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Darkfairy
Aeolus, your daughter flies.
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reply to systemq

Re: Ready to dump Windows, is Mac or Linux better for me?

I guess I'll be the first one to provide the 'value for money' argument from Apple's side. Microsoft does have Office for the Mac where Linux' options are somewhat more limited. Photoshop is also available, along with what I personally use, Pixelmator. The Apple platform is more or less the standard among image editors. I think you'll find the combination of Apple's physical location support and phone support preferable in learning the new system. It also wont depreciate as much so in 3-5 years you'll be in a better situation when you go to buy a new machine again.

If you're not a gamer then the Mac Mini might definitely be worth looking at. Hope this helps.
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Fairy Blessings,
Stefanie


systemq

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Thanks for mentioning Mac Mini, I didn't know about that device. Man that thing is really tiny. Probably would go for that if I choose Mac since I already have a monitor.

Are there any other costs associated with Mac OS X? I read that yearly updates are free which is good. Are there any hints in the Mac world about it becoming subscription based?

Thanks again for all the feedback in this thread. Very useful. I'm going to download a Linux bootable CD and try it out. Mac doesn't have a demo right?


Darkfairy
Aeolus, your daughter flies.
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Tampa, FL
I guess the demo would be the 14 day return policy.

Apple OS updates are annual and are usually around $29.
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Fairy Blessings,
Stefanie