Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS
  • REVIEWS
  • INSPIRATION
  • COMMUNITY
  • COMPETITIONS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here


PRIZES GALORE! Enter The ePHOTOzine Exclusive Christmas Prize Draw; Over £10,000 Worth of Prizes! Plus A Gift For Everybody On Christmas Day!

PC or Mac?


redsnappa 12 2.0k United Kingdom
31 Jan 2009 3:28PM
With 900 you can buy an average Mac or a very High specced PC

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

stolzy 9 3.8k 7
31 Jan 2009 3:31PM

Quote:Give us some examples of the problems. Also how old was the windows kit. Would replacing it with up to date stuff have solved your problems? It is a trend of advancing IT that you spend less maintaining it.


Life's not long enough.
I hold no brief for Apple - in fact I'd prefer it if people didn't buy them - it would prolong the current hiatus in viruses for Mac OS.
All I can say regarding the maintenance issue is that it was a step change from XP to mac os x. It was accomplished against some heavy resistance from users, but not one of them would go back to windows PC now - there'd be a riot if I even suggested it.
stolzy 9 3.8k 7
31 Jan 2009 3:32PM

Quote:With 900 you can buy an average Mac or a very High specced PC

But the (windows) PC would come with windows not Mac OS X
timcordell 11 26 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2009 4:25PM
i have a pc and a macbook black and the mac wins hands down, tim
lobsterboy e2
11 14.2k 13 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2009 4:26PM

Quote:But the (windows) PC would come with windows not Mac OS X


So you win on two counts...brilliant!
Only one option i am afraid and is nothing to do with Bill Gates !!!


MAC
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
31 Jan 2009 7:56PM
I been using linux on a spare pc, for web and office applications it just flies and the seven year old machine seems to run faster than my two year old Dell.

Adding Wine adds the ability to run pc based software like CS2.

Screen calibrations still a bit iffy though Linux machines are getting there slowly.

At least for the time being I would stick with windows.
31 Jan 2009 8:05PM
Once on a MAC you never go back.
f1mo 10 2 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2009 8:56PM
If you are intending to use MS Office base application, i have to say it is faster on the PC as the controls and navigation is more simpler.

I have a work laptop which is windows base and my personal laptop is a MacBook. I love my Mac, it is solid, never had any virus problems over the past two years, rarely crashes as i do not turn the laptop off, keep shutting the lid, try that a few times on a Windows base laptop and a crash will be imminent.

For multimedia applications Mac anytime, it is easier, faster and more productive and stable. You can get MS Office on Mac now also, this too has its positive and negative side. Positive, you can have more fancy looking work, negative, it is not a productive.

Mac's are also ready to go from the day you buy it, every basic software is included with decent Photo, video, music packages (iLife). So you will save lots of money buy not having to buy software to get the PC up and running.

If you want the best of both worlds go for the Mac and get Boot Camp, you can then run windows and Mac on the same platform. Can a PC do that?

I will also recommend you going to a shop and getting a demo on the Mac. I was a little cautious moving away from PC, but I am now a complete Mac convert and love it!!
eonisuk 7 108 England
4 Feb 2009 6:03PM

Quote:If you have to ask you are a PC user! Just enter the real world and buy a bl**dy MAC. It's like Nikon, once you have used one you will never want to use anything else!!!


not sure about that i like my canon and i have heard that most nikons are slower than canons
eonisuk 7 108 England
4 Feb 2009 6:07PM
well thanks for all your comments it looks like a hung jury so as the company has just given me some money for being a good egg and snappy dresser i might have to try the mac and being duty free i might invest in the next one up

the only thing that i would want on that would be 4gb ram would if i took the one i am thinking of buying to a apple retailer and asked them to put in the extra 2gb ram would that null and void the warranty

thanks again for your imput

eon
User_Removed 8 2.1k 7 England
4 Feb 2009 7:36PM
Don't think so as long as it's Apple supplied RAM, i guess you could get them to fit it too maaybe - best to ask them though I think. Welcome to the world of MAC........you will love it.
5 Feb 2009 12:51AM
get mac
joolsb 10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
5 Feb 2009 8:03AM

Quote:Don't think so as long as it's Apple supplied RAM,


Well, that is misleading nonsense. I've had no problems buying and fitting RAM from non-Apple sources for my PowerMac. I'm sure it would be the same story for my new MacBook but I bought that with a maxed-out configuration.
joolsb 10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
5 Feb 2009 8:05AM

Quote:One born every minute


Do you mean Mac vs. PC threads, Chris?

Or Windows malware, perhaps? Wink

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.