Imac owner question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jesusplay, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. jesusplay macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2007
    i recently got an iMac and im in love with it.

    but my past pc history has me wondering somethings....

    my 1st pc with windows 98 was fast when i first got ti but like a year later it got slow....then slower.....the so slow i had to throw it away.

    my 2nd pc i got in 05 has xp and i was currently using but it has gotton really slow,....and i dont even touch it even more..

    will my mac running os x ever get slow??


    and is their a tv tunner on the mac??? i can find a rf port.
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005

    I haven't had any of my Macs get slow but I'm more bound to network performance then the computer itself. XP hasn't slowed down for me either.

    Macs don't come with TV tuners. A third party can provide one.
  3. 119576 Guest


    Aug 6, 2007
    Probably not. :)

    No, there isn't.
  4. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    My experience is that PCs become slow because they become encrusted with crap of various types which don't generally exist on Macs. Macs become slow when you don't have enough RAM or free HD space.

    There is no TV tuner built into a Mac. See Elgato's EyeTV.
  5. poopyhead macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2004
    in the toe-jam of greatness (Fort Worth)
    in 8 years I have never had a mac slow down too much and certainly nothing like windows 3.x, '95, 2000, or ME
  6. jvette macrumors 6502


    Dec 29, 2007
    I think the problems you have had with windows is due to the registry windows uses. I bet if Microsoft could they would change this in a second but now with all the software that needs it they are stuck. You shouldn't have these same problems with a Mac due to the way the Mac works with it's programs.
  7. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    I 100% agree. The Windows registry is a complete mess. I don't know why they couldn't have changed the registry with Vista... almost every thing else changed.
  8. Live Steam macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2007
    The registry in Windows is the reason the computer slows. Installing and then uninstalling apps leaves it a mess. Most people don't have the knowledge to deal with it properly and using third party utilities usually makes things worse as the advanced modes require more knowledge of what should and should not be removed.

    I did regular maintenance on my PCs without fail, but still experienced problems and slowing systems. Once a year I would do a clean install just to get back most of the performance. I got tired of it and recently bought my first Mac. I won't go back to using a PC as my main system. I still have my most recent PC and will use it for grunt work, storage and to run some apps that are dedicated to it such as Autocad.

    I just came from my GFs house and before that I was at my Mom's house. Both their PCs were screwed up and needed attention. I am now pushing Macs for both of them. :)
  9. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    Another reason for PCs getting slower is due to their hard drive management. There are lots of people that don't know about defragmenting their computer and there are lots of people that don't do it on a regular basis or just don't schedule it. With Macs, you don't have to worry about this as the operating system handles it.
  10. xXriderXx7 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2007
    Lake Elsinore, California
    My iMac is just as fast as the day I took it out of the box.

    You need to stop worrying, you own a Mac
  11. collinsra macrumors member


    Sep 24, 2007
    Oceanside, Ca
    So far from what I've read, it doesn't seem to slow at all. I had the same concerns and I have yet to find it happen that way.:cool:
  12. brop52 macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2007
    You also have to worry about spyware slowing down your computer in addition to using up your HDD space. Once you are below a certain amount you start to have a lot of fragmentation that creates some problems.

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