"I Switched to Mac After a Lifetime of Windows, and It Doesn't Matter"

"This weekend, my Dell laptop caught a virus that made it inoperable less than a week after a complete reformat and reinstall. So I bought a Mac laptop." -Adam Frucci

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nightelfmohawk3532d ago (Edited 3532d ago )

That's my mentality now. I was a lifelong PC / Windows user. I first got an in-depth look at Macs when my sisters and mom each bought one. I experimented with the Macbook pro and Mac Desktop.

When my HP laptop finally crapped out on me, and the IT guys said they'd charge like $200 just to look at the thing and even more if they have to reinstall Windows, I said to hell with it and got a Macbook.

I've had a Macbook since January 2008 with 2 gb of RAM and the upgraded hard drive, and I couldn't be happier.

Now, as far as desktops go, I still prefer PC. But since I don't really game on PCs anymore, my PC desktop is collecting dust in storage while I browse the web and work on my Macbook and game on my PS2 and PS3. Macbooks are the way to go as far as laptops go, IMO.

BulletToothtony3532d ago

yes it is a refurb but it looks and handles just like a new one..

only $1,200 sexiest desktop and smoothest OS ever.. i love it.

Montrealien3532d ago (Edited 3532d ago )

Yes I made it myself, but it works just like a manufactured one, and if I want to upgrade it in the future, it won't be a problem, and I'll be able to do it at home.

Sexiest Desktop I ever had, with Vista and OS X available one it. oh how the world has changed...

I fully agree, I would prefer a Mac laptop, but for my home PC, I need to be in control of the hardware and most manufactured towers don't give me that flexibility. Mac have become high ends PCs ever since they switched to intel processors if you ask me, now any core 2 duo processor can have both Operating systems available in dual boots.

IdleLeeSiuLung3532d ago

"This weekend, my Dell laptop caught a virus that made it inoperable less than a week after a complete reformat and reinstall. So I bought a Mac laptop." -Adam Frucci

I'm not sure how somebody can get a virus after only one week after a complete re-install. I have used computers for over 20 years since my early early teens and I don't remember getting a virus. There has only been a recent time I thought I had a virus, but turned out to be a false alarm.

I think this whole virus thing is completely overblown and only applies to idiots that know nothing about computers in general.

Lich1203532d ago

I was thinking the same thing. I don't really ever get viruses (except for brontok on my laptop and thats because I used an infected USB thumbdrive). Its as simple as having a nice hardware firewall. If your main PC is connecting directly to the internet then go use a Mac because you're foolish and will benefit from the extra safety. I wonder if the guys over at apple know that if they ever get a majority market share their machines are going to be just as virus ridden as any Windows OS.

These operating systems have 10s of millions of lines of code spanning over all their libraries that get accessed regularly. For anyone to assume an OS is bullet proof is a fool. I like Macs for many reasons, none of which seem to ever be a reason people switch.

Oh and to the guy 2 up, completely agree. I have dual boot going on this machine. Granted mine isn't quite what yours is. Quad Core 2.66, ATI 4870x2 and 8 gigs of Corsair XMS. Still makes for a nice gaming experience.

DailyAddict3532d ago

i had actually originally considered doing that myself. I've had PC's my entire life and finally just sort of got bored with Windows. I've had my fair share of problems, but nothing too problematic to really make me hate the OS, but I do have my gripes (slow start up, etc. and error codes that don't let you know what it is or how to fix it).

So, I just ordered a new iMac. I had actually debated about just rebuilding a high end PC rig and getting a Macbook, but after playing with my gf's Macbook, I found that I quite like the OS and I'd rather use it for my primary desktop.

So, I'm actually NOW debating whether or not I'll also buy a Macbook or just get a higher end PC laptop (say, Alienware for example) for a little mobile gaming or something. Dunno.

