The Choice Is Clear Now
What should one use as the main tool for internet marketing? There seem to be really only two computer system choices: Windows PC and Apple Mac.
If you already have a working computer that is updated and working in all the areas you need it for, you may not need to think about this for a while.
But as with everything, your computer will get eventually too old for the ever coming new software or operating systems and this question will face you as it has been facing me for some time now.
The processor inside my computer is not fast enough and can’t handle an increasing number of applications that I need to use. In one of my previous posts focused on traffic Get Traffic To Your Website I have mentioned that one of the great ways to get traffic is through videos and YouTube.
In my recent ebook, which you can find in my post Email List Building Ebook, How To Build Email List In Any Market as well as at the top of this blog’s sidebar, I have included a whole section devoted to traffic and the importance of using YouTube and videos to drive traffic.
The camera I had been using for close to four years for still pictures as well as for video stopped functioning properly some months back when it lost the blue color out of the spectrum and the pictures became greenish and unacceptable.
Recently I’ve bought a new HD video camera and none of the computers I have access to will work with it. Since video is becoming increasingly important in internet marketing I have to decide soon what kind of new computer to buy so that I can use and process video without which internet marketing is limited.
In any decision as to which computer to buy it’s the video capabilities that will matter a lot to most internet marketers.
I’m no computer expert and I have a considerable distaste for the Mac vs PC biased camps. I’ve used both PC and Mac in the past and continue to do so currently. But both types of computers I have are aging, getting obsolete and I need a new computer no matter whether PC or Mac in order to be able to do what I need to be doing with my internet marketing.
Until fairly recently, I’d say that most people in general as well as those involved in internet marketing had been predominantly using Windows PC.
Most people in general, close to 90% still use PC. But the use among internet marketing enthusiasts has been undergoing a shift.
While it may not always be wise to do what other people are doing, when it comes to internet marketing I think that it is very useful to ask the question below.
What Kind of Computers Do Successful Internet Marketers Use ?
I don’t claim to know what kind of computer every successful internet marketer uses.
Even if I knew, things are probably changing from day to day. But I do know of a few marketers that have been using PC exclusively and they are hugely successful, like Mark Ling and Brian Johnson.
On the other hand there are those who use Mac for the most part, like John Chow, who recently published a new physical book Make Money Online, famous blogger Yaro Starak, video marketing expert and a buddy of Yaro Starak Gideon Shalwick, and many more.
Then there are plenty of internet marketers like Alex Jeffreys, Alex Goad and loads of others who use both Mac and PC.
It’s very clear that the kind of computer one uses is not in and of itself the reason for internet marketing success.
As with any other tool, while it may help, it is not the predominant factor in any person’s success. It is the person who uses the tool and their skills that count the most.
Much of Internet Marketing Software Is Still Made Only for PC
Update July 20, 2018: This is increasingly and now largely irrelevant because most tools, like ClickFunnels and almost anything else, any other software applications are now in the cloud, (a remote server) and it doesn’t matter if you use a PC or Mac. And most applications that are downloadable that an internet marketer will use these days are made in both versions.
Mac Is Said to Work Much Better With Graphics and Video
If you visit almost any company that works with computer graphics, animation and videos, you will find that they are using Apple Macs.
There is very little doubt that if you are thinking of using your computer for graphics and video that Mac will be a better choice for you.
In one of the interviews with Yaro Starak and Gideon Shalwick that I had been listening to it was said that as far as video is concerned Mac is 10 times faster and 10 times better than PC. Please keep in mind that the interview took place about 6 months ago but what was said has stuck firmly in my mind.
Can Apple Mac Be Used For Both Its Own and Windows PC Operating System?
The answer to this question is very crucial in light of what I said above, which is that most internet marketing software is still made only for PC.
And the answer is yes. The new Macs are capable of working both as Apple Mac and as Windows PC operating systems.
I’m not talking about using Parallels software which has been around for some time and which while quite good has had its imperfections when allowing both systems to work simultaneously.
