Old 12-31-2008, 06:47 PM   #26
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I like my MAC, If you don't know if you will like a MAC you can get a MAC Safari (browser) for PC's for free and see what a MAC program can do for a PC
Don't get too cocky now... Firefox mops the floor with Safari.
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:25 PM   #27
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As for the idea that MACs are preferred for photo editing, had to do with Apple being at the time (a decade ago) a leader in color profiling, color spaces, etc, when it was virtually absent on the PC side. It is little remarked, but Apple had a key role in the advancement of digital photography by providing the architecture, and most importantly creating standards to support digital imagery. Windows has made great strides in this area, and it is equal to a MAC in terms of photo editing, but given the choice, I personally prefer a MAC.
I'm also a Mac and PC user. I started my digital photography about eight years ago on a Mac, because the advice I got at the time was that Mac was better for photography. Now I don't think it makes much difference. I recently purchased a bottom of the line Toshiba laptop for my son, and my pics look as good on its screen as they do on my big Mac cinema screen on my Mac desktop or my Macbook Pro. If I were starting all over, I'd give PC a hard look. On the other hand I remain very happy with my eight year old Mac desktop.

And I agree about Apple's innovation and quality. The Mac Mini (my wife has one) is an amazing machine designed to help you recycle stuff like keyboards and monitors that may not crap out when the motherboard goes. It makes Mac very price competitive, and is a very capable puter. And Apple design and quality is first rate. My old G4 motors on, having outlived two IBM laptops followed by two Toshiba laptops. And it is so well designed that opening it up and adding or replacing a component is relatively easy, even for a techno dinosaur like me.
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:44 PM   #28
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Don't get too cocky now... Firefox mops the floor with Safari.
I don't know but i didn't much care for Firefox on my brother in laws PC at all.
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:37 AM   #29
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Same here! I do pay for McAfee which also bogs the computer down but not many issues at all. Knock on wood!

travis, when your McAffee subscription ends, download the free antivirus software from Avast.com

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I'm interested how Firefox can mop. I've used both and I find Safari a more elegant experience. But I am always willing to learn. How to mop that is.
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I'm interested how Firefox can mop. I've used both and I find Safari a more elegant experience. But I am always willing to learn. How to mop that is.
Well, I'm just a professional web developer, what would I know?

Safari's not a bad product, it looks and feels pretty good, but the extensions that are available for Firefox (including a GreaseMonkey script that prevents every damn link on this website from popping up in a new window) trump any bit of elegance that Safari may have.
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Well, I'm just a professional web developer, what would I know?
A lot more than me!

So it is a matter of being able to customized Firefox which allows it do more work than Safari?

Besides Greasemonkey, other examples?
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