1. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    If you had bothered to read the posts in this thread, you would have seen that many (most) of us have already posted why we prefer Mac/OS X over the Windows platform. But instead, you came in here trying to convert us all.
    Even the people who did say they prefer Windows over OSX did so in a respectful manner. But there's always gonna be that ONE person trying to shove specs down our throats, convince us that we have no knowledge about computer's and just be overall condescending to us.
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    10-16-2014 04:19 PM
  2. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Unfortunately, nothing Apple produce comes close to the sheer power of my Windows 7 PC. I use it for compiling, video and music editing, gaming and lots of other graphics intensive stuff. It's water cooled and has a set of pretty bleeding edge graphics cards, as well as a top Intel processor, huge RAM and over twenty four terabytes of storage.

    The whole thing set me back just over 10,000 GBP (about 16,000 USD) and nothing Apple can do will touch it.

    Don't get me wrong, I love Apple and really want to try Yosemite, so i'm going to get a MacBook Pro when I next head back out to LA though as you just can't beat them for laptop power and portability.
    10-16-2014 04:40 PM
  3. Vic Rivera's Avatar
    What is this push bullet?

    Phone Junkie
    10-16-2014 05:39 PM
  4. Sakroz's Avatar
    As much as I despise the cesspool that is Windows, this thread is about preference and opinion. So, in that context, there is no wrong answer.

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    Lol that meme haha
    10-16-2014 06:28 PM
  5. A895's Avatar
    What is this push bullet?

    Phone Junkie
    https://www.pushbullet.com

    It makes your phone and computer and tablet all talk to each other seamlessly. On Android you can even reply to texts from your computer, and allows you to send anything and everything from your computer and phone. Super useful.

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    10-16-2014 06:45 PM
  6. Maladroit23's Avatar
    MacBook Pro all the way. Portability. Slick, fluid interface. Longevity. Data-accessibility with the iCloud thing. No crashes. No viruses. I've had zero problems with my Macbook Pro. All of my PCs crashed and burned a long time ago and I haven't looked back.
    10-16-2014 08:17 PM
  7. HankAZ's Avatar
    https://www.pushbullet.com

    It makes your phone and computer and tablet all talk to each other seamlessly. On Android you can even reply to texts from your computer, and allows you to send anything and everything from your computer and phone. Super useful.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    Kind of like Continuity for android. Nice.
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    10-16-2014 08:18 PM
  8. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    A Mac. When I was a kid a dream of owning one, one day and it happened. Reason why is exactly to what Finn said, it's fast , reliable and does the job perfectly. I've never had any issues with it and I love everything about Mac Os. Don't think I'll ever change back too Windows. It gave me too many problems
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    10-16-2014 08:21 PM
  9. pappy53's Avatar
    Unfortunately, nothing Apple produce comes close to the sheer power of my Windows 7 PC. I use it for compiling, video and music editing, gaming and lots of other graphics intensive stuff. It's water cooled and has a set of pretty bleeding edge graphics cards, as well as a top Intel processor, huge RAM and over twenty four terabytes of storage.

    The whole thing set me back just over 10,000 GBP (about 16,000 USD) and nothing Apple can do will touch it.

    Don't get me wrong, I love Apple and really want to try Yosemite, so i'm going to get a MacBook Pro when I next head back out to LA though as you just can't beat them for laptop power and portability.
    Ever heard of the Mac Pro?
    10-16-2014 09:45 PM
  10. A895's Avatar
    Kind of like Continuity for android. Nice.
    And it works for everything, anything that pops into my notification center shows on my computer and I can select which apps I want notifications from, and there is also universal copy and paste. If it handled phone calls it would be continuity for Android but it is almost the same.
    10-16-2014 10:46 PM
  11. xsendoux's Avatar
    im gaming most of time, so PC.. sorry the majority of folks i know are mac here hehe
    10-17-2014 01:55 AM
  12. HankAZ's Avatar
    im gaming most of time, so PC.. sorry the majority of folks i know are mac here hehe
    Well, it is an Apple-centric forum site.
    10-17-2014 02:09 AM
  13. essay2u's Avatar
    As much as I hate to say it, you are completely wrong with this point. If I like Windows, I can buy: Acer, HP, Dell, Falcon NW, Alienware and a plethora of different manufacturers. I can buy different branded components (Ram, Power supply, cpu, motherboard ect...) at my own discretion. With Apple you can buy...well Apple. That means as a Mac user, you have chosen to have no choice.

    For example, if I enjoy playing a specific game and I'm using an Apple computer. I've enjoyed that game for a couple of years, and I want to keep my game and my game's data. My Apple dies of unknown causes or goes obsolete. I can't purchase another manufacturers product and expect my game to run. Now, if you are a Windows users, you can. I could have a Dell machine and decide that that HP looks like it is a better bang for the buck. I can go buy that, load the same game I had before, restore the game data and continue as if nothing happens.

