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Thread started 08 Jan 2010 (Friday) 20:03
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Mac - I'm an amature photographer
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Windows vs Macs

 
bank5
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Jan 08, 2010 20:03 |  #1

I know most graphic designers prefer Macs. What do photographers prefer?




  
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Jan 08, 2010 20:08 |  #2
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Neither. I use Linux


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Jan 08, 2010 20:53 |  #3

I am neither a professional or an amature, I am an amateur that uses Windows Vista.....


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Jan 08, 2010 20:59 as a reply to  @ lettershop's post |  #4

Its the same with most professional photographers. Years ago there were some compatibility issues and most photographers had to communicate with designers and professional printers and most were Mac. Most still are. I have found Macs to be more stable with graphic programs. Just far less hassles with Macs with the virus thing leading the list.




  
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Jan 08, 2010 21:39 |  #5

440roadrunner wrote in post #9355304 (external link)
Neither. I use Linux

+1

I dislike Microsoft slightly less than Apple.




  
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Jan 08, 2010 23:21 as a reply to  @ bomberman's post |  #6

I was a Mac user until a year ago, when I had to go back to Windows because of economic reasons. I still have my G4, which sadly is collecting dust. I'm using Windows 7, which is a decent OS, though I do miss the simplicity of Mac OS X. Perhaps a new Mac will be in the future.


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Jan 08, 2010 23:28 |  #7

Mac all the way!!


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Jan 08, 2010 23:43 |  #8

Back in the day Macs had better hardware, now it's only OS preference (assuming you can afford either). Pick your poison.


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Jan 08, 2010 23:47 |  #9

We use Linux on just about every computer. But we have Windoze partitions setup on a few of them for the programs that will only run on Windoze.

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Jan 08, 2010 23:55 |  #10

I have both, a Mac at work and Win7 at home. I prefer the Win7 machine. It's faster.


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Jan 08, 2010 23:58 |  #11

I'm an avid Windows user.Tried OSX on multiple occasions (I own a Macbook Pro) and I really don't see what all the hype is about.


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Jan 09, 2010 00:32 |  #12

Windows and Linux for me.




  
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Jan 09, 2010 00:37 |  #13

440roadrunner wrote in post #9355304 (external link)
Neither. I use Linux

Meh, Mac is based off of Unix, Linus is based off of Unix, same difference. =P

I've got 2 Macs and several Windows machines, I prefer Windows.


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Jan 09, 2010 00:46 as a reply to  @ themadman's post |  #14

This subject has been beat to death on here previously and there is never a winner. The MAC guys in one corner saying nothing but theirs and vice versa for the Windows guys.

I think at one point in time the Mac had a definite advantage over the rest of the field but not anymore. To a large degree it is what you get used to using.

I had the opportunitiy to spend some time with one of the instructors from NAPP on a cruise we all took. According to him we are dealing in sixes and one is no better than the other. He says that they use the MAC but that they see just as many system error on it as they do on windows.


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Jan 09, 2010 02:19 |  #15

Mac forever. After using the Mac OS for quite some time now, I don't think I can ever use a Windows computer again without frustration. Fast, clean, user friendly and simple unlike Windows. Vista failed hard. Windows 7 almost looks like it was Mac OS based, and Microsoft recently opened a store very similar to the Apple store. By that alone you can tell who's ahead of the game. Yes, their products ARE over-priced, but it's worth the money in my opinion. I bet some Microsoft user is gonna comment on this post with nothing nice to say, happens all the time. In the end it's a matter of personal preference and what you want out of your computer. Coke vs. Pepsi, Ferrari vs. Lambo, Ford vs Chevy, Apple vs Windows blah blah, it'll go on forever.


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