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SolMiester
24-08-2010, 03:55 PM
Good laugh.....to combat those pretty boy Mac owners!
apple sux (http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/216778,32-reasons-why-pcs-are-better-than-macs-are-they-still-true-in-2010.aspx)

Snorkbox
24-08-2010, 03:58 PM
Oh lord. Not another of those divisive threads!!

Far more useful to simply let people use whatever they want.

Chilling_Silence
24-08-2010, 04:29 PM
I want 17-32.

Mostly, I agree with the Jon dude who's bashing the Mac, even though I purchased a brand spankin new Macbook in April (Just 2 weeks before the updated line came out I'll admit -- So he was wrong there).

Still, there's a *lot* of truth to his words

pctek
24-08-2010, 05:07 PM
A better link:
http://www.pcauthority.com.au/Feature/92605,32-reasons-why-pcs-are-better-than-macs.aspx

I agree with:

3 - Thousands of decent games
“I was designed for the home,” scream the Mac ads. You were? Then how come you’ve got such a poor bunch of games? At the time of writing, the top-selling Mac games on Amazon.com were World of Warcraft (yawn), Crazy Machines: The Wacky Contraptions Game (What the?!) and The Sims II – a two-year-old title designed for loners who need imaginary friends to compensate for the lack of actual people in their pitiful lives. Want the adrenaline-filled 3D action and spectacular graphics of Rainbow Six: Vegas? Or, a spin round the track at high-velocity in a beautifully rendered Porsche in Test Drive Unlimited? Want to revisit a seminal classic such as Half-Life 2? Sorry, you can’t. Computer says no. That’s not to mention the fact that the PC has a near-monopoly on all the decent graphics hardware. And even if you did want to upgrade your Mac’s graphics, you probably couldn’t anyway. “Nvidia graphics options for Apple desktops and notebooks can only be purchased through Apple or as Apple update kits,” warns Nvidia’s website. If you’re even halfway serious about gaming, you need a PC.

and

6 - Custom-made systems
Gaming PCs, video workstations, media centres, digital photo PCs, build-your-own, mini-chassis, midi-towers, business PCs… need we go on? There are dozens of different desktop PC configurations that can be fine-tailored with thousands of specialist components to meet a buyer’s requirements. How many flavours do Mac desktops come in? Three. Mac mini, iMac and Mac Pro. If none of those meets your needs, take a hike.

The open architecture of the PC platform, on the other hand, gives you access to an immense range of configurations, enabling you to tailor a PC to your needs without wasting money on capabilities you won’t use. It also means you can make modular upgrades, such as fitting a new CPU and motherboard without having to replace your existing graphics card and hard drives. Try that with an iMac.

John H
24-08-2010, 05:07 PM
Good laugh.....to combat those pretty boy Mac owners!
apple sux (http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/216778,32-reasons-why-pcs-are-better-than-macs-are-they-still-true-in-2010.aspx)

Yawn. Get a life.

SolMiester
24-08-2010, 05:15 PM
Yawn. Get a life.

LOL, from a guy who lives in.........Woodend!...LMAO!

Lighten up John...Its posted in jest!

SolMiester
24-08-2010, 05:16 PM
A better link:
http://www.pcauthority.com.au/Feature/92605,32-reasons-why-pcs-are-better-than-macs.aspx


Whats wrong with my link PCT?

plod
24-08-2010, 05:35 PM
Whats wrong with my link PCT?
PCteks link is now 3 years old

SolMiester
24-08-2010, 05:45 PM
Mine has been updated, so who's is the better link?

Snorkbox
24-08-2010, 05:54 PM
Looks like you just want an argument.

pctek
24-08-2010, 06:30 PM
Mine has been updated, so who's is the better link?

Yes yours is newer but the original showed all 32 reasons. That's all........

goodiesguy
24-08-2010, 07:14 PM
SolMiester, thank you for posting that link. it will help me greatly :)

Chilling_Silence
24-08-2010, 07:21 PM
I don't care either way. The hardware is damn nice, and you pay a premium for it, but the 8 hour battery life is closer to realistic than any other netbook (3 hours) I've seen.

Still, the OS has some weird inconsistencies compared with windows. Things like resizing a window from any corner, full-screening, finder has some flaws to say the least ... She mentions Mac OSX was made for Hotkeys, well you press Enter to go into a folder that you've selected (Logical, right?) and it goes to rename the folder!!! Retarded much? Instead you have to press Command + O to "Open" it.... :p

The Error Guy
24-08-2010, 07:27 PM
My Mac is better (not)

A) I have no BSOD... instead I have a spinning coloured wheel of death (SCWOD) Believe me. when that thing starts, you're gonna be there a while.

B) There is no "i" in Mac

C) I am really a notebook in disguise

E) The alphabet can be anyway I want it to be

D) I Can't understand Cyrillic, I have a terminal that has impossible to work out commands and a fancy scrolly thing that is NOT a task/super/uber bar

lakewoodlady
24-08-2010, 07:27 PM
SolMiester, thank you for posting that link. it will help me greatly :)

Who, in all honesty wants to read the 32 reasons? And, does Microsoft even care? Each to his/her own I say! Mac is Mac and MS Windows is MS Windows. Have a love/hate relationship with both, they are all PC (personal computers). Which came first, the Apple or the dumpling?

LL :sleep:sleep:sleep

Nomad
24-08-2010, 08:06 PM
Well .. PCs do sell more quantities than Mac. But then again those are not custom built PCs, they are supermarket PCs.

But in terms of the avg Joe and Jane out there, they don't need the best performance, the best buck, the most elaborate modifiable system. They just need simplicity and that it does the job and looks v enticing.

Some people may say it's silly but there are many luxury brands of stuff that does v well which are v basic items, think food, drinks or clothing.

Erayd
24-08-2010, 08:36 PM
...I have a terminal that has impossible to work out commands...It's just bash, and most of the common unix utilities are there (although depending on which version of OSX you have, a few of them have been renamed). Where are you running into problems?

Digby
24-08-2010, 08:50 PM
Years ago I used to sell PC's and was very annoyed with schools going for Mac, as I used to tell them that when their students went home there would be a PC there or if they got a job they would be using a PC, unless they were a graphic designer.

(But Macs do look cool and they have very small keyboards)

Windows etc has problems, but they are always solveable.

The Error Guy
24-08-2010, 09:08 PM
It's just bash, and most of the common unix utilities are there (although depending on which version of OSX you have, a few of them have been renamed). Where are you running into problems?

The problem is me hardly using an apple. only for seeing how long I can screw with it before it tells me to jog on and dies.

Safari
24-08-2010, 09:10 PM
I don't care either way. The hardware is damn nice, and you pay a premium for it, but the 8 hour battery life is closer to realistic than any other netbook (3 hours) I've seen.

Still, the OS has some weird inconsistencies compared with windows. Things like resizing a window from any corner, full-screening, finder has some flaws to say the least ... She mentions Mac OSX was made for Hotkeys, well you press Enter to go into a folder that you've selected (Logical, right?) and it goes to rename the folder!!! Retarded much? Instead you have to press Command + O to "Open" it.... :p

I thought it would be more logical to just double click on the selected folder to open it.
Or right click on it (Control click) to get the options

Safari
24-08-2010, 09:24 PM
The problem is me hardly using an apple. only for seeing how long I can screw with it before it tells me to jog on and dies.

You need to know something about Unix to use the terminal although there should not be any reason to use it normally
There is a help menu with terminal open which gives you what you need to know.

If you get a program not responding (spinning disk) do a force quit.
Press Command + Option + Esc simultaneously and quit the program not responding.