you know what macs are sucks. here is the thing: some great designers use macs and the other says “ooh man this is awesome are you using mac? oh god i knew it! i must by one too”. people think macs are cool, elegant, superb bla bla bla and they always complaining about pc’s or windows.
i think this is a great marketing strategy and apple is doing it really well. they made iphone which is not a really “great” phone. there are bunch of nice, functional, sleek, simple and really great phones. but people just buy it because apple made it
hmm well have a nice day
i think it’s the driver…. no the car….. but i prefer mac.. hehe
I love macs for workflow (web development, etc.). Don’t mind Windows machines either….and don’t really understand why people dislike Vista…..I had it on an Alienware laptop of mine and it was pretty cool.
Still prefer mac.
I use pc (I have XP on my desktop and Vista on my laptop). To be honest Ive done pretty much everything on my PC’s with no problem. I am probably inheriting a macbook pro this fall, but either way I am happy with what Ive got. I absolutely love my web development program (nusphere) and it only runs on windows.
I have an expensive hobby (horses) so most of my moolah goes into that big fat hayburner!
PC all the way, used/had macs, wasted much more time when working with them. PC with a custom set of utilities (eg. Total Commander, Gadwin PrintScreen etc.), properly configured and maintained will kick most likely kick any mac’s ass in the hands of experienced and fast user as far as workflow speed goes.
Before you jump on this, I’m not saying macs aren’t good, if I had the time to play around and look at the pretty animations I’d be using one, they’re really slick, sexy and quick.
And I agree with Garro, it’s mostly about the driver, not the car. But the car helps
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I own both, but only touch my PC when I need to test my design and code in IE. Mac + Coda + Abode Master Suite = Pure Joy.
I’ve mainly used a pc in the past but have recently been given a mac book pro from work so am testing that out. Mac’s are pretty and some interface elements are really nice but at the end of the day I’m using the same software it doesn’t really matter!
For my home xp pc I’ve just switched from a cheap 22” widescreen monitor to a 32” samsung lcd tv which is nice but maybe a little too big!
Mac computers do not make anyone better designers/programmers… However I dare/challenge any PC user to go into an apple store with an open mind about switching to Mac. It just might change your life… seriously.
I’ve always been a PC user have gotten along quite nicely. Macs are sexy though and I may venture that way someday. But for now I’m content with my PC.
Had to give my .02 in this one…
@peex – I really don’t appreciate the mocking tone of your comment. Maybe I read into it, but come on, for a good 4 pages there was no Mac bigots or PC bigots. All well, I knew it couldn’t last.
Anyway, I prefer Macs for myself. That’s what it’s about, what I prefer. The reason you see designers prefer Macs is not for workflow improvements or speed of working, but because it fosters a better more creative environment in which I can work. It helps as inspiration, and has led me to see outside my creative box. That may sound like a bunch of whoo ha to a die-hard PC user who can write code 25% faster if he’s on his tweaked PC, but if I don’t feel inspired and comfortable, then I can’t create to the level that I should. And, I think I have many in the designer community who agree.
Again, this is just my opinion.