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nefertiti
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Yes. You can install parallels which means you can run both. details here

Or apparently even better, but I've not used it, is VM Fusion

[ 21.03.2008, 12:07: Message edited by: nefertiti ]

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The Purple Cow
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"The machines may be nice, but the Mac OS is horrible."

You're a sick man Hobbes, seek help.

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If you booted XP in parallel mode would you then be able to use Soulseek ?

Also, I take it that I can't just plug in my PC originated USB / Firewire back up drives to access my stored data via the Mac ?

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Amor de Cosmos
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are you Mac owners able to run Soulseek or other P2P applications ?

Acquistion is the smoothest Mac P2P application. It runs Gnuttella I think. There's a Mac version of Soulseek called Solar Seek, it's a bastard to configure, then I'm a techno-nerd so you might be more successful.

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quote:
You're a sick man Hobbes, seek help.
Dude, I look after these things for a living. Macs go down just as often as PCs and they're 100 harder to support when they do.
They're the worst possible example of style over function. As are pretty much all Apple products.

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The Purple Cow
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"Macs go down just as often as PCs and they're 100 harder to support when they do."

Total bollocks.

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Hieronymus Bosch
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I toyed with the idea of buying a Mac at one time, but found its word processor (which I would have been using a lot if I'd bought it) to be piss-poor and horrible to look at.

I very occasionally have to use one in work, for pictures-related stuff, and find them a little unwieldy.

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Oh dear, I use both windows ME and some PC specific software. I feel out of date.
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Amor de Cosmos
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its word processor (which I would have been using a lot if I'd bought it) to be piss-poor and horrible to look at.

If you want to you can use MS Word on a Mac you know.

I very occasionally have to use one in work, for pictures-related stuff, and find them a little unwieldy.

What kind of picture related stuff?

I find criticisms of Mac OS or Windows coming from users cheering for the other side are based mostly on their own inexperience. Both work well enough most of the time. I favour Macs because I've been user since the mid-80s. Windows I've only used for twelve years in a work/teaching lab environment. I accept I've a bias because of that. If you try to do certain things on a Mac the same way as on a PC, they won't work and vice versa that's all.

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Total bollocks.
Offfs. It's not at all. I've been supporting both PCs and Macs for 12 years. My experience and those of people I've worked with is exactly as I've said.
Of course, with your extensive experience and knowledge of working advertising will probably make you far more qualified than me to comment.

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What kind of picture related stuff?

Doing EPSs (i.e. cropping silhouette-type pictures around which the text will flow). It's very time-consuming. I accept that a lot of this is due to me having more experience on a PC than a Mac but there are things about the Mac's layout and user interface which are annoying.

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Amor de Cosmos
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That sounds more like a software issue than anything else.
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I've done this stuff on a PC in the past (in a different job) without any problems.
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Macs go down just as often as PCs and they're 100 harder to support when they do.
I've been using Macs for 18 years, and Windows since 1997. My considered opinion is that, in my experience, Macs do not go down nearly as often as Windows.

When Macs have crashed with me, the problem has been a faulty programme (hello Quark XfuckingPress). With Windows, it often is the operating system. So, I'd go with TPC here, Macs are massively superior in the stability department.

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I'm surprised to hear that photo manipulation on the Mac proved hard, I thought that sort of thing was Mac's traditional forte.

I'm a little apprehensive about my switch after being an avowed PC person all my life and being pretty happy with XP and a succession of Vaio laptops. I'm probably one of the gently growing band of people whose appreciation of Apple has come via good experiences with the iPod and iTunes, thus seeking to see if that experience can be expanded into the computing arena.

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