RE: Mac laptops and Tech Comm

Subject: RE: Mac laptops and Tech Comm
From: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: "'Craig Cardimon'" <craig -dot- cardimon -at- gmail -dot- com>, "'techwrl'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2012 10:32:45 -0500

HI Craig,

I don't know what PC laptops you were looking at, but all of mine (even my
six year old Gateway) have both USB 2.0 and Firewire ports. While it is true
that Macs have traditionally been geared toward the graphics/video industry
more than PCs, the line has blurred in recent years, especially after Apple
moved from the PowerPC chip to Intel Pentium processors. If you do go MAC,
do not make the mistake of using it like a PC as some have done. If you want
a PC, get a PC. If you want a Mac, get a Mac. The Mac is less prone to virus
attacks (but you still need to protect yourself) and the Mac OS is better
integrated with the hardware.

Just my 2 cents.

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Behalf Of Craig Cardimon
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2012 9:55 AM
To: techwrl
Subject: Mac laptops and Tech Comm

Good Morning,

For those of you doing technical writing, do you use PC or Mac machines?

I've been having trouble using PCs for the new work I'm doing with videos
and narration. Seem like Macs are rigged for video from the get-go, but PCs
need to have Firewire ports and all that.

I might be in the market for a laptop one of these years, and I am starting
to think a Mac might be a better investment, but I need to be able to do
technical writing on it.

Comments? Suggestions?



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