*Must not say apple are crap...*
ok to the shedding some light and I haven't had a kernel panic yet on my mac and have had it for over a year now, been running fine. Not to say that they dont have them at all as im sure they do at some point just like windows or linux would at some point.Originally Posted by SYNACK
Like I said its like marmite you either love them or hate them. Wasnt trying to start a flame war was just one persons opinion is all
*Must not say apple are crap...*
We're thinking of buying Mac Minis for our new ICT suite, simply because there doesn't seem to be any other machines on the market that are so small and snazzy that don't cost a lot more.
*must not say windows , linux and pc's are crap...*Originally Posted by j17sparky
gecko, the macbook pro is brilliant as a video editing laptop, much better than more expensive windows desktop repacement laptops, the 17inch version is particulatly svelte for it's size. Can't help you on the merits of the 8600M GT, but would assume it's a reasonable performer for most tasks and some gaming.Originally Posted by gecko
Would agree that there should be more graphics choices for the MacPro. The X1900 that ships with the current intel macpro is an inferior card to the superb radeon X1950 pro. From what I undestand you can get nvidia and other radeon cards working under windows on the macpro just not under osx, mainly becuase of the driver issues you mentioned.
We are a Windows, Solaris, Linux and OSX shop. I use a thinkpad T61, but we also use the full range of apple products. We are by no means exclusively apple, but you don't have to be a diehard to realise what's staring you in the face....for instance as i type i'm staring at a 15inch powerbook G4. This particular model is nearly three years old now, but it looks and works as if it were bought yesterday or something you could buy a year from now. It's a classic design that ages well, can't say the same about our RM bricks, or even the 4 year old Acer travelmate 800 that i used to use. Battery life under OSX is nothing short of superb.
Hey j17sparky, me old sparring partner, if you're still follwing this thread...
Now this is what i'd call being pedantic....
Originally Posted by SYNACK
I prefer to think of it as right. You are of course entitled to your own opinion which you seem to display quite adequately.Originally Posted by torledo
Sorry SYNACK, couldn't resist the opportunity as it's something of a private joke between myself and j17sparky. No offence intended.Originally Posted by SYNACK
I would say thats spot on especially with the battery life and in comparison to at least the windows counterpart laptops you mentioned with regards to life and how long it lasts etc.Originally Posted by torledo
You also mentioned about not getting a latest graphics card to work under os x, would it not be possible to use vesa mode or something like that, think you have to make some alterations ( not sure where though ) but you wouldnt get any graphics acceleration for anything on os x if you did that.
Could be wrong was just a thought ....
Its all good. Anyway now onto my first, on topic post this threadOriginally Posted by torledo
We have staff using their own laptops with the rather simplistic windows movie maker for smaller stuff. The larger editing is either done on our main video editing computer 3ghz p4 two 250gb drives and 2gb of ram. Or it is done on our higher end laptops 2.2ghz Core 2 Duo, 2gb RAM and the most important factor 100GB 7200rpm hard drive.
The higher data transfer rate provided by the drive makes editing and ripping faster by quite a margin over the standard 5400rpm drives.
To qualify my "apple are a waste of money" comment I made earlier that the mac fans have picked up on let me point a few things out.
I own a mac, I've repaired macs for 15 years and I do think they're good.
I do not however think they're value for money, ever. When we used macs intially we had only one mac reseller up here, we used them and they abused our trust, being in central scotland there really is only one place that you can go to, that you could get warranty repairs done and very few places we were allowed (by the council) to purchase apple hardware for repairs (logic boards etc). We found ALL mac hardware to be more expensive, not only to buy but to repair after warranty and numerous software issues which were never, ever dealt with professionally by apple.
In short the service we got from apple and the resellers was awful, partly down to them being rip-off merchants, partly down to the councils then stupid rules about purchasing and also down to apples utterly disgraceful customer care.
I will never, ever advice a company to purchase from apple in the future unless we can get cast iron written guarantees regarding SLAs both in and out of warranty from resellers and apple themselves and we'd only look at that if we couldn't get cheaper computers from Dell, Compaq etc.
Apples have their place, but right now they're still not feasable in large installations, support both hardware and software is still too far behind Dell etc unless you run Windows on them and hope your hardware never develops any sort of problem.
Indeed they do - in a skip.Apples have their place
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