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  • All tools are created for a purpose. A screwdriver is not intended to turn a nut nor is a wrench intended to turn a screw. A Mac is superior in graphic arts (film industry almost exclusively uses them) and a PC is great at the Office. They excell in different ways. Neither is better as a tool of all tasks.
  • I agree with scubabob. The only way to answer this question is to consider what the computer will be used for, what software is available for that platform, and the useability and value. In my case, almost every thing I use my PC for can be duplicated on a Mac. The reason I do not own a Mac is purely a hardware decision. PCs give me more flexibility and at a lower price.
  • According to the commercials, Mac... but for versatility I prefer PC. Just my opinion.
  • Mac, but people are used to using a pc, so a mac could be somewhat confusing to use.
  • As a 20+ year Microsoft consultant, I would guess "Mac"...
  • depends on what you want to use the computer for, if you want to design stuff then apple mac otherwise PCs are enough. Remember it is the programmes which count, have Microsoft Professional put on.
  • Probably Macs but who can afford them.
  • i'm a mac-mad fruit cake...without the nuts.....they are beautiful, logical and stylish.....not to mention they sport the greatest operating system in the world.
  • They both have their place. Mac has always excelled in graphics (designing, compiling, etc) whereas pc have really been the business choice. It's not fun getting documents from someone with MAC, they rarely work correctly on pc. Personally I'd like to see Linux developed even more, but they've already come along way. So answer...ummm..personally I use pc more.
  • Mac is the Rolls-Royce of computers.
  • I prefer PC, but only because I am used to it. I can use a Mac. I don't think either is superior to the other. They both have their pros and cons. In the end, they're both stupid computers...lol.
  • I use a PC, but oh, what I wouldn't do for a Mac.
  • Unless your doing graphic design or musical editting, PCs are supperior.
  • It's a matter of taste, really. Macs are pretty much immune to any of the trojans, worms, spyware and viruses around (because most of these are written to specifically attack Windows-based machines) and are far easier to learn and make productive use of without much computer knowledge. This is because Macs have a very good intuitive feel to them. Macs also are superior in design and quality of the overall product. Apple rarely releases software or hardware that isn't ready for market yet, unlike Microsoft (sorry, but it's true). Consumer Reports has also repeatedly (for the past 10 years) rated Apple as the pinnacle of customer satisfaction because Macs have the lowest repair occurrence of any make of computer. One glaring downside to Macs is that they don't have NEARLY the volume of software titles, applications and games available for them. PC's are superior in that they are virtually ubiquitous and have literally millions of applications and games designed for them. They are also highly customizable, so can be of benefit to almost any usage. But now that the new Intel-designed chipset found in Macs and the Mac OS X's "Boot Camp" client allow you to run Windows XP on a Mac AND run it faster and more efficiently than in a native PC environment AND be able to switch seamlessly between Mac OS X and Windows XP without having to reboot... why not take advantage of having the best of both worlds and just get a Mac?
  • The only way to answer this question is to consider what the computer will be used for, what software is available for that platform, and the usability and value. In my case, almost every thing I use my PC for can be duplicated on a Mac. The reason I do not own a Mac is purely a hardware decision. PCs give me more flexibility and at a lower price. Having said that, PC parts are more plentiful, but not necessarily guaranteed to work in every PC. Mac parts may be limited, but they are built to Mac specs, so in theory, they are worry-free. PC hardware is designed to (try to) coexist in a PC with parts made by many different manufacturers, to be compatible with many operating systems, where an integrator doesn't exist or has no say in how the parts are designed. Except maybe for connector and signalling protocols. Mac hardware is (so I'm told) designed according to Apple's specifications. The advantage is that the hardware in a Mac is guaranteed to work with each other and the operating system. Then there's the operating system. Once you set all the hardware issues aside, you have to consider the operating system. I know Mac owners who switched just because they loved the Mac OS so much better than Windows. But they never gave Linux a try either. So in the end, it's a personal decision. Never let anyone tell you one is better than the other. You have to decide.
  • Depends on whether you like getting rid of viruses, spyware, adware and occasional rebooting, or just having your computer work for you.
  • Ive never used a mac but every day i use my pc i tell myself im gonna get the new imac. Anything has to be better than a pc.
  • it depends on what we're choosing it for. I work on PCs, so I can't exactly urge anyone to go out and buy a Mac... then I'd be out of a job. But statistically, Macs are FAR more reliable than a PC. My next computer will probably be a Mac!
  • I have a PC. I choose to have a PC. I think the main reason is that I grew up using a PC, and am comfortable with it. I know how to do whatever I need to do, and how to find my way around. I've used macs at school, and I have issues with them. I can't make anything happen. I can't even open and close programs effectively. Granted, it's just a lack of experience with Macs, but still - I choose to not own one because I don't like the experiences I've had with them. And... I don't really feel like teaching myself how to use a new operating system right now... I'm just too lazy.
