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Turning my back on the Mac

I've always had Mac computers. This is because I bought into the whole idea that if you want to create things, Macs were better. Perhaps they were once but I'm not convinced that remains the case.
 
I need a new computer and I'm seriously considering a PC for the first time in my life. I need stability, lots of RAM and a meaty CPU. I also need to know what is the best anti virus. Any suggestions?
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    Re: Turning my back on the Mac 2014/12/01 05:41:37 (permalink)
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    I have just three words to say...Don't Do It

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    Re: Turning my back on the Mac 2014/12/01 10:48:34 (permalink)
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    Unless you are doing data manipulation the Macs imo blow PC/Windows system out the water. I had a 7 year old MacBook Pro and only got rid of it because I dropped it. Never an issue never a hardware ugrade. ZERO chance a windows pc would do that. 
     
    Plus the old myth that some programmes won't work on mac is getting weaker day by day as people adjust. 

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    Re: Turning my back on the Mac 2014/12/01 11:06:34 (permalink)
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    I'm a life long Windows user..... I'm an IT Manager so always will be, but after falling in love with iPhones/iPads and the whole Apple eco system, I fully intend to get a Macbook (air or pro) as my next home machine.
     
    I don't have to fully commit as I'll always have the luxury of a works laptop that will be Windows.  I have just got the iPhone 6 plus so never use my iPad mini now (it's a works one so I don't feel it's a waste), so might get a Macbook Air for full sized stuff.
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    Re: Turning my back on the Mac 2014/12/01 11:37:35 (permalink)
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    I'm at the stage now where my Mac has started to get very slow. The dreaded spinning beach ball is becoming more and more prevalent and it's driving me nuts. I have carried out all the usual remedies such as clearing the cache and closing down background programmes in activity monitor but it's not making much difference.
     
    Admittedly my iMac is about 5 years old now but I still think it should be running faster than this. My last remedy will be to download the new OS Yosemite. Although the reviews I've read on this have bee pretty bad with people saying it has ruined their machine etc lol. Maybe I just need to buy a new computer. that's when I started to think about windows.
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    Re: Turning my back on the Mac 2014/12/01 12:48:11 (permalink)
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    I once had to use a windows computer after having been using linux and mac os x for 5 years now. Didn't know wtf to do. Windows has become the most unintuitive heap of **** in the world. I'll steer clear of the million viruses a day too, thanks.
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    Re: Turning my back on the Mac 2014/12/01 13:38:33 (permalink)
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    I'm at the stage now where my Mac has started to get very slow. The dreaded spinning beach ball is becoming more and more prevalent and it's driving me nuts. I have carried out all the usual remedies such as clearing the cache and closing down background programmes in activity monitor but it's not making much difference.
     
    Admittedly my iMac is about 5 years old now but I still think it should be running faster than this. My last remedy will be to download the new OS Yosemite. Although the reviews I've read on this have bee pretty bad with people saying it has ruined their machine etc lol. Maybe I just need to buy a new computer. that's when I started to think about windows.




     
    Take it to a mac store and get them t fix it. my old one was fine and it only had 2gb ram lol
     

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    Re: Turning my back on the Mac 2014/12/01 14:11:02 (permalink)
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    Im also thinking of getting a mac after being a lifelong windows user , do they do a first time buyers mortgage like building societies do with houses?
     
    In all seriousness , theres a couple of mac users in our office hating Yosemite, otherwise I would probably be a MacBook air with a nice SSD
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    Re: Turning my back on the Mac 2014/12/01 14:14:23 (permalink)
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    My partner has always had Macs and I've always had PCs. I will never change. 
     
    The amount of issues he's had over the past year with updates etc makes me glad. I don't like anything Apple, I had an iPod and iPhone in the past but can't see me ever getting them again. 
     
    Unless you need it for music, CAD or some other creative purpose I don't personally see the benefit.
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    Re: Turning my back on the Mac 2014/12/01 14:14:53 (permalink)
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    Yosemite is a bit buggy atm and imo Apple went the wrong ay with the graphics but it is a better system just needs fixing correctly. 
     

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    Re: Turning my back on the Mac 2014/12/01 14:24:28 (permalink)
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    Got rid of my entire Mac system years ago ( Pad. iMac. Phone), far to restrictive and their software aint good for much anymore.
     
    Used to sold to the Pros, but they bumped them pretty fast ever since Lion etc, makes no sense to buy them anymore for any professional use.
    post edited by cu3ed - 2014/12/01 14:25:35
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    Re: Turning my back on the Mac 2014/12/01 14:49:06 (permalink)
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    On a personal level I think the Apple bubble has burst, As far as Phones are concerned I'd choose Android. 
     
