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Re: Computers - what to do...

Postby Spevna on Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:41 am

Most people who want Windows in their Mac just put in a partition and have both. Very easy to do .
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Re: Computers - what to do...

Postby The Other Dave on Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:52 am

FWIW, I *believe* that Windows 8, like Mac OS, is automatically and for no extra charge multilingual.
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Re: Computers - what to do...

Postby Primarch on Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:54 am

Spevna wrote:Most people who want Windows in their Mac just put in a partition and have both. Very easy to do .

True. My friend isn't most people though. :D

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Re: Computers - what to do...

Postby Spevna on Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:56 am

The Other Dave wrote:FWIW, I *believe* that Windows 8, like Mac OS, is automatically and for no extra charge multilingual.



Yeah, thats what I heard. About bloody time!
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Re: Computers - what to do...

Postby me_in_japan on Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:19 pm

Thanks for the input, all :)

I've been giving this a lot of thought the past few days. It seems to really boil down to personal preference. ie both PCs and macs are pretty much of a muchness if you don't have anything specialized in mind. I was leaning towards Mac yesterday, but then I learned that the new version of iMovie doesn't make DVDs very well. Not that I want to do a lot of DVD editing, but that was one of the minor plus points of the Mac (Kaz wants to do some home videos of the kids). Today, I'm looking at PCs (dell, for today, since that's what my previous one was and I was pretty happy with it.) I figure that I'm pretty familiar with PCs, and also already have a lot of software and suchlike.

I just have one question at the moment: Prim, you said your PC had a 16Gb graphics card as well as 16gb of onboard ram. What in the heck graphics card are you running? A top-of-the-line Alienware rig only has 3Gb ram on the graphics card. Are you sure yours is 16Gb?
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Re: Computers - what to do...

Postby Primarch on Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:08 pm

me_in_japan wrote:I just have one question at the moment: Prim, you said your PC had a 16Gb graphics card as well as 16gb of onboard ram. What in the heck graphics card are you running? A top-of-the-line Alienware rig only has 3Gb ram on the graphics card. Are you sure yours is 16Gb?


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Re: Computers - what to do...

Postby Spevna on Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:05 pm

me_in_japan wrote:Thanks for the input, all :)

I was leaning towards Mac yesterday, but then I learned that the new version of iMovie doesn't make DVDs very well. Not that I want to do a lot of DVD editing, but that was one of the minor plus points of the Mac (Kaz wants to do some home videos of the kids).



I managed to do a dvd on my Mac and it was fine. Saying that though, the previous version of iMovie was apparently heaps better than what they have now.

Like you said though, if you have a butt load of Windows software already it makes sense to stick with Windows.
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Re: Computers - what to do...

Postby me_in_japan on Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:11 pm

Right-o. Comparisons have been compared, decisions have been decided, and calls have been called. I went for a PC in the end. I was tempted by Dell's notamac All-In-One fancy pants touchscreen single piece effort, but in the end I plumped for the sensible desktop mini tower that had a 40,000yen off special offer. Tis still pretty spanky, though. Separate touch screen monitor, windows 8 (living dangerously, I know...) 32GB (!) of RAM, 1.5Gb graphics card, 3Tb HD, plus 256GB SSD, and, yknow, a keyboard and a mouse and all that jazz. I shall let y'all know how it is when it arrives. Many thanks for your helpful input in this most traumatising of decision-making periods. :)
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