Does anyone on the Escapist use a Mac?

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This is just a question out of curiosity, the avoidance of a flame war would be preferred. Basically, I was given a new mac for my birthday as a surprise, I didn't ask for it, but I must say that I am pleasantly surprised with how well it runs. I've been windows most of my life so it will take some getting use to, but I'm pretty pleased with it personally. So escapist how many of you use macs?

I use one, but I'm looking into building my own PC and running Windows on it.

Macs just aren't suited for gaming, or any of my other hobbies.

Oh god man, what are you doing? Don't you know that saying you find Mac pleasing will get you castrated here?

I have never used on but I have a friend who uses one. Although he constantly praises it for other things gaming seems to be it's weak point.
He has trouble playing with us as many games are not available on Mac so being an avid gamer, I would probably hate using one, I could be wrong of course.

I just tried to get my sister's to play a .avi file... It refused...

Possibly the 432nd reason I have personally found to not use one.

A mac is pleasing you?

Theres a gay joke in there somewhere, but im afraid to make it.

Anyway, I hate using Macs. I always like to think that using a Mac is like using a toaster; you press a button, and either shit works, or it doesnt. When using Windows you press a button, shit never works, but you can at least fix it yourself. And Linux just confuses the hell out of me.

I think I have just gotten so used to Windows over the years, anything else seems crappy to me.

I have a Mac, and it works well for me

Pretty much because this:

SmashLovesTitanQuest:

I always like to think that using a Mac is like using a toaster; you press a button, and either shit works, or it doesnt. When using Windows you press a button, shit never works, but you can at least fix it yourself.

However, unlike SmashLovesTitanQuest, I can't fix it myself.

I have an iPad which I love. I prefer it to my PC at the moment because it does everything I need it to do (college-wise) and it's easier to carry around.

I've always preferred Macs but when I needed to get a laptop I couldn't afford one.

Yeah, I'm on my family's Mac now. It's always worked fine for me, and even though I used to love Windows as a kid, I've started to prefer my less crash prone Mac. As far as I'm aware, they aren't very good for games, but aside from trying out the occasional flash game or something small like that, I don't use computers for gaming, so it's hardly an issue for me.

I don't like them, but it's just a personal preference, and if, like the OP, I got one as a gift, I wouldn't complain, or look it in the mouth or whatever it is you don't do to gift horses :P

SmashLovesTitanQuest:
A mac is pleasing you?

Theres a gay joke in there somewhere, but im afraid to make it.

Anyway, I hate using Macs. I always like to think that using a Mac is like using a toaster; you press a button, and either shit works, or it doesnt. When using Windows you press a button, shit never works, but you can at least fix it yourself. And Linux just confuses the hell out of me.

I think I have just gotten so used to Windows over the years, anything else seems crappy to me.

Sir I admire your spirit, plus your comment is fantastic. Tried my hand once at linux, but the less said the better. Also I thought I might add for whatever good it will do, that I am a Journalism student and I have found it to be great with regards to making movies, recordings and editing photos.

The only thing I have against macs is the extortionate price for the hardware you get, coupled with how locked down everything is and I like tinkering with most of the technology I own.

Other than that they're alright, better than Linux for gaming currently at least which I hope catches up and by that I mean gets a native Steam client along with Source.

mrhappy1489:

SmashLovesTitanQuest:
A mac is pleasing you?

Theres a gay joke in there somewhere, but im afraid to make it.

Anyway, I hate using Macs. I always like to think that using a Mac is like using a toaster; you press a button, and either shit works, or it doesnt. When using Windows you press a button, shit never works, but you can at least fix it yourself. And Linux just confuses the hell out of me.

I think I have just gotten so used to Windows over the years, anything else seems crappy to me.

Sir I admire your spirit, plus your comment is fantastic. Tried my hand once at linux, but the less said the better. Also I thought I might add for whatever good it will do, that I am a Journalism student and I have found it to be great with regards to making movies, recordings and editing photos.

