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CyberDyneSystems
21st of March 2004 (Sun), 17:21
Just curious what we are using here for photo editing and related work.
I had assumed we were about 75 percent Windows,.
..but the number was pure fabrication. I'd be curious to know.

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This Thread SHOULD NOT Become a contest of one Vs. the Other!!

If this thread becomes a PC Vs. Mac shouting match it will be deleted immediately,
or the offending post will be deleted.

I only add this as I have seen this particular discussion get out of hand in the past elsewhere,.
I know we are above that behavior,.
but you never know who may drop in and add there two cents :)

Conk
21st of March 2004 (Sun), 18:56
I considered putting linux in as a second operating system but decided not to. It would have been for curiosity anyway. I'm happy with Xp and am quite use to it.

Scottes
21st of March 2004 (Sun), 19:10
I run my firewall, web server, email and such on Linux boxes. My apps run under Windows, but I have the Cygwin stuff loaded, so I spend half my time running a "Unix" environment inside my Windows box.

When Adobe puts out a Linux version of PS (and a few other companies do, too) then I'll move over to Linux full time.

IanD
21st of March 2004 (Sun), 19:23
XP on the desktops and laptops. Thinking about a Mac laptop as the 2 current laptops are Centrino based and have really poor graphics for editing and viewing.

garethhhhh
21st of March 2004 (Sun), 19:29
Laptop running XP

CoolToolGuy
21st of March 2004 (Sun), 19:35
One PC in the house, running Windows ME - its stable, and I avoid most of the security issues that hit the 2000/XP crowd. :roll:

Besides, I fool around with mainframes for a living, I don't want to mess with computers at home, too - I'm just a dumb, happy user at home. :wink:

Have Fun
Rick 8)

Idoc
21st of March 2004 (Sun), 21:43
2 PC's in house both with Windows XP.

Tom W
21st of March 2004 (Sun), 21:50
Dos 5.0 on a 386SX with 4 meg of RAM and the mouse driver loaded high. ;)
EGA with 256K on the video.
9.6K serial modem
3.5" and 5 1/4" floppies
10 mb hard drive
And one of them newfangled color printers

Now we're cookin' with gas...

OK, actually, my home computer and my laptop are both running XP.

Penguin_101_1
21st of March 2004 (Sun), 22:14
Where do I start?
I have a lot of computers. :) :D

Apple IIGS
Linux
2- Palm v3.5
Windows CE
2- Windows XP
Windows 98
Windows NT
Windows 95
:D :D

JZaun
22nd of March 2004 (Mon), 11:26
TomW
I sugest upgrading to DOS 6.0 :D



I have Win XP Home and love it,, but I do have every update MS put out!

JZaun

CyberDyneSystems
22nd of March 2004 (Mon), 13:08
Wow,. only one MAc thus far against 19 PC... I certainly did not think it would be so squewed.

Cadwell
22nd of March 2004 (Mon), 13:24
Windows for Teletubbies (XP). Made to look as much like NT 4 as I can reasonably manage.

CyberDyneSystems
22nd of March 2004 (Mon), 13:31
Windows for Teletubbies (XP). Made to look as much like NT 4 as I can reasonably manage.

Lol.. same here!!!!! :?

When I fist saw WinXP i said,. "why is it all fluffy like marshmallows"

Then the first time I instaled it I was livid at the default interface "effects"

..I mean ,. here i had just invested in all this super fast hardware, CPU, MainBoard, Gigs of DDR-RAM, and striped RAID 7200RPM HDs...

....and the "fluffy" XP interface makes every window,. every drop down menu , every step you take "slowly fade" into what I can hardly call "action" with the speed of a Pentium 100 and a 2MB S3 Virge graphcs card!!!!!

The first order of business was to figure out how to turn it ALL off.

shelbix2020
22nd of March 2004 (Mon), 18:41
I have a PC I built myself running XP ... only it looks like 2000 cause I cant stand the XP or Xtra Pretty look

Ill post a picture of it later

1.8Ghz AMD
1Gb DDR RAM
GeForce4 Ti4200
-128MB DDR
60Gb HDD(x3)
30Gb HDD

its over a year old now :( time to upgrade huh? lol

edit:
http://www.alexusfreehost.com/shelbix2020/My%20Computer.jpg
http://www.alexusfreehost.com/shelbix2020/My%20Computer%20at%20Night.jpg

Bubber Jones
22nd of March 2004 (Mon), 22:13
5x Linux
8x Windows Server 200x
3x Windows XP
1x Solaris
1x FreeBSD
1x OpenBSD
2x Irix

They all run all of the time and perform some kind of relatively useful function every day and that's all at home.

