swame_sp wrote:So came here to what is the reality.
swame_sp wrote:Hey Alex_Venom,
I was looking for such a reply. You did it....
I'll take your words that they both provide equal performance. Since I work in computer related industry, I wont be using the laptop too often.
I was looking at some high end glossy wide screens (ofcourse in laptop) so that I could find the flaws in my photos easily... May be the photoshop might look and work well on it.... I'm not sure whether I'm true here.
I like the term "productive" used to highlight the positives of PC.
Thank You Alex.
LahLahSr wrote:Consumers are at the mercy of the marketing people.
Essentially the two operating systems do the same things. They are using slightly different GUIs to do it, but it's the same tasks.
From a usability perspective, the quality known in the "usability world" as "learnability" is perhaps a little higher on the MAC OS. I.e. some would argue that if you are a beginner, it's easier to pick up and use MAC OS than Windows.
However, the difference is not so great that there are people in existence that can learn it on MAC OS and not on Windows.
Of course the manufacturers will have us believe that there are enormous differences and they employ very expensive marketing firms to persuade us that it is so. But if you take a long cold hard look at the marketing, they don't in fact show us these differences so that we may decide for ourselves.
From a photographer's standpoint, the OS means very little - it's the actual photography-related software that we use. Photoshop is..well..Photoshop..on a MAC or PC..makes no substantial difference.
Having been an IT professional my entire career, I see more similarities than differences. The look and feel is becoming more and more similar too, when you see beyond the color-schemes and the little animations that make up their "brand". Vista/MAC OS..I personally can't get too excited about the differences.
None of them are hard t pick up if you have basic OS knowledge. The basic functionality of the OS is not fundamentally different than it was back in the DOS days. For a common user profile - not a developer or network admin - there really is not reason to feel strongly for one over the other.
Of course what happens is that human nature takes over. If you are used to one of them, you prefer to use that one over the other.
Anyone here old enough to remember when Microsoft Word began to take over from Word Perfect? If you were a practiced user of Word Perfect, it as a pain in the neck to move to Word. All the incessant mouse-clicking and moving the mouse around to do basic tasks that you knew the keyboard shortcuts for, seemed incredibly slow. Now we are all used to Word and when that happens, you realize that Word is just fine. Same with MAC OS and Windows. There really aren't that many dramatically different ways to do the same thing on a computer.
grahamnp wrote:Everything else is subjective and personal but I've found that on indentical hardware, OSX runs faster.
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