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« Reply #50 on: January 05, 2009, 18:35 »
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On PC, you have a mega-powerful and expensive MS Office suite but should I pay so much when I only use 10% of Word or Excel features? On Mac you have MS Office too, but I prefer a lot Apple iWorks suite which is just what I need and so much fun to use and cost only $80.
$80 is way too expensive for me.  I use the mega powerful and free Open Office on the PC.


« Reply #51 on: January 05, 2009, 19:20 »
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You're right. Me too uses powerful and $0 NeoOffice on OS X.

« Reply #52 on: January 05, 2009, 19:20 »
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On PC, you have a mega-powerful and expensive MS Office suite but should I pay so much when I only use 10% of Word or Excel features? On Mac you have MS Office too, but I prefer a lot Apple iWorks suite which is just what I need and so much fun to use and cost only $80.

$80 is way too expensive for me.  I use the mega powerful and free Open Office on the PC.



There's also KOffice (no experience with this one).

http://www.koffice.org/

« Reply #53 on: January 05, 2009, 19:54 »
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Every time somebody on any forum (I'm obviously much more on IT forums than on photography forums) starts to rant about what PC users are missing like the unique Mac experience, I have this Jehova witnesses feeling. They used to come on knock on your door trying to convince you that you're worshiping the wrong God.  :-\

It just got me allergic to all that starts with an "i". iGod, iPod, iPhone, and... iStock  ::)

« Reply #54 on: January 05, 2009, 19:58 »
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Are you saying that a Mac zealot started this thread to convince us?

bittersweet

« Reply #55 on: January 05, 2009, 20:39 »
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Every time somebody on any forum (I'm obviously much more on IT forums than on photography forums) starts to rant about what PC users are missing like the unique Mac experience, I have this Jehova witnesses feeling. They used to come on knock on your door trying to convince you that you're worshiping the wrong God.  :-\

It just got me allergic to all that starts with an "i". iGod, iPod, iPhone, and... iStock  ::)

Give me a break. The thread was started in order to gather opinions from both sides. Many of the PC people are posting ignorant garbage --not about their experience with PC, but about their beliefs about why Macs are bad bad bad-- and so a Mac user pipes up to give REAL information rebutting that ignorant garbage.

But I do agree with you that there are similarities to the istock argument.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2009, 20:40 by whatalife »

« Reply #56 on: January 05, 2009, 21:40 »
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Not to kill the thread but I did not want a fist fight to result from my initial question on whether you prefer Mac or PC as a designer/photographer :)

I have learned a lot from everyone: pros and cons of each platform and what you like and what you don't about PC or Mac. It looks like my pocket book will be doing the talking and that means it will likely be a new PC laptop to replace my current laptop that is giving up. I'd like to get my hands on a used Mac as well and am going to look for one so I will have a chance to work with both.

It is good every one is so passionate about the tools of their trade.  ;) ;)

helix7

« Reply #57 on: January 05, 2009, 23:00 »
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I think this is all just personal preference at this point in the development of the home computer. The old arguments for and against each platform are largely non-existent anymore. A lot of things mentioned in this thread are old facts, many of which are just not true anymore. In this day and age, I doubt anyone could really make a "wrong" choice. It's just a matter of what you prefer.


« Reply #58 on: January 06, 2009, 01:32 »
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Here is a seemingly unbiased test done by CNET back in 2006.  Although it is dated somewhat it could give a few nice ideas on how a MAC and a Windows laptop compare

http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-10442_7-6511774-1.html?tag=rb_content;rb_mtx

« Reply #59 on: January 06, 2009, 02:10 »
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i think we need a video to set a lighter tone :)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0Gzq-QEt0s[/youtube]

« Reply #60 on: January 06, 2009, 03:10 »
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Every time somebody on any forum (I'm obviously much more on IT forums than on photography forums) starts to rant about what PC users are missing like the unique Mac experience, I have this Jehova witnesses feeling. They used to come on knock on your door trying to convince you that you're worshiping the wrong God.  :-\

It just got me allergic to all that starts with an "i". iGod, iPod, iPhone, and... iStock  ::)

For me, Mac users are only enthusiastic, sometimes overly I agree. But I understand (and like) enthusiasm, whatever the subject is.

