1. Vic Rivera's Avatar
    Would you prefer a Mac or PC?

    Why did you select....?

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    10-14-2014 05:00 PM
  2. finn5975's Avatar
    I went with a Macbook Pro after years (almost decades) of PC ownership. For one, I hate Windows 8....with a passion. But also, I own an iphone and an ipad and I am used to the way things work with Apple and its operating systems. My Macbook is very fast, very portable, and I don't ever have to deal with things like popup ads, taking long to find things, etc. I feel like everything that I do takes less time and less steps on my Mac. Couple that with being able to iMessage from it, sync all of my email accounts the same way they are on my phone, use Notes and other apps that stay in sync with iCloud, and now Extensions coming...it is a seamsless experience. I have a top of the line desktop PC with a 30" LED monitor that I might as well sell. I have not been on it in months.
    10-14-2014 05:05 PM
  3. taz323's Avatar
    Have both, prefer Mac.
    10-14-2014 05:06 PM
  4. Vic Rivera's Avatar
    I went with a Macbook Pro after years (almost decades) of PC ownership. For one, I hate Windows 8....with a passion. But also, I own an iphone and an ipad and I am used to the way things work with Apple and its operating systems. My Macbook is very fast, very portable, and I don't ever have to deal with things like popup ads, taking long to find things, etc. I feel like everything that I do takes less time and less steps on my Mac. Couple that with being able to iMessage from it, sync all of my email accounts the same way they are on my phone, use Notes and other apps that stay in sync with iCloud, and now Extensions coming...it is a seamsless experience. I have a top of the line desktop PC with a 30" LED monitor that I might as well sell. I have not been on it in months.
    I, too, am starting to hate Windows. I'm starting to have issues and I'm looking for something reliable for school.

    I'm really starting to think about making Apple my ecosystem.

    Your thoughts?

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    10-14-2014 05:22 PM
  5. Vic Rivera's Avatar
    Have both, prefer Mac.
    Why did you select Mac?

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    10-14-2014 05:23 PM
  6. taz323's Avatar
    Just more comfortable getting around on it. And even though I can backup on the PC. iPhone and iPad is sync's better with the Mac
    10-14-2014 05:29 PM
  7. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Mac, no question. Have used both throughout my life, but Vista is probably what finally killed it for me. It was a terrible implementation of Windows (as we all know) and I was constantly crashing with the blue screen of death for no apparent reason. When it was time to replace that cursed thing, I went with a Macbook Pro and never looked back. I've since replaced that MacBook Pro with the most current model and love it. The OS is rock solid and dependable.

    The only gripe I have about it is that I've only had this thing for a month and the SSD has already had to be replaced. My dad has had two MacBook Airs with SSD failures in the past year and a half. Aren't SSDs supposed to be more reliable than spinning drives? I've never had a spinning drive fail on me and now this. I hope it doesn't happen again because it would make me seriously reconsider another Mac.

    Anyway, my personal devices are all Apple at the moment, but I always keep my options open.
    10-14-2014 05:38 PM
  8. HankAZ's Avatar
    Mac since 2010. OS X, like Apple, just works. I haven't' seen BSOD in over 4 years. OS X works with the iOS platform in a way that becomes more and more seamless with every release. The handoff and continuity features of Yosemite and iOS 8.1 are manifestations of this seamlessness, taken to the next level.
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    10-14-2014 05:39 PM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I've been using a Mac for almost 6 years now, and have rarely even looked at a PC during that timeframe so I would definitely prefer a Mac. Ease of use, stable OS, interoperability and support is top-notch.
    10-14-2014 07:43 PM
  10. Vic Rivera's Avatar
    Worth every penny?

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    10-14-2014 08:34 PM
  11. HankAZ's Avatar
    Worth every penny?

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    Absolutely worth it in my opinion. I can not speak for anyone else.
    Last edited by HankAZ; 10-15-2014 at 09:59 AM.
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    10-14-2014 08:38 PM
  12. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    I use Mac as my daily driver and PC for gaming, which is not too often since I'm mainly a console gamer.

    Sent from my HTC M8
    10-14-2014 08:53 PM
  13. finn5975's Avatar
    Worth every penny?

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    It has been for me for sure. The battery life I get on my MacBook and its portability are second to none. The ease of doing everything from adjusting volume to setting the brightness, just little things, adds up immensely. It is as reliable as any other Apple product I have owned, or anything I have owned period.
    10-14-2014 09:07 PM
  14. taz323's Avatar
    Worth every penny?

