Mac or Pc from Evo users


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  1. facekl

    facekl Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    You guys seem like you know your stuff. What computer should I get to go along with my new Evo. Mac or pc?
     

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  2. blake247

    blake247 Well-Known Member

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    The Mac can run both OSX and Windows.....
     
  3. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    And only costs twice as much for less power/compatibility!

    Go with a PC dude. PC/Ubuntu
     
  4. ImmaSlave4U

    ImmaSlave4U Well-Known Member

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    I just made a strange jump. I ditched my pc for Mac and my Iphone for the Evo.. Crazy but wanted something new on a computer OS and same for the phone. I'll never use a PC again. Love the Mac. No issues using the Evo with the Mac at all for me. Look at both and decide what you use more. As far as Mac/PC only functions. I might disagree with what Apple does with the Iphone but love what they have done for the Mac.. Good luck.
     
  6. modern

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    I have a Mac with bootcamp and only use the Windows side for hacking. Hacking seems easier on Windows.
     
  7. Sherman901

    Sherman901 Well-Known Member

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    I'm using an iMac and it's working well. I love Apple products and the iMac is a really great computer. It's very easy to use and I don't think I've run into any problems and I've had it for quite some time.

    Either way you really shouldn't buy a computer to match your phone. It's going to be the same experience either way because it's open source. If you were getting an iPhone, it'd be recommended to get a Mac because it's a closed system and it all works well together.
     
  8. ashykat

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    I'm a big Mac user. Been using Apple Computers since around 2000. OS X is a great operating system, and for a time I really felt it was the only viable one for anyone to upgrade to. XP is outdated, though still serves a purpose, and Vista was horrible. I've been using Windows 7 with Boot Camp and it's definitely leaps and bounds better, but I'm still using OS X as my primary. Honestly, the Evo works just as well with either since it doesn't need a computer to function. It'll mount as a disk drive on either system just as well. I have friends who don't even use OS X on their macs but think that Windows runs better on them than on traditional PC's. I run OS X, Windows, and Linux on the Macbook I'm typing on now, so it's definitely versatile. I'm happy with it and I think most others would be too.
     
  9. Jack Daniels

    Jack Daniels Well-Known Member

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    see now this guy knows

    though i do like windows 7 it's the first windows os i actually thought of forking money out for.

    but ubuntu is one of the best linux systems out atm.

    oh and for the hacker why the heck are you using windows switch to what the rest of us use linux is a hackers dream land learn it.
     
  10. Selfdestruct

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    i use a mac
     
  11. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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    Yeah. OK.

    And when you're ready to not be tied down to one OS, feel free to get a Mac with VMWare, run OS X, Windows, Linux (including Ubuntu), and if you just want a decent BSD underpinning but have some Linux apps you want on OS X, just go with Fink.

    Now - far be it from me to play into little what-is-the-best-OS wars, but I say all of this to make a simple point:

    The OP had a revealing question: What computer should I get to go along with my new Evo. Mac or pc?

    The only responsible answer is the one I'll start right here:

    Hi, facekl - You seem to have a pretty open mind where computers are concerned. The best one to go with your Evo may well be dictated by your needs, experience level and what sort of experience you have so far.

    Permit me to ask you a few questions?

    1. Are you fairly new to PCs and Macs or do you consider yourself more experienced?

    2. Do you like to just go with canned stuff for your computer needs, or are you open to tinkering?

    3. Same thing for your Evo - are you staying stock or planning to get under the hood by rooting it?

    4. Do you use your phone and potential computer more for social networking or for work?

    5. Are there some special programs you need to run and/or do you have a list of must-have features?

    6. Or, do you not care about those details at this point and just want some advice as to a good jumping in point?

    Depending upon your answers, I'm sure several of us will be willing to give you some good advice based on firsthand experiences.

    Best,
    EarlyMon
     
  12. Jack Daniels

    Jack Daniels Well-Known Member

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    so we are clear i am not totally a mac hater they do have there good points like for video editing and media in general. But they are far more expensive than any IBM base platform the simple fact is that yes if you know little or nothing the mac will treat you fairly well. but an IBM platform will do everything a mac does just as well though you may need to tinker a bit for it to do it. this is the cost of open vs closed platform. i could go on a tangent about all the crap that apple put a few of my friends through cause of issues that were apples fault but i wont we all know it.

    on topic though earlymon has the right idea find what fits you (then hate apple lol)

    i will just leave you with this

    YouTube - Mac killed my inner child
     
  13. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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    The whole price thing has been debunked a lot of times. If you build your own, you can make a great PC for less money - if you know what you're doing. If you buy equivalent features and equivalent money and equivalent form factor from known vendors, then it's very debatable which is cheaper - just as often, either side wins in side by side price comparisons.

    Macs have great longevity and reliability, as do expensive PCs I've used (read: especially the HPs) - cheap PCs simply don't last (read: dude, don't get a Dell).

    The Mac happens to be a great unix platform. Many people feel that Linux has won - but Linux is a kernel, the rest of the OS comes from elsewhere.

