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10/30/2007 10:26:21 PM · #1
I looked through the forums and read some but I'm curious now how many DPCers (or percentage) use MAC / PC. If anyone has any idea.

Right now I use Elements 5.0 on a PC at home but in my college classes I'm learning CS3 on MAC. I'm now saving up for a MAC but not sure what I want exactly. I'm thinking the MACBOOK PRO with the creative suite because it's not just photography I'm learning but sound, video, and graphic design as well.
10/30/2007 10:29:51 PM · #2
DPC is completely a Mac shop. No Windows users here at all.

;-)
10/30/2007 10:30:21 PM · #3
There are six Macs in our house, 2 of which are mine:

20" 1Mac C2D (for photo editing) and an 12" iBook G4 (for uploading images on the road).
10/30/2007 10:31:09 PM · #4
I have a mac book pro. Coming up on a year now and I won't go back. My mac book tops out at 2 GB of Ram though. I don't know if the new ones take more...haven't researched it, but if you're going to get into video, I'd recommend no less then 4 GB, if the machine will allow it.

Good luck.

Stephanie
10/30/2007 10:32:18 PM · #5
that's impressive. Responses at :29, :30 & :31

and now :32

Message edited by author 2007-10-30 22:32:35.
10/30/2007 10:33:43 PM · #6
33?
10/30/2007 10:55:15 PM · #7
Originally posted by strangeghost:

DPC is completely a Mac shop. No Windows users here at all.

;-)


lol thats great!!!!

but I am a MAC junkie no I dont have a mac book pro, I just have a regular 13" macbook (white one) I also got it maxed out with the memory. So for me its really fast I dont see much difference in my mac book and my friends macbook pro. Bit I also got a older powerbook, and a mac pro which I am in luv with...lol that computer is extremly fast.
10/30/2007 11:04:19 PM · #8
I have a MacBook Pro 2.4GHz and a PowerMac G5 Dual 2.5 both running Tiger 10.4.10

I am currently playing with Leopard 10.5 on my MacBook Pro booted from a firewire drive with 10.5 on it. Love 10.5 so far!
10/30/2007 11:04:56 PM · #9
Here's my observation of the philosophy on this particular topic:

You define your computer: Buy a PC
Your computer defines you: Buy a Mac

:-)
10/30/2007 11:05:50 PM · #10
Originally posted by atsxus:

I have a mac book pro. Coming up on a year now and I won't go back. My mac book tops out at 2 GB of Ram though. I don't know if the new ones take more...haven't researched it, but if you're going to get into video, I'd recommend no less then 4 GB, if the machine will allow it.

Good luck.

Stephanie


I have 2GB of RAM on my MacBook Pro too but it supports up to 4GB of RAM.
10/30/2007 11:09:14 PM · #11
Originally posted by conglett:

Here's my observation of the philosophy on this particular topic:

You define your computer: Buy a PC
Your computer defines you: Buy a Mac

:-)

Wow - what a truly insightful comment.
10/30/2007 11:20:44 PM · #12
Dual Processor G5 tower and a MacBook. Plus a G5 iMac for the kid

Work on Windows all day at work, no way I'd do that at home.
10/30/2007 11:20:50 PM · #13
If you like to do work with your computer, get a Mac.

If you like to work on your computer, get a PC.
10/30/2007 11:35:21 PM · #14
For the sake of this thread, then PC..

But I also run Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon (Linux) on my laptop..
10/30/2007 11:48:01 PM · #15
You can tell which ones are the fanatics by how quickly they respond. The rest of the "silent majority" are PC users. :-)

10/30/2007 11:53:32 PM · #16
The real question is MacOS or Windows or that other geeky OS ...since technically they are all PCs :-)

Message edited by author 2007-10-30 23:54:04.
10/30/2007 11:58:20 PM · #17
At Home:

(1) Windows Server 2003 R2, (2) Vista Ultimate, (1) Vista Home Premium, (1) Vista Business (work laptop), (1) Windows XP MCE 2005 w/ATI HDTV Wonder 37" HDTV/LCD, there is a Fujitsu Laptop in the corner there with XP Pro but hasn't been turned on in a while.

If there was a Mac here I wouldn't be able to find it...Hey has anyone seen my cat?

Maybe we should start a "It's not whatz on the outside" thread for the Rig builders, tweakers and overclockers...this one is destined to go around in circles fast.

ED: Typos of course

Message edited by author 2007-10-30 23:59:30.
10/30/2007 11:59:52 PM · #18
Nice clarification, Leroy.

