Got a Mac Pro. I run a small recording studio and I live in it. So here's my uses for it:
- Centerpiece of recording studio. (Pro Tools HD.) I record, edit, mix and master on this computer 7 days a week.
- Centerpiece of my entertainment system. Clients go home, control room is my living room. I use it for web browsing, watching movies, downloading torrents, dowloading and listening to music, etc.
So basically all day everyday its in constant use and I:
- Have never had a virus
- Have never installed anti-virus software, or been prompted to do so
- Have never had any hardware failure.
- Never have any repeated software problems (like those annoying error messages you start getting on a PC using internet explorer asking if you should to "continue to run script". What a nightmare)
- I go months without ever restarting or turning off my computer. No issue.
- My computer, despite being a 8-core beast, is 100% silent. No fans inside.
- I feel i will never need a new desktop computer, and will never need to upgrade mine.
Discuss how your PC experience over the last 4 years compares to my mac experience.
lol at sheep.
I bought an iMAC for the family 4 years ago. I was plain tired of my boys going to gaming sites and having the PC blue screen with all of the malware and viruses. Since buying the MAC I have not come home from work and had to spend an evening recovering the PC. So, yes, the MAC cost more to buy, but since I haven't had to spend any time fixing issues I feel I am saving money. My time is money too.
I still have an XP PC for my wife. It works well because she only uses it once a month. The boys do not even turn it on.
BTW I have pointed a neighbor and an in-law to MACs. They have never been happier.
I got me an IBM ThinkPad in 4/2005 and a PC desktop in 12/06 and both run XP and no issues at all and no viruses. I will not upgrade or purchase anything new until these drop. (over 5+ years now). In 2006, I considered changing over to MAC's, however PCs were better for my use. To each his own....
My friend's wife was complaining about her laptop on Twitter today so I answered back with a simple "get a Mac". He's a huge Windows fanboy, so I knew he'd reply.
He started out with the typical "I just can't justify the expense of a Mac" argument. I pointed out that I'm still using a Macbook Pro that's over five years old with nary a hitch. He said he could get two PCs for the same price. I replied that I'd much rather have one good laptop than two sh*tty ones. He said his wife didn't need to do much more than email, surfing, etc. on her laptop.
I fired back a simple "how's that working out for her?"
I also have an 8 core Mac. I use it for many of the things you mentioned and have experienced the same robust operation that you describe.
But it does have fans inside. Don't all MacPro's have fans inside?
Any which way you cut it, this machine rocks.
i dunno man, my Mac is quiet, i dont hear any fan. My last PC was loud as hell and couldnt use it for home entertainment. The fan noise gets in the way with the audio. You can modify the cooling with some liquid system or something, but then youve spent more than you would have on a mac.
And to the guy who said "people enjoy using a mac. Nobody enjoys using a PC". You nailed it. Using my mac is an enjoyable, pain free experience. My PCs I had to fight with to get to do what I want. It was a tool, nothing more.
Needless to say your experience is typical, which is to say as close to computing perfection as it gets.
The only thing Windows PC users have to cling to--and they do so with frantic desperation--is the ostensibly low price they think they paid for their computer junk. Of course the last thing they want to think about or will ever admit is what that pile of junk ends up costing them in the long run with anti-virus software, virus cost and damage despite that anti-virus software, identity theft, lost data, data theft, down time, constant repairs, hours spent and lost grappling with tech support, extra software they have to buy that the Mac not only already comes pre-installed with but is of much higher quality to boot.
People enjoy using Macs; no one has EVER enjoyed using a PC, and if they try to tell you they do then just watch their eyes for the truth.
It's no wonder you are working 7 days a week. If you had purchased a PC you would have saved enough money to upgrade to a core i7 by now and you would only be working 4 days a week and you would be much happier.
You are a slave to out of date technology and claiming that your computer does not crash is crud and you know it. I see Macs crash and lock up all the time-the users just won't admit to it.
Go PC and be happy.
Right Lee - coming from you it really tickles me. I think the tag should be "Go PC and you can be like Lee" but then for other folks being that clueless would not be a positive experience.