PC vs. Mac

BlizzardBomb

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Very interesting site indeed! It seems they like to complain about the price of Macs, but I'm sure many people are willing to pay the extra without a fuss.
 

iGary

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No freeware firewalls are available for X that provide better functionality than its built-in firewall
LOL!!! :D

This guy is a bag of rocks.

I love under security where it lists like 15 things that are avilable to guard against viruses, malware, spyware...and he's like, um OS X doesn't have these...Uh huhhu h huh.



DerRRRRRRR!
 

treysmay

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like comparing a car to a motorcycle

No one will ever be able to truly compare the two.
Umm after reading for no more than 30 seconds, I noticed a bunch of bogus crap. This reminds me of the discussion posted not to long ago, about the guy who wrote about his well-founded facts about the differences between the Mac and PC. The column had been written long after the release of OS X, but his rant was over the faults in OS 9. Not well founded indeed, resizing windows gets a lower rating for Mac? Next step computers started the whole interface wherein you could resize wile keeping an image. poo on that site
:p
 

Plymouthbreezer

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http://pcnmac.com/os_comparison.htm

Umm, yeah. No biased there. This guy obviously is a Windows fanboy.

**The above score uses Windows XP Professional and I leave XP Home off the chart. XP Home has less features than XP Pro, and the few major areas it lacks are readily known: no membership on a domain, no remote desktop (though you can do a different form of remote desktop using Netmeeting), no credential caching, no IIS webserver, etc. If any of these areas are important to you, XP Pro and /or Mac OS X will provide some other options, but the majority of home or basic users have no need for any of these functions. I have not once had a friend, co-worker, family member, or client that uses XP Home ever comment that they were missing something that XP Pro would provide. XvsXP.com has XP Home scoring about 40 points below XP Pro and I would score it similarly. That would leave XP Home in a virtual tie with OS X on OS features alone, but then we would again add the additional variables and XP Home would leap far ahead as well.**
This guy is a joke.
 

Plymouthbreezer

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Hah, the more I read, the worse it gets. This guy is looking at it from a purely Window's biased standpoint. He gives Windows and PC Hardware nods for everything, while downing almost everything from Apple. He keeps on saying, "Mac doesn't have a free anti virus software program..." Well, duh! We don't need one!
 

dsharits

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:eek: Wow! This guy is off the charts on the Why Buy a Mac page! A few of the best ones:
you want to have prompt take up of new technologies.

you want firm "end of life" support dates set on your operating system.

you want to buy from a reasonably forthcoming company about their future product plans.

you want the greatest choice for purchasing music online.

you would like to see lots of new functionality added to the operating system without paying for an all new OS every year

you want a web browser that has the greatest compatibility with the greatest number of web sites.

you want a media center experience integrated at the OS level.
you want a fully 64 bit OS.

you don't want to buy an expensive Mac and then have to turn right around and buy an add-on two button, scroll wheel mouse.

you value legacy support.

you want onsite repairs from your computer maker (most of Apple's support options require you to mail in your Mac or take it to an Apple Store).
:rolleyes:

These I have to comment on:
you want to burn CDs at a speed better than 24x (no Mac ships with a CD burner faster than 24x).

you do not want to spend $1,999 to get a 16x DVD burner (the dual 2 GHz G5 tower is the cheapest Mac with 16x {a $379 PC that a friend got recently has a 16x Lite-On that also burns CDs at 48x}).
You know, that's funny. My very first cd burner was a 52x. Just a few months ago, I bought a 16x DL DVD/rw drive for $40. Is this guy too stupid to know what an upgrade is?? This computer that his friend bought, what are the other specs? What's that? Oh, a 1.8 GHz Celeron, 128 MB of SDRAM, a 20 GB HD, oh, and Windows XP Home Edition. :rolleyes:

Best of all is the conclusion:
It is plain to see from the reading above: there is no mystery why PCs have 98% market share and the Mac has just 2%. In almost all cases the PC is the superior choice, but if you fit some of the few bullets under "buy a Mac", then you fall in the 2% that should buy a Mac.

Idiot.
 

Jedi128

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This guy is a loser....... Do I need to say more?

He says that XP is a better OS than X? How much money did Gates give him? I think you put anybody in a room with X and XP, and within minutes they will pick X. The guy was giving credit to Windoze becuase youhave to update XP eveery fricken week, and that XP has "been around longer"??? How is that good........ XP is from 2001, while X is from 2005, I wonder which one I want to use???

The guy is obviously being controlled by another life force.... Its just too clear that X is better than XP to anyone with their own mind.....
 

Patch^

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the thing i found hilarious was on the OS comparison page, he basically removes all the bad things etc from Windows making Windows appear better.

He modify's his score from XvsXp.com, where it shows OS X with the better score??? ROFL

http://pcnmac.com/os_comparison.htm

http://www.xvsxp.com/#score

if you then add the following categories, you find the gap widens even further:

price
frequency of free and paid updates/upgrades
OS choices
hardware choices
computer maker choice
reseller choice
third party software selection
third party peripheral selection
cost of support
length of support
product life cycle
education and training options
ease of purchasing the respective platforms
ease of finding technical support
free or low cost access to trial software
consistency of the OS over many years
The reason he hasn't mentioned these is because OS X win.
 

mpw

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site in question said:
It is plain to see from the reading above: there is no mystery why PCs have 98% market share and the Mac has just 2%. In almost all cases the PC is the superior choice, but if you fit some of the few bullets under "buy a Mac", then you fall in the 2% that should buy a Mac.
Isn't that chicken and egg? It's becuase 98% of PC's use MS Windows that there are the greater number of third party add ons and software titles, of course a lot compete with each other to fill the same need.

