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man4theladys    0

I want as many reasons as u can all possibly think of for me to switch to a mac. Ill be using it for quake, internet, chat, and word processing. i need these reasons to show to my dad so he will buy it (or let ME buy it) and just to see advantages over windows. thx

-dont tell me they look cool, duh

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werejag    0

they have cool looking commericals

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werejag    0

they have less software!!!!

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man4theladys    0

ahaha, made me laugh a lil.;)

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Guest Dclanz   

For the experience. The knowledge gained may come in handy 1 day.:)

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Geronimo    0
Originally posted by werejag

they have less software!!!!

ROFL

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SuperJediMedia    48

Why not have BOTH, if you can afford it?

I can't afford it yet, but when I am rich I'll own both!

I think the debate is pointless. Apple Vs. Oranges.

Which fruit you like to eat?

Some may say Both, and some may say just apple. Some just orange.

It's all about preference... no one is clearly better!

Each has it's advantages, and disadvantages.

For Mac's advantage - Graphics, look cool.

For Win's advantage - More softwares, and hardwares. (And could do everything you could do on a MAC really)

That's why I personally favor Windows, because Mac's graphical advantage is less important to me than Windows software's avalibility, besides it could still be easily accomplished within Windows!

As for Linux, yes, that's even cheaper, it installs on a PC too! :D .... but the OS itself isn't as easy though!

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SuperJediMedia    48
Originally posted by aaron901

http://rescomp.stanford.edu/inrooms/MacVsPC.html

it is out of date i'm afraid ;)

I do not care about MAC's ease of use, and faster speed, cuz with my Windows setup it's not that bad, for me Win Xp is just as easy to use and not really slow.

What I AM Curious though is the quality of the hardwares inside,

All Macs come with built-in sound, bootable CD-ROM, and SCSI (or USB) standard.
Now days PCs all come with those too, but the question I have is the quality of a audio/video card. Are the ones come with, better than Sound Blaster Audigy and Geforce *whatever is the best Geforce outthere* ???
All Macs are made by Apple, and conform to the same standards.

Isn't that Apple Monopoly? Nevermind :p

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aaron901    1

hmm i have posted this before but i dont know whether someone has answered my question or not and i forgot what the thread was.

PowerPC G4 800mhz = P4 XXXXmhz ?

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Weasel    0
Originally posted by aaron901

PowerPC G4 800mhz = P4 XXXXmhz ?

Based on my experiance PowerPC G4 800mhz = P4 0033mhz

stick with windows man4theladys

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SuperJediMedia    48
Originally posted by man4theladys

Ill be using it for quake, internet, chat, and word processing.

-dont tell me they look cool, duh

If you aren't doing Graphics editing, or desktop publishing. Windows is better for YOUR needs.... especially the games factor!!!

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Septimus    9

Did anyone else see The Registers report a while ago about a PIII 800 beat out a G4 1000Mhz (possibly even a dual processor, but can't remember) in floating point operation and other CPU functions?

So I wouldn't go entirely with the G4 can beat a P4, its very unlikely in all situations.

I use Mac and PC's at work, Mac's mainly for video editing and compositing. To be honest the Mac seems no quicker than the PC for those functions, but the software is better.

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Dazzla    5
Originally posted by JediXAngel

Geforce *whatever is the best Geforce outthere*

That would be a geforce 4 Ti4600.

nVidia usually launches their cards on the Mac platform first. I have no idea why because PC is simply much better for gaming.

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aaron901    1
Originally posted by Weasel

Based on my experiance PowerPC G4 800mhz = P4 0033mhz

stick with windows man4theladys

what?! are you serious?!

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man4theladys    0

So i guess i should just stay with windows because of software?

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Dazzla    5
Originally posted by man4theladys

So i guess i should just stay with windows because of software?

If you play a lot of games, yeah.

I have both OS X and Windows XP and all the software I use is available on the other.

The main ones are Photoshop, Office, Unreal tourny, Wolfy, Dreamweaver and flash.

Personally I prefer working in OS X and I seem to be more productive, the novelty of working in OS X has worn off so it's not that. The way I work has changed.

Give it a try and see what you like.

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man4theladys    0

games i play = quake3, rtcw, and soon to be released doom3 and quake4.

dazzla wut kinda frames are u getting with your mac in ut? and wut kinda machine u running?

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SuperJediMedia    48

My advise is you are a GAMER, always stick with a PC!!!

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Mark Otto    0

Well here's my view on Macs and PCs...

I have heard and seen that Macs are better for more of your graphical needs whereas a PC is better for ur everyday usage, etc.

I would probably be getting one if I had the money too because I want to try them out and see how they are at graphics. Until then I plan on keeping my PC for awhile.

My $.00000098

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Dazzla    5
Originally posted by man4theladys

games i play = quake3, rtcw, and soon to be released doom3 and quake4.

dazzla wut kinda frames are u getting with your mac in ut? and wut kinda machine u running?

I play UT, Q3 and wolfenstein all maxed out settings and I get over 60fps in all three at 1024. I consider that enough although perhaps the "hardcore" don't.

I'm using a G4 iMac, 700 with 512mb memory.

But I must say, if you really are a proper gamer and not just an occasional one, PC's are best for gaming. I mean, doom III isn't going to run well on my iMac at all.

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SuperJediMedia    48

Most Popular games are avaliable on Macs, but THEY are always like half year later than PCs... for that reason alone, you want a PC!

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Dazzla    5
Originally posted by JediXAngel

Most Popular games are avaliable on Macs, but THEY are always like half year later than PCs... for that reason alone, you want a PC!

Huh? You do realise stuff like Wolfy and Quake 3 are usually released at the same time or before the PC equivelants don't you?

Quake 3 was demoed on a mac and the demo was also released for Mac first.

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SuperJediMedia    48

I want see a screenshot of Diablo 2., mac version

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aco    0

They look stylish. :ponder:

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