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Have You Ever Been Mac or PC Curious?

So you're a Mac. Or a PC. And you are very happy with your chosen OS — Windows or OS X having never done you wrong. But sometimes you catch yourself daydreaming. . . wondering. . . what the other side is like.

Perhaps, if you're a Mac, you find yourself wanting a Dell Mini or other netbook — how great it would be for travel! It's so light, and so cheap! Or if you're a PC, maybe you've just been told too many times how nice and easy using a Mac is.

Hey, even happily platformed geeks like to think about how the other half lives, even the most hardcore loyalists (like the gentlemen of Diggnation, pictured). Have you ever been curious about Macs if you're a PC, or vice versa?

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sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
Kevin Rose, please.
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 8 years
I've worked with both but... I'm a Mac-aholic for life. 
SillyGirl SillyGirl 8 years
Currently have pc at work and mac at home. If I could get rid of the pc I would. I am much more efficient on a mac. Its the small things like spaces and expose native that make my life so easy. I frequently am working on 3-5 clients at a time, and have browser windows, multiple word and or excel docs open, and to do lists for each, and if i can separate them into a separate space my life is more organized and it takes me less time trying to figure out where something is open on that stupid little tool bar on the bottom of my windows.
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 8 years
I use Vista, XP, OSX, and RHEL every day (or close to it), so I don't have any OS-envy, other than I'd like to only have to use OSX. :-)
nylorac nylorac 8 years
i just got a mac a month ago and i LOVE it. my pc was a dell and i had it for 5 years and by the end of that stretch it was on its last leg. i had to retire it but in its heyday it was working very well.
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
I work with a PC all day but come home to my Mac and in a perfect world, it would be Mac all day.
refinedharmony refinedharmony 8 years
Mac has always seemed much better on features I don't really care about: music, graphics, etc. I am an engineer and actually prefer the business-y feel of the PC that they always put down in the Mac commercials. I have always found Macs really difficult to use and not intuitive, but I'm guessing it's just because my mind works a different way than everyone else. I did see a commercial last night about some Mac feature that allows you to tag and organize photos, and you only have to tag a person once! I'm trying to organize my photos now and it is a nightmare, so that would definitely be helpful!
Chim Chim 8 years
I am a PC user saving up for a Mac. I used them while in college and my best friend and cousin has one. Whenever she comes over I am always on hers. I love love love it and I want one sooo bad.
bluebrooke11 bluebrooke11 8 years
Well......... yeah. I told myself, "I will love PC's all my life no matter what." It didn't work out too well. My uncle got a Mac mini (he lives with me)... and I got so curious about it. It is technically the same thing, like it is simple, and easy to use, but it just seems... cleaner, better. It seems like I am falling in love with macs. I don't want to. But I am. :( :D
BellaEdward4ever BellaEdward4ever 8 years
I had a PC until the 9th grade, when I bought a Macbook. Now I never use my PC; we use Macs at school and I'm in love with mine.
gseymour gseymour 8 years
Netbooks are for Linux, not Windows. Get with the program, Sugar!
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
I have had both PC and Mac desktops and laptops. They each have their pros and cons. A good pro about the mac is that you can virtually get no viruses. Their touch pad it also quite awesome with two finger scroll and other features. If you are not into a linux type deal, then a Mac is probably not for you. PCs are nice and efficient. They do come with a lot of crap ware which sucks, but easy to take care of. For me, PC wins. I am not entirely sure why -- it just seems to fit my needs slightly better, and I like the format a little better. AND, I just got a Dell Mini netbook which I love. Yay for PCs.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
My only PC curiosity is wondering why so many people complain about Vista. I haven't been able to get my hands on it. Not sure if I would notice that it is horrible since PC isn't my environment.
JessaG JessaG 8 years
I live in both the Mac and PC world as well. I have a mac for my personal laptop, so I use it for basically everything. However, my school has PC's. I also grew up using PC's up until a couple years ago, and I have no intentions of going back to a PC as my main computer.
mouldy mouldy 8 years
well, i use both platforms. I have a Mac, it serves me well even after 3 years, the usual problems do occur, but it is better for graphics/video editing, etc and the massive lack of viruses is a plus point! But on the other hand, Windows, for gaming, they're the best! And well, XP is still soo much better than Vista!
emily_88_88 emily_88_88 8 years
i have both, on the same computer. it's fantastic because i get to have the software that i normally use on a pc in the format i normally use, and the easy-to-use websurfing and media stuff on the mac.
opentypeA opentypeA 8 years
I've used both -- but Macs are wayyyy better for graphic designers. :-)
julieulie julieulie 8 years
I was Mac curious and then my lab bought me a new Mac for work... and I now know that I do not like them at all! At least lesson learned on a work computer.. I would have been very unhappy if I had purchased one for myself and was stuck with it at home!
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 8 years
I have used both and I'm fine with my PC.
outofhere outofhere 8 years
Not only curious but I often feel guilty - in the photography industry, macs are THE computer to use, but I just can't take the leap.
vivaciousv1114 vivaciousv1114 8 years
I use both myself. I used to be PC exclusive but once I tried a Mac and I love it. :D I only use PC's when I don't have a choice, which is at work and school when I have to use their computer lab.
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