Hello, I’m a Mac, and I’m a PC.
In a recent Penn Manor study, students were asked what their favorite computer is, Mac or PC?
We found that of the 20 students polled, a majority (11) chose PCs over Macs.
But on both sides of the discussion, opinions are strong.
“Macs are more convenient,” said Justin Herr, “PCs have a lot of ins-an-outs and what-have-yas.”
When buying a Mac, some people say you’re just paying for the name.
Penn Manor science
teacher, Paul Chismar said, “The only reason I like Macs is because I have gotten use to using them at school.”
“PC’s you can right click, Macs you have to control, apple, F,Q and crap,” said Penn Manor junior Cody Welch.
“I love macs because of their user friendly format and the lack of viruses,” said Penn Manor English teacher Greg McGough, pointing out one of the major upsides of a mac and one of the major flaws of a PC.
As far as an exact number of viruses for macs, it is hard to tell because it all depends on what you consider a virus and what operating system you are using.
When looking at the number of viruses for a windows operating system like Windows Vista, their is not an exact number, but according to Networkworld.com, “The total number of viruses will reach 1 million by year-end, according to security experts.”
One argument is that PCs are better than Macs when it comes to gaming, which
attracts a lot of young users.
On the other hand, Penn Manor sophomore Matt Ulmer said, “I like Macs because they’re better for gaming.”
Welch disagrees, “I’m a gamer you know,” when asked why he is a PC user.
So it comes down to a matter of opinion when you are talking Mac versus PC, but at Penn Manor, PC is victorious, slightly.
Stay tuned next week, when the debate continues over video games.
By Zane Sensenig and Paul Slaugh