1. Pardon our mess as we continue to update the new forum software. Big thanks to Mike and Preditan for all their help in the transition. If you run into any problems, put them in the Update Thread.

mac vs pc help

Discussion in 'Gear' started by Fry, Jan 13, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Fry

    Fry Hatin' is what I do.

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2004
    Messages:
    25,409
    the only game i play on a cpu is starcraft and starcraft: brood war. starcraft 2 is being developed for both cpu and mac according the blizzard webpage. :wink2:
    #21
  2. VolnTitan

    VolnTitan Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2002
    Messages:
    2,938
    To me the cost of virus software isn't the issue. It is how it bogs down the computer...
    #22
  3. Alex1939

    Alex1939 As old as Titan. Tip Jar Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    15,693
    McAffee YOU HAVE FAILED ME FOR THE LAST TIME!! I believed in that crap product and now I just feel like a complete sucker for having paid to extend its time.


    Malwarebytes and Spybot Search and Destroy saved my computer awhile back. I highly recommend both free products.


    And for anyone that still uses Internet Explorer, that's like ****ing a hooker without a condom. You should just expect to get virus's. Making the switch to Firefox was a long overdue move for me, but it's been well worth it. Slightly faster load times and less virus problems.
    #23
  4. avvie

    avvie Ke ali'i o na okole Tip Jar Donor

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2003
    Messages:
    8,386
    Wow, I can't believe we'd have to go over the pros and cons again.

    "Fear of change" is NOT a legit objection. If it was, you'd still be playing Ataris and using Windows 95; so don't use that one.... you sound like your grandma.

    Free virus protection online = free trojan horses online. Repeat ad infinitum.

    My experience is that Macs are NOT expensive... PCs are, and the expense never stops, nor does the downtime. I haven't had a computer crash/ software problem since August of '05 when I bought this iMac. I've had hardware problems (because it's a machine built by short little asian people who make no money), and Applecare paid for it all... no further expense.
    #24
  5. Alex1939

    Alex1939 As old as Titan. Tip Jar Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    15,693
    Why do you think that?

    Having ran scans with Malwarebytes, Spybot, and McAffee and all three showed my cpu with clean bill of health.
    #25
  6. avvie

    avvie Ke ali'i o na okole Tip Jar Donor

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2003
    Messages:
    8,386
    Because more often than not, those 'scans' are false, and the scanner is a spybot itself... at least, that's the general consensus from my other online folks who constantly have PC problems.

    TROJAN HORSE: A free gift offered with malicious intent; so named in reference to a chapter from Homer's Iliad.
    #26
  7. Fry

    Fry Hatin' is what I do.

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2004
    Messages:
    25,409
    i'm definitely leaning towards a mac right now.

    is iWork basically like office?
    #27
  8. Gunny

    Gunny Lord and Master Tip Jar Donor

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Messages:
    46,319
    And I haven't had a PC crash this century. What's your point?
    #28
  9. VolnTitan

    VolnTitan Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2002
    Messages:
    2,938
    iWork is like Office, but you can get Office for Mac as well. Works great.
    #29
  10. avvie

    avvie Ke ali'i o na okole Tip Jar Donor

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2003
    Messages:
    8,386
    One that had nothing at all to do with Gunny's PC.
    #30
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.