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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 04-09-2006, 01:10 AM
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I'll take plug and play one step further. I started with an Atari 800 and went through all the mutations up to the Atari ST and bought my first Mac (Centrus 610) in 1993, I not only managed to plug and play every piece of hardware, I converted ALL my PostScript fonts and EPS and TIFF clipart to Mac format. I still use the clipart and Postscript fonts on my Mac G5 day in and day out. Some of that stuff is over 20 years old, but still usable. :-)
I'm talking about hardware You cant take a screwdriver to a mac Yet.

With all the changes that Apple are making to the Mac, they're just another PC, a pretty, overpriced PC.
Looking at the G5 specs, I could build an identical (and better) PC (for less money)
If you think about it, a mac running windows with an intel cpu and an nVIdia graphics card - thats just another PC. Saying Mac vc PC would be like saying Dell vs PC. Even OSX is just another glorified linux distro.
One thing all OS designers should realise (and this goes for M$ too) is that just because you CAN animate something, doesnt mean you should... anyone who has minimized windows on a default installation of OSX should know what I'm talking about there

....yes I have XP set to windows classic mode :p
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Old 04-09-2006, 11:49 AM
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>>>You can't take a screwdriver to a Mac....

I've swapped out hard drives, ram, optical drives, controler cables, video cards, and all kinds of hardware on my Mac(s). I don't understand your objection. I can modify my Mac as much as I want to.

We have a Sony Vio (less than a year old...all the bells and whistles) in the guest bedroom and trying to set that puppy up on the network was a real b*tch! Trying to get it to play well on a D-Link router with 4 Macs, two networked printers and an Airport wireless took two days. I had set ALL the other stuff up on the net in about an hour (and most of that time was spent running some wires through the attic and dropping them down in the closet that houses all the network stuff). I NEVER had to assign ID's to any of the Macs or printers until we added the PC. We'd just add a new Mac and the Net would see it and deal with it. It all just worked!

A house guest recently spilled a glass of wine on John's brand new 15inch PowerBook (he'd had it for about 10 days). The guest ordered a brand new one for John, it arrived the next day (Great service from Apple's online store!) and after upgrading the RAM (about 3 minutes with a screwdriver) and with the use of Apple's "Migration Assistant" and Firewire "Target Mode" booting ability, his new-new Powerbook was fully restored in about 15 minutes. (The house guest got the old-new PB and is currently using it to stream radio throughout his house using iTunes and an Airport Extreme. The screen still shows signs of liquid damage, but the computer is running fine.)
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Old 04-30-2006, 01:00 AM
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Hi i'm a PC Man
Celeron D 1.2 Ghz processor with a gig of RAM, 80 gig hard drive with a Buffalo TeraStation. 2 21inch CRT monitors.
Windows XP Pro service pack 2
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Old 06-01-2006, 09:05 PM
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two computers - only LINUX on each since ever ..
today I use two Linux distributions : Fedora Core and Aurox,
and enjoy Open Source applications
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Old 06-02-2006, 05:50 PM
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two computers - only LINUX on each since ever ..
today I use two Linux distributions : Fedora Core and Aurox,
and enjoy Open Source applications

what do you do for photoshop? I hate gimp
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:52 PM
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who needs, run Photoshop on Linux via Wine (Wine is application,which
translates Linux-commands into windows-commands to run windows applications on Linux).
Of course , not every app will run under Wine, but many graphical will.
For example I use since some weeks Neat Image demo via Wine and it works great.

But my image editor is Gimp.
I use it and I like it
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Old 01-01-2007, 09:56 PM
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Re: Which computer type do you use?

i used mac for a few years but they just cost to much to update!
i LOVE mac but use a PC.
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:43 PM
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Smile Re: Which computer type do you use?

PC: Athlon 3200+, 80GB Seagate Barracuda, 1GB 533 DDR2.

I use Linux Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) with The Gimp and I'm hoping to buy a cheap graphics tablet soon. I've read most of the threads and there's only one mention of Linux? Ah well, I'll live and learn!!
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Old 06-30-2007, 05:10 PM
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Currently running two PC systems.
Desktop
Homebuilt
P4 3.06Ghz
1.5GB RAM
300GB HDD
19" Asus LCD
Epson Stylus Photo RX530
Brother HL-2040
Windows XP
Adobe CS3

Laptop
HP Pavillion DV6000
Intel Core Duo T2350
1GB RAM
120GB HDD
HP Photosmart A310
Windows Vista
Adobe CS3
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