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Windows 76 45.51%
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Other 4 2.40%
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Mac or PC

I know who generally has the majority vote. I just recently messed with a Mac for the first time in a long time, and am LONG overdue for a new computer. Now I'm still leaning more towards PC, and the poll won't really effect my decision, I just wonder how many Apple fanboys we have on the forum.


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You do definitely pay more. Their customer service is super dooper though. I have taken my iPod classic in and they had me a replacement and out the door in 3 minutes. Also went in with a friend who bricked his Mac mini. I personally like to fix things myself though so this great customer service isn't so golden to me.

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You do definitely pay more. Their customer service is super dooper though.
agreed +1 for MAC
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I have a Mac and like it. Runs smoother than windows for sure.
I like the fact that it is so seemless and smooth. Has some really nice features too. But I'm really good with Windows. Know it like the back of my hand as far as shortcuts and fixes. I think somewhere down the line I'll end up owning a Mac just so I can totally decide how I like them.

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agreed +1 for MAC

I do a lot of work on MACs but wait till your out of warranty.
Have fun with that.

Just Load OSX on a X86 or X64 platform. Its cheaper then apple hardware.

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Just Load OSX on a X86 or X64 platform. Its cheaper then apple hardware.
I was waiting on that suggestion. I have been looking into it. I actually have a pretty good system to support it. I'm considering building me a new desktop and running OSX on this one.

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I use Mac laptop but still run a custom built PC tower. I like both, but the Mac is quicker and easier for almost everything I do. I do run Windows 7 in VMware Fusion on my laptop if I need some windows specific program, but I hardly ever do!

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I was waiting on that suggestion. I have been looking into it. I actually have a pretty good system to support it. I'm considering building me a new desktop and running OSX on this one.
This can be a PITA at times. When you want to update the OS you have to get special updates. Occasionally things wont work just right. Before I bought Mac hardware I used to run a Hackintosh but everytime I went to change my screen resolution, it would crash.

I used a MacBook Pro and dual booted between Windows and OSX. My MBP was from 2008 so it was when the laptops could be used to cook eggs on them. I finally just went back to "Windows" hardware. I develop video games for a living so most of my time was spent in Windows anyway.

I do have a MacMini with Boxee running on it hooked up to my TV. I could do the same with my Windows machine, but the form factor is just awesome.
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Mac all the way. Was never a huge fan of Windows anyway. I still have to tolerate XP at work and it irritates me no end. Tried the Linux install on my PS3 and it was useless. I'm sure it's alright on other hardware though.

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I used windows all the time before, and about 3 months ago after this debate, bought a macbook pro. I absolutely love it and have never looked back since.

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well my mac has a virus so........kidding.

well I have a mac and a pc and I'm going to say that I hate mac computers, PC's seem to be easier to use and just fit me better.
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i have a mac but only cuz i got it for free. PC is better hands down

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get a mac.. if u really need a pc that bad. just boot camp the mac and install windows :)..
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get a mac.. if u really need a pc that bad. just boot camp the mac and install windows :)..


I was weary of getting a Mac but finally gave in and got one a little over a year ago. I will never own a PC again. If I have to do something that can't be done on my Macbook then it doesn't need to be done. I love not having all those BS trial things on my laptop and all that other useless crap that comes with a PC. It did take a little getting used to but I watched the tutorials on Apple's website to help me out. This thing is still just as fast as the day I bought it.
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I use both at work. For any kind of graphics, video editing, photo illustrating I would go with MAC. For any word processing and that type of work PC. I edit on MACs all day and I love them. For me, if I had to buy only one system it would be a MAC.

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ill take my pc over a mac any day of the week, it will smoke most any mac your getting standard order, and it cost 1/4 as much

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Is this a question of hardware or software? If software, no comment because so much is made equally for both or is available online now that it doesn't matter whether it's Windows or Mac. If hardware, PC without a doubt. I admit that Apple's quality tends to be higher, but it depends on what components you put in your PC. A PC with similar specs can be put together for about half the price, and even without a warranty, you'd be hard-pressed for enough to go wrong to get the cost up to what the Mac originally was.
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Is this a question of hardware or software? If software, no comment because so much is made equally for both or is available online now that it doesn't matter whether it's Windows or Mac. If hardware, PC without a doubt. I admit that Apple's quality tends to be higher, but it depends on what components you put in your PC. A PC with similar specs can be put together for about half the price, and even without a warranty, you'd be hard-pressed for enough to go wrong to get the cost up to what the Mac originally was.
This is just a question of what everyone prefers. As simple as that. I personally like both, but spend more time on a PC.

