Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/12/06

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Subject: [Leica] OT: Mac wannabees
From: ruben at (Ruben Blædel)
Date: Sun, 6 Dec 2009 15:32:41 +0100
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I have been working with graphic design, photo editing etc, since early 
1990ties - back then I decided to go with PCs - and I have never regretted 
it. I Am always able to get hold o a machine 24/7/365 if I have a breakdown 
and I have been able to run with the fastest processors and ram etc. for a 
lot less than my colleagues using mac's.

Over the years I have saved at least 40.000 USD by working with PCs and 
since the NT system came I have had a working environment that was a stabile 
as required - XP the same - I skipped Vista but will implement WIN7 in 2010

I find Mac's interface flimsy and the windows wannabe mac-interface worse - 
Since we have hard drives as many as the letters in the alphabet I use the 
old winfile filemanager to overview all the drives and that works much 
better and safer

I would not waste my money on mac - I get much more bang for the buck using 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert D. Baron" <rbaron at>
To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
Sent: Sunday, December 06, 2009 2:49 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] OT: Mac wannabees

What Doug said.

Further, speaking agnostically, I will report that I've used PC
desktops and laptops for many years but I am now in the 4th week of
traveling out of the last 6 weeks and I have been using my new 15.4"
Macbook Pro and I could not be happier with it.


On Sun, Dec 6, 2009 at 6:53 AM, Doug Herr <wildlightphoto at> 
> Tina Manley wrote:
>>I have done nothing for the last two weeks but compare and contrast Macs
>>and Windows machines on every website I can find. Using the same
>>checklist, Macs always end up costing at least twice as much as Windows
>>machines. I've been trying to convince myself that, just like Leica,
>>you get what you pay for and I should go with the more expensive Macs;
>>but every time I almost hit the Buy button, I have second thoughts. I
>>would hate to make that expensive a mistake.
> On a spec sheet a Leica costs far to much for too few features.
> Doug Herr
> Birdman of Sacramento
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Replies: Reply from mark at (Mark Rabiner) ([Leica] OT: Mac wannabees)
In reply to: Message from wildlightphoto at (Doug Herr) ([Leica] OT: Mac wannabees)
Message from rbaron at (Robert D. Baron) ([Leica] OT: Mac wannabees)