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Wall of Fame - Mac Vs PC

over 4 years ago

This week Suzi and Jason pitch two of the most iconic Gadgets ever featured on the wall of fame - The Mac Vs The PC, but which will Jon choose?

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gadget-wizard

what was the game on the pc with the gun

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Zachaery

Where's Ubuntu?

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Fri13

Where is the Ubuntu? It is just a distribution of the Linux OS (= Linux kernel by it's other name). So do not ask where is the Ubuntu, but where is the Linux. But truth is, the Linux did not even born until 1991 and is just a OS when the PC is/was the IBM's personal computer with MS manufactured operating system and Macintosh is a Apple's personal computer with their OS.

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Bartsimpsonhead

So Windows winning is based on the fact that more people in the world use it, rather than it's actually any good or pushes technology forward? Get real!

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kevin wall

hello i have been a pc user and now a mac user (power mac) just a few points why did the team not point out that intel macs can also run windows (may be you could test this) rather than so many challenge,s why not be a little more informative about the products you test. why not give people more information about the pc and mac as quite a lot of people don,t know about macs and if they do they think they are very expensive which is true but at the end of the day you get what you pay for.I for one would like to see a test between a mac and pc and a how well a mac could run windows, you would have two computers in one!!.

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ooh.want.one.

The fact Windows trains sales staff (in the US) to say how bad the other choices are will mean they will sell more and most sales staff in the UK know little about the other choices. They also cause a lot of the compatibility issues because they want want is best for them(Windows) not the user. You need to get a Anti virus why? Is slow to boot up and shut down! (not sure about Macs) You have to shut down/restart to install programs and updates(pain because of above). I got on with Windows to a point but then i tried Ubuntu which was ok you do have to enable dvd playback by ticking a box and couple of other things but there was more then enough help on-line. But then i tried Mint 7 Easy Fast Free. I'm a (Mint) PC!

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Harry-Latour

PC or Mac?? well as any computer whizz will tell you Macs are always ahead with everything and PCs just follow behind i could bore you all for hours.........but ..just because something is the biggest seller does not make it the best.Let me just say to you all,,,,Morris Marina or Audi????? Harry-Latour

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James Mellor

Hi guys. Mac should have won! I mean, look at the wall of fame. It's about a gadget you really want, not something that's common. Macs are beautiful, and define a great gadget! PCs may be the most common, but Macs are so much better. Once you get a Mac, you'll probably not go back to a PC for general use again. It's the same with an iPod - once you've had one, you'll never go back to any other MP3 player. Also - Where is Linux in this equation?

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Antony

I think that Linux should be included somewhere in here. Suzie said incorrectly that PCs run Microsoft OSs, whereas actually a large number run the better, open-source Linux OS. I would like to see Linux get at least a mention on the gadget show.

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gaget man

pc or mac will pc's are beter for games and stuf. but mac's are beter looking and easy to get to some things but not all things are beter like dowloding speed.

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Gurvinder Singh Riyait

the game with the gun was unreal tournament 2004. Linux is rubbish that is why they missed it out and john should have chose the MAC(Macintosh Amazing Computer). they dont get viruses, it never crashes, it can run windows, its hardware and software is both made by apple, its media is good, you can run ms office, it is easy to use and user friendly, there is 1 version of mac OS X which comes with everything you need and its a MAC made by APPLE (Amazing Phone Pod Le computer Establishment.

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Gurvinder Singh Riyait

as a mac user myself i think linux is rubbish, windows 7 and express are alright and mac OS X is the best

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RichardUK

OK, my respect for Gadget Show's intelligence and opinion is through the floor, Mac is amazing, Windows only sells more because they copied Mac, so "Windows represents modern computers" should be "copies of Mac (therefore Mac) represents modern computers". Listen... PCs clingers about how the video says about the first mouse, GUI, without Windows copying Mac, Windows would be a big set of menus, there was a court case, MS won only because the world had PCs and there would have been problems to end MS. The excuses about software compatibility and the worldwide, common, familiar nature, are just a result of the Windows' copying. Jon, look at which is actually THE BEST, and more value for money IN ITSELF. Go compare a Mac Mini (not with Apple display) cost with 1 or 2 similar spec PCs, anti virus, ott office cost over 5 years, Mac comes out cheaper. And it's better anyway!

