Thinking about switching to Mac. Shoud I? Tell me about them.?
I'm looking at the Mac Pro. Is it worth the money?
- ElanaLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Yes, it is worth the money. Here
is a comparison:
Lower cost of ownership
Better resale value More reliable
(For all kinds of
Less viri prone
(again, for all kinds of design reasons)
Better designed user interface
Better aggregate performance on same
CPU and RAM
Using VMWare, can run Windows in a virtual
Initially more expensive to purchase.
The cost of owning one over time is
substantially less than Windows.
I don't give Windows boxes to my family
simply because I don't want to have to
administer them. My family is capable
of administering their own Macs.
If you have some card that only has
drivers for Windows, you can probably
put it in a Intel Mac but you'll end up
"boot camp" booting Windows on it.
Otherwise, you can do everything under
MacOS including run Windows under a
In reality, with OpenOffice, I very
rarely ever end up going near Windows
for my own use ... only to support
other poor shlubs who have gotten viri
or some other windows malignancy.
I would also note that, of the
people who have extensively used both
operating systems, I have NEVER seen
them select Windows for their own OS.
Never.Source(s): 30 years of network administration experience using Macs, Windows and lots of other OSs.
- 1 decade ago
I've used both Windows and Mac, and I choose Windows for my own system. So while you (Elana) havn't seen me do this, you've now atleast heard of someone who has used both and choose Windows.
Certin things I would add, Macs are more stylish (I looked at the Apple page for Lepord, and it looks quite nice). But for people who mostly use PCs, Mac interface might be weird (I love how someone will claim that it's a lie and that everybody who uses PC and tries Mac will find the interface normal). Also, I'm gonna disagree on the higher cost of ownership for PCs over Macs, unless they can justify their statment. I personally don't see how they're anymore expensive to maintain. You'll need some anti-virus software that you'll have to update every once in a while, that's all I can think of. And the initial cost difference more than makes up for that. Macs also have many compatability issues with software, though admittedly, if you're not planning on playing games or programming, or using any small scale applications that you might find online (all those free applications you download), then you can get alternatives (though they are sometimes more expensive) for everything else.
- 1 decade ago
Lower cost of ownership=not upgradable.
Easier interface=user's taste.
More stylish=depends where you get it.
Better peformance per CPU, RAM=bullcrap, and you'll pay through the nose to get that equal performance, and you won't be able to upgrade.
Better resale=true, but do you really want to sell so soon, so why does this matter?
Less viruses=not that many Macs, so less targeted, when the Mac fad hits full stream people will realize they are just as safe as PC's.
My last one sums it up, Macs are fads, overexpensive, underabilitied, not upgradable toys that have only caught on because the Apple brand hit another overblown success with the iPod. If you want to be cool, go with Mac, if you want to be smart and powerful, go with the PC.
- 1 decade ago
well, they really aren't worth the money, unless you are using video software or someting.
basically you will need to learn the new operating system, but it's not all that hard (wait for OSX 10.5 to release first.)
oyu still need antivirus, yes macs do get viruses
(there are more viruses for windows because they are 95% of the market., if your a hacker/exploiter what would you attack? 5% or 95%)
anyways. they are build a bit better (laptops), but are expensive to buty and fix
also, no support for many games.
hope this helps.Source(s): use both macs and windows pc's
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- 1 decade ago
do not buy a mac at all. say for instance you want another gig of ram. you have to take it to the apple store and pay for them to put it in and so fourth. when if you build your own or buy a computer in stores, you can do it yourself if you know what youre doing.