Foghorn17, on Dec 6 2005, 12:10 AM, said:
stay exactly as you are.... ignorance is bliss
joeybloggs, on Dec 6 2005, 10:21 AM, said:
stay exactly as you are.... delusion is the real bliss
Oooh goody, more cable wars!!!!!
If I may, add my 2c worth.
I have PCs only at home and use Mac and PC at work.
The MACs have Final Cut Pro HD and other graphics applications, and we also have PCs running graphics apps, as well as AVID on PC.
Personally I find the "usability" claims from the MAC set rather stupid.
Apple computers are no more "user friendly" than PCs and in some ways their "usability" functions detract from the operator having control over exactly what's going on.
One of our editors complained about the system drive being full. Turned out the iTunes software was doing a bit of empire building.
Apple does have some good software, eg Final Cut Pro which is surely a "loss leader" to get people to buy the hardware. I have, however, found FCP no more reliable than editing apps on a PC.
A colleague who is a professional sound engineer uses Mac and PC in his work and also jokes about the Mac "fundamentalists" who will see no evil hear no evil on the Mac platform.
Crashes, software bugs etc are due to "non Mac" hardware or software, and not the Mac itself!
What I don't like about the bloody Mac is that "Control C" on a PC becomes "Alt-C" on a Mac and the stupid symbols Apple use for Alt, Shift and Control (I can never remember them all).
The one button mouse is another astounding piece of Mac stupidity, however it is nice that they support multi button mice in the OS.
All in all they are both just tools and not religions and that's the way they should be treated.