What's so bad about a PC?

clevin

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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.
 

dsnort

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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).
 

generik

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

Zwhaler

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Those are all great, but it is true that gamers should use PCs.
 

Chone

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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.
 

srf4real

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generik said:
I think it is quite plausible, he was running the earlier versions of OSX on that old iMac!
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!
 

Chone

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srf4real said:
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!
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 :)
 

chosenwolf

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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.
 

Queso

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Chone said:
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 :)
There's something wrong with your setup. Kick off a thread in the OSX forum and see whether anyone here can help.
 

FadeToBlack

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Chone said:
Ehhh... I reboot my PowerBook G4 weekly... if not daily, it crashes and hangs like crazy... moreso than my quiet and calm PC rig
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.
 

Blue Velvet

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wickedG35 said:
IMO, macs are good for someone who runs their own company and just needs a simple interface to keep track of things going on.
Or huge media concerns in publishing, design etc. that order Macs by the truckload... ;)
 

iVersa

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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
 

wwooden

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wickedG35 said:
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.
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.
 

cube

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wickedG35 said:
However, all of the companies looking to hire someone in the tech field require that you have strong PC skills.
That is not true. There's a lot of ads that only require Unix.
 

elvirav

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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.)
 

Dane D.

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See this thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=223071
wickedG35
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.
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.