Using Parallels is advantageous for some people and the way they work even with the newest Macs. But there are some issues especially with games and perhaps some applications.
What I meant to mention is the way the new Macs are able to work either as Apple Mac or as Windows PC according to what you need them for. You can switch between the two operating systems on the same computer.
Thus if you need to use a particular software which won’t work on the Apple Mac side you can switch to the Windows PC side and install and use it there.
To see how it can be done you may want to watch the following videos:
Run Windows on a Mac Video
Boot Camp Tips and Tricks (Switch between Windows PC and Apple Mac) Video
Considering the latest developments in the operating systems options I tend to lean towards choosing a Mac for my new computer because it seems to give the best of both worlds. In fact it gives both complete worlds according to what I have found.
The new Windows 7 is said to be so much better than the problems ridden Windows Vista and is a considerable improvement on Windows XP.
As one review put it, both Windows and Apple are getting better and seem to be converging slowly. Why not use both of them since neither is perfect and both have some advantages and disadvantages?
The new Macs work with both systems so getting the new Mac should be like getting both a Mac and a PC.
I hope this post has been helpful to you in considering your options for the time when you’ll need to get a new computer.
I couldn’t cover everything that needs to be taken into account when making a big decision like this.
I need your help in adding what I have missed to the comment section. Please leave your comments for me and the readers of this blog.
Tell us what you think about the advantages and disadvantages of Windows PC and Mac and what you’d do now if you had to buy a new computer.
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54 thoughts on “Internet Marketing Tool, Should You Get Apple Mac Or Windows PC ?”
I have been doing well running on a Mac since I started internet marketing. At first I didn’t know that I could run Windows as well but I’m now using Parallels so it is like having the best of both worlds. Gonna have to watch the videos above to get more tips.
You could not have been more right about the video capabilities. I record my videos using the built in camera and edit them on iMovie which I just absolutely love. It is real easy to use and it has a lot of options so you can spice up your videos too. I just started doing videos and I like doing them now just because of what I can do to them on iMovie.
I definitely think your best bet would be a Mac, I absolutely love mine and would not even think about going back to a PC! Good luck in making your decision.
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June 23rd, 2010 at 8:41 pm
Thank for the comment. I’m glad that you are happy with your Mac. Video capabilities is one of the main reasons why I’m leaning towards getting a new Mac. Another is the overall ease of use. Even the old Mac I have is way easier to use than the PC.
The only cause for hesitation that I ever had with getting a new Mac is the fact that most IM software is still only available for PC. This appears to be slowly changing but I don’t like to be limited in what I can do with my computer.
Now that both systems can be run on the new Mac I think that I’ll indeed choose a Mac.
If the time and the need have come for a new computer, you’re right about considering the advantage you see in the video capabilities of a Mac as the main point in your decision.
And once you’e made the decision, just don’t look back. You stated it just right in your post: “It’s very clear that the kind of computer one uses is not in and of itself the reason for internet marketing success.”
Another great post of yours,
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June 23rd, 2010 at 9:43 pm
Thank you for your supportive comment.
I’ll take your advice and won’t look back once I make the choice. The video capabilities are indeed hugely important.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the chosen tool could make one hugely successful though ?
Hi Vance, as you know, I am using both systems, my desktop comp is a Mac Mini and my laptop is a Windows XP machine. I think the most important thing to remember is that computers are tools. And like any other tools they have to be selected for the task. If somebody asks me which one is better, I always ask them to make a list of what they do with their computer and what application they need. Whilst a lot of applications are available for both, some are platform specific. I am not a big fan of using Windows software on a Mac, but that might just be me. Another point to consider is that a lot of freeware apps are only available for PCs. I had a heck of a time to find a replacement for a very specific image editing tool I need for the MAC. But said all this, I would never go back to “Windows only”, the time I save not having to maintain a fragile operating system like windows is remarkable, SY
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June 26th, 2010 at 7:15 pm
It sounds like you are speaking my mind. I too have been using both systems and while the Windows XP on a lap top is still working quite well the laptop processor is not good enough for some new stuff like the HD camera and a DVD course that I have yet to watch when I have a good enough machine for it. My Mac is 7 years old and its processor is even more obsolete and cannot handle more than just the HD camera and the DVD course.
