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21 May 2008 @ 05:44 pm
Hm...  
This kind of sucks:

"Should I bring a PC or Macintosh computer?

Barnard is a "PC campus". Nearly all of the computers in the computer labs are Dell PCs, as well as all faculty and staff computers. We do not mandate that all students purchase PCs, but your personal computer applications will be more compatible with the applications in the labs if you bring a PC. This is particularly important if you are relying on the labs for printouts. In addition, our staff is trained more in-depth on the PC platform and is therefore better able to assist PC users."


I'm not really sure how much stock to put in that, though. I mean, what things would I be trying to print from besides Office programs anyway? I've never had trouble sending files back and forth with my friends who have Macs, besides the fact that I can't open Photoshop files. I'm betting that a lot of students bring Macs anyway.

But I have a question regarding my decision of what kind of computer to get. Does anyone use Windows Vista? I'm wondering if the rumors that it sucks (and by that I mean more than other Windows platforms) are true or not.
 
 
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Morgan.electromargaret on May 21st, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
THE RUMORS ARE TOTALLY TRUE.

My family's desktop computer has Vista, and the only time I need to use it is to print out things at home. Even then, it's horrific. It's ugly, complicated, and annoying. I really, really miss Windows XP.

I have a MacBook Pro. It's sexy. It has Word and Powerpoint and Excel, and I've never had problems transferring files in those programs to the Dell PCs at school. Some of the fonts don't work, but that's not really a big issue. I can't think of any other programs you'd really need to use on both a personal and lab computer.

I'd still get a Mac.
Syomimashou on May 21st, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
Wow, ok. Thanks for the advice :D I think I'll look into whether new laptops are still available with Windows XP, but a lot of people have been telling me to get a Mac. And there's always the possibility that Microsoft would eventually stop servicing XP with updates and whatnot.
ssempaissempai on May 22nd, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
Yup, they're actually phasing out XP. Totally blows >
Syomimashou on May 22nd, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)
Well, my dad said that his IT guy at work told him that they might actually come out with a new Windows fairly soon because of how awful Vista is, kind of like they did when Windows ME sucked so bad in 2000 or whatever. And then XP would only be available until that new one came out.
ミランダ (大丈夫)faded_lace on May 22nd, 2008 03:08 am (UTC)
No excuses. Chances are, things won't work out. Get a Mac.
Syomimashou on May 22nd, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
That comment was actually part of the reasons why I might not want to get a PC, because it would be annoying if 18 months from now Microsoft stopped supporting my operating system.
Fye D. Fluoritehalf_misfortune on May 22nd, 2008 03:16 am (UTC)
Oh, I thought you meant like, well I could get a new thing and then it would be fine.
ssempaissempai on May 22nd, 2008 12:21 pm (UTC)
sure you are XD [a fanatic] I'm afraid to admit my love of my pc around you XD
Syomimashou on May 22nd, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
Ok now I don't want the two of you to get into an argument about this on my lj! XD;;;
ミランダ (大丈夫)faded_lace on May 22nd, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
XP Whateverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr