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#1 MGBY

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 11:21 AM

HEY GUYS: I am pondering on acquiring MacBook Pro in the future or should I say migrating to a MAC world thats very foreign to me. I just wonder does many BCFORUM members use MAC, and what has your experience been like since you changed to MAC or has always used MAC? Do you like it or dislike it, and why or why not? OR, if you are like me considering changing to MAC, WHY? Your feed backs sure will help me out . Thank You. MGBY.


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Posted 03 October 2006 - 03:21 PM

I haven't touched a Mac since 1988, and don't have the desire to try it again.

That being said, I'd assume that it's sorta like switching to Linux. It'll be hard at first, but once you get used to it it should be easy to use.
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Posted 03 October 2006 - 05:44 PM

The problem with a Mac is that relatively few people use them which means it's harder to get non-factory support, there are fewer available programs, they cost considerably more, and although they are superior for some types of usage they don't have some abilities that pcs do.

The determining factor is what are you going to use it for?

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 08:48 PM

Check out these topics:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/61307/thinking-of-getting-a-mac;-never-used-one/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/26305/mac-vs-pc/

In the first topic (post #9) I reported on the experiences several family members have had with their Macs.

For the record I got my first PC in 1987 and the Macs of that day were unusable, agonizingly slow, ridiculously expensive. But things have changed. Unless you're a gamer the Mac is well worth your consideration.

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 09:06 PM

Yeah, macs can be nice if you're just using it for graphics or writing, but compare that to the pc/pc laptops where you can play games better, get better support, etc. AND they cost MUCH less. I say stick with pc if thats what your used to.

Its all a matter of personal opinion though...they're both good.

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 09:58 PM

Nothing beats Mac when it comes to graphics, so if that's what you'lll be doing, I'd highly recommend a Mac. Otherwise, I ahve to agree with everyone else-stay with PC's.

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 08:44 AM

Primarily, I am considering MAC for graphic purpose and the fact that MAC is less prone to attacks is also a crucial influencing factor as well. I love PC and have become an addict to it. I know both are very good technology, but MAC has its advantage in graphic application. And, of course the drawbacks being it is not easy to use and its support are scarce are very troubling. Learning to use it is not much of an obstacle, but the lack of support is a big issue with me. Thanks much for everybody's feedbacks, they are invaluable indeed. I sure will checkout those facilitated sites by you guy, and I am sure they will add insight to my understanding of MAC as to whether I really want to go with MAC. Most appreciated as always for the support . YOYO. :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 01:00 PM

I'm on a Photoshop course, and we've been using Macs. I didn't find them that hard to get into, and in many ways OS X is superior to Win XP. I must admit that the first couple of hours in front of a Mac had me feeling lost, but it is actually a really good GUI, and I quickly started to find my way around after that.
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 02:23 AM

Mr Alpha: You said in many way OS X is superior than Window XP, can you please expound on this? Thanks. YOYO. :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 03:54 AM

It has the dashboard, a thingy full of small programs (like weather, rss and such) which is nice. Microsoft is imitating them in this regard with the sidebar in Windows Vista. It has a lovely indexed search. The columns view is great for navigating the folder structure. I love Hot Corners, where you can assign functions to the corners of the screen which will activate when moving the mouse to the corner. And OS X looks great.
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 04:19 PM

Primarily, I am considering MAC for graphic purpose and the fact that MAC is less prone to attacks is also a crucial influencing factor as well.


I've also been thinking of getting a Mac, mainly because as I understand it they have a far more stabe OS than anything put out by Windows and also because they're far less prone to Malware attacks.

Right now I have an embarrassing number of anti-Malware programs in my PC and it seems I spend much of my time keeping them updated and running scans.

Does anyone know if it's true that Mac users don't have to endure this sort of hassle and constant worry about being taken out by a virus?

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 05:50 PM

PC > Mac.........

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 06:11 PM

The Macbook Pro is a very superior laptop. I would definately suggest getting it.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 07:22 PM

DEtox: Do you use Macbook Pro/ In what way it is a superior laptop?? Can you share your experience to enable all of us to learn from you? Thanks. YOYO. :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 07:47 PM

Interesting take on the real-world magnitude of Mac security threats in this article.




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