Thinking about joining the Dark Side
by, 04-29-2011 at 11:03 PM (1471 Views)
I haven't used a Mac since 1999 till the other day my friend I'm working with on some visual arts brings hers. Of course, it's second hand, and full of problems, not helping my pre-conception of Mac's. Aren't they supposed to "just work" ? I have yet to use one that runs rapidly AND reliably. In my experience, the pc "Blue Screen of Death" got nothing on the "Mac Freeze"
I was also amazed that my previous working knowledge of the Mac OS was of ABSOLUTELY no help dealing with the current Mac, so, not wanting to feel like a complete [ and utterly useless ] noob i looked up some getting started using Mac videos
Now, i custom configured my Vista laptop, with upgraded processor, memory, and 2 hard drives. It's not perfect, but it usually behaves effortlessly using Cubase. But recently doing photo/video work, just IMPORTING video boggs the damn thing down frustrating me to no end.
So, the next time i was at Best Buy with some time to kill, started fiddling with the iMac & MacBook Pro [ nothing like learning by doing when there's no pressure to get something done, just play around ] and i know these things are fresh outta the box and every OS is snappy when brand new, but are these what next-gen Mac's are like? Do they REALLY "just work" now ? I shall have to take my 16GB MicroSD down to best buy and give it a crash course video edit in iMovie to test if it's really too good to be true, but at least i'm open to the idea now .