Are you folks MAC or PC?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by baker1, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. baker1

    Ray Fischer Guest

    Why do you feel the need to lie about what people write? Are you
    really so pathetically desperate to "win" at all costs?
     
    Ray Fischer, Dec 28, 2005
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  2. LOL.....

    Oooh ooowl - that really hurts >:-D Your style gives you away- plus I
    have a 6666th sense....LOL.
     
    Little Green Eyed Dragon, Dec 28, 2005
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  3. baker1

    Ray Fischer Guest

    Q.E.D. You respond with another ad hominem.
     
    Ray Fischer, Dec 28, 2005
  4. baker1

    ASAAR Guest

    Saying that some with poor vision may not see things accurately is
    in no way an ad hominem attack. Try this on for size. Anyone that
    responds as you did may easily be called "stupid" or a "moron". I
    don't think that you are, but you exhibit other, more serious
    problems, poor comprehension being only one. 'tis a shame, since I
    agree with occasional points that you make, but being seen as being
    "on your side" would be have a negative impact on my image and
    reputation, such that it is . . .
     
    ASAAR, Dec 28, 2005
  5. baker1

    Ray Fischer Guest

    It is when you use it to argue that other people are wrong and you are
    right.
     
    Ray Fischer, Dec 28, 2005
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    Shawn Hirn Guest

    Absolutely. The production release of Mac OS X will never run in all its
    full glory on any computer that does not have an Apple logo on the front.
     
    Shawn Hirn, Jan 3, 2006
  7. baker1

    Shawn Hirn Guest

    I use both Windows XP and Mac OS X Tiger. Far and away, the Mac is my
    preferred platform for just about everything. I spend far more time
    doing maintenance such on Windows for things such as security updates,
    virus protection, etc. I don't spend as much as a single second with
    those things on my Mac.

    I work as a disaster recover specialist for a large organization with
    thousands of Macs and PCs. Not once have I ever seen a problem with file
    corruption on a Mac (except for failing disk drives), whereas I have
    seen those problems more times than I can count on Windows's file
    systems.

    Honestly, I would not trust one byte of my personal data to Windows XP.
    Even for those few applications where I must use Windows, I make sure to
    save the data files on my Mac.
     
    Shawn Hirn, Jan 3, 2006
  8. baker1

    Shawn Hirn Guest

    All new desktop Macs come with a multi-button mouse. Apple laptops
    still have not made that leap, but if it was up to me, Apple would
    include a multi-button mouse pad on its next line of Powerbooks.
    Do you have the latest MS 2004 updates? If not, you may find that Office
    2004 will load a bit faster after you apply the updates. On the other
    hand, for me, Office 2004 has never been a slow poke at starting up,
    but Word 2004 is notorious for crashing on me after its been idle for
    a while.
    I agree. I recently tried PS CS 2 on a friend's brand new dual core
    Windows XP box. It was fast, but the icons were amaturish and the
    detail in things just wasn't as crisp and clear as with my Mac G5.
    I don't know what you mean by "messing up your whole file system" as I
    have been using iPhoto since it came out and I have not had that problem
    .... I think. I agree that iPhoto is lacking in some areas, but its okay
    for what it does do if you're using iPhoto 5.
    The vast majority of Windows software will run under VPC, but I can't
    imagine that anyone would want to seriously use VPC for anything
    other than light weight applications, because it is a dog.
    I agree.
    Wrong. Even the pro Macs come with some games; chess comes to mind, and
    you can certainly find plenty of games at http://www.versiontracker.com
    for free or low-cost.
    True, but I sure wish Apple would come out with a SuperDrive that
    writes a lot faster than the current models.
    Many old Macs had an IR port. I wonder why Apple abandoned that
    technology.
    That's why I refuse to use any PDA that does not run the Palm OS, but I
    would love to see Apple come out with its own PDA like it did with the
    Newton a few years ago.
    Huh? Check version tracker, or just use the restore tab in disk
    utilities to back up your Mac. I do that all the time; works like a
    charm.
    I think you meant "Spotlight."
    Really? Other than locked or in-use files, I have never had a problem
    with the Mac trash can.
    I agree completely for consumers. The only reason I can think of to use
    FileVault is with confidential medical or business critical data in a
    multi-user environment.
    Really? I use Mac OS X on three computers. My two desktops run 24x7 and
    one of those serves out web pages and files. I can't remember the last
    time I saw Mac OS X crash on any of my systems.
    Ugh! Is right. Outlook Express is an abomination.
     
    Shawn Hirn, Jan 3, 2006
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    I recently swapped out the Pioneer DVR-104 "Superdrive" that was in my
    G4 Mac for a newer and vastly faster 109 drive. A simple change,
    compatible with Mac OS 10.4, easy, and fairly cheap at aboout $100.
    Burning DVDs at 1x was taking way too long (a couple hours for burn
    and verify).
    Seems like the abandoned it just about the time they introduced it.
    They certainly never made use of its potential.
     
    Ray Fischer, Jan 3, 2006
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    George Kerby Guest

    Like I said before, fischer: the only redeemable virtue you seem to have is
    that you drive a Mac. Most likely you got an educational discount-illegally
    using a relative's student or pointy-headed liberal professor's i.d. No
    shit, YOU most likely ARE the pointy-head yourself?!?


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    G- Blank Guest

    Like I said before, fischer: the only redeemable virtue you seem to have is
    that you drive a Mac. Most likely you got an educational discount-illegally
    using a relative's student or pointy-headed liberal professor's i.d. No
    shit, YOU most likely ARE the pointy-head yourself?!?[/QUOTE]

    LOL- George, you silver tongued devil.



