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any advantage of a Mac over a Windows PC?


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Hi. me new i duffer! any advantage of buy-n a mac over a pc? thanks
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there are advantages and disadvantages to both.

for starters, how about answering these questions:
what do you have now?
what do you normally do?
are you having any difficulties with your current platform?
if you are using a windows pc, what do you think your reasons to use a mac would be?

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Also, how much are you willing to spend? Mac's are expensive relative to most other PC's.

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Macs have plenty of advantages over the PC, but as the other guys said, it depends on what you want to with it. If you will be using it for wordprocessing, surfing and multimedia, get a mac. If you want a great all-around machine get a mac, and maybe install windows on a partion for playing games. If you want a gaming-rig, get a PC.
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I currently have a dell vostro and it is always slow at start up and constantly freezes . I here macs run good and are popular. I download lots of music (free music) and I copy lots of dvds woops I mean I back up my own dvd collection. Other than that I just do basic browsing on the web. As far as reasons why I would want to use a mac that is why I am asking you guys/gals. And budget is not a concern. If I want it i buy it. On a mac do you have to run everything thru stupid itunes?
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there are alternatives to pretty much every application on a mac, such as itunes, as there is on a windows pc. so no, you don't have to use itunes, iphoto, imovie, etc.

if your main concern is stability, and you don't like doing the maintenence required to keep windows running at tip-top, then you may want to give a mac a try.
worse comes to worse, you can usually sell a mac without losing a lot of money, or you can run windows on a mac with one of a handful of programs (bootcamp, parallels, vmware).

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On a mac do you have to run everything thru stupid itunes?
What do you mean everything? If you are referring to media, no. You have choices just like you do on other OSes.

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No there are alternatives to itunes. But in saying that itunes is a pretty good piece of software. Works much on Mac than it does on PC in my opinion.

Well you say your dell is slow and freezes a lot. Well if you buy a Mac, it will not have those problems I assure you. But you haven't said if you have used OS X or not. So I'd go to a store that sells Apples and see if you like OS X. And if you do I think your next computer should be an imac.

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No, there aren't any advantages.

Neither platform is better than the other.

It all comes down to personal preference.
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