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  • N Mac (all Operating Systems)

    29 36.25%
  • S Mac (all Operating Systems)

    4 5.00%
  • N PC (all Operating Systems)

    48 60.00%
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    11 13.75%
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    can't handcuff the wind Z Buck McFate's Avatar
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    Is the poll about what we prefer or what we own?

    I've always been a Mac. Last year I got my first PC laptop because I was kind of sick of being PC illiterate at work. I figured owning one would be the best way of teaching myself to be PC savvy. It's given me more grief in the past year than my G4 Cube gave me over the 10 years I used it, and really I'm just craving the easyness of Mac again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InsatiableCuriosity View Post
    How lucky are you - Steve Jobs would have to be the hottest nerd on the planet! Great mind and vision. So what if he is picky! ...but I don't have to work with him.

    Best I could do was a Cert. Developer at the end of the 80's. LOL I work, teach and develop online learning resources in a totally Mac environment (10 labs of 24 plus lecturer machines and overheads and a machine on each lecturer's desk).

    How cool is it to have all of your creative SW provided and a tax deduction for your hardware - my work is also my play
    I'm far removed from Apple. I'm outsourced and there is another big company involved. Whose name doesn't matter right now. But it's a very shitty job. I'm gonna quit till the end of the month anyway.

    I'm not a big fan of the iPad or the iPhone or even the iPod. But Mac OS is sublime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z Buck McFate View Post
    Is the poll about what we prefer or what we own?

    I've always been a Mac. Last year I got my first PC laptop because I was kind of sick of being PC illiterate at work. I figured owning one would be the best way of teaching myself to be PC savvy. It's given me more grief in the past year than my G4 Cube gave me over the 10 years I used it, and really I'm just craving the easyness of Mac again.
    I know exactly what you are saying - the admin PCs in the office are always doing strange things. Unfortunately the admin network cannot run at the same time as the Mac network on our Macs

    If you are not similarly challenged you can always run Windows from your Mac as well as Mac OS??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sytpg View Post
    I'm far removed from Apple. I'm outsourced and there is another big company involved. Whose name doesn't matter right now. But it's a very shitty job. I'm gonna quit till the end of the month anyway.

    I'm not a big fan of the iPad or the iPhone or even the iPod. But Mac OS is sublime.
    Sounds frustrating! I empathise.
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    I use, and have always used, PCs.

    Macs are overpriced and locked down and the cult of personality that follows apple is disgusting.

    When I got into video editing I used a G5 a lot because I liked Final cut pro, but I hated the computer itself. I like the Mac Pros for their hardware but I don't like the OS and I can build a comparable pc for cheaper. Since Adobe hit CS3 I haven't felt stuck with using FCP anymore either and so I have no interest in using a mac ever.

    At the end of the day, I want a machine that does what I want it to do, and a Mac simply doesn't do what I want it to do at the price it's offered.

    And windows crashed a lot back in the 95/98 days. It's much more stable. It's kind of telling that for all the bad press Vista got and for as much as Apple hammered Microsoft over it, Apple's PC market share barely moved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixelholic View Post
    I use, and have always used, PCs.

    Macs are overpriced and locked down and the cult of personality that follows apple is disgusting.

    When I got into video editing I used a G5 a lot because I liked Final cut pro, but I hated the computer itself. I like the Mac Pros for their hardware but I don't like the OS and I can build a comparable pc for cheaper. Since Adobe hit CS3 I haven't felt stuck with using FCP anymore either and so I have no interest in using a mac ever.

    At the end of the day, I want a machine that does what I want it to do, and a Mac simply doesn't do what I want it to do at the price it's offered.

    And windows crashed a lot back in the 95/98 days. It's much more stable. It's kind of telling that for all the bad press Vista got and for as much as Apple hammered Microsoft over it, Apple's PC market share barely moved.
    It's not telling at all considering Microsoft's monopoly beforehand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InsatiableCuriosity View Post
    If you are not similarly challenged you can always run Windows from your Mac as well as Mac OS??
    I considered that first. I don't actually need Windows on a home computer, I just wanted to be able to navigate it faster while at work- I was constantly asking ridiculously basic questions. I felt kind of like those apes in 2001: Space Odyssey, gathered around the big black rectangle all frightened and confused and whatnot. I was really hoping I'd get the hang of PC-troubleshooting well enough to where having switched to PC wouldn't even be an issue for me. I figured- since so many of my friends actually make their own PCs- it shouldn't be that difficult to learn the language quickly. But it's definitely an issue for me and probably always will be, too many years on a Mac first .
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    I'm an N - I've run Linux on my desktop for years. I ended up with a MacBook because I couldn't afford a laptop with Linux pre-installed on it just over a year ago. I'd have gone with an older laptop and put Linux on it but was enduring extreme stress at the time and that's a project that requires a working brain. Still, I've been quite happy with the wee Mac.

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    Macs are ridiculously expensive. You can build PCs with similar specs for less than half the price.

    If you don't like Microsoft's monopoly, blame Apple. I think Microsoft's monopoly would start to crumble if Apple would allow manufacturers to sell Mac clones. But they don't and that limits Apple's market share because you can't go out and buy a "cheap" Mac. I'm sure Apple has its (financial) reasons, but their strategy does not benefit consumers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    Macs are ridiculously expensive. You can build PCs with similar specs for less than half the price.

    If you don't like Microsoft's monopoly, blame Apple. I think Microsoft's monopoly would start to crumble if Apple would allow manufacturers to sell Mac clones. But they don't and that limits Apple's market share because you can't go out and buy a "cheap" Mac. I'm sure Apple has its (financial) reasons, but their strategy does not benefit consumers.
    This, Also Apple's basically ceded the computer market and has switched to focusing on the mobile device market, which they have a sizeable chunk of, though Android is making a dent in that.
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