Switching to Mac...Good or bad?

United States
June 24, 2007 10:21pm CST
I plan on buying a mac someday, would you wrather have a mac or pc and why? What are the benifits of having either a mac or pac? What should I prepare on my pc before I switch to mac? These are all questions I'd like answering before I make the move...
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@tyler7h (85)
• Canada
27 Jun 07
Well you have to be very carful when switching because you have to take several things into consideration. The to platforms of PC and MAC offer more advantages depending on what your doing. For example, if you just want a computer to create documents like word, or play games and write email, and all that other good stuff then a PC will be the best choice for you guaranteed. While the Mac can do all that to, the PC is far more reliable in that area. HOWEVER, if your into photo storage and organization, editing, movie making, and doing all the media fun stuff, then a MAC is superior to the PC in that regard. The problems between the two Operating systems is that their are compatability issues, most windows programs can run on a MAC and vice versa. ALthough they are creating new techniquesto allow compatbility. When it comes to space a make reduces that amount of work space needed, its really compact, the HD and all other components are stored with in the monitor, which I think is a fanstic idea and think microsoft should jump on the band wagon with that, but the problem with the mac is that upgrading hardware can be pretty tricky and can potential damage the system if you don't do it right or carefully as per one experience my friend has once. Think very carefully before you make that decision: reason to switch, compatability, convenience in the long run
• United States
5 Mar 09
Now it's been 2 Years later... I switched! It's been an awesome experience. The switch was really easy, all I had to do is dump some files on. All of the features and apps on OS X are great, and it seems as though developers which make apps for the Mac make higher quality apps. All in all. Great move.
@kareng (9054)
• United States
25 Jun 07
I started out with a Mac and loved it. Then we switched to PC's at work and I was lost. Mac's seemed so easy to use compared to a PC. Now I'm back with a PC at home and office just because it has more or less become the norm. I need my software to be compatible with others and PC rules in that capacity. Graphics are awesome on a Mac. You didn't state your main useage or if general use. I think you will like Macs!
• United States
25 Jun 07
I grew up with PCs, so they are really the only computers I learned how to use. Over the years, though, I have learned a bit about Macs, particularly the things for which they are useful. My fiance wants to get a Mac, but if we do, we will still keep our PCs as well. He wants the Mac for graphics programs, as he is going to be a graphic designer. I want the Mac for Garage Band, so I can make my own music. :) The newest generation of Macs are very compatible with PCs. Although I don't know the exact details of how you should prepare for a switch, I suspect that in time, it will become even easier. If you have a Mac store nearby, they should be able to help you with the transition.
@Katagiri (426)
• Brazil
25 Jun 07
Mac has no viruses, at least not like Windows based systems, Macs are good if you work with videos, photos or music. They're stable, you'll have a lot of support. But... if you want to play games... keep your PC.