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01-23-2012 03:37 PM  6 years agoPost 21
SSN Pru

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Neither does my Windows machine. If you are/were having issues like that then you didn't properly maintain your machine or you screwed something up along the way.

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01-23-2012 04:33 PM  6 years agoPost 22
Zaaaguy72

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Dont have to do anything like that with the MAC, they just work.

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01-23-2012 04:43 PM  6 years agoPost 23
jgunpilot

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"Properly maintain your machine," would this mean making PC maintenance your major hobby?

Buy a Mac and use it for what you intended, instead of getting it to work or preventing it from kicking you in the nuts.

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01-23-2012 04:58 PM  6 years agoPost 24
Tyler

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As working professionals my wife and I both use our computers daily. I worked diligently to keep our premium pc machines running well. I also maintained computers for about 20 friends. Skill and effort was not lacking.

I took the plunge first with a MacBook pro 13". After a year of bliss I bought a MacBook pro for mife as a gift because she was too afraid to switch.

After 8 months of use she still tells me,"I love my Mac, it just works. I love my Mac. I am so glad we switched". Yep, nearly every day she says this.

We have experienced the common relearning obstacles, but are doing well.

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01-23-2012 05:02 PM  6 years agoPost 25
Mike Fortin

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Neither does my Windows machine. If you are/were having issues like that then you didn't properly maintain your machine or you screwed something up along the way.
Next you'll tell me pigs can fly!

With my Mac turning it on is about as hard as I ever have to work with it.

I don't need to do anything to keep it clean other than wipe it off with a cloth.

Have Rotors, Will Fly!

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01-23-2012 05:49 PM  6 years agoPost 26
bkervaski

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Mac++ (install Windows via bootcamp if you miss it)

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01-23-2012 06:41 PM  6 years agoPost 27
ticedoff8

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If you "click" with the Mac OS-X, you will never go back. My wife & daughter kept fighting a losing battle trying to learn XP / Windows 7. I was forever reloading and cleaning their systems.
Now, they run Mac and we are a VERY happy family.

I've been fighting Windows / DOS for 30 years - they keep me employed and I hate them.

I ran a MacBook Pro with Leopard & Snow Leopard for 3 years. I don't like tight integration of the Mac - it protects the user, and for me, that's a problem.

I use Ubuntu Linux on my Dell E6400 laptop.
When I need a Windows system, I can run a virtual PC without rebooting.

This is not for everyone - but I like it a lot.

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01-23-2012 07:17 PM  6 years agoPost 28
Mike Fortin

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Do they still make PC's? LOL

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01-23-2012 08:09 PM  6 years agoPost 29
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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A little story about Windows:

So I have this old Dell laptop which I am going to give away. It runs XP. I opened it up yesterday to make sure I had retrieved all of the photographs on the HD. I wasn't 3 minutes into using it that I got the message pop up, "We're sorry, but this program is forced to close. Would you like to report this problem to Micrsoft?" Typical Windows.

Programs crash on my Mac about once a month, and I have never had to turn the computer off and on again because it crashed.

I am not a big fan of OSX Lion because it makes my eyes bug out, but OSX Snow Leopard is great. It's a very stable, efficient program. And if you learn a little bit about Mac software, you can actually do a lot with them. Going into Terminal you can tweak things. And there are lots of little AppleScripts you can download to do whatever you want.

I love Apple. I am an Apple fanboy.

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01-23-2012 08:39 PM  6 years agoPost 30
Zaaaguy72

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I dont know 1 person, who after spending some quality time with a Mac that doesn't become a fan.

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01-23-2012 08:56 PM  6 years agoPost 31
aceisback

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I dont know 1 person, who after spending some quality time with a Mac that doesn't become a fan.
You do now...Me

I have tried to embrace the Mac technology, but I just can't do it. I do have an Iphone though because Android wasn't up to par when I got my first Iphone. I am only sticking with the Iphone for now as long as I can jailbreak it.

Is there anything wrong with the Mac's? No. To me, they are boring and limiting to the stuff I like to do with PC's. Mac's are good for people who want something out of the box that just works and they don't have to do anything to it.

As far as Windows, I am still running Vista and have no virus's, blue screens of death, or other crashes, but that is because I know how to prevent them. For me, part of the fun is the hacking around, so a Mac is out for me.

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01-23-2012 10:29 PM  6 years agoPost 32
Tyler

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To me, they are boring and limiting to the stuff I like to do with PC's. Mac's are good for people who want something out of the box that just works and they don't have to do anything to it.
I would much rather get my WORK done on the mac quickly and exchange all those annoying hours of fighting a PC with some spare time to fly my toy helicopters! I would rather spend more time watching movies on my awesome mac as well. Come to think of it, I spend a lot of time listening to music throughout my home because of itunes and multizone wireless networking to drive 7 zones around my home and property (all controlled from my iphone, ipad, touch, macbook pro).

