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25 / M / British Columbia,...
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Windows, because it can right click.
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Scarlet_Myrmidon wrote:

Windows, because it can right click.


Linux right clicks too.
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26 / M / new york
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macs are better but there alot more money
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29 / F / London, UK
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I have both Mac and PC but I use my Mac more! My mac laptop runs any program soooooo fast! Our PC takes so long. The games I have are also running awesome! My art programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, Image Ready etc.) run smoothly on my Mac laptop. Whereas in our PC it takes a little longer to load and there's a possibility it will crash.
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Macs cost a lot so I don't know.. I guess I would get one if it wasn't so expensive. Then again, I like Windows because it has better compatibility.. it just always gives me a headache I can never get it to do what I want it to do. I mean, isn't technology supposed to make your life easier?
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25 / F / Cagayan de Oro Ci...
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Errr..I only use PC..
I don't know, really.
But I prefer PC. ^^
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35 / M / Whitebase
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The ultimate quip of it all is that there is really no such thing as bad software, just incompatable hardware.

And at the end of that quip is that there is no such thing as a stupid computer, just a stupid user.

A good 90% of all computer problems are caused by the user trying to interface incompatable software with hardware or engaging in activities which cause critical conflicts in two key software level systems. This is normally due to their lack of knowledge of how the system itself works. That, in and of itself, shouldn't be held against them really. That's simply the way the computer world works. Or they start messing with files they shouldn't.

The bad part is that the more complex that computers become, the higher the frequency of these events despite the best efforts of software (and hardware) manufacturers to ensure a full-spectrum-compatability and making them (for lack of a better term) user-proof.

Regardless of that fact, what a PC is good for and what a Mac excells at is really just a matter of what you intend to use it for as a primary. I do a lot of image editing. Thusly, I prefer Mac over PC as it handles it more efficiently. However, I dislike Mac's incompataility with just about every software ever made at any given point, ever. Though I do have a mounted environment (windows type) on my Mac to help bridge the gap, it's tenuous at best.

Mac is somewhat akin to Unix. It's an unforgiving environment at times which little redundancy to save a user from their mistakes. Windows seems to believe that most users are 3 year olds mentally which is why you're asked 5,000 times whenever you want to delete a file. Not to mention the miriad of wizards which plauge said user(s) and admins alike. I dislike Mac due to this lack of redundancy from the view of Joe-User. But I like it from the aspect of Joe-Admin as it cuts down on troubleshooting time in the longrun.

Regardless, both systems breaking constantly (with the help of user intervention as the catalyst) keeps me gainfully employed. I enjoy both. But I do find it easier to fix PC's over Mac's. Let alone get replacement parts on a hardware level.
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Mac is a greedy company that wants to establish its own empire. Instead of just submitting to the mainstream market and making computers universal (all hardware and software compatible), they choose to make their own brand deviating from the mainstream. This gives a lot of problems to the users as people switch around from Mac files to Window files.

Even if some of their programs are better and faster and less buggy, the fact that it continues to bring inconvenience to everyday users, I despise them.
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25 / M / Canada
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both restrict their users alot
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35 / M / Whitebase
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Depends on the users level of knowledge. At a base, yes, both builds restrict their users a lot. But I also agree with Stratify that Mac's (by nature) tend to be much more restictive in terms of both hardware and software. Not to mention that (and I'm no Windows fanboy by any stretch) Windows itself is much more linear in it's learning curve. Whereas the learning curve of a Mac is quite steep.

I've actually seen people seriously mess up a Mac (on a software level) by trying to learn how to use it. Proportionally, the same can not be said of a PC running a Windows operating environment. Granted, Unix/Linux based systems can be equally as steep in terms of learning curve and having an unforgiving nature. That's when it boils down more to levels of compatability.

At the end of the day, both systems are hit-or-miss. And it all boils down to the users level of technical knowledge of both the hardware and the software as well as how to properly interface the two (if applicable.) Your average user isn't going to know that kind of stuff. Like I said earlier, that's the quip that is 'computer.'

And is the reason why I'm still gainfully employed.
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PCs dominated the market. Just let it be and lets build off of that. Not create another competition like in the 1980-90's.
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29 / M / Philippines
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What else do you call a Pc ( I know that it stands for personnal computer ). Mac is a mac and its operating system is OS and a PC is a pc and it uses Windows operating system. So....


What? Macintosh is a personal computer. it is just a brand for their hardware and it uses Mac OSx for its operating system. Windows on the other hand has no brand name for its hardware and is compatible with all kinds of clone personal computers.

Your question should be 'Mac or Windows'...

anyway back to the topic, Mac is far more better and more stable than of windows. Windows dominated the market because it is cheaper and it is more compatible to most softwares and hardwares.
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29 / M / Iowa City
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MAC all the way.
I really think it is funny when people think macs dont have "right click"...
if your on a laptop, press just press "ctrl" click. or insert a muse with two bottoms :w00t:
My MacBook (1,8 GHz 1GB RAM) is 2-4 times faster then my m8s PC (3.02GHz 1GB RAM) we took time on the start, and when starting different programs.

But if you are only going to play games get a PC, if your going to do anything ells get a mac.
Just download "crossover" and you can use every single program thats existing to PC
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29 / M / Iowa City
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Emulation is inherently slower, though.

And testing when programs start isn't that reliable of a test. Try loading a cross-platform benchmark. I can't think of any of the top of my head other than ones that are games.

Like Unreal Tournament 2003. Try loading up a few timedemos on your Mac and PC and compare.
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