Thoughts on Apple's Mac - page 5

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   Sheri257
    Quote from ginger58
    Apple has released software that allows users with Intel-based Apple computers to boot Windows in a partitioned sector of their hard drive. The user has to supply his/her own licensed copy of Windows. This is to allow people who wish to use Apple computers to use applications that only run under Windows. Clearly, running Windows with an Internet connection opens the user to all the security issues associated with Windows. However, it is cheaper to buy a Windows machine for users who only want to run Windows-based applications. It only makes sense to boot Windows on an Apple machine if there is some legacy software that requires Windows, but all other uses are within OS X. Thus, it is not true that "here come the viruses."
    Read Apple's Windows promo material that I previously posted.

    When Apple talks about being able to use Windows Outlook Express or viewing live internet video feeds through Internet Explorer in their promotional material ... you don't think people are going to get viruses? That they're only going to use Windows legacy software?

    As you state: Clearly, running Windows with an Internet connection opens the user to all the security issues associated with Windows.

    And that's exactly how Apple is promoting Windows on their own website .... running Windows with an internet connection ... because that's what people want to use it for.

    So, I stand by my statement: Here come the viruses.

    :typing
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Dec 31, '06
  2. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from epiphany
    The mac's are NOT "going the route" of the pc's. All new macs, as of a few months ago, use intel chips, and therefore run BOTH mac and pc platforms. This is now standard on all new purchased macs. The acquisition of the intel chip is what gives the mac's this capability and power.

    Mac's are not going to give up their operating system, because that's exactly why people love mac's. It's the other way around. The advantage to the dual platform is that the pc programs are still currently more popular therefore some software are more friendly to pc's but will not be accessible to mac users. In other words, it gives mac-lovers, who will not part with the macs, the power to use pc software.

    In addition, it is a marketing strategy of Apple to lure in more pc users, who won't have to completely abandon the pc platform. But they are confident that once users try the mac's they'd be hooked, because let's face it - macs are fun.

    In other words, if you are planning to move a mac and you are purchasing a new computer, you don't have to worry about not being able to use your pc platform - it's 2-in-1.

    This also answers your question on how to print a pc document - you print in on your mac as a PC document, simply as that.
    I love the Mac/PC commercials. . . . PC is an older stodgy looking guy with self esteem issues and Mac is a friendly,guy-next-door looking younger dude who is reaching out to PC as a friend.

    steph
  3. by   nyaussie
    Quote from SA2BDOCTOR
    Are you saying just click the MAC word document and drag it to the trash? for and it will delete it?
    Several ways to find the document: Click on "Finder" and go to your documents folder (or wherever else you saved it), either drag document to trash or put two fingers on the trackpad while clicking the trackpad button and select the "Trash" option. If you can't find it, use "Spotlight" - blue magnifying glass in top right hand corner of screen, type in filename and it will find the document, then drag to to trash etc. Then empty your trash.

    I have had my MacBook two weeks and won't go back to PC. My hubby works in IT with only PC's and is getting a Mac.

    An ineresting link: The Daily Princetonian - Students are Mac-in' it
    Last edit by nyaussie on Dec 31, '06 : Reason: added link
  4. by   Sheri257
    Quote from stevielynn
    I love the Mac/PC commercials. . . . PC is an older stodgy looking guy with self esteem issues and Mac is a friendly,guy-next-door looking younger dude who is reaching out to PC as a friend.

    steph
    I'll give Apple one thing ... they're very good at marketing. Marketing has always been their strong suit ...

    But, of course, that doesn't actually mean they build good computers.

    :typing
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Jan 1, '07
  5. by   atwtrn
    I've used a PC for years and then switched to MAC. I love my Apple. It's great for video editing and word processing. It's visually appealing too!
  6. by   nursekatie22
    I like my powerbook, but I'll probably also end up getting a desktop PC or a desktop MAC and a laptop PC. I like both, but the mac is definately easier to operate on many levels. I am, however, the only person in my family who owns one and constantly get ridiculed for it!
  7. by   CityKat
    Quote from lizz
    I'll give Apple one thing ... they're very good at marketing. Marketing has always been their strong suit ...

    But, of course, that doesn't actually mean they build good computers.

    :typing
    Lizz...
    why don't you buy yourself a mac? Give yourself a month with it and tell us how you feel. You are such a strong backer of the PC, yet almost everyone who has replied has owned a PC and made the "smart" switch to a mac. You too should make the switch. I seriously would be interested in how you felt afterwards
    There is NOTHING that could make me switch BACK to using the PC after I have used a mac. Not a thing!
  8. by   Sheri257
    Quote from StudentNurseBean
    Lizz...
    why don't you buy yourself a mac? Give yourself a month with it and tell us how you feel. You are such a strong backer of the PC, yet almost everyone who has replied has owned a PC and made the "smart" switch to a mac. You too should make the switch. I seriously would be interested in how you felt afterwards
    As I previously stated, I did buy a Mac ... it was a disaster. For one thing, it froze up all the time ... among many other problems.

    There's even a video on YouTube that talks about the freezing problem. So ... that's why I feel the way I do. I'm not going to waste my money again.

    :typing
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Jan 1, '07
  9. by   CityKat
    Yes, I overlooked that. I guess everyone has their own personal experiences with mac. Me personally, I have never felt the "freezing" problems that you speak of. Quite honestly, I had more than enough freezing problems with my pc. As a matter of fact, it was a constant problem. I was always restarting my laptop, it was so annoying!! :angryfire
  10. by   Sheri257
    I'm not saying PC's are perfect ... far from it. But I can say that I've gotten a hellava lot more performance out of even the crappiest Dell PC's I've bought over the years, than I ever did with the Mac.

    :typing
  11. by   MB37
    My father is an architect, and Mac tends to make better graphics programs (AutoCAD, i.e.). Therefore my family started off with an Apple IIc and stayed with the Apple/Mac family for the last 20 years. I definitely know how to use their products, and have personally owned two including a G4 Ibook my father got me in 2004. I have always preferred using my friends' PCs and the ones at my schools, but who turns down a free computer, right? It had a 1 yr warranty, and 14 months after I received it the screen went blank. It was something to do with the video card, but unlike with a PC you must take it to a special Apple service store to get it repaired, for a few hundred dollars. I have had it back for a year and a half, and now I barely use the thing. We have a desktop and a laptop PC, and since we got this laptop I don't know when I'll even use that computer again. I don't care for the mac system, even though I've used it my whole life. I enjoy and am very used to Windows, and have never had a virus. Using Norton has never taken any effort, just clicking something when the little window pops up and tells you to. To each his/her own, though.
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    Everyone does seem to have different experiences.

    I also have Norton and since I upgraded Internet Explorer, I keep getting these pop-ups from Norton that they have detected and deleted a trojan or virus or something. It is happening at least one a day and sometime 3 or 4 times. I've had Norton check the whole computer and everything is ok.

    This is my second pc - the other was Compaq. Same thing - running slowly after a few weeks, freezing, etc.

    I will be going with Apple next time.

    steph
  13. by   Miss Ludie
    I had great problems with the newest IE. I got freezing, screen jitter and unfocused screens. I removed it after just a few hours. Norton never jumped in though I have 2006 and Protection center. But I do scan every nite and use adaware to get rid of spy/ad/trojan crap.

    See if taking IE off and going back to the prior version works.

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