  • macs are better, easier to work, look good, compact, and just the small details added or taken away, like the built in isight, magnetic charger and stuff like that just make it an overall better computer. i have a MacBook and same w/my brother which are our families first mac computers, before we just used to have windows but now are probably only going to get macs b/c of how great they are for the things we do. we dont do serious business work or anything we use it for school work, music, photos, movies and all of that other stuff, which is why we are probably going to be getting macs only for now on
  • I'm going with PCs simply because I hate the "Macs are better than PCs" attitude that Apple has. Is there really a need for negative advertising? As far as I remember, people that preferred Macs preferred them because they were more user friendly but if you ask me, I have many more problems when putting up with a Mac as opposed to a PC.
  • Mac but only if you buy a tower style one. The all-in-one units have some manufacturing problems.
  • I prefer PCs, but that's just me.
  • MAC all the way!
  • PC ONLY BECAUSE THEY ARE EASIER TO UPGRADE AND GET PARTS FOR THEY ARE EVERYWHERE!! AND MORE PROGRAMS WORK WITH PC TOO
  • MAC laptops, PC desktops. I find MAC laptops better than any PC one i've come across, just in terms of design, features etc. I like to customize and build my own desktops thought, which mac doesn't let you do. That and I pretty much only play games on my desktop now days, and the vast majority of games are written for PC
  • Money:PC Quality:Mac
  • PCs for the sole reason that Macs confuse me, haha
  • Macs anytime ! PCs when I *have* to.....
  • PCs .. hands down
  • PCs that I've built
  • I have owned PC's for years.I have just bought an iMac and ,hands down, it is the best computer I have ever owned. The graphics are best on the market,and the options that come with the computer are incredible.I did not know what I was missing,until I bought it.
  • macs. they are great, simple, easy to understand and just awesome. i had the same thoughts about pc's before i got a mac, but now they are totally different
  • PCs for sure.
  • Macs. I am good with both, but I am a recent Mac convert.
  • PC's custom made. No hassles with compaitibilty or lack of software or compatibility with other PC's. More repair parts and people as well.
  • PCs - because build them is what I do...
  • Didn't you know? All Mac users go to hell.
  • Did you know about the new Parallels for Mac? You can run windows: on a mac!!
  • depends on your taste. However one should choose their family over a computer and make that there number one choice. Anyway for mine: Used to PC, MS Windows so that's mine. Macs look cool, however I am not used to them. In the end both want your money and me and at least a thousand other people are going to be walking free (as in NO MASTER, NO which one is better and trying to kill the other side) while the PC, MACS and Other hardware Screamers and shouters scream and shout which master beats them more and gives them more sores on there backs.. If you want to join the free and the unhypnotized Real World junkies like me and the others, then just use which one is best for yourself, and don't try to kill the others, but be nice and kind to all. :)
  • first Mac is the Rolls of nothing when it come to Operating Systems neither is windows if you are looking for a good os get Linux
  • Duplicate. http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/135294
  • macs cuz i'm a photographer but hubby is a 3d artist so he says we have to have a pc ... so i pout
  • PCs...used to them
  • Mac hands down! I got Xp but mac rocks. I got a mac laptop.
  • Mac def, i just swapped over and I LOVE IT, i will never EVER go back to a pc, they're shite!
  • I prefer building my own systems and let's face it, if you want to do that and go for speed, PC actually is your only option to do it affordably. Besides, the software choices for Mac aren't as great as that for PC. Security on my rigs has never been an issue because I practice safe computing, so virii, worms or trojans have never been a problem for me.
  • I have had more exposition to PCs. In the university I also used Macs.
  • I don't know really, I've used a PC all my life, but a Mac seems like a much better alternative. This video tries to explain why acs are inferior. I'm going to ignore it
  • I use PC as that is what I am used to and have been using for 20 years. I am attracted by the idea of a Mac though, as if the commercials are to be believed they have less problems and I like the sound of that.
  • I've got one of each - a Mac Powerbook G4 and a new Dell Windows machine. The Mac is lots better for photographic work and for music. The PC is better for most things that have to be done online. It's astonishing how many online things are just not set up for easy Mac use.
  • Mac.....no doubt!!!!
  • PC especially with my new vista machine. I like it a lot. There are a few minor things that bother me but thats to be expected in all systems
  • I prefer a Sun Fire V480 - Running Solaris 10. PCs and Macs are such toys......
  • Mac! actually Ihave both.. now a days with OSX theres really not much of a difference, but I find that the mac is ALWAYS easier to use and install/unistall/upgrade...
  • I find that Mac aren't user friendly at all. I like PC's better.
  • You probably are asking Mac OS or Windows OS, since you can run other non windows operating system on a PC.
  • In some respects yes and in others no. The Mac has a more intuitive operating system and suffers less from viruses and malware for example, but costs more for any given level of performance. The PC is far more widely used, so transferring files from one machine to another is easier, it is easier to upgrade and has a far wider choice of software. In certain fields, such as design and publishing, a Mac is virtually essential.
