Good and Bad about Mac and Windows

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  1. MatLane macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2008
    England, United Kingdom
    3 GOOD things about Windows

    3 Bad things about Windows

    3 GOOD things about Mac

    3 BAD things about mac

    Fill out if you wish share your thoughts!

    Good about windows:

    : Good for gaming!
    : Better version of Skype, Windows Live Messenger
    : Some VST plugins for cubase and other music creation software only available for windows.

    Bad about Windows:

    :Not very user friendly

    Good About Mac:

    :Better looking Desktop (Docks, icons Ect.)
    :Better security and more reliable.
    :Faster and has some amazing software!
    *must add a 4th hehe*
    :Logic studio, garageband!

    :Not very good for gaming, but is getting better ! (Then again you can run windows on it as well and game but you know what i mean.)

    Jesus i'm struggling to find bad!? help ;-)
  2. odinsride macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    I'll play along...

    3 GOOD things about Windows
    - Gaming (sorry that's all I can think of)

    3 Bad things about Windows
    - More prone to Viruses, Malware, etc
    - Vista (no explanation needed)
    - Interface (especially in Vista) holds you back from getting a lot of things done

    3 GOOD things about Mac
    - UI is very efficient for multitasking
    - Great Pro Apps available for Photography (Aperture) & Music (Logic)
    - Unix Based kernel

    3 BAD things about Mac
    - Hardware is usually outdated
    - Limited Gaming options
  3. kornyboy macrumors 68000

    Sep 27, 2004
    Knoxville, TN (USA)
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    Good for windows:
    CAD software

    Bad for Mac:
    No CAD software (at least not mainstream software)

    This eliminates all desire for engineering firms to have macs even though you can run windows on a mac.
  4. kevkev macrumors member


    Sep 22, 2008
    Ok here goes -

    3 Good things about windows.

    - Gaming
    - Cheap
    - Familiar

    3 Bad things about windows

    - Unreliable
    - Unattractive
    - Unsafe

    3 Good things about mac

    - High quality and Stylish
    - Friendly to use
    - Great community of owners

    3 Bad things about mac

    - Once you buy one, you want to replace all your computers with macs
    - No 3DS Max (not really Apples fault, and i have fusion)
    - Lack of games

  5. MatLane thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2008
    England, United Kingdom

    I will be buying a notebook first, but i really want to upgrading my Desktop too!

    Money money moneyyyy ;(

    Ill buy my notebook and wait till my desktop goes up in flames (which will be soon :_(((((((((((((((( )
  6. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

    May 5, 2008
    Mainland Europe
    3 good things about Windows

    >Interface / workflow
    >Range of available software
    >Available on a wide range of rigs

    3 bad things about Windows

    >The hassle with anti spyware / virus software
    > Ugly color choices for customizing Vista
    > Internet Explorer (Which completely fails as a modern browser) & That you can't uninstall it

    3 good things about Mac

    >Easy program install / uninstall
    > No hassle with anti virus / spyware software
    > Nice looking borders around windows, and menu.

    3 bad things about Mac

    >slsk for mac is a disaster.
    >I don't like the candy'd up dock on Leopard. (Don't like the dock at all, actually)
    > Terrible Flash performance
    > Limited choice of hardware.

    (Sorry, I made that 4 things there... but those just needed saying, in my opinion)

    EDIT: Lol @ the poll results.
  7. SilentGreg macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2008
    University City, Philadelphia, PA
    Agreed 100%. But I think Flash on the Mac is just fine. :confused:
  8. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

    May 5, 2008
    Mainland Europe
    Really? I experienced hacked playback on flash games and youtube seems to run more smoothly on my PC, but then I watch out for smooth playback so maybe I'm a bit paranoid in that respect.
  9. PowerPCG6anyone macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2009
    foolproof apple winner

    when apple includes software to run all windows applications (including games) out of the box (hopefully 10.8) there will be nothing system related that windows users can brag about.

    Imagine gaming on a 16 core nehalem mac pro with FOUR NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 running FOUR 30" cinema displays
  10. djellison macrumors 68020

    Feb 2, 2007
    Pasadena CA
    Depending on your definition of system - they will. Mac's will still be far more expensive than equiv PC hardware. Why would someone throw away more money than necessary on a machine just to run a different OS to run the same Apps? For some people, believe it or not ( and I times, I find this ) - OSX is frustrating as hell. Some of it's design decisions aid productivity and some, really, do not.

    Cheap hardware
    DIY systems
    Software availability

    Driver problems
    Anti Virus required
    No Keynote.

    Multitouch trackpad

    Overly expensive
    Poor hardware design decisions
    Poor GIS options.
  11. Melrose Suspended


    Dec 12, 2007
    + Windows
    • Broad range of supported apps
    • Need For Speed
    • Ummm...

    - Windows
    • Insecurity
    • OS degeneration
    • Clunky UI & Interoperability
    • Oh dang, I'm limited to just three....

    + Macintosh
    • Stability, Security & Reliability
    • OS Speed
    • Document & window handling (I guess the general UI interactivity)

    - Macintosh
    • Lack of broad installation (but I don't need any Windows apps anyway so I guess it's moot)
    • Lack of Need For Speed
    • ... I honestly can't think of No. 3
  12. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Good about windows:

    + Lots of software available
    + No worries about compatibility
    + Improved since Millennium Edition

    Bad about Windows:

    - Lots of viruses
    - Unstable
    - Not as efficient of a workflow

    Good About Mac OS X:

    + Very efficient workflow
    + No viruses
    + Nice looking interface and logical layout

    Bad About Mac OS X:

    - Not as much (bad) software
    - Not as compatible
    - Doesn't make me breakfast
  13. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2008
    Good about windows:
    -widely known, easy to find IT support (even if rarely needed with mac)
    -start menu

    Bad about windows: (just three, I have a bajillion nitpicks
    -horrible UI in all respects
    -installing/uninstalling apps annoying and isn't as likely to work
    -loooooong startup times

    Good about mac os x: (again, I could go on forever)
    -beautiful UI in all respects
    -great out-of-box selection (especially iLife)
    -dock (I couldn't live without it!)

    Bad about mac os x:
    -feels SLIGHTLY boxed in for someone who wants to get dirty
    -ugh nothing comes to mind

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