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17th August, 2007 at 15:16:34 -

Yep. Anyone recommend a mac to me over a pc? What are the advantages? (I've never used one before)

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17th August, 2007 at 15:53:54 -

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I used Macs all the time at University, but Id still never buy one.

 
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17th August, 2007 at 17:12:08 -

Really? Why is that? What are the best bits/worst bits of a mac? Sorry for all the questions but I'm THINKING about switching but have never actually used one before . So of course I need some opinions first

 
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17th August, 2007 at 17:16:07 -

I have almost never even seen a Mac, before recently. And then I can't use it and/or experiment with it, since it's my classmate's laptop.

I do want to try out a Mac sometime. If I would buy one, I'd still install Windows and Linux on it rather than use the native OS, though.

 
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17th August, 2007 at 17:16:35 -

If you've never used one before then you're a crazy sausage

Yes they look nice but I think you either hate them or love them IMO. I also think alot of people that have Macs like to keep them as fasionable items, like chihuhuas in handbags

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17th August, 2007 at 17:20:41 -

I am a crazy sausage! Well I hear that they are good for multimedia... and although I'm pretty crappy at that right now I'd like to really get into it some time. Are they generally better when it comes to web design, graphics and videos etc?

 
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17th August, 2007 at 17:21:31 -


Originally Posted by -Adam-
If you've never used one before then you're a crazy sausage


No, you just barely see them around here. Nobody I know has a Mac (except that classmate), and I'm studying IT.

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17th August, 2007 at 17:23:12 -

I was talking to Slink

 
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17th August, 2007 at 17:23:57 -

But I never used one before either!

 
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17th August, 2007 at 17:37:17 -

Dude, I was calling Slink a sausage for considering buying one when he hasn't even tried one, did you say you were gonna buy one?

 
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17th August, 2007 at 17:59:14 -

Because for £630 (edu discount) you can buy a 20¨ C2D computer with a DX10 graphics card (albeit not one of the better ones), dual layer DVD burner, BT, Wifi and all that. They use the best LCD's going too. Run the best OS (hey I use both so I can compare) and run the OS with most apps. My iMacs are the most flexible computers I've owned. Even my family use them now (video/photo/audio stuff in OSX and office stuff in XP). These days XP feels like a necessary evil, my computer only crashes in XP and Adobes programs run much faster in OSX, and all the best pro audio and video apps are in OSX (Logic, Final Cut). If only they ported over MMF!
And the boot times!

Course this is only with the desktops. Portable Macs have a tendency to be expensive, but you're paying for frankly the best case, keyboard and ultra slim form factor... well in the MBP, the MB are hideous IMO. That might be worth it for some.

Buy it through edu and I think you still get an extended 3 year warranty too. No questions asked. You can return a whole system just from 1 dead pixel (Only Apple and Dell do this, infact).

 
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17th August, 2007 at 23:29:50 -

I second Jimmi. Macs rule .

 
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18th August, 2007 at 03:05:32 -


Originally Posted by Slínk
What are the advantages?


You get to pay for proprietary hardware.

 
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18th August, 2007 at 05:07:28 -

Slink- iMacs and Mac Minis are like PC laptops. They are low power, high performance (that's why they're all using C2D), only upgradeable memory and HDD. Mac Pros are completely upgradeable. They're just like a standard desktop PC, which is a bit of a lie as the higher end models are veritable home super computers (16gb RAM, 8 cores, fibre channels...).

 
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18th August, 2007 at 05:07:47 -


Originally Posted by -Adam-
Dude, I was calling Slink a sausage for considering buying one when he hasn't even tried one, did you say you were gonna buy one?


It's just that you replied after my post, which kinda showed you might have been talking to me. And having used one is a seperate matter from buying one. But whatever, lol.

 
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