mac computers v pcs

#2
bluearmy said:
I'm thinking of getting a mac are they better than a normal pc? And if so which one should i get.
Stupid question!

What car did you buy? - the difference is like saying what car should i buy?

are you going fast or off road or do you have a large family......


you need to tell me what you will use it for.

R
 
#3
yay! Another Pissing contest :D

I am sure you posted this on purpose lol
 
#4
Rincewind said:
bluearmy said:
I'm thinking of getting a mac are they better than a normal pc? And if so which one should i get.
Stupid question!

What car did you buy? - the difference is like saying what car should i buy?

are you going fast or off road or do you have a large family......


you need to tell me what you will use it for.

R



Ok fair one, internet, games on the internet, and the misses likes to copy and download films and music.
I want a mac but the misses thinks a mac is not as good as a pc
 
#5
Rincewind said:
bluearmy said:
I'm thinking of getting a mac are they better than a normal pc? And if so which one should i get.
Stupid question!

What car did you buy? - the difference is like saying what car should i buy?

are you going fast or off road or do you have a large family......


you need to tell me what you will use it for.

R
Looking at PORN what else?, in that case a Mac with the 30inch screen would be ideal, otherwise stick with a decent PC.
 
#7
bluearmy said:
Rincewind said:
bluearmy said:
I'm thinking of getting a mac are they better than a normal pc? And if so which one should i get.
Stupid question!

What car did you buy? - the difference is like saying what car should i buy?

are you going fast or off road or do you have a large family......


you need to tell me what you will use it for.

R



Ok fair one, internet, games on the internet, and the misses likes to copy and download films and music.
I want a mac but the misses thinks a mac is not as good as a pc

Java and web based games? rather than World of War Craft and Battlefield 2?

then get a mac- everything you described is easier on a mac and it was made for it.

if you want to play Internet games such as WoW/BF2/Americas army - then get a PC.

R
 
#8
Rincewind said:
bluearmy said:
Rincewind said:
bluearmy said:
I'm thinking of getting a mac are they better than a normal pc? And if so which one should i get.
Stupid question!

What car did you buy? - the difference is like saying what car should i buy?

are you going fast or off road or do you have a large family......


you need to tell me what you will use it for.

R



Ok fair one, internet, games on the internet, and the misses likes to copy and download films and music.
I want a mac but the misses thinks a mac is not as good as a pc

Java and web based games? rather than World of War Craft and Battlefield 2?

then get a mac- everything you described is easier on a mac and it was made for it.

if you want to play Internet games such as WoW/BF2/Americas army - then get a PC.

R
Not really, i normally play poker on line i like to play games like settlers and command and conquer type games.
I have heard that a mac is not compatible with games and some other software. What about doing things like power point etc.
You have probably realised i'm not good with computers :biggrin:
 
#9
Ignoring all specification and usability arguments, the biggest downside to the Mac is its smaller software base. Yes modern macs can emulate windows, but why would you do that instead of buying a PC instead? So, you mentioned online games, biggest thing is check there is a Mac version of the game you want to play
 
#10
bluearmy said:
Rincewind said:
bluearmy said:
Rincewind said:
bluearmy said:
I'm thinking of getting a mac are they better than a normal pc? And if so which one should i get.
Stupid question!

What car did you buy? - the difference is like saying what car should i buy?

are you going fast or off road or do you have a large family......


you need to tell me what you will use it for.

R



Ok fair one, internet, games on the internet, and the misses likes to copy and download films and music.
I want a mac but the misses thinks a mac is not as good as a pc

Java and web based games? rather than World of War Craft and Battlefield 2?

then get a mac- everything you described is easier on a mac and it was made for it.

if you want to play Internet games such as WoW/BF2/Americas army - then get a PC.

