Latest Episode
Play

Go Back   Keith and The Girl Forums Keith and The Girl Forums Talk Shite

Talk Shite General discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-27-2010, 06:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
RoundAbout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 336
PEESEE
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2010, 06:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Spanky McDuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Archdale, NC
Posts: 103
Quote:
Originally Posted by King of Assholes View Post
What possible programs could you need that you don't think a Mac would have? You can even put windows on a mac...
Did not realize this. Thanks.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2010, 08:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Malcolm Is Moore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chicagoland suburbs
Posts: 0
I'd go with LINUX.

Just about any and every program you'd need on windows, you can find an open source version of, and can use it FREE. Plus, Wine = win.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2010, 08:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
Member
 
Kenny C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by eagle1 View Post
I got a Macbook 3.5 yrs ago. No regrets since, it did take me a few months to make the full transition from my old Sony VAIO to the macbook.

Software wise you should be ok, Microsoft make Office for the Mac.

If you are ok with paying the premium, get the Macbook. Don't forget Apple Care. Most of my Macbook has been replaced. (Battery, HDD, RAM, Logic board, power adapter)
But since you stated that you are comfortable using Windows you might want to use the money that would go to a mid-range Macbook and get a high-end windows laptop
Quote:
Originally Posted by eurotrash karlos View Post
Mac .... it's the only quality option. I have 2 PC's and 5 Macs, out of choice and genuine regard for both there is NO comparison. When PC users bang on about how Macs are expensive and no good, you can guarantee they've never used one, nor can afford one. If you can afford the extra $, get a Mac.
It's like Ford v Ferrari, if you think the answer is Ford, you need help .......

These two posts are pretty conflicting. Never had all of the issues in the first quote on any my Windows based (PC) laptops...so for the money, I don't see the point.

I've never owned a macbook, but considered it on my recent laptop upgrade. In the end, I couldn't justify the cost for my use. My new and old laptops ran Windows 7 and Photoshop CS4 extended just fine and at half the cost of a macbook pro. If I edited a lot of video, audio...etc, things might be different.

I think it's more about personal preference. I can run snow leapord on my PC laptop via VMWare to jailbreak my iPhone when PC jailbreaks are not available...other than that, I personally do not have a use for a mac that costs twice as much as the PC that does what I need.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2010, 10:52 PM   #15 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
TheInfamousBiGD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 687
Alienware Computers - Custom-Built Gaming Desktops and Laptops
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2010, 11:14 PM   #16 (permalink)
Senior Member
2019 Marathon Kickstarter Backer24-hour Marathon 2018 Fundraiser Backer47-hour Marathon 2016 Kickstarter Backer
 
da_ticklah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Memphis 10
Posts: 1,534
Are you able to keep your AV up to date, apply security updates, do you know that the IRS/Your bank/Paypal etc will not send you an e-mail saying you must update your information online to get a check they are holding for you and are you smart enough to realize that a website did not just scan your whole system for malware in 30 second and refuse to click on the Antivirus 2010 it's luring you to download.


if you answered yes to all of those get a PC
if you answered no or huh to any get a mac.
__________________
---
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2010, 12:35 AM   #17 (permalink)
Member
38-hour Marathon 2014 Kickstarter Backer
 
Rawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by da_ticklah View Post
Are you able to keep your AV up to date, apply security updates, do you know that the IRS/Your bank/Paypal etc will not send you an e-mail saying you must update your information online to get a check they are holding for you and are you smart enough to realize that a website did not just scan your whole system for malware in 30 second and refuse to click on the Antivirus 2010 it's luring you to download.


if you answered yes to all of those get a PC
if you answered no or huh to any get a mac.
A Mac isn't going to protect you from being an idiot and filling in your details on a fake Paypal or bank site. It'll stop you getting most viruses and malware, but it can't everything.

Having said that, I love my iMac and cringe whenever I have to go back to the windows PC, unless its for gaming. As for what you should get, if you want the Macbook, I'd go for it cause you can put Windows on it relatively easily if you ever need to run a Windows-only program. If you have the money, go the Macbook.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2010, 12:42 AM   #18 (permalink)
Senior Member
2019 Marathon Kickstarter Backer24-hour Marathon 2018 Fundraiser Backer47-hour Marathon 2016 Kickstarter Backer
 
da_ticklah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Memphis 10
Posts: 1,534
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rawn View Post
A Mac isn't going to protect you from being an idiot and filling in your details on a fake Paypal or bank site. It'll stop you getting most viruses and malware, but it can't everything.

Having said that, I love my iMac and cringe whenever I have to go back to the windows PC, unless its for gaming. As for what you should get, if you want the Macbook, I'd go for it cause you can put Windows on it relatively easily if you ever need to run a Windows-only program. If you have the money, go the Macbook.
but the commercials said...

agreed but the person who falls for the paypal/bank thing will fall for the next scam, and if that happens to be PC centric they're toast
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2010, 12:45 AM   #19 (permalink)
Member
38-hour Marathon 2014 Kickstarter Backer
 
Rawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by da_ticklah View Post
but the commercials said...

agreed but the person who falls for the paypal/bank thing will fall for the next scam, and if that happens to be PC centric they're toast
This is very true, good point sir.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2010, 01:24 AM   #20 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
aptmunich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Munich, Germany
Posts: 537
Get the student offer and sell the iPod touch on eBay for an additional rebate (assuming you don't need the touch).

The 10hr battery life is definitely a plus if you'll be using it for school.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:41 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
Keith and The GirlAd Management plugin by RedTyger