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As an owner of macs, from the PowerPC to Intel Macs, I can honestly say that it's not that stable an OS. Safari aside (As that's too easy a target, Safari is extremely unstable and crashes all the time), when I was an avid mac user I'd get almost as many crashes from time to time as I did on Windows XP. Mostly from third party applications, but then that's no different than Windows.

Now that I'm on Windows 7, I really can't see any reason to buy a Mac again in the future. There's just literally no reason, 7 is rock solid, has a wonderful interface and is compatible with practically every application you would want to run.
Apple crashes alot and Windows 7 does not?

What world are you living in?
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Apple crashes alot and Windows 7 does not?

What world are you living in?
< 7 user here that hasn't experienced any crashes nor even hiccups other than the ones obviously caused by bugged program software. With 7, I have yet to see even the slightest stutter. With XP even on a dual core CPU it would have its occasional stutter when moving through files.
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Apple crashes alot and Windows 7 does not?

What world are you living in?
I have never had windows crash on me for no reason. I have had crashes before, but that was because of stuff I was causing, such as overclocking or stupid things like that.
post #34 of 39
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Foobar2000 > Everything.

But anyways, Apple is in a position now where their brand name is extremely powerful. To the average person, iPods are the best MP3 players simply because they're Apple. And I give Apple credit there, they've done a brilliant job in both building their reputation and expanding the market for media players in general.
Correction, foobar2000+columns ui >> Everything.
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iTunes is incredibly slow when syncing content with the iPod/iPhone. The whole UI lags out and locks up the computer. iTunes is easily the most buggy and troublesome app on Windows.
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As an owner of macs, from the PowerPC to Intel Macs, I can honestly say that it's not that stable an OS. Safari aside (As that's too easy a target, Safari is extremely unstable and crashes all the time), when I was an avid mac user I'd get almost as many crashes from time to time as I did on Windows XP. Mostly from third party applications, but then that's no different than Windows.

Now that I'm on Windows 7, I really can't see any reason to buy a Mac again in the future. There's just literally no reason, 7 is rock solid, has a wonderful interface and is compatible with practically every application you would want to run.
Well, as an owner of Macs, from the PowerPC to Intel Macs (and an Apple Tech at one point), I can honestly say that it IS that stable of an OS. Safari included, when I was an avid Mac user I'd almost never get any crashes compared to Windows XP. Mostly from third party RAM, but then, that's no different than Windows.

Now that I'm on Windows 7, I really can't see any reason to buy a Mac again in the future. There's just literally no reason, 7 is rock solid, has a wonderful interface and is compatible with practically every application you would want to run.

See how that works? I dunno what you did to eff up your systems, but the only time I had an issue with OS X is when a stick of RAM killed itself. I replaced it, and it was all good.

At any rate, the debate is stupid and pointless as nubs will always be nubs.
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I use to like it only because it is all I had, ie when I had my iPods. Once you go Zune, you never go back.
i gotta say zune is **** compared to ipod.

and the zune software is the biggest joke ever compared to itunes, its that bad.

My opinion though.
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iTunes for windows is like a cancer
thank you.
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Correction, foobar2000+columns ui >> Everything.
Bah, I like the default UI. We all have our preferences however.

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Well, as an owner of Macs, from the PowerPC to Intel Macs (and an Apple Tech at one point), I can honestly say that it IS that stable of an OS. Safari included, when I was an avid Mac user I'd almost never get any crashes compared to Windows XP. Mostly from third party RAM, but then, that's no different than Windows.

Now that I'm on Windows 7, I really can't see any reason to buy a Mac again in the future. There's just literally no reason, 7 is rock solid, has a wonderful interface and is compatible with practically every application you would want to run.

See how that works? I dunno what you did to eff up your systems, but the only time I had an issue with OS X is when a stick of RAM killed itself. I replaced it, and it was all good.

At any rate, the debate is stupid and pointless as nubs will always be nubs.
I still own a Powermac G4, I had an iBook G3, a PowerBook G4 and I still have my MacBook Pro. Only system to never give me trouble was the PowerMac. So based on the fact that the logicboard in each notebook I've owned from Apple has failed, I advise people not to buy their notebooks.

Software wise, each system has had it's fair share of issues, and I swear Safari always crashed the most. Even something like loading a giant image would crash the browser. Command, Option and Escape is something I've used thousands of times with several different applications.

I switched to Firefox, and put up with the poor UI on my Macs until I got my MacBook Pro. I figured, since Safari had been updated quite a bit since I used it on my older macs, maybe it would improve. No idea what version was on Tiger 10.4.8 at the time, but it was very unstable. Now I use Chrome on my MacBook Pro. No issues with that app, plugins fail from time to time but the whole browser never crashes, or makes me force quit it.

Don't get me wrong here, I like Macs, hence why I own so many. Compared to Windows XP, Mac OS X was always much more pleasant to use. (My opinion) But now we live in a new era, there's nothing wrong with Windows 7. Why go Mac?

And I really don't appreciate you calling me a 'nub'. I didn't insult you. Nor was this or the reply before disrespectful.
Edited by Shrimp - 2/18/11 at 6:20pm
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