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User currently offlineLordanmol From India, joined May 2005, 441 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1269 times:

Which one is better, Apple or Microsoft Windows?

Regards


Hmmmmm....
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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

Microsoft = quantity.
Apple = quality.

There is no comparison between the two. Apple is a boutique (read: niche) player satisfied with their market position.

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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26361 posts, RR: 76
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

Quoting Gigneil (Reply 1):
Apple is a boutique (read: niche) player satisfied with their market position.

Not to mention satisfied with the dominance of the iPod



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User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1248 times:

They both have their plus and minus.

I prefer Apple because I do graphics and cannot be bothered with dealing with technical non-sense. I want to turn on my computer and get things done. When I bought my Mac, I didn't have things I didn't need. Only what I needed to get things done.

Apple to me has always pushed the limts of technology and design. They develop computers and software to do the job and do it well. They don't have little animations for actions as it takes up code, they have computers that can be set up in less than 10 minutes.

I don't own an iPod, but have been a mac user for over 12 years.

Have two macs...no crashes...no virus...can negotiate all networks...can convert files between macs and windows...faster architecture...better graphics...just works.

Microsoft has some advantages. But I am always hard hit to find them. I think that Excel is the best software they make. I hate Powerpoint as it is not intuitive, and word used to be great before it tried to be everything to everyone. Windows is a load of crap...anyone see the securtiy alert this week? Maybe vista will be better...but it will still be 6 years behind Apple in development of a competative system. The Xbox is a nice idea but it will be hard hit to take down Sony and Nintendo in the gaming world.

The best part of these two companies are that their CEOs are Americans with easy names. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.



Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4488 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1232 times:

Apple all the way.

I know this is hardware-related, but...

The AppleCare service is second to NONE. On Tuesday evening, the screen backlight on our 15" PowerBook went out. I called Apple's technical support, talked to someone in the United States (shocking!!) and a box was waiting on the doorstep Wednesday morning. We shipped the computer out Thursday afternoon, and on Saturday morning, we found that the computer had ALREADY been repaired and is on its way back! Amazing!

Also, the repair was covered under the 1 year warranty that came free with the computer (didn't even use the AppleCare plan we purchased).

I've never had that kind of luck with ANY service/repair center. Try that with a PC notebook sometime...even with the crap "service plans" that places like Best Buy offer, I am almost positive it'd take a good two weeks to get the notebook back (but service plans are almost another topic entirely).



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User currently offlinePl4nekr4zy From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 465 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1214 times:

NOTE: What I'm about to say is a JOKE that I think is pretty funny, even though I do not at all agree with it. I suppose the joke works with alot of companies, but I'm just telling it how I heard it. So here goes...


The day Apple makes a product that doesn't suck is the day they make a vacuum cleaner!


Like I said, I don't at all believe this. In fact, it may have been better to have said "The day Microsoft makes a product that doesn't suck..."



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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1213 times:

In general MacOS is better, but it depends on what you plan to do with your computer.

- Internet: MacOS
- Games: Windows
- Pre press: MacOS
- Web/IT development: Windows (in doubt)
- Audio: MacOS
- Video: MacOS (in doubt)

Quoting Centrair (Reply 3):
Have two macs...no crashes

Since 12 years? Hard to believe.

Quoting Centrair (Reply 3):
can convert files between macs and windows

Well ... you have to, don't you? And the Apple isn't always on right track when it comes to convert files. Try that with Flash movies and your Apple will most likely open QuickTime. That said: A PC can of course read Mac files, too. So no benefit here.

Quoting Centrair (Reply 3):
faster architecture

The architecture of MacOS is indeed better. As for hardware ... depends.

Quoting Centrair (Reply 3):
better graphics

Those times have been over for years.



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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5126 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1204 times:

their both crap. Linux is the way forward.....

Penguin power........



That'll teach you
User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

Quoting Lordanmol (Thread starter):
Which one is better, Apple or Microsoft Windows?

For Microsoft the sky's the limit, for Apple, the limit is the sky.

Don't let the nice design of OSX fool you. I have friends that always complain to me that you can't do a whole lot with apple because of the limited compatibility. You will become bored with the system after a week. Stick with the dark side. Smile


User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1191 times:

Im a power user of both PCs and Macs, I have two macs at home as well as a PC, and I use PCs at work for development.

Quoting Centrair (Reply 3):
Have two macs...no crashes...no virus...can negotiate all networks...can convert files between macs and windows...faster architecture...better graphics...just works.

My experience of Macs is that they are as stable as my Windows systems. I have experienced kernel panics or system crashes on both types but equally my Windows systems have a similiar uptime to my Macs, so neither wins there.

True, Macs dont have viruses, but Im not an idiot user so Ive never had one on my PC either.

Can negotiate all networks? Nope, the Mac is terrible for network printing, file sharing and various other things used in a corporate environment every day. Finder is just terrible for network file sharing as well.

Can convert files. Not sure what you mean about this, Ive had no problems on either side with files created on the other.

Better graphics. Most Macs have worst graphics cards than PCs, they just arent todays technology. Sure, Windows doesnt have all the cute fancy interface graphics, but that doesnt bother me in every day use.

Just works. I will give the Mac this, copying .app files into /Applications is a nice method of installation and stuff generally does work fine. The problem is plist files. All too often an app refuses to open, or does something unexpected, and the only way to recover from a 'perpetually bouncing app' is to delete its plist file and then restart with a clean set of preferences.

Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 4):
The AppleCare service is second to NONE. On Tuesday evening, the screen backlight on our 15" PowerBook went out. I called Apple's technical support, talked to someone in the United States (shocking!!) and a box was waiting on the doorstep Wednesday morning. We shipped the computer out Thursday afternoon, and on Saturday morning, we found that the computer had ALREADY been repaired and is on its way back! Amazing!

You either have a fantastic experience with AppleCare or you have the worst one possible. Its a 50/50 split right down the middle it seems, judging by the people I talk to.

Despite all the negatives, I use my Mac at home more often than my PC. Couldnt really tell you why tho, theres nothing really in it for a power user.


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