Mac = more free time for my OTHERS pleasures.

Rebuilding and upgrading PC's WAS one of my hobbies. Not anymore.

On topic more specifically, I was not able to successfully run realflight simulators in a virtual environment on my mac. It runs great using bootcamp and windows. I am considering adding an ssd to my macbook pro and installing two mac OS and two windows OS's. Still researching.

Enjoy things that money can buy IF you don't lose the things money can't buy.

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01-23-2012 11:37 PM  6 years agoPost 33
max232

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ok, whats the verdict here? i am needing to buy a new computer this week. I am stuck on what i should get. I want it to be able to handle HD video(editing). I would also like to run 2 monitors.What is the learning curve on a Mac? Can i use the software i have(for windows)?

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01-23-2012 11:49 PM  6 years agoPost 34
Tyler

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Anything you do on windows will work on an actual copy of windows that you purchase and install on a bootcamp partition of the hard drive. Boot the computer into that windows partition of the hard drive and it runs like a pc, including the ability to get viruses and crashes common with windows. But, this is only a small partition of the hard drive. Another option is to actually install two separate hard drives instead of dividing your main drive into partitions.

Running windows on the virtual windows environment does not allow windows to access all of the video processing power of the mac computer. I found that vmware only allowed windows to use about 20% of video resources. Not enough for realflight.

If you run a virtual windows environment you can often access files, documents, etc. from both sides: mac and windows. Sometimes you can even drag and drop items from one operating system to the other. Remember, this is a virtual environment and there are some quirks.

Hope this helps some.

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01-23-2012 11:52 PM  6 years agoPost 35
Tyler

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One more option is to spend a little less on your mac and spend the savings on a PC build that can be and will need to be upgraded, maintained, tweaked, hacked, updated, scanned, cleaned, cooled, bathed, wiped, fed, nursed, burped... Have a reliable work machine and a PC as a hobby.

Tyler

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01-24-2012 12:07 AM  6 years agoPost 36
MarshallB

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I do know that Parallels runs WIn7 pretty well and Phoenix runs quite well in that environment. I'm running Adobe Premier Pro CS5 and it works excellent under the MAC OS-X. Photoshop CS5 as well.


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01-24-2012 12:19 AM  6 years agoPost 37
bkervaski

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For me, part of the fun is the hacking around, so a Mac is out for me.
Mac OS X is UNIX, hackers paradise.

I run Windows 7, Linux, and OS X on my two Macs, love 'em!

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01-24-2012 01:23 AM  6 years agoPost 38
Yeehaanow

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I have one of the very first powerbooks, before the "titanium", and it STILL WORKS!
I won't say mac's are flawless, but when one company is designing and building the hardware and software then everything just seems to work better. It discourages the blame-game between hardware and software companies.
I switched many years ago mostly because of work, and the audio/ video software I like is only for macs.
But I run realflight in bootcamp, among many of the other PC only heli tools.
Get a MAC, kill two birds with one sexy stone.

(I do feel dirty when the windows screen is up on my mac though..)

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01-24-2012 01:41 AM  6 years agoPost 39
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I wish I could get back all the hours, and hours, and hours back from building, fixing, installing, re-installing , upgrading a pc with widows. All the way back to DOS.

I was thinking about building another computer because the price on parts are cheap for what you get now, but I come to the realization that I have to run windows.

So my next build will be a Imac, I will save countless hours from the start.

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01-24-2012 02:01 AM  6 years agoPost 40
unclejane

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I completed my conversion to MacOS from windows around the time the Intel machines came out. It took a long time and was pretty brutal, but the Intel boxes sealed the deal.

I originally went to MacOS because the development tools were free.
When I got into trying to do development work on windows, seemed like I was constantly typing my credit card number into something just to get the tools I needed.

MacOS X's dev tools are based on a slightly modified gcc distro and they give away their IDE and some other tools along with. Ships on the MacOS DVD and you can download most updates. That was a slam-dunk for me. And their CLI is bash, which I'm now hopelessly addicted to along with the typical GNU toolset you have on most unices .

The situation with the dev tools is going to change soon, but for the time being, you don't have to pay enormous sums just to be able to build something from source on MacOS X.

That was my original motivation for going to the Mac.

Once Apple does clamp down and go proprietary on their dev tools, tho, I'm going to wean off and finally go to Linux. Linux distros are in pretty good shape these days for desktop use and their toolsets will probably never become payware... I hope

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