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Is it worth it to switch from a pc to a mac?

I need to buy a new computer so I was at Best Buy yesterday and checked out the imacs for the first time. In terms of ingenuity, I thought they were pretty cool. I loved the fact that there isn't a tower to clutter up your desk. I also liked the multimedia software available for the mac. I talked to my friend, who's practically sucking Apples' dizak, and he went into this big speech about how great macs are and how unreliable pc's are. He has a pc bc he couldn't afford a new mac, and he complains about windows crashing any time he opens up 2 or 3 windows. I want to get a second opinion bc I know that his statements are a bit biased. I use windows everyday for my job and I have 3 windows open all of the time with no problems whatsoever. If I get a mac it would be because of the multimedia software (such as garage band). Is it possible for me to just get a new pc and purchase similar multimedia software for my pc without buying a mac or would it be better to just get a mac?

Asked By: J-Blaze - 8/13/2007
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No, you definitely DO NOT want to purchase an Apple... More
Answered By: mdigitale - 8/13/2007
Additional Answers (16)
Get the iMac. They are amazing machines and have everything you need, and if you really want to run windows, now you CAN run it on the iMac, and have the benefit of the better hardware therein.
Answered By: julianwhimsy - 8/13/2007
 
Yes I own the old emac and still going strong :) Love it only had to replace my broken ram once.
Answered By: TheChosenOne - 8/13/2007
 
Macs are great for multimedia, they have easy to use software, although the only pro packages from apple you can get are very very expensive. If you like sleek design and have the money go for the mac. Otherwise PC is a powerhouse for processing. Adobe makes some great software for video, photo and audio as well... More
Answered By: Ben - 8/13/2007
 
Windows has the market share advantage and an abundant array of software but thats where the advantage ends they're a huge target for viruses and spy-ware and generally a security risk. Even Microsoft uses unix servers which shows they're lack of confidence in their own products. Plus you need an Expensive computer to... More
Answered By: entikryst - 8/13/2007
 
im having mac at home but i really dont like it much, coz there lots of application i cant run on it, only thing tht goes in favour of mac is no virus but how bout u not able to run many of ur applications u hav install too many plugins and other stuff to make it working too much of botheration for normal user i reckon... More
Answered By: Garry - 8/13/2007
 
They are better. my grandma has an Mac. her Mac runs way faster and has a lot of better features that PCs don't have. If your really into making movies and listening to music than yeah get one.
Answered By: gothicXgeek - 8/13/2007
 
Macs look nice. I wouldn't turn one down if it was offered to me. I might even buy one. But I will NEVER replace my PCs with Macs... More
Answered By: JB - 8/13/2007
 
That's a tough call. My main desktop computer is a Dell with Xp on it, but my laptop is a Mac. I will admit the mac very rarely crashes, and the sound and video on it is just stellar compared to my dell. Macs are great multimedia machines also. The only thing would be if you have XP games or something like that that... More
Answered By: Chris - 8/13/2007
 
Gah... More
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Answered By: Bewildered one - 8/13/2007
 
Everybody is gonna say get the Mac but it's all a dream...Not everything will run on a mac and upgrading is horrendous. Hence big bulky tower for pc easy upgrades. Mac's are fun and cute but even with a new OS it's still the same old stuff. You can purchase and find just about any multimedia software to run on a PC... More
Answered By: frosted210 - 8/13/2007
 
Windows doesnt crash for that reason unless his system cant handle it. maybe he just doesnt know the limitations of the system. I find that PCs are better because approx. 95% of software runs on PCs.
Answered By: B-ri Scans - 8/13/2007
 
macs are good for working, pcs are better for gaming
Answered By: Kevin - 8/13/2007
 
Macs are some what better. But they cost more money and their isn't as much software for macs ether thats why I have a pc.
Answered By: joshme17 - 8/13/2007
 
93% of people use Windows... More
Answered By: ray_8128 - 8/13/2007
 
Don't know whether it is worth or not. but no doubt that Mac has lovely and pretty appearance and interactive user interface. While if you use PC for a long time, you will have to take another long time to get used to Mac. Good luck! : - )
Answered By: sophy - 8/13/2007
 
I have used Windows PCs since they were first available (and DOS before that). I have also worked in IT support & management for 20 years... More
Answered By: Chris - 8/14/2007
 
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