graphic pros use macs, they have been using macs for decades
it is the industry standard
millions of graphic pros cannot be wrong
Another qn. I am currently using a Intel Core 2 Duo with 2 GB ram with dedicated 128 graphics card. Would a Intel CORE 2 DUO Macbook be of similar or better performance if the RAM is also 2GB. Pardon me if I sound so stupid.
I have gone to the Mac shop to try their Macs before... a few times, actually. The same thing always happens... First question I ask is... "Where is the right mouse button?" Then I will start a few applications... but I won't get very far because the right mouse button is missing. Then I will think that the whole interface is very fancy, but serves no practical purpose. Then the damn thing will hang. Then I will call the extremely friendly salesperson who will tell me that the damn thing hang because I don't know how to use it. At which point, I will think to myself... why my PC running on XP never ever hangs?
1) running Capture One connected to my digital back while it's processing Raw images into tiff files,
2) burning CD of thoes images which are processed
3) working on some of the Tiff files on CS2
All at the same time and it did't hang?
I get paid more shooting part time ...... damn, I should find more time to shoot part time
once u use Expose, and the hot corners feature... u dun even need to touch F9-F12..
for my MBP, top left corner shows desktop, top right is dashboard, bottom right all windows, bottom left application windows...
hmm i work ard the msn no video support by using skype..force ur frens to download skype :P
that is my personal dislike with the apple mouse
anyway, with the apple mouse control click will get you the same function as a right mouse button
or get a mouse with right mouse buttons (i did)
btw my mac has not hang for years already, sometimes the software can hang but the computer will not
Last edited by ortega; 28th June 2007 at 11:49 AM.
Do you really need to use an Apple mouse on an Apple computer? I am using a Razer Copperhead on my MacBook & MacPro which has the left and right button.
Going to a Mac shop is only the initial step. Learn to adapt and how the system works on both OSX is the best thing that ever happen to me. I am happy with my Desktop PC which uses XP Pro and also happy with my MacBook and MacPro that is using Tiger OSX. And yes the sales person is correct............
Learning to adapt both systems is the best way. No arguments or frustration. There is always forever pros and cons to all computers and OS. No argue on that.
Mac does have a fanciful interface but as long as it works and handles any your tasks is the most important factor. Same goes with PC too. I think the new VISTA also has a quite cool interface too. which does nothing but look nice and beautiful too.
My PC at home has not hung. The HDD has crashed before... then it sort of dies... but I won't consider that hanging.
Sometimes, if the program has some problems, it will close with an error message. But that's not really hanging since I can start the program again. That's what I like about XP.
Now, as much as you feel that the interface serves no purpose for you doesn't mean everyone else have no need for it. Expose is lovely for working with multiple windows and as fanciful as it is, it does serve a purpose. So isn't it great? Looking good and working well. Alot less can be said about some other interface that looks good but doesn't work well or vice-versa.
As for system resources, I am running with 2Gb of Ram on my MacBook and all at one time, I am rendering a DVD using idvd, reviewing my presentation via Keynote, playing music via itunes while my photo editing software is doing some batch editing in the background. Strangely enough it didn't hang. I must be lucky i guess.
The long and the short of it, we may have certain prejudices that are formed when we go through life but that is not indicative of the general view so perhaps it may be more wise to be less brash. But of course, the caveat here is that I am voicing this not as a moderator, lest an wrong impression is formed.
Now before we disgress too far, lets keep this on topic yes?
Last edited by Wolfgang; 28th June 2007 at 02:50 PM.
If I am forced to use the Mac, I'm sure I can... but what's the point in that? I get no kick out of it. I can't play many games on it. I have to pay for a whole new suite of software. I can see past the glossy interface... yes, even for Vista. OK... it looks good... but I won't pick vanity over sanity.
A PC works out very well for me for many reasons. But I won't go around telling people that they should choose PC over a Mac. Actually, there is no need to....
I usually just tell people to try both, and buy the one they like the most.
I also find Mac advertisements to be quite funny.... If you cannot sell a product based on your own merits, but rely on bashing your competition... it says a lot about you.
to TS, if u r keen to get a mac, my recommendation is to wait till dec. the hardware will be updated really soon (within the next mth) & the new OS will be out in Oct. so i reckon x'mas sale is worth waiting for, some freebies as well, which ever case u look at it.
not sure how OS X works? borrow a book from the lib, there r plenty & full of illustrations too. FOC somemore.
(ps. i work on both OS & i still prefer XP)