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---- Why do you Mac?
yosemite - 10:56 am on Jul 19, 2004 (gmt 0)Thread source:: http://www.webmasterworld.com/macintosh_webmaster/535.htm
It is easy to use and configure. I am not computer savvy, on either platform, but I own both types of computers (let's count . . . 3 Macs, 3 PCs, yeah, okay).
|What is it that turns you on about your Mac? |
Macs are easier, in general, to troubleshoot and configure, for me. Can't speak for anyone else, but just speaking for myself.
I wouldn't be able to run Garageband and I would not enjoy working with Photoshop as much. Just for starters.
|What functionality would you lose if you went to a comparably equipped PC? |
I still use a PC and it's okay. But I tire of updating and virus checking. I do it, I can handle it, but it's tiring. As are the pop-ups and weird things that only affect PCs. I don't have to worry about them when I'm on my Mac. Surfing the web on a Mac is . . . peaceful. Yeah, that's the word.
|What is your main complaint about PCs... the viruses and Micro$oft? |
::blinks:: What "small selection"? I have Dreamweaver. I have Word. I have InDesign. I have Photoshop. I have (sigh) Garageband, for which there is no equal on the Windows side. (No free 1000+ loops, no equal in ease of use, no low, low price.) What am I giving up? The choice of games? I don't play games. Don't care about that.
|Why do you put up with such a small selection of software and aftermarket parts providers? |
I don't "put up" with anything. I enjoy my Mac and I enjoy being productive on it. If I didn't enjoy it and didn't feel productive on it, I wouldn't use it so much.
I have an reasonably new (and quite powerful) PC sharing a monitor with my Mac. Anytime I don't want to "put up" with my Mac, I can just switch over to my PC. Funny thing is, I don't "switch over" all that often. Sometimes I turn on the PC, just because I feel guilty for not using it in so long. (Just so it's clear, I like my PC. I am simply more fond of my Mac, for most things.)
I got my first Mac in late 1999. My "roots" are in PCs. I switched to Macs because I liked them.
|Is it your roots in Apple (most mac users seem to be life long) that have kept you in Macs? |
Pardon me for saying it, but that's kind of a strange question to ask, isn't it? If I didn't think they were REALLY worth it, I wouldn't keep buying them, now would I? ;)
|Is a Mac REALLY worth paying SO much for? |
Huh? Photoshop was out on Mac before PC. Word has been available for Macs like, forever.
|I have versions of all the programs on my PC that my Mac guys use. It seems that Macs are evolving to conform... what are your thoughts on this? |
There is no version of Garageband and I suspect there never will be on the PC. No version of BBEdit, or Fetch, either.
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