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  • broncosteven
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    Originally posted by gyldenlove View Post
    I have crashed every mac I have worked with the last 5 years - and I always get the same response, that is weird it never does that when I use it.

    If it wasn't so expensive and more software ran on mac OS I would consider it, but it is just too limited for me.
    Yep, I helped my friend who is also my guitar teacher buy an iMac 27" last year, she paid well over $3k for it. Got it unboxed and set up and it locked up right away after we installed Office on it. I give it credit, after a couple of lockups it did finally work.

    Her old mac crashed hard when doing an OS upgrade to Leopard so she broke down and bought a new one.

    But Mac's are perfect...

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  • Chris
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    My macbook pro crashes fairly regularly, btw. More than my PC did. It also sounds like a fricking 747 half the time after two years of use.

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  • baja
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    Originally posted by gyldenlove View Post
    I have crashed every mac I have worked with the last 5 years - and I always get the same response, that is weird it never does that when I use it.

    If it wasn't so expensive and more software ran on mac OS I would consider it, but it is just too limited for me.
    Good we have choices.

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  • gyldenlove
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    Originally posted by baja View Post
    As a Mac Book Pro user I get a kick out of PC users saying after tweaking their NEW PC's they hardly ever crash anymore. I have used my Mac Book Pro out of the box for 4 years now and I don't even know what a crash looks like.
    I have crashed every mac I have worked with the last 5 years - and I always get the same response, that is weird it never does that when I use it.

    If it wasn't so expensive and more software ran on mac OS I would consider it, but it is just too limited for me.

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  • broncosteven
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    Originally posted by StugotsIII View Post
    One of the best purchases I ever made was getting my Macbook Pro.

    They are just way better than PC's...

    Easier to use
    Less issues with viruses
    Less issue...period.
    Fact is I don't want to pay what it would cost for a like Mac system.

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  • Action
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    Originally posted by SeedReaver View Post
    PhD candidate in electrical engineering. Apple is a joke to the research community. Companies like IBM and Microsoft perform real, valuable research that advances society and improves lives. Apple is a marketing company that has done nothing for the world. Therefore, I would never give them my money when it could be better spent elsewhere. Steve Jobs was a prick, and was not revered by anybody but the media.
    Just because it hasn't made a huge impact in a particular field, doesn't mean it hasn't done anything for the world. The reality is, Apple has done a lot for the world and have made huge impacts in many fields.

    For starters, being a solid competitor as an legitimate alternative to Windows/PC, thus pushing those companies forward, is far more important than anything Microsoft/IBM can do on their own.

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  • MaloCS
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    Macs are horrible. I'm a professional web designer and illustrator and the Mac I had at my last day job crashed several times a day. Once I switched to Windows 7 at that job my production went through the roof. I'm now on Windows 8 and I LOVE it. I will NEVER use OSX or a Mac computer again, ever.

    However, Apple's iOS products are leaps and bounds better than anything else on the market right now. Why? Because iOS has the development base that Microsoft lacks. If Microsoft took their head out of their ass and paid to port Adobe's creative suite to Windows 8's Metro paradigm they would run away with the market. It's my opinion that PCs running Windows are much better than Macs running OSX.

    Go Windows or go home. Macs blow. Yes, I'm as much a Microsoft fan boy as much as you guys are Apple fanbois. And yes, I think Steve Jobs, no matter how brilliant, was a horrible excuse for a human being. He's dead and I send my condolences to his family but good grief, the man was a world class a-hole.

    http://youtu.be/yg7Xh0m_Oco
    Last edited by MaloCS; 04-13-2014, 12:54 PM.

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  • baja
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    As a Mac Book Pro user I get a kick out of PC users saying after tweaking their NEW PC's they hardly ever crash anymore. I have used my Mac Book Pro out of the box for 4 years now and I don't even know what a crash looks like.

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  • gyldenlove
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    Originally posted by Arkie View Post
    I'm thinking about getting an iPad or Nexus. Any recommendations?
    I like how customizable the nexus is, but the experience is not as streamlined as ipad and it you do root it you need to work a bit harder to upgrade the OS.

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  • StugotsIII
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    One of the best purchases I ever made was getting my Macbook Pro.

    They are just way better than PC's...

    Easier to use
    Less issues with viruses
    Less issue...period.

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  • Arkie
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    I'm thinking about getting an iPad or Nexus. Any recommendations?

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  • gyldenlove
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    I am on a win 8 laptop as well, it works well for me. Very quick and intuitive.

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  • Kaylore
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    I'm on Windows 8.1 pro as well. I modified the interface to be more windows 7-esque. I like it. It's very stable. We did break down and get an Ipad 4 since I posted in this thread years ago. We do love it, but syncing with my computer isn't an issue.

    And Itunes still sucks. Googleplay all the way.

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  • kappys
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    I have a windows 8 laptop. Initially very frustrating until I learned the shortcut keys but now that I have I love it. It is a touchscreen and reversible so it can act like a tablet as well. I should note my computing g needs are not advanced mostly just email PDF miscrosoft word and PowerPoint.

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  • broncosteven
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    I finally broke down and upgraded my i5 desktop.

    I bought a Crucial m500 SSD and got a full version of Win8.1 Pro (I have a Windows domain at the house).

    Not blinding, head turning fast but it does boot quicker and so far everything has worked at the speed one would expect a fast computer with decent RAM to work without bogging down.

    It is funny how stuff like installing Chrome which should have been simple were hard, I had to add google.com to trusted sites whereas other apps downloaded quickly and painlessly.

    Will be interested to see how my DAW works on the SSD especially when recording audio.

    Hasn't crashed yet!

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