Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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Agree
by REM2000 on Fri 28th Sep 2012 07:55 UTC
REM2000
Member since:
2006-07-25

I agree with mostly all of the sentiments of the article

I love the supported nature of the apple Eco system and they way the machines are really built to workstation class standards. Pc's are great but they are a lot more plasticy.

The chef reason I am a big fan of apple computers is that I work in it, I maintain and run pcs all day, when I come home I don't want to do that anymore. When I was a kid it wasn't so much of a problem as I had a lot more time. Now my time is more precious, I wanna go out with friends, catch a movie etc... So I want my computer to be reliable, I don't want to tweak or maintain updates upon updates and scans upon scans. I wanna do what I need to do quickly, such as importing photos editing them, sticking them in the cloud or taking them with me on a memory stick, I just don't have time to keep messing about.

Slightly off topic, at the moment I'm seeing a bit of a decline in apples push to new and daring technology and design, with the release of the iPhone 5, which is just a 4s with an extra row of icons. I mention this as I hope that it has no bearing on their desktop line, that they don't rock it too much and in the same breath don't allow it to wither away and die.

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RE: Agree
by Mr. Dee on Fri 28th Sep 2012 11:42 in reply to "Agree"
Mr. Dee Member since:
2005-11-13

I don't understand what you mean about tweak updates? Windows Update is set it and forget it, it doesn't even bother you. All the Task you mentioned are everyday task in Windows, importing photos, watching movies, there is not different it and OS X. Maybe if you said, you like the way OS X does compared to Windows and you are bored of seeing Windows everyday.

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RE[2]: Agree
by REM2000 on Fri 28th Sep 2012 12:01 in reply to "RE: Agree"
REM2000 Member since:
2006-07-25

I agree it's more automated, however there are still a lot more things going on and things to take care off. My antivirus for example, it works well, scans on demand but on my windows pc I would never leave it unchecked, same for fragmentation.

For photos, plug in a memory card, iPhoto comes up, says do you want to import, you click yest, it says after you've imported do you want to wipe the memory card clean. It then puts the photos in an event, I.e. groups them together, ready to be emailed out as a whole, quick edits etc..

Windows, I out the memory card in, I have to copy these across make a folder, when finished I then have to format the card. Sounds easy but each requires a number of steps more.

This is not taking into account that macosx even has RAW photo support built in for the majority of the DSLR cameras, unlike windows 7. Again not a massive problem, but these add up to a easier whole.


Don't get me wrong I'm not a windows bashed, I love windows 7 it's a great system, but I've found running computers over a number of years that the mac sox machines keep their speed and reliability than windows 7 machines, which tend to get bogged down a bit, nothing major but there is a noticble different in a reformat/reinstall on a windows 7 pc than a macosx machine.

Edited 2012-09-28 12:02 UTC

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RE: Agree
by Soulbender on Sat 29th Sep 2012 01:59 in reply to "Agree"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Pc's are great but they are a lot more plasticy.


You've been buying the wrong PC's.

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RE: Agree
by zima on Thu 4th Oct 2012 23:59 in reply to "Agree"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

at the moment I'm seeing a bit of a decline in apples push to new and daring technology and design, with the release of the iPhone 5, which is just a 4s with an extra row of icons

It was the same with all iPhone refreshes, even excluding (and reintroducing with great fanfare...) some tech that was taken for granted for quite a while in mobile phones in general...

they way the machines are really built to workstation class standards. Pc's are great but they are a lot more plasticy.

There's more to that than cases / overall build quality of most Apple machines is fairly in line to run-of-the-mill PC. And you know, if you want to pay for "non-plasticy", you do have that choice in the PC world ...thing is, most people can't pay for that, and it's good they have that choice (if it were for Apple, such "lesser" people would probably have no computers - after all, Apple openly a) aims to target only the few most profitable percentages of the population b) tries to block other companies from any supposed innovation brought to the table; if you bring those two to their logical synthesis...)

Edited 2012-10-05 00:07 UTC

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