Actually the above links are not totally true. For photography enthusiasts, the mac is a great choice. The article talked about Windows being faster, but tests have been done, and found that macs can run Vista faster than a PC.
These articles are just opinions. When you need nothing more then image processing, Mac is fine. But as multipurpose platform, the PC a winner.
Can you post a link to thist test, please? It's really interesting.The article talked about Windows being faster, but tests have been done, and found that macs can run Vista faster than a PC.
nothing beats mac!
Source:The fastest Windows Vista notebook we've tested this year (through 10/25/07) is a Mac. Try that again: The fastest Windows Vista notebook we've tested this year...
but seriously, with all the virus, trojans and stuff being aimed towards Windows, somehow i feel safer on the mac (unix like) platform..
Last edited by canonG9; 15th January 2008 at 06:59 PM.
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found this (unfortunately not available in Singapore) laptop which is faster and significantly cheaper than the MacBook Pro... I'm sure if more companies sent in similarly spec-ed laptops for review, including those available in Singapore (maybe a Dell XPS 1730 with similar specs), there would be some that would match if not beat the MacBook Pro's performance... that's the thing with reviews: they can only review what is sent to them...
When I was watching the various Windows machines at the company where I worked, I found myself cleaning the Registry every few months and cleaning out temporary files. Windows XP will help you with temporary files, but leaves behind a tremendous number of files where it never looks.
Get a system maintenance utility to do some cleanup and after making a complete back up of your data, run the cleanup and you'll probably feel as though you have a new machine.
Thankfully, Mac OS X almost never gets into that situation. Various housekeeping duties are run occasionally and some disk de-fragmentation is run automatically when fragmented files are opened, plus the drive formatting is fragmentation-resistant and has been since 1985.
Well mac is good but i really should stress this, don't get the cheaper mac laptops. If you want to go cheap, go desktop. If not ur better off with the macbook pro. The quality is very very different, nowadays those cheap macbooks can be very problematic... Things has changed since Apple switched to intel.