    There's a reason why Apple hardware costs more for the less. It's because there is no competition in the hardware space for their product. If you want to use osx, you have to buy Apple hardware. If you want to use Windows, you can use any hardware, even Apple's if you want. Even worse in the mobile space, if I like Android, I can choose from probably 100 different smartphones. Each one has it's strengths and weaknesses and I can choose what I want for what purpose. When it's time to upgrade, I can pick any of those Android devices and all apps that I have purchased I'm free to use. With Apple, you have 2. iPhone 6 and 6+. If I want to change to a (for arguments sake) an Android device, I have to repurchase all my apps. That's where the lack of choice is.

    I have no problem with Apple's operating system. It looks nice and it does seem easy to use. The only drawback to the OS is compatibility issues with software. What I hate about it that it allows me no choices as far as the actual computer is concerned. It doesn't allow me to simply open it up and install an upgrade. It's far too expensive to get hardware that was outdated last year. This is why the reference to hardware knowledge. If you have good knowledge of the components of your pc and how much they cost, you will realize that Apple is about 2-2.5x the cost of a Windows based machine (if the same or similar hardware is installed).
    "Good points. You convinced me to switch." Said no one. Ever. Wrong forum. And actually the wrong site for this silliness. If you're happy, great. Buy what you like. I've been a Mac user since 1989. I liked it then and I like it now. I use a PC at work everyday. Nothing wrong with that either. Simple. Now move along.
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    10-17-2014 08:42 AM
  14. SprSynJn's Avatar
    I have been using only OS X since 2007, and have no intention of ever returning. Just bought an iMac in April after seven years on a MacBook. One of the best switches I have ever made.
    10-17-2014 10:59 AM
  15. MarkY3130's Avatar
    It's hard to get subjective responses to questions like these on a forum dedicated to all things Apple. I'm not saying the opinions here aren't accurate, there will just be very few people here to provide the counter arguments.

    For me, I have been using iPhones and iPads for a long time. That led me to purchase a MacBook Pro in late 2012, my first apple computer. I used it for almost 18 months and fought that thing every day. I am now back on a PC. I used it for both work and personal usage.

    I was 28 when I bought it and I am pretty tech savvy. There are things I really liked, like the touchpad and the screen. There were things I hated like "Finder". But the big issues for me were that software I needed was not available for the Mac. Programs I use for work such as Bluebeam, Autodesk products, navisworks, etc. we're not offered. I was able to get an Adobe product to use in place of Bluebeam, so that was fine. However, I could not find any way to view the 3d construction models. I ended up running windows in parallels but that was a mess. Note that I don't even need to create content, I only need to view it and couldn't find any ways that just felt like work arounds.

    Also the Microsoft office suite is very different, and I didn't care much for the iWork suite.

    In short, the MacBook is a great device, but is not the best fit for some people's needs. As a consumer device it was really good and I liked it a lot. For my professional needs it was a big let down.

    If you are going to college and know what your major will be it will help you make the choice. If it will be an engineering or construction degree where you need the programs I listed above, then I would go with a PC.

    (It's possible some of these programs are now available for Mac, I haven't checked on it since moving back to Windows)
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    10-17-2014 11:35 AM
  16. calebt's Avatar
    I use both, But prefer Mac especially now with Yosemite and iOS 8, I run Windows in bootcamp for things I need to do in Windows.
    10-19-2014 01:00 PM
  17. Vic Rivera's Avatar
    I use both, But prefer Mac especially now with Yosemite and iOS 8, I run Windows in bootcamp for things I need to do in Windows.
    What do you mean by " bootcamp "?

    Phone Junkie
    10-19-2014 01:13 PM
  18. calebt's Avatar
    What do you mean by " bootcamp "?

    Phone Junkie

    "Install Windows on your Mac
    With Boot Camp, you can use Windows 7 or 8, or OS X on your Mac."

    https://help.apple.com/bootcamp/mac/...e-57c230b1c250
    10-19-2014 01:17 PM
  19. Vic Rivera's Avatar
    "Install Windows on your Mac
    With Boot Camp, you can use Windows 7 or 8, or OS X on your Mac."

    https://help.apple.com/bootcamp/mac/...e-57c230b1c250
    That very interesting. Did not know Mac was can do that.

    Phone Junkie
    10-19-2014 01:35 PM
  20. calebt's Avatar
    That very interesting. Did not know Mac was can do that.

    Phone Junkie
    Yes, thats a nice feature about the Mac. You can do the same on PC also, run OSX a little more involved though.
    10-19-2014 01:40 PM
  21. Vic Rivera's Avatar
    Yes, thats a nice feature about the Mac. You can do the same on PC also, run OSX a little more involved though.
    Are you saying I can buy the software to run Mac on Pc?

    Phone Junkie
    10-19-2014 01:44 PM
  22. calebt's Avatar
    Yes, I don't think I can post here how its done, but you can easily Google instructions.
    10-19-2014 01:50 PM
  23. jugghead62's Avatar
    I tried PC for many years, after hiccups, clutter, things simply not working chose a mac. Never had to wipe it like I did PC's. Seems like they would have issues about every 6 months or so, then wipe and start all over. Too much time trying to get it to work right. Mac simply works......never had issues......Pretty simple.
    01-10-2016 07:23 PM
  24. jugghead62's Avatar
    Not so, they work, they integrate well and you can't get that on pc.........I can take a photo on my phone and it shows up on iPad, internet etc. PC won't do it naturally..
    01-10-2016 07:31 PM
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