Journeyman Project Dispatches from the Life of Patrick Fowler: Christianity Explored


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

Tagged as: , , , , 1 Comment

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time to introduce you to some friends who think its time for all those Mac users to give up their shiny, soon to be out-of-date, overpriced toys.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


Why I Hate Apple Computers…

I’m not one to knock another company…but Apple is my exception. I’m getting tired of the trendy norms of my generation and their “you’re not cool if you don’t have one” mentality toward Starbucks, Phones with email, and Apple gadgets. Not to mention, that Apple’s pitiful “we’re better than Microsoft” ads are just getting on my nerves. So here are a few reasons to dislike Apple:

1. The Safari browser sucks…and Apple users know it. I work for a online company that received millions of visits a week. What percentage of users come to our site using Safari? Less than 1%. Mac users use Firefox. Why can’t Apple get its program saavy together and create a decent web browser? And now they want to allow Windows users to install it, hah! Good luck.

2. Need a RAM upgrade? Computer acting funny? It broke? No, you can’t fix it yourself. Take it to the Apple store. Best of luck finding an apple store nearby and getting it fixed in a timely manner! I hope there wasn’t anything incredibly important on there, because if the part is not in stock, you might be in big trouble. Oh, and I hope the repairs are cheap, considering they have to do it.

3. I need a free program to… Shareware? Freeware? Not likely. Search the web for a program solution for Windows and you’re likely to find one. Looking to extend the capabilities of your Mac? I can’t help you there.