I’m Jonathan Ayres with Network for Success,
and today we’re going to talk about what is the difference between a PC and a Mac? Well
the main difference is you can see right behind me is that one is white, and one is black.
But actually the difference between these two computers is very important, and fundamental.
On a Macintosh computer, the operating system, that allows everything to work on this computer,
is very carefully contained inside of rigid parameters. And that means that no development
can occur from outside developers, that would cause anything to happen outside of those
parameters, which means that the system protects itself. Where as on a Windows based machine,
like this one over here which is a PC, this computer is open for developers to write different
programs for, or attach mechanical devices to, or anything they want to do. And therefore
there is no control, and we have no regulation over who does what. Consequently if you have
a PC, you’re always going to facing problems of running into viruses, and MowWare, SpyWare,
AdWare, and this computer’s not going to protect you. You’re going to have extra programs that
you buy, in order to protect yourself from those viruses and other bad things infecting
your computer. The Macintosh doesn’t have that problem, and the reason it doesn’t have
that problem is because it’s so tightly regulated, that if anything from the outside tries to
come into that operating system, the operating system recognizes it’s not part of what we
call the core code and it’s going to immediately send a notice up to you as the operator saying,
hey do you want to do this? And then if you say well yes, I do want to do it, secondary,
you’re also going to have to type in your user name, and password in order to allow
this action to occur. And as you can see, nobody in their right mind would say yes I
want to have a virus come on my computer, or yes I’d like to have SpyWare. So there’s
a huge difference between the two, and that aspect. Now, as far as usability goes, both
computers can basically do the same things, but because a Macintosh is so more tightly
controlled, it’s programs are more beautifully written, and because of that, they’re quicker,
and easier to use, they’re more of what we call intuitive, meaning you don’t have to
search forever to find answers, and the help that you receive from the company that produces
them is of a much higher quality. In fact for the last five years running, the Macintosh
company has had the highest levels of support in the industry year, after year, after year.
So those would be major differences between the two computers. Other than that, gosh do
they both do things about as fast? Pretty much so, sometimes the Macintosh is faster,
and sometimes the PC’s faster. But otherwise if you think about the operating system, you
have a much better opportunity to be productive, and be safe when you buy a Macintosh computer.

Computers & Laptops : What Is the Difference Between PC & Mac?
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100 thoughts on “Computers & Laptops : What Is the Difference Between PC & Mac?

  • June 27, 2010 at 9:21 pm
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    @angryher0 Yeah i know what you mean. You just can't compare the two. The only thing that pc is better at is playing games but thats why i have a xbox 360.

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  • July 1, 2010 at 1:54 pm
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    im hopeing to become a mac soon !!! im an ugly pc 🙁

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  • July 5, 2010 at 1:30 am
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    @CelticsFanBoy92 thats from microsoft!

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  • July 5, 2010 at 2:52 am
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    @jmass67 who cares. We're not talking about gaming systems. Microsoft makes good gaming systems. And their computers are good too. Its just mac is better.

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  • July 18, 2010 at 4:21 pm
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    He finished by saying buying a macintosh. BIAS

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  • July 25, 2010 at 10:57 pm
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    and this is why i love pc…cmon look at the pc desktop…all icons,nice wallpaper so cool…and then on the other side look at the mac desktop…empty
    i mean what else should i say…it looks so sad when i see that mac so empty,it makes me sad to watch it like that

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  • August 13, 2010 at 9:14 am
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    if u dont want to get viruses on ur pc download AVG 9.0
    its free
    and btw if u dowload like a idiot from random sites and look at porn 247 ofc u will get viruses
    pc its much better
    mac doesn't have viruses because hackers dont use mac

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  • September 1, 2010 at 6:27 am
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    @Kaylanthedj
    so what u don't need to be sooo precice with everything

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  • September 1, 2010 at 6:27 am
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    @Kaylanthedj
    so what u don't need to be sooo precise with everything

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  • September 9, 2010 at 9:01 am
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    make windows safe dont run as admin 🙂

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  • September 16, 2010 at 4:48 pm
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    The only reason he sounds biased is because Macs are better. =P

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  • September 18, 2010 at 5:34 am
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    @TheUberDeity I dealt with PCs my whole life up until I got a laptop for college, which is a Mac. We had countless problems with our PCs over the years. So far I'm 2 years in with this Mac and the biggest problem I've had was the charger breaking. I just love Macs because they are easy to use. I hop on my parent's desktop running Vista and I wanna pull my hair out because the thing is just a mystery to me. Nothin runs as smoothly as my Mac 🙂 but to each his own.

