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Are you a Mac or a PC?

What are you?

  • I'm a Mac

    Votes: 35 27.3%
  • I'm a PC

    Votes: 64 50.0%
  • I'm both

    Votes: 29 22.7%

  • Total voters
    128

Lucas

Well-known member
#1
I wanted to know, I've recently made the switch from PC to Mac and I'm quiet happy with the results, system and software availability. It is not a thread to compare what's better, I nicely ask you to avoid that type of conversation. I just would like to know, what are you? And why do you like that? You can be both. :)

PC would also include Linux distributions for those Linux fans.

Rock on!
 

Anthony Parsons

Well-known member
#4
I chose mac... as we are in the process of fully converting away from PC's to macs... and the more I use it the more I like my choice. Still learning the mac ways... but definitely mac.
 

Tigratrus

Well-known member
#5
Just changed to Mac after using PC's for about 25 years, doing seat management and Windows network administration and Application development for about 10-15.
Very happy, much more productive and applications like DevonThink are just the icing on the cake :).

Windows 7 is the best OS Microsoft has ever produced, but OSX is better, at least for Susan and myself. When I need something on the PC side it's right there in parallels anyway, or if I need a pure MS environment I can always reboot into XP via bootcamp. The # of times I do that is very, VERY small though ;)
 

Anthony Parsons

Well-known member
#9
I would love to be buying them at US prices... that's for sure.
  • 21.5" US$1199 starting
  • 21.5" AUD$1599 starting
  • 27" US$1699 starting
  • 27" AUD$2199 starting
Go work that out with exchange rates around $0.92 then the starting difference of $400 between 21.5" vs. $500 for 27". Sux... massively.
 

Mr_Bob

Well-known member
#11
I'm a Mac guy. I never really made the switch until college, but since then I just can't go back to the PC. For the 1 application I use that is PC only (and rarely use) I have VmWare ( which also works great for running Ubuntu).
 

Lucas

Well-known member
#12
I would love to be buying them at US prices... that's for sure.
  • 21.5" US$1199 starting
  • 21.5" AUD$1599 starting
  • 27" US$1699 starting
  • 27" AUD$2199 starting
Go work that out with exchange rates around $0.92 then the starting difference of $400 between 21.5" vs. $500 for 27". Sux... massively.
Indeed, but if you save up, patiently, they are well worth the money. :)
 

Kim

Well-known member
#16
PC, too much software investment at the moment to move, but I will be looking at a Mac when I decide to upgrade my Creative Suite 3 - right now I can't justify the upgrade fee of over $1000 here in Australia...

*Sympathises with Anthony* geez we get ripped off down here, both software and hardware are much more expensive!
 
#17
After too many years of PC I moved my main work machine to Mac about four or so years ago. Ain't looked back!
Simple case of 'love at first sight'
p.s. I shamefully admit to still running my favourite editor under Parallels (RapidPHP/CSS)
 
F

Floris

Guest
#18
I have spend years upgrading my PC software and investing in additional hardware to attempt to keep things running snappy and have new versions.

I was surprised how much less software costs for the mac and that years later you still have a snappy fast machine, and upgrades are usually free, if the software isn't free itself. I might have spend more on a mac than on a pc initially, but just for the software I've earned it back, compared to an equal amount of windows years before that.

Someone start a photoshop clone that's equally good and basically a rip off of photoshop, and sell it for $300, I will buy it. I was broke after investing into an upgrade for photoshop cs5.
 

Anthony Parsons

Well-known member
#19
PC, too much software investment at the moment to move...
If you have purchased Windows software previously, and have receipt, and they make a mac version of the same, then you can contact the software provider and tell them you have changed to mac and they will send you the mac version. I did it for fireworks and some others via Adobe.

It is a ripoff though... as our new imacs are costing $3700 each here... for the i7 27" 4gb 1Tb 1Gb 3D... and in the US they are $2200. The mods is where they really begin to pull apart in price difference, which really ****s me then.
*Sympathises with Anthony* geez we get ripped off down here, both software and hardware are much more expensive!
Add lots more too... our X3 M pack sport here costs the same as what we could buy a brand new 7 series in the US. Not even close to comparable with the currency exchange. Work that one out!!! "Bangs head on wall"