napolnic wrote:Alright, I'm going to go ahead and defend PCs. What are you people talking about? Macs and PCs are just computers. Every now and again, they are going to have problems, both of them. Just today I watched a friend on a Mac as it almost ate her senior thesis. I also have another friend whose every mac purchase broke shortly after its one year warranty lapsed...
They both have their pros and cons. Being pretty is neither a pro nor con.
I guess my point, which is cleverly and entirely too subtlety buried, is that it doesn't matter. Pick what you want. If you want performance, get performance. If you want pretty, get pretty. If you want pretty performance, get pretty performance.
As Barack (should have) said four years ago, "Now even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us, the spin masters and negative ad peddlers who embrace the politics of anything goes. Well, I say to them tonight, there's not a [PC] America and a [Mac] America; there's the United States of America.The pundits, the pundits like to slice and dice our country into [PCs} and [Macs]... But I've got news for them, too...We are one people."
Quoting Barack Obama is NOT the way to get me to give up on my Mac versus PC argument.
If you are worried about problems with a Mac, just get Apple Care. I'm going to keep my old laptop as a backup just in case sometime ever happens at exam time, but I don't think I'll ever need it.
I love my Mac. I am a convert 100%. I can't even use a PC anymore. Who wants to have to have to right click and all of that stuff? Two finger clicking and scrolling FTW.