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    Question Mac?

    im getting more and more into digital art and im gunna goto an art school,(this is what most of the computers are there) and i was wondering is mac really that much different than PCs? is the graphics that much better? are programs like PS and Corel better and run smoother on a mac?

    i was tihnking about buying one then i saw the price... is it worth me buying it just for art? or is it good for other things too?

    i got a million questions these are only a few.

    any suggestions on a mac?
    - Sick.L
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    ive started working on iMacs at university for my art. as long as theyre upgraded for graphic performance they are really quite good, especially with the intel chips they use these days. very user friendly, quite tidy packages. only thing is upgrading later in life and such.. can be a bit pricey from what i hear.
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    Id reccomend heading over to applenova.com forums, but in short, YES! get a mac.
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    how exactly is it better than a PC? Just more efficient?
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    I was in multimedia at college and we mostly used Macs but I bought a pc and I got really pissed off easily using a Mac.It would constantly crash on me..especially those G5 computers.It crashed during one of my exams..thankfully I still passed but I finished an hour after everyone else because I had to start from the begining..anyways that's just me,some other people might have had the same experience with a pc
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    Get a PC. Cheaper, more software, more support, and easier to upgrade.
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    I guess you should go to bed?
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    Ksama, Sickelsick: Whoever told you it's "better" is wrong or has no clue. "Different" is a better description. The feeling you have on a Mac is much more convenient than the one on your usual Windows PC. The periphery (keyboard, mouse) is working more smooth and not as jagged as PC-devices. You'll definetly have to get used to it. The function keys are different (CTRL being the Apple-key, which is where the alt-key is on your PC) which makes it easier and more comfortable to work with in Design-applications like Photoshop or InDesign/Illustrator. Loading-times are A LOT different on Macs. I'm not a tech-freak, but what I can tell you after years of working with both ends is that you must be more patient when working with a Mac, but it will give you much more smooth times when it has finally loaded up. My work-Mac takes about 4 minutes to boot up completely, with all the shitload of software installed. But after that, you're ready to go. Another good thing about Macs is that you don't have to reboot them. Some Macs at our place haven't been shut down for a year or more

    If you're into the whole design-thing, get a Mac. But forget about any kind of Windows-software after that. Oh yeah, and it's alot more expensive!
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    That may be the crux: big convenience (at a cost), with fewer options.

    I've gone both ways for years (being a Mac guy for my first ten years of computer use) and it's all about taste and money.
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    thnx for the suggestion ElWell. ill keep that in mind. appreciate the post...... anyway...

    thnx every1 for their input. Jabo, never thought of it that way.

    1 more question, is there a difference with an imac and a mini mac besides the little box and having the computer inside the screen? any difference in speed?
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    Here we go again...
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