Are Macs better than PCs for photography work? If so, why?

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Re: Are Macs better than PCs for photography work? If so, why?
In reply to webrunner5, Apr 2, 2013

webrunner5 wrote:

The one bad thing with new PC's now is that you are going to get Windows 8 on it like it or not. It is not a good thing to look forward to. Works nice for a smartphone. Not so hot for a desktop.

I bought a win8 laptop for my son some time ago and I must admit I'm not a big fan of this OS. All the "innovations" over Win7 feel like they were forced onto the system without real need and were not really well thought through, but it's reasonably easy to find one's way around them. So basically Win8 looks like a product of frankensteinization of Win7 and a smartphone environment, yes. I'm writing this on Mac Air and it's one of the nicest machines I ever had, but that Lenovo Ivy Bridge i5 machine I bought for my kid, it's a speed demon. It crunches bytes like crazy, it's completely reliable, very well made for its price point and I could live with it just fine, so it's not like there aren't great PCs around. Also, there are some incredibly reliable PC machines around; I bought an Acer laptop some 9 years ago and I still use it as a secondary machine. It's slow by today's standards but works fine.

So what I want to say is, a good machine is a good machine, no matter who makes it. For me, OS X and Linux work better than Windows environment but I have quite a specific set of needs for which I prefer unix.

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