EddiePaxil wrote:The pop up blocker has the same issue. I had to get the Netscape browser to deal with that issue. (Which I do recommend to PC users)
Actually, Firefox is my prefrence. Let's just say that is is a very good browser and leave it at that.
EddiePaxil wrote:As for spyware. There's no denying that the amount of people who use a version of Windows outweighs the number of people using an OS from Apple. This is a factor. I'm conceding that. However, another factor is the GUI and general layout differences between the two.
I would say that it is the bigger of the two factors. Ok, let's assume that Macs are more stable than PCs without an argument for now. That still does not prevent their security from having holes. They would get many more viruses if they were the bigger target. How the system would handle it, we don't know.
EddiePaxil wrote:For PC things went terribly wrong using Internet Explorer but fine using a combination of Spysweeper, The Spyware remover that comes in SP2 (Who's name escapes me), Netscape Browser, and most importantly an installed firewall. (This was the key.) That's a lot of time and energy spent trying to basically solve the puzzle of "How to get my PC to run well."
Again, use Firefox, SP2 (service pack 2), and set your programs to automatic upgrade, and you should have no problems (assuming you are careful enough with email). There you go.
EddiePaxil wrote:yo-yo wrote:As for feel, I prefer the feel of my PC, and I imagine that if I were given a Mac and if I used it for a while, I would accept its feel.
This is a matter of preference. I was simply making the point that there are all these benchmark tests to tell you how much faster a PC is than a Mac, but I'm fairly sure they don't use a PC or Mac that have both been in regular use for 6 months to a year. They probably use a Mac or PC right off the line. This could factor into those numbers.
Ok, but I have had mine for a few years, and it still runs fast. I don't know if it is as fast as it was when I got it, but it certainly isn't much slower.
EddiePaxil wrote:yo-yo wrote:Finally, it seems that Apple and Microsoft both made their sites to work better on their OS. I found that interesting.
I agree. I noticed that myself throughout all this. Apple's website I think actually might give Windows users a little more trouble than Microsoft's gives Mac users. Shame on both of them there.
Well, it just goes to show that both companies care about making themselves look better seriously. That is why I try to avoid both companies when looking for information, as any provided would probably be incomplete and biased.
As I was saying, some things, such as graphics and ease of use used to be much better on a Mac, but now the diffrence is much smaller. However, I will not argue that Macs have an advantage in ease of use. I do not know how big that advantage is.