I wrote about PC vs. Mac a while back, I’ve been trying to figure out whether I should go with a Mac or stick with PC. Well the decision is in. I ordered an iMac, but I did not come to this decision lightly. It seems, PC people really do HATE Mac. I’m not talking about those PC people who have a PC because they can’t afford a Mac, or those people who just haven’t switched to Mac yet. I’m talking about those people who really do love their PCs. Ya, those guys, they HATE Mac.
Mac people on the other hand really do like their Macs, you might say they love their Macs. I have spoken with Mac people the most over the last several weeks, mostly because I know what the PC guys are going to say. I wanted to find out what the Mac guys had to say. Strangely enough there are something like 4 Mac guys here on the island that actually work at the BX on Kadena or the PX on Camp Foster. I’ve run into 2 of them.
The first guy was a PC guy and is now a Mac guy and I asked him “Photoshop or Aperture?”(Photo programs) And the 1st Mac guy said Aperture, but he was running videos on the Macs and didn’t really have too much information, so not really that helpful.
The second guy is neither a Mac guy nor is he a PC guy, he’s a UNIX guy. Since he is a UNIX guy and Macs are UNIX he is a Mac guy by default. When I asked him “Photoshop or Aperture?” he says to me “GIMP”.(Gimp is the UNIX Photoshop that is free) I am thinking to myself, this guys an idiot and I’d like to punch him in the face. Stop being a smarty pants and answer the stupid question.
2 of the 4 Mac guys here on the island are idiots and have the job as Mac guys because they…well…I don’t really know, but they are idiots and were no help to me what-so-ever.
The biggest help I got came from EVERYONE else I spoke to or e-mailed. It appears that everyone who’s anyone in the world of photography uses Mac, now I’m sure there are the anyone’s out there who do use PC but for the purpose of this discussion I’m not talking about those folks. I’m talking about the people who have said to me Mac’s just work, it just works. I don’t have to download blah blah blah, virus blah blah blah, doesn’t crash blah blah blah, it just works.
So…I ordered it the other day, actually I think it was the 21st and the stupid thing has been sitting in Brooklyn for the last 4 days. So, anyway, I came down stairs on Christmas day and turned on my PC so I could check the shipping status of the Mac…I turned on my PC so I could check…I turned on my PC…hmmmmm…I TURNED ON MY PC!!!!!!!
YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. Now it appears I have some sort of Power Supply problem, maybe. Now I’m not saying Macs don’t have problems, I’m sure they do have problems. But…
Macs… they just work.