Originally Posted by Boris4ka
You have a mac, don't you.
I have two Macs (a Powerbook and iBook) plus two homebuilt PC's (one AMD and one Intel). The PC's suck balls. My first build required installing the OS numerous times (has anyone installed Windows before - long and arduous) before realizing that the memory was giving my fits. Had to eat the cost of the memory, and bought new memory (very expensive at the time) that eventually worked. Still had to reinstall the OS a couple of times because of malware and the fact windows just gets cludgey after numerous app installs and removals - performance degrades significantly with Windows. Blue screen of deaths on numerous occasions - from what I gather it's the stupid sound chip on the mobo.
New system - fairly stable. Though I had a BSOD last night by simply unpluging a USB HD. PC's suck. You guys know this. The system keeps forgetting the driver I installed for my scanner, and on and on.... I have a dual core Intel, and the system is dog slow. On startup - slow, On shut down - slow. Freakin system sometimes won't even shutdown. Hit Start\\Shut Down and it thinks, and thinks, oh wait a dialog box -> App so and so is shuting down, wait and wait, App so and so failed to shut down, End task now? Well of course end it!!!!!!! I said shutdown you idiot. Wait and wait, App So and So is shutting odwn, wait and wait, App so and so failed to shutdown, end task? What!!!!! This sucks!!!!!! I've have shutdown numerous times, and walked away from my system to only find it running in the morning, App so and so failed to shutdown, End Task??? Sometimes Apps just freeze, normally Explorer. I say end task, and my desktop disappears. Just disappears. Nothing!!!!! Sure Control-Alt-Delte brings up Task Manager - I try to run a task and type explorer. Nothing. I then try to Turn Off system, and wait and wait and wait - F-this I push the Power button for a couple of seconds and hard shutdown the computer with a thunk. Nice!!!!
Yes, I use a PC at home and work. I'm an engineer, so most engineering software runs on windows only. Been aching for a new PowerMac running 8 cores, but yes they do cost a lot of money, but no more than a comparable Dell. I built a dual core system for a lot less than a Powermac (but still in the low $1,000's - and it still required to build it - which is no dream). Apple does not beat low cost foreign computers, or home built computers. They compete with HP and Dell, and on the high end they are competitive.
I think it's funny when PC Fanboys scream about Mac's costing more money and that they don't run PC games, and then they end up spending $4,000+ to get the fastest water cooled video card and system, 10 fans, a tripped out highend computer case with neon throughout. Comical!!! Dudes, freakin get a XBox 360 for $400. Better games, and faster to boot. Macs are meant to get real work done!