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[Revisited] PC or Mac? 

74%
1,560 deviants said PC
13%
279 deviants said Mac
12%
256 deviants said Couldn't care less.

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IridescentCatalyst Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
I grew up using PC so much that it's my preference. Mac isn't too bad, though. It's just that when I use it, I look like a n00b.
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gunmoon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
For the price of a Mac, I could build a computer that is 10x faster than any Mac on the market.
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www-arturq Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Linux. But between these two PC
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Heretic-Sage Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist
PC. I grew up on them, and know them well, and while I have nothing against macs, I gladly use the ipod and stuff, I prefer to stick with what I know in pcs, I know how to upgrade their hardware and I know all the keyboard shortcuts I need to. From what I hear, (and I know its not as bad as the internet makes it seem) upgrading a macs hardware is a real chore.
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I say PC. I'm too fond of high end gaming to switch to Mac :#1:
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Gob3ldeg00p Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
PC if you like modularity and customizability. Mac if you want a butter-smooth, bare bones computing environment. For me the two are incomparable, as they both satisfy completely different needs.
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unitoone Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PC. I can afford to buy and upgrade it. And it does everything I need.
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LordBurn Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
As a console gamer who detests keyboard and mouse for interacting in a 3D environment, gaming is utterly useless to me as a reason to just a computer.

I made the jump from XP to OS X (Leopard at the time) and I've never looked back. Its quirks take a bit of getting used to, but the simple things, like the bar on the top always having File, Edit, etc up there makes finding what you are looking for far easier. iTunes runs far better on Macs, and it works fine for what I need it for, (shuffling music and changing what's on my iPod.)

I have a copy of Windows 7 running as a virtual machine for the few things that I need a PC for. Now that I'm out of school, its mainly for VisiPics. I used to need it for 3DS Max and .NET, but I don't use either of those anymore. Its a fine system, but my Mac is 4 and still runs fine. I might have considered going back to PC for my next one if not for Win 8.

Which brings me to what I like to bitch about more than Mac/PC. The mobilification of computer OSes. This is a complaint about both OS X (Lion/Mountain Lion) and OS 8. Both seem to sacrifice function for form. Lion has buit in redundancies, like the app window when the Dock still exists. 8...I've only dicked around with for 5 minutes at Walmart, but I couldn't figure out how to minimize a window, so there's that.

Just...keep your tablet away from my laptop. If I want a tablet, I'll fucking get one. (that probably runs Android.)
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LordBurn Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Also, Mac seem to be like Asian cars. They fuck up less, but once they do, be prepared to pay.

My Mac has only done the equivalent of BSOD once, and I turned it off and on and it was fine. I think Photoshop crashed it, I forget.

Yet all I hear is people bitching about PCs crashing.
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Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're thinking of European cars.

Unless you live in Europe.
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neko81795 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I prefer Windows because it runs the programs I use a lot and Mac does weird things that bother me, but I would use either. like right now I am using my mac, just because the keyboard lights up, the fan has no vents on the bottom (lying down in bed atm). I like the fact the Mac has multiple desktops built in, and the fact that they can squeeze so much power out of their hardware. things that bug me are the position of the window menus, the fact that the programs still run after the main window is closed(especially on a laptop), the fact that you can't change what closing the lid does without third party software, and that half of the programs I use a lot won't run on it. unlike what a lot of people think, the mac does actually have two clicks. the one most people bring up (ctrl + click), and if you put two fingers down on the pad, then click. same thing works for taps, single finger and two finger taps are left and right clicks. on my PC with a Symantec mouse driver, I found that I can do the same taps as I can on the mac, which is cool. I tried it on my moms PC and it didn't work though.
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MrHugoDrax Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
If people put the money into a PC that the do with a Mac they would like the pc more --- Basically if you really like getting into computers you're going to end up liking the PC. If you don't care to dive in past the initial user interface you will probably be happy with a Mac.
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PyonInc Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   General Artist
I have a preference for Macs. I mean, really, PCs and Macs have their own pros and cons.
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knuxfan23 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
well mac's can't play/do a lot of what a pc can,but that's the same for a pc

