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Poll, are you using PC or Mac?(37 posts)

Poll, are you using PC or Mac?Ambishawn
Mar 13, 2003 9:55 PM
I know it has little to do with cycling but I was just wondering what format is prefered by cyclists.
correlation and causationcollinsc
Mar 13, 2003 11:18 PM
keep them straight.

there will not be a "format prefered by cyclists"

that said, macs are lame.
PC wishing it was a Mac nmtmotz
Mar 14, 2003 12:38 AM
So True!!! iBook at home is lonely now. nmCaliforniaDreaming
Mar 14, 2003 8:49 AM
PC running RH7.2 (Linux) (nm)Stampertje
Mar 14, 2003 2:25 AM
Using an Apple Powerbook G4 as we speak.MTB_TM
Mar 14, 2003 2:47 AM
And also have a iMac G4 all running wirelessly on an Airport network. Makes RBR and MTBR a breeze anywhere in the net!
PC (nm)Allen az
Mar 14, 2003 3:14 AM
Mar 14, 2003 4:14 AM
Notebook PC, Wireless Network, Broadband ConnectionFez
Mar 14, 2003 4:57 AM
doesn't really matter this past week because the site has been a little slow.
definitely mac-ibook (nm)hcswede
Mar 14, 2003 5:58 AM
Mac, but with this new OS X, I'm not really sure.cyclinseth
Mar 14, 2003 6:09 AM
My coworker updated the machine from OS 9.1 to OS X and I'm totally dumbfounded as to why Apple would want to emulate Microsoft Windows.
Because Mac has been trying to go mainstream lately,Fez
Mar 14, 2003 7:44 AM
trying to convince PC users to switch to Mac. So they figured they'd make it look a little more like Windows. I think they succeeded, because OSX is pretty F'd up.
Mac, but with this new OS X, I'm not really sure.ohmk1
Mar 14, 2003 11:15 AM
Mar 14, 2003 6:35 AM
I'm in advertising and design. I would imagine many designers use Macs. This begs the question "are designers also into road biking"?
intel/95, intel/98, intel/2000, intel/nt4 (nm)JS Haiku Shop
Mar 14, 2003 6:40 AM
re: Poll, are you using PC or Mac?kevinmd
Mar 14, 2003 7:03 AM

Running a flat-panel iMac with OS X

What a beautiful thing. Used to be a Windoze guy, but never again.

-- K
re: Poll, are you using PC or Mac?toomanybikes
Mar 14, 2003 7:15 AM
Mostly MAC but PC at work!
re: Poll, are you using PC or Mac?nalsdixit
Mar 14, 2003 7:22 AM
mac (os X) at home. pc at work. the mac is much nicer
to use
Both. I prefer Mac, but PC stuff is so cheap.Ken of Fresno
Mar 14, 2003 7:30 AM
The $ thing is becoming less of an issue, as so much stuff is interchangable. The PC interface is nowhere near as intuitive as the Mac. Macs look way better as well. And the dark side has yet to learn what "plug and play" really means.
PC - home and work nmvindicator
Mar 14, 2003 7:35 AM
Where are the b*tchy whiners on keeping this bikes topic only? neschelon
Mar 14, 2003 7:38 AM
Mac bike vs. PC bike?DougSloan
Mar 14, 2003 8:09 AM
I don't have time, but maybe someone could take a shot at describing the "Mac" bike and a "PC" bike, sort of like they did with cars a few years ago. I don't have time. Then, we can justify this thread here...

PC. I doubt its a matter of preferance anymoreKristin
Mar 14, 2003 7:44 AM
People use what they are given at work. If work happens to be a school or Library, you probably use a Mac. Otherwise you most likely have a PC. People will tend to buy for home what they use at work so they can transfer data between the two. I worked with Mac's alot in the early 90's and haven't even seen on IRL for 7 years.

Macs used to hold the market in both the auditing and graphic arts markets, but this isn't true anymore. PC's are comprable for graphics now, and since the big 6, the accounting industry has moved largely to the PC platform. There are a few diehard Mac graphic people left around. I believe that schools and libraries are the Mac's last little niche. Also art museums and publically funded organizations will likely use Macs.
PC. I doubt its a matter of preferance anymoretoomanybikes
Mar 14, 2003 10:26 AM
Big 6???????

