I have been using macs since 1994.
The only computer i have owned were macs.
None-the-less, I have worked on the PC as well.
(Since 1994/95) Basically I have typically had both PC and Mac in the work place.
I was a producer & director for media as well as a former art director. (Im now independent doing my own bit.) I have always preferred the Mac
Only recently, the past year or two have I seriously considered getting a PC.
I have to say most of it was from years of a friend/co-worker telling me about why the PC was so cool, etc. and pointing out the high lights.
But after extensive time on my mother-in-laws PC running Vista, I have pretty much came to the conclusion Im sticking with mac.
Now, this is not due to it being better, etc. Its down to preference.
Yes, the mac is cult like...yes it does seem like a bunch of geeks in black turtle necks (I wore them constantly before Steve was known for this trend
by the way), but it seems that it all really boils down to user experience.
*** Some just prefer the mac, and some the PC. I was shocked that my younger sister (by about 14 years) who claimed to be an artist said that the Mac
was too hard and preferred the PC.
What? I mean here she has both mac and PC because of my dad. He only bought it because I encouraged him to years back. But he has always had trouble
with it. The fact is he uses the PC all the time. So I guess it is just what she got used to.
Now I personally find it hard to believe that someone who started on a PC wouldnt find the mac more favorable. But I have to just accept the fact that
we are uniquely different and that using a PC doesnt necessarily make one less artistic, nor the mac someone more artistic.
I do like certain features on the Pc that are very easy to get used to that the mac doesnt do. Like hit the delete key and a file deltes. On a mac its
drag and drop to trash...to long, why do I have the darn delete key for if I cant delete for Petes sake!
The fact of the matter is there really needs to be a 3rd party (and I dont mean linux) that can challenge the apple & microsoft hardware and software
When I get the resources, you can watch out for the dAlen computer line creative software line.
- Getting tired of the likes of Adobe making 100 apps that should be integrated into one program. Thermo, Flash, etc. All to make a buck off of each.
And silly activation schemes that only bother those buying the software. (sorry, those who want to pirate will always be here to do so. they only
aggravate people like me who do not make a dime off of 'pirated' software.
So, yes it is the cult of the mac, but I have broken out, I like the mac just because for me it is the simplest (but with quarks) system available.
(again, i.m.o.) I have no qualms in switching if something better comes. - like the dAlen!
[edit on 22-1-2008 by dAlen]