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Frank Ippolito <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 14 May 2004 17:08:51 -0400
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Hey Lindsey,

Jeremy is right. If you are comfortable with one sytem over the other, then
there's no reason not to stay with it. The only reason it might be
advantageous to go with MAC is if you hope to work ON LOCATION at a graphic
design studio- as they are still almost all MAC and they expect someone to
be proficient with that OS upon walking into the door. If you are going
freelance, this will not matter.

These days you will hardly return your investment by selling a used
computer. Instead, you might consider putting a 2nd machine to use. If you
are interested in animation, for instance, you could through all the
horsepower of one machine into that chore. And while it is whiring away and
rendering a scene, you could use the 2nd machine for web research or
e-mail. An added bonus of this approach is that you won't be going online
via the machine that has all your sensitive and valuable files onboard.  If
you are simply doing illustration work thus far, you could still consider
using one machine strictly as a scanning station and print server. This way
you aren't left holding the ball while waiting for those chores to finish
before getting back to work.


>  I own both a mac and PC.  Unfortunatly, I dont own
>any software, such as photoshop for the mac, and it
>isnt connected to the net, so its been a bit of a
>white elephant really.  I was planning on selling it
>any buying a more powerful PC that the one i have now
>so I can get software such as illustrator/photoshop
>and alike for it.   However  Im quite sure most arts
>industry jobs use Macs rather than PCs, and its the
>arts industry that Id like to break into.   So,
>  Would it be more advantagaous for me to sell the mac
>and upgrade the pc and get photoshop for that, or keep
>the mac, learn to use it , conect it to the net and
>get the software for that instead?
> thanks
> lindsey
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