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PC Or MAC?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by InfoPIP, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. InfoPIP

    InfoPIP Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    I need your help. The age-old question is back. Should i get a PC or MAC?

    These are my views:

    Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Premiere, FTP, Vuze, Firefox etc. work on Macs. Most big programs do.

    The only thing, off the top of my head i'll miss is MSN and Microsoft Word. (the mac alternative isnt as good).

    However, i've heard that you can run PC programs on MACS now. Or at least run windows on a mac computer. Is this right?

    What do you guys have? What do you recommend?

    It's a PC OR a MAC. Right now i have a PC though.

    -Dave King
     
  2. seomanifest

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    you can also run a Mac on a Pc using vmware that will work too
     
  3. scubaslick

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    Both .
     
  4. stylesb

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    Mac for sheer spyware protection.

    PCs get bogged down so fast
     
  5. flow

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    It depends on why you need it. I use to be all about the PC... use to build them and such. I use a Mac because it's a nice clean GUI with nice integrated functions in Mac OS X. It can also run Windows. The new macs use Intel chips. If you don't know why you would need a PC, then get a Mac. I've never had a crash on my Macbook Pro. Also, I really enjoy their design. The only caveat is that the Macbook Pros, and I don't know if they've fixed it yet (mine is a couple years old), run hot as hell.
     
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    I use both at work, a macbook pro and PC and while the Mac is great for some things like video and audio I like the freedom I get on a PC. The mac just feels to confining and controlled for my tastes
     
  7. lewi

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    pc's i have never touched a mac because of the lack of software for it... but they do look nice i know that much.
     
  8. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    I'm a Mac user, through and through. I also occasionally use Ubuntu and a few other flavors of Linux. I use VMWare Fusion for all of my Windows needs, which is generally limited to cross-browser compliance checks and the occasional software testing.

    I wouldn't have it any other way.
     
  9. cypionate

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    I went through the same thing when I purchased my last laptop... I really couldn't decide. I ended up going with a PC. I just use PC stuff sooo much and didn't want to go through the hassle of learning something new. I gotta admit tho - The new Macbook Airs look sweeeeeeet!

    Cyp
     
  10. mrjinx

    mrjinx Regular Member

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    I have both a Mac and a PC (best of both worlds). Also, my Mac is based o the Intel processor so I dual boot Windows and OSX.
     
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    I LOVE my mac, but often wish I had a PC for some of the IM things that I do.
     
  12. red1eaf

    red1eaf Registered Member

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    not all hacks & pirated softwares work on MAC
     
  13. shm03

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    for msn there is Admium which is 100 x better than msn... and for word you have got word for mac...

    Macs are alot better than pcs in most aspects, except gaming and some software, but you can get vmware and parralles which let you run windows apps while in mac, overall macs are better if you have the cash, if on the cheap go pc.
     
  14. azis1234

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    I would go with PC because it costs less and I am already familiar with windows. MAC is over rated and price.
     
  15. xr250h

    xr250h Registered Member

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    Get a Mac. Seriously. It's worth it. I just got mine for college (first Mac ever) and I can't imagine ever going back. If I have to use a PC now, I dread it. I second what shm03 said: Adium is basically the best instant messenger all-in-one service ever. As for the Microsoft word thing, you do know they have word for Mac right? I pirated Word for Mac 2008 and it's the exact same thing as if you were running it on a PC.

    Not to mention not having to worry about getting a virus or anything is a huge plus. The GUI for OS X is phenomenal. Everything works from the the exact moment you turn it on because Apple makes the laptop and the operating system.

    So if all that hasn't convinced, then this will: if you ever have to use windows for any reason (eww), you can either dual boot in to windows, or run parallels and have windows and OS X running simultaneously.

    Bottom line: Not having computer trouble ever, is worth the extra money you might spend getting a Mac.
     
  16. hayama

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    To reiterate what someone said in a previous post, if you don't know why you would need a pc, go for the mac.

    Me personally, I would stick to a PC.
    1)I appreciate being able to change/replace almost any piece of my laptop/desktop hardware 2-3 years down the road without paying an arm and leg for it.
    2)I use some pirated apps and weird .NET framework software that would just be a hassle trying to dual-boot/vmware on a mac.
    3)Macs don't go on sale
    4)It doesn't take a genius to install avast antivirus
    5)I still run XP which flies on any recent hardware; any new purchase is immediately downgraded to XP
    6)I have a lot of media stored on NTFS. Macs apparently can't write to NTFS yet, unless I'm mistaken.
    7)It used to be the case that Macs were better for graphic design applications. This is no longer the case.
     
  17. badboy_Nick

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    PC all the way. MAC still doesnt have enough useability whenit coems to certain programs that you want to have when it comes to your daily Internet routines.
     
  18. oldenstylehats

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    Examples? I've never run into any issues like this. I use a VMware XP image to work on cross-browser compliance and that's it.
     
  19. The Scarlet Pimp

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    apple sells a 'mac mini' for around $500.
    add your own usb-kbrd, mse, and screen.

    it's bare bones, that's why it's cheap. :D
     
  20. ilovenaps

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    had PC's for years.....

    PC died....

    got a macbook pro...

    don't miss pc's...

    I don't even think I know how to use OS X and all the other mac stuff that well but the mac just works for me all the time running whatever I need it to usually. Finder is the jam.