R
Not really, i normally play poker on line i like to play games like settlers and command and conquer type games.
I have heard that a mac is not compatible with games and some other software. What about doing things like power point etc.
You have probably realised i'm not good with computers :biggrin:

Ok back up - go into PC world these days and you can buy most popular Real Time Stratergy games for Mac as well as microsoft office for mac - you can also download "open office" from www.openoffice.org for a full office suite for free.

poker etc usually works on macs - 60% of septics use macs and online gaming started in the US of A - so macs are more than "just catered for"

a MAC is simpler to use than a PC, it was designed for editing film and music and images.... and it will do all you asked for - if you buy one and think "feck - i really needed a PC for this one chuffing application" then you can buy "PC Emulators" that run virtual PC/Windows applications on a MAC.

R
 
#11
Rincewind said:
bluearmy said:
Rincewind said:
bluearmy said:
Rincewind said:
bluearmy said:
I'm thinking of getting a mac are they better than a normal pc? And if so which one should i get.
Stupid question!

What car did you buy? - the difference is like saying what car should i buy?

are you going fast or off road or do you have a large family......


you need to tell me what you will use it for.

R



Ok fair one, internet, games on the internet, and the misses likes to copy and download films and music.
I want a mac but the misses thinks a mac is not as good as a pc

Java and web based games? rather than World of War Craft and Battlefield 2?

then get a mac- everything you described is easier on a mac and it was made for it.

if you want to play Internet games such as WoW/BF2/Americas army - then get a PC.

R
Not really, i normally play poker on line i like to play games like settlers and command and conquer type games.
I have heard that a mac is not compatible with games and some other software. What about doing things like power point etc.
You have probably realised i'm not good with computers :biggrin:

Ok back up - go into PC world these days and you can buy most popular Real Time Stratergy games for Mac as well as microsoft office for mac - you can also download "open office" from www.openoffice.org for a full office suite for free.

poker etc usually works on macs - 60% of septics use macs and online gaming started in the US of A - so macs are more than "just catered for"

a MAC is simpler to use than a PC, it was designed for editing film and music and images.... and it will do all you asked for - if you buy one and think "feck - i really needed a PC for this one chuffing application" then you can buy "PC Emulators" that run virtual PC/Windows applications on a MAC.

R
Cheers for the advice, i think i'll get a mac then i just need to convince the misses, she uses those bit torrent sites will she be able to on a mac?
 
#12
Yeah sure, you can play many games on the mac as well now. If you want to buy a mac you can check out whether there's a mac version of your favourite. But what if a new game/piece of software comes out that you want to play/use? You've got no way of knowing now whether next years software will have a mac version.

But if you buy a PC you don't have to check because there is always always a PC version.

I don't know whether the Apple operating system is better than the Microsoft one and I don't care. I don't buy a computer to play with the operating system. I buy it to run software. PCs can run more software.
 
#13
Yes - remember 60% of americans use Mac - there are torrent clients for macs available as well as for linux etc...

best thing is to take your mrs to a mac shop or PC world for a look and a touch....

I use a mac and a PC - and am experienced at repairing both. - its how i pay the mortgage.

R
 
#14
Why do Mac mice only have one button? It's like losing a limb. Try playing Unreal Tournament 3 with that. But then, it probably won't ever be released for the Fisher Price Mac.
 
#16
bluearmy said:
internet, games on the internet, and the misses likes to copy and download films and music.
I want a mac but the misses thinks a mac is not as good as a pc
I support a PC network at work and have a Mac network at home - I need to be paid before I will work on PCs.

For what you want to do the Mac, (almost any Mac!) will be fine, but Channel 4 on demand won't work for you, neither will quite a few legal music sites. The non-DRM sites will mostly work! as will most bit-torrent sites. For legal music purchases, you end up having to rely on iTunes.

The cheapest way in is either from eBay or a new Mac mini, but the first thing you will discover is that used Macs are silly money, so look hard at spending on new, remembering the software bundled in. The cheapest Mac laptop is £749, but before dismissing it as too expensive, check the specs and the software included as it will be more usable than a Dell or Tosh straight out of the box.

Most Macs remain fully useable much longer than the equivalent PC, my son is using my 2000 iMac DVSE with OS10.4 and we have only just pensioned off my wife's 1998 iMac - still useable but the web browser no longer works with the majority of websites.

