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PC to Mac


13 May 2012 11:01PM
But with Android, you can't run some (to me anyway) vital programs, like, Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Then Gimp (if it's available on Android) is promising but lags behind PS in some very important ways. Unless Android can run a Windows emulator of course! Are you talking of tablets or desktops? I assume you're talking of ICS?
(Some of the young brainy people I know use Macs!! Or PCs with Windows 7 soon to become 8.)

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keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 12:34AM
Just kidding really, but things are opening out a bit, the mac v windows debate, or heated argument, may fade into history quite soon.
The future is supposed to be platform independant and cloud oriented, and as tablets go quad core, and broadband is going leaps and bounds faster, that doesn't look too silly.
I think many of us will still be using our desktop computers, of whatever flavour, for graphics, video and 3d work, but we might be a minority. The majority needs can be catered for by on line services through web browsers, so it doesn't matter what device you use. Windows 8 is certainly intended for that environment.
I'm not sure how far that goes with photo editing.

The "young" part is tongue in cheek as well. I hear a lot about young people, or about new university students, apparently being digital natives and all having smartphones and tablets. It's not really true, but since I use a tablet daily, I guess they're saying I'm younger generation! See Dilbert ...

http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2011-08-03/

There is some truth in this, but the cartoon is just making the point that things are changing.
14 May 2012 10:23AM
I was just reading about new storage features in Windows 8. The plan is to have self-healing storage space. You designate a number of drives (apparently doesn't matter if internal, external, cloud, USB, SATA, 3.5inch, 2.5inch, big or small) Windows 8 pools them creating several virtual drives that are automatically backed up / mirrored.
george-dan 5 31 England
14 May 2012 10:42AM
i have just jumped ship and got myself an imac ,so far so good the images look so much better ,it was easy to setup as well Wink
strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 12:22PM
I am intrigued you think your images look better as at a give price point the alternative to mac glossy screens are superior. Your old display must have been badly set up or of poor quality.

Having picked up an Android Tablet recently I am impressed at how much you can get done and how well the cloud features work. Having office documents synch through the cloud to my home computer is great and the fact I can log on through a web browser on any machine makes it so handy. Just had a call from an insurance provider about level of cover required and being able to call up the info on the nearest web connected PC is so handy.

I honestly think the OS being important days are behind us, it is the applications that matter. Being able to have applications work across platforms is going to be more important. It is like cameras lenses lock you to the camera maker and you really want freedom.
george-dan 5 31 England
14 May 2012 2:56PM
well i suppose the images look so much better because going from a 15.4" screen to a 27" would make them look better ! but so far i would also say the os is much better as well.
What OS were you using previously? What is it the new one does better?
User_Removed 12 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 4:44PM
Is there a prize for the longest thread ever started? Wink
cattyal e2
9 6.4k 6 England
14 May 2012 4:53PM

Quote:Is there a prize for the longest thread ever started? Wink


Well I'd be in with a fair chance of winning maybe? My thread here....... beats the pants off this one Tongue
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 5:41PM
Deleted (senile post). Tongue
george-dan 5 31 England
14 May 2012 8:00PM
(What OS were you using previously? What is it the new one does better?)i have got three laptops they have xp/ vista/7 , they are so different each time ,nothing wrong with those but i have now got this imac & i worked it out in less than a day.it just seems so easy Grin Wink
User_Removed 12 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 8:45PM
Hey Ali. I see I have a way to go before catching you......so to speak! Wink

Still get good comments about your calendar. Hope you're well.
cattyal e2
9 6.4k 6 England
14 May 2012 10:32PM
Hi Gerry - I'm doing fine thanks - just not enough hours in the blasted evening to get everything done at the moment - which is proving a tad frustrating Smile I'll survive.......

I must think about what I'm going to do for next years calendar - the way time is going by I'm going to be caught out with no decent stuff to put in it!
User_Removed 12 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 10:37PM

Quote:I'm going to be caught out with no decent stuff to put in it!


Well Ali, I'm quite happy to look at indecent stuff if that's all you have! Wink

Take care mate. x

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