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Hello, I’m a PC

As its name suggests, “PC” is a world wherein computers are manufactured on a person-by-person basis. With endless hardware developers and a two-party-software-system, PC’s are for individuals who care to be respected as such. The Personal Computer; it’s not just a clever name!

Unlike its counterpart, PC’s are not restricted to having a solitary hardware manufacturer. Instead, they have an open market wherein numerous groups actively compete. From the ‘macro to the micro’ every card and chip can be chosen and replaced. This type of versatility allows for a variety of ‘user-types.’ Meaning: whether you’re an entry level user whose laptop simply surfs the net; or the more complex type whose desktop is for graphic design, PC covers this spread with capable and financially responsible options.

With companies like Acer the personal computer has been made affordable. On the other hand, with a business like Alienware the more ambitious buyer has limitless ways to invest their tech-savvy-dollars.

Now, onto more delicate matters: software. PC’s operating system(s) resembles the political structure upheld by the United States. Similar to the ‘land-of-the-free’ the PC contains a two-party system to lead/regulate/serve its public.

Microsoft represents the more ‘Republican’ approach. These digital-elephants are the ‘grand old party’ whose conservative appeal is loved the world over. Windows is the language everyone speaks! With accompanying applications like Word, Excel, and Outlook the average user is equipped with forms of communication that are unparalleled in simplicity. Furthermore, their ever-adapting operating system is arguably the most generally intuitive OS on the market.

Linux represents the more ‘Democratic’ approach. For those unfamiliar with Linux, to put it simply, it’s the only successful open-source operating system available. Free of charge and easily modified, Linux is liberal programming for the technological-bourgeoisie. Like the ‘kicking-donkey’s’ they are, Linux adheres to the self-evident truths of the computation-constitution. Namely, they promote and protect the fact that all users are created equal, and because of this, should be provided with the choice to control their system as they see fit.

Lastly, I would like to highlight a simple-yet-profound aspect of the PC: the two-button mouse. The two-button mouse is the digital-extension of the physical-self. Just as we have two arms to hold/manipulate/control objects, so too does the PC mouse. Having the ability to hold with one button (left), and to manipulate with another button (right), the individual can control their environment in the same bifold manner they would in the real world. It just makes sense!

In conclusion, I feel it anti-productive to focus on the issues evident within the competition. By highlighting the positives of the Personal Computer it should become clear that if individuality is something you cherish, than this is the way to go. To all you neighborhood-Neo’s… free your mind, and take control!

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Comments

  • Brighter than Charlie Brown

    HaHaHa, Awesome dude. I don’t need to go buy a lap top because it’s pink and it’s marketing campaign says it’s cool! Mac equals conformity in it’s simplest terms. GO PC!

  • Buffalo Soldier(literally)

    Got to hand it to Mac though, they know how to sell people on Fascism.

  • Jonathanleebrock

    Well Said my friend! I love the freedom of a PC. A Mac just doesn’t seem Canadian.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks buddy… I concur. Apple is what it is, it just isn’t for me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/braedonsz Braedon T. Sziklasi

    I am writing this response not because I ‘love’ apple or any of its products, but because I hate when people make uninformed arguments and statements, leading unsuspecting readers to take it as truth.

    Personally, I use both on a day to day basis. I use both Microsoft, and apple products. Macs, and PCs (I even have an installation of ubuntu linux).

    The fact that you even mention a “two button mouse” as a “positive of the personal computer’, instantly forces me to think less of your article, and your opinion as a whole. Every mac ships with a 2 button mouse, and has for years. And prior to that, you could still plug in any 2 button mouse, and work away happily.

    Based on your article, I can say, with complete confidence, that you have not spent any measurable amount of time working on a mac. I challenge you to do so. I can guarantee you will look back on this article, and realize how uneducated you sound. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, and i’m not saying yours is wrong, I’m simply asking you make it an informed one.

    • Anonymous

      I appreciate the response/opinion/vigor! I do nonetheless disagree with your stance, but I respect you for taking it.

    • Anonymous

      I do appreciate you taking a stance…. but regardless it is still one I disagree with. Thank you for taking to time to comment and add to the debate. Much respect!

