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Old Oct 6th 2011, 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by N1cky View Post
Your husband has skills that can only be sold to Apple?

If his skills weren't bought by Apple, he wouldn't be able to do anything else?

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Old Oct 6th 2011, 6:48 pm
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We've just had to buy a Mac laptop for my son's college course, what a rip-off, but i guess that's the proof that Jobs was a great businessman.
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 6:49 pm
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We've just had to buy a Mac laptop for my son's college course, what a rip-off, but i guess that's the proof that Jobs was a great businessman.
How on earth did they get to stipulate a specific brand to buy? What were the reasons given? (Video editing, using FInal Cut or something?)

edit: Talking of Final Cut, no one talking about that disaster from Apple

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Old Oct 6th 2011, 6:49 pm
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Originally Posted by fatbrit View Post
Your husband has skills that can only be sold to Apple?

If his skills weren't bought by Apple, he wouldn't be able to do anything else?

Fanboi kool aid.
The company he works for only exists because of the iphone, and game development has become much easier and profitable for developer companies because of the iphone
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 6:50 pm
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We've just had to buy a Mac laptop for my son's college course, what a rip-off, but i guess that's the proof that Jobs was a great businessman.
That's crazy
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 8:22 pm
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....or even really need.
I don't really need an iphone or an ipad but they are fun things to have and use Just like some guys enjoy fancy sports cars. Do they really need them ? No, but they are fun
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 8:58 pm
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How on earth did they get to stipulate a specific brand to buy? What were the reasons given? (Video editing, using FInal Cut or something?)

edit: Talking of Final Cut, no one talking about that disaster from Apple
It's for a graphic design course, I'm not sure, it may possibly be for the video editing. He wasn't happy about it and couldn't see any advantage, I'll have to ask him if it has been beneficial.
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 9:07 pm
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It's for a graphic design course, I'm not sure, it may possibly be for the video editing. He wasn't happy about it and couldn't see any advantage, I'll have to ask him if it has been beneficial.
In fairness I don't know a single graphic designer who doesn't use a Mac, and I know alot of them. When asked at an interview what system he uses, saying a PC wouldn't get him very far.
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 9:09 pm
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In fairness I don't know a single graphic designer who doesn't use a Mac, and I know alot of them. When asked at an interview what system he uses, saying a PC wouldn't get him very far.
I realise that, I don't know enough about the relative merits to say whether it's worth the extra money, Joe feels not but he may well change his mind.
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 9:36 pm
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I realise that, I don't know enough about the relative merits to say whether it's worth the extra money, Joe feels not but he may well change his mind.
Simple answer is that if you know your arse from your elbow when it comes to using a computer then a Mac isn't worth the extra money. Most people that do art or design courses though know very little about computers and usually wind up with a virus filled spyware ridden piece of crap after a few weeks of use.

Most of the graphic designers I know have a Mac for work and a PC for everything else.
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 9:38 pm
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Simple answer is that if you know your arse from your elbow when it comes to using a computer then a Mac isn't worth the extra money. Most people that do art or design courses though know very little about computers and usually wind up with a virus filled spyware ridden piece of crap after a few weeks of use.

Most of the graphic designers I know have a Mac for work and a PC for everything else.
That makes sense.
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 10:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux View Post
It's for a graphic design course, I'm not sure, it may possibly be for the video editing. He wasn't happy about it and couldn't see any advantage, I'll have to ask him if it has been beneficial.
OK, graphic design - makes sense (even if it does not actualy make sense).
One of the great myths of computing, that Macs do media better, long gone are the days of graphics card-less PC's; but the industry has gotten itself in that corner, and its sticking to it.
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 10:52 pm
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He could certainly polish a turd and make people believe the turd is a must have.
Yup - most of the others don't bother to polish the turd, or even make sure the whole turd is even there...
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 10:59 pm
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I think we will all rue the path that Jobs has taken computing, down in to more and more closed systems and none compatability.
Perhaps - but at least my MacBook, my iPod, my iPad and my wife's Macbook actually work and don't crash and do all that other undesired [email protected] that many other similar products do...

My only non-Apple gizmo is a Samsung smartphone - now, if that thing would stop forcing me to behave the way the geeks who designed it demand me to behave, and stop rebooting every couple of hours for no good reason... I might be less tempted to arrange an untimely death for it...

... evil empire or not (the company I work for may - or may not - have been, at some point in the past/present/future, a supplier to Apple), 56 is too early for anybody to be shuffled off their mortal coil... (would that be an 'iCoil'?)

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Old Oct 6th 2011, 11:01 pm
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Yup - most of the others don't bother to polish the turd, or even make sure the whole turd is even there...
But they'll charge you half the price. And if you know enough about turds you'll wind up with a much better one.
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