Mac vs Pc

Alex's thoughts

This is not a which one is better post.  We all know that the mac system is better just not as well supported by gamers and what not. But in recent years that is changing as the Mac OS grows in popularity.

I have been a Mac person all my life.  My dad bought a power mac back in the 90's and that was the first computer I used.  Then in high school I started using the Mac Pro with its huge tower and awesome power.  When I started college I got my first laptop: a Mac Book.  That laptop lasted 4 years.  A few months ago my Mac broke.  I needed a new laptop and I couldn't afford the very expensive Macs so I was stuck with a PC.  Now I own a new Samsung with windows 7.  It takes a bit of getting used to.  It helps that Windows started to copy Mac so some of the stuff is similar but I still got to learn all over again.  I kinda like it though.  It is like an adventure.  What does this menu do?  What happens when I do that?  How long until my comp crashes for no reason?  Don't get me wrong I do like the look and feel of my new computer and Windows 7 really isn't that bad, it just takes some getting used to.  Like the other day I was playing L4D2 and I didn't know how to flip through windows and had to ask Helen. It did kinda hurt though, having to ask how to work my own computer. I am sure Helen enjoyed that to no end. :) (Helen: I'm not that much of a sadist :P) I have so many little things to learn and it is hard to clean up your computer and hard drive.  I can't seem to find everything that I want and I just get the feeling that things are just floating around somewhere on my computer and I have only had it for a week. :p

Starting fresh has its advantages. But at the same time it is nice to stick with what you know.


{ April } at: November 3, 2010 at 7:40 PM said...

I was the opposite, grew up on PC's, then got a mac in college. Everything is so much easier with macs, they lay out and how everything works.

{ Ada } at: November 3, 2010 at 9:10 PM said...

I think PCs are better for people who enjoy micromanagement, because that's what they are best at XD

If you enjoy customization, there's a lot you can do on the PC that on the Mac would take some trouble to do.

On the other hand, I think the Mac OS would be great on netbooks and the like, or if you're not the kind to manage all your programs and software one by one. Also, it's great if you don't want the stress of performing all kinds of diagnostics when your system borks.

Anonymous at: November 3, 2010 at 9:49 PM said...

I get so confused with Macs (my friends are Mac-users), so I have to stick with PC XD It's cool you're having fun instead of going through frustration lol

{ Yllsa } at: November 4, 2010 at 7:22 AM said...

Enjoy paying 4x the price for parts that are easily available and being unable to upgrade anything yourself!

Also, I worked IT at a college campus - 99% of Windows users had no problems connecting to the campus network the first time. The first two weeks of last fall, I spent most of my calls trying to coerce finiky macs to do the same thing - the problems and solutions were almost completely arbitrary - they would only install the required software for connecting on a guest account, or they wouldn't install if there was another copy in the trashbin. Totally ridiculous.

{ HSP } at: November 5, 2010 at 6:09 AM said...

I guess when you use both, you get to appreciate the advantages and nuances of each OS. I used Macs a bit when I was younger but have been a PC person for most of my life.

Macs get extra points for usability, fo sho. Though nowadays, unless you are buying a Macbook or some shit, they are essentially PCs with their software on it :/

{ Hobbes02 } at: November 6, 2010 at 7:24 AM said...

haha thats what you get for buying a mac! + it haz no games!

{ Come At Me Bro } at: November 6, 2010 at 10:36 AM said...

I love Windows!

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