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  • September 19, 2010 at 3:23 am
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    @TheUberDeity My two year old MacBook runs SC2 on the best settings with no problem whatsoever. It's not even a Macbook pro… game runs just fine.

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  • September 20, 2010 at 5:04 am
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    @TheUberDeity Fair enough, You're probably right. I'll take another look at my settings next time I log on. I'm not going to take the time to make a video of it but you're probably right. I've done next to no research on anything about it, but I just told you that I probably read the settings wrong in the last comment. Congrats. You win the internet.

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  • September 25, 2010 at 6:27 pm
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    @Kaylanthedj Uh, ya thank for pointing that out Captain 'obviously'! It's the most common way to distinguish the two. Mac's a computer, not a software. The softwares are different. There are hundreds of computers that windows runs on. Your not going to name all of them are you?

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  • October 12, 2010 at 12:05 am
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    Mac suck, it is so limited.

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  • October 29, 2010 at 1:40 pm
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    macs suck custom billet pc's rule

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  • November 15, 2010 at 1:48 pm
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    @dbw16d lol have you ever tried it . pc's i suppose for gaming

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  • November 17, 2010 at 8:26 am
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    I can't understand why a lot of insults to Macs and a lot of people who defend pcs or the other way around.
    This guy is an expert and he is saying that the difference is in the OS, which is true and for who doesn't know that, check before say something not so clever.

    I use and like both pcs and Macs, both have strength and weakness.

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  • December 9, 2010 at 3:21 am
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    @DickKnowsBest nice response, capslock for cruise control and no proof to back up your statement? you're quite a success!

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  • December 9, 2010 at 3:22 am
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    @Bibazavr all mac users I know don't have any antivirus softwares running xD

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  • December 9, 2010 at 5:50 am
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    @TetrisChemisttt You need like 1 minute to install it. And mac user pay for that at least +600 dollars – Doesnt sound cool 🙂

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  • December 9, 2010 at 7:21 pm
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    @DickKnowsBest hey that was cooli will tell allmy friends PC PIEACE OF CRAP COOL MAN

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  • December 9, 2010 at 7:39 pm
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    @Bibazavr exactly, I use malwarebytes and another free antivirus, pretty useful, even though I could buy malware bytes for a small fee(I think it may only be like $50 once or something for web scanning and other things), but a good amount more features

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  • December 9, 2010 at 8:09 pm
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    @TetrisChemisttt Erm, what? Never payed for software in 15 years of PC usage.
    I mean really. Why pay if you can download and crack it?
    Im using NOD32, taking activation codes from the internet. Just google it. Its free.

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  • December 13, 2010 at 12:53 pm
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    Is this an explanation of the difference or a simple ad for mac?

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  • December 15, 2010 at 1:16 pm
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    @boneshred
    i agree with u!! Beside most virus is .exe which only "PC" can run

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  • December 30, 2010 at 12:31 am
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    So Mac is kind of a prison?

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  • January 13, 2011 at 10:19 pm
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    @davidhamann0606 David. please correct yourself…. 12% of boring movies and 5 minute videos are made on Macs* 😀 the rest use Sony vegas pro, fraps etc…

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  • January 16, 2011 at 10:05 pm
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    yehhh yehhhh yeh

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  • January 16, 2011 at 10:05 pm
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    yup i have a mac video:

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  • March 1, 2011 at 9:37 am
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    0:22 Kaspersky tells you about something , virus ?

