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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    Windows is the best operating system for a computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdubmu View Post
    I have it installed on my Surface Pro 3, it's a great device! My mac is a pos not sure if I will ever buy one again
    You must have an old Mac 😝
    New ones are great!
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    I did switch 2 years ago but unless you need a specific software that only runs on Windows or you want to broaden your gaming horizon I see no reason for to switch to Windows PC. Although Windows has come a long way, in my opinion OS X > Windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just_Me_D View Post
    Like many of you, I was a big time Windows user starting with Windows 3.0 (I think), all the way up to Vista. I also dabbled with every Linux distribution available at the time, but I opted to buy a MacBook as a gift to myself (yep) in February 2009. I can't imagine using anything else or even going back to a Windows machine. To those of you who have made the switch personally - I know some of you have to use Windows at work - do you ever consider going back to Windows?
    I'm using an iPad for few years and happy with it
    But I didn't like the iPhone and MacOS too

    Apple makes very good hardware but I just didn't like MacOS that's all
    And I also didn't like the idea installing Windows on it it's just looks silly
    Have to help few friends with that
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    I actually retired my iPad for awhile and used a Surface Pro 3 for a few months last year. I absolutely could not get used to using Windows and found so many glitches that I ended up selling my SP3 and went back to my iPad again as my day to day. I'll never say never bc I am a total tech dork, but I think it'll be awhile before I try that again.
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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    I use both (MacBook Pro and Windows 10 desktop), and I enjoy using both.
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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    I never left. The entry price is too rich for my blood. Or, maybe I'm just cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mumfoau View Post
    I never left. The entry price is too rich for my blood. Or, maybe I'm just cheap.
    Lol. I'm cheap, too, but I really don't like Windows. In our house, we have one copy of Windows running on a virtual machine off of my husband's Linux box. He only uses it for work purposes. I have my MBP and iPad for personal use. I do use Windows at work, but that's bc that's what we have here.
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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    Never!
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    I have to use Windows at work and it drives me crazy. I would never switch back at home unless something drastically changes
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    The Surface Pro 4 actually made me decide against buying another Windows laptop. Continuous battery life issues, random bugs that I never had on other laptops or custom-built desktops, and still only so-so support for DPI scaling were just some of my concerns. I've considered really committing to try MacOS because of this, and now that I've switched to IOS from Android, it's even more tempting.

    I won't give up Windows on my gaming desktop, but for other purposes i do think a Mac is in my future.
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    The desktop and laptop(Dell) run windows 10. I have win 10 bootcamped on my late 2013 15" rMBP. It's okay but I only use it occasionally. I don't know about the new MacBook Pros, seems a little too much in price, and what happened to the lit apple? I can't believe they took that out.
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    I bought iMac when I was 13 years old about tree years ago. I was amazed how much better it was than windows. This year when I needed laptop to school I bought a MacBook Air and I don't regret it a bit. But still I have to use windows for some things and for that I use parallels.
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    I have 2 laptops with Windows 10 OS and a macOS Sierra.
    Love to buy a MacBook Pro 15", but will wait for more review and earn more $$$.
    I like both OS, because I can learn about the both OS.
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    Lmfao! Same! Her Windows laptop is insanely unreliable. My MacBook has frozen on me ONCE since I had the white 2009 MacBook. Lol! That's the only problem I've ever encountered on a Mac so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by escapedrift View Post
    no. every time my mom wants me to fix her windows laptop, I have the urge to trash it after 5 minutes of use.
    Lmfao! Same! Her Windows laptop is insanely unreliable. My MacBook has frozen on me ONCE since I had the white 2009 MacBook. Lol! That's the only problem I've ever encountered on a Mac so far
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    NO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyecrispy View Post
    Lol. I'm cheap, too, but I really don't like Windows. In our house, we have one copy of Windows running on a virtual machine off of my husband's Linux box. He only uses it for work purposes. I have my MBP and iPad for personal use. I do use Windows at work, but that's bc that's what we have here.
    Using Windows in a VM is not the same experience as using Windows on a modern Windows PC designed for Windows 10, with a good Mic for Cortana, an Intel RealSense Camera, and CPU/GPU supported by DX12, among other things.

    It's not the same if you want a well-rounded UX. A VM is good enough for work, though.

    You can run macOS in a VM as well, but I still don't think it's the same as running it on a bona fide Mac.

