I would love to have 4 x 74GB Raptors for a raid10 setup
yay for fanboys and girls? .......The mac is totallly sweet - way better than the PC version....and if you're talking about multimedia stuff - it kicks the PC in the face......
Hello picasa!- my mac has come with a photo editing program built into the OS that can publish easily onto the web.
I think garageband is pretty good - and the mac alternatives -are- easier to use - but garangeband is not free, and sound editting hasn't become a mac thing almost at all...- playing with sound and music - get a mac - my mac came with a sounds editing app built into the OS and has been way easier to use than stuff I've got free
for a home user, I agree. iVideo is good. For more professional applications, no so much.- editing videos - get a mac - only felt like saying that - cause my buddy says its better but have not seen the prog yet.
grats to you. perhaps step out of the RDF once in awhile.I don't have proof on the website yet - as I am still learning (between writing lines of code and writing technical manuals and learning about web technologies) and being impressed by the mac power.
as compared to what?P.S. The core 2 duo chip is an energy eater
My reason for wanting to get a new PC is besides the complaint that it is slow, it is a PC shared among family members and as you say, the more applications you install, the slower it runs. Hence, I decide to get a dedicated PC that will be used for digital imaging purposes only.
any idea how to make PS read and write files during editing the fastest?
will getting the just the raptor at 74GB for apps and perhaps scratch and a say 500GB SATA2 hdisk?
my files are mainly raw files of 12mb and jpegs of 5-6mb
Last edited by djork; 12th April 2007 at 12:31 PM.
Canon 300D, 30D, 5D. 17-40 f4 L, 24-105 f4 L, 70-200 f2.8 L IS
basically i want minimum lag when i am like opening 20 jpegs at 1 go
or running filters and actions
so is 74gb for OS, 74gb for files i m editing (and later transfering to my storage hdisk) and 500gb for storage fast enough?
and while at it, have a RAID 1 or RAID 5 for storage...safer...
really, there is not much diff between using Mac and PC for photoshop... it is the same software... just have to remember pressing diff keys for shortcuts (their physical locations are reversed, if you know what I mean)...
It depends on your budget really.
If your budget allows, I would seriously recommend you get the Mac Pro. That's if you do super intensive photo editing, maybe 4 hours a day. I work in the newsroom doing graphics stuff and I must say that it's a truly dependable machine, when the deadline is everyday. It doesn't break, even if you're running the processor to the max (you'll hear the fan blowing) for hours straight, which I do on a daily basis.
Personally, I own a Mac Mini for 2 years and I must say that I have never troubleshooted it once.
This is the good thing about Mac, you can truly focus on your work and won't get distracted by miscellaneous stuff, simply because there are no such things to worry about (e.g. virus, defrag, spyware, popups and whatevers). You don't have to defrag the Mac.
Ram memory handling in a Mac is perfect. On Windows, sometimes I still face with memory shortage with Windows telling me that I've run out of ram. When I check the task manager, it is simply not true. Anyway, my Windows machine uses 2gb ram.
You can install all the applications you want and use them all at the same time without lag. Only limited by the amount of ram you have.
The Mac is worth right down to the single cent you spend. But anyway, it's the OS that makes the difference. If not for the OS, the Mac will be as cheap as the cheapest Windows machine (something Mac fans will never admit).
If you're not doing super intensive stuff, the iMac is enough. Actually the iMac is more value for money since it comes with a screen. The Mac Pro is only value for money if you do breakneck photo editing.
If you want to get a PC, the ones jervislim configured are great. Looking at the price, you can actually spend a bit more to get the 20" iMac.
If you're getting the PC, do note that the problems that's plaguing your Dell machine will still be there. You'll still have to defrag your computer, install antivirus, fix registry problems and do other maintenance stuff. These problems don't go away just because you're now getting a faster machine. You're still using the same OS, Windows.
Anyway, don't get Vista. Lots of drivers are not out yet.
Anyway in a survey we've been told we spend 15% of electricity on light. They made a deal out of the 15%.....so what about the 85%?
So in my girly logic it became clear that 85% must be on my PC since the other electrical stuff (besides the fridge) is not on the whole day. Therefore core 2 and reg must be energy eaters.
P.S. What does RDF mean? I know folks tell me RTFM!!!
How come garageband is not free - it's on my mac. There has been no indication that I have to register the product???
Also been playing with iPhotos not Picassa. A basic tool but I spend too much time playing with trying to understand other vendor's CSS and PHP to suit my own. It's painful.
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