A 'hidden cost' of being a pro Locked

Started Dec 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
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the mac 'experience'

teh few times I've interacted with mac its been an oil and water thing - i might as well be plopped in front of a machine that is only in mandarin.

I have a friend that makes his living as a tech support/programmer and he sees as many 'issues' with macs as he does wtih PCs. The mac contingent just seems to not admit it, takes them into the apple store instead. VERY different user 'type' means you get different types of stories. You also have the 'fan boy' side effect - "Im smarter for buying a mac" so they feel a strong need to defend that decision and overlook any issues. I've seen this with cars quite often, but many other things as well.
As for software - there WILL be differences even with the same item - i've seen this in manuals and at workshops. So there will be some things to get used to.
Some of your programs will cost nothing- I believe adobe includes both mac and pc copies on their disks.
Some programs just don't exist on the Mac. Or are a version behind.
My son is into music - and many of the programs he uses are not available on the mac - at all. There may be some version of it out there but I"m sure not everything is gonna be available.
So that not only means buying the new software, but learning it (or teaching your employees) and some things you may not be able to convert over file formats - like my website software and fotofusion album software.

But you can always keep one PC for that stuff - which I know many mac owners do.

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