What's so bad about a PC?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by generik, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. generik macrumors 601

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  2. clevin macrumors G3

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    they do have some points. such as, gamer shouldn't use Mac, not many great game for Mac.
    Data recovery problem, I heard Leopard will have a time machine, just not sure if it will be good enough.
     
  3. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    The gamer one is pretty funny too.

    I saw the ads a few months ago, they have me laughing everytime. I especially like the part when he says you can use the iMac as a boat anchor. ;) Or in the game one, when he lists Photoshop as a game, lol.
     
  4. generik thread starter macrumors 601

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  5. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    That was pretty funy. I recognise the angst and anger he felt. Of course in my case, you would have to replace the word Mac with PC.,( Of course, I had no experience with Mac OS prior to Tiger, so I don't know how valid his points may be on the older systems).
     
  6. generik thread starter macrumors 601

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    I think it is quite plausible, he was running the earlier versions of OSX on that old iMac!
     
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  8. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Those are all great, but it is true that gamers should use PCs.
     
  9. Chone macrumors 65816

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    I had the most fun watching the games one, the angry switch one was pretty good too, it didn't feel "cheap" heh and the worst thing is that its ture, even if macphiles won't want to admit it.
     
  10. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    I felt the dude's pain,Mac OS 8 & 9 were very trying sometimes, but my friends with pc's griped about windows more often and they were rebooting weekly!
     
  11. Chone macrumors 65816

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    Ehhh... I reboot my PowerBook G4 weekly... if not daily, it crashes and hangs like crazy... moreso than my quiet and calm PC rig :( macs are not all that they are posed to be :), however they are very good machines and OSX is definitely superior to WindowsXP, thats true but its not near as extreme as some users make it seem, also many WinXP complainers users use the operating system (WinXP) (and pardon the expression) like ignorant ********, no wonder, if you don't know how to use something, its obviously not going to work well...

    Okay thats all for my rant before I say something I might regret :)
     
  12. chosenwolf macrumors 6502a

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    Am I the only one on this site that has respect for PC's and thinks they are just as superior as MAC's? I own both a windows desktop machine and a mac portable and feel that it's best to have both around. Don't get me wrong, OS X is nice. However, all of the companies looking to hire someone in the tech field require that you have strong PC skills. Rarely do you see wanted ads seeking mac specialists. IMO, macs are good for someone who runs their own company and just needs a simple interface to keep track of things going on.
     
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    This video is old as hell, why does it keep becoming the point of new threads.
     
  14. Queso macrumors G4

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    There's something wrong with your setup. Kick off a thread in the OSX forum and see whether anyone here can help.
     
  15. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    That's not normal behavior at all. Sounds like your Mac has some sort of problem.

    As for the video, blah. It's old and honestly, I don't find it funny at all. Yeah, he may have been referring to the old Mac OS, but has he not used Windows 98? It was pretty crash prone, from what I remember of it. I haven't got a whole lot of experience with the Classic Mac OS, but I very seriously doubt it's as bad as Windows 98 or Windows Me.
     
  16. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Or huge media concerns in publishing, design etc. that order Macs by the truckload... ;)
     
  17. iVersa macrumors 6502

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    At the end of the day, find the guy today and give him a high spec'd mac running tiger and he will probably go and mac an anti-pc video ;)

    Edit - woah what a typo! I meant "go and MAKE an anti-pc video" hahaha mac will do
     
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    Very uneducated and extremely biased views on the Mac. Makes me mad!:mad:
     
  20. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn't use a Mac if that was all it was good for.

    But I do agree on some points. I am an engineer, my work day is spent on a PC running SolidWorks and the like. I could not be doing this on my Mac (unless I have an Intel one, but I don't think my work would want to buy a $2000 computer). It feels very much like work, nothing really enjoyable about the computer interface, just keeps me focused on what I have to do.

    When I get home, it is very relaxing to use my Mac. For personal use, I think a Mac is perfect for anyone. The amount and type of programs included really are what make the experience what it is. There is no way you can get the seamless integration that you get on a Mac anywhere else. Apple really tries to make then fit into peoples home lives and allow them to try their hand at many different creativity areas such as photo editing, movie editing, music creation and editing, even if they are all at the most basic forms. On a PC it is more like "here is the box, you figure out what goes in it". For some people that is great, but I like knowing everything works together and has a consistent feel and style.
     
  21. cube macrumors G4

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    That is not true. There's a lot of ads that only require Unix.
     
  22. Platform macrumors 68030

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    Seen this before, I laugh just as good every time :D
     
  23. elvirav macrumors member

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    The first video was vaguely familiar to me. Thought it was very funny. But I couldn't relate to anything he was talking about. I've never had such problems with my Macs. (And I've had a lot of them.)
     
  24. Dane D. macrumors 6502a

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    See this thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=223071
    Thats because PCs require constant care. If it wasn't for the Mac, the whole graphics industry would be still be using keylining and board paste-up for their work. As a graphic artist, Macs are much better. They handle the demands of layout apps, graphic apps and video with ease. The opinion of "a simple interface" is a slap in the face to whole Mac OS. It is "simple" because that is the way Macs were developed. Look at the history of the Mac, the first personal computer with a GUI, the first truely viable computer to create something on. You didn't need to be a "computer geek" to use one. The total integration the system was and is to maintain a system that does not require alot of attention by the user. It just works.
     

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