I am one of those recently, with references, comments and various articles I read, I decided to make a change to Mac and therefore greater investment in my team .
There are mainly say that my job as 50% in the photographic material and 50% on my computer, with which I classify, I edit and prepare pictures for work, but in proportion of time is based step 80% of the time working on the computer and 20% with the camera.
Therefore, it is easy to understand that the computer is an indispensable and important tool for my work. Partly because of that, I decided to take this leap and move to a new OS after leading lifetime in windows, and when I say life is because I started in MS-DOS, Windows 3.11 and thereafter.
What do you notice the early days when changing from Windows to OSX?
The first thing you want to configure your Mac and PC, become part of the new Windows OSX, shortcuts, how to use windows, in general, the way we work. Something that a few weeks you realize that is not possible and when you start to see the differences between OSX and Windows.
My transition part (from what I’ve talked to other people) is quite simple and quick, since entirely left aside and only used Windows OSX. A week was already pretty familiar with Mac and a few months and it is as if he had a lifetime in Mac’s more, now I find it quite uncomfortable to work with windows when I have to make arrangements or install something on my partner’s laptop .
The main advantage I noticed was the stability , very rarely I have been hanging the computer after over 1 year of use, working more than 8 hours straight, leaving the computer on for days … has always worked well, never been me given problems. If a program or browser window giving you problems, it is frozen or waiting, you can continue working with other applications as if nothing happened, and in the worst case, you close the application and keep working. Does not cause any problem to the rest of what you’re doing. If part of a program is blocked, that part is closed and continues to work with the program as usual.
The program start is faster and more intuitive interface and a smoother overall.
Let alone facilities, which took several minutes to Windows and can sometimes seem eternal, Mac is done in seconds. Install an application is nothing more than copying an icon in the applications folder.
Another great simplicities and fitness is the Mac Finder , or what we call in Windows Explorer. Everything is reduced to a minimum, clear folders, nothing of thousands of configuration files and temporary folders everywhere on Mac. The Finder is clear, simple and concise, good for tangle. It is what it took to get used more, (although it may seem silly) how to work with folders and view them.
Shortcuts whether editing, shipping, Finder visuals are simple, fast and functional. Using simple spacebar to view almost any file type is something that I can not unaccustomed.
Everything works, everything works perfect, a few months will take away those fears to save every few minutes if the program given by petar.
Updates fair, not every day we have 10 of everything.
There seems to be virus, very few from what I see and the problems in this area are minimal. I do not use Mac antivirus or firewall or anything.
All that I connect, work first, without installing any mess.
Do not defragment your hard drive every few minutes or perform maintenance.This still works like always install what to install. If doing something is done, period, that’s what I want.
The application design and its interface seems much more care than most Windows.
Mbp trackpad is a fucking blast , both for the size, softness, touch and gesture.
Unibody aluminum body, quality design and impeccable construction. If you compare a notebook of the usual plastic, seems to come from another era. I assure you that when you come to see a portable Apple Store and go to a store with Acer laptops, Asus and the like, it seems you’ve stepped back in time several years.
Are just a few details, but there are many more than just once you realize that you work longer in Mac And sure I miss some important, but which I am so used to not remember.
If my wallet permits me, I will continue on the Mac is clear that the product price is somewhat higher than mount a tower PC , but now I think it’s worth the investment, especially for work items.
Also I have to say, except that in my profession I need a good team, I would have bought a PC or laptop with windows and I would have spent a third party.
Currently I use an early 2011 mbp 15 “i7, 8 GB ram, 500 GB 7200 rpm, ATI HD 6750 1 GB, matte screen with resolution of 1650 × 1050. It was the billet mbp you could prepare without an SSD I still seem too expensive.
If you want a laptop with a similar potency with Windows you will not be much cheaper than Apple, I’ve been watching you and you save very little in proportion.
Therefore, Better Mac for my work Windows (used by Edinburgh wedding photographer )? Without any doubt, YES.gives me more confidence, more safety, less crashes, less problems and that is paid.
As negative and important point is that if you have a major problem in Mac touch you send it by courier or take it to an Apple store. When I had problems with my PC, went to a store that had hundreds around me, buy the component that had failed, I changed and ready. Mac is not so simple.