  • KWgirl

    I’ve tried both Mac & PC…one of our first computers was a Mac and I did love it. Mac is genius at marketing and it’s one of of the few commercials I will actually stop and watch because they are so creative. But I digress, I think people are either PC or Mac people. Nothing wrong with either one, it’s what you get used to and enjoy using….and what you can afford. It amazes me how worked up people get about computers…use the one that works best for you & I’ll use the one that works best for me…seriously though,wouldn’t it be awesome it they joined forces, now THAT would be the best of both worlds!

    • Anonymous

      Thx Mom :)

      I would hate it Mac teamed up with any essentially PC developer… then I would have to be associated with their users… LOL!!!! I kid, I kid!

      I do love a few Mac users out there, and I permit a few more… but that’s it! Mac = A commerical, casing, and a shite mouse :) LOL

  • Anonymous

    I am going to type the same response to both articles.

    First, very well done guys. You both aren’t computer geniuses but both articles got across what you needed to say.

    Next, I prefer the PC over the Mac personally. Now, I qualify that by saying I have used both. PC at work and at home, Mac in college and my old roommate had a desktop.
    If you want a Mac they are by far, the easiest and most ‘fun’ to use. At the click of a button (or two Braedon!) things are magically simple. They have the best campaign ever and dominate.

    PCs have more issues but PCs are where its at. The Variety (that’s the key) is amazing. The user is in control with what they want. Pieces are interchangeable. You are able to have as little or as much control of the unit as you want.

    My issue with Mac is this; they control your experience. I compare Mac to Nintendo. Nintendo is the most creative company in the world. They control all aspects of their image and gaming and have the funnest and easiest units to use. But they CONTROL it all. If you need anything new it has to come from NINTENDO and not an outside source. Same with Mac, you in in their house, not yours.

    I like options! I don’t like to be told whats cool and what isn’t.

    Good job boys!

    • Anonymous

      Thx for adding to the debate big bro… I knew you would come kick some knowledge!!!

  • @colinromanick

    //the more you talk about it the more i appriate a PC…but a string of run ins with glitching operating systems, loss of data and a computer that literally blew up on me; im trying really hard not to switch over to the trending MAC side//

  • @colinromanick

    //the more you talk about it the more i appriate a PC…but a string of run ins with glitching operating systems, loss of data and a computer that literally blew up on me; im trying really hard not to switch over to the trending MAC side//

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=796832563 Connor Sziklasi

    I used to always argue with my brother about this very same topic. I would always be on the PC side of things, mainly because I was too stubborn to try a Mac. Now that I have been using a Mac for well over a year, I wouldn’t say things are too complicated between the two, as many things are common.

    However, it is obvious which is better. Not even a question if you ask me that Apple is more simplistic, user-friendly, and downright impressive. After reading Chris’ article, I found it hard to think of any reasons a PC is better.

    Every single update by Windows as of late has been a feature of some sort that has been featured on Macs for years (Another argument I formerly disagreed with).

    The fact that Macs do not get viruses should be a KO. But then throw in the blazing speed and open layout and it begins to become a blowout.

    And on the whole mouse topic: http://www.apple.com/magicmouse/ Boom. Roasted.

    • Anonymous

      My boy Connor!

      I would say that it is easy to support the Mac. Flash and Pizazz capture an audience with ease. It lasts long to boot! They now come with an optional two-button mouse, hell they even have the option to format the imac as such…

      Yet it remains clear to me that PC is far superior.

      Is Mac easy to use? Sure, learn the language and it’s a piece of cake. However, once you’re in the mac world where do you go? Nowhere. Mac is like Cuba, once your in you’re forced to worship your dictator (Steve Jobs), and respect their rules (Quicktime video… really?). It’s a closed circuit with no room to grow except that which the developer allows. It’s simple yes… it’s a simple minded idea.

      I have a lot of friends that use Macs, and I respect them as such. In the same breath I have to say that I’ve never met a bitter more protective group than mac users. They always have to point out the errors of the competition. In turn all I hear in their own support is try it and you’ll love it. Really? I’ve tried it over and over again… and I remain a PC.

