Re: What makes a mac better?
In article <email@example.com>, Mxsmanic
> > I've always found the Apple / Mac versus the IBM / Windows debate rather
> > interesting...
> > Supporters on both sides say their brand choice is best, but why?
> These days, it's pure emotion.
> There is no way to objectively prove either
> type of computer "better." They use the same hardware and differ only in the
> operating system that runs on the machine.
wrong. there is custom hardware in a mac.
> The internal hardware is the same as a PC today, so there's no difference in
> quality. Some PCs use cheaper components, others use more expensive
in other words, there actually is a difference in quality.
> many of the components are identical on both platforms,
some are, but not all.
> and if one
> builds one's own PC, the components can be of whatever quality one is prepared
> to pay for.
sure, but few people build their own computers and nobody builds their
> > All mac enthusiasts can really cheer about is whether their boxes can do
> > the job quicker, or, at best, that their monitors might have nicer shades of
> > red, green and blue. All the creative work gets done by the user of the
> > camera (not mac), and in post processing (usually Adobe).
> Right. And there's no way to tell whether an image has been processed on a
> Windows machine or a Mac.
actually, there is.
> > Interestingly, Adobe seems to put more work into Windows than it does into
> > mac, at least it does when Adobe Elements is concerned.
> The Windows market is much larger. Adobe switches from primary development for
> Mac to the PC years ago.
> That is, today Photoshop is developed first for the
> PC, then it is ported to the Mac,
absolutely and without question, wrong.
photoshop is developed using a custom cross platform framework for both
platforms at the same time.
> whereas in the old days it was the other way
> around. Which doesn't really affect anything, anyway, since it works much the
> same on both platforms.
it's identical on both platforms.
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