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Mac vs PC

To those who know me, it's no secret that I dislike Mac computers for my own personal use. I find them too expensive, too restricted, and uncaring toward those who have older computers--limiting their upgrades and features to new features, new phones, and more money.

However, these arguments don't mean that I think everyone needs a PC. There are many who work best with a Mac, and who should pay the extra money for one. That's why I appreciate Lifehacker's best arguments reviews the advantages and disadvantages of both, fairly. Check it out here, or read the headlines from the article below:

Windows offers more software

Windows offers greater flexibility

Mac's have fewer viruses, require less maintenance

Both platforms work well for designers/video editors

Windows offers a better gaming experience

Neither OS is easier to learn




How to Fix Your Computer (Humor)

Finally, one diagram reveals all the intricacies of computer assistance! Oh, how true this is…

From: The Oatmeal Blog

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Mac users going PC

Yeah, I know. Right now you’re thinking…”Here goes Patrick. Up on his soapbox again.”

I just have to tell you that I’ve been holding onto the article that prompted this post for about two months…hoping I could put the thought aside. But it’s not going to happen. I can’t love the Mac, I really can’t. And I’m not alone.

Finally, it’s time to introduce you to some friends who think its time for all those Mac users to give up their shiny, soon to be out-of-date, overpriced toys. Please welcome…

Natania, who switched back to PC this past fall for reasons of price, upgradeability, and gaming.

Joe, who did some intense price comparison, bought a Sony laptop instead of a Macbook, and loves Windows 7. Also have a look at his article on sales comparisions for Mac and Windows machines here.

David has written extensively on the simplicity of Windows 7 features over Mac. I like this one on backing up files. Search his blog for yourself.


Another Reason to Hate Apple…

The reasons to dislike Apple keep piling up...and I must vent them out again!

Reason #1 - Everything is Apple's way or no way!

Today I moved a few videos onto my iPhone. Which ones you ask? Well, I don't get a choice. It's all videos, or the latest 5 videos. What if I want my wedding from 6 years ago, and a video from last week? No can do. Can't you guys just put a darn check box on the videos page? Why does this have to be so hard?!

Need a backup battery for your MacBook or iPhone or iPod? Sorry...there no longer removable. You have to attach some bulky ugly accessory.

Reason #2 - Everything is expensive!

Today I tried to connect a video cable to my iPhone to play back video on the television...yes, the cable was made for the iPhone, but guess what, it didn't work. Turns out Apple's latest software update for the iPhone disables any cables not made/licensed by Apple. Can't buy a $3 cable off of ebay...gotta pay $50 for an official Apple accessory.

Hate hate hate hate hate.

Does anyone else feel the way I do?

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My Feelings on Mac Computers…

Those who know me, have probably heard some of my sentiments on Mac computers. To make it short and sweet--I'm not a fan. This picture shares some of the feelings I have on the subject:

My advice to anyone purchasing one is the following: A basic MacBook costs $900-1000. Go spend $900-1000 on a Windows laptop, and you will be just as thrilled. Just don't spend $300 at Walmart on some off brand machine and then complain that Macs are better. No, their not better. They just don't allow people to sell Mac's OS on cheap machines.