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    or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong,
    is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable
    to the American public."--Theodore Roosevelt, May 7, 1918

    greg_____photo(dot)com
     
    G- Blank, Jan 4, 2006
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    Adrian Hoe Guest

    I am using PC/Linux (Debian/SuSE), Sun Sparc Solaris, and Mac OS X
    (Tiger). My day job is software development and I write programs for
    all these platforms. Mac OS X is actually based on FreeBSD so, Mac OS X
    is UNIX. But one thing above all about Mac is that it has better
    compatitbility with most devices/gadgets (or may I say that most
    devices/gadgets are compatible with Mac?).

    Although Linux has conquered (or is conquering) office and home
    desktop, it still lacks the compatitlity to some devices. Mainly
    contributed to the closed door of devices manufacturers who does not
    see open source OS as their main customers. You will have to wait a
    while before you can get a device drivers for the new devices. One very
    good example is Canon's Capture software. It does not work with Tiger
    (10.4.x) yet.

    Overall, most cameras and DV cams are plug and play on Mac without
    hassle and problems. But please check compatibility issues at Apple
    website before acquiring any hardware.

    If you can wait a while, Apple is going to release Intel Mac soon in
    2006. You will have all the GHz power of Intel on the Mac. Unless you
    have no computer at all at this moment and dying to get one, it is
    worth the wait.

    If you can't wait any longer and need to get a computer, try look at
    Mac once more. It still worth the money. Apple will still support and
    produce PowerPC Mac for the scientific community.
     
    Adrian Hoe, Jan 4, 2006
  14. The only thing Linux is conquering is the minds of the penguins who
    cling to the notion that it will one day overtake Windows. It ain't
    gonna happen.
     
    Randall Ainsworth, Jan 4, 2006
  15. Hey, let them hold on to their dreams. I've heard this nonsense for over a
    decade and it hasn't happened yet. I'm sorry to say it, but there is no
    beating the security, ultra high performance, and robustness of a Windows
    platform.







    Rita
     
    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Jan 4, 2006
  16. I can answer that; I was working under contract for Apple at the time.
    Quite simply, although IR had been included in a couple of generations
    of PowerBook, survey figures showed virtually no one was actually using
    it. And most people who tried the feature, didn't like it much due to
    range, speed, an reliability issues.

    Of course, it didn't help much that the early units had only the
    proprietary IRTalk protocol, and not the more standard IrDA. Still, I
    have and do use the IR port to sync my Palm.
     
    Scott Schuckert, Jan 4, 2006
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    Adrian Hoe Guest

    Hi Baker1,

    I tried to reply your message that you sent to my mailbox. I looks like
    your email address is invalid. So I post my reply here:

    So far so good for me. I use my iBook for 100% of my emails, Skype,
    AIM, web browsing, word processing, spreadsheet, image editing,
    download pictures and video from my digital cameras and DV, software
    development, and etc. I have no problem with at all. I have no problem
    communicating with others too. The only problem I have is that my iBook
    is 800MHz, 14" LCD and no DVD writer. But that is not slowing me down.
    It is still quite fast for me. That's the beauty of PowerPC RISC
    processor. No doubt that Intel sports better speed. And yes, honestly,
    it is slow in rendering my DV to VCD.

    If you send your resume and cut-sheet in PDF, there will be no problem
    at all. PDF is designed to be portable across many different platforms.

    And yes, I do sometime receive email with text truncated but I do not
    miss any characters or any information at all. It seems like some
    software (Mac or WIndows?) has inserted new line character every each
    line.

    For accounting, I use gnuCash for Linux. It is possible to run on Mac
    OS X but need X windows and Gtk stuff.

    My company ditched Windows 10 years ago. And I ditched Windows soon
    after that. I had the same feeling as yours 3 years ago when I needed
    to get a notebook computer. It took me months to research and decide.
    Finally, I got my iBook and I the only regret was that I should have
    decided earlier.

    I think Apple will roll out Intel base on their PowerMac, iBook and
    PowerBook series. That's me speculation. One of the reason for Apple to
    switch to Intel is that IBM could not solve the PowerPC heat problem
    (important for mobile users) and increase its clock speed (important
    for power desktop users). Apple's strategy will be capturing mobile and
    professional desktop users. Again, that's my speculation. I hope I will
    be right.

    Is 5 months (estimated) any longer than 8 years? Just wait and see. But
    if you have some coins to spend, the Quad 2.5GH PowerMac is a good
    deal. With that computing power, you can run Yellow Dog Linux and Mac
    OS X simultaneously with Mac On Linux (http://maconlinux.org). And it
    is not an emulator. You are running native Mac OS X on Linux on same
    machine at the same time! That's the best of both world! Furthermore, I
    heard someone is running Linux, Mac OS X and Windows all together. I
    don't know why run Windows again.

    Believe me, if you have used Mac OS X, you will never look back on
    Windows.

    "Break the Windows and breathe free." -- Adrian Hoe, 1998.

    Good luck in your shopping.

    PS: Please let me know what you decide.
     
    Adrian Hoe, Jan 4, 2006
  18. <snicker>

    Since when did Windows become secure, robust, and high performance?
     
    Randall Ainsworth, Jan 4, 2006
  19. Just prior to never.
     
    Little Green Eyed Dragon, Jan 4, 2006
  20. July 1992

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Jan 4, 2006
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