What's wrong with your PC?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by d_and_n5000, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2005
    What's wrong with your PC that makes you love using your Mac? Anything goes, even the case. My Dell is ugly, Windows is uglier, and it doesn't want to play with my iPod, or iTunes, or anything from Apple, for that matter. It has spyware up the wazoo, and it is just plain horrible. I makes me love those rare days at school when we get to use iBooks in literature, because i don't have a mac refuge of my own yet, but it will happen soon. So tell me all the dirty details .
  2. ibook30 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 4, 2005
    2,000 light years from home
    My PC has few problems, but to keep it that way I spend tooooo much time maintaining it.

    My mac(s) on the other hand, have no problems and very, very little maintance. They just work.

    d_and_n5000 - until you can get a mac, consider running ad aware, and spybot to kill some of the spy ware.
  3. happy.buddha macrumors member


    Jul 18, 2005
    New Hampshire
    There is nothing wrong with my PC, not filled with spyware or viruses, in fact I use it daily and it is even KVM'd to my Mac. I use it for work mostly but I occasionally play a game or two on it. You know any computer whether it is a Mac or PC is really a reflection of the end user, you have spyware because of something you did, you don't like the way Windows looks there are many themes out there for it. I have no problem running iTunes or Quicktime Pro on in and I don't spend a lot of time maintaining it, after all just like the Mac you can set up automated processes to maintain it for you.

    Given a choice between the two I'd pick my Mac in a heartbeat but I don't hate my PC...you guys who do nothing but bash Windows and anything not Apple make me laugh...is Apple better yes, because of its simplicity and lack of spyware/viruses and the interface is much nicer but the fascination you have with bashing Windows is perplexing, yes the Mac is better, this is a Mac forum so you aren't going to find many (if any) to argue with you but there are 100's if not thousands of posts on this site that feel the need to bash Windows...why?
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    I've never owned a Windows PC in the 21 years I've had a computer. I guess that's what's wrong with my PC. :)
  5. TheMasin9 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2004
    Huber Heights, OH

    i cant think of anything that is right with the pcs that i have, slow, dont recognize anything, slow, windows, slow, ugly... list goes on and on and o did i mention they were slow?
  6. tag macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2005
    I love using my Mac over my PC because I love the form factor of the iMac G4 and the awesomeness of the OS, everything about Mac is just smooth and doesn't give me the headaches that Windows did, though XP was a step in the right direction. But my favorite thing over my old Gateway and Toshiba has to be not restarting every day because of crashes(with windows anyways). And even linux has problems because setting that up with each different computer is always a hassle. So many different types of hardware, will this be supported, will that, will...? It drives you nuts.

    Mac: It's simple, stable and stupendous, the near pillar of perfection.:D

    And literally because my PC is no longer usable, as I was installing Debian on my PC when I spilled guinness all over the keyboard and now it doesn't work, and sadly I have no more PS/2 Keyboards, and the installation isn't far enough along for me to setup a USB keyboard on my archaic 233Mhz PC. So remember, don't drink and install! and always have a backup keyboard, which sadly I don't.:(

    Wow I rambled on mostly incoherently about this, but hey I did just wake up so :p
  7. someguy macrumors 68020


    Dec 4, 2005
    Still here.
    Nothing is wrong with my PC. It is faster in virtually every way, has no malware of any kind (I know a thing or two about PC security), and cost much, much less (gotta love the ease of building your own system from scratch). :)

    But which do I prefer? ;)
  8. dsharits macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2004
    The People's Republic of America
    Well, my story's very similar to that except for the 21 years part.......I'm only 19, so that would be a little hard. :p However, I can claim 6 years. :D
  9. Eithanius macrumors 65816

    Nov 19, 2005
    what's wrong with my PC....?

    Windows VISTA of course.....


    V = Viruses
    I = Infections
    S = Spywares
    T = Trojans
    A = Adwares

    now that's why..... :p :p :D
  10. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    I have one PC that lives its life in the garage running XP Pro SP2 for TorrentFlux (BitTorrent) 24/7, and have NO problems with it.

    We have a 'family PC' on the other hand, that I built a couple of years back, the temperature thing keeps on beeping saying it's over heating, and the monitor is on the way out. On the OS side of things it's fine though, also XP Pro SP2.

