RE: New writer looking for advice

Subject: RE: New writer looking for advice
From: Megan Oliver <Megan -dot- Oliver -at- synaptics -dot- com>
To: DaveC <davec2468 -at- yahoo -dot- com>, carolyn223 palo <carolynpalo -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:19:38 +0000

Hello everyone,

I'm chiming in a bit late on this, but I hope that it's not too late.

I strongly recommend a PC and not a Mac because Adobe doesn't support the Macintosh platform for FrameMaker.

Since FrameMaker is the industry-standard authoring software, this is a deal breaker for most tech writers.

Hope that this helps.

Sincerely,

Megan Oliver
Sr. Technical Writer
Synaptics



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Subject: Re: New writer looking for advice

> Wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a laptop? In speaking
> with the program manager at the school I'll be attending - she advised
> PC not Mac. I have an older HP desktop at home - but if there is
> something out there in a laptop I should be checking out I'm all ears.
> I will be bringing this to class also.
>
> Thanks,
> Carolyn

Did the program manager give a reason she advised PC instead of Mac? Sometimes it's just plain old (and I do mean old) ignorance about mac's compatibility.

I agree: it's all about the display. If your eyes like the Mac's Retina display, just buy it. You can run any software you'll need as a writer that your work mates will run on their PC. And if you must run a specific PC-only application you can install Windows on the Mac and do just that.

Good luck,
Dave
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