    I use both OSes. macOS Sierra on my iMac and Windows 10 on my Notebook. I don't necessarily have a preference, but I do think Windows has a huge advantage in Software. Since I've gotten my Mac, 90% of my software purchases have still been for Windows, because the software offers more for cheaper costs than comparable Mac software. You can also find almost anything on Windows, while the same isn't true for macOS. There are really good Prosumer options on Windows - a huge market for that, while the macOS is truly lacking in that regard.

    I do think some of the built-in Mac software is better than what Microsoft is packaging with Windows (iWork, iMovie/GarageBand), but you can get WordPerfect Office H&S, PaintShop Pro/Video Studio, ACID/Sound Forge Studio for less than the price difference between a Mac and a Windows PC; and that's better than Apple's preloaded software; by a long shot. It really comes down to what you do with your PC, and if you are willing to live with the weaker app ecosystem (which may not affect you if you use primarily Adobe and Microsoft Office apps, for example, as those are available on both platforms.

    Apart from that, I really think it's at the point where you need to test each OS on hardware designed for it, because it makes a big difference on the user experience. Windows laptops today are very different in spec and performance (i.e. battery life) than they were 2-3 years ago.

    I'm about ready to upgrade my laptop, and I'm 100% going Windows for that. The value is too good for the price, thanks to competition in that ecosystem. If I can sell my iMac, I might replace that with a Windows Desktop, as well, for the same reason. So easy to upgrade, and they seem to be putting a lot more into their desktop OS than Apple intends to - for the foreseeable future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    You must have an old Mac ��
    New ones are great!
    I will never buy another AiO PC again, ever. I think for $1,299+, a PC needs to be a bit more upgradeable after the fact.

    Never again, so Windows is my only choice moving forward on the desktop.

    For Laptops, the price differential is an issue for Apple. The Laptops are fairly stagnant in usability and they haven't really put much work into macOS. It feels dated. Also, Windows' app ecosystem is baller. You can buy software that is one version old for almost nothing on Amazon, and it still does 100% more than you need because there is barely anything to add to them these days (i.e. Adobe, Corel, Sony offerings).

    You can save hundreds of dollars just on the software, and that's before you even get to the ridiculous hardware cost disparities.
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    I have a PC (custom built) because I'm a VR enthusiast and at the moment Apple can't really help me in that department. That said... I loathe Windows... in my opinion, Microsoft really lost there way in terms of User Experience after Windows 8... Windows 10 is a slight improvement... but brutal compared to MacOS.
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    I am a mechanical engineer and many softwares that I use have no mac alternative so I have to no choice but to use my windows workstation. Other than everything is done on my macbook pro.
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    the fact that i have to use windows at work annoys me. i would absolutely never would use windows at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliasj28 View Post
    the fact that i have to use windows at work annoys me. i would absolutely never would use windows at home.
    Had to help my wife troubleshoot her work laptop the other day (wouldn't connect to wifi) and it was very foreign, even after working on a PC at my office. Eventually got it working but wow it was harder than it needed to be. Wouldn't even connect using ethernet :-\
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    I switched from OSX to Windows 7 ages ago, and it was fine. I actually really liked Windows 8/8.1. But I dislike Windows 10 SO MUCH. It has me seriously considering going back to OSX.

    In my opinion, the only benefits of running a Windows machine is better bang for your buck, and gaming.
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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    I once thanked Microsoft for screwing up so much with Windows Vista. Had it not been for the worst experience with constant crashing on my Dell XPS 12" notebook that cost me $2000, I would've never stumbled into an Apple Store back in February 2007 and picked up my first MacBook that had the same specs for $1200.

    When I realized that I never rebooted my MacBook the first month and a half I owned it, I knew how stable the interplay of its hardware and software was.

    It's taken me over 9 years for me to even think about reconsidering, after the relatively disappointing specs of the newest MacBook Pro, compared to the Surface Studio. Granted, they are two different beasts altogether, but I do agree with some in the community that the folks at Redmond showed some real and bold innovation for creative users such as myself. And the fact that it's a Microsoft hardware and software device shows that they're finally understanding the importance of stability and the user experience with the proper interplay of hardware and software.

    Of course, I'm still so tied to the intricacies and nuances of the iOS and macOS platforms that it'll be hard for me to break away, even if I wanted to.
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