Overall, though, my limited experience with the Mac OSX is pretty positive and I found that I liked Spaces and Expose probably more than anything simply because I always have a ton of windows open (and photoshop) and I like being able to place apps in specific "windows" for fast switching. The boot up time is also on a completely different level than Windows and once the desktop loads, you can't use USE the computer instead of waiting for Windows to load processes in the background that slows down your PC for the first 10 minutes.

uxo223532d ago (Edited 3532d ago )

This guy needed to do one of two things. Either get some antivirus software or stay his a$$ off those porn sites.

Any half knowledge PC user would not have gotten two viruses with a one week period if he has the proper antivirus software installed.

What this guy probably did was just reinstalled his OS after getting his virus, and never scanned the rest of his drive. Then he ran the program on his "C" drive that says "DON"T RUN THIS PROGRAM.exe!" (Some people can't

One more thing, if (as he puts it) it's no big deal, blah blah, why does he feel compelled to share his experience of switching from the PC to the mac with the world over the internet.

Sounds like apple is doing a little viral work.

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GiantEnemyCrab3532d ago

haha so HE get's a virus and it's MS's fault and he buys a Mac.

Viruses don't just magically appear there has to be an "IO" (idiot operator) error in their somewhere.

Actually, sounds like the Mac is perfect for you.

ghandistash3532d ago

Learn to use the correct there/they're/their first, then you can call other people idiots.

"Viruses don't just magically appear there has to be an "IO" (idiot operator) error in -- THERE -- somewhere."

Montrealien3532d ago

I agree, their is a 95% chance they're is a problem 12 inches from the screen when people let viruses corrupt there computers with viruses. Right ghandistash?

evrfighter3532d ago

agreed if you get a virus that should be the idiot that pays over 2k for a mac.

krauley3532d ago

"I agree, their is a 95% chance they're is a problem 12 inches from the screen when people let viruses corrupt there computers with viruses. Right ghandistash?"

bubble for ya!

@ghandistash if you have nothing better to do than troll message boards in search of people who dont type using perfect grammar then i suggest you get a sharp object and go for one of your wrist! Seriously!

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kingme713532d ago

He gets a virus and doesn't get virus protection but buys a new Mac instead? I guess the recession hasn't hit his neck of the woods.

crck3532d ago (Edited 3532d ago )

That's why you make a image of your computer after a format and reinstall and a periodic image of your computer and back up your important data. Mac really is the choice for computer illiterates...

nightelfmohawk3532d ago

Not everyone is a computer wiz with a bachelors degree in computer science. I don't want a doctorate in computers to have to know how to troubleshoot my computer. I've had enough school with undergrad and law school.

I may not know how to do what you describe although I think I get the gist of it, but I can probably do things you can't such as file a bankruptcy, set up a trust fund, litigate civil cases, provide someone with a criminal defense in court, etc. And I don't need a high powered PC to do any of that. My Macbook works just fine for that.

somekindofmike3532d ago (Edited 3532d ago )

As a past PC user I spent plenty of time troubleshooting solving windows problems over the years with ease. No problem, except I got tired of this continuously eating into my time! So I bought a Mac, it's not 100% perfect, but for the three years I've had it, (not had to reformat and reinstall the OS in this time) but it's been a lot smoother than the time i used windows.

If Macs are for for people who don't know how to use a computer, then I guess they are also for people who don't want to waste time with maintaining a computer as well! I've got better things to do with my time.

leftbehindxp3532d ago (Edited 3532d ago )

You guys speak truth.

Also, customer support at Apple speak English correctly.

thewhoopimen3532d ago

I have the same mindset. Its not like I couldn't "handle" my Windows PC but between all the driver reinstalls, running like 3 scans every other day to look for trojans/virueses, and just all the maintenance... I threw up my hands and bought a Mac as well. I needed to simply spend less time troubleshooting and more time working. Believe me, the price difference of $300-800 is worth it when you factor in lost R&R, and work.

I dual boot to Windows when i need it, but mainly for games. Everything else, pretty much runs on the mac.

Plus, I get compliments on it from the ladies/clients/friends... so for me, it is totally worth it.

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