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    Lightbulb MAC vs. Windows

    Any MAC users out there ? My wife and I are highly contemplating going to MAC software. We visited the apple store this week to get schooled up more on our iphones and while we were there, we played around with some of the apple computers there. Well, to make a long story short, spending 1 hour with the sales rep there and some tinkering with the MAC computers, I am ready to switch....yup......

    They also mention that viruses are less likely on a MAC vs. a windows based PC...

    I am seeing who all has MAC and how do you like it


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    MAC love

    i fell in love with MAC when my brother (tech-nerd) picked out one for me for christmas.....i got one of the most basic macbooks. the 13in macbook...it is AMAZING to say the least

    abouut the viruses...they are virtually impossible to get

    You NEVER regret buying an Apple...they rock my world!!!!!!!

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    i use to have one back in the day loved the hell out of it, its a more stable system and the reason you less likly to get virus is cause mostly graphics users use them, i like windows cause its easy to mod and crap is cheap for them

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    the new macs are nice...... intel based platforms... you can run Mac OS and then run VmWare Fusion and use windows on it as well... you get the best of both worlds with the performance and stability of the mac and the depth of software that is available on a windows based machine...


    let me know what models you are looking @ and i will get you pricing.... we are running some packages right now at CDW.... not to mention there is the GreenHULK discount code that is available to members when ordering through me....

    plus you can run "bootleg" copies of software since you don't have to deal with that stupid DRM stuff windows has built into it now...

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    we are considering one of the new 24" iMac's



    1. It just works.
    How much time have you spent troubleshooting your PC? Imagine a computer designed by people who hate to waste time as much as you do. Where all the hardware and software just works, and works well together. Get a Mac and get your life back. More

    2. You can make amazing stuff.

    Every Mac comes with iLife, a suite of software that transforms your photos, music, and video into all kinds of projects. Make high-quality websites, photo books, DVDs, songs, slideshows, music CDs, calendars, cards, prints, podcasts, music videos, documentaries, and more. More

    3. Everything-ready.

    The Mac is the only computer in the world that can run all the major operating systems, including Mac OS X, Windows XP, and Vista. With software like Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion you can even run them side by side. More

    4. 114,000 viruses? Not on a Mac.

    Mac OS X was designed for high security, so it isn’t plagued by constant attacks from viruses and malware like PCs. Likewise, it isn’t plagued by never-ending security dialog boxes like those in Vista. So you can safely go about your work — or play — without interruption. More

    5. Still the most advanced OS.

    No other operating system, Vista included, offers the rich features and simplicity of Mac OS X. And just as Vista tries to get closer (emphasis on “tries”), Mac OS X Leopard is right around the corner — ready to leap even farther ahead. More

    6. The latest Intel chips.

    Intel Core 2 Duo processors are fast. As in really fast. But unlike any PC powered by Intel, the Mac runs Mac OS X — which is optimized to squeeze every bit of performance out of Intel’s engines. More

    7. No hunting for drivers.

    Just about everything works with Mac — even the stuff you used with your old PC. All you have to do is plug it in. A Mac has USB drivers for printers, external drives, digital cameras, input devices, iPod, and more. It can see Bluetooth cell phones and headsets, as well as FireWire cameras. No rebooting, no hassles. More

    8. Design that turns heads.

    You won’t want to hide your Mac in a corner of the den. You’ll want it front and center in your life. The Apple style shows in every detail, from its sculpted surfaces to its gorgeous Mac OS X graphics. More

    9. Instant video chats.

    Setting up a video chat with the people next door — or across the globe — should be as simple as picking up the phone. On a Mac, you just click an icon to have a four-way video chat in a full-screen window with amazing clarity and special effects. More

    10. More fun with photos.

    On a Mac, you don’t need any extra software to make a photo book. You don’t have to leave your photo software to visit a separate website and wait for forms to load. All you need is a camera and a Mac. More

    11. Hollywood-style movies.

    Connect your DV camera and turn your movies into spectaculars. Add graphics, titles, and sound effects in minutes. Then use your Mac to burn a DVD or post to your website. More

