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  • N Mac (all Operating Systems)

    29 36.25%
  • S Mac (all Operating Systems)

    4 5.00%
  • N PC (all Operating Systems)

    48 60.00%
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    11 13.75%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abstract Thinker View Post
    Thanks! Of course you can use it, and no credit required... don't care about that. Just care about being understood.



    Quote Originally Posted by Abstract Thinker View Post
    Thanks! Of course you can use it, and no credit required... don't care about that. Just care about being understood.


    Quote Originally Posted by Abstract Thinker View Post
    Okay, back to battling code, when really I'm a video editor. But I'm also the de facto Drupal guy cuz I know more about it than anyone else here. Shouldn't have told them that!
    You fool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixelholic View Post
    I had a student who formatted her external drive into a Time Machine drive (since it prompts whenever you plug any drive in) and lost all of her video files because of it. I had another student who was wondering why his mac was slow. His hard drive had something like 8mb of space left on it. No amount of idiot-proofing is going to help some poeple.
    Or the student who runs out of space and says "...but I trashed all of the files I didn't want???"

    Me: "Have you tried emptying the trash?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abstract Thinker View Post

    Meanwhile, all the Sensors out there are like and , and all the NFP Mac users are out there either like... or :rolli: and here I am in the middle again.

    (Well, at least that's how the whole thing is playing out in my half-drunk head. Loving this tasty little IPA from Charlottesville.)

    And now I'm gonna either go back to making my short, warm, mushy (but sincere!) posts... or I'm gonna figure out how I can use even more emoticons in one sitting.
    This is nothing you should read the "Do ENFP's like psychopaths" I had to leave! ... I got hungry and had to chase down some dinner. To be honest about the debate I am and :rolli: at the same time but that must be because I have ENFP tendencies. I LOVE MY MAC and really don't care what anyone else thinks so long as they don't force me to use a PC then my Fi, lead by my, Te will kick their butt or I'll shoot them with my ray gun. Then the PC and then problem solved

    I'll have a beer too thanks. cheers!

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    I just don't really see much of a point in using personal experience as a basis for an argument of the effectiveness of two platforms. I would turn it into an extensive study that tested multiple brands of PC's, multiple system configurations of both platforms, intended uses, and then use a controlled group of users to measure stability, performance, upgradeability, efficiency, and user friendliness. I'd also likely run surveys targeted at mainstream, enthusiast, business and development users.

    I'd just want the absolute truth.


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    I really hate Mac, I think Apple is just a "trendy" type of PC. As far as cell phones go, I think Android is vasly superior to iPhone's software. I started with an MS-DOS 386 at 8. By the way, this doesn't mean I support Microsoft. What makes a "normal" PC superior to any Apple piece of hardware is how you can easily have 2 or 3 OS installed.

    Apple has now overtaken Microsoft in capital value and,
    That's market capitalization, which is vastly different from capital in terms of balance-sheet accounting, where Microsoft is still almost double the size of Apple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    I really hate Mac, I think Apple is just a "trendy" type of PC. As far as cell phones go, I think Android is vasly superior to iPhone's software. I started with an MS-DOS 386 at 8. By the way, this doesn't mean I support Microsoft. What makes a "normal" PC superior to any Apple piece of hardware is how you can easily have 2 or 3 OS installed.
    Did you not know that the Mac can run Mac OSX PLUS Windows at the same time??
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    Quote Originally Posted by raz View Post
    I just don't really see much of a point in using personal experience as a basis for an argument of the effectiveness of two platforms. I would turn it into an extensive study that tested multiple brands of PC's, multiple system configurations of both platforms, intended uses, and then use a controlled group of users to measure stability, performance, upgradeability, efficiency, and user friendliness. I'd also likely run surveys targeted at mainstream, enthusiast, business and development users.

    I'd just want the absolute truth.
    I like how you think... and would sponsor the study the for you to run study if I had the dosh (running a study like that is a nightmare for me!). For my purposes, and based on my experience at this time in my life, a MAC suits me. I appreciate that there is stuff they can't do and don't do well but it is about user need and preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raz View Post
    I just don't really see much of a point in using personal experience as a basis for an argument of the effectiveness of two platforms. I would turn it into an extensive study that tested multiple brands of PC's, multiple system configurations of both platforms, intended uses, and then use a controlled group of users to measure stability, performance, upgradeability, efficiency, and user friendliness. I'd also likely run surveys targeted at mainstream, enthusiast, business and development users.

    I'd just want the absolute truth.
    That would be ideal if everyone chose their computers that way still - but the personal experience and existing prejudices PLUS industries' preference are what really drive a computer these days.

    If you look at the computer choices in the same way as you look at the comparability of cars. It is only a relative few who want to see the speed trials etc. Most people just want comfort, price, fuel consumption, looks and safety and wouldn't need half of the attributes tested for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InsatiableCuriosity View Post
    Did you not know that the Mac can run Mac OSX PLUS Windows at the same time??
    I've never really understood this because if you're going to get a Mac just to run Windows in bootcamp or whatever, what's the point of the Mac.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    I've never really understood this because if you're going to get a Mac just to run Windows in bootcamp or whatever, what's the point of the Mac.
    It is really a pain in the rear end but in the Graphics Industry the creative work is done on Macs but is then served via a PC based digital workflow to a digital platemaker or direct to a digital press.

    From a training perspective, the majority of development tools for learning resources are Mac based bar one or two that are important, hence both platforms.

    I guess it also means that those who wish to use Macs for their work or personal use can also have access to gaming on a wider basis. Who knows???

    The Mac has always had the capacity to read PC files and formats and to write PC files and formats without additional hardware or software from day one so I guess it is an extension of that.

    This is also one of the reasons that creatives have preferred Macs - an Annual report can be produced using original data from a PC based network's Finance programs, Spreadsheets and WP programs but also can use graphics and files directly from Mac platform.
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