What do you have, PC or Mac?
Posted 18 November 2007 - 09:31 PM
But i find that i enjoy using PC's more then Macs, for several reasons being that i find PC's with windows based OS, are more accessible then a MAC OS. Idk, maybe its just beacuse i grew up with PC's
Posted 25 May 2010 - 05:42 PM
Posted 30 May 2010 - 04:40 PM
I get the impression that the idea that Macs are better for design is a relic of the days when more designers worked on Macs... our attitudes about the operating systems has yet to catch up with reality.
Sadly, people who work largely on a PC are considered to be the freaks of the design world. :-P
I learned on a Mac - then one day when the Mac lab was too full I had to try out a PC. I got my work done more quickly (at that time Macs had no right-clicking options) and felt at ease moving around, so I ultimately ended up switching. Now I do most of my work on a PC.
In my opinion, both OSs are fully capable of supporting whatever work a designer needs to accomplish; each has particular strengths such as Macs having a simpler UI. But in the end, you spend most of your time in the software apps you use, not on the desktop or in folders (aka in the OS), so it often comes down to a matter of comfort - one may be a better match with your working style than the other. And although it feeds into the stereotype, sometimes for the sake of image I'm sure some people prefer to work on a Mac, since it feeds that projection of "Hey! I'm creative!" While I think there is a Mac-bias in the design industry, I'll admit I'd be just as likely to take a Mac with me to a client meeting. :-P
Sorry about the long post... I've seen a lot of heated debates about which OS is better, and ultimately it's not really that simple, or important. We all get our work done! :-)
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