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mac vs pc help

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

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  1. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow! Tip Jar Donor

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    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:
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  2. VolnTitan

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    To me the cost of virus software isn't the issue. It is how it bogs down the computer...
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  3. Alex1939

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    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.
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  4. avvie

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    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.
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  5. Alex1939

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    Why do you think that?

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

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    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.
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  7. Fry

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    i'm definitely leaning towards a mac right now.

    is iWork basically like office?
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  8. Gunny

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    And I haven't had a PC crash this century. What's your point?
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  9. VolnTitan

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    iWork is like Office, but you can get Office for Mac as well. Works great.
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  10. avvie

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    One that had nothing at all to do with Gunny's PC.
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