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2584 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: shop organization mac users

As a devotee to the linux based PC, I have delved lately into Mac. Don’t celebrate yet, David and Debbie. I’m not a convert. However, I did find a jewel of a program for shop project management and organization.

It’s a homework manager for students. However, my test drives through it make it IDEAL for my shop purposes. It’s freeware and works very well. Here’s the linkage!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)


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#1 posted 2583 days ago

Looks like interesting use of the software. Unfortunately, I’m chained to PCs. : ^ )

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 2583 days ago

I ain’t chained to nothin (for a couple hours until I need to recharge the battery) Thanks for the link – looks like something that might help me get a little bit – with all my notes (scraps of paper and mental notes) more on track, rather than moron track.

Coolness. and Freeness.

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#3 posted 2583 days ago

Same here Wayne. My brother made the switch to the Mac last year after years as a PC uber power user. He says he feels like he wasted years of his life.
http://www.ponohouse.com/ponoblog/?p=190

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#4 posted 2583 days ago

I have operated and cursed Xenix, Unix, Red hat Linux and all the flavours of Mr. Gates offerings. I currently run with 6 Win XP PC’s and one Mac.
The Mac is my 5’th and I use it for primarily Graphics and Photoshop and advertising .
They are all networked to each other with a combination of software bridges and intranet links via Ethernet and the Internet.
Each system has its advantages. The Red hat Linux ran my terminals for 6 years and was only rebooted once or twice in that time.
Windows is windows and is quite demanding to keep it running and updated and protected.
In order to get Windows to run an integrated business software package I spent well over $30,000.00 in software development so to debunk the myth that Macs wont run business packages- it will for that kind of money and hindsight is always 20/20.

My Mac is by far the most intuitive and elegant of the systems with it’s rigid developer protocols and seamless integration of software and resource utilization.
With a “UNIX” kernel as the backbone software it is just about unbreakable.
I would recommend a Mac for most home users as the maintenance is virtually nil and the software is slick and easy to use, install and uninstall.
Macs today come with all the software you need to get up and running and include many neat programs you will be paying extra for on most Win PC systems.

my 2 cents

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#5 posted 2583 days ago

Tom -

Thanks for the cool link. I shared it wih my daughter as well – should be helpful for school. We just bought our 12th Mac. I don’t think the computer or operating system really matters – they are just tools – as long as they do what you want and need, the no problems. I just find it easier to do on a Mac and I am more comfortable with the Mas OS. My wife and kids tell me I think like a Mac – not sure what that means!

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#6 posted 2583 days ago

LOL – Think like a mac, Binary, but very fast?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 2583 days ago

LOL

Not sure if it is a good or bad comment from the kids . . . all I know is my Mac does what I ask . . .

;-)

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#8 posted 2583 days ago

I hear you Bob. I was really bound to WinXP for a few years after converting from 98. I have 12PC’s and keeping them all updated and secure was a headache. After we opened up another office for my wife, we went with 12 linux workstations and one win2003 server. Staff remote desktop to the server and thus we only have to maintain one windows machine. The linux machines are a dream.

I went to ubuntu linux on my office machines, but didn’t want the overhead of the win2003 machine. I utilize a “turned off” feature of WinXP pro to allow multiple concurrent remote desktop connections and thus created the same setup as my wife’s office but without the win2003 overhead.

My personal machine is running ubuntu after switching from slackware to redhat to fedora. The mac now sits behind me at work and I do find the operating system elegant. The os architecture is familiar to me as it is very *nix. I’m throwing that mouse in the garbage though. LOL

Cheers!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 2583 days ago

I’ll give you one for the mouse but I am used to it now and rely on keyboard shortcuts alot.
I’m tempted to load ubuntu on one of my machines. Maybe in the fall when I have abit more time.

Unix rules!__

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#10 posted 2582 days ago

I’ve got a brother that loves his Mac. He even gave one to my son because it had a neat program that allows him to record his songs with it. I’ve used them both and am more than willing to go back to the stone age. LOL. I deal with them at work and hear the complaints every day. People talking to their computers, begging them to spit out the information they need. Anyway, I believe it really depends on what you are familiar with. They are both useful systems.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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