05-09-2009 09:43 AM
I guess its just a matter of preference for me. I do in fact own a macbook pro, just recently purchased in the middle of April. Before that i owned a Toshiba with windows ultimate, which i owned for a year and every pc before that was windows. So far, everythings good with my mac, and i can do everything plus a little more with it than i could do with windows.
I will admit it took some getting used to as far as how things are organized and stored. But it doesn't take long to whip through osx like you would windows. As far as gaming, no probs there. I also had no probs bringing everything from my pc to my mac. While I'm confident that osx is not the "perfect" os, I find it alot easier to use and is a much faster off the shelf computer compared to others i've owned.
On the flip side.
HP has really stepped it up the past couple of years and has put out some great notebooks. I do not hate windows, and MS has put out some great stuff over the years. and my personal opinion is once windows got over all the issues with vista, and a million updates, its not a bad OS.
So mac or pc? so far the mac is winning out for me.
05-09-2009 12:40 PM
i agree, its all up to the user and depends what you want out of your computer.
once i get the money i will buy an iMac and maybe sell my PC or give it to my brother :]
AND as you said, no OS is perfect, Mac has the issue of being closed source and not as compatable as windows is, Windows is plagued for unstability and malware issues, in linux to actually get things running you got to learn terminal and not as many programs/drivers are as readily available.
My wireless card is whats keeping me from using ubuntu main stream, if it did work, id use windows xp and ubuntu dual boot
05-10-2009 10:26 AM
Running OS X on a pc is hardly something that I'd recommend. The installation alone can take weeks of playing with to finally find a solution that fits. Then if you ever update to a new revision (10.5.5 to 10.5.6) you're going to have to go through hel| to get everything working again.
As someone who is constantly bored with his technology, and therefore always playing with it (new OS's, new distros, new programs, overclocking etc) running Mac is a fun thing. I love all the effort that I have to put into getting OS X running on a 2 year old acer that I paid 150 bucks for (it was new, it was just defective out of the box, so I bought it directly from my then employer, CCity).
Memory upgrade: 30 bucks
New wifi card for mac: 12 bucks
Total cost: 192 dollars.
It's no macbook pro, but it does pretty well for itself.