An editorial exploring the genesis of fanboyism, and how fanboys are slaves to their own warped sense of self-identity.
pc for me because i enjoy having open hardware
I enjoy screwing around with hardware and updating every year or so. With a mac if you need an upgrade you need to buy a brand new one sadly. Both a PC and a Mac come with positives and negatives, but the PC is more positive for me. I wouldn't even use half the programs that came with a Mac in the first place, but someone who is interested in photography or video editing might be, it all depends on the person.
I much prefer using an open platform. So... PC for me.
Upgrading a Mac is very easy, just look at this: http://trunks.fireball20xl.... Humor aside, yeah, I too prefer the openess of non-apple hardware. On another note, not sure if I'm alone on this one, but it really annoys me when people say that macs aren't PC's. PC=Personal computer, not windows. The majority of macos/windows/linux computers used at home are all personal computers. Its not like all Macs are servers, mainframes, super computers etc...they are PC's. Its a generic term, just like "console". It doesn't lend itself to any one in particular. /end rant
is a nice feature on Mac. You can install Windows platforms onto it and you can do almost as much as a Windows platform. Technically you could do just the same, but Mac is for my video editing, effects, etc. I stick to Windows with my games.
Always found bootcamp pretty humorous. "You can use bootcamp to run windows, as well as all third party applications that don't have mac support." "But what does Mac have that PC can't run nor requires such, in order to run it. When most general mac exclusive programs offered are generally limited compared to most other third party applications on the PC." "Uh...." Honestly by the stance of it, PC is just the easier and smarter choice.
MAC for : 3D, Graphic Designs and Music PC: Video Games & 3D
Windows doesn't have Photoshop and the rest of the Adobe suite for you to do graphic design with? Very interesting. And it doesn't have Ableton, Reason, FruityLoops, etc..? Oh, that is quite interesting also.. <_<.
As far as I've ever seen PCs can do everything Macs can do, with the advantage of freedom of hardware. Oh yeah, also there's more variety in software as well.
I love macs because OS X, but I need a gaming PC. So I go with the Asus g73 and MBP combo.
This article made me think -- it's an interesting read. There are some big philosophical concepts in there that they do a good job of relating back to the fanboy stuff you hear on the internet constantly.
yeah, like the guys above I prefer PCs too, but that isn't what this article is about...it is a philosophical look at what fanboyism is and what motivates it. I really enjoyed reading the article.
Glad you liked it -- I did too. Looks like most people in the comments missed the point so-to-speak (unfortunately). Also, this was my favorite picture in the article :)
Yep, most people missed the point. Sad really. I gotta stop reading N4G, it's starting to get painful.
Apple does know that PC = personal computer, right? Apple is indeed NOT a PC.
I owned an iMac G5 for 5 years and a Gaming PC of some kind for 10ish. Bang for buck is PC, looking pretty Mac. Gaming obviously goes to PC, unless you like Hamsterball Gold that much you have to own a Mac
Macs are not for gaming. Personally macs are much better than PC, but that's because of the type of work I do (video/audio editing). PC's are good for what they are, but I prefer Mac over PC. It's all preference.
In college I did alot of audio/video using both systems, and wonder why it is you say that macs are much better for audio/visual work? I know they used that sentiment as their "thing" and may have been true with early versions of aldus/photoshop whatnot, but nowadays there isn't really any difference. Commercial software isn't really better on one nor the other, and if you're a company using truly advanced software, custom written in house, you're probably not on a Mac.
my friend draw the CGI for Avatar/Iron man. Guess what are they using. PC!! Despite the belief of Mac is better for video and CG, the software available on PC are still more powerful and cost effective in PC. Yes some artist might draw on MAC but when it comes to rendering, always PC.
So Mac is forever out for me. That and I refuse to rip myself off on hardware...
pity not many games but oh well
People are simply talking about which platform they prefer--PC or Mac--and completely ignoring the subject of the article. This article is by far the best article I have read on the subject of the psychology of fanboyism. Everybody should read it.
i don't know anybody gonna finish reading it. It's freaking damn long. Look boring to me. I was hoping to see any summary in the comments. But People just talk on their own
I agree, el zorro. Looks like most people here didn't read it, and just wanted to make a claim for PC or Mac (which is funny considering what the article says about fanboys!)
but you really expect the fanboys on N4G to read the entire thing? Yeah right. I highly doubt a fanboy would want to read it as it would most likely shatter their fragile little world they live in.
Windows for Games, OSx for Music Apps. Sure I have Protools, Live, Cubase and Logic Pro. The Latter however is Mac only, and my personal choice for Music Composing,Production work.
i dont get why some say mac isnt for gaming when you can intall windows on it in a few clicks and update drivers,the osx side might not be all grand for gaming,but why would you game on osx side when youve installed windows for gaming. osx software seems better and not alot of junk out there like pc,but i use xp on my mac 95% of the time simply cause of the ntfs file system,you can play large hd files on mac unless they split into 4gbs hahaha.
Glad so many people agree that Microsoft produces the best platforms for computing and gaming.
All I have is a Macbook Pro, am I screwed? Haven't tried steam yet, but I plan to..... =/
I Have a Macpro and Macbook Pro, and both work with steam quite well, However, there is still a way to go as Osx is based on Open GL (not Direct X) and a lot of companies are only just getting to grips with it. At this point, you will get better results running Win 7 Natively under bootcamp.
don't understand how bootcamp is a plus buy a mac to buy a copy of windows to run windows software, make an expensive purchase more expensive On windows there are pretty much multitudes of software to match anything available on mac and i would think that it would be somewhat similar. Maybe not as much variety
I am a man with a great sense of humor, and I am a Mac :) Many people in my office call me a Mac fanboy, because I own a Mac and iPod, and frequently make jokes about PC's. I am NOT a fanboy. I HATE some things about apple, macs, and their software, but I thing that their negatives are outweighed by their positive a great much. (Unlike PC's) ;) Joking to all those offended. Anyways, I hate iTunes 10, I hate Apple TV, I hate the macs generally weak graphics cards, I hate their cockiness, and I hate their unwillingness to use blu-ray, HDMI(though admittedly, minidisplay port is AWESOME!), TO MAKE ITUNES, APERTURE, AND OTHER SOFTWARE 64-bit! However, their usablily, software, hardware quality, screens, customer support, stability, advancements and innovations, implementation of advanced technologies in ways that help me (Automator, faces, multiple-touch trackpad/mouse, uni-body, iSight, and so much more) makes macs my choice of computer.
I agree with every word. Very, very, very well-said.
Until recently I was primarily a PC user. I don't really play PC games. But I now have a MacBook Pro and for general computing I don't ever want to go back to Windows. I've become so accustomed to the gestures on the Mac that I'm practically illiterate when I fire up my Dell laptop. There are a lot of people wondering what the purpose of Bootcamp is. The ability to have a facility to run multiple operating systems built-in is a huge plus. Personally I don't use Bootcamp. I prefer VirtualBox to accomplish the same thing. I have a VM with Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit, a VM with Windows 2003 Server and several flavors of Linux. This MacBook Pro is the best computer I have ever used, hands down. More flexible and stable than any Windows box I've ever had. I can run practically any piece of software for any platform that I need to. It has an Intel i7 with 8GB RAM and 500GB 7200 RPM HDD. I have enough power and flexibility to do pretty much anything I need to do. And it's all in an incredibly lightweight laptop that gets between 4 and 8 hours of battery life depending on what I'm doing. About the only thing that really zaps the battery is Flash in Firefox, believe it or not. Biggest downside? The aluminum gets freaking hot, so it gets uncomfortable on my lap if I have shorts on.
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