Windows based pc's are horrid

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by falconeight, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. falconeight Guest

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    I bought a Samsung series 9 thinking it would rival my air, and man was I mistaken. I forgot how clunky, slow, and unstable windows was. I will never stray again.
     
  2. XX55XX macrumors regular

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    Windows 7 is quite good, actually. Maybe it's the underpowered hardware powering the Series 9.

    Though, it's clear you have a bias for Mac OS anyways, so why stray away in the first place?
     
  3. nebulos macrumors 6502a

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    i've been running Windows 7 for several months with no problem.

    in fact, Aero is awesome and Chrome looks much better than on OSX.

    :)
     
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    Not really I just have only used mac for a few years. The samsung series 9 specs are pretty high. Better than the any current model air. I don't know why you would make an assumption that I am mac biased? Do you know me?

    I agree with the chrome os, but the hardware is lacking right now.
     
  5. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    While I prefer OS, I have to admit that Windows 7 isn't half bad; I didn't like Vista at all (I am one of those who continued to prefer XP).
     
  6. urkel macrumors 68030

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    Wouldn't anyone posting on a Mac board be at least a little biased towards Maca? If not then why be here at all? Or in your case, why go to a Mac board to report the unsatisfactory experience you had with a non Apple product but not explain in detail what problems you ran into or why this info is pertinent to an Apple forum?

    I'm not criticizing you, I'm just not sure what your point is. I actually am pretty curious on what system you ended up with if you returned the Samsung and went back to Apple because the CURRENT crop of Airs aren't known to be that high-end in specs either.
     
  7. urkel macrumors 68030

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    I prefer OSX and I appreciate the improvements in Win7. But I just haven't found a piece of Wintel hardware that I liked in a very long time. (Currently my MBP is the prettiest windows machine for me) :)

    They got a good OS now so It's a shame that nobody on that side is doing a good job at copying Apple and pairing it with some hardware.
     
  8. falconeight thread starter Guest

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    Specs on a mac don't matter the os runs good on any model. I am a member of macrumors so why would I not post here. If someone went from a mac to a series 9 samsung wouldn't you be curious to how it worked out? Its supposed to be similar to the air but windows 7 holds it back.
     
  9. urkel macrumors 68030

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    I am curious because I buy both windows and Macs so I do find these reports intersting. But you didn't say much other than slow, unstable and clunky. And, unfortunately, that also describes my limited experience with Lion GM on the current gen Air.
     
  10. ahmak macrumors newbie

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    Probably you meant, that Samsung Series 9 is horrid, not every pc in the world.
    Why did you spend even more money than the MBA when you are obviously satisfied with mac os?
     
  11. falconeight thread starter Guest

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    No the samsung series 9 is actually pretty nicely spec'd. Its windows
     
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    Okay, to a very large extent, I agree with you. While I "switched" in 2008, this only applies in a domestic, private and personal context. Since then, I have had a MBP and currently work with my MBA, but my actual work world tends to be Windows only, and everyone and everything I work with use Word, which is why Office for Mac was a must have programme for me.

    So, rather than raging into the wind, I use and work with Windows when I have to (which is more often than one would think); this means knowing it, and being able to cope with it. Sure, I prefer OSX, and Apple Macs, but that's life, Windows is still an important part of the computing world and we forget this at our peril. And Windows 7 is a huge improvement on Vista.

    To the OP: A small suggested amendment in your thread title. You don't make a distinction between Windows and Windows based computers. Not all Windows computers are "horrid"; I have had a Sony Vaio and a Toshiba Satellite Pro before I "switched" and both were excellent computers and gave me no trouble whatsoever. Windows itself was a bit more of a problem.
     
  13. falconeight thread starter Guest

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    I haven't seen the current gen air lock up close programs or crash like I have ever seen on any version of windows on any pc. Thats the selling point of mac...isn't it?
     
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    OS X certainly has its stability issues too (I imagine considerably more so with Lion), but I have had programs crash or not work properly on my Mac, they're not immune to it.
     
  15. falconeight thread starter Guest

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    My wife owns a sony and its worse than the samsung. Its our only windows based pc and I have to use it for some programs. Its always downloading some update, fighting a virus, or locked up. I figured the samsung might be better because its I5, ssd, and ram. It really doesn't help with a OS that is pretty horrid.
     
  16. falconeight thread starter Guest

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    Its rare and you could google instability between the two and it would explain a lot. If you drop by a computer retailer repairer and ask for the comparison between percentage of macs/pc's sold and repaired it would make you cry.
     
  17. htpw16 macrumors member

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    Never use the out of the box Windows. Always reformat and install it from scratch. That should solve a lot of your problems.
     
  18. falconeight thread starter Guest

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    Point taken:) with mac mortals like myself can just turn it on and delete the junk.
     
  19. reputationZed macrumors 65816

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    Hardly a valid assumption, OSX only accounts for about 7% of the market so the level of complaint about instability would be proportionately lower as well.

    I've been running Win7 along side OSX for a while now. I find that its no more or no less clunky, slow, or unstable than OSX. Sorry to hear the Samsung 9 was such a disappointment. Hopefully you were able to return it.
     
  20. htpw16 macrumors member

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    The point is that it's not Windows' fault for the crap vendors pre-install on their machines.
     
  21. Ijustfarted macrumors regular

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    It's not windows. Maybe you got a lemon, I bet you just didn't know what you were doing.
     
  22. falconeight thread starter Guest

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    Why I said percentage of bought and repaired.
     
  23. falconeight thread starter Guest

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    Funny but thats the problem. Same problem android has with overlay ui's. To bad there are no nexus s pc's.
     
  24. falconeight thread starter Guest

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    Probably right I didn't know what I was doing. Either that or the OS had no idea what it was doing....;)
     
  25. XX55XX macrumors regular

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    Clean install is your friend; give Windows another chance. It's really not that bad. Yes, Mac OS may be better depending on your needs and your disposition towards operating systems in general, but Windows is a fairly good OS in and of itself.

    You want something that outclasses both Mac OS and Windows? Linux.
     

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