Having both PC and Mac is probably the best solution but buying two new computers is just too much for me especially when it seems that one can do the job of both now and that is the new Mac. I’m still searching to get all the answers I can to make the right choice.
The ease of use which Mac provides is kind of addictive and it is very hard to go back to PC completely after using a Mac extensively.
Is there anything on this subject we don’t agree on? Maybe using Windows software on Mac. I have not been able to do that yet but am very tempted to try it.
Thanks for the comment.
Windows PC has always been the king on software, theres pretty much an app for every single thing you need to do, and its 2x cheaper than all macs. Apple has never justified its price based on system specs and software capabilities, thats why you ONLY see video editing proffessionals using MAC software.
While its true that Apple makes something with a single goal, and it does it flawlessly, it doesnt give the consumer the freedom that is almost necessary for proper use. Apple. in my eyes have always been a dictator company, that only allows you to do what they WANT you to do.
For the general consumer PC and other professionals it has always been pc, and it will remain that way for SEO and internet marketers for a long time.
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June 24th, 2010 at 4:57 pm
Thanks for visiting and commenting. Welcome to my blog.
You are right as far as the available software, PC is kind of a king there. I think that as far as being dictatorial, almost every company tends to be that way if they can pull it off.
Mac prices came down quite a bit compared to 5 years ago. To be fair, Mac comes with more things included when one buys it.
PC is still considerably cheaper but doesn’t come exactly loaded with everything. You need to pay extra for many applications.
PC lost a lot of ground to Mac in the last couple of years but now with Windows 7 it will likely hold it. The two systems seem to be on the converging path and perhaps one day will merge.
Both have some special merits so I don’t feel that one should hate one over the other.
Internet marketing is very useful for business. I am working on a Mac since I started internet marketing. It is easily working with video and records my all videos using camera. So, according to me Mac is best for internet marketers. I think you will only use Mac.
July 5th, 2010 at 4:10 pm
Yours must be the first clear vote for Mac. If you meant that I’ll use only Mac for internet marketing because I’ll purchase the new Mac and use both Windows PC and Apple Mac on it you may be right but I haven’t decided yet. If you meant that I’ll only use Mac without Windows then you are mistaken. There is just too much software that is made only for Windows that I’ll have to use Windows as well in order to be able to take advantage of it.
I appreciate your comment. Thank you.
The last time I used an Apple based system was two or three years ago and I’m glad that this time is over. Windows might have many issues, but I still believe that it is better and using it is a lot simpler. As I see things, it will be very hard for Apple to catch up with Windows.
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June 25th, 2010 at 9:28 am
I wonder if you had been using PC for a long time and got used to it and then tried Mac and found it lacking or if you couldn’t use some applications on it that you were used to from PC and needed to use.
As I pointed out in the post a lot of applications and software made only for PC don’t work on the Mac system. This used to be the case most definitely with the older Macs. The new Macs can run Windows PC now just like the PC themselves but have to be rebooted to switch to the Windows PC mode.
If you are used to the PC operating system you may find it simpler to use than Mac. However, for most people Mac is way simpler and easier to use.
You are right that in shear numbers of users Apple may never catch up with Windows. It least it looks that way now.
For me the number of users is not necessarily the deciding factor.
If you are convinced that PC is better for you then of course you should stick with it.
Because I have to choose soon and have used both systems with satisfaction I’m exploring the possibilities without any bias.
The purpose of my post is not to convince anyone to switch either way but to explore the possible choices.
Thank you very much for voicing your opinion.