If you run a Mac you really don't have to worry about viruses, other than passing them on to a PC owner and good security is built in - if you are doing anything illegal, you are likely to get away with more using a Mac!, (partly security through obscurity), although Filevault using PGP helps.

There IS less software available for a Mac, but what there is tends to be higher quality, , http://guide.apple.com/index.lasso, the iLife Apps are models of clarity and ease of use, (even if they stifle the creative process a little).

If you are not and never intend to become a computer geek, than a Mac is an easy route into productive computing - My mother, father and two sisters use Macs I support remotely, going home to see the parents became much less stressful once Father dear dumped the Dell.
 
#17
#18
jeremy996 said:
My mother, father and two sisters use Macs I support remotely
Now there's a good point.
Do you know anyone who's handy with computers who could be persuaded with beer to fix yours when it goes wrong? (and mac or pc, it WILL go wrong) If you do, make sure you get the same system that your friend has and understands. Because a PC geek will be no help fixing your Mac, just like a Mac geek will be no help fixing your PC.
 

Biped

LE
Book Reviewer
#19
Oooooh kaaaaayyy:

First things first: Apple Slogan from a time when such things were banged into granite blocks:

People use PC's because they have to; people use Mac's because they want to.

I've used both and it does come down to a couple of major pros and cons.

The Apple Mac has always, and will always be simpler and more enjoyable to use on a day to day basis. There are not many computer manufacturers out there who make a product as reliable as a Mac either. It is less prone to viruses and the software that does work on it is generally top quality.

The downside is that Macs (apart from the during the bit when Jobs buggered off for a while in the 90's - remember Umax anyone?) is a bespoke peice of hardware and the PC isn't. What this means is that the range of hardware specs and models of the Mac run to the 10's if you are lucky, whilst there are thousands of differently confgured PC's on he market that are often substantially cheaper than the equivalent Mac.

Because of the huge user base of Windows machines, there is also a much, much larger range of software titles. Downside is, there are also a much larger number of viruses that attack them.

It comes down to this: If you want to play with everything, and play everything and muck around inside your 'box', and/or have a tight budget, then the PC is the way to go.

If your needs are less extravagant, and you simply want to use MS Office, browse the web, play music, films, porn, a limited number of games, can't be arrsed watching your machine crash every 5 minutes, have a bigger budget, and an eye to te 'cred' there is nothing that touches an Apple Macintosh.

I use a PC because I like to break things, play with things, or better still, watch them break themselves (and I couldn't afford Mac).
 
#20
Biped said:
Oooooh kaaaaayyy:

First things first: Apple Slogan from a time when such things were banged into granite blocks:

People use PC's because they have to; people use Mac's because they want to.

I've used both and it does come down to a couple of major pros and cons.

The Apple Mac has always, and will always be simpler and more enjoyable to use on a day to day basis. There are not many computer manufacturers out there who make a product as reliable as a Mac either. It is less prone to viruses and the software that does work on it is generally top quality.

The downside is that Macs (apart from the during the bit when Jobs buggered off for a while in the 90's - remember Umax anyone?) is a bespoke peice of hardware and the PC isn't. What this means is that the range of hardware specs and models of the Mac run to the 10's if you are lucky, whilst there are thousands of differently confgured PC's on he market that are often substantially cheaper than the equivalent Mac.

Because of the huge user base of Windows machines, there is also a much, much larger range of software titles. Downside is, there are also a much larger number of viruses that attack them.

It comes down to this: If you want to play with everything, and play everything and muck around inside your 'box', and/or have a tight budget, then the PC is the way to go.

If your needs are less extravagant, and you simply want to use MS Office, browse the web, play music, films, porn, a limited number of games, can't be arrsed watching your machine crash every 5 minutes, have a bigger budget, and an eye to te 'cred' there is nothing that touches an Apple Macintosh.

I use a PC because I like to break things, play with things, or better still, watch them break themselves (and I couldn't afford Mac).
My machine aint crashed in months. In fact I dont remember the last time it did. Win XP is finally working.
Now to upgrade to vista..........As fkin if.......
 

Similar threads

New Posts

Latest Threads