i wish like,a PC had garage band,and photo booth

you know,those little extras

but besides that,pc all da way bieches
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GingerFoxy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional
Meh. I can't say I don't care, but I don't like either. I used to support PC 100% in the golden age of Windows XP, my most favourite OS of all time by a long shot. I hate the fact that Microsoft refuse to simply make money from my love for XP and keep coming up with annoying little reasons for why I "need" 7, which I don't like. There was no need for it to exist, Vista - even more so.
Macs I find gimmicky and expensive beyond reason. The single click mouse is a silly idea, as well as pushing buttons on the keyboard to open the CD-Rom.
In fact, the only thing that keeps me from switching to Linux is my love for Adobe Photoshop. But I might be tempted to do that and run it through Wine in all its potentially buggy glory if Windows 9 isn't a masterpiece of efficiency and logic, and isn't at all idiot-friendly. I somehow doubt that's gonna happen.
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Xch3l Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I don't care much, a PC is cheaper than a Mac (may be wrong) and I'm more used to it :dummy:
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ColoredSpice Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
* eagerly awaits for an OS system made by google*
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Xch3l Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
*cough*:iconandroidplz:*cough*
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ColoredSpice Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
That's primarily for portable devices, though. :P
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ElNeroDiablo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Android is just Google-flavoured Linux for mobile devices. Most user-friendly flavours of Linux (Debian-based Ubuntu and its flavours) provide a similar 'feel' to Android on the desktop (obviously without the touchscreen capabilities, but what ya gonna do? :P).
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KadenJahusk Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a video/design person, I like my macbook because it can render faster than any computer I had before it.
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ElNeroDiablo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Let's see, "PC" means "Personal Computer" which covers anything from a calculator you own (personal computation device) to a game console (let's face it, ALL game consoles nowadays are cut-down PC's with funky cases and OSes that aren't commercially available separate from the device) to your Windows, Mac or Linux desktop (or laptop).
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HealingBlight Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I like to play videogames.
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SillyMadman Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A PC, since I can play games and shit on it, but it's so freaking susceptible to viruses and other asswipes.
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elgregorPL Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Universal solution that applies to every computer: don't run code you don't trust. Even most secure system is compromised when you TELL it to run malicious code (even sandboxed).

Solution until Windows is more secure: use Linux (or BSD, but there is 99% chance that Linux will be better for you) for most of things you do. If for some reason you can't, then always use a newest version of Windows and an antivirus.
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SillyMadman Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's good advice. *channels Heavy* MANY THANKS
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FiMvisible Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
It really depends on what I want to accomplish... I own a PC running Windows 7, an iMac and a laptop running Ubuntu. Depending on what I need to do (play games, write programs or stuff etc.) I use one or another.

So there isn't a right answer for me to pick. (:
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RaineArtz Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist
PC, cause that's what I use, and i have no idea why macs are considered to be used by artists cause they're the same (apart from the virus and crash preventions)
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TimePonyDwain Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
LCARS, when it's invented, in the mean time Windows is fairly flexibale
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shadowprince116 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I used PC for 13 years of my life, and in the one year i started using a Mac, i could never go back.
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34356534355 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
pc of course.
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PkGam Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
PC. They seem to have more things that are compatible with them than Macs.

... Plus a wider game selection. :P
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Soriyns-Knight Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I can't fathom using anything but a Mac. They are the fine wine of computers: they may cost more, but given time you will come to appreciate their layers of complexity.
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EagleSpartan888 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I really don't like how Macs operate since I've been using PC all my life. But everyone has their own opinions on Macs and PCs...
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PennyWereSkunk Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really don't care, as long as I got my interwebs!
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331060 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
lol, I voted PC while using a mac. I'm a programmer, so I'm used to using both, but I still prefer PCs. PC's are concerned with being productive, while macs are more about being fun to use. As someone who works a lot with marketing as well, I can appreciate a mac's design, but my rational brain will choose PC over a mac any day. :/ (not to mention how pricy any Apple product is)
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Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The main reason I never use Macs is because I know what using a homebuilt computer is like.

