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Old 02 February 2013   #46
Originally Posted by rsquires: Apple products and OSX appeal to designers I think because there is an attention to detail that I don't think you can find elsewhere......There's just no comparison in terms of weight elegance and I am part of the Mac ecosphere so it just worked for me.......


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I got my first Apple (2nd computer) back in '84. In '85 bought my first IBM PC... and ever since have had both Macs and PC my whole life. In the past few years I have swayed more to the Mac side due to those items you describe, particularly the ecosphere of Apple, as well as XCode being only available on OSX.

While there are many pros/cons to both, I'm not sure if I would give up on one side or the other completely. Just wish all developers offered cross platform software under the same license.
 
Old 02 February 2013   #47
Maybe Apple will drop out of the computer building biz and start selling MacOS for PC's.
 
Old 02 February 2013   #48
Originally Posted by PhoenixCG: Maybe Apple will drop out of the computer building biz and start selling MacOS for PC's.



I doubt it. Apple is first and foremost a hardware company. That is where all of it's profits come from. Their software is practically given away, and is really more about tying the magnificent hardware design to a seamless end-to-end user experience.

They surely do have some holes in their game right now, particularly on the pro-end. But, there are supposedly big things happening this year with the Mac Pro, so I guess we'll see if they shore any of that up in the coming months.
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Old 02 February 2013   #49
Originally Posted by mustardseed: Alec, what made you pick the 680 over the 580? Was it the power requirements? Certainly would be hard to get a PSU to support x4 580s in one box.

Yes certainly power is a big issue with the 580. It would be tough to power 4 580s. Plus I still think there's more headroom in Kepler than what otoy is getting out of them right now. I'm drilling over the Titan board right now.

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