    As for computers, I could take or leave either now. If my Macbook Air died tomorrow I'd probably replace it with a PC.
     
    As for other people ... If I had a £1 for every time someone has asked me to look at their PC over the last year or so, and found they had the "default-search.net" redirect virus thing, I'd have a good £25-£30!  So, while I'm happy to use a PC myself I'd rather my friends & family stuck to macs where possible. 
     
     

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    Re: Turning my back on the Mac 2014/12/01 14:56:02 (permalink)
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    On a personal level I think the Apple bubble has burst, As far as Phones are concerned I'd choose Android. 
     
    As for computers, I could take or leave either now. If my Macbook Air died tomorrow I'd probably replace it with a PC.
     
    As for other people ... If I had a £1 for every time someone has asked me to look at their PC over the last year or so, and found they had the "default-search.net" redirect virus thing, I'd have a good £25-£30!  So, while I'm happy to use a PC myself I'd rather my friends & family stuck to macs where possible. 
     
     


    One thing that gets on my tits with windows at the moment is that there is an update every f4cking day , which randomly reboots my pc when im downloading stuff , I have set it for let me choose when I install them, but I still get the countdown timer that says your updates will commence in 15 mins..
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    Re: Turning my back on the Mac 2014/12/01 15:25:58 (permalink)
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    Maybe a stuck update?, I havnt had updates to mine for weeks now.
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    Re: Turning my back on the Mac 2014/12/01 15:59:56 (permalink)
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    My partner has always had Macs and I've always had PCs. I will never change. 
     
    The amount of issues he's had over the past year with updates etc makes me glad. I don't like anything Apple, I had an iPod and iPhone in the past but can't see me ever getting them again. 
     
    Unless you need it for music, CAD or some other creative purpose I don't personally see the benefit.




    My girlfriend is the same - she's a Graphic Designer who loves her Mac, and is always saying how crap PCs are. Thing is, she recently spent out about £1700 on a new Macbook only for it to fail twice in the first few months. First time the audio socket wrongly thought there was a digital audio device attached to it so a red light shone from the audio jack and there was sound (common issue apparently), and the next time it kept crashing until it eventually stopped booting up. The service she got from Apple was shocking, so much so that I had to sort it out for her as she's not technically minded in the slightest and kept getting fobbed off with poor excuses. One was that there was part of a headphone jack stuck in the audio socket, so I asked for photos as proof and for them to show me it in person, but they couldn't, and there obviously wasn't. Ended up sending an email to Tim Cook and everything got sorted within a week after a month of taking it to and from the Apple store and multiple phone calls.
    post edited by Lay - 2014/12/01 16:01:20
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    Re: Turning my back on the Mac 2014/12/01 16:31:32 (permalink)
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    My main computer is a a Mac although I do have a windows laptop running windows 7. I have to say that the laptop is reasonably specced yet it is atrocious. It takes at least 4/5 minutes to boot up and when I want to shut it down it always says "do not shut down your compoter. Updates are waiting." This means that simply shutting off your computer always takes at least 10 to 20 minutes.
     
    All my windows machines over the years have been like this and it is extremely irritating, to the point where I can't bear to turn them on because I know that there'll be a huge amount of update waiting and I will not simply be able to use my computer. This is ultimately why I have stuck with the Mac even though they're dreadfully overpriced for what you get. If I could get a windows machine that didn't do this nonsense constantly then I'd turn my back on the Mac in a heartbeat.
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    Re: Turning my back on the Mac 2014/12/01 16:42:47 (permalink)
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    Also agree on the update thing! Its not just the frequency and inconvenience, but the time windows takes to install, say a 30MB update is a joke!  While a mac would do it in a few minutes, the background while you use it,  my work PC would spend the best part of half an hour as it performs 3 stages of f*****g around, all the while rendering the PC unusable.
      
    Those I am friends with on facebook will have seen me document the amount of times I got into work at 7.50am, (to open at 8am) ... only to be still faffing around waiting to boot up at 8.30am!

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    Re: Turning my back on the Mac 2014/12/01 16:58:04 (permalink)
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    Exactly, the fact that even now my old sluggish Mac will boot up in less than a minute says it all. Feck it, I think I'll stay with the Mac after all. I might even get a Mac mini.
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    Re: Turning my back on the Mac 2014/12/01 17:15:10 (permalink)
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    Theirs something else wrong if updates are taking that long. Or it takes 4 mins to boot up.
     
    Windows has to deal with a hell of a lot more legacy updates etc, MAC has a VERY small confined hardware to cover. And even then they **** that up alot.
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    Re: Turning my back on the Mac 2014/12/01 18:47:44 (permalink)
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    Yeah its probably a specific issue affecting Mine,My works, Doc's & Suspiro's machines. 

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