Let me just say- built right, a homebuilt can bring an Alienware to its knees, chop off its head and display it as a trophy among the heads of millions of Dells, HPs and Toshibas.

And, built right (there's a lot of emphasis on doing things right when building a PC), a homebuilt can last forever. No kidding, I have a 13-year-old homebuilt that's still fast enough to run GIMP.
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MusicLovesEveryone Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I've always had a pc
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Ardail Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're both good at doing certain things. I would want to have both, but if I had to choose one. It would be PC since I they're more versatile
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addy771 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really do like the hardware designs apple comes up with, but I'm not a fan of their software and their stuff is a bit pricy for me, so I stick with PC. Mac's nice, just not for me :)
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Ganondox Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I use a Mac because that's what our school gives, but PCs are better for gaming.
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Array-71 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's actually kind of funny, Macs ARE PCs by definition. To be correct, you mean a computer that runs Windows. /captian literal away!

But seriously though, [link] that link is to an image that lets you know all about macs. In reality, they're overpriced, less flexible counterparts to PCs, and I can't think of any reason to choose a Mac over a Windows OS.

And then there's Linux, which I have personally never run, but it sounds good.
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elgregorPL Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
IMHO major reason for buying a Mac would be OS X. A solid *nix operating system that has rather good UX. But it's not very flexible. And there's a lot of Linux-based systems - also solid *nix OSes with a lot of configurability and flexibility. The only things that are sometimes lacking are hardware compatibility and design. And maybe less games (similar as OS X) and some industry-grade apps.

BTW you can try most of Linux-based systems (such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint or elementary OS) without installing. You just record them on some media (CD/DVD/pendrive) and boot your PC using this media.
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Array-71 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*captain. Damn.

Anyway, ITT: People who have no idea what they're talking about. Most of them, anyway.
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flolovescookies Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I use a mac, since my parents decided to buy one, but what I really want is a PC. You CAN game on macs because of different versions of games (LoL is one example) but the game usually has tons of bugs and so many problems that you would wish you had a PC to play it on. And my Mac sometimes makes schoolwork harder, because instead of having Microsoft word(which I use at school), Macs have textedit, which most people arent used to. So, I have a Mac, but sometimes i just really wish i had a PC. ._.
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pyr0cat Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PC, but absolutely not Windows 8
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Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Windows 8 has a hell of a lot of potential- really, the only problem with it is that it's just too new to gain widespread support.

Only serious problem other than that with it is that there's no start button :iconcraiplz:
I'm gonna miss the start button...
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pyr0cat Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, Win8 also has little to no ability to run programs that aren't downloaded directly from the Windows store.

This means that you have to get a developer's license and wait for your program to be approved BY Microsoft just to share a program with your friends, and there are certain restrictions, although I can't remember what they are.
One of them, though, is a restriction on adult content, so games like Skyrim are out of the question before it even gets asked.

Gabe Newell, Notch and a few other internet celebrities of that sort are actually refusing to get their programs certified.
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Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, faq. I didn't even know that.

Looks like all of us are gonna have to stick with Windows 7, at least until Microsoft gets the idea in their head that that was a bad idea. I guess that's not bad- Windows 7 is a really good platform anyway.

And it has a start button c:
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ElNeroDiablo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Windows 8 is just a slightly updated Windows 7 (with all the same flaws and holes dating back as far as Win95) with a new skin (ex-Metro) optimised for touchscreen devices (and worthless on your proper dekstop system) and locked the fuck down so it's "My way or no way" from what Microsoft allow/deny (Ripping the App Store idea from Apple to boot -.-).
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