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vampire18
post Aug 31 2009, 08:34 PM
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i think i need a new computer and im thinking of going apple

can you list some of the advatages and disadvantages? the main reason i want to go from pc to mac is because i understand the system is much more resistand to viruses and that there are a lot less viruses programmed for macs


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post Aug 31 2009, 09:52 PM
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QUOTE (vampire18 @ Aug 31 2009, 03:34 PM) *
i think i need a new computer and im thinking of going apple

can you list some of the advatages and disadvantages? the main reason i want to go from pc to mac is because i understand the system is much more resistand to viruses and that there are a lot less viruses programmed for macs



Not too sure how helpful I can be but I'll give it a go.

As far as Macs go, they are a little more secure by default but personally, I've never had any virus/malware problems with Windows systems at home (Windows 3.1 through Vista). If you're careful and keep up with hotfixes, running Windows isn't that bad. I'd recommend something like McAfee's or Symantec's security suite for firewalling and malware scanning.

My main system is an old Mac Powerbook. I run antivirus and the firewall on that too. There are mac viruses and mac malware apps out there. The're less common, but it's not a good reason to call your system 'secure'.

I switched to a mac at home because I got tired of tinkering aroudn with the OS and software like I was doing on Windows and Linux at the time. With Windows you have to worry about driver incompatibilities and Linux you have to worry about whether a driver exists for the device at all. I didn't want to have to mess with it anymore. Mostly I've been satisfied.

One of the nice things about macs on the music/audio side is that pretty much all of the drivers are low latency drivers. On Windows you have to worry about which drivers you're using for a particular piece of hardware.

Sometimes on a mac you still have to worry about device compatibility. I found out too late that the QuickCamPro 9000 doesn't have drivers/software for Mac. That sucked.

I'm probably coming up on a system upgrade soon. I'll be getting another Mac. I like how, once you set your system up, it stays out of your way. To me it seems like there's less fighting and digging on a Mac when you're just trying to get something done.

But I don't think at this point that there's any inherent superiority of one or the other anymore. Knowing what you want and why helps make the decision. If you have $500, you're getting a Windows laptop. If you need firewire on a laptop, you're probably getting a Mac.


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post Aug 31 2009, 10:16 PM
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well i dont play on the computer, all i do is browse online and gmc, i do need the pod to be able to connect, my pc camera and thats it, the only reson i would want something more than a simple cheap comuter is the occasional online game(not wow and stuff like that but more little games like facebook one or armorgames) and for the sound editing of my music


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post Sep 1 2009, 01:54 AM
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I bought a Macbook Pro about 6 months ago and I don't regret...
I was a bit worried at first, but it has been one of the best purchases I've made in a very long time...

It's very fast and has never crashed. Whenever an app is not responding, which is extremely rare, you can always just close the app without rebooting the computer. I know Windows has that feature. but on Mac it just works..

I saved tons of time with my work. Never had a problem with drivers, or apps not responding or crashes because an app is not compatible with whatever element of the computer.

The built in soundcard is amazing.. It runs tons of complex softsynths at a very fast speed with no latency.
I recently used the Mac to run Guitar Pro live on stage with absolutely no problem...

The only thing that kind of sucks with it is that not all softwares are compatible, however you can easily run windows on the Mac as well...



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