By New computer - 08/08/2009 05:27 - France
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This is probably a troll for the sake of the PC versus Mac debate right from the OP. OP, I think you're a troll. If you're not, I apologize for the rash judgment but the conflict of the subject is too convenient for you to have emphasized MacBook Pro otherwise. In either case, both system do have their merits and their flaws. It's the compatibility of Windows that has allowed it to dominate the market for so long. While actually more secure than the Mac OS, its structure provides little resilience to viruses and its popularity in businesses make it the perfect target for malware. Proper care and the use of proven 3rd party apps can drop the crash rate of any PC to the level of a Mac. Macs avoid viruses through the Unix structure which contains applications. It's harder for a Mac to contract a virus, but that has nothing to do with security. The Mac OS is actually incredibly insecure with several dozen times the amount of critical access points. Its limited deployment, however, makes anything short of a trojan or a worm a poor choice for infecting a Mac. In essence, the saving grace for the Mac in safety is its restrictions. No one should hold any delusions that the computer itself is more secure thanks to some voodoo magic cooked up by Steve Jobs. Everything fueling a Mac was invented by another company one way or another, but integrated in a creative manner. Every feature, every piece of hardware, and nearly every piece of software is compatible on a PC and most likely available for less money. Macs reduce the work to make a personal system through innovation and prevent users from screwing themselves over via restrictive design. You pay for the work and pre-configured software which is why, on a spec per dollar basis, there will always be a PC which costs less.
What I hate the most is that whenever people ruin their Mac products (which seems to happen pretty often on fml it seems), they always have to throw the price number in there, like it means something substantial. Yes, we all know that mac's cost too much money. You don't need to tell me how much you paid for it every time you mention it. And moontrance, their core 2 duo computers still don't beat my quad core pc, so calm your ass down.
Over my 16-year career as a person on this Earth, I have tried many Macs. EVERY SINGLE ONE crashed on me at one point. I open Firefox and Dashboard simultaneously, it crashes. I have 3 windows open simultaneously, it crashes. I run Adobe Reader, it crashes. Plus, you're paying $2000 for a brand name with a shiny exterior. Everything done on a Mac can be done on a PC. To put it bluntly, one can compare computers to cars. A Mac is a Toyota Prius, a commodity for teenage girls to show off and brag about its eco-efficiency and shinyness. A PC is a 2004 Honda Civic. While initially cheap and a few apparent flaws, with about $2000 and basic aftermarket upgrades, one can have a perfect, fuel-efficient, powerful racing machine. P.S. Intel Core 2 Duo is another fancy name for 3-year-outdated technology.
Did he have a virus? ba-dum-ching!
Don't worry about it too much. I projectile vomit as well when I see MacBooks.