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Should I stay Windows or go Mac?


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#1 dave74

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 12:20 AM

Hi everyone,

This is my question. I have always been a Windows guy and enjoyed playing around with many things in Windows. From the ability to run BackTrack in another partition to booting Tor, and even creating Html5, Css3 files.

Now I really am thinking of getting myself the MacAir 11 this Christmas and even though I have Googled and found out that there are many things that Mac can do I still don't know what to do.
I want to be able to crack Wpa, edit photos and graphics, use Tor and create webpages.

Should I stay with Windows or more to Mac?

Edited by dave74, 14 December 2015 - 12:48 AM.


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 12:22 AM

Exnay on the iratepay!


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 12:45 AM

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 12:46 AM

I would not mention pirated software, like ever.


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 12:47 AM

Ohh I will delete this post then. THAnks

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 12:48 AM

Ohh I will delete this post then. THAnks


Or edit :)

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 03:06 AM

Exnay on the kcarc paw.

 

 

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I want to be able to c***k W**, edit photos and graphics, use Tor and create webpages.

 

Have you considered Linux, Most of the software you will ever need is free from the repo's ? Its kinda like Mac only free and better.


Edited by NickAu, 14 December 2015 - 03:11 AM.


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 02:45 PM

An 11 inch screen is small to be doing graphics on it just has Intel HD Graphics 6000 which is not the best video to do graphics with.  Even in their ad Apple says it edits photos but even then that function is limited.  If you want a Mac then I would go with a 15 inch MacBook Pro.  If you are going to do pentesting then I would stick with Windows since you can boot the pentesting from an external device when needed. 



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Posted 16 December 2015 - 06:51 AM

...I want to be able to crack Wpa, edit photos and graphics, use Tor and create webpages.

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 07:04 PM

Aside from the pirating topic, I would never switch from Windows to Mac because Mac simply does not have as many features and Windows is much more widely supported hardware and software-wise. It is true that there is some software exclusively for Macs, but it does not make up for the fact that there is other great software not for Mac and that Macs need Mac-exclusive hardware that is more difficult to find and less common.


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Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:46 AM

As NickAU suggested, go with linux and if the computer is capable, put Windows on a VM.



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Posted 28 December 2015 - 12:38 AM

Macs offer a more straightforward approach to computing with fewer maintenance tasks wheras Windows PCs provide lots of flexibility and customization (with both hardware and software).

 

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 01:22 AM

 

Macs offer a more straightforward approach to computing with fewer maintenance tasks wheras Windows PCs provide lots of flexibility and customization (with both hardware and software).

I would rather see the OP on MAC than Windows.

Mac OS X and Ubuntu are cousins, Mac OS X being based off of FreeBSD/BSD, and Ubuntu being Linux based, which are two separate branches off of UNIX.

 

Windows on the other hand is the adopted stepchild with all sorts of  behaviour and social issues. :hysterical:


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Posted 28 December 2015 - 08:45 AM

Windows on the other hand is the adopted stepchild with all sorts of  behaviour and social issues. :hysterical:

 

Pretty good. I think that God-forsaken registry is one of the biggest behavior issues.



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Posted 01 January 2016 - 07:35 PM

Switch to Mac.  You won't have as many virus issues, and I've found it much easier to work on a Mac when something goes wrong than on a Windows machine.  I've had very few issues with Macs, and wish I could say the same for Windows.   






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