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Good point Illustronic. My first question is, WHY would anyone want to do this. So I started reading the article.
Originally posted by Illustronic
I would also like to know what kinds of functional software some of these computer hackers actually run that is inherently advantageous to operate on a MAC as opposed to a PC.
Originally posted by nh_ee
Why would anyone need to do this ?
In looking at the largest market of Macs in general it's actually in the arts community. The movie, television and music recording industries in particular all prefer and use Macs.
My Brother is a studio musician. He records alot of the music you see and hear on commercials on TV.
Everything is recorded on tracks....you'll have a vocal track, a drum/percussion track, guitar track, etc.
For example, you can use a MAC to set up your own recording studio.
Originally posted by daskakik
I heard someone use the "Macs are for graphic artists" line and I thought damn that hasn't been true since the mid 90's.
Originally posted by Nobama
reply to post by AnteBellum
Just wanna say you run the risk of wearing out your hardware faster, but it's a small risk. Anyways why anyone would want to run this POS OS is beyond me, go grab a linux flavor for god sake. The linux kernel has gotten to the point that you can actually do more than Windows and OS X can.