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Originally Posted by lattyware View Post
I really don't get the Mac hate on OCN. It really is out of control.

I mean, any article says anything vaugly good about apple and everyone just rages.
The "hate" is because of several things, many people hate apple because simply that they are selling products that are nothing revolutionary but its advertised that way.I got to give top marks to the marketing team of apple, pick the right consumers to sell their products. This hate has been around since the 90s but the thing is as the population has increased, the number of hate for PCs and Macs have escalated.
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It's because owning a macintosh is a lifestyle. Owning an old mac makes you uncool, uncooler than using a PC.

People with PCs for example from 2005 can still play more than half of the Steam games such as CSS and CS1.6 so yeah, this article makes sense to me.
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I'm not familiar with the hardware survey, but I wonder if disproportionate numbers play a factor.
i would imagine so. There are a vast number of windows based PCs that span years versus the 4 years or so of intel macs.

edit: personally i have no qualms with windows vs. os x. I am a proud member of both camps. one of those > 1 core macs with 4gb RAM counted by valve is me.
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they should take into account the cost of macs vs PCs. Lots of people game on PCs that are many years old.
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Yawn, what is the point of this article again. I really don't see a point. It doesn't surprise me one bit that the average mac is more tripped out than the average PC. Considering the average mac costs like twice as much as the average PC.
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Yeah, because RAM is what determines game performance
Not CPU or GPU spec, it's RAM over 2Gb where it counts

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Studies like this only prove what we already knew. Windows is more open than Mac. Lets take a look a the price of Macs and compare them with Windows machines that are equally priced and then look at which one has the more power.

My lappy with a slower processor/ram/gpu, managed to beat my friends Macbookpro on every "benchmark" we ran. And this was with Vista. She refused to do it again with Windows7. It made me wonder what all that extra hardware was really doing.
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since when was RAM considered th only components to make a PC powerful? Just goingby RAM, YOU cannot be as bold to say that Macs are more powerful lol. What a fail article.
Dood, I thought every1 knews that moar RAM = moar powah.

That article was blatantly made to incite rage. Everyone knows Apple Macs capable of gaming started at core 2 duo & around the same time was when computers started coming with 2+gb of RAM. Then there's the fact that Apple in general add more RAM to a system because of the obvious - people buy macs for video/photo editing. What they need to do is only use results from hardware of the same generation and then make a comparison.
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So they sold out to apples...
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