๐Ÿˆ Community
ยป Forums ยป Coffee Break ยป PC or Mac? or Linux : )
Page options
virtualbrix
Member

PC or Mac? or Linux : )

I was always a PC (windows) user for the last 20 years until recently where I started using a Mac (1 year ago)

 

Do you use a Mac or PC? Yes, may be a few of you use Linux?

46 REPLIES 46
f1785f8c
Member

Mac. I'm almost the opposite. I've used a Mac for about 20 years.

wahoooo. I really like my Mac. I use all three. I have 2 machines which are windows, 1 mac and 1 Linux machine.

 

I try to use them equally but recently, the Mac wins : )

Yeah, I'm completely Apple based, computers, tablets and phones. I have no problem using a PC if I need to though.

I am sure it is helpful to keep all your devices in sync, between the iPhone + iPad + Mac and Watch alone with the iCloud!

Once you go Mac, you never go back!  ๐Ÿ˜  Prefer Mac now but use it and PC daily

Ha! I use all three, more to know enough to be dangerous.

c1c9191c
Member

PC definitely!

awesome : )

3 Linux machines here.
Unfortunately 2 also have to be dual boot with Windows because of Izotope's program authorisation process. GRRrrr ๐Ÿ˜ž

Yeah, you gotta authorize iZotope to the machine or an ILOK. I don't blame them.

Curious about this, I will look in to this.

iZotope is an audio software company, Samer. They have a specific authorization process in an attempt to cut down on software torrents. Garry does voiceover work, so he's probably using iZotope for some audio work.

ahh, good to know! Thank You Malcolm!

Yep, exactly that ๐Ÿ™‚

The annoying thing is the plugins I use are fully compatible with Linux under WINE albeit without the pretty GUI, & t's only their authorisation process that causes the problem ๐Ÿ˜ž

They work perfectly when they're in demo/trial mode  BUT..... as soon as that expires they become restricted & produce blank sections in the audio output as I can't install my license key.

Haha. Love the enthusiasm for windows : )

No shame in a dual boot. Just gives more functionality and more flexibility!

I agree!

I can feel your PAIN.  I literally dislike Windows, but there are somethings that still require windows/microsoft stuff.  However, over the past couple of decades, the need to revert back to Windows as greatly decreased: 99% of what I can do in Windows, I can do in Linux. 20 years ago,  that was not the case: Maybe 75% of what Windows could do Linux could do.

We have come a long way for sure!

25005175
Member

There is no doubt that Apple makes excellent products, but I have no interest in being absorbed into the Orchard. Too many good products not made by Apple. And since I don't have the energy/desire, I default to Windows. Linux is too much effort for me right now.

Yes, its kins of a "cult" lol. I get that feeling. They do make great products.

 

I love my Linux Machine but i do iuse some tools which only work on Windows / Mac : (

spxpert
Member

I have always used PC, did a little Linux\ Ubuntu just for fun. 

I want to try MAC :laptop_computer: but being a Microsoft Professional I am little scared, plus it's very costly at my part of the world. I have been using IPhone for 10+ years though. 

Yes! The prices on the Mac laptops can get super expensive! I agree on that. On the PC side, you can get something going really cheap. The entry level laptops on the PC side are very affordable where as on the Mac side, much more expensive!

146a0ca2
Member

I'm a pc user, but someone recently told me, that i should buy m1 mini.

 

Might be a good idea just to get experience with it.

sullivanliz
Member

I use Manjaro Linux. Dual boot with Windows for gaming ๐Ÿ˜

Hey Liz. LOVE IT! what kind of games are you playing?

Just finished Elden Ring (OK, almost finished...) so now I'm going back in time to the first Dark Souls. I love an open world! Quite partial to world-conquering strategy stuff too but haven't tried any new ones for years. I don't game often but when I do I like complete immersion! How about you?

I got "addicted" to modern warfare for a while loool but i quickly put an end to that : ) I love PC games better than Console!

As my buddy Ryan always says, "PC MASTER-RACE!"

Ha!

ericaandrews
Member

All of the above. I use Linux and Windows (dual boot 'mega' machine)  with a VM on Linux that can also run MAC and Windows from within Linux.  Prefer Linux over everything, but sometimes am 'forced' to use Windows for some things.  I prefer Linux because it makes the best use of system resources, Open Source/free software, is more customizable and configurable than anything else (especially for 'geeks'), and I've never had a virus on Linux in 20+ years of using it.  I have MAC on a VM in case I need to do some cross-platform development/testing (especially cross-browser), or just feel like seeing a 'new' environment for a day or 2 because the UI is pretty slick.

Nice Setup!

shefen
Member

My preference is Linux. I do web programming and most web hosts are Linux-based so it helps to keep me up to date. Also when I first started freelancing and needed to keep expenses down, Linux was the best choice. It will run on older (used) hardware.

 

I used to have a separate Linux machine for programming and a Windows laptop for the business side of things - email, accounting, document exchange with clients, etc. A few years back I bought a new Windows laptop with lots of RAM and a big harddrive. It gave me the ability to run virtual machines so I could then run Linux VMs that matched client web hosts.  It works well when I have multiple clients. I can switch between setups easily.

 

My current long-term client sent me a Mac laptop to use. So I'm again splitting my time between two machines. Windows for communication, etc and the Mac for programming. I've use Macs before, but never bought one myself. I had a full-time remote job once where they gave me the choice of Mac or PC laptop. I picked the Mac. 

 

Hey Sheila,

 

That is awesome that they sent you a Mac. I run all three also, Windows, Mac and Linux, Good to have the full skill set

virtualbrix
Member

I am thinking about testing a a bootable machine with all Operating Systems here soon.

dad5e9dc
Member

I never use mac or you can say I did not have the chance to use it...but I use window & long ago used Linux for interest.

That is nice, I know a lot of people who have yet to use a Mac.

PC to keep working with clients simple.

Upcoming Events
Dec 13
Succeeding with Clients Talent Toolbox
Dec 21
Virtual Community Hour Community Hour