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Old 02-01-2006, 03:50 AM   #1
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PC or Mac

What is your primary computer system. PC, Mac or Something else.

A poll like this was done almost 3 years ago. But this one will be more simple, 3 choices - PC, Mac or Other.

If you are other, tell what you use.

We are a Mac family but we have one PC to run the satellite system for internet.
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Old 02-01-2006, 06:28 AM   #2
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I support a network of 300 PC and 100 macs. The macs are usually trouble free and have been running for 5-6 yrs. The PCs are always on the fritz. Windows can be the most screwed up operating system!
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Old 02-01-2006, 06:38 AM   #3
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Strictly Mac at Home

I've been exclusively on Macs since April, 1984 with the first model. Yes, I know the difference. I use a PC at work every day.

The new iLife '06 software suite of iPhoto, iTunes, iDVD, iMovieHD, GarageBand and iWeb, BTW, is worth every penny.
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:09 AM   #4
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PC work/home thinking about Mac laptop...

The more I read the more I'm leaning toward a Mac laptop.
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:14 AM   #5
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Have had both Mac G4,, now a PC like them both..
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My personal choice is Mac since the early days of an Apple IIgs. That thing was crude but we thought it was fantastic at the time. Have 20" iMac at home, eMac at work and carry an iBook G3, soon to upgrade to a PowerBook G4. Also use a PC at work for the college's system software and am always having trouble with it. Our IT dept. would be a lot less busy if everyone had a Mac.

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Old 02-01-2006, 07:27 AM   #7
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I manage over 600 Macs at work (eMacs, iMacs, iBooks and Powerbooks), also 20 xServes and 8 xServe Raids all with my 17" Powerbook G4.

At home, I have 2 Dual gig G4s.

A bad day with a Mac beats a great day with a PC, unless that PC is running Linux.
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Yes it is and it is even better when you get it for a DEEP discount.

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I've been exclusively on Macs since April, 1984 with the first model. Yes, I know the difference. I use a PC at work every day.

The new iLife '06 software suite of iPhoto, iTunes, iDVD, iMovieHD, GarageBand and iWeb, BTW, is worth every penny.
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:28 AM   #9
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We have had Macs ever since 1984. Right now we have an iMac 5 on the desktop and a 17-inch Powerbook on the lap.

I'm a retired CIO of a firm with over 1,000 Windows boxes and one Mac, mine. After all, at least someone had to be on the cutting edge; someone had to have first access to the best software including Mac-first applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Mosaic, PageMaker, and Photoshop; someone had to be able to open or read files infected by viruses that couldn't be opened with DOS or Windows.

In 15 years at work, we spent millions of dollars for hardware, software and personnel trying to keep the DOS and Windows computers free of viruses, worms, trojan horses, and spyware. Untold hours of downtime were spent in rebuilding desktop machines, restoring software, adding patches, and training people. Not a single penny was spent on security or restoration of Macs or the 15 or so Macs that we once used in another department. Zero, nada, nothing. Corporate America makes strange and often foolish choices. And, it costs a fortune to support those choices.

People who spend their hard-earned money for personal computers have real choices. I urge anyone contemplating a new or replacement computer to give the Apple offerings a test run. It's not just the hardware; it's the software and user experience, too.
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It has been Apple computers from the start, just like Davydd.

I currently use an iMac flat panel at home with an iBook for travel...flawless. I even use my original Mac+ at work as a fax drone. Unfortunately, all the other work computers are PCs on a network with all the related issues of such a setup.

As the system administrator says, "Windows... it's a living."
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I have a live cd of DSL (Damn Small Linux) running on a dual celeron 300 clocked to just over 500 crunching data for seti. All running on ramdrive.
Have a g4 dual gig and 2 powerbook g4, one 15" and one 17".
One thing I don't like is networking a mac. PC is easier networking.

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I manage over 600 Macs at work (eMacs, iMacs, iBooks and Powerbooks), also 20 xServes and 8 xServe Raids all with my 17" Powerbook G4.

At home, I have 2 Dual gig G4s.

A bad day with a Mac beats a great day with a PC, unless that PC is running Linux.
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Pc/Mac

We were mac users for 2 years. We are very happy we changed to PC. Mac has fallen behind in the ultra high resolution photography that we do.
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I have a pin that reads "Welcome to hell...here's your copy of Windows." It hangs next to my iMac at home.

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Old 02-01-2006, 07:48 AM   #14
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One thing I don't like is networking a mac. PC is easier networking.
You're kidding right? Networking the Mac fleet I manage at work and use at home is a snap. You doin' it manually or with DHCP?

I did something really cool this past weekend. My wife's parents have a graphite G3 running 10.3.9 connected to a broadband connection. They had some issues and from 300 miles away, I used Apple Remote Desktop, connected to the Mac via the Internet like I was sitting in front of it and solved the issue, which wasn't an OS issue, their niece threw away their copy of Excel...yea, they let her use the machine with their admin account.....

My Apple use started when in 6th grade, they slid an Apple II+ under my snoot.....and I've never owned anything else than an Apple....acutally converted a few folks along the way who were staunch PC users that use to laugh at me.....until they tried it.

I have an Apple II+, IIgs, Mac SE and 7600/200 sitting on the shelf for fun. I have a shoebox full of 5.25s and 3.5s for the Apple IIs that still work.
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