Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mac VS PC; Which side of the force am I on?

In my networking classes, among all of the talks of subnetting and security hacks, one argument always comes up: PC or Mac? It's a hot debate anywhere computing technology is relevant. "It just works" VS "unlimited hardware support". Both have their pros and cons, but I've got a much simpler, direct way to choose what type of computer you should get.

The Star Wars Computer Test

It's pretty simple, just check it out.

(Original trilogy is herein referred to as "OT" and the prequels will be called, well, the prequels.)

In the OT, stuff was dingy, broken, and didn't always work. Sometimes, you had to hit it to make it work. The Millennium Falcon, in particular, was the fastest space vessel in the universe, but it spent most of Empire needing repairs.

Much like a PC.

PC's don't always work, are hiccup-prone, and tend to require a lot of maintenance. They need repairs (patches) a lot. But, much like our space-faring brethren in a galaxy far, far away, when your PC works well, it instills a sense of pride in the one who got it running so smooth.

Macs, on the other hand, are shiny, sexy, and clean. Everything about them screams "well-polished". They're totally designed to be different than anything that came before them.

See the parallel? The prequels were shiny, sexy, clean, and almost too "well-polished". They were created using new, never before scene technology, straight off the bleeding edge of ILM. The films were bright, colorful, and full of the feeling that you were watching something familiar, but brand new.

**SIDE NOTE**I know what everyone is asking now: What about Linux? Two words: Battlestar Galactica. You don't know what it's about and it seems rather cultish and lame until you give it a shot. Then it's fucking awesome and you realize it's got all the potential to be as good as Star Wars.

So where do I fall? I'm OG Star Wars all the way. I like things that need to be worked on and tinkered with. That's my personality. I like to work on things. I think that's why I love my PC. I like figuring out how to get it working the way I want it to. I'm not apposed to Macs, as I would love to have one to use for video editing, I'm just thoroughly planted in the PC camp for now.

Until Macs start powering hyperdrives.

Now playing: Bouncing Souls - Man In Black
via FoxyTunes

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