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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RE[2]: Agree
by REM2000 on Fri 28th Sep 2012 12:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Agree"
REM2000
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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[3]: Agree
by zima on Thu 4th Oct 2012 12:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Agree"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

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 [...] 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.

Or just install Picasa and be done with it, with better overall effect than iPhoto
...Windows is an operating system, you know, a fairly open ecosystem - the whole point of those is to be able to easily install appropriate/optimal tools and not being limited to what's just in the default package.

Security / lack of viruses is an illusion under OSX, coming from its relative obscurity ...so far. Because it's starting to get targeted now.

With fragmentation/filesystem you shot yourself in the foot - OSX has quite horrible one, among the worst in currently shipping OS. Here's what Linus Torvalds says about it: "Their file system is complete and utter crap, which is scary."

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