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Are You a Mac or a PC?
OS X 23%  23%  [ 16 ]
Windows 57%  57%  [ 40 ]
Both 16%  16%  [ 11 ]
Neither, I run Linux 4%  4%  [ 3 ]
Total votes : 70
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 Post subject: Are you a Mac or PC?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:45 am 
Hi Guys, all of us being into photography, i think it would be interesting to see how many people use which OS! Just enter the poll, and please if you want to leave extra comments, please do!

Ok, i'm a PC at the moment, although will soon be migrating to a Mac!

Also if you use an OS other than the two in the poll, let us know!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:08 pm 
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I took the liberty of adding a couple of options. Oh the powers of being a mod :) To answer the original question, I use Macs at home and PCs at work so had to answer both. I also use VMWare Fusion to run XP on my Macs.

I prefer OS X on my MacBook and iMac over Vista on my work PC. It doesn't get in the way of running software quite as much as Vista although I still think Vista is a good OS. So far the only thing I don't like in OS X is how it handles moving of folders. It doesn't let you merge them in the same way as Windows. I had to use a piece of shareware to do what I needed to when moving a load of photos around yesterday.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:18 pm 
Ok, thanks!


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Windows all the way, purely as most stuff I want to run will run on it. And in general it'll do what I want it to do. If I want to restrict my software choice, I'd take Ubuntu over OS X. I should add, I feel the best version of Windows ever made was 2000. XP was the start of the decline where you end up having to turn off a million various safety warnings. Vista UAC and chums is just an extension of that. From what I've seen of Win7 I'm not optimistic. But it still beats the Mac. Note I'm not blindly Mac bashing, I have owned one and it runs XP better than it did OS X when I dual booted it. I don't think Apple can be mainstream successful as a computer company (not just churning out ipods) until Jobs goes away, as currenty they're not a manufacturing company, they're a marketing company.

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I run Ubuntu Linux mostly, but dual boot to run Windows for games and Photoshop elements.


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My configuration: PC + win

well, to be honest MAC is PC too! :D

PC=personal computer

I think it should be more like: which os you have:

win
unix/linux
mac
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:50 pm 
@ BBR, i know that was a very big generalisation, and yes i know what you mean about OS X on PC's, i tried a hakintosh last september, although couldn't get the drives which i needed to get it working as it should! I will go and change it now!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:53 pm 
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, i can't edit the poll, Moderators........Phil, please may you change 'PC' to 'Windows' on my poll!
Thanks


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:08 pm 
popo wrote:
If I want to restrict my software choice, I'd take Ubuntu over OS X.


In the area of photography, I'm interested to know how you feel OS X is a restricting factor exactly? I'm struggling to think of photography orientated suites that you can get on Windows, that you can't get on OS X?

I have a Windows XP laptop and a Macbook Pro (OS X 10.4). For anything photography related, I use my Macbook, purely because I prefer Aperture as a photography workflow tool to anything else I've used.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:36 pm 
90% OSX 10% XP for games.

OSX is Unix too! 8)


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grahamnp wrote:
OSX is Unix too! 8)


I Know, although Phil Lee edited the pole for me, so....


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TelexStar wrote:
In the area of photography, I'm interested to know how you feel OS X is a restricting factor exactly? I'm struggling to think of photography orientated suites that you can get on Windows, that you can't get on OS X?

The comment was intended generally, not limited to photography. Agreed that the big names are usually present on both systems. But the differentiator is the smaller specialist tools that I'm playing with. I'd also give that it may be a self fulfilling prophecy, in that if I don't use a Mac, I don't look for Mac software so would be unaware if there is a suitable tool existing. But as a rule of thumb, if it exists at all, it will exist for Windows.

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I've been using mac's since I was born (1980's). I use a PC for gaming, but for work, Mac!

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You should put an option up for Windows and Linux, and mac and Linux. I run Windows and Linux.

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