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03/13/2007 07:24:59 PM · #1
After 15 years of PC dedication, I am switching entirely to mac. In Graphic Design, it has always kind of been the standard. No real reason I can figure out, they're just "prettier" and have better standard color calibration. I got a Mac Pro a few weeks ago which is amazing and I just put a new hard drive in my girlfriends old Powerbook G4 so I'm Mac portable too. Kind of sad. I like PCs. Never had problems with viruses or crashing or anything people always whine about.
03/13/2007 07:03:32 PM · #2
Originally posted by CalliopeKel:

A former skeptic of Mac. I am now saving for one :)


Another former skeptic of Mac, but I just bought myself one. And even after a few hours with it I know I would never go back to PC. I don't know why I didn't make te change years ago :)
12/07/2006 01:54:32 PM · #3
Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by talmy:

I've used PCs since DOS 2.1 without a virus... Just take certain precautions, like not using IE or Outlook.


LOL! Hey, I've been driving for 20 years without an accident. Just take certain precautions, like not leaving the garage. :-/

I've only ever gotten one nasty virus my whole life, and i've only used PC's. I used IE forever, but now I mostly use Mozilla, but outlook is my e-mail program. As for driving, never been in an accident ever, but i've only been driving for 5 years. Heck I've only been in one accident i my life, and that was when this guy driving a porsche gets out, his girlfriend takes over, and doesn't get the car to go forwards, and it rolls into my family's car. The guy runs back, takes over the car and speeds up the parking garage ramp. He was probably late by then. LOL i always think that story is kinda funny.

Message edited by author 2006-12-07 13:56:31.
12/07/2006 01:32:42 AM · #4
Mac users seem to be hanging out here so maybe someone can give me a hand posting a profile pic for this site. When I size the photo to the 120X90 and export it so that I can upload it, it shows up as 119X90 when I try to post the update to my profile. Do I need to remove the exif file or something to get the size right. I am using 3X4 book size to size it easily.
The website thing; if you are a mac user with a .mac account, you have a website, and to post pics, just name a new (or old) file of pics whatever you want it to be in the website, hilight the file and click "homepage" at the bottom of iPhoto. Then just fill in the text for each photo, and select borders/frames.
I'm a computer klutz and I made it work the first try.
I just posted the link to my homepage pics in my profile here if you would like to see and example of what the site format looks like on line.
I just found the "DPChallenge" site this week, and it's already changing the way I think about shooting pics. A big batch of fine photographers are really bringing a lot of knowlege to this site.
12/06/2006 10:16:29 PM · #5
Originally posted by scalvert:

LOL! Hey, I've been driving for 20 years without an accident. Just take certain precautions, like not leaving the garage. :-/


You're older than that! :P
12/06/2006 10:05:23 PM · #6
Originally posted by talmy:

I've used PCs since DOS 2.1 without a virus... Just take certain precautions, like not using IE or Outlook.


LOL! Hey, I've been driving for 20 years without an accident. Just take certain precautions, like not leaving the garage. :-/
12/06/2006 09:49:20 PM · #7
I've used PCs since DOS 2.1 without a virus, and I don't run anti-virus software. Just take certain precautions, like not using IE or Outlook.

HOWEVER I just bought an iMac. I figured that I'm now mature enought to switch.
12/06/2006 09:47:41 PM · #8
Originally posted by Spazmo99:

Originally posted by crayon:

macs dont run servers.


False

Oh, I stand corrected.
But damn, I also just realized that Nokia also make firewalls.

Message edited by author 2006-12-06 21:48:45.
12/06/2006 09:34:32 PM · #9
Originally posted by Spazmo99:

Originally posted by crayon:

macs dont run servers.


False

Macs run server software under both System 9 and X.

You can buy Macs configured as servers.

You can host a website on any Mac (I think from System 8 onwards), though it may support only one connection at a time. The person connecting will need to know your IP address, and you may have to reconfigure your security options.
12/06/2006 09:27:15 PM · #10
Originally posted by crayon:

macs dont run servers.


False
12/06/2006 09:23:39 PM · #11
Proposition: Mac Users are a bunch of Geezers.

Corollary: PC users die young.
12/06/2006 08:21:19 PM · #12
Originally posted by scarbrd:

To some degree it is a numbers game, but mostly hackers hack Windows becuase they can. OS X doesn't get hacked because it is difficult.

Actually hackers target windows because that's where the money is. macs dont run servers. and to prove my point, much more secured OS had been targeted by hackers simply because that's where the gold is, like UNIX, Linux... they can hack it if they want/need to.

Message edited by author 2006-12-06 20:22:35.
12/06/2006 12:12:56 PM · #13
Originally posted by wavelength:

This is generally my mac window-shopping experience every year or so.


Remind me not to go shopping with you! The iMac starts at less that $900 (currently $849 for a 17" at Amazon), and you can simply plug in a second monitor if you like. I'm actually about to replace my PowerMac with an iMac because it already comes with a big hard drive, a good video card, and space for 3Gb of RAM. What else would I need internal expension for?

