Are You A Mac Or A PC?

One time in life this question would have meant something to a lot of people. Apple Macs and PC’s once were not on the same playing field. And today I feel they really still are not but we will get there in a minute.

Today with the modern software we all love and use, and with great programmers bringing their products to both platforms we can now grab a computer and feel comfortable.

Working at a school I have found a few ways that one can not replace the other. In our Auto CAD lab we still need Windows to run their applications. We do however use IMac’s and dual boot them with Boot Camp. And I use a Mac for video editing because I prefer using Final Cut but there are great video applications for Windows.

What I’m really referring to is the core applications. Word, Power Point, Excel, Editors, Photo Editing Software. These core programs are now what is called cross platform. So don’t be afraid to pick up a computer and use it. You will be find using either a Mac or a PC.

One last thought is this; I really hate still today hearing. I can’t buy a Mac I would never figure out how to use it? Let me be the first to introduce you to the ICON. They are really the same on the Mac as they as on the PC. And I am not telling you one is better then the other. But I can say that your Mac will never need Antivirus and we never worry about Spyware or Malware? At the end of the day a computer is a computer. As long as you have any computer and you are learning how to use it then kudos!

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The New OS X Mavericks

I received a email from a friend the other day with his concerns about the new OS X Mavericks. The main point that the email was that if you connect a Western Digital external hard drive to your Mac with this upgrade it is said that the new operating system will wipe the drive clean?

Needless to say I have not upgraded at this point because I have two external WD drives. I have also have not seen any other claims that this is happening. Would you not think that Apple would be on top of this and post a ton of warnings to not plug your WD drives into the new OS until the figure this out?

The mail reason for this blog post this morning is just to warn everyone and give you a heads up. I normally will never upgrade my Mac with the new OS until it has been out for at least 6 months or more. I believe if it is not broken then it does not need to be fixed.

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