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Discussion in 'Mac' started by Lpspider, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. Lpspider

    Lpspider Peasant

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    Alright, I'm considering buying an apple ibook.

    What are the pros and cons of this?

    I'd specifically like to hear from people who have previously used windows/microsoft and converted.

    Thank you
     
  2. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    It really is personal preference. You can do the same stuff on both platforms. I like Windows better than OS X so I switched from Mac to PC.

    I recommend you play with a Mac for a while in a computer store to get a feel for the platform.
     
  3. Gilgamesh

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    personal preference... Like Jake said, try one out at the store.

    One immediate benefit is the lack of viruses written for the Mac (less viruses/spyware), but that's not a huge reason for buying one. I like the Macs, but I have never really had to work on a PC, tho. Learned on the mac and stayed on it...
     
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    I've used both but switched to PC when I got my winbox for $25 as surplus. Macs tend to be more expensive, obviously, and I have my pet peeves about PC users who try to use Macs and assume all the wrong things (the biggest one is how PC users assume that closing the window means you've exited the program)

    -Macs are nearly impossible to upgrade the processor and motherboard. You're basically limited to changing drives and RAM. Also, the program variety is a little more limited for the office and gaming environment. Photoshop/Video/Audio editing suites work faster than their PC equivalents though.

    -PCs have OS flexibility that Mac OSX doesn't. You can use Linux or any number of alternate Windows shell programs instead of basic Win2k or WinXP. Unfortunately Windows boxes are much more at risk for viruses and such. Also, upgrading is easier and so instead of spending $3000 every 3 years on a new Mac, you can spend $200 every six months to keep your computer up-to-date. Much cheaper.
     
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  5. cowofwar

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    Personal choice. Go try one out for a while and see if it works for you. Some people hate them and some people love them.
     
  6. Lpspider

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    problem is, no stores in my area sell them in store - just online purchases.
     
  7. MisterHalleck

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    Online is just fine, but if you do, buy from Apple directly insead of through a reseller. It's less confusing, imo.
     
  8. Elbereth

    Elbereth MSC Commander and Donator

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    If you are a student, they have good educational discounts as well. Apple also has a promotion of a free iPod mini with a computer purchase for students right now.
     
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    Really? I'm a student, but I already have an ipod - not the new model though ;(

    Can you give me a link?
     
  10. Elbereth

    Elbereth MSC Commander and Donator

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    Here
     

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