Originally Posted by ChasnRacin
Once you go Mac, you'll never go back. It just works
all the software you need to run will run on it.
My problem for years has been that none of the big CAD applications support MAC. Some did for a while many years back, but the cost of keeping the applications updated for MAC just was not economically feasable due to the relatively very small numbers of users using the software on MACs.
One day I will retire completely and not need to use CAD any longer, then maybe I can try a MAC. Since I am still running CAD all day long at work I cannot come home to a different system and not be able to do the work at home if needed.
Yes, I know the new MACs can run Windows also, but I see no need to do that. Besides, I have never had any real problems with Windows (since Win 95 that is).
My Win XP machine is stable, and does everything I need it to do, quite well in fact. It stays on all day, every day, hooked to the internet, and I have had NO virus problems for many years. Regardless of what many MAC users want to think, Windows is NOT causing everyone problems.
A HUGE majority of businesses are using Windows, right or wrong. And for most it works.
Don't get me wrong, I am NOT a Microsoft supporter, some, if not most of their applications just plain SUCK! I hate the Office apps. I still use WordPerfect Suite at home, like it much better. I will never understand how Word got the market away from what I feel is a much better WordPerfect. Guess it is the same as Windows taking the market from the "possibly" better MAC. Better is a hard thing to nail down in any case though. Different people need different things, like BMW motorcycles instead of insert brand here.