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Microsoft Vista or Apple?

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Message 1 - posted by U7209542 - alt id 7 (all banned), Jan 30, 2007

I need a new laptop. Which operating system is best? Expense no object.
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Message 2 - posted by MancMan, Jan 30, 2007

Apple is known for being extremely reliable and very easy to use, literally straight out of the box. For internet access, apparently Apple don't pick up viruses and spyware from the internet.

Only thing is - can't be upgraded in the same way that a Windows laptop or PC can.
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Message 3 - posted by U6196471 - alt id 5, Jan 30, 2007

Get an Apple every time.
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Message 4 - posted by U4357578, Jan 30, 2007

Get an Apple every time.

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Other fruit are available as alternatives<laugh>
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Message 5 - posted by U7239062, Jan 31, 2007

i hate apple and the whole macintosh range i will always plumb for windows softwares and operating systems
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Message 6 - posted by loopy, Jan 31, 2007

i just wouldnt get a laptop, they always break!
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Message 7 - posted by Alexander Rednaxela, Jan 31, 2007

I would go for Vista. But then im a windows master, used 3.1, 95, 98, NT, XP, ME, 2000...

If you play PC games some people have issues with Mac's, also there isnt the software choices available.

Also as someone else said upgrading isnt easy.

As for the virus thing, if 90% of people used macs as opposed to windows, then macs would be the target, no point in targeting a minority of users.

At the end of the day its your choice, there is also linux to consider.

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Message 8 - posted by BRAD, Jan 31, 2007

Im into PCs and stuff and would suggest you get one with XP on if you can.. Vista is well buggy atm the momment. Xp Dec 2006 SP3 has just been relased.

Apple are excellent machines but have you used them before! you will be very limitied to software, hardware! unlike the IBM pcs....
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Message 9 - posted by Alexander Rednaxela, Jan 31, 2007

Im into PCs and stuff and would suggest you get one with XP on if you can.. Vista is well buggy atm the momment. Xp Dec 2006 SP3 has just been relased.

Apple are excellent machines but have you used them before! you will be very limitied to software, hardware! unlike the IBM pcs....

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OOO Was impressed with SP2 just that little bit more, will be nice to get 3 ;)

Also dunno about macs but XPs networking is fantastic and so easy to set up basically plug and play.
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Message 10 - posted by BRAD, Jan 31, 2007

Yeah, Ive seen it on a disk, some of my mates are in the IT field... Its not online to download but a buddled SP3, it ahs well better brackgrounds and seems totally smooth.

Honest unless you use a Mac at work/school etc I would recommed IBM Windows based system.

I had a mate huge Mac fan, I agree its a fast machine, After sereral years he was forced to come to Windows. No games/untilities/systems support like there is with Windows.

And yeah you can get a Mac to emulate XP but I have seen it running on a fast laptop and was impressed but it wouldnt play games/files the same. Many bugs...



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Message 11 - posted by Scouse_Monkey, Jan 31, 2007

Get a mac to emulate XP??? isn't that like trying to get a car to ride a bike?

Why am i not suprised that this is the only time a mac has bugs lol
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Message 12 - posted by Alexander Rednaxela, Jan 31, 2007

Im always upgrading my PC with latest graphics card or more RAM etc, until i can go no further seems to have lasted me a fair few years although my MOBO is a bottle neck now so time for a new board :) Just cant do that with a mac i belive ?

One of my friends is a Mac convert... she was really happy with XP but her boyfriend, who i may add dosnt use it as much as her and isnt really pc litterate to begin with, got the mac becuase it looked good! go go shiney plastic... now she cant use all the files and software... no mac alternative like you say.

I know people slate MS something rotten, bugs etc, but they have to realise that if they have ever done any programming themselves they probably would understand that unfortuantley bugs do happen. Atleast they get fixed eventually :)
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Message 13 - posted by U7239062, Jan 31, 2007

i think vista is very user freindly most of us will be upgrading to it before long
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Message 14 - posted by U7209542 - alt id 7 (all banned), Jan 31, 2007

Thank you all. The new Apple arrived by courier this afternoon.
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Message 15 - posted by nicnewman, Feb 2, 2007

I'd wait until June or July 2007, this will give Microsoft a chance to sort out many of the bugs in the software, that will occur
e.g.
Vista has speech recognition hole
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/...
Then I will buy update my business computers with it.
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Message 16 - posted by stevetaal, Feb 2, 2007

I am a big fan of Microsoft but have always waited at least a year before changing OS and also versions of Office.
As a result, I am one of the few who can claim never to have had any problems with bugs etc.

I would consider myself to be a heavy PC user for work and entertainment.

Don't worry about virus attack, as long as you have a good anti virus and a firewall (in addition to taking car what you download!) you are not really likely to have a problem.

Macs are good machines but they are so limited.
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Message 17 - posted by Oxonviewer, Mar 8, 2007

Get an Apple. There can be no discussion.

First of all new apple computers have dual intel processors which mean that if you need to, you can always load Windows via Bootcamp which is a free download from the Apple website. This means that you have two operating systems on the same computer. However, once you run Apple you will hardly ever want to move onto the Windows side.

The first time I ran Windows and opened Internet Explorer I caught a terrible virus which took ages to eradicate. In 14 years of using a Mac I have NEVER had a virus. NEVER.

After years of persuading, my closest friend eventually bought a new MacBook Pro laptop and he is the biggest convert. A real MAC bore now!

Think about it. Vista is only a copy of the latest Mac operating system which is about to be updated again within the next few months. Microsoft is always trying catchup.

Anyway, why follow the crowd - BUY A MAC!!
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