So as of late, I’m trying to save money to purchase two products that are essential to my life (at this time): a scooter and new Mac. As of right now, I don’t have a mode of transportation. Hopefully in the next two months, this problem will be remedied. Oh no, I’ve gotten side track. This is not the point of this post. In this post, I thought I would open the debate up to those readers and lurkers out there. Which do you prefer: a windows or mac platform?
In the past, I’ve created work on both. As a teenager, I learned Jasc PSP and Photoshop on a Windows computerwith an XP operating system. Then during college, I was required to purchase a Mac. A Powerbook Pro to be exact. At first, I hated it. I had left click syndrome. I didn’t like the fact that I had to remember shortcuts to get control the system. I hated that it didn’t come with same programs that I received with my Windows platform. I felt that I understood why many companies didn’t use it. Yes, I thought I knew it all. Yet in time, it grew on me and my opinion changed.
I couldn’t get enough of the little machine. I loved that programs loaded up quickly. It seemed to have infinite amounts of space for all of my art work. I loved the sleek design. I enjoyed how design friendly it was. I thought we were a match made in heaven.
Then the Fall of 2007 happened. My mac ran out of space. All of the widgets, music, paint brushes, fonts, saved artwork were causing my little hard drive to work overtime. I changed the RAM that sped the system up just a bit. I bought an external hard drive and cleaned up my computer. Just a little snag in road right? So I thought. From there my Mr. Pro started falling apart. It wouldn’t fully charge. All CS2 programs would crash as soon as I would try to open them. I tried to clean the hard drive again and the external HD I put it on, crashed in the process. This caused me to lose alot of my art work. My photos were deleted in the process. I had lost the wall adapter/plug for the initial external HD I had. Things were just falling apart.
Since then, I’ve managed to come an agreement with my Mac. If I limit my usage of him, he will behave while I am working on him. But we both know that this can’t last forever. Unfortunately, my funds are limited. So I’m considering buying a Windows now and using it for as long as I can. Or should I just get it over with and buy a Mac Pro or iMac? The windows would be more affordable but I feel as though it could be a waste since I will turn around and buy a Mac. Yet buying a Mac would seem like an investment. I would probably buy accessories for it but it would take longer to purchase.
So what do you guys thing? Which system do you believe gave you more bang for your buck?