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I'm a Mac, and I'm a PC... - The Rancho Commons — LiveJournal
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I'm a Mac, and I'm a PC...
I'm a PC person, primarily because I've never had my hands on a Mac and know zip about them. However, after watching all these commercials, I'm wondering what Macs are all about for the first time. If you've seen the Mac vs. PC commercials and enjoyed them, you can go here to view them all.

I've got years invested in PCs, so I'm not very enthusiastic about learning an all new (to me) format. But, I'll have to admit, browsing here got my curiosity up a bit.

Current Music: "These Are The Daves I Know" by Bruce McCullough

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acey From: acey Date: March 5th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really enjoy the MAC vs PC commercials - they're very clever. Tim gave me a MAC laptop about 6 years ago and contrary to all the ads, I found the learning curve very steep as I'd always used PCs. The OS certainly wasn't intuitive to me. :(

I didn't find the graphics as outstanding as had been touted either - no better than what I made on my PC. Tim or I use the MAC occasionally, and I'm ashamed to say I have never invested enough time in it to learn it properly, so it's always an exercise in frustration. Now Tim has put a new OS on it, and I haven't even touched it.

I do believe you can only teach on old dog new tricks if she wants to learn them. ;-)
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: March 14th, 2007 01:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do believe you can only teach on old dog new tricks if she wants to learn them.

Yeah, see that's me. I'm probably only likely to switch if I had a good friend with a Mac that I could use and see if I liked it or not. I'm not about to jump cold turkey from one to the other. I'm intrigued, but not enough to actually buy one! I'll stick with what I've known now for 15 years or more.
posteverything From: posteverything Date: March 6th, 2007 03:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I've been raised using both and I'd have to disagree about the supposed learning curve when it comes to crossing over into different platforms. The only real difference for a casual user is that the icons are over to one side for one, and to the other side on another.

It's like choosing between a Ford and a Chevy: both are going to get you from A to B, it's just a matter of basic personal preference.

Macs are way more expensive, though.
gymbrall From: gymbrall Date: March 6th, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)


not any more they aren't...

posteverything From: posteverything Date: March 6th, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: expensive?

Yeah but for the same $600 you can get a complete desktop setup from Dell with a couple of extras, too..
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: March 14th, 2007 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Like a child who is bilingual telling me how easy their "other" language is, I consider you somewhat biased in your opinion by your own statement: "I've been raised using both..." See what I mean? If you'd only ever used a PC, and recently switched to a Mac and found it an easy switch, THEN I'd believe you! No offense intended. I've only ever used a PC, though, so I doubt I'd find it an "easy" switch, though I'm sure I could manage it.

At this point, my real question would be "Why switch?" and I can't see a good answer to that for my purposes.
posteverything From: posteverything Date: March 14th, 2007 11:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Honestly there really is no good reason to switch. My bias is more towards the Mac but they're for baseless and sentimental reasons. The bottom line of what I'm trying to say is that for you and I and most of us, unless we're scientists or graphic designers (which we're not), either platform is perfectly suited for our needs.

So save your money and put it in the ol' future college fund or something. :)
curious_corax From: curious_corax Date: March 6th, 2007 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Once you try it......
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: March 14th, 2007 01:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Meh. (Remains unconvinced, sorry.)
schmimi From: schmimi Date: March 7th, 2007 03:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey, remember me?

I was a die hard Mac user for many years... I crossed over to the dark side about five years ago, primarily for price reasons. The transition wasn't really that hard... someone (Jay?) said that it's like the difference between a Chevy and a Ford, and it really is. It's the same stuff, just structured differently, although to my mind, MUCH more elegantly on a Mac. I'd go back in a heartbeat if the prices were more equitable, no question.

DO IT! :)
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: March 14th, 2007 01:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you went back, wouldn't you be frustrated by the things that caused you to switch in the first place? I hate to disappoint you, but I'm not really known for my love of elegance anyway, so I'm inclined to stick with what I've known for nearly two decades now.

Your journal seems interesting, we should add each other! (That is, if you were still updating!) Ah, you'll be back, I'm guessing. But, when Bruce can rag on you for not updating often enough you are truly S L A C K. But I'm mean that in the most loving way possible. ;-)
brknconfidents From: brknconfidents Date: March 10th, 2007 04:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Pshh...Mac...schmack. I used these some in design school which I guess really isn't a fair shake bacause it was just enough to be annoying. I think you find the OS similar enough that it's easy enough to learn; however, for the money, I don't think you would find it any better a computer than either of your Dells.

However, if you want to go anti-Windows, this is a much better way to do it than that Linux crap. hehe You have to be a hacker to work that junk.
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