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June 28th, 2010 at 10:00 am
I believe that everything is a matter of taste. Some like Apple, some like Windows and that can’t be changed. Another problem I see is that when you get used to using something, changing that habit is very hard. So maybe Apple on its own isn’t bad. It is just that after so many years of using Windows the differences in the way both platforms function takes its toll.
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June 28th, 2010 at 10:24 am
It’s a matter of taste and taste can change too if one is open to it. Changing habits that have been entrenched for years is very hard.
But it can be done too if one is really wanting to do it. Both Windows and Apple are good and either of them has areas where it is better than the other. For those who have used both it is easy to accept them for their strengths, acknowledge the weaknesses and avoid knocking either system.
I guess that it’s normal for people to take sides and to love one system over the other. I think that what is important to keep in mind is that both systems are tools to be used and choosing one over the other for a particular job should be natural if we have the choice.
If we don’t then we use what we have. To repeat what I wrote in the post in another way, the skills of the person using the tool are much more important than the tool itself. Any tool can be useless if one doesn’t know how to use it.
Thanks for your input, I really appreciate it.
Thanks for such an indepth post!
I currently have a pc but dream of owning a mac, they are just so cool, not a great reason to want one I know, but I love all things techy.
They are just a bit out of my price range right now.
I was not aware you could switch operating systems on the mac that’s pretty cool, I thought I would have to have a mac and a pc lol.
The videos were really good too, very clear, that guy knows his stuff.
Have you decided which you will opt for, new pc or a mac?
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June 25th, 2010 at 9:45 am
I’m glad the post was in depth enough for you. It’s not always that easy to give the right amount of information in a post.
I felt like the post was getting almost too long and yet it didn’t seem to have enough info in it. But they say one shouldn’t attempt to give all the possible information in one post.
I wish I could know all there is to know on the subject. I did my best to research it though and to draw on my experience with both Mac and PC. The PC I have is several years younger than the Mac so I had to go out to update my information to be able to give as equal an assessment of both as possible.
The switching of operating systems is now possible on the Mac which wasn’t the case in the past and certainly not with my old Mac. Until recently I too believed that in order to be able to take advantage of both systems I’d have to buy both a PC and a Mac.
I have not yet fully decided which system I’m going to buy although right now I’m leaning towards getting a Mac.
I’m still doing some more research and talking to friends to make sure that what I’ll get will be the best fit for me and what I want to do with it.
The comments on this post will also help me to make the choice.
Thanks for commenting and I look forward to reading your future comments.
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July 5th, 2010 at 4:22 pm
Thank you for subscribing and for the nice comment. I’m glad you like my blog. I went over to your site but it appears to be only in German. If you have some parts that are in English please let me know. Since you are selling software you may want to link to my blog, especially this post. Your readers may want to read it and this discussion.
As you read my blog through the RSS feed, don’t forget to visit once in a while to post your comments.
Good information. I have got to express though that in terms of operating systems, I am still old school and usually stay with ones that have had the bugs worked out for a year or so, how about you?
July 5th, 2010 at 3:59 pm
Glad you liked it. As far as waiting for one year till the bugs of a new system are worked out I think it may be too long a wait. By that time another new system may be out. I prefer to wait perhaps two or three months tops.
Thanks for the comment.
Very controversial subject here. I’ve been a PC user for ever and would never consider switching to a Mac. There’s just too much software that works on a PC and not on a Mac. That alone is reason enough for me. Now I’m not saying that a PC is better because I’ve never used a Mac so I can’t compare the two.
As far as for Internet Marketing goes I guess it depends on who you are. I know the Mac will handle graphics and video better than a PC but is it really that much better where someone like myself is ever going to notice it. I do make my own videos with Camtasia and I do all of my graphics using CS4 but I’m no expert at either one. For this reason I believe a PC is most suitable for me.
Now if you’re a professional Graphic Designer of you’re making professional videos that may be another story. In both these cases I think a Mac is preferred.
