Mac = Designer?

September 25, 2006

I’ve been trading emails with Nick from Pipeline Deals today, when I mentioned that I work on a PC platform he said:

“WHAT!!  Are you a designer?”

He did add a smilie to those words I have since removed…for effect.  Anyway, this was my response:

“Yes, I’m one of those rare designers that are loyal to PC’s. So far, I haven’t had a reason to jump ship yet.”

It seems like nowadays every designer is opting for the Mac route – they don’t even consider the PC platform. Could it be because:

  • ease of use
  • stability
  • performance
  • appearance
  • that Macs are just the norm for people in the design field.

Everyone has their own reasons I guess. Macs are easy to use but not any more easier than Windows XP :). Are Macs really more stable? I’ve heard horror stories from both sides. Are Macs that much faster? There is the RISC vs. CISC comparison. (Why are the new Macs sporting the new Intel Core Duo chipset?). I think that with a little knowledge on the tasks you perform and some TLC every now and then (something every computer user should show) you’ll be fine. No clear cut winner in performance or stability. As for appearance, those Macs do look damn sexy. But hey, nothing white spray paint and some “Powered by Intel” stickers can’t fix ;).  One thing Mac definately excels in is in movie editing capability. Mac and Final Cut is the way to go for sure.

Anyways that’s my post. I’ve been a PC user all my life and I don’t seem myself switching over anytime soon. Let me know what you all are running on and why… I’m curious.

P.S.  I’m probably going to take a lot of heat for this post, so please try to be nice.

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