    Both these Windows machines run Symantec AntiVirus Corp. I have run varied version of this for years, it's now at version 10. In all this time I have NEVER had a virus cause any damage.
  11. dsharits macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2004
    The People's Republic of America
    Very nice, I like it! :cool: :D
  12. Ashapalan macrumors 6502a

    Apr 17, 2005
    laptop market,

    OS, could not live without expose now
    all metal finish
    diminutive size (12")
    complete media package, ilife, great how such little things as seaching itunes library in iphoto for slideshow music all adds up.

    great battery
    great looks
    a good feeling when using, computing is now fun for me.
  13. ibook30 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 4, 2005
    2,000 light years from home
    I think your first paragraph makes a good point. A machine is as healthy and usable as the owner makes it. To keep a PC working smoothly takes a decent investment of time and resources (brains and sometimes cash) .

    The second paragraph,,, maybe this will help you understand why I crack on MS sometimes (everyone else can explain their own behavior!)... their OS seems to make it harder to keep a machine healthy.
    I understand it also has to do with all the folks out there writing malware, and MS is a big target, but they need to rise to the challenge. And they won't unless users complain.
    The bashing is also a vent (for me) for the frusteration experienced with MS products.:)
  14. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

    beige matchbox

    Mar 16, 2005
    Oxfordshire, UK
    Nout wrong with my PC, but it's only used for games :rolleyes: i think i've only loaded firefox 3 times since i built it a couple of months ago :D

    Macs = Desktop stuff
    PC = Uber games machine

    I just don't feel the need to install open office on it just so i can word process on a 3800X2 and 2Gb of ram, that what the powerbook is for :eek:

    Having said that, if i could buy a Mac as powerful as my PC for similar money, and get all the games i'd sell it right away :rolleyes:
  15. adk macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2005
    Stuck in the middle with you
    What's wrong with my PC?

    First off, it looks like a giant toaster. (HP)

    Secondly, certain family members click the download button anytime it is presented to them, resulting in copious amounts of malware

    Lastly, the daily virus scan, the weekly defragmentation, and the bi-monthly reformat.
  16. jhu macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2004
    absolutely nothing is wrong with my pc. higher performance for a fraction of the cost of a new mac is great (new motherboard and cpu).
  17. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601


    May 29, 2005
    Slow. Viruses. Spyware. I spent like an hour+ every week cleaning up my system looking for new viruses and spyware. Got old and got a new Mac replacing my G3 333MHz.
  18. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604


    May 4, 2002
    Go Vegan
    Don't get me wrong I like my PC very much, I mostly play games on it but, I despise Windows. It hardly ever works they way it should and is always giving me memory errors when working in Macromedia Flash. As long as I have my Mac the PC will just be a gaming machine :D So basically the only problem with my PC is...it runs Windows!:p
  19. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502


    Dec 8, 2005

    Nothing wrong with my PC only used for gamnes though. No FFXI without it :(
  20. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    What's wrong with my PC? Nothing, except for the fact that I took a hammer to it and threw it in the trash. :D

    Couldn't stand that thing! :mad:

    It had so many problems; I couldn't even keep it plugged into the telephone line because I would hear a loud buzz when on the telephone. :eek:
  21. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

    Aug 27, 2003
    There's nothing wrong with my Personal Computer. I love my Macs.
  22. jefhatfield Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    compaq presario 1272 laptop, dec '99

    that pc lasted me nearly five years with only two major problems:

    1) the easy access buttons on the laptop got disabled a lot so i stopped using them in the first week...not a problem, really

    2) windows 98...need i say more...what a bad operating system ;)

    right before the five year point the lcd ribbon cable got unplugged from the motherboard so the only way i could view the lcd, which is passive matrix and dull dull dull, would be to take it apart and reconnect the ribbon cable

    so out of laziness, i plugged in a 15" inch crt to the laptop and the image was much sharper and brighter so i felt no need to reconnect that dull, eye straining passive matrix lcd :)
  23. Nspace macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    My pc works great and so did my last one. Used it for about 4.5 years without any stability issues and found it much faster than my Powerbook. Now running an AMD x2 dual core with a gig of ram and find it much nicer to use than any of the dual g5 systems I use at school. I have given Apple a fair chance but unfortunately I think this powerbook will be my last apple product for a while.
  24. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601


    May 29, 2005
    Why the heck are you on MacRumors then? :rolleyes: yeah, i love to take care of my system and search for viruses and spyware, i just love it. But, I hate having the system automatically do it for me -- wait, there are no viruses or spyware for Mac! Darn, maybe I should switch back to PC and enjoy the "Should Cocain be legalized in the US?" popup ads. :rolleyes:


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