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Old December 10th, 2008, 08:46 PM   #1
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Default Mac vs. PC blah blah, but...

In all my years of being a PC owner, I have discovered that I can pretty much "obtain" any software package that I so desire...

For those in the Mac world, is the same true? Is there an "underground" that works for Macs?

IE, I can find an Enterprise edition of Vista, Office 2007, Norton, blah blah blah for zero cost for a PC. Is there such a "place" for the world of Mac?
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Old December 10th, 2008, 08:54 PM   #2
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I havent found one yet. Id like to. Id love to have Aperture. But other than that....norton, games, etc......Im very pleased with what I have from the factory.
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Old December 10th, 2008, 08:55 PM   #3
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Arent Mac's PC's now....they both got intels n stuf.

I'm sure theres a shitload of t0rrents for the mac os

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Old December 10th, 2008, 09:01 PM   #4
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I've never run a mac but I have downloaded torrents for them for others
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Old December 10th, 2008, 09:02 PM   #5
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Arent Mac's PC's now....they both got intels n stuf.
Im not a savvy computer nerd...but PC's and Mac's still "think" differently. They process programs and data a little differently.


This is my first mac, and Im pleased with it. It still has annoying quirks as does PC, but IMO it operates a bit smoother. Im not running any virus protection either, and 1 year later, not one attack/ virus, and its still running as fast and smooth as the day I bought it.


Ive had to reformat all of my PC's at one time or another. My computers' lifespans are usually 3-5 years, so far so good with this one.
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So tell me what mac's are based on.
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hahahahaha nice.

Yeah the mac all-in-one pc's are nifty, i used to use em when i was working for mott college.... But they weigh a FCK load!!
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Yes, there are numerous torrents out there for macs, on thepiratebay, as well as other sites. My personal favorite is a warez bulletin board that has a crapload of mac software and anything else you can imagine(pc stuff, movies, music, etc), everything gets hosted on a third party anonymous host that you can subscribe to for a month at a time for like $12 a month or something. PM me if you want the URL, there is a ridiculous amount of software there.
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So tell me what mac's are based on.
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Old December 10th, 2008, 09:31 PM   #12
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UNIX!

Do I win?

The Mac OS's basic operating system(behind all the frills) is very similar to Linux based systems.

Honestly, using Mac OS feels very similar to running a frilly version of Linux, but I do enjoy the frills.
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There are ways. I've never owned anything but Macs and have never had a problem getting software.
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I never had a problem finding software for my mac when it worked. 3.5 years of being treated like a Panasonic Toughbook and it finally crapped out. I'm getting a new one next year, this HP(Vista) I have now sucks.

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Old December 11th, 2008, 01:51 AM   #15
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Arent Mac's PC's now....they both got intels n stuf.

I'm sure theres a shitload of t0rrents for the mac os
As far as I'm concerned they always have been "Personal Computers"

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7 Common Mac Myths Exposed

You have heard them from friends, family members or even work colleagues. They are the stories you hear by people afraid to try something new and find comfort in their world of Windows-goodness.

I am not here to convince, I am here to educate and help you see through the clutter of misinformation. Let's look at some of the most common Mac myths to see whether they are justified or not.
  • There isn't a lot of software that's compatible with Mac
    Now that is indeed a funny myth since Apple ships their Macs with everything you will ever need to perform common computer tasks. Out of the box you will receive:
    • Safari (browser)
    • Mail (email client)
    • TextEdit (word processor)
    • iLife (video and photo editing tools)
    • iWeb (web design application)
    • iDVD (DVD burner)
    • iTunes (for music and movie playback and shopping).

    What's even better is the fact that Apple produces their main software in house, meaning they know best what works and what doesn't when it comes to performance.

    Further, you also have the option to add dozens of office suites and applications to your Mac to further enhance its performance. Many of them are available free of charge, such as Open Office. In short, your Mac will come shipped with everything most users will need and plenty of options to expand for the more advanced Mac users out there.

  • Macs are expensive
    This is one of the most common myths about Macs and initially I thought the same. Looking at performance stats and the fact that Windows often requires us to go and buy expensive software updates, Mac is the lower cost option. Mac is perfectly designed to go hand-in-hand with what's inside so you never have to worry about buying updates; they are free. Many Mac users who bought a computer 10 years ago can still use theirs without any issues.

    Windows users on the other hand cannot.
  • Mac's can't run Windows
    While it's a mystery (to me) as to why you'd want to run Windows on a Mac, you can. In the event you come across an application that doesn't support Mac, it's possible to have a Windows operating system running on your Mac.

    They can do this either by way of virtualization or dual-booting.
  • Macs cannot read many websites
    If you are a webmaster then you already know that your site should be coded according to web standards, meaning they get the tick of approval from W3C (The World Wide Web Consortium). If that is the case, Macs can read sites that are properly coded. If on the rare occasion they cannot, you can always use a Firefox browser instead (which is almost a must).
  • Macs don't crash
    Yes they do, albeit a lot less than Windows computers. Macs are way more stable than Windows based computers and if they are properly maintained, they can carry you for weeks on end without a crash - often even longer. One thing you should know: always backup your data even if you have a Mac.
  • Macs are a designers' toy
    While Macs are indeed loved by designers, they have quietly moved more and more into the offices of home workers and business professionals who have nothing to do with design. A Mac is a statement for a user, much like driving a Rolls Royce down the local streets.

    Mac is a cult and rightly so.
  • Macs are not PCs
    The abbreviation of PC stands for personal computer. Unless your Mac is used by the whole town, it is and stays a PC.

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