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Re: Windows Vs. Mac Bashing Contest

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:25 am
by TJ_2k7
heebyjeebys wrote: i prefer mac still
*high five*

Re: Windows Vs. Mac Bashing Contest

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:23 pm
by Xcellerator
It's true: Windows does 90% of what mac can do for a fraction of the price...

Mac Starting Price: £800
PC Starting Price: £120

See the comparison?

Re: Windows Vs. Mac Bashing Contest

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:02 am
by cheesepuff
Xcellerator wrote:It's true: Windows does 90% of what mac can do for a fraction of the price...

Mac Starting Price: £500
PC Starting Price: £220

See the comparison?
Just fixed that ;)

Oh if you want pricing....
Windows 7 Ultimate (retail): ~£300
Snow Leopard: £25
Prev. OS 10 versions: ~£130

Even the older OS was cheaper...

Re: Windows Vs. Mac Bashing Contest

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:31 am
by heebyjeebys
depends what you want really .... but i want a mac so *two fingers* redmond

And i'm getting a company iPhone from my job soon, even more reason to get a mac

Re: Windows Vs. Mac Bashing Contest

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:11 am
by muto
cheesepuff wrote:
Xcellerator wrote:It's true: Windows does 90% of what mac can do for a fraction of the price...

Mac Starting Price: £500
PC Starting Price: £220

See the comparison?
Just fixed that ;)

Oh if you want pricing....
Windows 7 Ultimate (retail): ~£300
Snow Leopard: £25
Prev. OS 10 versions: ~£130

Even the older OS was cheaper...
Ok, find me a site where I can buy a working (new) Mac for £29. He was clearly talking about buying an entire system, rather than just a disk with the OS on it, and since Apple doesn't allow you to install on non-Apple hardware, you get to pay the Mac tax on whatever you buy. Also, a quick google search finds copies of Windows Vista Ultimate for £112+VAT

If you really want to throw costs in there:
Linux : £0
FreeBSD : £0
Solaris : £0

Re: Windows Vs. Mac Bashing Contest

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:45 am
by TJ_2k7
Who wants to buy vista? :?

And they're free for a reason ;) :P

Re: Windows Vs. Mac Bashing Contest

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:01 pm
by muto
So, in one sentence you both comment that no one wants to buy the expensive OS (implying it's crap), and say that the free ones aren't good because they're free? You can't have it both ways..

The cost of software means nothing about its quality. Look at Apache - free, open source, and controlling over half of the web server market (70% of the top one million sites). Look at Firefox/Opera/Chrome - see any price tags? Nmap - by far the best portscanner (beating many commercial ones) - again, free.

Re: Windows Vs. Mac Bashing Contest

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:41 pm
by Xcellerator
I say that Windows is better because it can do 90% of what macs do plus more (and MS Office don't cost you £300 on pcs ;))
AND Windows isn't nearly as much...

And yes, obviously I was talking about buying a whole system, not the software cds...


Besides, it doesn't really matter about prices, seeing that most people download software illegally now...
(NOTE: I DO NOT DOWNLOAD PIRATED SOFTWARE FROM ILLEGAL SITES!!!

Re: Windows Vs. Mac Bashing Contest

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:27 pm
by cheesepuff
Show me a PC loaded with an OS for that shit-hot price you quoted. Oh and mac mini will cost £500 so shove your £800 where you like it.

And rember, this is windows vs mac.. the OS is being compared, not hardware... xD

Mac OS+iWork: £25+£50 = £75
Windows+Office: (using your imaginary price tag which is OEM not retail): £125+£200
Apple gives you everything you want, without having 6 versions of mixed abilities, just one low-cost-do-everything package.
Find me retail windows for that price, latest release please!
Enjoy my two fingers!

Re: Windows Vs. Mac Bashing Contest

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:00 am
by heebyjeebys
vistas cheap because its a failed operating system. xp is also cheap because its old.
linux and free stuff is great and all (apache is amazing), and everyone does love free stuff.
mac is also great because you get everything in one - no hassles (well mostly) and a great user experiance
there is benefits to them all!

from my point of view, because of windows popularity its easy to make money off it if you know what your doing. people will pay through the nose for a decent IT service.

linux doesn't get the same because of its freeness' and its quite a niche product (taking into perspective everything). with so many distros and versions its really pointless trying to sell that to people, who probably dont know how to use the dam thing anyway. at least you dont have to pay for the ruddy windows licence.

mac is also cheaper in some aspects, laptops are competitivly priced for their features, desktops and all-in-ones also. but their server, though in some cases not as robust as window server, there are a lot less costs associated with mac server.. no CALs, and no need to get seperate server products to do mail and whathaveyou.

you could argue linux server is free so its better ... personally i like to have a userinterface when i configure a server (dont tell me about the web interface because i dont care)