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Windows to Mac


stuwhitt 16 1.4k United Kingdom
2 Mar 2021 10:48PM
So I've made the jump from Windows to Mac, I've bought a M1 MacBook Pro.

I can report the machine is superb, even though Lightroom Classic and Photoshop are running Intel versions using Rosetta 2 emulation, performance and stability have been great, with Lightroom being buttery smooth.
seahawk 13 1.4k United Kingdom
3 Mar 2021 10:45AM
Good for you, I'm waiting for the new iMacs to appear before replacing my 2012 machine. Hopefully sometime in May - June...?
saltireblue Plus
10 11.8k 75 Norway
3 Mar 2021 4:39PM
Migrated to mac 6 or 7 years ago, and have never regretted it. No more of those never-ending updates. Mac updates are few and far between and never the same PITA that Windows/Microsoft ones were.

Some people compare mac/Windows by saying that mac is like going on a package holiday where everything is arranged for you and you have no leaway to do things as and when you will, whereas Windows is like back-packing where you decide what and when. However, the seamless compatibility and syncing with iPhone and iPad are a godsend and user friendliness is, in my experience, better than on a Windows machine.

Hope you find, like me, that the move was a good decision.Smile
Carabosse 18 41.5k 270 England
3 Mar 2021 5:10PM
Only one in six computers runs on the Mac OS. Must be great then! Tongue
3 Mar 2021 5:43PM

Quote:Only one in six computers runs on the Mac OS. Must be great then! Tongue

I drive a Porsche but there are more ford fiestas on the road. What would you prefer?

Mac all day for meSmile
Waiting for the new Imac to come out.

Steve
3 Mar 2021 6:50PM

Quote:Only one in six computers runs on the Mac OS. Must be great then! Tongue

By your reasoning, the Number One pop song in the charts must obviously be the best because more people have bought it, and a Nissan Micra must be a better car than a Bentley Mulsanne, because more car owners have bought one.

Some might consider your sarcastic statement to be rather superficial, as you don't bother to take into account a number of factors, including...
-People's individual requirements...
-People to whom quality matters more than lower cost...
-People who aren't really interested in computers, but want something that's a pleasure to use, is of high quality, extremely well built, reliable, and does what they ask of it, smoothly and efficiently, day in and day out, year after year with free ongoing software support, no need to run additional anti-virus software over the security included as standard ( and regularly updated ), and without ever any drama or fuss.

I suspect not everyone can appreciate what a Mac offers, I think it's sometimes just a case of 'pearls before swine.'




Carabosse 18 41.5k 270 England
3 Mar 2021 8:30PM

Quote:Nissan Micra must be a better car than a Bentley Mulsanne, because more car owners have bought one


If they were both roughly the same price - yes it would be.

However, your attempted analogy does not hold for products in the same price bracket.Sorry.Smile
3 Mar 2021 9:43PM

Quote:
Quote:Nissan Micra must be a better car than a Bentley Mulsanne, because more car owners have bought one


If they were both roughly the same price - yes it would be.


You need to rethink that statement, or at least rephrase it, because as it stands it's complete nonsense.

Quote:.However, your attempted analogy does not hold for products in the same price bracket.Sorry.Smile

But aren't all Pop "chart singles" in the same price bracket ?
I notice you've made no attempt to invalidate that analogy, or any of the other points I made.
Carabosse 18 41.5k 270 England
3 Mar 2021 11:37PM

Quote: But aren't all Pop "chart singles" in the same price bracket ?
I notice you've made no attempt to invalidate that analogy, or any of the other points I made




If more people buy one particular song than another that's because more people like that song. Smile

Although the Mac OS has made a little bit of headway (over a few decades) it's still a minority and perhaps eccentric choice.Tongue
4 Mar 2021 12:21AM

Quote:If more people buy one particular song than another that's because more people like that song. Smile

Although the Mac OS has made a little bit of headway (over a few decades) it's still a minority and perhaps eccentric choice.Tongue



I'm not quite sure I'd agree with "eccentric," but otherwise what you say is blindingly obvious. What I take issue with is how you try to use it as the sole basis for implying a quality judgement with the heavily sarcastic "Must be great then!Tongue"