    The simple truth is that OS X, Windows and Linux are all necessary evils and quite truthfully, none of them has it right yet. I come down on the Mac side because they make machines that fit my form factor requirements and because the OS allows me to do more.

    Your statements rather indicate that if you've used OS X, it's likely not been since the 10.0 or 10.1 days - just my guess, I could be wrong. I've met many diehard Linux fans that don't like OS X - but I haven't met one who hasn't changed his mind after living one.

    And unless Linux was your first *nix, then you tend to have a more open mind about its shortcomings.

    If you have a Mac, don't auto update. That's Apple's #1 screwup - always wait a few days.

    Oh - FWIW - I was part of the OS X Beta - and - my first running Linux was some years before that, when I downloaded over 4 days on a modem. Still have the stack of 1.44" floppies I made from that exercise.

    UNIX since 1983.

    Mac OS X since 2001, CP/M, DR-DOS and OS/2 before that, not counting CTSS, VMS, and RTE.

    WinNT in late 90s, and 2k and XP since then. I tend to walk by Win7 and stare, knowing I've got to update to that. Real soon now. Gonna get right on it.

    I hate 'em all - I hate OS X least. Maybe because I did some Mach kernel programming...

    Who cares? No one I hope - just saying I'm not terribly green.
     
  14. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    Coming from a skeptic, Win7 is a must have for newer PC's. This is coming from someone who still has a win98se machine
     
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    Or, get a PC and run OSX on it. You can run whatever OS you want on current hardware if you just search around some. Personally, I wouldn't touch OSX considering the vast majority of software I currently run is for PC and working well.
     
  16. DaDoc04

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    I use a mac...
     
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    The main question you have to ask yourself is "are the programs I truly need available on the OS X platform?"

    And as for cost...Mac notebooks have a much higher cost than an equally-equipped PC counterpart but if you're looking at desktops the costs are more comparable (though PCs are still cheaper)
     
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    First, lets talk about software. If you are heavily invested in software on a particular platform, look at the cost of buying that or similar software on the other platform. If you are looking at new software, check what both platforms have to offer, and then compare how they interact with the os.

    I thought about switching to windows 7 because I was tired for waiting on the new macbook pro, and was questioning paying so $1,800 for a new laptop. Then I looked at the apps that are must hav's for me, and tried to look at the equivalent on a pc. It wasn't appealing. Mac has a whole set up for creativity/ multimedia software that is really nice.

    If you like android you should love the customization of osx
     
  19. EdwardChen

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    I'm a mac user over here, everything I've needed to work with my Evo has worked with no issue.
     
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    OSX FTW. And as been mentioned, you can run various flavors of Windows either via Boot Camp or within OSX and supporting copy and paste between platforms.
     
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    I work as tech support at a major University, I get this question a lot by students and instructors. There are questions you should ask yourself before picking. The first Have you Ever owned a Mac? If not, Are you willing to learn Snow Leopard? Will you ever need to use PC for work related things? I see a lot of people trashing Mac and saying it sucks, but Macs have come a long way, they can run Windows 7, linux, and Snow Leopard all at the same time. Macs files can be used on PC now with no issues, viruses are rare and can do anything that a PC can do and more. As a matter of fact, I'm currently using a Mac that is running windows 7 in the background as we speak. The only reason I use Windows 7 is to write programs that windows users need. But ask yourself these questions and if you're still unsure try it out at the Apple Store.
     
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    This is a misleading argument, anybody who knows Apple Computers know they will outlast and outperform a PC at the moment of purchase and unlike PC they don't fall prey to degrading performance. I know many Mac owners whose laptops which are 3-4 years old outperform my 800.00 HP my college gave me with my enrollment. So, even though I have a laptop they gave me this one anyway and wouldn't drop the fee they charge for it anyway. That is a different story.
     
  23. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    Try hooking up a mac to a large format digital printer.

    And this statement is completely false, for a variety of different reasons. PC's don't degrade with use, that's just plain silly. It's mostly user error.

    And on a side note, I love how people blame Windows for problems they (the user) caused :rolleyes:
     
  24. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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    Agreed.
     
  25. jtcannonball

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    Actually they do, b/c Windows machines constantly update to the point that if you don't update your computer on the same frequency you lose performance extremely fast. They also have a billion problems you must tinker with on a daily basis, if you are not a tech savvy person you will have a steaming turd that you must take in and get taken advantage of by a tech company to resolve. Look at the prices of services at places like geek squad and private repair places, they know they have you over a barrel and you have no way around it. How many 4 year old PC Laptops you know that are still very useful? I work at Best Buy, we are selling new laptops to individuals everyday to replace a 2 year old laptop that is outdated and slow, even doing all the fixes plus upgrading ram still has crap performance. Sorry, but you get what you pay for and Mac buyers don't upgrade anywhere as often as PC users b/c they have better product that lasts over time. We have a Apple store in my Best Buy and the Apple rep gave us the turnover of MacBooks among Apple consumers and its nowhere as near as PC stats we have. I don't think this is random stats.
     
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