posted on Jun, 5 2013 @ 08:28 PM
I look at real world situations and how it performs for me...moderating on ATS:
With a Droid phone, it drops a Warn on members if I want to give them an Applause. With even a 4th gen iPod Touch, I can Applaud or place a posting
ban on a trolling member.
Downside is that I can read PM's on the Droid, I get the irate hate mail for the accidental warn. With the iPod, I can't read a word of the
indignation of the deservedly post banned member going on an ego trip or threatening to give me goats so he can slaughter them (nearly true story)...
so for me, I'll take an iPhone over the Galaxy IIIs that I use at work.
Computer-wise, I use an old Mac mini hooked up to the TV as a monitor so I can kick back and read the site from the recliner with my Apple Bluetooth
keyboard and Apple Magic Mouse. For the radio shows, I fire up a Dell laptop that is far stronger specs to 1) be on Skype (there is a problem with
Skype on the mini although it worked fine until Skype update a few years ago. 2) Stronger specs means no digitizing during the conversation on my end
like previous PC's have done under the Skype strain.
If money was no object, I would go with a maxed out Mac because my experience has been that they are stronger units and come with more functionality
out of the box with all the freebie software than any PC. OS to OS, they work on lower spec builds than PC because the OS is tighter and doesn't have
the bloat of Windows.
Sure, there is the pure Linux option but honestly having a prebuilt system out of the box versus custom configuring every detail to the Nth degree is
something I am happier with in the long run. Plus Apple tends to use better hardware from the get go, hence the pricier tag. Yes, I can build systems
all day long (used to get paid to do it when I wasn't being flown out to install them in offices or do on site repairs) but all in all I prefer to go
with what just works. But when working in Blender making 3D objects, I use the PC because that is what my friend uses and we do everything on the same
page. Plus the game itself (Fallout 3) is a PC game so moving things in and out of the GECK is easier without file/thumb drive swapping all the time.