I also see on many forums a lot of what I can only call Mac haters and I don't understand at all people who spend so much time to talk about things they dislike.

I'm not a Linux guy at all, but I also understand and like enthusiasm of Linux community.

But I never see any enthusiasm coming from Windows worshipers :)

Is seems indeed that the Mac vs PC vs Linux debate is very hot most of the time: I'm just happy to be enthusiastic.

« Reply #61 on: January 06, 2009, 03:51 »
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But I never see any enthusiasm coming from Windows worshipers :)

I couldn't be more happy with windows.  I am sure most people who have problems with windows don't know much about computers.  Building my own was great fun, can you build your own Mac?  I used Macs and PC's side by side for 10 years at work and I have always had a PC with windows at home.

The only bit I preferred about the Mac was having the bin on the right side of the screen.  That is where mine is on my PC.

« Reply #62 on: January 06, 2009, 03:58 »
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But I never see any enthusiasm coming from Windows worshipers :)

I couldn't be more happy with windows. 

Being happy is not being enthusiastic  ;)

I'm sure most Windows users are happy with it... partly because many don't know anything else.

But I agree, if you like to build your own machine, a PC is the way to go: this is one of the good argument. But I myself like not to have to build my Mac ;-)
« Last Edit: January 06, 2009, 04:01 by araminta »

« Reply #63 on: January 06, 2009, 04:42 »
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Being happy is not being enthusiastic  ;)
Enthusiasm probably comes with the package. That's why you pay more for a Mac (at least here in Europe) :D

« Reply #64 on: January 06, 2009, 04:43 »
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building my own is perhaps one of the biggest advantages for PC for me too.

Being able to choose my parts and spend the $$ where I want them to be spent is worthwhile.  Also being able to customize to suite my needs is also important.  If I want to have 6 or more hard drives in my computer it isn't a problem.  I also like being able to upgrade a single component when I feel the need, and have a wide choice of options of what to upgrade to.

« Reply #65 on: January 06, 2009, 05:58 »
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You also can build or upgrade a mac. In my case i already switch hard drives, memory, graphic cards etc. I see a lot people that said that MAC is a computer like any, if this is true the components that are in it also are equal to any computer! And thats true!

And i see here some people that like to build computers that said that if you have the "expert" windows work fine and if there are some problems, they (the expert that understand programing, hardware, etc) can fix all the problems. But did you guys think in the enormous quantity of people that work with computers that don't now anything about software and hardware!
How many of you that buy a car now mechanics?
Imagine a world were everybody must be expert in every item that buy in is life!

When i buy something i buy to use not to fix that item!
MAC works and i don't need to now how to fix or speed up! When someone make a PC like MAC i will buy it. Because i use this machine to work, i need a machine that is stable and i don't need to be expert on fix it. I prefer by expert in what i do!

If you like PC, please buy one! If you like Linux please buy one, if you like a mac please by one. But if you ask for opinions please respect the difference.


« Reply #66 on: January 06, 2009, 06:24 »
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PC's work but it is inevitable that some people find ways to make them go wrong.  You don't have to be an expert, just a bit of common sense is all that is required but I see lots of people that don't have any and perhaps they would be better off with a Mac ;D

And Macs are not 100% fool proof, I have worked with people that are capable of screwing them up too.


« Reply #67 on: January 06, 2009, 09:28 »
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I use a macbook.
Aperture does almost everything possibly needed to prepare images, and does it fast so there is no need to go to any other programs.
I also run Parallels which allows me to use any, and I mean any PC program on the mac, while still in the mac OS.
I almost  have my girlfriend convinced that she needs a mac!!!!

I never liked PCs because they are too much work, at least in my opinion.
Windows bloats up and eats itself so there is constant maintenance involved.

With the mac you turn it on and everything works....

