Tech Beat: Whether to Mac or PC? That is the question

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can

Alameda, CA

#1 May 20, 2010
can a PC show a disc on the desktop when it's inserted in the drive YET?
or is microsuck still trying to figure out that y2k thing?
from an expert

Alameda, CA

#2 May 20, 2010
Greg Gehr

Salinas, CA

#3 May 20, 2010
My MacBook Pro has the Mac OS & Windows Vista installed, can boot to either natively (through the built in Mac Bootcamp utility), and has been rated as one of the fastest Windows-compatible portables on the market by multiple PC mags. The only remaining issue is cost, when compared to a crippled non-apple computer that cannot run both operating systems.

While I appreciate the attempt to review both platforms, I cannot help but let out a big "HUH"? as I read part one of your review which never mentions this critical difference.
Mike Buettner

San Francisco, CA

#4 May 20, 2010
"So, which is 'better'? In this case, we'd have to choose PCs, because they simply work with more stuff."

What a lame conclusion. This is such an old and tired debate that it doesn't even warrant publishing it again.

A more important discussion should be about the death of desktop computers.
Anonymous

Eureka, CA

#5 May 20, 2010
Simply wrong. Having things "just work" is worth a lot.
Fanboy slayer

Eureka, CA

#6 May 20, 2010
from an expert wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =GvskEGWMLp4XX
Got anything more recent?
Fanboy slayer

Eureka, CA

#7 May 20, 2010
Greg Gehr wrote:
My MacBook Pro has the Mac OS & Windows Vista installed, can boot to either natively (through the built in Mac Bootcamp utility), and has been rated as one of the fastest Windows-compatible portables on the market by multiple PC mags. The only remaining issue is cost, when compared to a crippled non-apple computer that cannot run both operating systems.
While I appreciate the attempt to review both platforms, I cannot help but let out a big "HUH"? as I read part one of your review which never mentions this critical difference.
That's good if you have decided you want both OS. Only problem is, there isn't a convincing BUSINESS argument for having both. Mac OS and software are crippled in the business world.
Fanboy slayer

Eureka, CA

#8 May 20, 2010
Mike Buettner wrote:
"So, which is 'better'? In this case, we'd have to choose PCs, because they simply work with more stuff."
What a lame conclusion. This is such an old and tired debate that it doesn't even warrant publishing it again.
A more important discussion should be about the death of desktop computers.
Sure, desktops are going to die because of the cloud just like mainframes were going to die 20 years ago because they were going to be replaced by networks of desktop PCs. Mainframes evolved into servers and remained quite relevant. There will always be situations where it is desirable to be functional in the absence of remote connectivity.
Greg Gehr

San Francisco, CA

#9 May 20, 2010
Dear "Fanboy"

I am the IT director of a 10 million dollar a year corporation, with five field offices scattered throughout the State. Our business operations are 90% Mac and 10% Windows PCs, I guess you are telling me that I am doing it wrong because you have so much more business experience than I do on the topic? Somehow, I doubt that.

Your attack on the Mac OS with no specifics is, ironically, the most unbusinesslike post I have seen in a while. Perhaps you should try Slashdot where anonymous flame-throwers are a dime a dozen. If you would like to actually post a message with any substance whatsoever, I would be glad to engage in a civilized discussion on the topic, but just posting your opinion that the "Mac OS and software are crippled in the business world" is an unsubstantiated and frankly untrue statement.

I will grant that, as far as corporate accounting software, the Windows PC has the clear edge. In fact, the "10% Windows" that I mentioned we have in-house are almost all in the accounting department. In every other business function, the Mac, once purchased and installed, has proved superior in ease of use and cost to support.

BTW, I am using my REAL name on this post, but I am unsure if I should call you "Fanboy" or Mr. "Slayer"
Chank

San Francisco, CA

#10 May 23, 2010
n3rdrage!!!
FOURWHEELDRIVE

San Francisco, CA

#11 May 23, 2010
I love the TRS-80, I'll never give it up.
Fuller Bud Man

Oceanside, CA

#12 May 23, 2010
FOURWHEELDRIVE wrote:
I love the TRS-80, I'll never give it up.
Nor my Commodore 64...!
go play somewhere else

Eureka, CA

#15 May 24, 2010
Greg Gehr wrote:
Dear "Fanboy"
I am the IT director of a 10 million dollar a year corporation, with five field offices scattered throughout the State. Our business operations are 90% Mac and 10% Windows PCs, I guess you are telling me that I am doing it wrong because you have so much more business experience than I do on the topic? Somehow, I doubt that.
Your attack on the Mac OS with no specifics is, ironically, the most unbusinesslike post I have seen in a while. Perhaps you should try Slashdot where anonymous flame-throwers are a dime a dozen. If you would like to actually post a message with any substance whatsoever, I would be glad to engage in a civilized discussion on the topic, but just posting your opinion that the "Mac OS and software are crippled in the business world" is an unsubstantiated and frankly untrue statement.
I will grant that, as far as corporate accounting software, the Windows PC has the clear edge. In fact, the "10% Windows" that I mentioned we have in-house are almost all in the accounting department. In every other business function, the Mac, once purchased and installed, has proved superior in ease of use and cost to support.
BTW, I am using my REAL name on this post, but I am unsure if I should call you "Fanboy" or Mr. "Slayer"
Sad that you, with all your corporate might have to pick on a dude with an opinion different than yours. Go flash your corporation male appendage somewhere else. For all your resume, you are still a boy yourself. Go watch wall street and beat off.
Joshua Woods

United States

#18 May 25, 2010
I will always be a MS person. I can't stand Macs. Granted the home edition of windows is quite useless, if you can buy a pc with pro or better the functionality of Windows gets much better. But most people don't want to think about what they are doing so that is where macs a good. They are more idiot friendly than Windows.
Fuller Bud Man

Oceanside, CA

#19 May 25, 2010
Linux...! Got linux, never went back...!
Macs are Ok...
Ewoks use Macs...!

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