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Old 02-12-2011, 08:42 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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What or which is better?
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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PC Computers are better: more software available, less expensive, almost all hardware works with windows, more power/$, more memory/$, the world runs PCs, more 3rd party suppliers -> more competition - > lower prices and more selection.

Macs are too popular to be a cult but only around 10% of people use them.
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:52 PM
 
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Ahhh the old and never ending Mac vs. PC debate.

<gets out deck chair and sits down with some popcorn>

My only comment is to say you have huge selection of software and hardware to choose from with PC. For example I do a lot of video work, there is free tools for just about anything. Used to be humorous on the video forum I'm a member of reading posts for those on the Mac platform struggling with simple tasks. That's not say Mac doesn't have these capabilities, there's some great video tools for the Mac like Final Cut Pro but that's some major cash. I'm talking about free stuff.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:02 AM
 
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Do we really need another one of these threads
Neither is better, anything you hear is a matter of opinion, there's more than enough debate on the subject, nothing that shows up in this thread will be ground breaking news.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Barrington, IL area
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The significant difference between the Mac and PC is the OS. In order to determine which is better, depends on how you use your computer. Are you doing mostly web browsing and email? Are you doing Audio and Video editing? What kinds of software do you need? How well do they perform?

It's all opinion. Many people who use the computer for basic internet, email, and word processing like the ease and intuitiveness of the Mac OS. Gamers like the wide variety of software and hardware options of the PC.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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Its all opinion. PCs have more choices (software, hardware, ect). Macs have ease of use going for them, and the downside being cost.

Its all preference...
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Sort of.

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Its all opinion.


PCs have more choices (software, hardware, ect). Not Debatable



Macs have ease of use going for them, Debatable
and the downside being cost. Not Debatable

Its all preference...
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:43 AM
 
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You get what you pay for. Want to play games buy a PC. If your livelyhood depends on a true work horse that is stable and fast and earns you money especially those in the graphic and video fields--buy a Mac and if you don't you're fool trying to cut corners. I know this to be a fact because graphics has been my game for decades. Although PCs have come a long way in my field it still feels and acts like a cheap toy, a VW compared to a Caddy.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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I'm thinking of dabbling in web design and plan to buy Dreamweaver. Who thinks putting it on a Mac is a bad idea? Anyone?
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:53 AM
 
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I'm thinking of dabbling in web design and plan to buy Dreamweaver. Who thinks putting it on a Mac is a bad idea? Anyone?
A good idea. Put Final Cut and DVDSP and AfterEffects with some horse power and you'll have a money maker with little down time. That's the point really, down time. When you render, the mac renders with very little crashing without buggy pc issues thrown your way at crunch time. It isn't to say a pc can't do these things its speed and deadlines that matter. I do not have the time to babysit a PC and its issues that a Mac does not encounter.
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