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
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.