I’m not quite ready for a computer upgrade yet but when I am it will most likely be a PC. But I must admit after reading your post I would at least consider a Mac that also runs Windows so I could have the best of both worlds. I would have to do a lot of research on this before I did this though. One thing that would have to happen first is that Mac would have to come down in their price more and be competitive with PC’s.
Great post Vance. You’ve given me something to think about.
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July 4th, 2010 at 4:13 pm
It is quite a controversial subject for most people but so far all the comments are very constructive including yours. Thank you for commenting.
It is true that before I found out about the new Mac and their Boot Camp I was almost intent on getting a PC exactly because a lot of software is still made only for Windows.
Having nothing against either system but knowing some of the good parts of Mac I wanted, if possible, to get the two in one.
And then came my quest to really find out if it’s indeed possible.
If your system is still working as you need it to you are wise to not enter into the market. Things are changing so fast that it’s best to squeeze the last drop of life of every computer before considering the purchase of a new one.
When you need a new machine things may be different again and thus doing a proper research at that time will be very good indeed.
I’m glad that my post made you think at least a bit on this subject and I hope that when the time comes for you to get a new computer you’ll be better armed to make a choice.
The concept of switching OS between two systems, Mac and PC, can only be done technically using an emulator wherein either system has to be installed with a software to change functionality. It’s quite unique in some sense but I don’t trust emulators and if you can check some of their websites, it’s hardly even trustworthy. Some emulation software are expensive to say the least and I have never attempted using one. It’s your call anyway. But for choosing a new computer, write down all your requirements and check which ones has the most without compromising functionality and budget if you also tend to consider that idea. Just my two cents.
June 29th, 2010 at 3:52 pm
Welcome to my blog and thanks for the comment. Switching between two systems sounds complicated and perhaps it is. I’m no expert in this area and all I want is functionality that is not in any way compromised. Since Mac OS can’t do everything that Windows PC OS can and the other way around, I think that being able to switch between them on the same computer is the best of both worlds.
The real test will be trying it for myself if I decide to go that way. While the budget is always a big concern one needs to be able to see the real value and not just the amount of dollars. I wish I could be the perfect judge in all of these areas. When not all the experts in the field can agree on just about anything it is always a risk making this kind of decision.
No matter which choice I make, I’ll post about the results of the choice after a reasonable amount of time to do the testing and learning.
It will be just my experience and not an authoritative judgment but I think it may help those who like me now will be searching for what is best for them.
You have raised a very good question and my thoughts have indeed have been moving in this direction, particularly noting the really bad experience I had with Vista 3 years ago (an elephant never forgets).
Thanks for your detailed assessment and am pleased to say I was leaning that way too… happy Days!
June 30th, 2010 at 8:40 am
Hey Joe, or is it Wayne?
I’m a bit confused here as to your name and what you want to be called. Welcome to my blog and thanks for commenting.
I’m glad that you find what I wrote useful. Since you are leaning in the same direction I wonder if you have acted on it or will make the move at a future date. I’d like to know how things are working if you have acted and got the Mac. I’ll be making a move soon, most likely within a couple of weeks. I hope to get the best system for what I’m doing and would like it to work out beautifully. Something that one always strives for without any guarantee of success.
Happy Days and Best Wishes to you. Visit again soon and let me know how you’re doing.
I prefer Windows myself and have never had any problems. I know a lot of IM softwares are only compatible with Windows PC’s, it’s the same with a lot of software though.
I’m sorry I’ve not been over here much lately, I’ve been having to use my time wisely, which means not being able to visit all the blogs as much as I used to.
I’m sure I’ll get things straightened out eventually if I just keep plugging away it.
We still need to have a chat sometime but with me being behind on things it might have to wait a while longer. But in the meantime if you see my Skype status as “Online” then it means I’m available to chat.
Talk soon mate,
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July 4th, 2010 at 4:00 pm
I just retrieved your comment as Akismet put it in spam. It just goes to show that nothing is perfect even if it is very good.
