the PC received 45.




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PC's for me.

I like Maddox's view on the PC v MAC situation


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Posted on Sep 2 2007, 07:31 AM


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Lol 100% for pc (yes i know only 5 have voted) :J


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Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder indeed.

Taking too many points out of PC.

This can't be judged and PC will win.

I am happy with any design.
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Posted on Sep 2 2007, 08:01 AM


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We already knew the PC was more popular, there's no need to make a "poll" to confirm it.


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PC, just don't like the apple platform stuff.


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To give "Style and design" the same weight as "Performance" is silly. As is giving apple points for people not caring enough to create viruses for it.

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QUOTE (pigpower100 @ Sep 2 2007, 03:59 PM)
To give "Style and design" the same weight as "Performance" is silly. As is giving apple points for people not caring enough to create viruses for it.

So is the fact that the OP is basing its performance rating based on 4-year-old processors (actually, much older in the case of the G4), but you're not saying much on that, are you?


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Posted on Sep 2 2007, 09:28 AM


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I was forced to use a Mac for my college course, and needless to say; i quit the course after a month.

Mac's are so horrible to use but everyone has their own tastes i suppose.


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Well I guess I cheated.

I have an HP Pavillion Running MAC OSX


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Posted on Sep 2 2007, 11:20 AM


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it depends what you are using it for.

The PC is a batter games system than the mac. There are more applications for the PC. However, the mac is more stable and is much better for graphic design.

However, i have to give it to the PC, because the "I'm a mac and I'm a PC" commercials make me want to cut out both my eyes and use them to choke Steve Jobs to death.


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QUOTE (Evilaussie @ Sep 2 2007, 06:55 AM)
Which one out of the two do you prefer? As usual, i'll have to go with Windows. Why? Have a read here. But for those of you who want a tl;dr version, i'll cut it down for you;

Ease-of-use;

The PC has made huge progress from a crummy, substandard design that only a nerd could love to a decent user interface. In contrast, the Mac has made very little progress from a decent and restrained user interface to a decent and flashy user interface.

PC: 7/10 Apple: 7/10

Software

PCs certainly have more software than the Mac but what's important is whether the particular titles you want are available - and the Mac has most application areas well covered.

However, games are a different matter. The Mac has a number of titles but it's nowhere near as well catered for as the PC. More niche areas, such as voice recognition, are limited on the Mac. The voice-recognition package Dragon NaturallySpeaking, for example, is available only on the PC.


PC: 9/10 Apple: 7/10

Performance

The question of which platform is the fastest has always been contentious. Last year, for example, Adobe claimed PCs were faster than Macs by running After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop operations on both a single-processor Dell 2.53GHz Pentium 4 and a 1.25GHz dual-processor Power Mac G4. Apple, however, argued that the problem was with those particular applications and that some tasks could perform faster on a Mac with different software.

PC: 9/10 Apple: 8/10

Stability

Both XP and OS X crash less than previous versions but it's the latter that has the better reputation because it is based on the stable UNIX operating system

Macs are also more secure than PCs because most viruses are created for PCs. "Whereas there are tens of thousands of viruses for the PC platform, there are only hundreds of viruses for the Mac," says Paul Ducklin, head of technology at the anti-virus firm Sophos. However, Ducklin says virus writers may target Macs more as they increase in popularity, and that macro viruses, which work through Microsoft Office, work on both platforms.


PC: 6/10 Apple: 9/10

Style and design

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder but there's no doubt more attention was put into the iMac's design than into any desktop PC.

PC: 4/10 Apple: 9/10

Cost

Macs have a reputation for being expensive but this isn't necessarily so. For operating systems alone they're actually cheaper - OS X 10.2 costs $229 while Windows XP Home is $463. Comparing the cost of full desktop systems is harder, but if you're buying a brand-name PC you probably won't pay less. For example, the new 15-inch iMac (which was just announced at the time of writing) is $2299 while an Acer T300 with a 15-in LCD monitor and similar specs (that is, 256MB RAM and an 80GB hard-drive) is $2420.

PC: 9/10 Apple: 8/10

But after all that, i have to say the winner is ...

You'll have to read the article to find out...

haha, not really,

The Mac - but not by much. We've given it a score of 48 out of 60, while the PC received 45.

Wow... I've actually read that article and used in debates in the past. Weird. But PCs are better. The only reason Macs won in that article was because they looked pretty which is a stupid reason to buy or favor a computer. Not only is it an opinion that varies completely from person to person, you should buy your computer to use it, not look at it and marvel at how smooth, curvey, white, and futuristic looking it is.


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Take style and design out and PC wins. Style doesn't matter, while the rest of the stuff does.

Even if it did and Macs were rated better, I would still go PC. The fact that macs cant play many games is a deal breaker for me.


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I've got both, but 90 percent of what I do is on my Macbook. Besides lack of games and cost, nobody's been able to articulate real reasons why PCs are superior. I've had crippling issues with XP, and especially SP2 in terms of compatibility. Even now, why buy a PC with Vista? Vista emulates huge portions of OSX, so they're essentially the same in a core sense.


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QUOTE (The Andel Provinces @ Sep 2 2007, 12:32 PM)
I've got both, but 90 percent of what I do is on my Macbook. Besides lack of games and cost, nobody's been able to articulate real reasons why PCs are superior. I've had crippling issues with XP, and especially SP2 in terms of compatibility. Even now, why buy a PC with Vista? Vista emulates huge portions of OSX, so they're essentially the same in a core sense.

Those are the only reasons I need.


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QUOTE (mastab @ Sep 2 2007, 06:26 PM)
Wow... I've actually read that article and used in debates in the past. Weird. But PCs are better. The only reason Macs won in that article was because they looked pretty which is a stupid reason to buy or favor a computer. Not only is it an opinion that varies completely from person to person, you should buy your computer to use it, not look at it and marvel at how smooth, curvey, white, and futuristic looking it is.

There's a lot more to design than that. How many PCs do you just plug in the mouse and keyboard and it works? How many PCs can you think of that take up less than twice the amount of space as an iMac? How many equivalent PC notebooks have even half the battery life of the MacBooks?

It's more than just being pretty.


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QUOTE (Doitzel @ Sep 2 2007, 10:44 AM)
There's a lot more to design than that. How many PCs do you just plug in the mouse and keyboard and it works? How many PCs can you think of that take up less than twice the amount of space as an iMac? How many equivalent PC notebooks have even half the battery life of the MacBooks?

It's more than just being pretty.

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PCs and btw, this topic reminded me of this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtCJHyFhB48

PCs are generally better and there's much more you can do with them. Macs are just macs. PCs are just generally better, plus they own much more of the market. But that's just my 2 cents.


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QUOTE (Doitzel @ Sep 2 2007, 12:44 PM)
There's a lot more to design than that. How many PCs do you just plug in the mouse and keyboard and it works? How many PCs can you think of that take up less than twice the amount of space as an iMac? How many equivalent PC notebooks have even half the battery life of the MacBooks?

It's more than just being pretty.

Any PC with XP or Vista. Hell, even some updated 98 PC's can read plug and play keyboards and mouses. I saw a computer at Best Buy that was far superior to the one I have now, and the entire computer was smaller than my current monitor. I built a laptop with twice the battery of a MacBook, unfortunately, I needed an external hard drive.

BTW, my comp is only a year old


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