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I know everyone has their own take on this arguement, and everyone who doesn't agree with me is going to accuse me of being a fanboy, and the giant squids of anger will go gworble shmorlge weeble dzorgle but I'm going to put my take on the arguement in anyway. Also please note some of my points may not be valid on continents other than North America because from what I hear Macs aren't nearly as popular in Europe as they are here (though I am pretty culturally ignorant, trying to change that.)

To start off, I would like to say that I have always used PCs. So if you're going to yell at me, there you go. However, I was fond of macs until recently when the people who run DOS above the clouds finished writing their object classes that created the mac fanboys I know and hate.

You see, I would just go around going, "Well, these are just our opinions, they have their ups and downs." However, due to the mac fan boys and girls, who go around bashing Windows, praising Steve Jobs and ignoring Linux (Ubuntu FTW!) I realized I had to be a Windows Fanboy, I couldn't really be independent. I'd like to start off by fighting the most recent comment I have heard from a mac fanboy regarding Windows 7's easier network sharing abilities: "So it's like OS 7, this technology's been around for 20 years! (hahaha)" Both operating systems have things the others don't. However, Windows has realized that they need to appeal to a new audience. Until recently, Macs were only ever bought be schools. The iPod was Apple's big break this century. Microsoft didn't (and didn't need to) incorporate the better points of the mac OS of the time into their operating system, because they were almost considered monopolizing the business. With Vista, they had been developing it since before Macs were popular, and when it came out. Many people switched, preferring Apple's user-friendly interface and easy-to-use programs. However, now that people are starting to use some of the Mac's superior features, Microsoft has decided to incorporate them into Windows 7.

Another arguement I've heard is that Windows has many useless programs nobody uses preinstalled that use up disk space. I don't have a particular arguement for this one, especially since the ignorance of the person who said this was obvious (when I called them on it, they said, "Everyone uses every program on a Mac! :)") If she's talking about the programs under the accessories tab in the all programs menu, I can assure you that you can find most of them on a Mac under, say, the SETTINGS interface. Another reason you might have what look like unused programs is because of the install WIZARD system Windows uses, whereas the programs to do this for Mac are not visible. While they both have their ups and downs, those people who blindly say that Macs are better than PCs for the reasons that they use Macs and macs do blahblahblah and etc. really need to be confronted by a wave of Giant Squids of Anger, and not with "Well blablabla to you to!" But seriously, GO LINUX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment by Chris F on October 24, 2009 at 3:47pm
@Übereil: Every good DV and HDV camcorder uses Firewire.
Comment by Übereil on October 23, 2009 at 5:21pm
"I've always noticed how Macs seemed to have the newest technology possible on them, for example firewire (necessary for importing from a camcorder) and DVI connections, which most PCs lack."

So there IS a use for Firewire! I think they removed it from PC MoBo's because nobody ever uses it anymore. Everything nowadays is USB 2.0. Everything that isn't is stupid.

By the way, the Windows 7 MS Paint is acually quite good. You can do the kind of stuff you'd expect to be able to do in a basic paint program in it.



Personally I'm a PC user. If I ever switch Windows for something it'll be for Linux with Windows in a Virtual Box for gaming. I've got no interest to switch to Mac.

As for Vista: Everyone and his dog seems to have something against Vista. I don't get why. I've been using it for over a year and in everything important it's as good as XP. The whole "it's useless" talk just strikes me as odd. I use it for everything just fine.
Comment by Edgar Allen FLO on October 23, 2009 at 12:21am
This is a religious discussion! One system is not better than the other. It's subjective and has, to a certain extend, to do with how you use your computer. One should use whatever works better for them.
Comment by Marcelluspye on October 22, 2009 at 8:54pm
That's right, I forgot to talk about a couple of things! First of all, boot camp sucks. It's like Vista, the majority of everyone hates it despite it being quite popular and used. However, there are better alternatives. Wine is a program for both mac, and designed specifically for Linux, that allows you to run Windows Programs. One thing you can do with Macs to make them cheaper (though you have to spend the time getting your own hardware) is to buy a pc with the right system specs, and then download a copy of Hackintosh OS X.6 made by Project OSX86. This is something that cannot be done with Windows, because of the fact that Mac OS's run on the Unix Kernel, which is freely distributed, while Windows runs on their own NT kernel. Project OSX86 got a copy of the free Unix Kernel and spent the time to recreate the Mac OS. I find this useful, as I love iMovie (irrefutably better than Windows Movie Maker).
Comment by Brian Kennedy on October 22, 2009 at 5:47pm
I personally use PC's, but I'm undecided on macs. I don't like that the mac commercials ALWAYS TRASH NERDS!!!
Comment by Kelly Tan on October 21, 2009 at 11:28pm
GRRRR MACS FTW!!!
Comment by Furious Furyan on October 21, 2009 at 6:36pm
I use ubuntu and have never tried Mac. I think they´re all good though, they´re just specialized differently
Comment by HappyPenguin27 on October 21, 2009 at 6:22pm
I have a HP(HewlettPakard) computer and a Compak laptop. Im not sure if that makes me a MAC or a PC. I would be happy with either as long as I got the internet.
Comment by Laura on October 21, 2009 at 5:34pm
gworble shmorlge weeble dzorgle
I'm not a giant squid of anger or anything, but I just really wanted to say that.
I'm a PC fangirl :).
Comment by StainedSword on October 21, 2009 at 5:03pm
I have nothing against PC's, I just like using a Mac better. The only problem with this is I can almost never use any programs I want to because they are Windows exclusive. That's a problem with developers, though.

Not all Mac users are blithering fans. This applies to everything. Maybe you've just had some experience with the less intelligent Mac users.

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