Thanks for the comment on Windows PC vs Mac. If it works for you then do stick with Windows PC. Why fix it if it ain’t broken.
Yesterday I spent some time talking to a guy who seemed quite knowledgeable about the new Macs. This is a note for you but even more for the previous commentators who commented about the hazards of using any emulation software.
The Boot Camp on Mac is apparently not considered an emulation software. It is not a third party either and it is Apple’s answer to being able to run full Widows on the Mac.
If it is true then it is the answer that I want hear as I’m sure others will too. But without testing it myself I will not advise anybody to go out right now and buy a Mac.
I knew you were busy Paul, so no need to be sorry. When you get things done and are ready for the chat just send me a note over Skype.
Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Very, very interesting Vance, I went through this same process in 2000 and bought an iMac. I wanted to work with Desk Top Publishing and every printing company I knew used Apple Macs.
However, the iMac remains unused and is in my attic at home. (It’s too beautiful to throw away). 😉
I am totally with PCs now. What converted me was price, and this is an issue that you haven’t covered in your post. In 2000 both the hardware and software for PCs was much cheaper. I’m not sure what the situation is today?
However, apart from price, I also discovered that the Apple Mac program I wanted to use, “Quark Xpress” also runs on PCs, so I’m happy with that. This program will probably work better on a Mac, but it’s good enough for me on a PC.
I will be interested to see what you decide upon. I think I will need a new computer in the next 12 months.
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July 1st, 2010 at 9:16 am
Welcome to my blog and thanks for commenting. Your comment is very valuable and interesting because it shows how important it is to consider everything before one makes the purchase. I think that what one needs to do with the computer is the main consideration and of course price is another. I didn’t mention price in my post because it is generally agreed that PC is still cheaper than Mac. However, again it depends what you need to do. From what I read it would seem that the basic Mac has more on it for accomplishing certain tasks than a basic PC but for other tasks PC has what Mac doesn’t.
If a PC has all you need to use it for or you can add it on easily than there’s no reason to pay more for a Mac.
For what I want to be doing I’d ideally need both a Mac and a PC but getting both is the last thing I want to consider because of the cost and also because of less convenience and simplicity.
Vance, I would carefully consider the comments from Amanda about emulation.
In the 1990s I used a British Computer (Acorn) that was similar to Apple Mac as it was excellent with graphics. When PCs started to really take off, I bought a new Acorn that promoted itself as an Acorn AND a PC – It could switch between the two operating systems. Like you, I thought I would get the best of both worlds. – I didn’t, the emulation software was unreliable.
15 years later emulation has no doubt improved, but I still think products are much more reliable when they concentrate on what they are, and not try and pretend to be something else.
I love the look and concept of Macs, but I am a convert to PCs. When you are in business what converted me was all my CUSTOMERS use PCs, so anything I create on a PC will work on THEIR computers without any hassle.
Just my tuppence worth. I will check back to see what you decide. 😉
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July 1st, 2010 at 9:30 am
John I am carefully considering what you, Amanda and everybody is saying. Your experience with Acorn is valid and I will take it into account. 15 years is indeed a long time for things to improve and change dramatically.
I think that you are right in using PC since all your customers use it as well.
In my case I don’t create software or programs where the choice of a system I use would make any difference to anybody else.
I appreciate your input and I hope that you’ll visit and voice your opinion again.
Amanda from Unemployment Office Reply:
July 1st, 2010 at 7:10 pm
I totally agree with John. Though emulators work it’s not for the long haul and spending on something that’s not going to be for the long term is like wasting your resources.
You can have however the trial version but be ready with the long and winding installation instructions since some are really confusing to follow.
But then again, as I believe everyone else would agree, check your motivations and know what you really want. Write them down so you won’t miss any salient points. There’s no need to hurry.
