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Mac vs PC? (bear with me)


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#1 heath-mcintire

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:58 PM

Hello all, I am about to get a new computer for my freshman year in college. I know this question is over asked, but i am having a tough time picking.
i currently use PC's I have several from HP to Dell to Toshiba to Sony on some i run windows on some i run ubuntu. for my school work i always use a windows machine though, i find it more compatible. I am not a big gamer, I love my music but hate itunes so much, even if i got a mac i would still use google music. It seems like everyone is getting a mac and says they are the best for college. So i plan to be a bus admin major and want to know if the programs would likely be compatible? I thing i hate about apple is there prices and that you have to buy adapters just to use a hdmi port or vga, and what if i want to use both?! it seems alot harder that what i do know, just sit down plug in the vga and done, no need to buy other adapters. so what do you think i should do? thank you for your help.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:18 AM

I would get a PC mainly because there are so many programs for Windows and it is far more cheaper to get a PC which is probably faster then the Mac. For music, you use Zune which has a great music service.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:00 PM

In reality, with macs, all your paying for is the Operating system, hardware wise their the same as a PC, they use the same memory standard, same Intel CPUs, etc. The macintosh Operating system is a bit more efficient and secure then windows is, though not as secure or efficient as most linux variants such as Ubuntu. If you like the macintosh OS then they may be worth buying, however if your comfortable with windows then I would save the extra money and buy a PC-you get the same hardware with a slightly less secure OS which you can make just as secure with third party software such as Comodo Firewall for half the price. And if you really needed the added performance and security and arnt afraid to put a little effort into it, use a linux distro such as Ubuntu or OpenSuSe, and outperform a mac.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:25 AM

Don't buy a Mac just because it's the popular thing to do. Too many people buy Macs for the status symbol and don't have a clue how to use them to their full potential.

Don't get me wrong, they are good computers. I wish I had one myself. But for those of us without bottomless pockets, a standard Windows-based PC is fine.
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