Thoughts on Apple's Mac - page 3

Hey all Ive been a PC girl for quite awhile. Im thinking about getting a Mac eventually. The new Macbook to be more specific or what ever new mac laptop comes out when i get the hunkering to buy a... Read More

  1. by   CityKat
    I bought my macbook about 6 months ago and love it! I have used windows since the dinosaur ages and quite frankly, I wouldn't go back. There are waaaay too many holes in the windows system which allows virus' regardless of having an antivirus on your system. This I know to be true because the LAST virus I got which basically shut my entire system down was a trojan and I was using Norton Antivirus and it was fully up to date. I dealt with Norton on it and they discovered a new virus. Norton is not a guarantee against all virus'. People are constantly making new and different ones. I also got my system hacked and had my identity stolen. Maybe I just had a streak of bad luck over the years. But, I have been wanting to switch to mac for years now and now, I couldn't be happier

    I have heard that Apple is very difficult to hack and it rarely if ever, gets virus'. Not all are immune, but they have a far better track record than does windows. I don't trust windows any longer. Mac runs a little bit slower, but overall is much better in terms of simplicity. I've had to work around some of my favorite software with microsoft. However, you can now get most or all of it for Mac.

    Good luck
  2. by   shippoRN
    Thanks again for all the great responses, keep them coming.
    From what i have seen it really is a matter of preference as someone mentioned. It also seems as if you either love mac or hate macs. Definately feeling the love for macs on this thread lol.
    Im definately going to make the leap to mac on my next laptop purchase. If i hate it, then i know not to get another one, but it seems to me that Mac has come a long way and its worth giving them a chance.

    Anyone had a mac laptop for more than 2 years? Wondering what the "shelf life is" how often have you had to upgrade to a completely new system. Ive been upgrading to new pc's every 2 years it seems, just wondering if the same thing applies to macs?

    cheers
    Last edit by shippoRN on Dec 29, '06
  3. by   UKRNinUSA
    Quote from stevielynn
    I'm switching this coming year from my Dell PC to a Mac . . . . I am soooo sick of all the problems encountered by pc's.
    steph
    STEVIELYNN -Just wanted you to know that studies show that you're more likely to be a democrat if you use a MAC. So does this mean you've seen the light politically too? Kidding!!

    LOVE my MAC wouldn't use a PC again if you paid me. I highly recommend it.
  4. by   sunnyjohn
    Windows is da debil!
    *Sunny croses herself, spins around three times and spits!*

    MAC FOREVER!
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from UKRNinUSA
    STEVIELYNN -Just wanted you to know that studies show that you're more likely to be a democrat if you use a MAC. So does this mean you've seen the light politically too? Kidding!!

    LOVE my MAC wouldn't use a PC again if you paid me. I highly recommend it.
    Yeah, I know . . . my bigwig friend reminded me of that. He voted for John Kerry but is not a Democrat.


    steph
  6. by   Bonny619
    lmao!!

    Quote from sunnyjohn
    Windows is da debil!
    *Sunny croses herself, spins around three times and spits!*

    MAC FOREVER!
  7. by   SA2BDOCTOR
    i have had mine for 3 years. i have a ibook g4 and a mac desktop. i love the features that the mac computer have with the wigets and all that. the only problem that i have, is that alot of applications does not support mac. other than that is worth it, all the way. i have never had any viruses of had to buy a antivirus.

    i have a question, for other mac users..how can you delete a word document. i have been trying to figure that out for the longest while, how to delete a word document that i created and i could never figure it out. please help.
  8. by   Bonny619
    A word document in word? I just delete it, I don't know what you mean?
  9. by   SA2BDOCTOR
    Let's say, I type an essay and I wanted to delete that document. I can do it easily in MS Word, just by right clicking and delete.

    However, it MAC word, I do not see the option to delete the document, this is where I need help at
  10. by   Bonny619
    I don't know, I use microsoft word.

    When you are in the program, go into your help files.
  11. by   meandragonbrett
    Mac's are the bomb. Hands down. Will never buy another PC related anything.
  12. by   Sheri257
    Quote from meandragonbrett
    Mac's are the bomb. Hands down. Will never buy another PC related anything.
    Actually, Mac's are becoming PC related, especially in the last year.

    Apple is now buying Intel processors and using the Windows operating system for some of their Mac's ... which means they're basically going PC.

    My guess is they had to do it to survive, especially with the accounting scandals and such. They just had to revise their earnings down quite a bit recently.

    If you think your Mac is different, it may actually not be so different, especially in the future. You might want to just go straight PC and save some money instead ... if that's all you'll be getting anyway.

    :typing
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Dec 30, '06
  13. by   #1rnstudent
    Deleting documents is easy. Drag it to the trash box.

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