I love the iMacs and MacBook Pros. First thing I do is BootCamp them and install WindowsXP. They actually run XP better than dedicated Windows machines. The MacBook Pros are nice machines. Lightweight and sturdy.
I had a mac once and it was so foreign to me. Most of the time I just sat there staring at the thing. I have been a pc user for so long I don't know anything else. And I am very good at keeping them running very smoothly.
Last edited by Steve M; 01-06-2009 at 11:02 PM.
Is there really any BAD weather???
Several years ago my wife was doing contract work for a company in NC. After working there for several weeks she realized why the Adobe products looked a bit different from what she was used to - she was working on Apple. It really did not matter to her which was cool.
"First thing I do is BootCamp them and install WindowsXP"
For the life of me I can't imagine why. Mac OS 10+ is the easiest OS to use and most trouble free in the UNIVERSE. Windows sucks! Not a matter of preference, a matter of fact, from one who is forced to use windows at work and has the pleasure of using Mac OS 10 @ home.
Last edited by KD Talbot; 01-07-2009 at 05:51 PM.
Do any of you Apple owners build your own rigs?
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best. And always look on the bright side of life.
BTW, I've been using Windows for more than a decade and I have no issues at all with it. My personal PC (Pentium III dualie) has run 24x7 since we moved here 7 years ago and it's still running the Windows XP I originally installed on it.
Whether you like Windows, Mac, Linux, or Unix, it's all preference. I find Mac OSX to be non-intuitive and frustrating to use, but I wouldn't state as a fact that it's inferior to Windows. It's just a different flavor, and one I don't happen to like. Like arguing Ford vs Chevy.
I work in web design and graphics, and whenever a newbie asks me whether they should use a mac or a pc i say the same things: It's not the wand it's the magician, or it's not the stove that makes a great chef.
Stick with what ya know, it's tough trying to re-learn.
Well, this thread literally has nothing to do with Mount Washington, but you do need a computer to use the forum and access the MWO site so I guess we can keep it going.
What is it like running Windows on OS X Leopard? Is it an easy setup/installation? I tried doing it with an earlier version of Boot Camp / OS X and it was a pain, but now that Boot Camp is included in OS X maybe it is easier.
What about iWork? The 2009 version looks like it could really replace MS Office. What are the drawbacks I am missing? I do quite a bit of work on Excel. I have little need for Outlook so I wont be missing that.
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