4 Mar 2021 10:45AM
I think that one of the interesting things about computers and their individual 'goodness' or not is that because more Windows machines are purchased there must inevitably be more things going wrong. This is not necessarily the fault of Windows but the fact that these machines are used by a great many people who have 'not much idea' of what they are doing, how the machine works, what happens if you play around with the set-up etc. etc. And because of the numbers who buy Windows I believe they are far more likely to 'suffer fools gladly' than the Mac does. Partly, I also believe, that the buyer of Macs is far more likely to be more knowledgeable in the world of computers. I remember when I was about to buy my first computer some 35 years ago and one of the technicians in one of the schools said 'Buy a Mac - they're much more reliable and don't break down'. But as a Mum with 4 children I couldn't afford it - it had to be cheap and cheerful. But I also think Macs do 'just seem' to be more reliable as there are far less of them and in fact (if you look on Google) they do breakdown and they do have problems.
4 Mar 2021 12:10PM
Yes, Macs do sometimes do break down, do have problems. Nothing's perfect. But I think that because of the exceptional build quality, and the attention to detail, where every component is optimised and precisely matched to every other component ( and you certainly can't assume that with a PC ) they are considerably less likely to do so.
I'm not completely sure, but I don't think there are actually any recorded cases of Macs getting a virus, though they can be infected with other malware... but again, their design architecture makes that considerably less likely to happen than with a PC. And of course the fact that there are fewer Macs around than PCs means that the majority of malicious code is actually written specifically for the PC, reducing the risks for a Mac user even further.

I'm on my second MacBook. The first one worked faultlessly for 8 years, and I eventually replaced it because the hard drive was slowing down quite noticeably, the battery was dying, and the new one had the better "Retina" screen and a SSD. Plus I had a small ££windfall££ and fancied treating myself Blush But the old one was still working, just relatively slowly.
chavender Plus
10 495 1 France
4 Mar 2021 1:12PM
A well configured windows system with matched components together with a system simimilar to the mac system of limiting "interferance" by users plus limiting available software choices would probably prove to be just as reliable.
Mac OS is (usually) only found on mac`s wheras windows is found on a variety of both well built and cobbled together machines.
The reality is than any one can put (throw) together a pc and I think therin lies the problem with the mac mantra "it just works".
Different solutions for different needs.
I have an intel i7 self built machine that has given faultless trouble free service for over 8 years and I can upgrade components and storage as required to keep up with software needs.
Not wishing to enter into the mac v pc debate, just my opinionSmile
4 Mar 2021 3:26PM

Quote:A well configured windows system with matched components together with a system simimilar to the mac system of limiting "interferance" by users plus limiting available software choices would probably prove to be just as reliable.

I totally agree with what you say, that a Windows/PC system, configured and built to the same standard as a Mac and employing similar safeguards regarding user interference and software choices, would very probably be just as reliable. Alternatively you could just buy a Mac Wink

As for the Mac v PC debate, I have no problem at all with anyone who prefers Windows over Mac OS, and as far as I'm concerned the whole debate is a waste of energy. But I find it interesting in the Mac/PC debates that I've stumbled across that they very often seem to start with a PC user saying something disparaging about Macs or Mac users, and never the other way round. Which is why I've responded as I have to Carabosse's crass comment.
I'd really much rather be spending my time doing something else, something less tedious.
AlexE 4 187 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2021 3:50PM

Quote:I have an intel i7 self built machine that has given faultless trouble free service for over 8 years and I can upgrade components and storage as required to keep up with software needs.

I built myself a Windows i9 machine last week. Hopefully it serves me for that long.


Quote:Not wishing to enter into the mac v pc debate, just my opinionSmileSmile

I'm just here with popcorn to see the sparks flying...

My findings about Mac and Windows in the past few years (not essentially accurate):
-For Music: Mac hands down
-For AutoCAD Software: got to be Windows
-Software Development: I've found windows works well for developing apps for mac and windows
-Videography: Depends more on the machine than the operating system (although Mac does have Final Cut)
-Personal servers: Linux
-Photography: Software seems to work well on both

I think that there's a tool for every job and that includes the PC or Mac debate. The problem with photography is that both machines do the job well...

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