Mac and Windows PCs

JOiseau

Here's a question that's sure to stimulate a little righteous indignation. To me, the debate on which is better (Mac or Windows) is just a lot of hype. Apple gained early advocates because of its user interface, but Windows caught up on that front. Now Apple's GUI advantage is negligible, and a Windows PC is cheaper and I'm on a tight budget. Are there any compelling advantages for me to go with a Mac for my day-to-day home office computing?

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pcaulfield
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Apple’s main advantage is in how well their products work together. It’s still easier for people who work in graphic design, audio, or video editing to work on a Mac because the tools work nicer together. Some high-end tools like Logic still only work on OSX. But for office computing, save yourself $500 and run Windows 7. Just be prepared to spend a bit more time and money on security software to protect you from spyware and viruses. There’s over 100,000 viruses for the PC, and not one yet for OSX (viruses and malware are not the same thing).

jimlynch
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Hi JOiseau,

If you are not a gamer then I think the Mac should be pretty much able to do everything Windows does for you (you can even run Windows on a Mac via Boot Camp or VMWare). For games Windows still rules the roost, the Mac has much fewer games by comparison.

Note that you can buy refurbished Macs in the Apple Store at a pretty good discount to brand new Macs. So you might be able to save some money there.

maacnuke
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100% agree with pcaulfield's answer.

but would like to add..

 

what applications do you NEED. 

very little research to determine if what you need is Windows or Mac only or either one.

this is becomeing less and less of an issue as time goes on, but some programs persist in one platform only.

to me, not worrying about needing AVware/Malware applications is a plus. i run zero.

but really. even tho I am a Mac user, it's about your NEEDS.

both platforms can be just as good as the other. you just need to stay on top of your Windows a little more.

monique424
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in my opinion, Max is great. you can download free one and enjoy your movie. http://www.blurayplayermac.com/mac-blu-ray-player.htm

TomGreen
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In my opinion, both Mac and Windows have their advantages and disadvanges. It is just depends on which one is suitable for you.

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