      This the piece I didn’t want to write… but alas the Mac users always gotta pull a peaceful man into a battle, LOL!

      Much love kid… Thx for the support :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=796832563 Connor Sziklasi

        There’s a huge flaw in what you’ve just said though.

        First of all, that mouse I posted is not just any mouse. If you actually looked at all its features you would realize that its superior to *any* PC mouse. Yes, all of them. And when you consider this mouse comes free with any iMac…

        Secondly, you said, “It’s a closed circuit with no room to grow except that which the developer allows. It’s simple yes… it’s a simple minded idea. ”

        There’s where you’re looking at it completely wrong. The beauty in this is that Apple (not Mac, *Apple*) will always be growing at a more rapid pace than the PC crowd. If you don’t believe me, just look at what history suggests. The PC market is made up of companies that release what is “standard”, because thats what PC users want. They want a standard (insert computer accessory here) from one of the many PC companies, whereas Mac users get the choice between the:

        MacBook Pro – 13-inch, 15-inch, 17-inch (All with select features to match your needs)

        MacBook Air – 11-inch, 13-inch (With select features to match your needs)

        Macbook (Discontinued for now) – 13-inch

        iMac – 21.5-inch, 27-inch, Quad-core 27-inch, Mac Mini, Mac Pro (single or dual processor), (All with select features to match your needs)

        So, consider that each of these will become bigger and better over time. But you won’t even have to wait much time. However, your iMac/MacBook is so advanced that you won’t have to soon worry about it becoming obsolete.

        To say that the unorganized, messy, mediocre, standard world of PC’s is more stable, reliable, and all around better than the virus-free, advanced and ever-changing world of Macs seems completely ignorant.

        The reason Mac is not like Cuba is this: Apple may only give you select choice, but these choices are as strong as you could as for. In the PC market, 95% of the choices are nowhere near the quality of Macs, while the other 5% tend to borrow plenty of ideas from Macs.

        The PC market is like the caste system of Hinduism, (Grade 11 religion, hehe) where you must buy at a certain level of PCs based on how much money you have. You cannot escape the level you are brought into without managing to make yourself a whole lot more cash, and we all know that’s easier said than done. You may have used Alienware as one of your examples, but you never said how Alienware’s best PC is $4000, compared to Apple’s best Mac being $2000. Those who buy the cheap, low-priced PCs will continue to get cheap, low-quality PCs, because thats what they can afford, and thats what they are asking for. But if they would just realize that they’re only a small level away from being able to purchase a Mac. Until becoming aware of your situation, there is no being woken up from the PC caste system. You get what you ask for.

        Oh, and by the way, I said that all without truly “pointing out errors of the competition.” Rather just stating the facts. Its funny you say that though, because you’re implying there are many errors among the competition.

        I love these debates man!

        (Consider that QuickTime X is now out, too.)

    • Anonymous

      My boy Connor!

      I would say that it is easy to support the Mac. Flash and Pizazz capture an audience with ease. It lasts long to boot! They now come with an optional two-button mouse, hell they even have the option to format the imac as such…

      Yet it remains clear to me that PC is far superior.

      Is Mac easy to use? Sure, learn the language and it’s a piece of cake. However, once you’re in the mac world where do you go? Nowhere. Mac is like Cuba, once your in you’re forced to worship your dictator (Steve Jobs), and respect their rules (Quicktime video… really?). It’s a closed circuit with no room to grow except that which the developer allows. It’s simple yes… it’s a simple minded idea.

      I have a lot of friends that use Macs, and I respect them as such. In the same breath I have to say that I’ve never met a bitter more protective group than mac users. They always have to point out the errors of the competition. In turn all I hear in their own support is try it and you’ll love it. Really? I’ve tried it over and over again… and I remain a PC.

      This the piece I didn’t want to write… but alas the Mac users always gotta pull a peaceful man into a battle, LOL!

      Much love kid… Thx for the support :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000583209773 Sabrina Camp

    awwww the picture is SO cute!

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