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Clive

let the pc win us mac users can send any file to a pc, its the pc users that have trouble sending files to us let the pc users suffer the viruses us mac users can quietly enjoy our mac's and laugh at the pc users and we can laugh as the number of mac users increases due to the iphone. remember, mac, pc and linux are all now built on unix so the real winner is unix and unfortunately modern macs are basically expensive and whizzy pcs with the same processor and kernel. my older G5 is vastly more powerful faster and more stable than the modern macs and yet it is no longer supported by apple. ho hum conclusions users use pc's builders use mac's techi's use linux they are all unix they pretty much all use the same architecture they are pretty much all the same speed the masses will always suffer from viruses and the one that wins over all is unix :-)

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Tom_F_C

so the pc came first so what so did the dinosaurs and they were a failure too. With out mac the pc wouldn't be the same. what compatibility problems, iworks is now compatible with MS office. without a mouse most games couldn't be played. Apple is more expensive but your paying for the future. You don't need the huge range of software because all of apples software does what you want. So not all games work on them but ,EA especially, are adding to the mac gaming library with the sims3 and spore. PC's become worthless in a matter of months. Were as macs can take years to decades. there are more than 6 million viruses and hardly any Mac viruses most mac users never get a virus. In conclusion PCs are virus ridden, crashing, outdated piles of rubbish. It is worth spending money to have an OS that doesn't crash, does what you want and you don't have to go threw a million menus to do it. The Mac is the Clear winner!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ooh.want.one.

Gurvinder Singh Riyait "Linux is rubbish","they dont get viruses, it never crashes" I use Linux Mint with no viruses or crashes and i can change it to my liking. Unlike Windows and OS X and as for MS Office why? Copying? they all copy each other. Oh and the best bit "it can run windows" LOL.

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jiposton

I agree with bartsimpsonhead. Mac is better, more innovative and actually knows what design is! Apple invented the mouse, the GUI and Personal computers with style and easy use! Should have won. Sorry John.

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Aldo Nogueira

This discussion seems to be in the wrong decade. These days we have more Linux users than Mac and Windows is losing adopters everyday. Both Mac and Windows have lots of concepts taken from Linux desktops, for example, multiple desktops. They even have free software inside, with the difference that Apple contributes back to free world and Microsoft don't. But more important that all this discussion is that Ubuntu Linux, for example, is just as easy to use than a Mac for most people. Give a Dell with Ubuntu preinstalled to your grandma to see what I mean. You can try it for free at http://www.ubuntu.com.

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Harry-Latour

Innovation in computers is not just about inventing things it is also about making connections between totally disparate techie interfaces.So,,,,,while PC userers were still entering line commands,Mac users were already just clicking on an icon and entering their chosen application,,but all courtesy of Xerox!! And that is what makes Mac such a great company,,,,seeing that icon driven Xerox and making that fantastic (then) connection!!! If Microcrap were that good why did not they make that connection of useability for home computers???? Harry Latour

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Gurvinder Singh Riyait

I used to use linux mint 7 on my windows vista pc. It came withfirefox which is rubbish and open office. i then deleted it. i have now installed windows 7 on my imac. i only use win 7 for pc applications. Have you ever tried a mac properly 'ooh i want one'

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Leopard_Pagan

FAO: gaget man.. download speeds are governed by your phone line and ISP.. not your computer! ALSO, i disagree with Suzy Perry on file format issues. i have been a Mac user since OS8 (classic) and i have never had an issue with sharing files with a PC.. file formats are so generic now that its not worth mentioning. PS Macs are more than a fashion accessory!

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Harry Latour

As Microsoft are now stopping production of the Zune,last comment on this strand will be,,,,,,,,,''hey quys,anyone want the last Zune???? and everyone replies,,,,,,,,''we did'nt even want the first''!!! Harry Latour

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Boiling

Mac should have one! PC's are just rubbish this debate was just a joke! They seriously need to reconsider!

