Mac Vs. PC?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by klapitcus, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. klapitcus macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2008
    I am convinced of the superiority of the Mac vs. the Rest, but I need some help, namely actual data and statistics proving to my board that the extra 800 is worth it for the mac over another Dell, any advice or links?

  2. aaquib macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    OS X. Reliability. Excellent support. Great resale value. Simply gorgeous. Nice, large trackpad for gestures. LED displays. Aluminum, unibody design.
  3. harmlessgoat22 macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Hmm...I don't know about statistics, but you could point out that since Mac doesn't have as much market share, there are much fewer viruses made for it. You could also point out that Windows crashes rather often, and I have never seen a Mac crash (although I'm sure they do every once in a while, probably with a good reason tho :p )
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Time savings from using OSX. There are hundred of reasons. Visit the links below or actually search.
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    If you're trying to prove this to a board, I'm inferring that this is a more business oriented case? So... "worth it" for what? Doorstops? Desk adornments? Servers? Typical office workstations? Graphic Designers? Music production? Reducing downloading of porn during office hours?
  6. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    The lack of viruses for OS X has nothing to do with market share and everything to do with the differences in architecture between OS X and Windows...
  7. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    I don't have any of the study links at hand, but most report substantially lower TCO and higher ROI for Mac implementations vs. Windows. You can Google around for them.
  8. mad jnr macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2006
    I don't know why Mac hasn't sued Microsoft for everything they have for copying Mac OS X and naming it "Windows Vista" with a few buttons rearranged and a few different colours from the rainbow. Macs will sell so much better if they made computers more efficient for games. That is the only reason why Apple has not kicked Microsoft's rear end to kingdom-come for the past decades.
  9. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    I fully acknowledge that the underlying architecture of OS X makes it much more difficult for a cootie to hijack the machine without the user's knowledge (or permission), but I'm not sure I agree with the first part of your statement.

    Nothing to do with market share? Come on, if OS X were on 90% of all desktops out there it would dramatically increase the odds that somebody would invest enough time into finding a way to either infect machines or to trick users into doing it themselves.
  10. harmlessgoat22 macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2008
    It is true that Mac's are superior to Windows computers, but that doesn't make them infallible...
  11. MasterNile macrumors 65816


    Apr 9, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    2nd this, need to explain what kind of Macs you're looking to get, desktops? notebooks? servers? all of the above? and for what kind of work?
  12. X3n0 AcId macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2008
  13. Schtumple macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2007
    Yawn, what a suprise, mac gets hacked at an event, windows get's hacked in the real world, everyday... (Ps, cnet is owned by microsoft isnt it? or symantec, which is owned by microsoft. So they're bound to attack the mac at any given moment...)

    My mac has yet to be hacked and I'm on a network with atleast 1000 other people connect to it... with no firewall...

    Please, do tell me if you could do that on windows...
  14. mad jnr macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2006
    I'm sorry, but did this site say that a Mac was hacked by a Mac in an event? Think it did, so that means that windows worshippers can't wage hacking wars against us without using Macs which they won't buy and learn how to use being Mac worshippers.
  15. Smacky macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2008
  16. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2007
    Quite simply - all new Macs CAN run windows - and with a 3rd party program such as VMware or Parallels - you can run Windows and OSX at the same time. So if you get an Apple, and you find OSX isn't your thing - you could just go over to Windows if need be.

    You don't have to spend any money on antivirus, firewall or anti spyware software. (that adds up fast) And as for performance related software - Apples tend to take care of themselves very well. (no having to re-install the OS ever 6 months to a year because it "slows down")

    I honestly don't believe the hardware is superior in any way. From a bare-bones technology perspective - you DO pay more for less.

    BUT - the software integration with this hardware is superior - and THAT is what makes the biggest difference at the end of the day.

    For further convincing, try calling Dell tech support for some help. Then try calling Apple for help. See which one makes you want to kill yourself more.
  17. six.four macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2008
    I use both - Mac and PC. I don't think there is a definite answer as to which is better. The real question is which one suits you better.

    What is better FOR YOU is which system would be more tailored to your needs - and that's really all there is to it. "Better" is really relative to the person using the system.

    I own a MBP and a MBA. For me, I can (and have) lived without a mac. However, I cannot function without a PC. My profession requires the use of Windows based environment. I'm a computer geek - I am many times more efficient with a PC then I am with a Mac. Some people may be the opposite.

    I'll probably always be a PC user at heart, but it doesn't mean I can't appreciate Macs. To argue one is FAR superior to the other is a circular argument that will never have an end - and it doesn't help that you're posting in a mac forum.
  18. mad jnr macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2006
    Well, the majority of people want to play games or get cheap computers with a lot of power. They then, generally, go for PCs.

    Other people who want beautiful computers with a lot of power, who want fast, efficient and virus-free computers with perfection to the system design then go for Mac.

    There are lots of children in the world and people who want to play games and pay for cheap computers, therefore, theoretically, windows sells more for this reason. After everyone sees that statistically microsoft sells more, everyone designs everything for windows. As stated before, if Macs make their computers with more and better capability with games and their prices cheaper, Mac wins.

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