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Mac vs. PC In The Design World

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this is one of those endless debates but.. now that the new macs can run windows. its kind of irrelevant. not that its seamless but its possible to handle a pc design workload on a mac.

 

mostly the only things that would technically require the used of PC windows os...would be programs such as 3D studio max and Solidworks...and maybe if youre european...corel draw..

 

besides that anything that is industry standard can be done seamlessly on a mac.

 

 

for the most part its a matter of preference..

 

alot of Web designers i know.. even if they work primarily on a mac always troubleshoot with a PC.. and vise versa... due to OS and Browser settings and monitor/color settings. btw those working on macs should really set their color settings to 2.2 gamma to get a darker more true universal monitor color.

 

 

feel free to add or dispute.

 

-al

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here's the FINAL WORD on the mac vs. pc argument:

 

 

 

 

 

IT DOESN'T MATTER. The big apps will run on either system.

 

The notable exception is Final Cut Pro that will onyl run on a mac,

but it's a tinker toy compared to real video editing software.

Maya (the only real app for 3D) can run on anything, but runs best on linux.

 

Really..... the computer is just supposed to run in the background and let you be creative.

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Really..... the computer is just supposed to run in the background and let you be creative.

 

 

.... if you can do what you do you can rock an old pc running photoshop3 or early ass versions of whetever it is you use and get it done....

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I will have to say that the MAC is an awesome tool to get loose & creative with..

 

I had a PC back in the day & it pretty much got thrown off my back porch and smashed due to so many crashes & viruses..

seriously!!

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I will have to say that the MAC is an awesome tool to get loose & creative with..

 

I had a PC back in the day & it pretty much got thrown off my back porch and smashed due to so many crashes & viruses..

seriously!!

 

sounds like user related issues to me....

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We use PCs at work for two reasons

1. We do web design mainly and most of the people viewing our sites will be on pc's.

2. My bosses are jews

 

Saying this I do all my freelance work on my macbook pro.....

 

It doesnt really matter.....

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pc's suck my norton anti virus has been going crazy the last few days, the icon keeps flashing with an eclamation mark, but fuck it im to cheap to renew my subscription

 

my next comp will be a mac

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hey Hi how are ya (ummm just to add my 2 cents which is needed very dearly) the debate will soon be over the answer is PC period, my reason i chose PC is because MAC/Apple Computers will not exist in 1 more year or so. apple already dropped the Apple Computer name and are now just known as Apple inc. it will not be long before they drop the whole computer and will only stick to the accessories. So to them die-hard graphic art designers will be losing there job soon if they do not adapt to PC

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hey Hi how are ya (ummm just to add my 2 cents which is needed very dearly) the debate will soon be over the answer is PC period, my reason i chose PC is because MAC/Apple Computers will not exist in 1 more year or so. apple already dropped the Apple Computer name and are now just known as Apple inc. it will not be long before they drop the whole computer and will only stick to the accessories. So to them die-hard graphic art designers will be losing there job soon if they do not adapt to PC

 

ok, so pick a rought date when you expect this to happen by. I would like to come back and mock you when this doesnt happen. I dont want any hurt feelings about what constitutes a reasonable timeline for this happening....

 

dropping the "computers" from the company is not some omen of doom for the company, it just means that they would like to reflect the actual output of the company, which is now largely other electronics.

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look at apples sales quotas the mac computer only amounts to 1% of there sales now you telling me that they are going to keep making it when they are not getting a demand for it????? hmmmm i think not

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"Apple is no longer a computer company," declared Carmi Levy, Senior Research Analyst for Info-Tech Research. "That was proven five years ago when the iPod stormed onto the scene, basically eclipsing the Mac as its iconic, internal brand. So this will only continue. Apple will move into markets where it makes the most sense to dominate the consumer/end-user experience. If it happens to be on a computer, so be it. If it happens to be on a converged device that you hold in your hand and take with you, then so be it. If ultimately Apple stops making desktop computers because that's what the market dictates it to do, then that's what it will do."

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the key word is ultimately. you're saying that because non-computer items are the bulk of what apple produces that somehow they will stop making computers alltogether in the near future. If mac sales tank, then yes, they will. Are there any signs of that happening soon? nope. Are they scaling down production or research in that area? nope, they're just trying to broaden the brand identity so that people dont automatically think of a computer when they hear Apple. You're grossly oversimplifying things here.

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My first comp was a mac. I rocked that for a few years untill i was maybe 13. After that i went pc and have not turned back. Its really personal prefrance in my eyes. I do webdesign, graphic design and some programming and my pc has never let me down.

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People who are computer illiterate tend to favor macs more, because they look neat. I've used PC's my whole life, the only way you get viruses is if you're an idiot and you click on links that are like "CLICK HERE FOR FREE BIG TIT BLACK DICK ASIAN COCK EXPLOSION TENTACLE BLOOD PORN WITH BRITNEY SPEARS"

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So you're saying that if Dell and other PC companies made an effort to step up their industrial design there's a good chance computer illiterate folks would buy PCs over Macs? I'm not sure there's much logic to that arguement. I think the reason computer illiterate people buy into Mac is because of advertising, word of mouth and ease of use. Just like anything else. I'm sure aesthetics plays a big role as people want something that is going to look good but I don't think anyone would plop down close to two grand on that idea alone.

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