MAC or PC?

MAC or PC?

Post by VMane » Tue, 10 Jan 2006 08:00:30


If you can't come up with reasons yourself, maybe you aren't so convinced
(or convenienced).

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Crystals...
let's watch what happens."
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Hi,

I am working in a Newspaper company as Graphic Designer, using MAC & PC. Now
my company wants to buy new computer & I want to convenience them to buy Mac
instead of PC because most of the Graphic Design Company use MAC so, it is
good for my career. But I don't know how to convince them?

Can you guys suggest me some points that why MAC is better than PC?



Awaiting your communication in this matter & thanking you.
 
 
 

MAC or PC?

Post by Starman » Tue, 10 Jan 2006 09:12:04


I'm not sure I follow your career logic. It seems a bit short-term to
me. There are many more PCs than Macs around. You would do better to
convince them PCs are best so that you eventually become a
dual-hardware/system expert. Not too many of those around.

Starman*

 
 
 

MAC or PC?

Post by Bell » Tue, 10 Jan 2006 10:16:11

Hi,

I am working in a Newspaper company as Graphic Designer, using MAC & PC. Now
my company wants to buy new computer & I want to convenience them to buy Mac
instead of PC because most of the Graphic Design Company use MAC so, it is
good for my career. But I don't know how to convince them?

Can you guys suggest me some points that why MAC is better than PC?



Awaiting your communication in this matter & thanking you.
 
 
 

MAC or PC?

Post by Hunter Ell » Wed, 11 Jan 2006 00:17:43


IMO, there aren't really any points why one is better than the other. Just
because other people use a Mac is not a good reason for you to use one - the
old adage applies: if everyone else were jumping off a cliff to their death,
would you do the same just because everyone else is doing it?

Decades ago, yeah, people were probably right in their assumption that Macs
were better than PCs for graphics, but that has not been the case for many,
many years. Plus since all new Macs will be using Intel chips, their
architecture will be basically PC-like. It's also like saying Illustrator is
the "only" design tool anyone should use. That's just not true. Sure Illy
has its followers and isn't bad, but Xara, Corel Draw, Freehand are also
good vector editors and can do the same work that Illy does. Same for
Photoshop, Paintshop Pro, Photopaint, or Fireworks. They can all produce
good work as long as the person behind the computer knows the application(s)
and has talent.

So far, if I were the one deciding whether or not you should get a Mac, I'd
say "no" because you have no compelling argument to do so. Let's say they
did get you a Mac... is your in-house IT staff knowledgeable and equipped to
service the Macs? If not, have you budgeted for service and support from an
outside firm? What if it dies, are you able to complete your work with
another computer? You will have to go buy new copies of your various
software apps (since you'd need Mac versions)... have you budgeted for a
completely new software library? Does the software you currently use even
come in a Mac version? Have you consulted with your IT department to see if
they would even allow a Mac to be put on the network? Do you use a Windows
proxy server to go out to the internet? Is it setup to authenticate every
user going out to the 'net and only allow certain users access depending on
various security groups? If so, your Mac will have a lot of trouble using
that - have you budgeted for the IT department to buy and build a separate
proxy server just for the Macs? etc, etc, etc.

So you're going to have to do a fair amount of research to justify the need
for you to switch platforms - don't expect the IT department to do it for
you.