QUOTE(Felagund @ Feb 2 2007, 05:58 PM)
Alright, here's the deal. For eons untold, Mac and PC users have fought a bitter and indecisive war over which OS is better. Let's see if we can decide for ourselves!
I'm not that knowledgeable about Mac's and what is better in a Mac than in a PC, but I'm quite versed in PC lore. So I'll begin with telling you how PC's are better than Mac's, and I hope you Mac users come back and tell your side of the story!
So to begin, I'll start with the very basics of computers: hardware. PCs offer vastly superior hardware support ranging from graphics cards to processors. For many months, Windows has been offering 64-bit support. 64-bit applications offer increased performance and security. Let's talk about performance! When using Mac's boot camp to use both MacOS and Windows, a PC outscored a Mac that was configured in exactly the same way using Windows in boot camp in every application tested by anywhere from 3-10%. A lot of programs covering a variety of types of applications were benchmarked, including virus scans, DVD encoding, and games.
Other than that, Apple is known as a company to shoot for a monopoly on its products, perhaps even more than say Intel. Just look at the iPod - you basically have to use iTunes to put music on it. But what about MacOS? They've created a smear campaign (completely unfounded after watching some of the commercials) about how MacOS is better than Windows. How many Windows users are actually boring like that though? Gamers own PCs, and some of the best multimedia software is Windows only. Isn't it strange how Microsoft gets pounded for releasing Windows with Media Player and Internet Explorer while Apple gets to sell MacOS with all of the added junk that comes standard with that? Somebody tell me how that works out.
Lastly, games. Windows = games. Mac = not.
As long as the Mac you buy has an expansion slot, like the Mac Pro, you can purchase your own video card, etc for it.
And even if PCs offer 64 bit support for added security(you know, the security Macs don't need..) and performance(you know, the performance you don't get because you still only run 32 bit applications..) Also, http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/64bit/
Uhh, Windows is definately just as bad if you're speaking about monopolies. Like how Microsoft intentionally makes OpenGL less efficient on Windows, and since more people are on Windows, games are programmed with DirectX, which isn't supported on both Mac and Linux. OpenGL is the standard for 3D graphics..
The commercials are junk, everybody but morons knows that.
I think it's accepted that for doing things that involve media and stuff, Macs are better. They are more stable, less susceptible to malware, to a point where it doesn't ever cause a problem..
Windows Media Player 11 is kickass.. but seriously... once you reinstall Windows, what do you do first.... www.getfirefox.com or www.opera.com... then install everything else. However, with Macs, most of it comes ready out of the box.
If you want games, dual boot with Windows, end of story.
Also, if you don't like the mighty mouse's lack of a right click button... plug in your own USB mouse that has a right click button.