And just to clarify my camp, I'm the geeky type... If you knew you could pipe to grep, write some mad regular expressions, use your computer as a webserver, fileserver, TV recording device... all at the same time... you'd use Linux, too.

Run the lesser OS's where they belong - in Virtual Machines.

=D

Message edited by author 2007-10-31 00:03:33.
10/30/2007 11:59:59 PM · #19
i dont really care, i think its that whole ford/chevy thing that i never got either, we got into this in another thread once. I have nothing against mac's although no one will ever convince me they are as error free as they claim.
personally i LOVE to build and repair pc's, and i make a nice living off them so its ok with me when they have problems. and as far as i know you cant go buy all the parts for a mac and build your own tho i may be wrong about that. its just one of those things where you have your preference and thats fine....neither side will make converts
10/31/2007 12:07:34 AM · #20
I was a dedicated PC user until this year. Got my hands on an intel mac with Tiger, and NEVER Looked back. I was tentative at first though, clinging to the idea that I could run windows on my mac if need be. Now I just wouldnt want to.

It is not whether your computer defines you or not (though that is a clever sound-bite sort of answer), at least not for me: it is about what User experience you want or not. I have found that Apple, creating both the hardware and software, integrated together, give me a more pleasant, fun, and stress-free interface and interaction.

Microsoft, creating only the software, has much less ability to control that experience in the long run.

And the seamless plug and play nature of the macs, of peripherals, is truly wonderful. Even simple things on my pc always had hidden problems and debugging that needed to be done to get them installed. The mac just works. 10 minutes out of the box, I was up, running, online, and getting my email.

One subtle thing I did not expect, but turns out to be pretty sweet: I use windows pcs at work, and a mac at home. The difference in look and feel actually helps--when you are home, you are using a fun, stress free computer that just FEELS different than being at work. I used to avoid getting on my home pc because it was too much like work. Now I hop on the mac right away and do Fun Stuff.
10/31/2007 12:27:11 AM · #21
Okay so I titled it wrong. It should've been MAC vs Windows I guess. Anyway I didn't intend on this being a debate for which is better but hey go at it if you feel the need. I was just really curious as to what percentage of the DPC community used MAC. I'm already convinced that I'm making the switch. It's just a matter of when and which one. I'm not sure if I want to start with the desktop or the macbook. I'm leaning toward mobility for now and get the desktop later.
10/31/2007 12:27:53 AM · #22
Originally posted by smurfguy:

Originally posted by conglett:

Here's my observation of the philosophy on this particular topic:

You define your computer: Buy a PC
Your computer defines you: Buy a Mac

:-)

Wow - what a truly insightful comment.


My mac book pro is 1 1/2 years old. 2GB maxes it out. :(


10/31/2007 12:39:01 AM · #23
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

The real question is MacOS or Windows or that other geeky OS ...since technically they are all PCs :-)


Sorry, It's not just the OS, I never heard of running any of the MAC, animal-named OS's on a PC.
Yes, Microcomputers are mainly PCs or Macs, as advocated by some stupid comercials.

In the beginning there was Mainframe, Midrange, Micro, and Handheld computers. Bill Gates/Wozniak sold the first PC, a.k.a. Personal Computer to the masses of yet to become geeks. I think Steve Jobs started a competitive business and dubbed their Microcomputers Apple/Lisa/Macintosh.

Don't forget the majority of the internet is run on Unix. Then there is Linux, too, just to name a few.

I'm a Programmer first, so I grew up with a PCs, which you can build and upgrade yourself. Macs, do have precise, smooth feel to mouse navigation. I run a PC with a MAC Cinema monitor. I find a mouse with a left-right button and a clickable wheel, the most efficient.
10/31/2007 12:43:10 AM · #24
Originally posted by justamistere:

I never heard of running any of the MAC, animal-named OS's on a PC.


See this. Oh and I use a PC all the way. It's what I've grown up with and what I work on every day. But I don't think the things I use are even available for the mac. And no, I'm not going to buy a mac just to install windows on it. That's kind of pointless to me since I'd never use the mac OS.
10/31/2007 01:08:27 AM · #25
Originally posted by Sheryll:

I'm leaning toward mobility for now and get the desktop later.


I got rid of my desktop in favor of a notebook. Well, I replaced a notebook and a desktop with a notebook. There are few reasons now to have both.

Message edited by author 2007-10-31 01:09:06.
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