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  • March 1, 2011 at 9:51 am
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    @PokePackOpener14 I agree with u at some points but the price tag isn't that bad , i have a one of those turbocharged Imacs and its super super fast. my uncle got some acer predator computer he spent more tan me and hes pc is much slower than my mac. also he had to install a lot of thing where i had everything ready to use. so IMACs really aren't that bad they keep on getting better and better and if i find a program that isn't compatible with OSX i can use windows installed on boot camp

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  • March 10, 2011 at 3:09 pm
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    @richyrik1 yes

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  • March 22, 2011 at 4:44 am
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    Most misinformed, biased video ever.

    – Mac has NO flexibility and is only good for gullible, new users.
    – 99% of software is designed for Windows
    – Viruses: Mac has 5% of the market to Windows 92% and let's face it, who wants to steal things from unemployed hipsters typing all day on Macs in Starbucks hoping people see them
    – A PC will always cost 30-50% less than Macs
    – If you had a 50% markup on product purely because of a brand name you WOULD offer better support

    Mac's suck. That's it.

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  • March 25, 2011 at 7:30 am
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    @michaeltbear I said the same thing until i bought one and used it ,dont wanna go back to windows ,i own a windows desktop and laptop but i stay on my Macs 98% of the time.

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  • April 7, 2011 at 3:19 am
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    @MichaelJacksonwithJ5 Why the hell would you want to run hackintosh, the main reason you run windows on a mac is to use the wider range of hardware/software.

    But anyway, the main reason you can't run your mac on a windows PC is because mac doesnt want you to.

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  • April 19, 2011 at 6:50 pm
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    I've watched probably ten of the videos that this guy is in. And with each video, I get angrier and angrier at the things he says. It's people like him that make me hate Macs.

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  • April 22, 2011 at 6:53 pm
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    Given the age of this video, I'm willing to agree with some of what is said by the presenter, but his analysis is too simplistic. The reason Macs don't have as many viruses is because it's not the best platform to spread viruses on. As it's popularity grows, so will the number of viruses written for OS X. I would agree that Mac's kernel is tightly written, but anyone can write code for it. Its not tightly controlled and anyone with the drive to find a vulnerability in OS X will find it.

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  • April 22, 2011 at 7:05 pm
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    @michaeltbear
    – Your right, Mac is good for new users. Windows is bad for new users.
    – 99% of software USED to be written for Windows
    – A PC will always cost less than a Mac because you're getting less computer than a Mac
    – If a PC had 50% mark up on it, perhaps you'd have support for it in North America
    – Perhaps Macs suck, but they suck less than Windows
    – Last word: "Zune"

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  • May 1, 2011 at 10:07 pm
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    Mac computers rule this guy on the video is arrogant, Macs are better but in general all computers do the same thing, Mac,s are just smother and easer to use. Microsoft or should I say ripoff-soft try's to make there OS look and feel like a Mac all the time since the days of the Lisa computer long live Steve Jobs he is the true innovator and if it was not for him and xerox park we would not have the personal computer as we know it today .

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  • May 18, 2011 at 7:31 pm
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    My win7 running Dell XPS15, 5 months, old, has NEVER crashed and i have an antivirus on it, i have no problems with it.

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  • May 18, 2011 at 7:31 pm
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    My win7 running Dell XPS15, 5 months, old, has NEVER crashed and i have an antivirus on it, i have no problems with it. This old man is kinda dumb….paid off?

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  • June 27, 2011 at 3:08 am
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    Macs DO NOT protect themselves. Macs just have less viruses because Windows is dominant at the moment. Why make viruses for a computer less people use? They wanna catch more bait, so they make one for Windows. In the end though, viruses are stupid.

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  • June 30, 2011 at 5:09 pm
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    This old man has absolutely no idea what he's talking about. But who really cares.

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  • July 3, 2011 at 5:23 am
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    @Walter877 Yes… but the Apple O.S is Epic

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  • July 5, 2011 at 11:04 pm
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    @MrPooky9 no its true it is 99% =p

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  • July 6, 2011 at 3:59 pm
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    @animefreak873 lol it's not true, their is alot of software made for mac 😛

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  • July 26, 2011 at 4:13 am
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    It's easier to upgrade the parts of a pc but macs are just easier to use
    But apple realizes that windows is a better operating system as they have boot camp

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  • July 27, 2011 at 10:32 pm
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    One is white, one is black lol

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  • August 3, 2011 at 6:39 am
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    From the beginning statement, this sounds more like a race issue.

