Apple or IBM. Which is the best computer? I need you all to vote.

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  1. 52ndStreet
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    I am thinking about buying a computer. I have narrowed it down to two. IBM or Apple
    I need USMB, computer geeks to vote. Then I will make my decision based on your vote tally.

    Thank you all,

    52ndStreet.
     
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    sboyle24 Tired of fatties

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    I like my apple computer because it has been flawless for 2 years now. However, I do need to buy a cheap windows computer to run some engineering programs on. Or I can just put windows onto my macbook and have both OS's using bootcamp.
     
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    I've had good luck with HP. Is this like the difference between a Ford and a Chevy? The components all come from the same places.

    If you want a car payment ... get a Dell.
     
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    Home build with Ubuntu (Linux). Don't really like Windows any more and I've never tried a Apple.
    Get an AMD mobo and chipset.
    You can put together a $2000 + computer for around $550 to $600.
     
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    It depends on what you want to do. At one time, Apple had more than 98% of the market but they kept such a tight rein on their technology, that the makers of the 8086 and 8088 decided to license the technology rather than try to compete with Apple. Everybody started building computers. Money rolled in. The 8088 became the 286, then the 386sx, then the 386 then the 486 then the Pentium then duel core and now quad core and beyond. Apple dropped to about 2% of the market, but now I think they are about 4 or 5% of the market (I think).

    With so few users, there just isn't that much software out there. So if you know EXACTLY what you want to do and the software exists, then the Apple is fine.

    What Apple demonstrates is a company that never learned to compete, only to fill a niche.
     
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    You are too much of an idiot to respond, seriously. The only surprise is that you didn't pull out the bullshit line about how Apple is best for graphics.
     
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    I can't believe I'm doing this but the only reason I am defending rdean here is he did not make this political and in fact his numbers are correct. Another interesting factoid, the vast majority of graphics people I know (and I know quite a few) use Apple products, those that don't generally can't afford them or build their own. Uuuummmmm........
     
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    I know that Apple used to be best for audio and video production. ProTools was initially developed as an Apple based application.

    But I'm pretty sure that they're about equal now in that regard.
     
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    I have a lenovo. It is in the shop again. For the third time.

    I have two apples. One was in the shop because it got something spilled on the keyboard.

    Apples are well designed, function without problems and just are cool.

    Wintells are perpetual wells of grief.
    But windows boxes are cheap. And Macs are way expensive. And sometimes, when you buy cheap, you end up paying three times as much in the end.
     
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    Apples are more expensive for the same thing.
    Right now you can get a basic Dell laptop at Verizon for a very good price, I would look into that if you don't need all the extras.
     

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