Only four of us now!!
Wait!?! Was there another merger?Kristin
Mar 14, 2003 12:58 PM
I haven't been following. Anyway, I referred to the Big 6 because it that's around the time that most auditing software became available for PC's...probably in part due to the fact that the Big 6 didn't want to support 2 platforms. Its costs more to keep both Mac & IBM in your infrastructure than to just have one.
mergers and deaths!!toomanybikes
Mar 15, 2003 1:04 PM
Now it's down to PWC (pricewaterhousecoopers), E&Y (Ernst & Young), D&T ( Deloitte & Touche) and KPMG ( my home).

Arthur Andersen as you may remember sank without a trace last year.

Just four of us now.
Duh. I figured it out this morningKristin
Mar 15, 2003 1:28 PM
Its not like I didn't know that AA went under either. I recently had lunch with my old boss and we talked about how many AA clients KPMG had taken on. Hey, which office are you in? I was stationed in Chicago and provided some IT training and Fast Tax support to the Milwaukee, Indy, St. Louis, Minneapolis and upstate NY offices between 1997-1998. What do you do for Peat? (Were you there in 97 when they announced the merger with EY?)
PC. I doubt its a matter of preferance anymoreohmk1
Mar 14, 2003 11:19 AM
"Macs used to hold the market in both the auditing and graphic arts markets, but this isn't true anymore. PC's are comprable for graphics now..."

I work in the graphics industry. 99% of the files I receive from hundreds of clients are MAC format. I have no idea what you are talking about.
But that is super easily converted.Kristin
Mar 14, 2003 1:01 PM
I guess I don't know for 100% advertising firms and magazines, I shouldn't talk conclusively, but I've worked in corporate headquarters for a long time and I haven't seen a corporate marketing department on Macs in a long time.
the last 3 corporations I worked atlonefrontranger
Mar 14, 2003 3:53 PM
G.E., Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson: All their marketing and desktop publishing was done on a Mac.

I have had both on my desk at a couple desktop publishing stints. Now that I'm just a high-level admin, I only have a PC, but our marketing nerds have G4s

We have both at home and I prefer to surf wireless on the Mac.
PC illiterate.....[nm]bent_spoke
Mar 14, 2003 9:23 AM
First time I ever used a MacKristin
Mar 14, 2003 10:00 AM
I sat in front of the thing for 45 minutes wondering how to eject the floppy. Dragging to the recycle bin is just plain wrong and unatural.
First time I ever used a Macohmk1
Mar 14, 2003 11:21 AM
You have no problem admitting it took you 45 minutes to eject a floppy?
Nope. And I'm a network administrator. nmKristin
Mar 14, 2003 1:02 PM
Actually, I don't know jack about Mac....bent_spoke
Mar 14, 2003 11:40 AM
I was just being smart when I said that I was PC illiterate as I've worked in computers for 20+ years(built my own PC, did upgrades, etc). It's just that people sometimes like to pretend that they know alot (sound other things too!?). I was being an "anti-nerd" for a moment.

Anyway, I have a funny story to add to your comment. I'd heard from a guy on a helpdesk that he was trying to tell with someone how to execute a function by "...dragging their mouse across the screen.." to reach an icon. A little while later he finds out that this person was physically dragging their mouse across the screen (a very literal interpretation for sure!). I'm sure there a lot other fun & learn. Have fun riding the bike & surfing the Net!!
60% PC and 40% unix/linux (nm)laffeaux
Mar 14, 2003 10:16 AM
Mar 14, 2003 10:47 AM
In my office I have a Mac running next to my PC. Use them both. At home I have a dual boot Mac, 9.2.2 and OS X. I have to say the OS X is really cool.

That being said, which do I prefer? The Mac by far. Much easier to use, much easier to troubleshoot, much easier to get onto the network. Just overall a lot more fun to work with. But I do have some specialized software that ONLY runs a PC, too bad.

If you are a true computer geek you will enjoy this:

Needs quicktime to run.