Originally posted by Akira
I was not questionoing your logic Fred, I was telling Unknown_K, who semed to strongly disagree with you, that he was usin ga similar approach
Kolorabi: First off I'm discussing in this thread leaving games aside. I don't care about the games. If to judge by games yes, the PC has shitloads more of them. But they all suck, so I don't care if they get ported or not. I game on consoles, period. but that's just different points of view.
"Most of the great mac apps are available for Windows too, and if that's not the case, there are equivalent apps that do the same job"
Read my message. How much time have you worked with the Macintosh platform to let you ASSURE that the same apps for Windows work as well on windows as they work on Mac OS? If you would have worked with them for as much as I, you would realize that's a complete fallacy.
And with the "and if that's not the case, there are equivalent apps that do the same job" thinking in mind, I would not be mad using the Macintosh, the Amiga1 or Linux, since there are similar apps for all these platforms that could kind of do the job correctly.
I'll repeat myself, GIMP is great, but it cannot replace Photoshop or Fireworks.
I was just disagreeing about the "best apps" thing he said because in the nich of engineering there are alot of apps that the mac platform just doesnt have that I need.
Anyway the casual home users could probably use any of the supported machines listed to browse the web, check email, play a few lame games, do small office projects, etc.
I would rule out any platform that doesnt have a quicken port because I have seen quite a few older people pay $800 for a computer just to ballence their checkbooks on quicken.