Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Jul 2006 21:05 UTC
Apple Not too long ago, I sold my iBook, right after the new MacBook was announced. I planned to buy that same MacBook somewhere this summer; however, I started to doubt. I had second thoughts. Let me explain why I decided to not buy a new Mac, but instead opt for a used G4 PowerMac. Note: After being absent for a week, here is another Sunday Eve Column.
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RE[3]: Boring...
by somebody on Sun 16th Jul 2006 19:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Boring..."
somebody
Member since:
2005-07-07

Damn, Linux is just soooo easy, now if only it could actually have some decent applications (what people actually use a computer for) and people might even care ;)

Oh, btw, what's a good and easy tax preparation software package for Canada that allows me to submit my form online instead of mailing it in on Linux?

How about a nice and easy to use, 2 or 3 click DVD backup package?

A nice video and audio editing suite on par with iDVD. iMovie and Garageband?

Quicken, Quickbooks, etc etc etc?

Photoshop? Illustrator? Acrobat?

Dreamweaver? I could go on and on and on....


??? Same old, same old...:)

Get my drift?

No.

I can tell you one thing, I have twop Macs (Adobe collection and all), I have a Windows machine, but do I find any of those usable? No.

PS? I don't need CMYK, and PS is pisspoor on alpha channels, at least working with them is not really a comfortable ride.

Illustrator? I could never find it really usable. Actualy the closest to my drawing needs is Inkscape (but it will need more miles to get there, in fact they could make clipping paths and masks more friendly to use). But, I can say the one thing, Illustrator was good in 90's, and it hasn't progressed a single bit, all other vector drawing softwares surpassed him long ago (still in 90's).

Acrobat? Clumsiest of all. Hell I can make more professional PDF from OpenOffice in 1/100 of a time.

Forgot to throw in InDesign? And his problems of not opening older versions?

Dreamweaver? Nah, don't need web design. But if I did I would probably chose more hardcore software. Half assed products are not what I do.

iDVD? iMovie? GarageBand? Ok, if grandma decides to make music those will probably be suitable, but for serious work? Don't make me laugh.


p.s. I'm starting to understand why South Park constantly pisses over the Canadians. If they are 10% like you.... no wonder

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RE[4]: Boring...
by trezzer on Sun 16th Jul 2006 21:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Boring..."
trezzer Member since:
2006-01-05

"iDVD? iMovie? GarageBand? Ok, if grandma decides to make music those will probably be suitable, but for serious work? Don't make me laugh."

Let me put it like this: If you can't produce high quality output in these applications, the applications aren't the limit.

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RE[5]: Boring...
by somebody on Sun 16th Jul 2006 21:46 in reply to "RE[4]: Boring..."
somebody Member since:
2005-07-07

Let me put it like this: If you can't produce high quality output in these applications, the applications aren't the limit.

And in the end I would always end up in Ardour (on which ever platform I work on my music, but I preffer my Agnula based computer for that purpose), your point would be?

I don't play with movies, so I can't say where would I end up, but as far as I know my self it wouldn't be one of those or any app that is bounded to any platform (and I preffer to use OSS apps). So, which one do you guess I would pick?

Don't think I didn't understand, you just put it badly.
Every OS has its own apps, problem is wheter user will move or not, searching for exact app (which you used on some other OS) usualy ends up with dissapointment and loss of variety.

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RE[4]: Boring...
by StephenBeDoper on Mon 17th Jul 2006 03:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Boring..."
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

But, I can say the one thing, Illustrator was good in 90's, and it hasn't progressed a single bit,

Eh? I'm still only using Illustrator 10, but I have an old 7200 here with Illustrator 7 on it and there certainly are some noticeable differences.

all other vector drawing softwares surpassed him long ago (still in 90's).

In what ways? That wasn't the case the last time I tried Freehand or CorelDRAW.

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RE[5]: Boring...
by somebody on Mon 17th Jul 2006 14:47 in reply to "RE[4]: Boring..."
somebody Member since:
2005-07-07

Eh? I'm still only using Illustrator 10, but I have an old 7200 here with Illustrator 7 on it and there certainly are some noticeable differences.

Differencies? yes. Benefits? No. All added features are mostly crap.

In what ways? That wasn't the case the last time I tried Freehand or CorelDRAW.

Actualy CorelDraw surpassed Illustrator long ago usability wise. Same job can be accomplished more than 50% faster in CorelDraw. Illustrator still has the clumsiest and most cluttered interface ever. Won't talk about creating PS here, as I don't need it and it would be unfair of me (beside the fact that even CorelDraw is not my choice of vector app).

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