July 1st, 2010 at 11:45 pm
I get your points and I am not in a hurry. I’m considering everything very carefully before I plunge in. The new Mac can use emulators by third parties as in the past but now it has its own answer too. The Boot Camp is said to be able to work with Windows the same way as the Windows PC computers.
Because the Boot Camp hasn’t been around for long, it’s possible that it may be found lacking somewhere. There is always a risk. But should it be found to cause no problems it would be great to use it.
Thank you for adding your thoughts.
What a fabulous post and for me it was just about perfect timing.
Right now I am in the midst of trying to decide what should my new computer be. Unfortunately as I like in a remote Thai village the options available in the nearest cities (about an hours drive away)are nearly all copies! Very cheap but you will always have problems with upgrades etc.
But I have located a dealer in Bangkok who assures me his machines are the real deal – and just yesterday I was tossing up between the Mac and a PC. I was tending towards the Mac simply because of it’s ease of use and fantastic video options but the price is a bit steep for me just now.
Maybe I’ll wait a month or so if my old PC can last that long.
Many thanks Vance for your post – enlightening and extremely useful
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July 2nd, 2010 at 8:23 pm
Welcome and thank you for the comment. I’m glad that you found my post enlightening and extremely useful. I hope that you’ll be able to last at least a month with your old computer and then will buy the right new computer for you. Whether it’s a Mac or a PC I know that it will be much better than whatever old computer you have now.
I’m looking forward to getting a new machine myself and I won’t wait longer than a month either. Whatever you do weigh it carefully because no matter what anybody says it is you who will have to decide and bear the consequences.
It is said that people buy on emotion and justify the purchase with logic. I wish to be different but I’m not so sure that I am any different and therefore I’d rather think long and hard and look into things thoroughly before I take the plunge.
It seems that ultimately the right decision for me will be the one that I feel most comfortable with. I don’t think that all doubt can be removed especially because there are so many people who are the so called experts that are fundamentally divided on the Mac versus PC issue.
I have found only a few reviews that weren’t taking sides which was very refreshing.
Please come back and let me know which computer you decided on.
All the best,
Unless you’re going to do some major producing I’d recommend a Windows pc.
Just get a pc with enough storage and ram.
If price isn’t an issue I’d recommend getting a mac since both OSs can be run.
For me, I’d have one of each. The mac would be use for video, graphic design, music, etc.
My windows would be for general use and would run programs that aren’t available on the mac.
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July 10th, 2010 at 8:56 pm
Thanks for your input. I basically agree with you. Price is always an issue but there is a difference between price and cost. The overall cost can sometimes be higher by the time you get the system to do everything you want even if the price you pay for a number of individual partial solutions is low. What I’m looking for is a system that will enable me to do everything I want to be doing.
MAC has always been known to be user friendly and Windows is still catching up. If you want a user-friendly operating system, go for MAC. However, if you want a bit of setting up to do, then go for Windows.
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July 18th, 2010 at 8:52 am
I agree that Mac is more user friendly than a PC. However, it’s not only about that. The most important thing is whether Mac or PC can do everything you want to be doing. For people who are used to PC and can do everything on it that they need and want there is little reason to buy a Mac. The same applies to Mac users. But sometimes one system can do some things better than the other and therefore for people that need that particular function they are faced with a decision about which system to get next.
Or, like in my case they need a new computer and need to weigh which system will serve them better.
Thanks for the comment.
Thanks for the link to my site, but if you’re going to link a person, can you link to their actual profile. You can find Alex’s profile on my site.
I’m the author of the blog at promotedprofits. Nice article, btw.
August 11th, 2010 at 11:40 pm
I had no Idea that you are the author of promoted profits blog and that it’s your site. I’ve heard Alex say that it was his site and project. Did he sell it to you or you work for him?
I’m glad you liked my article.
I agree that using a Mac seems to be unnecessarily limiting your options and that many pieces of marketing software are only available on a PC. As a result I use a PC exclusively.