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  • August 4, 2011 at 12:21 am
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    why can u get virus on a pc but not on a mac?
    because viruses come in software and there is no software for mac lol

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  • September 4, 2011 at 1:43 pm
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    After a minute of this video, you can tell this video is biased.

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  • February 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm
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    As long as you don't look for porn on questionable sites you should be fine.

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  • April 1, 2012 at 4:48 am
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    So many Windows Fanboys

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  • April 4, 2012 at 2:50 am
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    So true! I mean only unemployed people can afford macs..

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  • April 17, 2012 at 9:02 pm
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    Speak the truth brother!

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  • May 6, 2012 at 2:24 am
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    This is easily the most biased, misinformed, man I have ever seen. He never talked about the "major differences" at all!

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  • July 5, 2012 at 5:28 pm
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    well everybody beleives U! NOT!!!

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  • July 8, 2012 at 7:22 am
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    Still has not crashed 🙂

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  • July 12, 2012 at 12:22 pm
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    This video is a huge piece of biased, stupid and utterly misinformed horseshit. He pretty much said that "Macs are better because they don't get viruses, this is due to the fact that they have Shit-all applications that actually run on it, a much smaller user base for Virus writers to target, and that somehow makes them the better computer"

    Seriously? Where the fuck does this guy get his "Expetise" from, the correspondence college of Uganda perhaps?

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  • July 16, 2012 at 10:00 am
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    Unfortunately, this is directed toward the average consumer, thus he's dumbing it down and trying to use his Mac bias towards his advantage. While it can be true with all of the potential malicious software for Windows based PCs, Macs are slightly susceptible to issues like that as well, just in lesser volumes. PC hardware is generally cheaper and Apple hardware more expensive, but it's the opposite for software. Generally, if you know what you're doing, then you'll never have Windows issues.

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  • July 16, 2012 at 10:08 am
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    That's not necessarily true, Windows 8 Professional cost $39.99 to upgrade without the rebates and discounts. And, while you won't generally have as many issues with the Mac OS because of its strong roots in UNIX, if you know what you're doing on Windows then you won't have any issues either. This video is more directed to basic computer users and average consumers because it does seem slightly misinformed and extremely biased.

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  • August 8, 2012 at 3:13 am
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    Okay, firstly, PC's are not made out of plastic, they have a rubber coating to prevent electricity shocks and for comfort, covering the metal underneath. If your Mac short circuits ZAP BANG Burnt flesh smell.

    Secondly, if you have high volume workloads, then you would want a WIndows PC with better and more powerful components, if you actually knew computers, you would know this.

    I am a computer support worker at a household name brand, I know my stuff

    Final note, get a PC, MacFag

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  • October 7, 2012 at 5:09 pm
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    Wait til tomorrow…

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  • November 13, 2012 at 6:49 am
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    This man is has apple playing with his go nadds he is so stupid when it comes to computers……

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  • December 23, 2012 at 9:55 pm
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    At least you could afford a doctor if you bought a PC.

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  • January 12, 2013 at 1:45 am
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    PC users, you dont have to always buy anti virus programs… Windows microsoft security essentials is really great, i cant believe its free. It has saved me many times from crap. Also, malwarebytes is free and it catches many things that windows microsoft sec. doesn't catch. my computer runs like a beast and i have downloaded over 2 terrabytes of programs, music, and files. So trust me when i say they are great programs.

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  • February 5, 2013 at 4:25 am
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    Another difference… macs are a lot more expensive

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  • March 3, 2013 at 11:44 pm
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    Just because you don't have viruses doesn't mean other people can't get them

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  • March 16, 2013 at 10:42 am
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    Wow, this guy must work for Apple. There are a lot more differences between the two brands!

