The Carpet Cleaner wrote:Ok, design is not the objective, but I feel that other company try to imitate the Apple look. Especialy HP. Why is that then?
hm, except for the consumergrade envy, i don't see any hp that copies. silver-black, rugged. nothing apple at all. but of course, focusing in all the 1000nds of different products on the ones that look like apple helps to see "them copying apple".
oh, and why? because people are dump. if it looks like something famous, they buy. that's what the envy is for.
On my windows 7 I don't have virtual desktop. Sure I can go and install probably something that acts like Mac OSX or a Linux, but there is nothing like that virtually. And generaly, you have more chances to reboot with windows than with a mac/linux solution
windows by itself does not technically need a reboot for anything anymore. and while i had virtual desktops even before osx had it, i always drop it after a while for not having the use. on a mac, i guess i would use it, as the windows management is rather primitive.
It's still amazing compared to the 22'' or 24'' inch that most PC are sold with. Isn't it? I personally haven't seen a PC with a 27'', anywhere, in real. . have you? There is the dell, and recently the NEC. $1000 screens. Never saw them though, so it's not very common. Who on this forum got a PC with this dell or NEC screen ?
i hate it that it's 16:9, robs you height (which you need in about any app. there's a reason why mice have a vertical scroll wheel). but yeah, it's a nice all in one box. which i personally don't like. i like choice, thus i like the screen separate. and i've seen better than that 27".
but it IS a nice system. a bit on the heavy side (had to install a lot of those), but else nice.
i never say macs are bad. they're just not the only thing good. and, depending on the use case, there might be better fitting. pc's provide more options.
Ok granted, but it seems that's a custom designed PC, is it? Is the OP into computer parts, this kind of stuff ? I agree you can have much more flexibilty with a PC. You have to think if this felxibility is a plus, or if you're not really gonna take advantage of it.
it's a choice. one can use it, or not. the gain of it is, i payed around 500$ for having a core i5 3.33ghz 4gb ram 80gb ssd silent invisible system to run live on at home (24" 16:10 screen).
i don't even get an ipad for 500$ here.
i like that option.
Mine is invisible as well ^^. Silent, almost
Maybe if few years when SSD will be the same price as regular HD. I still would like to know what's you PC specs and stuff like that. Doesnt seems to be a regular PC.
see above. and i have ssds since two years now. i can not look back. got a new laptop at work. has no ssd. is slow as hell
use an ssd for your system. use another hdd for the data you don't touch. perfect..
i have it now for legal reasons (have to have some "proof" that i don't have viruses).
Ho yes, me too actually, I've never used an anti-virus. Does that prove PCs are safer than Macs against anti-virus ?
i think pc's are more "aware" of what can happen to them (or at least, microsoft. they sure went trough attack hell). macs aren't aware of attacks much. every hack-event shows that macs are hacked within minutes. vista/win7 often survives quite long. so yeah, i see them more secure.
how does it work? Does it save automaticaly every hours? and if you delete a folder, an ableton project for example, can you just take it back in a noob interface, in 2 minutes? or do you have to reinstall you whole systeme to take back the project? Also, does it come with Windows, I mean is it free or is it something that you have to buy, like an anti-virus. Cause time machine is free you just need an external hard drive and that's it
it's an own system. a home server. it's like a fancy nas, with backups of the pc's at home, and such. and while windows has time machine like behaviour since years (called shadow copy), the interface is not nearly as nice, that's true. but winhomeserver is a different beast, more like time capsule on steroids. it has 4.5tb worth of save duplicated data on it (and that's why all my clients only have an ssd, no need for local storage on a gigabit lan). check out my webpage to see some photos.
it's nothing like time machine, but it provides the same security.
haven't had to reinstall any system so far since win7 rollout. haven't had to reinstall a vista, just as well. not any of mine, nor my friends, family, etc.
oh, and antivirus is free and from microsoft by now, just in case.. it's called microsoft security essentials.
Exactly my point. Both just work. And I'm sure 10 years ago people were doing music on computer as well. Here we're trying to see on which computer it's better/easier.
and i say they're about equal, with tiny pros and cons everywhere of course. so in the end, better and easier for the OP is the one system he knows best. the one system he knows what to do when it doesn't work. we had non-working macs, and no one had a clue what to do, then. for non-working pc's, even on stage, i can fix anything. has to be the reason i'm always invited
(and it's fun to fix a broken harddrive where all the sound of a friend is on at 3 o clock in the morning with 1000nds of people in front of the dj booth.. NOT!
but we got it working, and rocked for some additional hours..