    12. One-click websites.

    How long does it take to post a photo or video to your blog on a PC? On a Mac, you can shoot a picture or a movie with the built-in camera, then post it on the web in a few clicks. Pontificate, preachify, and publish. The hardest part is coming up with something to say. More

    13. Amazing podcasts.

    Want to get your message out to the world? Podcast it. A Mac makes it simple to create professional podcasts, complete with artwork. Add sound effects and jingles, even use the built-in radio engineer to make it perfect. So you can be a talk star in seconds. More

    14. Rock star tunemaking.

    Musicians get all the girls (or guys). And a Mac has the software to turn you into the musician of your dreams. Choose from hundreds of cool riffs and instruments to create your own songs. Get good enough and you could be on iTunes. More

    15. Awesome out of the box.

    Other computers include software, it’s true. But once you start using that software, you find that you’re hobbled in some way or another. Software included with the Mac, on the other hand, is critically acclaimed as best in class. More

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    Which means, of course, that the Mac may very well be the only computer you’ll ever need. In fact, the Mac’s flexibility — its ability to run both Mac OS X and Windows1 — has both customers and columnists very excited.

    As Computerworld’s Scot Finnie points out, now you can forget about having “to choose either the Mac for its superior design or Windows for its wealth of available software.” That’s because “you can have both operating systems on the same computer — the best of both worlds.” Mac OS X and Windows XP or Windows Vista side by side. One great computer. Two operating systems. Many, many programs to run.
    Talk about a win-win situation. Now you can take advantage of all the benefits of owning a Mac but still enjoy the convenience of starting up your Mac in Windows XP or Windows Vista and running a Windows-only game or productivity application when needed. Third-party software solutions such as VMware Fusion or Parallels Desktop for Mac help make it possible.
    That’s a prospect that has the Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg very excited. “You can run any combination of Mac and Windows programs at the same time, on the same screen.” For example, you could “simultaneously download your corporate email in Outlook using Windows while editing a home video in iMovie using the Mac OS.” Or how about this multitasking example from Mossberg: “I was able to do email in Apple’s Mail program while simultaneously watching a baseball game in Internet Explorer.”
    And the latitude Parallels Desktop for Mac lends New York Times tech columnist David Pogue has him raving: “I just can’t tell you how handy it is to be able to live in Mac OS X but have the flexibility to duck into the occasional Windows program without having to restart the Mac.” How’s that for opening up a whole new world of possibilities?
    If you’ve ever wished you could enjoy the best of both worlds, now you can. With a Mac.

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    i would get one for sure if i was looking to buy a new computer

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    our DELL Dimension 1450 computer is old already, bought it back in 2000-2001. I just use it to store pictures, documents, buy stuff online, e-mail, microsoft word, and blab on the forums. It is needing to be updated. It is getting slow, and yes it`s a big PITA to constantly adjust/defrag/compress to keep up the speed. I currently have 86% unused space. I just cleaned out some of my many pics and files and the computer sped up some. This DELL use to be lightning quick, but now takes longer to load. So we are to looking in the near future for a decent PC for the home. My mother in law has the MAC, and there are some kick ass music programs, you can actually play along with the computer (drums, keyboard etc). Mrs. PR is good on the computer but I`m a total bozo, not electronic friendly...
    so, can we use our HP printer/copier/scanner, Finepix camera (software), and logitech laser mouse with the MAC?
    Does the MAC come loaded with some games? ie: pinball, solitaire, chess?

    do you need virus protection with MAC?
    we have NORTON, and everytime we`ve downloaded correctly, there always seems to be a problem that need to have a call made to Symantec , to straighten out only to find out that you totally have to remove and re-install the software , so today we still don`t get all the live updates...

    Billie, thanks for bringing this subject up!...PR...

    BTW, how $$ are these? Mrs, PR says they are alot more than DELL PC`s...
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    Typing on a 13" MACBOOK right now. Hands down best easiest most reliable computer i have ever owned ever.

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    yes PR, I asked that same question to the apple guy


    7. No hunting for drivers.

    Just about everything works with Mac — even the stuff you used with your old PC. All you have to do is plug it in. A Mac has USB drivers for printers, external drives, digital cameras, input devices, iPod, and more. It can see Bluetooth cell phones and headsets, as well as FireWire cameras. No rebooting, no hassles. More

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