Re: Mac laptops and Tech Comm

Subject: Re: Mac laptops and Tech Comm
From: Craig Cardimon <craig -dot- cardimon -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2012 10:56:12 -0500

Hi, Al,

My home PC is at least six years old and has been rebuilt several time. It
doesn't have Firewire. My work PC is six years old and doesn't have
Firewire either.

I seem to be drifiting toward doing more work with video, which is why I'm
asking. No PC I have can handle it. Macs see to do it well.

Do all PCs now come equipped with Firewire?

On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 10:32 AM, Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>wrote:

> 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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> 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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