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Old June 25th, 2003, 12:13 PM   #16
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That was too funny! lol!
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Old June 25th, 2003, 01:20 PM   #17
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"Check it out all you Mac lovers"

I know and work with a few people like this.

They shouldn't be allowed near anything with moving parts lest they lose fingers or put an eye out.

One person couldn't figure out why it wouldn't start. And, no kidding, it was discovered that the iMac wasn't plugged in. Aaaaaargh!

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Old June 25th, 2003, 04:10 PM   #18
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I can't see myself editing on anything else than a Mac, but I can sympathize with what that guy's gotta say!
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Old June 25th, 2003, 04:17 PM   #19
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Very Funny.

It must have been luck. My Mac. dos not fight back. No real issues other than a sneaky uppercut to bring out the spinning beach ball of death.
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Old June 26th, 2003, 01:55 AM   #20
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His point about having to unplug the Mac when it hangs is very least from my experience with iMac and Cube. There's no way that power button's gonna work then.

At least when my PC hangs (rarely) the power button does its job.
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Old June 26th, 2003, 02:02 PM   #21
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I got one leg in both camps, meaning that I use both PCs and an iMac. I have been a PC-user since the 80s and have only been a Mac-user for about a year now. I think I am pretty good with PCs and know them quit well. Through the years I have done a lot with PCs and even built several.

Before my PC period started I used a lot of different computers (Oric, Commodore, Atari and others), my time with Atari made me look a lot at the Apple machines because I thought they had a lot in common at that point. But even though I found Apples machines and software attractive I stayed as a PC-user only, until last year. It had to do partly with their prices, partly with the kind of monopoly situation they had, and the fact that PCs soon became the major player with Microsoft's OSs.

Anyway, my struggle the last years building a stable PC-system for video editing, gave me a lot of grey hairs. The only system I found pretty useful and stable, was when I decided to build one dedicated for editing. Even then I had some problems regularly. I do understand that a PC with the necessary equipment are made by many different manufacturers, and that it can be a challenge to make it all work perfect together with the hardware, OS and software.

But this fact also made me look into the Mac threads in this community, to see what kind of experience they had with these problems. To me, they seemed to be more happy with their choices. I then decided that I wanted one Mac for my editing, and I purchased an iMac. Even though I still am a PC user I have not regretted my decision for a moment. Apple certainly do make fine machines and excellent software, and I early had to admit to myself that it was easy and fun using my iMac.

I do agree with the point about having to unplug the Mac when it hangs, but so what? Since I started using my Mac, about a year ago, it have hanged only ONCE! I love working with my PCs but unfortunately they do play me a lot more tricks. Thats the reason why I have learned to love my Mac even more. I have purchased a lot of software through this year. Even though I have installed them all on my iMac and used them a lot, they have caused no problems at all to my editing programs FCP and DVD Studio Pro.

My conclusion:
I found the video funny, and that was just because it really was funny. But, please all you Mac and PC folks out there, be honest to yourselves and admit that probably is the PC and Mac worlds both great places to be. Probably would both Mac and PC folks could have told us stories about their struggle to make their editing machines work as they would like them to. In the end, all that matters must be that we are satisfied with the solution we have choosed. I will take the opportunity to give you all a little advice. Keep on having fun and make jokes, but keep it there. Stop the arguing about which is the best, and show each other more respect.

Best regards
One who have been lucky enough to play in both worlds.
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