OK here’s the deal. My Powerbook G4, a 2004 model, is finally dead. I’m posting from my friends’ laptop that he let me borrow. I replaced the original HD around 2007 or 2008 and the replacement just died on me on Friday. The operating system was 10.4 Tiger. It just hangs on the Apple splash screen trying to startup. That means the HD is pretty much dead. I was getting warnings in the disk partitions menu for a while that the disk was dying so I knew the time was coming. I needed a new computer anyways because a 2010 upgrade was a must since you can’t really get any new Mac products because your system won’t be able to run it.
I went from a old school Mac user back in the 80’s to a PC user in the 90’s and a Mac user again in 2004. With all of that out of the way, I need some help choosing a computer. I’ve been out of the PC loop for the last 6 yrs. so I’ve pretty much lost a big chunk of knowledge in keeping up with the constantly changing specs.
All my work from the last 6 yrs. is stuck on that Powerbook HD. Not really because I do have backups on external HD’s but it’s configured for a Mac. I’m not too concerned with that as long as I have it. I’m pretty sure PC processors are faster than Macs as well as faster RAM and bigger HD’s for much cheaper. I’m more than likely going to get another laptop.
So my questions are:
What are the best laptop PC specs at the moment? I want to do video editing and some gaming as well so what would be the best laptop to do this besides Alienware. Video Editing is the reason why I went back to Macs, so I’m going to need a good laptop to do this.
Will I be able to use Mac products on a PC? I understand there’s Intel Macs, but I’m looking at the cost. I’m pretty sure PC don’t support Macs and don’t have to, I just want to make sure.
I’ve come to find that Macs last longer and are more stable than PC’s. I’ve used them both so I’m just going by experience and I’ve heard it around the internet as well. I mean my shit was pretty stable and I never really worried too much about viruses. As a matter of fact, I never got one single virus on my Powerbook. Are PC’s still pretty vunerable?
The operating systems. I’ve read so much about people complaining about Windows Vista and just countless complaints about the recent OS’s. What’s the deal with that?