Mac Vs Windows

John Crane

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Hi,
I'm planning to buy a pc to do some editing to create some YouTube videos. What will be the great companion for me?
 

we_are_borg

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Mac is stable but PC is cheaper and you need to know what you are doing to make it as stable as Mac, i would use Adobe software to make the video's.
 

we_are_borg

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Install drivers in the correct order for example. Had it a few months back that a pc did not run stable because i installed the drivers not correctly. Also under Windows 10 you need to read what to turn off or on. Windows 7 is much better to handel. But Mac's are more stable then pc's never crashed a mac.

If you want a mac dont exclude mac mini there small but enough for audio/video and images to work with.
 

pierce

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i crash macs all day long... and when your hdd gets corrupted on a mac... yeah thats also fun trying to recover them.
 

Tracy Perry

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i crash macs all day long... and when your hdd gets corrupted on a mac... yeah thats also fun trying to recover them.
Time Capsule. ;)
I replace my external HD with a new one every 12 months whether it needs it or not.
That way if your internal HD goes bonkers, you simply take it out and use the patented 16lb sledge adjustment tool.

And as for stability - yes, the Mac is generally much more stable - but I have had some regular crashes lately from hardware - think I've got a RAM module acting up on me but waiting until Apple decides whether they are coming out with a Mini refresh before I change it.
 
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Hauyser

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Been a Mac user for the past ten years - I wouldn't look back at all.
 

Gus

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You could buy 4 windows laptops for the price of one apple laptop, so if money is a factor I would go with a windows computer.
 

pierce

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Time Capsule. ;)
I replace my external HD with a new one every 12 months whether it needs it or not.
That way if your internal HD goes bonkers, you simply take it out and use the patented 16lb sledge adjustment tool.

And as for stability - yes, the Mac is generally much more stable - but I have had some regular crashes lately from hardware - think I've got a RAM module acting up on me but waiting until Apple decides whether they are coming out with a Mini refresh before I change it.
What about machines installed to customer property..

They only do one thing day in day out.
 

Tracy Perry

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What about machines installed to customer property..
ANY computer should be having regular backups on it. With the Mac and Time Machine there is no reason not to - other than laziness or cheapness.
 

pierce

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ANY computer should be having regular backups on it. With the Mac and Time Machine there is no reason not to - other than laziness or cheapness.
Why would they backup a computer that does one and only one thing? It doesn't even record or store data.
 

Tracy Perry

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Why would they backup a computer that does one and only one thing? It doesn't even record or store data.
It's a lot quicker to restore from the Time Machine than have to put a new drive in and then fight through manually installing the OS and program(s). As they say, time IS money.
 

pierce

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It's a lot quicker to restore from the Time Machine than have to put a new drive in and then fight through manually installing the OS and program(s). As they say, time IS money.
I know, but its not cut n dry.

I can tell you that price, speed, flexibility etc are very real factors in the industry we work in.

If we add in a backup nas, software to backup, creditentials etc. We will have lost to our competition on all 3 and never sold anything.

You can't just say what you want and sit on the moral high grounds. Its a lonely place.

Anyways my original point was mac's crash just as bad as pc's and all equipment dies.
 

Starskull

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I did tech support for Apple at one point. Mac sucks...IMO...

PC/Window FTW.
 

NickCF

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I know, but its not cut n dry.

I can tell you that price, speed, flexibility etc are very real factors in the industry we work in.

If we add in a backup nas, software to backup, creditentials etc. We will have lost to our competition on all 3 and never sold anything.

You can't just say what you want and sit on the moral high grounds. Its a lonely place.

Anyways my original point was mac's crash just as bad as pc's and all equipment dies.
Are you actually advocating not to back up your computer?

There is literally NO reason not to use a backup solution, whether on PC or Mac. While Time Machine isn't the only solution, it's by far the easiest.
 

pierce

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Are you actually advocating not to back up your computer?

There is literally NO reason not to use a backup solution, whether on PC or Mac. While Time Machine isn't the only solution, it's by far the easiest.
Im advocating if your tendering for business and its not in the specification don't add it. Because your competition wont, and you will lose.
 

NickCF

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Im advocating if your tendering for business and its not in the specification don't add it. Because your competition wont, and you will lose.
That might depend on what you're pitching, but seriously, no backup is irresponsible to say the least.

I could not disagree more.
 
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