I also have to admit that a lesser reason for avoiding Macs is simply all the “fan boys” telling us all how cool they are all the time and I certainly don’t want to have anything to do with them. Frankly, Macs seem to be more about form than function to me.
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August 19th, 2010 at 7:59 am
Welcome. Thank you for the fine comment. The fact that not all software has a version for Mac is indeed a factor that should be seriously considered by those who are thinking of getting a Mac. On the other hand Mac does have some advantages over PC.
The fans of Mac can be kind of fanatical and putting down those who prefer PC bur it seems to go the other way too.
I think that both systems have good and not so good parts. It’s a matter of choice. To me whatever system a person prefers they should be happy about it without putting down those who made a different choice.
I know people who tried both system and one prefers a PC and the other a Mac. It all depends on personality and also what you want to do with the computer.
They are machines to be used and if there is a need one should be comfortable to use both.
Guess that this is one of the discussions that will run and run.
I know that the graphics boys swear by Macs but the price has always put me off and I’ve never found my PC lacking when I work with graphics.
I heard someone say recently that because all the Apple profits are now coming from iPhone / iPod, all the development is going in that direction and not on the Mac – don’t know if that’s true.
Thanks for a good read and food for thought.
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September 25th, 2010 at 8:29 pm
I think that the discussion will last for as long as there are PCs and Macs. I my opinion Apple has enough money to keep developing the Mac and at the same time keep on developing iPhone, iPad and inventing more new great products.
I wouldn’t dream of trying to persuade anyone to switch from using one system for another if what they have and use is doing everything for them that they need.
Thank you for your thoughts on this and I look forward to reading more comments from you.
If you’re planning on doing anything with computer programming go with a PC. Otherwise design and media run much cleaner on a Mac. It’s a personal preference depending on what you are working on… I have both 🙂
October 12th, 2010 at 10:19 am
Good points. I’m not a programmer and don’t intend to be. The graphics and video are said to be much better on a Mac. I know from experience that video is easier and better with Mac. Having both systems is the best solution for those who need them. In the end I’m glad I have a Mac and the PC is there as well on it in Boot Camp for the times I need to use a PC application.
Thanks for the comment.
I am in London UK , I am an internet marketing newbie , great to see this discussion thanks very
much. I have always used and prefer Macs but I do also own a good pc , but its hell if something goes wrong with them . Macs just seem to run smoother. But I need to build sites and the software on offer is as you say mainly for pc, so maybe to run the both on the Mac is the way to go for me, because I am floundering around looking on how to get started in internet marketing on the Mac, any suggestions appreciated.
All the best Vance.
November 16th, 2010 at 11:33 am
Welcome to my blog. If you have both good Mac and a good PC you are set up and can use both computers for Internet marketing. Use your Mac for everything you can since you prefer Mac. Only if there’s no other alternative for a particular software use your PC. If you are just starting you will be hard pressed to find an occasion where you cannot do something on a Mac. I suggest that you think very hard before deciding to use a software for which there is no Mac version or another software that will do the job on a Mac.
But if you are used to a particular PC software already do use it on your PC. I installed Windows PC on my Mac because I wanted to use some PC only software that I was used to. I find that I use it less and less as time passes.
It seems that more and more internet marketers are getting and using Macs.
I hope this helps.
Thanks for commenting and do visit my blog and comment again soon.
All the Best,
Depends how much of the media related tools you will be needed. More video and media, get a MAC. If it isn’t that important, save your money and get a PC. Both make great products just depends what you are more into.
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December 11th, 2010 at 10:50 am
Hi Apple Mac,
I would prefer if you left your name when you comment so I can address you properly.
Your comment makes sense. It’s always nice to read comments on this subject from people who are not biased either way.
The Mac/PC discussion will always live 🙂
I used use a Mac years ago as this was THE platform within the graphic business – in fact you couldn’t get software like PhotoShop in PC versions at that time. Today I find that whether you choose Mac or PC is a matter of taste – some like the mother, other likes the daughter 🙂
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