Snakes Gould wrote:
ive heard people say that it really slows everything down and that there's some flaws
BitterDodgerFan wrote:yup if you got the extra $$ and want to see what the big deal is about, then you might want to.
if you're really interested in their iLife package, and if that's the type of computing you mainly are into, then check it out.
however, i warn you that THIS particular site has problems (page formatting) with safari browser on macs.
if you are really into windows and still need to run stuff on windows, remember you can install win XP on macs too now.
. im not really sure myself.
My experience has been that the Cafe works far better on my Mac running Firefox (Safari is crap IMO) than it does here at work on IE6.
I do quite a bit of general household stuff on my Mac (I run Office - there's a Mac version), and photo manipulation/management as well, which is really great on a Mac. If you want to run Microsoft products on your Mac that's no problem. They have every title written for Mac, and the cost of the software is the same.
My experience has been that overall my Mac is far superior to the PCs I've used at work and the PCs my wife has owned in performance, crashing (there is none with a Mac), speed, etc. The only way a PC is superior to a Mac that I've been able to find is in two areas: 1) games - the vast, vast majority of major brand name games are NOT written for Macs, and 2) cost, which to most of us is a pretty big factor. I'm a bit of a Mac nutter so I bought a Mac Mini for $600, when I could have gotten the same computer for probably $100 less. But now that I have it, I have the same fancy schmancy monitor and four-button mouse at home like I do at work, and my super-deluxo split keyboard on my Mac is far superior to the one I have here at the office on my PC (but largely that's a factor of my agency not wanting to buy me a new keyboard
Really, the deciding factor for most people is price, and probably a lot of it is availability, since if you don't live in a town with a Mac retail outlet you're going to have to buy it online. But if price and availability are not concerns, by all means buy the superior computer.