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#1 silverpl105

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 09:45 PM

Which do you prefer pc or mac? Personally I use pc, a notebook and desktop, most of time I play games on desktop.
PC vs. Mac
So whatís your choice?

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 08:43 AM

Ive never used a Mac so id have to say PC.

Although i do like Mac's for the simplicity and style :thumbsup:
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 10:55 PM

depends, the old macs that used the powerpc architecture were definetly better, but when apple made the dumb decision to switch to intel CPUs you might as well buy a PC. if you want mac you can install it no problem on a regular PC. the standard processors really are a downgrade from powerPC technology. Personally, I like PCs with Linux on it. yaaaa!

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 11:35 PM

The cost of a MAC is beyond,of what a lot of people can afford.
Most stay at home,Mums and Dads are stuck with their PC.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 02:29 PM

Iíve been using a PC since 1990 or so. I use it in my small business. I mostly use word, quickbooks, some Windows paint files. The crashes before XP were mind numbingly stressful. Currently I am running a Dell Optiplex with XP home SP2. I did have a malware issue about a year ago with this machine. Bleepingcomputer came to the rescue. I have been tempted to try a Mac due to the rarity of malware problems. Still a bit up in the air though. I hear that there is no direct Mac version of Paint. Unfortunately the limits or differences would probably not be completely apparent until I actual start using one.
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 07:37 PM

I'm a PC, just not a Windows PC. Mac is nice but I need (read as "like") to change components when it suits me not just buy a whole new computer to play a game or run a program beyond my current specs.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 09:46 PM

Most people are pc users, mac are expensive.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 11:08 PM

PC. Apple computers are good for music movies and Pictures. Also editing. PC you can do all that and a whole lot more. Games extensive hardware additions. PC has a huge library of devices that work hand in hand without having to buy just an apple made product to work on it.
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 11:10 PM

PC, Mac... Meet Linux
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:16 AM

Im a PC, but I would certainly like to try Mac, but I heard Linux is the best..
Who said I couldn't have everything?

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 02:31 AM

May I clear the air?

PCs are personal computers. This includes Mac, Linux, and Windows.

If I had to answer, I would say Windows/Linux.

They are both good. I don't mind Mac, just because it is a little weird!

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 06:19 PM

I'm a PC person, running Linux.

I installed OSX in VMware once. Not impressed.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 06:30 PM

I really do not understand why would anybody buy a MAC at all? Standard PCs are just so great, there is lot of freeware for it, and it is definitely cheaper. And there is not Bleepingcomputer forum for infected MACs, or is it? :-)

I saw many people buying an Ipod first, getting in love with it, and then buying a MAC second. MAC gadgets are addictive, THAT is another a reason to stay away from it.

I have a question tho: can you install the MAC operating system on a normal PC on the second partition. So to say have a PC hardware and MAC software?
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Posted 28 February 2009 - 06:45 PM

I have a question tho: can you install the MAC operating system on a normal PC on the second partition. So to say have a PC hardware and MAC software?

It is possible, but a violation of Apple's EULA. Bleeping Computer prohibits the discussion of methods which circumvene copyright, copy protection, or Licensing Agreements (Rules).


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Posted 28 February 2009 - 06:49 PM

Oh, but that is good to know, that Apple does not want its OS to be installed on standard PCs.

Actually, I was thinking that if Apple would allow their OS to be installed on standard PCs, it would be a real competition to Windows.

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