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Harry-Latour

Regarding your 'fashion accessory'' comment (Leopard Pagen) the Mac abuse is even worse in America,the Verizon network were so miffed that ATnT got the Iphone that the latest Verizon TV ad suggests that Iphone users are using a gay device!!!! Read it on Mac news. Harry Latour

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Narukyomo

What??? I thought a Mac could win :( but oh well, but if u ask me, the Mac is more for stylish than a PC. I used to have a PC but I only used it for games, until it broke down. But the Mac we've had for years is still running. But I wish I could download GOOD games for Mac.

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RichardUK

Surely they should change it!

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80sGuy

I'm a dedicated Mac user, but to be fair, the compatibility issues are no longer a problem with the addition to the Mac platform in the form of boot camp. I too think the Mac should have won becuase it just works... Good show guys... can't wait for tonights episode...

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Stuart Gordon

Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong - Mr Bentley, you are completely full of wrongosity. You could not be more wrong if you went to the University of Wrongness and got a First class degree in being wrong. I suppose you would choose McDonalds as the best restaurant because of it's massive sales? Surely innovation, quality, design, ease of use, etc etc etc etc are far more valuable than box shifting ... Your bad.

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Ari Cooper Davis

How can you claim that pc is better than mac because more people use it! Anyway - you can run PC on mac! Cmon people!

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John Coles

Sorry why did PC win? Oh yes because they are the most used not the most popular. Macs are the better and anyone who values their computer would agree.

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Dave

Mac's:overpriced, overhyped rubbish. Mac users: Pretentious, arty, trendy idiots. Oh ya, it might not run as many apps, but it's great for graphic design and I'm currently writing my next novel on it. Man, my Mac and me are so deep together!

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Anonymous

Well. Feir enough...I really want the Apple MacBook Pro for Christmas (which my mum said Im going to get in 3 years). But yeah I think that PC deserves to win.

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djd

I think you all were watching a different review, the main points were that PC's are upgradable with parts available from many different manufacturers, when technology advances you just need to replace the outdated part unlike a MAC where you would need a whole new Computer i think that's why it won, it wasn't a competition between operating systems just the format.

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Ryan Nicholson

sorry but the mac should have won hands down. I was so fed up of the crap windows gave me I stopped using it all together in Jan 2007, now anytime I go to college I always, ALWAYS have my MacBook with me, this xmas though I'm upgrading to a macbook pro one epic machine.

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Archie

Anyone should be able to see that a pc as a whole is better than a mac. And if you don't believe me ask yourself this: Why does nearly Every pc ship with Windows? Why, when IBM asked Microsoft to design a system to run on their pc, did they not ask Apple? And apple actually made O.S and Computers BEFORE Microsoft did, so why is the PC more popular? (And if you don't think Apple did make computers first, the first ever Microsoft product was Olympic Decathlon for the APPLE II COMPUTER !)

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Themachater

Hey Pc rules! I'm getting a new one this xmas! and a DSI XL!

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Anonymous

PC: stands for personal computer ..... a mac is also a personal computer! Dont call them PCs call them call them PCs with windows os and PCs with mac os because you could buy a HP for example and use the mac os on it.

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Anonymous

Well if PCs are better, then how come Apple are now the worlds most valuable company? The only reason people buy a PC is because they can't afford a Mac or haven't heard of one. And another thing, even once you have bought your PC you still have to buy some sort of Internet Security, if you want to use it your PC for more than a year. and please don't say 'how come there are no touchscreen macs?' because Apple did actually try putting it in there MacBookAir but they found out that it was more comfortable to have it on the trackpad, and i am writing this on my iMac now and i can do so much more with my wireless Magic Trackpad than you can on a pathetic windows mouse when you can still get a mouse for the Mac(called Magic Mouse) and that is twice as good as any PC mouse

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charlieboy31

mac is better becos it don't get all the viruses and unneedid programs wich is on pc and u can run windows on them now and the creator af apple has died :-(

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