Yeah, I hear Macs are the fucking bomb when it comes to editing often. I dont do much editing myself though so I dont really know.

I've been using this 17 inch Macbook Pro as my main computer since 2009 and it has hardly given me any problems. Ironically, that is also when I joined the Escapist. I love my Macbook Pro. It's also a horrible hybrid, as I have Windows 7 on Bootcamp for when I want to play games that don't run natively on the OSX side. I'm not one to join the whole "Windows vs Mac" war, as I feel it's rather stupid.

Whether it's a Mac or a PC, you'll still have access to your silly cat videos all the same.

I've never used one, though Apple's pricing is the only real that I haven't got one and as of now my primary use for a computer is gaming so going mac is not really worthwhile.

I do run Linux though, which I love. *hugs Linux*

I'm also using a mac, but it's currently running windows 7. Don't tell my PC activist friends, but I actually really don't mind Mac OSX as an operating system either...

I picked up my Mac several years ago as I like to do a fair amount of editing in my spare time - there is no better system for multimedia work.

I use a PC at work, and find myself yelling at it more than is likely healthy. I go home every night more reaffirmed about my mac purchase, and my likelihood with replacing it with another Mac when I need to.

That being said - I do miss PC gaming to some extent.

I use a Mac at home. so far i am very happy with how it works, i recently put in a new HDD and increased the memory and it runs better even after i put the new OS. I'm planning on buying a mac mini in the future. I'm not too big into PC games so the hardware limits of my current mac (a 2007 regular macbook) doesn't bother me at all.

hazabaza1:
Oh god man, what are you doing? Don't you know that saying you find Mac pleasing will get you castrated here?

Pretty much this.

I like my Mac laptop a lot, but god forbid you mention to people you actually like your Mac. I did use Windows before college since I was a kid, so I've had that experience also.

I've been finding a few good games that have recently started supporting Mac, so I wouldn't say I've come across problems with games for it. Otherwise, my Xbox serves as my majority purpose of gaming.

Raven's Nest:
I just tried to get my sister's to play a .avi file... It refused...

Possibly the 432nd reason I have personally found to not use one.

Yeah that's cause quicktime is complete balls. You can download Miro or some other freeware to do that easily enough though.

OT: I use both pretty much equally, I've got a mac laptop for day to day use, and a windows desktop for gaming. Both OS are good in their own way depending on what you need - though that's only since Windows 7. As an aside, it does make me sad that neither have a decent native music player...

hazabaza1:
Oh god man, what are you doing? Don't you know that saying you find Mac pleasing will get you castrated here?

Oh noes! I better go hide...

hazabaza1:
Oh god man, what are you doing? Don't you know that saying you find Mac pleasing will get you castrated here?

The only time arguments arise are when people use stupid reasons to say they prefer macs like "it never gets viruses" and things along those lines.

No, because I don't need to do any of the things Macs specialise in. I play games, and for that they are shit. I also hate the interface and the way the "x" is on the wrong side of the window. No. Stop. I don't care what you say. It's the wrong side.

hazabaza1:
Oh god man, what are you doing? Don't you know that saying you find Mac pleasing will get you castrated here?

It's almost as bad as saying you favour a console for well explained and perfectly justifiable reasons! :O

Or that you like Nintendo!

-gasps/shock/horror/jokingmostly-

Honestly, Macs' are generally great pieces of kit for working on videos and photos and so on, not too hot for gaming though. I prefer windows mostly because I've always used windows and I'm used to it; but here's a thing: you can run windows on a Mac. It usually runs very well on a Mac too.

Not an actual Mac, but I do love my iPad so very much. Yeah, iOS does take some getting used to, but once you do it's as intuitive as anything else.

I have a mac and I have just gotten used to using it and I really like it. I run windows on the same computer through bootcamp for gaming. Slightly annoying Macs are often painted in a negative light and the only people who defend macs are usually mac hipsters.

