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  1. Feb 4, 2006 #1
    Just wondering what people prefer. I myself like Mac. And now everything will change with the introduction of the intel chip in Mac computers. What do you all think??
     
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    Windows or Linux

    I hate nearly everything about Macs, ugh
     
  4. Feb 4, 2006 #3

    Pengwuino

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    Mac's are for girls!
     
  5. Feb 4, 2006 #4
    I would like to buy a mac, but they are expensive, and I don't want to buy a cheap mac that is slower than my current computer.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2006 #5
    As someone who has used both Windows and Mac boxes, I would say that I prefer Windows. Not because there is some intrinsic greatess in the Operating software, but because the number of Windows users outweights Macs users.

    I find this fact means, for example, Windows users will be the first to see highly anticipated games released in their platform first (and sometimes, ONLY in their platform). Or, websites generally target Windows Users running IE, and sometimes how the site looks on a Mac browser, or if it is even accessable, are not EVEN CONSIDERED. Well, I could go on, and on...

    Yes, that means more viruses and spyware target Windows users, but then again, I'm willing to keep my anti-virus and anti-spyware software uptodate (which is not all that difficult) to keep enjoying the benefits of being in the majority.
     
  7. Feb 4, 2006 #6

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    I've only used Mac OS 9.2 (at school) and it sucked. so I'd say Windows..
     
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    apple's too overpriced...
     
  9. Feb 4, 2006 #8

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    PC's were the first companies to introduce speed into computers :approve: Oh yah, and the iPod alone can be considered reason enough to have apple banished from this planet.

    Apples are simple to use indeed! I mean, that is their target market remember :wink:

    No they aren't, it's just no one bothers to make many of them for mac's because most people use computers... i mean pc's :wink:
     
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    This is debatable, to say the least. Actually Macs used to be much faster than PCs, then... not.

    This is an argument based on nothing. Most people like iPods. They also sell well. http://www.macminute.com/2003/12/22/ipod [Broken]

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  12. Feb 4, 2006 #11

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    Yah i guess, i never followed the history anyhow, ill take your word for it.

    Have you seen people who use iPods? :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: Starbucks coffee, ipod, converse sneakers. That is your typical young american now-a-days. If you can handle these people, more power to you.

    Immune is different then untouched.
     
  13. Feb 4, 2006 #12

    Mk

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    Is there something bad about these people? Are you discriminating? Shame on you!
     
  14. Feb 5, 2006 #13

    Pengwuino

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    Very bad!!!! They alone will signifiy the downfall of society and the destruction of our solar system!!!
     
  15. Feb 5, 2006 #14
    This thread was brain damaged from the beginning.
     
  16. Feb 5, 2006 #15

    Pengwuino

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    Go drink starbucks ya ninnie!
     
  17. Feb 5, 2006 #16

    I don't drink panzy coffee.

    Really though, everytime i walk into a Starbucks (or any other coffee shop) for my either a) Triple Espresso or b) Double Cappuccino or c) Double Machiatto, I have to suppress my urge to laugh when the blonde haired surfer guy in front of me orders a Non-fat Soy Java Mocha Latte Blast Extra Cream No Whip Decaf. Really, I want to laugh so hard every time.
     
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    Pengwuino

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    I'm trying to surpress my laughing at you :P. Does anyone just drink straight coffee from that coffee shop?
     
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    You do know what espresso is, right?
     
  20. Feb 5, 2006 #19

    Pengwuino

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    yah a wimp coffee. What happens when someone walks into a starbucks and orders "a cup of coffee"?
     
  21. Feb 5, 2006 #20

    Mk

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    The world ends.
     
  22. Feb 5, 2006 #21

    Pengwuino

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    I knew it! It was all prophecized!
     
  23. Feb 5, 2006 #22

    Mk

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    All because penguins decided they didn't like iMacs.
     
  24. Feb 5, 2006 #23

    Pengwuino

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    is tribdog your twin?
     
  25. Feb 5, 2006 #24

    Ummm, right. Espresso is about 8 times stronger than your "cup of coffee".
     
  26. Feb 5, 2006 #25

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    Already answered.
    Right, because everyone loves to lug around a stack of CDs when they want to listen to music on the go.

    What's wrong with simplicity as long as it works? I have nothing against PCs, just Windows (you couldn't pay me to go back to using Windows). But, most of the anti-Mac arguments would also apply to alternative OSs on PCs too. If you're more interested in playing games than getting work done, sure, get a PC running windows, but if you want a real computer to get real work done, get anything except windows.

    Uh huh. I don't really care WHY nobody is writing viruses for Macs, I just keep laughing everytime the Windows users are panicking because another new virus is on the loose and every computer in our building is infected except mine and those of a handful of other Mac users. There was one that went around and got so bad, the IT dept started cutting off network access from any location they detected the virus being transmitted from to force people to quarantine and disinfect their computers. I think our IT guy is warming up to Macs though since I haven't bugged him once since I moved here about any problems with my computer, while he's spending a good chunk of every day resolving problems on the windows machines.

    Yomamma, OS 9.2 is ancient history. We've had that discussion before. Nobody in their right mind would try arguing that's better than anything. I'm already up to OS 10.4.4 and while I didn't notice any major differences from 10.1 to 10.3 (there were some, but nothing so earth-shattering I'd say one couldn't do without), there are quite a few new features on 10.4 that really do make life easier (my favorite so far is Dashboard...I've decided that while most of the widgets were fun to play with, they aren't really functional, but the ability to post a million stickies and push one button to see them and press it again to not have to look at them is really quite useful, especially for keeping track of frequently needed information...the stuff I used to plaster my desk and walls with sticky notes to keep accessible...it seems like such a minor thing, but so helpful and easy to use). I also like that the search feature (Spotlight) is right up in the top corner of my screen so I don't need to close anything or open new menus or even move windows around to get to it. When I have several windows open and need to get to the desktop to see or do something else, again, a click of a button on the keyboard, and they all move aside...no minimizing them one by one or shuffling them around...and once I've done what I needed to do, another click of the button and they are all restored back to full size. I don't know about you guys, but I've had many times when I'm in the middle of working on something with 4 or 5 programs open and active windows in all of them that I'm shuffling back and forth between when someone walks in to my office and needs me to look at another file...clearing all the active stuff out of the way to quickly retrieve it for them and then putting everything right back where I had it to return to what I was doing before the interruption is a wonderful feature.

    I can't speak to how any of this would compare to Linux...I have no familiarity with using it, thus wouldn't even try to make a comparison. But if you're comparing it to Windows, in my book, the Mac wins hands-down.
     
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