MAC vs PC, What’s the big deal?

After a quick but funny Twitter conversation about MAC vs PC, I got to thinking, What inspires such fierce loyalty to one or the other?

I suppose I should admit that my primary computer both at home and the office are PCs. With that said, my first computer was an Apple IIC and we also have a MacBook at home currently. I consider myself a rational person although others might disagree.   On Twitter, I watched a MAC users bad mouth and actively attempt to “recruit” a PC guy to switch. Why are people like this so passionate about a computer and/or an operating system?

As I mentioned earlier, growing up I used MACs. When I first went to college I used a MAC in the computer lab. It wasn’t that I loved MACs and hated PCs, it was what I was used to. As I started taking more classes in the Business Administration building, I started using that computer lab which only had PCs. There was a short learning curve, but I didn’t want to walk all the way across the campus to the Arts and Sciences building to use the MACs. Soon after, while on the market for a laptop (that my parents where paying for) I made the decision to get a Toshiba T1910 (look it up). Since then I have been a PC guy. I have nothing against MACs.

As a business owner and an IT Manager I both own and support MACs and PCs. When deciding between the two I look at price, funtionality and the users preference. I can’t make a discussion on emotion. I believe the reason the commercial above get’s MAC users so upset is that it is true. I can purchase MUCH more for the money when buying a PC. MAC users would argue that you lose functionality and stability, but I think that is much more of a learning curve and personal preference then a reality. 

I have used and I am currently using both MACs and PCs. I understand the differences in the equipment and the branding. I can appreciate the passion, but seriously…do you really think there is THAT big a difference? I don’t.

Should I turn Comments off now? 🙂

2 thoughts on “MAC vs PC, What’s the big deal?

  1. Passion can be a great thing, but it isn’t always as transferrable as we’d like.

    So, I’ll be happy to sit in front of my MAC with parallels running in the background (I’m sure with the caps, it’s some type of acronym, right?).

    cheers.

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