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Re: Mac or PC?

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See the "Windows Hell" thread in the Lounge
The dramatic thread title is at odds with most of the posts in that thread though.

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Re: Mac or PC?

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Can anyone tell me why IPhones have a special-to-Apple connection at the bottom, rather than the ubiquitous industry standard micro USB connection that is perfectly adequate on other 'phones and tablets?

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I think we are diverging from the original question here but seeing as you have asked - Micro USB is OK and most importantly it is a standard. Apple of course don't like standards because it means they can't control them. This resulted in the Lightning USB cable which was good in one sense in that it didn't matter which way round the cable was inserted and the successor to Micro USB will be the same in this respect. But of course Apple had to ensure that its Lightning cable cash cow was preserved at all costs so they built it with a chip to prevent inexpensive third party cables from working. But worse, these cabled did work until Apple introduced a software update that made them not work.

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If you have an iPad and perhaps iPhone too, then Mac makes connecting the whole lot via the iCloud very easy so may be something worth thinking about. My iMac is now nearly three years old and seems to have aged better than my previous PCs - still super speedy and works like new. Updates have been trouble-free so far. I use LR on it, but no difference to using it on a PC so no advantage to using the Mac there.

One area where I think Windows is much better is around document management - much easier to structure your files in folders etc on PC than on the Mac - I can find everything, but I don't understand where it all is in the way I did on Windows!

I suspect that if you spent Mac money on a PC you'd end up with something spectacular and don't think the decision is all that clear-cut....unless you think Macs look nicer in which case it becomes much easier in quite a shallow way! :-)
iPhone and iPad integration with a Mac is all very well but Apple doesn't make it easy if you choose not to have a non Apple component. Microsoft, Google and other cloud services work well across a whole plethora of platforms, so you can have the hardware of your choice.

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Re: Mac or PC?

Sounds like MS is also sponsoring this forum.......

Perhaps a lot of users do not want to try and integrate between various manufacturer's products and just want things to work.
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Re: Mac or PC?

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Perhaps a lot of users do not want to try and integrate between various manufacturer's products and just want things to work.
But it comes at the cost of being locked into a particular manufacturer that takes advantage of their 'captured' customers. A lot of people object to this.

It's a bit like buying a car and then finding that all parts that are standardised across other cars are special (with a special price!) to the one you've bought - tyres, light bulbs, nuts and bolts etc..

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Sounds like MS is also sponsoring this forum.......

Perhaps a lot of users do not want to try and integrate between various manufacturer's products and just want things to work.
Why are you saying that?

I have been very careful to stick to plain facts and not to be critical for the sake of being critical. And yes I have questioned others when they appear to me to have either made mistakes or over-emphasised something but I would do that no matter if the comment was pro-Mac or pro-Windows.

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Re: Mac or PC?

I stayed off this thread for a while

I'm a PC fan, I grew up with them and I understand them and I can upgrade and change them and I think you get better performance for your money - but that's just an opinion based on reading comparative specs

So IMO the best advice is what you have already had
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Sorry, but like cameras, it really is all about personal choice...
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Perhaps a lot of users do not want to try and integrate between various manufacturer's products and just want things to work.
is also true so from what I have learned I have helping people out in the past I think it best to either "go Apple (pod, pad, mac etc) or PC.

That's just based on a minimal effort stance, you can make them all work if you want to

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Re: Mac or PC?

Both systems will do exactly what you want them to do. One you will have plenty of choice and one you will not. What you really need to decide is laptop or desktop, if you never move your computer around then my advice is a desktop which is far better than a laptop.

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