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Rainmaker
5,173,256
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sorry to hear this. I've used "crap" forever and have really not had any infections. 

Jan 21, 2016 08:31 PM
Rainmaker
3,627,372
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

You know my answer Michael.  PC for me, I've tried Apple but we just do not get along.  

Jan 21, 2016 07:57 PM
Rainmaker
1,238,728
Peter Mohylsky, Destin BeachPro
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

PC plus two tablets that travel well.

Jan 21, 2016 07:57 PM
Rainmaker
5,773,797
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Apple for us.  We used PC for a long time, and they were fine, but this fits us better. A

Jan 21, 2016 11:55 PM
Rainmaker
152,817
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

umm, piece of crap for me!

Jan 21, 2016 09:55 PM
Ambassador
6,516,973
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I prefer to not over pay for my technology, have had few problems with PCs over the years

Jan 21, 2016 09:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,736,827
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

MAC all the way!

Jan 21, 2016 09:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,857,267
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I prefer my PC & have stopped using McAfee many years ago. If you don't use it that much use freeware like AVG.

Jan 21, 2016 09:17 PM
Rainmaker
4,626,043
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Michael -

I have always used a POC.

Sorry you have had this problem.

Jan 21, 2016 09:06 PM
Rainmaker
4,979,847
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Since I am not a librairian or a professional full time student, I will go with the pc.

Jan 21, 2016 08:51 PM
Rainmaker
5,118,478
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Piece of crap!

Jan 21, 2016 08:50 PM
Rainmaker
564,720
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

I have no choice but to use the POS.  Our proprietary software doesn't work on Mac.

Jan 21, 2016 08:15 PM
Rainer
140,560
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

hmmm... piece of crap. Because crap is everywhere, it's cheap and it somehow fossilizes into a PC that works for me. 

Jan 21, 2016 07:47 PM
Rainmaker
1,633,898
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Mac only, but it is was I prefer. Apple products have some issues, but much less than any other products. 

Jan 21, 2016 06:23 PM
Rainmaker
506,530
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

As a gaphic designer and realtor I've been a Mac user for over 25 years, only once my kids got a PC and it didn't last. I gave my old Mac Book Pro to my husband when I upgraded and it's still working after 10 years!!

Jan 24, 2016 01:39 AM
Rainmaker
5,911,998
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have used a few different types of computers over the years, but have stuck with Dell and Kaspersky, and have had no problems. 

Jan 23, 2016 11:42 PM
Rainmaker
979,796
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Michael - Wow, I wonder how you really feel. I have used both in different situations, but am currently  using a PC.

Jan 23, 2016 11:23 AM
Rainmaker
2,538,663
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Michael. I do not use a Mac, usually buy a new laptop every couple of years, the last one cost me $348.

Jan 22, 2016 06:17 PM
Ambassador
3,760,157
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Mac, of course!

Jan 22, 2016 10:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,771,867
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Piece of crap Michael.

Jan 22, 2016 10:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,517,893
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

We know your favorite system now!  Have you tried Parallels or Bootcamp for Mac to get your inspection software running?

 

No AV is perfect.  The estimates I've seen is that they find less than 25% of what is out there.  Too many variants and far more people writting them than researching and writting definition files.

Jan 22, 2016 07:35 AM
Rainmaker
530,966
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Piece of crap for me.  Oh, and my Kindle Fire HDX.

I also know lots of people with problems on their MAC's -- they jsut try not to admit it.

Jan 22, 2016 06:21 AM
Rainmaker
140,768
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I guess just from your title, we can tell how you feel! A Mac is outside my budget right now, and I also have an android phone, so a PC works best for me.  You are right with all the virus problems.  I'm surprised that no hackers have figured out how to attack a Mac.

Jan 22, 2016 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,182
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have no issues with my PC.  Has been working very reliably for me for many years,

Jan 22, 2016 05:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I love my MAC but still use my PC for my Excel spread sheet for real estate expenses for my accountant.

Jan 22, 2016 04:38 AM
Rainmaker
7,969,560
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have never used Apple products and fail to understand your problems.

Jan 22, 2016 04:34 AM
Rainmaker
864,708
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Now...now, be nice. The only thing I know how to use is what you call P...of C...

Jan 22, 2016 03:46 AM
Rainmaker
3,988,063
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have never had any computer issues with my Apple products so taht being said they are better. I like using Publisher and it is Window based so have to struggle with that too.

Jan 22, 2016 03:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,257
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. I always used a PC for laptops and my desktops. However, I do like the OS on my iPhone and iPad.

Jan 22, 2016 01:44 AM
Ambassador
2,091,871
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Hot enough for ya?

Now, now... tell how you really feel... don't hold back.

Jan 22, 2016 01:10 AM
Rainer
223,881
LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

I have an apple I regret purchasing I can work better on Windows.

Jan 22, 2016 12:29 AM
Rainer
108,016
Scott Lawson
America's Home loans - Santa Rosa, Petaluma Mortgage Broker - Santa Rosa, CA
Mortgage Broker FHA, VA, refinance or purchase

I love Apple products, but have to use a PC for the programs I use. I find most people that complain about the PC are using one they bought in the 90's. I have a new HP Envy lap with the latest gen Intel processor, 16 GB of memory and a giant hard drive, and it SCREAMS....Super fast and reliable. I've clocked the start up time from completely off at 10 seconds.

Also,I've used Norton 360 for years and have never had any problems with virus/malware. It also automatically backs up my files to the cloud and periodically tunes up the computer. There's an annual subscription, but it's well worth it. It often amazes me at how little people put into the most important tool in their business. Don't even get me started on fax/scanner that agents use from the last decade--you know, a 15 page document comes over and it's 70MB large...

You have to pay a bit more for a solid POC, but it's well worth it--and a tax deduction to boot...

Jan 22, 2016 12:04 AM
Ambassador
3,372,848
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

PC or piece of crap?  Does that answer your question, Michael?

You know me, I am all about Crap. I even have an AR group for it.

Jan 22, 2016 12:03 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,563
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I have "piece of crap" and it's just fine with me!!!

Jan 21, 2016 11:48 PM
Ambassador
2,497,707
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I used 'POC' forever, but just switched to Mac a month or so ago. Post is coming with my thoughts but the quick version is that with one exception, I'm happy I switched to Mac. In fact, I unplugged the POC and left it right near my desk because I was sure I would have to go back and do some stuff on that while I was learning the Mac, and I have yet to turn it back on. In fact, I moved it to the closet for now.

Jan 21, 2016 11:13 PM
Ambassador
5,100,010
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Still a Windows guy - laptop. But I LOVE my iPad and iPhone

Jan 21, 2016 11:00 PM
Rainer
150,466
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

LOVE Mac!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Once you go Mac, you never go back! 

Jan 21, 2016 10:53 PM
Ambassador
2,228,862
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

PC for me.  

Jan 21, 2016 10:21 PM
Rainmaker
4,273,307
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

OH Michael!!!

Jan 21, 2016 09:26 PM
Rainmaker
3,072,430
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

Mac.  Hands down.  The "crap" that flows onto a PC is tiresome...and slows it down....

Jan 21, 2016 09:22 PM
Rainmaker
556,636
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Free anti virus software does not work like the paid versions. It doesn't cost much.

Jan 21, 2016 09:05 PM
Rainmaker
5,330,678
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I am a POC guy who considers himself lucky to have little problems with viruses!

Jan 21, 2016 09:04 PM
Rainmaker
2,223,459
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

MAC all the way

Jan 21, 2016 08:45 PM