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Which computer type do you use?

View Poll Results: What computer do you use for your primary work?
PC/Windows 150 70.09%
Macintosh 61 28.50%
Linux/Unix 3 1.40%
Something else... 0 0%
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Old 07-26-2002, 11:05 AM
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I have been sitting around at home for years retouching by myself. I guess I just have a lot to say.

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Old 07-26-2002, 01:13 PM
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I run a Pentium II 400,Windows 98SE, 320 meg ram, PhotoShop 6.01 on a 17" Princeton Graphics monitor. Although I would like to get a faster machine, this one WORKS. No crashes, freezes, or anything.

Until this one starts acting up, I'm not changing anything.
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Old 07-30-2002, 07:02 PM
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I use a PC 1.7 P4 with 936 meg ram. Viewsonic graphic 17PS, Aiptek tablet, Epson 2450 Photo scanner.
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Old 08-01-2002, 12:28 AM
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I use an iMac with a flat panel 15inch display.. it's the weird looking one that's the half globe base.. I'm just a teensy bit jealous now that the newer version announced at macworld has a 17inch display.. I only recently converted from using a pc... it took me awhile to get adjusted, but now I am a confirmed Macgeek. I have Photoshop 7, which is what I use for any retouch challenges, running on OS X.
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Old 08-05-2002, 08:12 PM
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Mac Mac Maaaaaaaaccccc!

I wouldn't even consider using anything but a Mac!

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Old 11-19-2005, 09:48 PM
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I'm using a Toshiba Satellite 1955-S805 notebook
2.53 GHz, 1GB RAM, 60GB Hard Drive, 160GB external hard drive, Windows XP Home edition
The notebook has a 16" screen. It would be nice to have a larger screen - ah, someday!

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Old 11-22-2005, 07:05 AM
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I use a Ti Powerbook 667mhz for capture and editing on the road (4 Years no screen freezes or crashes!) For Home use a Dual 2.0ghz G5 with 2.5gb ram.
Both run Tiger 10.4.3 OS. The Powerbook also runs on a windows network flawless every week ....I find the Mac much easier and stable...Switched from PC 4 years ago after pulling my hair out with Buggy and crash prone PC's

I will say I also run a Dell 3.06ghz laptop and the current version of XP Pro does seem like a huge improvement....still I prefer the MAC
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:32 AM
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I use a mac for work with all the bells and a pc Compaq at home. At work I have all cs2's and at home still using photoshop 7 and trying to get indesign.
My wish list would be a better computer at home but there are more important things. I would like to know if any of you have had trouble with your macs and how do you clean up or defrag them.
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Old 11-22-2005, 03:22 PM
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Mac G5- 2ghz duelie, 2.5gig ram, 800gigs hard drive space (spread over 2 internals and 2 externals), 20" Apple 20" display.

Adobe CS1 & CS2 (Premier), FreeHand MX, FileMaker, Quicken, and tons of other stuff that gets used from time to time.

Ydelle... Supposedly, under OSX, Macs don't need defragmenting. Judicious use of tools like Cocktail, Onyx and a couple sharewares keep the caches and temp files cleaned out. I really don't spend much time "maintaing" my computer anymore since I moved from OS9 to OSX. I repair permissions about once a week. As far as defrgs, I back everything up (by cloning using Super Duper), wipe the original drive and re clone back to the original drive about once a year. Takes about an hour and a half round-trip. Done.
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Old 11-23-2005, 09:57 PM
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Mac the only way for me

Mac Powerbook G4 1.5 gHz 17", G3 400 mHz Desktop, iMac Dv. Epson 2450 scanner, Nikon 5700 Camera......I have to much stuff. Need to liquidate and consolidate.

Photoshop 7, PSE 3, iLife etc......
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