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PC for me.

I studied Comp engineering, Networking, a little bit of VoIP, some server management, and a few programming languages and all of them used PC platform quite well. Nothing against Mac/Apple since they make cool devices but they seem to be more of a closed-and tightly-controlled environment.

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Cheap and nasty, can get hacked easily,can crash on a daily basis needs to have anti virus programs and if you want to pull your hair out and reformat it at least twice a year cause of the above issues, have a PC.

Mac-nil, zero antivirus software needed, never once been hacked, had a virus, nor restored, nor crashed EVER in ten years.

Mac expensive yes cause it has better features, screen display, dont need to run diagnosis programs cause of whatever issues comes with having a PC etc.
bit like a basic 1198 sure its good but the 1198R is way better, with better features.

But bad side mac- power commander cant be used on a mac, cheap arse copying programs unavailable on a mac, cheapness of a PC beats a mac, iphone runs better on a mac then a pc-better sync with contacts, calendar, iphoto, itunes. PC its crap sync.
PC has HDMI connections, the MAC doesnt.

do what i do, have both..lol I only bought a PC for power commander AND the HDMI connections, and since work files are microsoft office type and microsoft on a mac aint as good sadly.

Simple use is mac, never had a virus, PC i hate it on a daily basis, viruses, windows defender, windows 7 is crap, top open a internet browser takes 2 min for it to start up blah blah blah

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there is no doubt about it that MAC is superior im never going back to PC :D


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Mac-nil, zero antivirus software needed, never once been hacked, had a virus, nor restored, nor crashed EVER in ten years.


windows 7 is crap, top open a internet browser takes 2 min for it to start up blah blah blah
first part of your statement couldnt be any further from the truth, you are NOT, ABSOLUTLY NOT immune to infections on a mac, there are just far fewer infections out there, this will change as mac keeps gaining ground on the pc market


and if it takes 2 min for your browser to start up

QUIT BEING A MORON AND INSTALLING ALL THE TOOLBARS AND FREE BULLSHIT YOU SEE <-- really this applies to the infections as well

if you ACTUALLY READ wtf you are looking at, you dont get the infections

so you cant be a mindless twit while working on a pc now, but you can on a mac (for now) ... i think i see a pattern.


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Mac-nil, zero antivirus software needed, never once been hacked, had a virus, nor restored, nor crashed EVER in ten years.
Only time I've ever had a virus in about 20 years of using Windows was when my Mac-loving roommate installed free software on my comp without my permission (about 15 years ago). Anti-virus software is overrated anyway - using your brain and not opening suspicious files, going to dangerous websites and generally allowing people or things you know to be untrustworthy to touch your computer will pretty much protect you. Obviously I have security anyway, but...

I like the look of Apple products, but the internals are pretty much the same as what are available for PC and more a matter of budget than anything else. Can't stand Apple's restrictive software policies and licensing. I find it a joke that Windows is so much more open these days and Apple built its reputation on being free from control (see 1984 commercial).

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IMO, it depends on what you plan to do with it. I didn't read all of the posts above, maybe you mentioned it...

I have a 13" Macbook Pro that I love, an iPad and every iPhone they've made. I am a fan of Apple products. BUT, I don't think it will EVER replace my Windows based PC's. My Macbook has replaced my Windows based laptop though. Some software I need windows for I just virtual machine Windows 7 to run the Bazzaz and PC software for the bikes and my estimating software for work.

But, I still use my gaming rig (PC) daily, my media center PC is Windows 7, work computer is Windows 7.

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the apple restrictions bug the hell out of me, i feel like for an advanced user pc has way more advantages, and you can have more control over your system. for the average user, in our image driven world, i see why people are buying the more expensive and highly branded machinery, its cool and in.

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