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  • April 7, 2013 at 2:52 am
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    gay sigh

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  • April 7, 2013 at 2:52 am
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    0:41

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  • April 15, 2013 at 12:10 pm
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    i don't own a Mac or anything, but i'm just saying this coz i heard the old man and based on facts, but in Mac you don't have to buy antivirus to protect your computer which cost money, unlike in PC where you have to spend additional money to protect it

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  • May 6, 2013 at 12:58 am
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    A Mac is a PC, period. They use the same hardware, and push the same specs. You don't call Ubuntu machines anything other than the ambiguous 'PC' and 'computer'. I can build a 'Mac' out of the same things I make a windows machine, and it will preform vastly superior to anything Apple releases, and probably cost half as much. gtfo crapple hipsters.

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  • May 20, 2013 at 11:01 am
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    Completely False, Once those stupid macs get more popular, there will be viruses made that will just lag on your mac system without your permission. So this is all crap. Pc's are better nuff said.

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  • May 21, 2013 at 11:30 pm
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    CRAPINTOSH

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  • June 15, 2013 at 11:47 am
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    Having used Macs at University for 4 years and being a dedicated PC owner I think Macs are way over-rated. We used to turn up at class and struggle to get a computer station because half the Macs were sat there broken down. I attended two different Uni's and it was the same at both. Not sold on them at all. To me they are not a good all rounder, and are meant for professional use running the same app everyday.

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  • June 15, 2013 at 10:29 pm
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    Simple Explanation. Macs are overrated, underpowered pieces of metal. PC's rule.

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  • June 24, 2013 at 5:28 am
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    Care to explain why my 2002 Pc has not gotten any viruses and with no protection?

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  • August 16, 2013 at 10:44 am
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    This guy should get sacked. Watched all his videos. and all he goes on about is PCs are crap. When actually Macs are crap ones. Look at: youtube . com / watch?v=QAxkt8qjPds

    Remove Spaces

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  • August 30, 2013 at 1:34 am
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    ahhhh thats the computer im getting bext week

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  • September 10, 2013 at 11:33 pm
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    I want a Mac

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  • November 6, 2013 at 11:50 pm
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    I want a Mac so bad! PC windows suck

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  • November 22, 2013 at 7:59 pm
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    mac sucks

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  • December 1, 2013 at 6:37 pm
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    not a comment, but a question. Do you know What Brand Laptop has an Intel processor with a discreet card, graphics card? I found AMD Processors but does Intel have it? windows 7 preferred.

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  • December 27, 2013 at 7:07 pm
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    mac linux ubuntu unix is same shit so windows is diferent so thats why windows geting more viruses why because nobody wants to create virus for linux but if they create this means that virus will work on mac on linux on ubuntu and on unix but not on windows so thats why mac is safer but not original os.

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  • February 3, 2014 at 9:06 pm
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    They are both PC's you stupid old fucker.

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  • April 7, 2014 at 9:33 am
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    well Mr foreign object 
    this guy is not an old fuckker!!
    jesus he is just explaining the truth on how awsome a mac is comapred to the rest of the p.cs'on the market

    NO VIRUSES 😀

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  • April 7, 2014 at 10:19 pm
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    ????

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  • April 10, 2014 at 7:14 pm
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    Clever guy

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  • August 1, 2014 at 5:32 am
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    is an alien ware a mac

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  • January 31, 2015 at 7:17 pm
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    Ok I will go easy being that this was uploaded A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far Far Away. PC has indeed Evolved since 2008 and has tightened up significantly on the Security Protocols. So to put it simply PC is for those who already have a good knowledge of computer tech and know what they are doing and MAC, with all do respect, is for those who do not have as much knowledge and expect that computer to baby feed them. – Have  A Nice Day 

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  • March 9, 2015 at 7:37 am
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    And yet they have anti virus software for a mac plus I haven't had a virus in over 8 years and anti virus is free.

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  • October 15, 2015 at 5:16 am
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    but isnt a PC just a personal computer? and isn't Mac just a kind of pc?

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  • December 4, 2016 at 11:16 pm
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    Was he paid by Apple to talk this! Malware do not say " I AM A MALWARE DO NOT PROCEED!!"

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  • December 19, 2016 at 4:09 am
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    He hit the space bar like no one noticed 😂

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  • April 23, 2018 at 1:38 pm
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    Herdesh Kushwah

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  • January 7, 2019 at 3:59 pm
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    Why is this in my recommendations from 11 years ago

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