I can buy a Mac Mini for $575, add a 250GB Firewire HD and USB/Firewire hub that's designed to perfectly match the Mini and stack neatly underneath for $150, a Dell 20" widescreen LCD for $260, and a mouse/keyboard for less than $50. Total $1035. You're getting $2000? YIKES!! Of course, the iMac is a better deal unless you already have a monitor, etc.

I'd like to see the "sweet" Dell you get for $1699. A Dell Precision 690 configured to match the specs of a Mac Pro is WAY more expensive.
12/06/2006 11:36:03 AM · #14
My 6th grade computer class hates the macs. They always sneak off to the library to use pc's.
12/06/2006 08:23:38 AM · #15
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

You Mac users do know that when you convert a cosiderable market share over to your system that virus writers will come too? ;-)


You assume that it is just as easy to exploit the Mac OS as it is Windows. This is simply not the case.

To some degree it is a numbers game, but mostly hackers hack Windows becuase they can. OS X doesn't get hacked because it is difficult.

Message edited by author 2006-12-06 08:23:52.
12/06/2006 05:17:10 AM · #16
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12/06/2006 02:32:18 AM · #17
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

You Mac users do know that when you convert a cosiderable market share over to your system that virus writers will come too? ;-)

dont worry about that, not gonna happen so easily.
even Linux can't live up to it's hype, and apple, well they have been trying for many years.
12/06/2006 02:27:52 AM · #18
You Mac users do know that when you convert a cosiderable market share over to your system that virus writers will come too? ;-)
12/06/2006 01:32:48 AM · #19
because only 55+ can afford them!!
12/06/2006 01:32:02 AM · #20
I play emulators, lots of computer games, MMORPGS and multiplayer LAN parties... so until game programmers and most games gets ported to the mac, I dont see mac as an option at all.

sure, latest mac hardware can run windows, but I'm skeptical if it can run low-level emulators. Besides, a budget-constrained chap like me would rather spend that few extra hundred dollars to soup up the graphic card than having a nice looking piece of furniture to show off.
12/06/2006 01:11:24 AM · #21
Originally posted by kyebosh:

Originally posted by shamer:

> ...my bank account doesn't ...

It's a shame that Macs still have the reputation as being more expensive than PCs - if you compare feature to feature (processor speed, drive capacity/types and especially included software) you'll find they priced the same, sometimes BETTER than PCs...

I haven't ever priced a mac before, but does this also hold true if you're building a system from scratch? I don't know if you can even do that with a mac, is it possible nowadays, i remember you couldn't before.


Okay, just to humor myself, I priced a Dell and a Mac.

The Dell I got to a sweet setup for $1690.

Well the Mac pro is right out. $2400, and the only one that comes with internal expandability.

Oh well, maybe I just didn't know I really wanted one of those LaCie Lego brick drives...

Okay, the iMac... okay what if I want a new monitor one day, and it starts at $1500 already. No internal expandability, yeah... brick drives :/

The MINI!, I can choose monitors, upgrade them, and get more bricks. Configrue a setup.... $2000!!! (@@#*@(&$(@&%%^ !!!!) Big red X in corner.

This is generally my mac window-shopping experience every year or so.
12/06/2006 12:32:13 AM · #22
I haven't bought a prebuilt computer system in 13 years besides my dell laptop. Laptops I can see where a mac might be nice, but the money saved from building your own is so great. It only cost me $300 for my last upgrade, and it'll last 3 years or so.
12/06/2006 12:29:26 AM · #23
Originally posted by kyebosh:

Originally posted by shamer:

> ...my bank account doesn't ...

It's a shame that Macs still have the reputation as being more expensive than PCs - if you compare feature to feature (processor speed, drive capacity/types and especially included software) you'll find they priced the same, sometimes BETTER than PCs...

I haven't ever priced a mac before, but does this also hold true if you're building a system from scratch? I don't know if you can even do that with a mac, is it possible nowadays, i remember you couldn't before.


You can not build a mac from scratch as you can do with a PC. But that is hardly a reason to not consider a Mac.

Message edited by author 2006-12-06 00:30:20.
12/06/2006 12:22:12 AM · #24
Yeah, I'm old and tired. I'm a long time Mac user. But, I'd be older and more tired if I had to cope with the PC lunacy and tedium. I stumbled upon a solution. I just bought my daughter a MacBook. She loves it! And, she's a teacher. I think I've spread the good news to a few more generations.
12/06/2006 12:19:03 AM · #25
Originally posted by shamer:

> ...my bank account doesn't ...

It's a shame that Macs still have the reputation as being more expensive than PCs - if you compare feature to feature (processor speed, drive capacity/types and especially included software) you'll find they priced the same, sometimes BETTER than PCs...

I haven't ever priced a mac before, but does this also hold true if you're building a system from scratch? I don't know if you can even do that with a mac, is it possible nowadays, i remember you couldn't before.
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