I don't even want to talk about how bad my power bill is. It's not so much the machines, but the A/C to cool it all...

Mills
24th of March 2004 (Wed), 20:14
Mac 17 inch Powerbook G4

Mac 15 inch Powerbook G4

A G5 after I get over the MK II hangover

CyberDyneSystems
24th of March 2004 (Wed), 20:27
5x Linux
8x Windows Server 200x
3x Windows XP
1x Solaris
1x FreeBSD
1x OpenBSD
2x Irix

They all run all of the time and perform some kind of relatively useful function every day and that's all at home.

I don't even want to talk about how bad my power bill is. It's not so much the machines, but the A/C to cool it all...

But which one do you do your photo editing on?

That is the question :)

Mills
24th of March 2004 (Wed), 22:42
I'm surprised at the lack of Mac's.

eric1
24th of March 2004 (Wed), 23:56
i have a 2.4 pentium running XP.
1 gb ram
2 80gb HDs
DVD burner
Matrox P750
Sony 21 in. crt

i use CL1 & PSCS

eric1

mikesd
25th of March 2004 (Thu), 14:18
Another xp here

TechKnowBabble
25th of March 2004 (Thu), 14:46
Laptop with XP Home, desktop with XP Pro....use both for editting.

Nikki

TechKnowBabble
25th of March 2004 (Thu), 14:48
Windows for Teletubbies (XP). Made to look as much like NT 4 as I can reasonably manage.

LOL....and that's Windows FP (Fisher Price)

hehehehehehehe

Nikki

Pamela107
26th of March 2004 (Fri), 01:25
I use a iMAC
The graphics are great, I wouldn't have anything else. ( Well maybe a CD burner would be nice) :lol:

Ferdinand
26th of March 2004 (Fri), 02:08
I miss my Himem :(

Regards,
Ferdinand

SoCal69
27th of March 2004 (Sat), 00:02
Dos 5.0 on a 386SX with 4 meg of RAM and the mouse driver loaded high. ;)
EGA with 256K on the video.
9.6K serial modem
3.5" and 5 1/4" floppies
10 mb hard drive
And one of them newfangled color printers.

You have a hard drive on yours?? Wow! :shock:

Win XP on 3 desktops + 1 laptop, plus Win 98SE on another desktop

thomascanty
27th of March 2004 (Sat), 15:54
I use a 2.5Ghz P4 running XP Home. While on the road I keep my 2.3Ghz Celeron laptop, also running XP Home, handy.

Laziferous
27th of March 2004 (Sat), 23:50
Two desktops running XP, and one laptop running 2000 Pro. I use Knoppix STD in the laptop sometimes, quite handy :twisted: I do all of the photo editing on the XP machines... though I have used Gimp. If I would have known I'd be doing all of this photo editing before I bought my first computer, I'd have bought a Mac. My next one will definitely be a Mac.

sdommin
28th of March 2004 (Sun), 08:10
Interesting how the final results mirrored the "real world". About 5% Mac.

shelbix2020
29th of March 2004 (Mon), 03:43
I cant for the life of me use Photoshop on a Mac .... I just cant do it with a one button "handicap" mouse!!!! I use up to 3 or 4 fingers at once on my mouse when working in PS on XP... hell Ive even used my pinky to stable my hand on the mouse pad lol

Canuck
30th of March 2004 (Tue), 16:58
I have 2 computers I alternately use. One is a 1.4Ghz Athlon (Pre XP, Wooo-hoo!) 512MB RAM and 60GB HD running Win 98; the other is a 2.2Ghz w/ 512MB PC 333 DDR SDRAM, and 2x 120GB HDs striped (built 1 1/2 years ago) running Win XP.

Me, I can't stand XP personally. I think that it plain is retarded. This is purely my opinion and nothing more.

Bubber Jones
30th of March 2004 (Tue), 20:12
[quote="CyberDyneSystems
But which one do you do your photo editing on?

That is the question :)[/quote]

Windows
Some Linux
A little Irix...