Used PC early on, switched to mac 10 years ago and never looked back.
Mac applications also give you more screen real estate when working as opposed to a PC program taking up a third or more of the screen.

Yes the investment is bigger but time is money. The faster and easier you can work the better your quality of life and the more pictures you can take

Another great feature for a microstocker with the mac is uploading multiple files to istock via Aperture or iphoto.
I tell you I do not miss the uploading one at a time over there....
Before they are uploaded you can go through the keywords and categorize, when you are ready, press one button and you are all done!

In case you didnt notice, this is a vote for the mac and parallels for when you need to work in pc land!

lisafx

« Reply #68 on: January 06, 2009, 11:23 »
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Guess what - I hated it!  In spite of dual quad core processors and 4 GB of ram it was slower than my old PC! 

Sorry, but I can't believe this. It turns out that I can afford a new Porche, state that it is much slower than my old Daewoo from 2001, and expect everybody would believe this.

Let's stay within usual comparisons, pros and cons, please.

Yeah, why would you believe it?  I am completely inexperienced with computers, imaging, and a well known liar.  ;)

lisafx

« Reply #69 on: January 06, 2009, 11:31 »
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But I never see any enthusiasm coming from Windows worshipers :)

Most likely this is because people who prefer PC's view their computers as a tool, not a religion or a way of life... 

Not to mention that people expressing a preference for windows are accused of lying and told to shut up (reference the above post). 
« Last Edit: January 06, 2009, 11:36 by lisafx »

« Reply #70 on: January 06, 2009, 11:41 »
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But I never see any enthusiasm coming from Windows worshipers :)

Most likely this is because people who prefer PC's view their computers as a tool, not a religion or a way of life... 

Like most users of computers my computer is a tool, not a religion nor a way of life, it just happens that I use a mac, and as most of my friends are in the design or music business they do too. None of us feel the need to evangelise, just the same as our pc using friends feel no need to hate. Polarising threads, like this has become, are unrepresentative of the real world and just spread more heat than light.

If we all liked exactly the same thing there would be no progress, nor need for stock photography, one handshake image would serve all needs for handshake illustrations etc.!

« Reply #71 on: January 06, 2009, 11:50 »
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I knew it, I knew it. The Mac is a religion. If the Mac is that super, why does it have a tiny market share, why Mac users are such zealots everywhere, and why do they feel that constant itch all the time to preach their superior gospel to the inferior PC infidels? Insecurity? Enjoy your Macs, but I don't care for them. Next!  :P

avava

« Reply #72 on: January 06, 2009, 12:45 »
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I told you this would happen. Two free range squirrels everyone, best choice. How about the sharpest lens now there is a good direction to steer this for some more bickering. Just make nice photos the buyer doesn't care if you made them pressing wild flowers together.

Best,
AVAVA

« Reply #73 on: January 06, 2009, 13:43 »
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I told you this would happen.

It was not difficult: it always happens  ;)

If the Mac is that super, why does it have a tiny market share,

Because Bill Gates is by far a better salesman compared to Steve Jobs.

and why do they feel that constant itch all the time to preach their superior gospel to the inferior PC infidels?

Re-read this thread: zealotery(?) is everywhere... Mac or PC side.

Insecurity?

Once again: enthusiasm. I'm also enthusiastic for microstock business and I like to explain to other people why I find this business cool and interesting. Same for the Mac.

I guess you understand my enthusiasm for microstock. You should then understand my enthusiasm for the Mac platform: different subject, but same feeling.

Enjoy your Macs, but I don't care for them. Next!  :P

Sound like an old and wise macrostock contributor telling us on this forum "Enjoy microstock, but I don't care for this business".
 ;D





« Reply #74 on: January 06, 2009, 13:48 »
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But I never see any enthusiasm coming from Windows worshipers :)

Most likely this is because people who prefer PC's view their computers as a tool, not a religion or a way of life... 


I'm a software engineer... I would say it is a good thing I consider computers as something more than a tool... as I consider as a photographer my brand new Canon 24-70L a little bit more than a piece of glass and metal. You understand that feeling?


 

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