05-19-2008, 11:07 PM
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I play computer games, so I definitely have a PC. I program in Linux. I used to dual boot, but now I just boot with Knoppix if I need Linux. I run XP 64 bit edition. You can really optimize it to run more bare bones than Vista (obviously) but also standard XP or a Mac. Only Linux beats it in terms of minimizing system resource usage.
Macs aggravate me. They definitely have their uses, especially when it comes to working with graphics and audio, but as a college student, I can definitely say that a lot of younger people own Macs simply as a status symbol or because they have more indie chic or something. I hate the iMacs because of their utter lack of modularity, and I dislike how regular Mac desktops start at the low end with not much to look at in terms of the RAM, video card and hard drive, but have a processor that could run all of NASA at once. What's the point in that? Plus, Macs are extremely overpriced.
Not to mention my audio recordings are intentionally Albini-esque (i.e. clean and dry with very little post-recording production if any) so I don't really need the audio processing power of the Mac anyway.