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Apple On X86

Will you buy an x86 based Mac?  

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  1. 1. Will you buy an x86 based Mac?

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Today's poll is going to be a simple Yes/No. With the recent announcement that Apple plans to start using Intel based processors for the Macintosh computers in 2006, has this made you consider buying a Mac? Keep in mind that this will still be a proprietary system, and Apple has said you will only be able to run Mac OS on their system.

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not really, i prefer the windows/linux pcs over macintosh ... i know they are great for video editing and sound boards (props to stage crew) but if they go x86 they would IMO lose that edge they have in that feild ... not to mention thier OS sucks (IMO)

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Mac used to be cool because of the RISC archetecture.....

 

Now they'll be cool because they use...... Intel?

 

No thanks, I'll stick with my AMD thanks! Although, like I said before, I do consider ANY competition for windows to be a good thing, even if I don't plan to use it.

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Didn't Mac use PPC after RISC? Or is PPC a variation of RISC? Baaaah, I'm confyewsatated... like when trying to write that "free porn" program that took advantage of markies code...

 

 

 

ON TOPIC NOW...

 

 

No, I wouldn't. Why? I hate OSX, I hate Macs. Why? Every time I've done any editing on them, I could of done it faster and more effeciently using software on an x86 rig running windows. Every time I would try to record sound, it would freeze. Renders take MUCH LONGER than with my PC.

 

 

And, the shell is too restricting.

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I said i would use it. Although it will depend on its performance. I like macs because they are much better quality than PC's and i'm afraid they might lose it now that they are going the PC way. I guess we'll have to see what happens. i DO however love OS X. It's just much more stable than windows. My laptop has never locked up on me. My Windows machine has though. eh

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I said i would use it. Although it will depend on its performance. I like macs because they are much better quality than PC's and i'm afraid they might lose it now that they are going the PC way. I guess we'll have to see what happens. i DO however love OS X. It's just much more stable than windows. My laptop has never locked up on me. My Windows machine has though. eh

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Macs are not much better quality then PC's. I don't want to flame but don't make such bold statements. Macs are often "prettier" because of their inflated cost, any equivilent in cost pre-built will blow a mac away in "quality". Its not my opinion its fact. This is why MAC controls so little of the market. We will have to see. Windows is compatible with so much hardware and software, thats why it can be considered unstable, its not easy to keep up with the latest and greatest all the time. For OSX its not a problem because they don't have much to do other then make shiny cases. coughcoughjustlookattheipod

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I would consider buying osx for the pc, but I will not buy anything proprietary. If I cant dual boot between windows, linux, and mac, they can forget about it.

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NOPE! I wouldn't even consider it.

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Macs are not much better quality then PC's. I don't want to flame but don't make such bold statements. Macs are often "prettier" because of their inflated cost, any equivilent in cost pre-built will blow a mac away in "quality". Its not my opinion its fact. This is why MAC controls so little of the market. We will have to see. Windows is compatible with so much hardware and software, thats why it can be considered unstable, its not easy to keep up with the latest and greatest all the time. For OSX its not a problem because they don't have much to do other then make shiny cases. coughcoughjustlookattheipod

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dude, have u ever used a mac? just holding one of their laptops, i can tell you that the materials are alot better. if you hold a dell laptop, it feels like cheap plastic. however my ibook doesnt. if you ever use a powerbook its even better cuz its made of aluminum. not to mention the things just last longer. my sister has a G3 iBook clamshell thing. its ugly, but it still works and its old as crap. at least 6 yrs. mac is very proprietary, which i dont like, however their stuff works like its supposed to so i cant complain. also, macs are not as expensive as you may think. my ibook was $996. a dell laptop equivalent in performance came out to be about $1200. (based on the 700m w/ Pentium M proc) as for making bold statements, unless you've owned one, or at least used one, you can't make judgments. I own both a mac and a windows computer. i like the quality of the mac, and the OS is much more stable, but i also prefer windows because of the rediculous software backing. plus i like my pc because i can upgrade it much easier. fact is, they both have their strong/weak points. its the same w/ any system.

 

*edit* also, lets not forget that OS X is more secure than windows. well, w/ tiger we have seen more security violations than any previous OS X, but hopefully they'll fix those. and 10.4 is still more secure than windows. haha Although, personally, i think some of the security is gonna go downhill now that they're gonna go to x86 and PC style stuff. One thing that helped keep OS X secure is the architecture. eh, all well.

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