Before reading my post, please read Shaykh iYQ’s post here in its entirety.
I bought a MacBook Pro a while ago as a gift and also so I can learn more about it to add to my resume. I’ve had it for a few months and it has many nice features. Ultimately the PC is far greater than the Mac in many ways. There are several articles online citing examples, but here are my points which I think are relevant.
1. PCs have an eject button
Ever try ejecting a CD/DVD from your Mac? Yeah go ahead and show me where the eject button is.
Edit: Some Mac users think a keyboard key for eject is equal to the eject button a drive on a PC. No it is not equal. When I press eject on my PC the tray opens. When you press the eject key on the top right, it may or may not eject the CD/DVD. Sometimes it will wait a long time or it will never do it and you have to restart.
2. Double click is default
Double clicking is extremely helpful and saves a lot of time. If a Mac user wants the double click feature on their mouse, they have to buy a *holds breath* PC mouse. You know what’s funny I’ve seen several people with Microsoft mouses connected to their Macs.
3. Hardware upgrades
Try upgrading your Mac. Oh wait, you can’t. Can you change the graphics card? Sorry, go buy another Mac for $3,000. With a PC, you can just buy a graphics card for $300 and you’ve upgraded to the latest technology. Memory is much cheaper than Mac memory and it’s easy to install and upgrade on PC desktops or laptops. Too bad Apple will just tell you to upgrade your entire computer by purchasing a new Mac.
4. PC Competition vs Mac Monopoly
How many PCs hardware companies are there? HP, Sony, Toshiba, Gateway, Acer, etc. are just a few of the many PC hardware companies that are all competing to get your money. You know what that means? Lower prices. You can buy a PC laptop with the same exact specifications as a MacBook Pro for around $500 bucks. And guess what?
Apple makes everything for Macs so they can charge whatever the heck they want to charge like $3,000 bucks for a laptop that’s worth $500.
5. Media industry standard
With the exception of graphic designers, almost all major media companies use PCs to edit their media. You think Macs can edit movies like X-Men or Spiderman? Done on a PC.
I’ll admit Macs are popular amongst graphic designers.
6. Market share?
This is pretty obvious.
7. Millions of software for PCs vs Thousands for Macs
Software developers develop more for the PC than Mac. There are millions of software that are compatible for the PC but only a few thousand compatible with the Mac.
8. Gamers only game on PCs
Ever seen anyone playing Starcraft on a Mac? Conquered the world in Civilization on a Mac? Nope. I’m a huge PC gamer and PCs are the way to go for gamers.
9. Custom built PCs – Can’t custom build Macs
Anyone can go to a computer store and buy all the necessary parts of a PC and custom build it to the exact byte of how they want it. Can you do this with a Mac? Nope.
10. Confusing Mac OS X versions
10.0.5? 10.2.5? 10.1.5? 10.1.3? Uh I have no idea. What version of Windows XP do you have? XP SP3. Oh okay, cool.
11. Batil: “Macs don’t crash!” – Haq: “Yes they do!”
The Macbook Pro has crashed on me several times and the only program I had open was Safari just surfing the web.
12. Google Chrome came out for the PC for a while now…Mac version still not out
Ever wonder why the top shaykh of internet searching and probably one of the greatest internet scholars of our time, Shaykh-ul-Internet al-Google, didn’t release a Mac version of Chrome yet?
13. Mac’s delete button is confused
It doesn’t delete, it acts like a backspace button on a PC. So if you want to delete you’ll have to move your cursor in front of the character of desired deletion. This is more time even it is just a few nanoseconds. It adds up over a lifetime.
14. The entire world runs on a PC
Cash registers, computer security systems, military technology, mobile technology (except the iPhone), satelites, TV networks, airplanes, etc. and basically anything that requires a computer is using a PC. If the Mac was so powerful, why doesnt NASA use it to on their satelites.
15. PCs are cute
So the next time you fly to Makkah or you buy an Islamic book online, you can thank a PC for that. 😀
I love my Muslim Mac users for the sake of Allah but let’s be truthful PCs > Macs.
I’m Muslim and I’m a PC
And Allah knows best.