[thelist] [OT?] Apple Questions

Kasimir K evolt at kasimir-k.fi
Wed Apr 28 03:00:06 CDT 2004

Hi Burhan

 > apple laptop ... have enough muscle for things like photoshop

A couple years ago at our office we did some unscientific photoshop 
tests, latest PC vs. latest Mac: the Mac was wiping the floors with the 

Not a regular Mac user myself, but I've got an impression that anything 
Adobe just loves Macs, where as anything Macromedia is veeeery sluggish 
(and unreliable even) on a Mac. (This might not be the case anymore, Mac 
users, any views on this?)

> xserve for as my local server. ...  mainly as storage, but would also be
> functioning as a test lab for my web development (scripting) projects.

A test of 1U servers I read earlier this year gave good points to Xserve 
for web server tasks, but as a file server it was the slowest of the 
lot, where others had SCSI (and Xserve uses SATA). But if there are only 
a handful of users, I think SATA wont be a problem.

I've been a Windows user for a long time, but since the OS X I've been 
looking more and more at the Mac option, very tempting in many ways. So 
far the price has been the limiting factor - with PCs you just get more 
bang for your buck (even if the bang is uglier and louder...)


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