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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lakim0, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. lakim0

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    Hey guys, I'm just curious which one do you use for work ?

    I've no knowledge about iMac, how does it suite SEO softs etc etc..

    So, which one is better for IM work ?

    Are we able to run Xrumer / Senuke / SB and all other softs on iMac ?

    If not, what advantages does iMac have ? Is it more comfortable to work on it ?

    I have a PC, I've just started making money online, iMac has always been my dream computer, lol

    That's why I ask it here, which one do you prefer or why ?

    Thanks, Lakimo.
     
  2. apoorv

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    I have an iMac for work, MacBook for general use.

    You can't run any of those software on native Mac OS X. You can, however, install Windows using VMWare or BootCamp and run whatever you want to. There are no real advantages to owning an iMac vs. a good desktop PC unless you are doing some creative work.

    The one thing that goes in its favor is that you can run Windows on it though virtually. So, if you get one, you get the best of both the worlds. I've been using a Mac for about 5 years now, and some of the apps I use have become critical to my workflow so I wouldn't trade it for anything. :)
     
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  3. lakim0

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    Right, or I can buy a VPS for all those softs : ))

    I love iMac, it looks beautiful and comfortable.
     
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    Software-wise I'd say that a Windows PC is more useful. Higher compatibility etc., you name it.
     
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    Buddy Get a windows PC you will always need it nearby for running bag full of software or you will miss it.Get budget one. ~$250
    + If you are crazy for beauty and design then get MAC in addition to PC
     
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  6. Random-

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    Definitely PC for IM work, it will make your life a lot easier and it's way cheaper.
     
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    today IM work is partly connected with editing and creating videos +> in this case iMac is the King

    as for other needs +> pc wins
     
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    I've been using an iMac for 4 years right now, never had a problem getting the right tools for the right job. I might considering installing Win on the side, just to have it if I ever needed.
     
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  9. zonfar

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    Why in the hell does everyone assume mac is better for "creative" things such as editing videos? I run premiere, after effects, 3ds max, photoshop all GREAT on my custom built pc that is far less expensive and more powerful than any mac you can get at the same price. They both run the same programs, the only thing that matters is the specs on the computer which mine are very good. It just baffles me why everyone seems to think that mac are "better" for creative things.

    As for what you should get, if your looking to run any IM tools use windows since you would just be installing bootcamp and running it anyways, might as well save an extra step and money to buy more tools with! :)
     
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  10. nonin

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    well, does real life experience count? ;)
     
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    Yeah if you can give me a solid real life example, but there is none that I've heard of. That's why I asked.
     
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  12. drytech

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    Mac all the way. I traded away PC forever. My Mac has Parallels running on it with Windows 8 and it only costs $79 bucks for the whole PC addition. Yeah I paid $1300 for my Macbook Pro but it is definitely worth it. I have windows running in a mode where you can download and run anything you want and you can hardly tell you are running windows.
     
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    PCs can do all including graphics and videos, no problem. If you got no money get the PC, if you got money get both.
     
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    +1 for your point mate :)
     
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    According to me you should never use SEO tools on your own computer. Get a VPS. You ofcourse don't want those tools to eat all your bandwith. Other than that Mac vc PC is a never ending discussion. Both are amazing if you what you will be using them for.

    Personally I use Macbook Air which is great for IM. Some softwares like notepad++ or the best spinner don't work on Mac so all I do is run windows parallely and it feels like I am running a windows.

    So the conclusion is get a PC+Macbook. That's the best combination. Macs are very portable and offer awesome battery life. So if you can afford to spend half of the money u have to build a super pc+a Macbook Air then it would be a great decision. iMac won't be suitable for you right now since you are into IM not in video editing stuff. If you into video editing then definately get a iMac otherwise I don't see a reason for you to buy it.
     
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  16. zonfar

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    Spend that much on a PC, I can GUARANTEE it will be a much more powerful system. But to each their own, I don't hate macs, I was forced to use them throughout college. I just don't see a point in spending more money for less power.
     
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    How many cores and RAM is your windows 32bit using ? :)
     
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    Built an 8 core 3.8ghz (stock clock) system with 16gb ram on my x64 system. Upgraded for around $450 (already had HDD and video card) Runs like a BEAST I might add :)
     
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    PC runs all the application on Windows, Mac only support few of them and you will face problem further.

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  20. apoorv

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    Macs don't make you a creative person, of course, and specs do matter as well (though they aren't the only thing that matters) but there are a few things that Macs do out of the box that are better than a PC. Oh, and that's from the perspective from an average joe who can't really build a custom PC from scratch.

    As far as Macs are concerned, out of the box, they can do better color matching and fonts (example), and are overall more reliable out of the box. You can definitely replicate it if you know how, and have the budget to do so but in the long run, the extra couple hundred dollars don't really matter if it saves you some time and the machine is reliable.

    There are stronger suites for both the platforms. For instance, Office is on both the platforms but it's vastly superior on Windows. For any kind of 3D work, Windows is a better platform. Then there's Final Cut Pro on the Mac which a lot of people use.

    Not disagreeing with you — in fact, as I said, most of this can be replicated but for you and me, that's easy. For most others, it isn't. And then there are people who just don't want the hassle of setting up color calibration and better font rendering on a Windows machine (heck, I've tried the latter with gdipp, etc. and the results haven't been too good ever).

    So, if you can do the scores of minor/major changes required on a Windows machine, and can build one from scratch — great, that will save you money. If not, and you want to save some time, a Mac can do an equally good job.

    (Also, on the fonts bit, I've seen *some* people prefer the Windows way of doing it which is okay. I think it's worse, and I can't see why people like it but to each its own!)


     
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