Its a bit arse-about-face to install them, but I find Linux plays games designed for windows incredibly well! where as Mac is all about eye-candy and PC is all about looking like a 3-year-old drew squares in paint... Oh wait, that's only Windows 8
A Mac may be more convenient because everything seems easier, and it's « enough » (yet very simple) when you're doing only one thing, but it's a real crap when you start doing many things. Try to use photoshop, after effects, flash, then switch to some games, and then to some films... You're already lost, nothing is handy enough to stay calm in that mess... And moreover, seriously, the hardware is pathetic.... For the price it costs, it doesn't worth it.
Make your own pc, buy way better components for less money, install windows on a side and some linux operating systems on the other, and you have a ten times better computer for half the price of a freaking mac.
I love Macs and I've used them before but can't afford to buy one in addition to my gaming PC. My perfect setup would be a Mac for general use, graphic design, and anything audio while my PC would be used for gaming.
Graphic workstation PC for the win! Costs way less, performs much better than the crapintosh counterpart; and still handles all the adobe stuff just as well, if not better (solid state hard drive integration). Plus, you can customize it and upgrade it until you absolutely run it dry in the future.
I actually prefer Mac, but I have PC. The reason I prefer Mac is because you don't have to clean anything, you can just USE your computer. You don't have to keep it safe, or anything. Because it doesn't need it. But PC always needs it, and it's kind of annoying. However, I love being able to customize on Windows 7, but not being able to customize very much on Mac is more annoying. So they both have their cons and pros, but ultimately I prefer Mac.
You do have to keep it safe, or anything. I'm not sure if you've used macs for an extended period of time or not, but they get viruses too - right now they are actually less secure than windows based computers and have the highest rate of threat growth.
What PC OS do you use, XP? XP is a decade old and is obviously not very well optimized compared to newer ones, and Vista is an unfinished crap heap compared to windows 7. If you don't have windows 7, I would recommend getting it highly, it should take care of these "boggle down" problems you're experiencing. If it still slows down over time, then you aren't doing a good job of keeping it clean and the exact same thing will happen if you get a mac.
No, but I use to and it was optimized by me. But I had to keep up on it, and keep cleaning it with programs once or twice a day everyday non-stop. On Windows 7 now I don't have to do it as often, but I still have to do it at least once or twice a week. But on Mac you don't have to do that at all, because if there are junk files, they don't boggle down the OS, and cause you to be frustrated because you can't do certain things with a normal speed. However, on Windows 7 it was only slowed down and boggled down when I first bought the computer with Windows 7, because it had free software and junk on it, all computer manufactures put junk on the computer before they sell it to you. But yeah if I just let it go, it will boggle down again, that's my point. I don't see why the computer doesn't do that by itself so that you don't have to, it's not convenient. The exact same thing never happened on the Mac I was using, and it was my girlfriends at the time, and she didn't do anything to keep it from boggling down because she didn't know how. We both used it for several months before we split up, and she still has it apparently. Now I'm back on PC.
by "junk files" do you mean installed programs? Both windows and OSX will slow the more you crowd the hard drive - and OSX won't uninstall programs for you (that would really suck!). But I'm not sure what you mean by boggling down... files don't come out of nowhere. You could mean temporary internet files and cookies, which windows 7 should clean by default (unless you have that disabled or something? in which case I would get a program like CCleaner which you can set up to clean and optimize for you every time you boot up.), but otherwise there shouldn't be anything on your computer that will slow it down through normal use, unless you don't have Antivirus and there's something crawling around on there (whether you have a PC or a mac, make sure you have decent AV installed!). Are you sure you just don't have a cheaper computer, and the smart advertising of apple just makes you think that it's worse or slower when there's really no problem with it?
Junk files as in privacy traces, browsing history and the Windows Temp Folder etc. Someone said that you could set it to automatically erase itself, which I haven't figured out how to do yet, but I go in and do it myself manually everyday. If I didn't, and if I didn't clean anything the computer saves that I don't need, then it would slow down. On Mac I never had to do that, it just never slowed down. However I don't install many things either, I just have a lot of files that I keep in folders and zip files to keep them down in size. But none of those are on the Windows 7 PC yet. The files are mostly .txt, .png, .gif, .jpg (.jpeg) and .psd (Photoshop Document). I did have an older PC before this one, I don't now and that older PC was made in 2007, the processor was made in 2004 or earlier and it was made that way on purpose not sure why. It was a DELL computer, now I have a custom built gaming computer brand new with Windows 7 on it. They seem to call this a Luxury computer. It is quite nice to be honest, but the case is made of cheep material, and I may change that later to make it worth more, so if I decide to resell it. I never changed any settings in Windows 7, except disabled that annoying feature that always asks me if I'm sure I wanna do that, over and over again, and wastes my time. Because I know what I'm doing usually, so I don't need it to do that. How would I make it clean itself? I've been using iObit products from www.iobit.com. They seem to really work, and it will grade your system with an A, B, C, D or F based on what needs done, and it'll recommend things, and always keep your computer in check. It seems to help quite well. The advertising of Apple products has nothing to do with me liking a MAC. I'm not a MAC fan boy, or anything of the sort. I just tried a MAC and liked it. I don't have a MAC because I can't afford it, and you can't play most games on it.
I personally use CCleaner for my windows machine. The thing is; you'll suffer from temp file buildup if you use macOS also: however it's hardly noticable, and it's the same with windows 7. I've never witnessed a slowdown in any of my PC's, including my current main use desktop , which is a custom built graphic workstation. That's why I'm inclined to say it's subconscious and pointed to clever advertising, misinformation, and rumor the the mac platform entirely lives on. For example; In the old days when disk speeds had an obscenely low RPM count, defragmentation was important to maintain your computer. Now the speeds are high enough and the OSes is neat enough that it isn't necessary.
You should really look into buying a professional art PC one day, like the maingear shift for graphic design. They're totally badass systems (up to 96 gigs of ram, skullrail processors (two separate CPU's on the same board, so 12 cores total), 3 videocards....) and look great too! Just because you're a PC doesn't mean you have to be cheap if you don't want to.