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  1. robert-wr's Avatar
    so good
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  3. PeterL's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Iain Sparrow
    You are quite wrong concerning Apple Computers, and what effect they had on personal computers in those early years... I was there, working as I do now in the publishing/printing industry, and what Apple did and what you conveniently missed is make computers accessible to people who knew little to nothing about computers... and make a living with them. Almost overnight average folks could greatly reduce the cost of content creation by producing print-ready documents using fairly inexpensive and approachable applications (QuarkX, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, etc.). By and large, they used Apple Computers, for many it was their first time using a personal computer.
    Are you old enough to recall what the Windows OS was like way back in the early and mid 1990s? Oh my god, what an unholy mess!

    I currently use both platforms at work, and let me tell you... Windows is still an unholy mess, and the Apple OS and hardware... bulletproof.
    I remember those timeswell, and I knew people who praised Apple to the heavens. Apple was one of many companies that made computers "accessible to people who knew little to nothing about computers." Apple was actually kind of late to the game, but they gained a following, not because their computers were better, but because they said they were. I will admit that in the 80's Apple was as good as any micros that were available. Wintel arcchitecture was superior, but the software wasn't as convenient. These days I would say that both Wintel and Apple make amazingly poor equipment. I don't see any good reasons for anyone using anything from Apple, and Microsoft software has greatly degenerated in the past decade, after about a decade when Microsfot made some very good software.

    But opinions vary.
  4. Iain Sparrow's Avatar
    You are quite wrong concerning Apple Computers, and what effect they had on personal computers in those early years... I was there, working as I do now in the publishing/printing industry, and what Apple did and what you conveniently missed is make computers accessible to people who knew little to nothing about computers... and make a living with them. Almost overnight average folks could greatly reduce the cost of content creation by producing print-ready documents using fairly inexpensive and approachable applications (QuarkX, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, etc.). By and large, they used Apple Computers, for many it was their first time using a personal computer.
    Are you old enough to recall what the Windows OS was like way back in the early and mid 1990s? Oh my god, what an unholy mess!

    I currently use both platforms at work, and let me tell you... Windows is still an unholy mess, and the Apple OS and hardware... bulletproof.
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