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  • Sergio68
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    I personally find OSX very relaxing, basic, but as I said it's personal, on the other hand, I shouldn't say it but I like to work on my Linux server with VNC and command line either, a graphic approach is often more friendly.

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  • Wayne Luke
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    Originally posted by Sergio68 View Post
    Fair enough, I have almost no time for games, a little bit on PS3 with COD Modern Warfare 2 and since I'm an optimistic guy I assume that you agree with the other two options
    Not especially. Don't like personally OSX. It is a very depressing operating system. It may work fine but the large gray headers on everything is very depressing. Hate iTunes and Safari on Windows for the same reason. They are simply ugly and depressing.

    Linux is okay for server things but I actually prefer IIS simply because it has a GUI which again brings us to Windows. Yes, I know there are GUIs for Linux but they are never enabled for remote access. I've never liked using a command line. I can use CLI's but find they aren't very productive for me and I always have to look up commands, even if I have been using them for years. That is why I originally used Macs and then switched to Windows in the late 90s. I will say that my web server is Linux but it is a managed server so if I need something changed, anything changed, I drop the server guys an email and they change it. My local test server is IIS. My home network server is Windows Home Server.

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  • Sergio68
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    Fair enough, I have almost no time for games, a little bit on PS3 with COD Modern Warfare 2 and since I'm an optimistic guy I assume that you agree with the other two options

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  • Wayne Luke
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    Originally posted by Sergio68 View Post
    Games? Consoles.
    The games that I like to play do not exist on consoles or have poor facsimiles created. MMORPGs fail on consoles for the most part and that is what I play primarily. RTS games (Red Alert/Command & Conquer series, Spore, Sims, Starcraft, etc...) also pretty much fail on consoles. That is even if they make a console version which you would think would be easier now that Windows and the XBOX consoles share DirectX.

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  • Zachery
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    Originally posted by dutchbb View Post
    That's not why people prefer mac's, so this isn't even relevant. In fact if you like to play games a lot, I would rather recommend a (DIY) PC than a mac (reason: cheaper hardware and gamers like to build their own computers).
    Someone brought up that old "If I was going to do graphics I'll use a mac debate". Which is why I asked my question.

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  • Sergio68
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    Originally posted by Floris View Post
    Every game you can run on your PC, I can run on my Mac Pro and iMac. You can just dual boot to Win7 64bit and install the latest games.
    A lot of games can also run via vmware now, or crossover games, or even are ported over or coded for the Mac.
    I play CS:S for example in 1920x1200 on the iMac with almost all settings set to high under crossover games, getting 60 to 120fps.

    Can you run windows games on a mac? yes,
    can you dual boot to windows on a mac? yes,

    Can you run mac games on windows? no,
    can you dual boot to mac on windows? no,

    In my book, you get more out of your Mac than your windows.

    If linux works for you: get linux
    if you're happy with windows: stay with windows
    if you want a real computer, that looks good, behaves properly, improves your workflow and takes away all those windows only frustrations with 500 dialog and popup windows and constant attacks, sluggish performance due to anti trojan, virusses, etc, .. get a mac.


    I have always used unix and windows, and since i got a mac i barely use either. I game on the 360 and my mac, and i vmware to windows for ie5.5 to 8 testing of web stuff, and that's it.
    100% mac convert, and not regretting it. it's worth the money.
    Well said.

    Games? Consoles.
    Computers ? Mac
    Server? Linux.

    That's it.

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  • dutchbb
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    Originally posted by Wayne Luke View Post
    I did years ago. Switched from Macs to PC and have never looked back.
    Personally I can not understand how anyone can think PC's feel better to work on than mac's, but I guess it all depends on your personal preferences and needs. The current line of mac's are of course a lot better than they were years ago, especially the macbooks. You really can't compare this with the current state of Apple computers.

    Originally posted by Zachery View Post
    Am I out of the loop? Is there something you can do on OSX with some OSX only graphic program that isnt there in windows?
    That's not why people prefer mac's, so this isn't even relevant. In fact if you like to play games a lot, I would rather recommend a (DIY) PC than a mac (reason: cheaper hardware and gamers like to build their own computers).
    Last edited by dutchbb; Sat 21 Nov '09, 3:30am.

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  • Sergio68
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    Originally posted by wii View Post
    I'm planning a new laptop purchase, as a longtime PC user, I actually like Windows, but I love the hardware of the Macs, should I get one, and just use Bootcamp in case I need Windows stuff, or should I just get a new Windows laptop?

    Let me read your thoughts about this,

    Thanks
    If it's for the look, for the hardware, forget about it.

    But the answer is YES, you should for the same reason I've used Mac in the past 5 years, IMHO you work more, more relaxed and you think less about all the crap (issues) that usually comes with the computers, believe me.

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  • Zachery
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    Am I out of the loop? Is there something you can do on OSX with some OSX only graphic program that isnt there in windows?

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  • Wayne Luke
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    Originally posted by dutchbb View Post
    All I can say to doubters is: just go for it, make the switch, you won't ever regret it.
    I did years ago. Switched from Macs to PC and have never looked back.

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  • alexweber
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    I think the answer depends on your needs. If you need the computer to be cheaper, have a specific form factor or other features, then get a PC.

    If you're willing to pay a bit of a premium, want to use OS X, are going to be doing primarily graphics work, and don't mind a few hardware limitations, then get a Mac.

    my .02

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  • dutchbb
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    Originally posted by wii View Post
    I'm planning a new laptop purchase, as a longtime PC user, I actually like Windows, but I love the hardware of the Macs, should I get one, and just use Bootcamp in case I need Windows stuff, or should I just get a new Windows laptop?

    Let me read your thoughts about this,

    Thanks
    If you love the hardware, then you will adore the software All I can say to doubters is: just go for it, make the switch, you won't ever regret it.

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  • VonDoom
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    Ill never buy anything that only comes in white. ive seen some nasty ugly looking Macs because they get dirty quick. and smoke will make it an ugly yellow. other then that bring on the Macs.

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  • Yves Rigaud
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    If I want to play some games, i'm using hardware designed for that use, video games.

    Computer is for work, Mac is good for that

    The only thing i miss is the Windows Explorer tree folders. Maybe they will do it in Finder for 10.7.

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  • Ryan Ashbrook
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    Originally posted by ManagerJosh View Post
    VMWare Fusion should solve that
    I think the point was, why have the need to boot into a separate operating system at all?

    I'm not against Mac, but really if I want to play a game I don't want to have to go through an entire process just to start it. Should be just insert CD/DVD, click Start Game, and go.

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