  • They each have their advantages. My opinion is that Windows is better if you are into gaming. Also, when searching for programs, you're more likely to find one for Windows than Mac. Macs are nice for their simplicity. I'm a Windows user and have no complaints... If it works for you, then that's all you need. Most people that say Windows sucks is just an Apple fan that can't stand for any other users to be happy with what they have...
  • PCs. I like to poke at my hardware.
  • pc's im just not used to the macs operating system.
  • Both- I have both. I love my mac, though.
  • Whichever one you're used to using is the best for you. However, there isn't a definitive 'best' unless you have a very particular area in which you work. Virtually all magazines are laid out on Macs, so if you work in that field you'll use QuarkExpress on a Mac. If you work in an office and produce letters, reports or spreadsheets that have to be shared with others you'll probably use MS Office, so why not use it on its native platform?
  • I really like my Mac better than my Windows. Not to offend any Windows people here, but for years since I owned a Windows, I had many problems, such as viruses, crashes, and high-maintainence, especially with new equipment to buy. On my Mac however, I don't have to worry any of that stuff. Plus, it doesn't give any demos, but complete versions of programs and much much more to list. The only problem is that you have to buy Microsoft seperatley.
  • I've always been a PC type of guy but after dealing with my Toshiba Satellite labtop I've started to have my doubts. Sadly, I don't have the money to buy a MAC so I have to deal with this piece of shyt until that day comes :(
  • PCs! the world runs on them! when have you ever seen a mac at a check out line in a store? NEVERRRRRRRRRRR hehe
  • I'm going with Mac because I've used Windows.
  • I would have to say Windows, i'm stuck in my ways now, also did try a Mac and i felt i was out of my comfort zone lol, bit wierd trying to navigate round a Mac operating system.
  • windows.... I absolutley abhore mac.... I want to take a sledgehammer to them....
  • For some things. Particularly for artistic endeavors, a Mac tends to have better software (and some hardware too) available. However, for gaming use, Macs just aren't supported by FAR too many games to have it be practical that way. Other software for the Mac isn't available as much as for the PC either. People say Macs are more stable than PCs, but I don't have ANY stability issues with my PC unless it's a hardware problem (which happens every so often as parts wear out and I need to replace them.)
  • They aren't much different anymore. I use both and like both for some of their features. They seem to be pretty equal to me.
  • Two PCs and a Laptop. To be honest i do not know the difference after growing up using computers.
  • I haven't really used a Mac, so I'll say PC.
  • Oh, Mac, without a doubt.
  • I prefer Linux but I use Windows more. I have to know it well as it is used by the vast majority of businesses. Macs don't come onto my professional horizon. I have used Macs before and I never got on with them. Didn't hate them but didn't see what all the fuss was about either. So I use windows more, don't especially prefer Macs and rate Linux above both of them.
  • I never used a MAC and I only know a few people who ever have. They might be better, but most of the US uses PC's.
  • Neither lol Silicon Graphics Computer Systems, IBM RS6000, or SUN
  • PC. I have a hard enough time with this and really admire you guys that are so internet savvy!
  • I have never had or used anything other than a PC, but I am itching for a Mac.
  • I love my Mac!
  • Mac are so much better
  • mac all the way baby
  • PC - Compaq Presario.
  • MAC had the original "windows" which are much more efficient than Microsoft Windows. All in all MACs are much better computers.
  • PC - Dell
  • I had a Mac XL. It was the coolest thing since sliced bread! While PCs were running 5 MB, the XL had 10 and did graphics. I loved the GUI and PCers were still just hitting the tab to forward while I was doing page layout on Aldus PageMaker 1. LOL
  • PC.You will find a lot more programs for a pc,games and what O.S you want[XP,Vista,mandriva,etc].It can be upgraded more easy,diferent brand for hardware to choose from.
  • PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC PC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did I stress PC enough??
  • PC....'cause I'm a human.
  • Definately PC, I like all my software and devices to work, plus I'm a technician on a large Windows controlled domain, so I guess I'm a bit biased.
  • As my pappy always told me: I'm gonna learn you real good boy! They don't build 'em like they used to: ;) Univac:
  • i think intel macs are better,pcs are made for working in an office,macs are designed as home computers if microsoft is so popular why do they not sort out there flawed os,why because it employs too many people and they would be unemployed if windows was perfect,its a money making machine for them.since I answered this I have brought an intel imac and its the most amazing computer ive ever used or seen light years ahead of anything windows can do "december 2008 microsoft ditch vista and have started developing windows 7 for around 2010" duh thats like saying they messed up the last 5 years odd
  • I am a Mac user, but I will use a PC for the programs which don't work on a Mac. I own both.
  • PC, because you can run any operating systems: Windows, Linux, and even Mac OS. But I would prefer using old Mac with PPC processor, if I do graphics.
  • PC. :)

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