Pc Vs Macs Purpose: To persuade the class into believing that the PC is better than a Macintosh computer. Thesis: After comparing the characteristics of each type of computer, I believe that it is in the best interest of nearly everyone to purchase and use a PC. Introduction: Imagine this: Your sitting at a computer typing an important report when this message pops onto the screen. It has a picture of a little bomb and says You must restart your computer. Or you may be trying to open your precious report from a floppy disk and you get the message IO error.
Your report is lost and you have to do it again. Well, these are two typical problems a user of a Macintosh computer may encounter. This is just an illustration showing a couple of the nuisances associated with using a Macintosh. Besides being an unstable system, the Macintosh line of computers also has other drawbacks. In this speech I will explain the drawbacks associated with Macs, and show how a PC is a better option.
Ive compared the characteristics of each type of computer and believe that it is in most peoples interest to purchase and use a PC. Body: I. The problem with Macintosh. A. Macs have a greater tendency to produce errors and restarts.
B. The file layout isnt as clear as in a PC. 1. It is harder to organize the hard drive to optimize performance. 2. The location of a downloaded file is not clear. C.
There is less software available for a Mac, according to Jon Hammer. 1. Few games are available. 2. Professional software is also scarce and not as powerful, according to Robert Blewett. Robert also says that Macs only advantage over a PC is their use in graphic design.
D. The stability of Apple Computer has been questionable at times. The value of its stock has fluctuated over the past few years. E. The ergonomics of the machines themselves, such as the mice found with the new G3s could be considered uncomfortable. Their web site says differently, however.
Also, the IMac computers dont even come with a disk drive. F. The use of Macintosh is primarily in education. Students may be lost once they enter the working world and need to operate a PC. II. The solution is simply for most everyone to become familiar with and use a Windows based PC.
A. PCs are used almost entirely in the business and working world. 50 Advantages says that over 95% of computers in the market are PCs. B. The majority of software written for computers today is written for PCs, and generally the PC version of most software is more powerful and user friendly, according to Robert.
C. The most powerful processors today are available for PCs, according to John Gartner from Tech Webs technology news. D. Upgrading is more realistic and service can be found at most computer stores, according to the 50 advantages PCs running Windows have over the Macintosh. Service and upgrades for Macs is generally more expensive and harder to find. Conclusion: After showing the numerous drawbacks to the Macintosh line of computers and showing the many perks associated with PCs, I hope I have persuaded you into the belief that choosing a PC is a wise choice. Aside from having a slight advantage in graphics design, the Macintosh is behind the PC and in my mind is inferior. Bibliography Works Cited: Apple and the environment, article, 10-13-99, http://www.apple.com/about/environment/use/use.htm l Blewett, Robert: Interview.
10-14-99. Gartner, John: Tech Web Technology news: Mac vs. PC: Which is Faster? 8-21-99, http://www.techweb.com/wire/story/TWB19980821S0021 Hammer, Jon: Interview. 10-15-99. 50 Advantages PCs have running Windows over the Macintosh, article, 10-13-99, http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Sector/9295 /pc-advantage/50-pc-advanta ges-list.html Speech and Communications.