I use a Mac, mainly because it's very user friendly.

I've never been good with computers, so a Mac is the best thing for me. However, people always come to the conclusion that because I use a Mac, I'm instantly bad with computers. Well, I've grown up with PCs up until around five years ago, and they've been a whole lot of trouble. Crashes, freezes, viruses, you name it. And I had no idea what the hell I was supposed to do! My computer says I can connect to the internet? Then why the hell is it just a blank screen? However, I've begun to think that I'm cursed with a PC bad touch, like how Midas turned everything he touched into gold. Except I turn it to shit. :P

No problems like that when it comes to Macs, but I have a feeling that it's a series of coincidences that leads me to this conclusion. But I ain't willing to go through a whole bunch of frustrated procedures with a PC to find out.

I'm a graphic arts and webpage design student. They run wonderful when you need to open up multiple adobe programs. The place that I work at now has pc's and the adobe programs run so slow and it's so hard to swap between programs. I miss some video games I played on the pc but if I really wanted to there's bootcamp and I can make it into a pc. Also Steam started to bring out some games for mac.

Nope. Don't you know OP, macs don't exist. They are merely a figment of your imagination, like me and that giant penis over there mudwrestling in chocolate.

OT- I use my I-phone for the majority of my posting, so yes.

I'll be honest. I like Macs. I like the nice clean interface and smooth functioning.

I've always used windows before. My old laptop is practically on its deathbed, and I wanna buy a Macbook Pro, but the steep price always puts me in doubt...

A decent Pro costs >$2k. A pc with a similar configuration would cost ~$800-1000.
I can't decide if its worth the extra investment.

mrhappy1489:
This is just a question out of curiosity, the avoidance of a flame war would be preferred. Basically, I was given a new mac for my birthday as a surprise, I didn't ask for it, but I must say that I am pleasantly surprised with how well it runs. I've been windows most of my life so it will take some getting use to, but I'm pretty pleased with it personally. So escapist how many of you use macs?

Nice job getting that for your birthday. What model?

I would never have gotten a mac if it weren't for school. Yes, it is a piece of crap for gaming for the most part, but Macbook pro's are powerful machines capable of doing quite a lot.

As a film/animation student I get a lot of use from my mac, and it was well worth the money, although I do have my PC and my consoles for gaming.

At the house I find myself using my wife's macbook air or iPad more and more. The only time I really ever bother to turn on my hardcore computer is to play games. The smaller form factor is much more convenient around the house, not to mention the battery life.

I mostly grew up on a PC machine so when I had to use a mac for a class, I found it to be very frustrating, especially when trying to use key commands. How I missed the simple "print screen" button. My biggest gripe with macs are that most programs are created with windows in mind first. So it's not uncommon to find programs that don't run on mac or the mac versions are dated and take a while to update. Macs are also expensive. I do own an iPad and iPhone, but aside from being made by the same company, they don't really have the problems a regular mac machine does.

MBP user here. At first, I didn't like OSX, but I realized that was because the situation I was in required me to use it without getting to lear it. Once I took a few minutes to learn it, I fell in love with it and haven't looked back. :D

manic_depressive13:
No, because I don't need to do any of the things Macs specialise in. I play games, and for that they are shit. I also hate the interface and the way the "x" is on the wrong side of the window. No. Stop. I don't care what you say. It's the wrong side.

I agree with your 'x' point at least. Although I can't work out why it feels so wrong. Damn you windows.

SkarKrow:

Honestly, Macs' are generally great pieces of kit for working on videos and photos and so on, not too hot for gaming though. I prefer windows mostly because I've always used windows and I'm used to it; but here's a thing: you can run windows on a Mac. It usually runs very well on a Mac too.

You can also run OSX on a regular PC. It isn't exactly allowed but since Apple use Intel and AMD parts you can install OSX on most PCs.

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