Most of his argument for Windows seems to be price based and market share is used to 'prove' his points, but didn't Michael Dell just say he'd like to sell his PC's with OSX. Now if that were to happen it would quickly shift market share I'd bet and with market share would come 3rd party add ons and software, for better or worse.

Now I'd like to see him compare an off the peg Apple PC running Apple OS and Apple software with a vendor offering the full package of hardware/OS/software of any other flavour...err PalmOne?

If I have a problem with my iMac I know where to go and they can't fob me of with your software/hardware from another supplier was to blame which is all I ever got when having problems with my Wintel box, of course I don't get as many problems either.
 

iGary

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He has a chat site, but I'm not giving him even my Spam bait e-mails.

His answer to questions are like this:

Windows maintenance is deplorable.

His answer:

10.3 blew up my machine.

:confused:
 

dsharits

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Jun 19, 2004
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MacDailyNews is reporting some very odd numbers when they write that the Mac has a 16% installed user base. Since the beginning of 1997 the Mac has sold just over 27 million units and the PC has sold 1,112,000,000 units (1.11 billion) giving the Mac an average annual market share of 2.44% over the last 8.25 years. Mac users would have to keep their Macs a really long time and PC users would need to put their machines in the landfill at an incredible clip to turn 2.44% annually into a current 16% installed base.

Uhh, your point? If anything, this proves that PC's are more expensive in the long run because they don't last as long as Macs do. Somehow, he manages to turn every bad thing about Windows into points for it, and every good thing about Mac into points against it. For example: Windows has a defrag application, Mac doesn't. Mac doesn't have free virus protection, Windows does.


This guy is a complete moron. :rolleyes:
 

Plymouthbreezer

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iGary said:
He has a chat site, but I'm not giving him even my Spam bait e-mails.

His answer to questions are like this:

Windows maintenance is deplorable.

His answer:

10.3 blew up my machine.

:confused:
Oh god, that made me spew my soda on my lap.

I'm still laughing. Did he really say that?
 

G5Unit

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He said that OS updates are better on Windows! This guy is obviously on something. I just sent him a nasty PM! LOL!

I sent a really bad message to him and he respnded like this:

i compare both. i own both. only 2.5% of computer buyers agree with you that macs are the best. 90% + say windows on a pc is best. they speak with their wallets.

sorry.

ps- i haven't lived with my mom since i was 22 and that was just for a few months. prior to that i was 18 last time i lived with the parents. ive been on my own now for half my life, but peace to you despite the attempted slight.

I think I have just risked getting banned.
 

Tahko

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G5Unit said:
i compare both. i own both. only 2.5% of computer buyers agree with you that macs are the best. 90% + say windows on a pc is best. they speak with their wallets.

sorry.
Interesting. Alle meine Freunde wie irgendwas über die Rechnere weiß, und spielen mit seine Konsole, verwenden Linux für Arbeit.. Eigentlich die wie spielen mit seine Rechnere aber kann/will nicht etwa neue lernen sind die einigste mit Windows. Aber die Leute sind doch das große Majorität auf die Rechnere verwendere.. :(
 

Tahko

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Oh f*ck, I was browsing apfeltalk.de simultaneously and answered in German.. Well I just said that actually most of my friends who use solely consoles for gaming use Linux on their desktops to get the work done. Sadly most of the young population consist of gamers who need windows or people who don't want or wont learn anything new. :(
 

StokeLee

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Im a switcher, a few of you may of seen my other posts, asking for help, or when ive generally been bored.
When I first had my XP laptop, i was like wow, it does everything my desktop xp machine does, except where ever i want wirelessly, but after getting rid of my desktop, and having so much trouble over 18 months with my XP laptop, i brought the new iMac G5, after a few teething problems, its now running great (though ive still got an urge to format it, lol) so my problematic laptop is no longer needed as much, so reformatted, new install, anti-virus, anti popup, sp2, anti spyware, etc etc, and its up and running with no problems caused by them pesky things like viruses, etc,, well not yet. The only problem ive got is that it now take about 5 mins or so for it to fully boot, i can start using it sooner, but its just so slow, and the laptop is pretty quick.

Any way the point of my post, I like os x, and i like XP, after using XP for many many years, and OS X for a few months, i prefer OS X. I think that some of the points that the website argues over such as OS X's updates is because he doesnt understand that it is like a new OS, I guess he got confused with them all being OS X,, if you know what i mean, but im sure they are all different, and each one is better. And to be honest, XP is just like Win Me, and 98 se, oh and 98, and 95.......... So from 95 to 2005, lol, they still using the same OS. yeah i know thats not exactly true,, but there all called windows, :p

Hardware, I wont even go there except to say, the ADD ONs that ive brought for my mac ive never had no problems with, but for my XP laptop, sometimes ive had to do a full reformat cuz the installation of a program has just messed everything up. Theres so many add ons for windows machines that there is no way that they can all be tested, I built a pc or two in my time, yeah you can buy cheap, but compatibilty,, its such a risk, trust me, lol

Anyway, enough is enough, OS X RULES *Cheeers* lol
 

G5Unit

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Tahko said:
Oh f*ck, I was browsing apfeltalk.de simultaneously and answered in German.. Well I just said that actually most of my friends who use solely consoles for gaming use Linux on their desktops to get the work done. Sadly most of the young population consist of gamers who need windows or people who don't want or wont learn anything new. :(

Hey! I can speak german too!(can't read or write very well though)

Very random


Hey but you got to give this guy guts for posting such bad information on the net(not you Tahko)
 
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