Get The Facts

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  1. GetTheFacts macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2006
    Hello. I am an ex-Mac user. And I have my reasons for being one. I want to share a few facts with you guys, and make a few things clear about Apple and Mac. :)

    Many people will be outraged at the facts that I post here, but they are the facts and they can't be changed. Feel free to try and disprove my facts it will be hard and will take a little manipulation of the facts.

    Hardware --

    A few important remarks and comparisons between the PC's and apples.

    -You can built your own PC, you cannot custom-make a mac.

    -90% of hardware upgrades come out for PC market first.

    -PC hardware is cheaper than mac hardware, which makes upgrades cheaper.

    -Macs can run only 10% of the software designed for all computer systems.

    -They're not compatible with many web sites.

    -Macs lag bedind in developement of applications. Prime example is iChatAV--it came out for mac in 2005, when PC's had video conferencing already in 1995.

    -In order to upgrade a mac, you need to buy rare 'mac compatible' hardware.

    -Maintaining apples is more expensive: apple technitians are on average 25% more costly.

    -- Price comparison

    Price of the computers is an important issue, especially to college students. Take a look at the comparison.

    MacBook Pro

    -15.4-inch TFT display with 1440x900 resolution
    -1.83GHz Intel Core Duo with 2MB shared L2 Cache
    -667MHz frontside bus
    -1GB (single SO-DIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    -100GB 5400rpm Serial ATA hard drive
    -Slot-load SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    -ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory

    price as of Feb 13, 2006:

    source of information and price:

    Dell Inspirion e1705

    -Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2400 (1.83GHz/667MHz FSB)
    -Operating System (Office software not included)
    -Genuine Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005
    -1GB3 Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz
    -80GB3 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
    -FREE!8x CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability
    -Anti-Virus/Security Suite (Pre-installed)
    -Trend Micro PC-cillin with AntiVirus and Spyware removal 36-months
    -Office Software (not included in Windows XP)
    -Microsoft Office Basic - Includes Word, Excel, and Outlook email
    -Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/g Mini Card (54Mbps4)
    -3 Year Limited Warranty5 plus 3 Year At-Home Service6 plus Nights and Weekend.

    price as of Feb 13, 2006:



    These two computers, one from Apple and another one from Dell have almost identical configuration, including even THE SAME PROCESSOR. Dell also includes free software and support, and extensive hardware, ex: wireless and so on. But the price is the main issue..... what can I say, apple's greedy.


    I will place more, but can you disprove of these facts? Obviously you can't because facts are facts. ;)
  2. kretzy macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2004
    Canberra, Australia
  3. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2004
    OS X. Case closed.

    As for your "facts", I'll allow one of the others to cerebrally assassinate you before this thread gets closed.
  4. GetTheFacts thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2006
    Go ahead. Give it your best shot. ;)
  5. dejo Moderator


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    Sep 2, 2004
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  6. GetTheFacts thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2006
    I am not going to lie to anyone and say that windows does not have its share of problems, but what I am going to say is that Mac does also and every Mac user should admit that. The Mac in my opinion is a lier. If I told you that Windows has no flaws then I would be lying, but it does not matter, Mac lies all the time to its consumers AKA fans. Mac claimed that it has no viruses or at least its fans did?

    What can I say, are Mac fans ready to pay the price for there mistakes or are they going to pay there way out?

    Here is A overview of both operating systems. This shows the ups and downs of both the operating systems.

    -- Windows XP

    This is the home version that comes on almost every laptop that is produced. There happens to be upgrades from Home to Profesional and so on.


    Its cost is $69.99 in local stores such as Best Buy or $75.00 over internet.

    It operates 90% of all computers.

    Windows Xp has the largest amount of software for a operating system (also the prices are much cheaper and has a huge range of freeware).

    Windows Xp is a very free operating system its very costumizable. It is very easy to use.


    Since Windows Xp is very free with the operating system it is very easy to get a virus, but if you get a very good virus protection you are safe from them to a extent(I have Windows Xp Home I have no viruses and I have only encountered a virus twice and because of my Virus protection it had no effect).

    Windows Xp tends to need more than 228mb ram (I recomend from 512mb-1gig ram to have a smooth semi crash free system).

    Here is the proof that Windows XP costs signifigantly less than Mac OS X

    -- Mac OS X


    This version Cost about $129 dollars and you get Classic and X. The operating system claims to be open source (which I don't believe because you have to pay a certain amount of money to create a software on the OS if you plan to sell it) You get the basic amount of software.

    You get the prestigue for paying so much for the OS.

    You get a nice GUI (I actually mean that, but you can get the same gui free for your PC).


    You pay too much.

    You don't have a wide range of software to show off.

    Your computer crashes often and you get powerful viruses.

    Macs also use alot of Ram they consume alot of power.

    Buy your self extra Ram


    Go ahead prove those wrong ;)
  7. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
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