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    Not a doubt here.
    10-14-2014 10:09 PM
  15. Sakroz's Avatar
    For gaming PC for everything else Mac. OS X is fantastic operating system, looks great, uncluttered and feature rich to make your life easier. Each to their own, for me though OS X superior to Windows.
    10-15-2014 06:42 AM
  16. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I have both but I've been using a Mac as my daily driver for about 8 years & I love it. I'm not a huge fan of Windows, especially Windows 8. And now that I own several Apple products, it's much more convenient for me. In my experience, Macs are also more reliable and offer piece of mind that if something goes wrong, I can take it to Apple & have it repaired or replaced vs a third party or trying to contact Dell or whoever.
    10-15-2014 06:56 AM
  17. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    Mac hands down. I used windows literally my whole life(my parents had windows before I was born) and I just switched to a MacBook Air in March. I can't even use windows anymore.
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    10-15-2014 07:51 AM
  18. Vic Rivera's Avatar
    Would a Macbook be better for a college student?

    If so, is there a learning curve going from Windows to OS X?

    Any through

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    10-15-2014 08:04 AM
  19. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    Would a Macbook be better for a college student?

    If so, is there a learning curve going from Windows to OS X?

    Any through

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    MacBooks are the number one laptops on college campuses. I'm going to college next year(high school senior now, and MacBook's battery life has already aided my studies) so yes to your first question. There is a small learning curve, but small.
    10-15-2014 07:53 PM
  20. joemd60's Avatar
    This is my first Mac after several Windows pcs, and wonder why I waited so long to buy one.
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    10-15-2014 08:46 PM
  21. HankAZ's Avatar
    Would a Macbook be better for a college student?

    If so, is there a learning curve going from Windows to OS X?
    Of course, OS X functions differently than Windows does. I didn't think the learning curve was that steep, but there were a couple of "gotchas" along the way. The best resource that I have discovered for switching was a book by David Pogue entitled Switching to the Mac - The Missing Manual. I have the edition for Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6), but it has been updated for every version of OS X since. It basically walks you through the differences between OS X and Windows using the "If you did this in Windows, this is how you do it in OS X".

    Here is the Table of Contents from the book in .pdf format. Again, I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
    Last edited by HankAZ; 10-15-2014 at 10:31 PM.
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    10-15-2014 09:54 PM
  22. A895's Avatar
    A PC mainly because it feels, I don't know how to say it....more for power users? I have an iMac at home, but it doesn't feel right for me. But my W8.1 convertible, I can do whatever, the file manager for one feels more intuitive, I can customize the them, wallpaper, and start screen out of the box. I like how there is more software for PC too. I like PushBullet for PC for one, I get my phones notifications on my PC without Chrome, and I can push anything on my computer to my phone and anything on my phone to my computer. I also like how Xbox Video is integrated into PC, so I rent and buy movies on my computer, I can stream them on my Xbox too. Oh, and OneDrive is built into PC so all my files and documents are available wherever, even on the web.
    10-16-2014 11:26 AM
  23. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    A PC mainly because it feels, I don't know how to say it....more for power users? I have an iMac at home, but it doesn't feel right for me. But my W8.1 convertible, I can do whatever, the file manager for one feels more intuitive, I can customize the them, wallpaper, and start screen out of the box. I like how there is more software for PC too. I like PushBullet for PC for one, I get my phones notifications on my PC without Chrome, and I can push anything on my computer to my phone and anything on my phone to my computer. I also like how Xbox Video is integrated into PC, so I rent and buy movies on my computer, I can stream them on my Xbox too. Oh, and OneDrive is built into PC so all my files and documents are available wherever, even on the web.
    There is pushbullet for os x too. I don't agree that PC's are more for power users though. Look at the professional computer industry-photography, video editing, design, and programming- what kind of computer do 75+% of them use?
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    10-16-2014 11:41 AM
  24. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    There is pushbullet for os x too. I don't agree that PC's are more for power users though. Look at the professional computer industry-photography, video editing, design, and programming- what kind of computer do 75+% of them use?
    Agreed. Many "power" users are going to prefer OS X because of its *nix underpinnings.
    10-16-2014 11:43 AM
  25. A895's Avatar
    There is pushbullet for os x too. I don't agree that PC's are more for power users though. Look at the professional computer industry-photography, video editing, design, and programming- what kind of computer do 75+% of them use?
    Pushbullet isn't for OS X yet. And I said for ME. I am speaking for myself, not anyone else. I feel more at home on a PC than a Mac (I have both). A Mac is nice, but I like PCs better.

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    10-16-2014 11:46 AM
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