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Old 03-26-2010, 12:10 PM   #21
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:10 PM   #22
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Most, if not all of these programs can be duplicated on the MAC or Linux, I just don't want to pay the price or learn the alternative program.
The investment performance calculation software we use here at work runs $15K and doesn't come in a Macintosh version.

That being said, it didn't stop me. Vista actually screams on my Macbook Pro.
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:37 PM   #23
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Mac, thank you but no thanks. By the way the cheapest Mac Pro desktop on Amazon was $2,300. Not quite apples to apples, and, as I said, Mac is not a consideration. It would be like me posting over and over again why someone who has said PC is not an option why they were really making a big mistake.
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Mac, thank you but no thanks. By the way the cheapest Mac Pro desktop on Amazon was $2,300. Not quite apples to apples, and, as I said, Mac is not a consideration. It would be like me posting over and over again why someone who has said PC is not an option why they were really making a big mistake.
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If I could find a web editing program that ran in Linux that was a easy as Web Expressions, I would most likely go Linux. Right now this disktop dual boots and I use Ubuntu about 70% of the time with Open Office, and Gimp.
I'm curious if you have an opinion on what the best cross-platform web editing program would be (IOW, what do you see in 2nd place to Web Expressions).

DW does some web work for her job, they were using MS Front Page (from what I've read, a terrible program). Front Page is being discontinued, and they are looking for cross-platform alternatives. I don't know if they've decided yet, but I'd be interested in any input you have.


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Expressions is similar to Front Page but based on Cascading Style Sheets and writes much cleaner code than Front Page. It has a good WYSIWYG editor and an excellent code editor. I normally run with both open, so I can see changes in the code if I make changes in the WYSIWYG screen. While I have not tried Dream Weaver, I believe it is either Number 1 or 2, depending on where you put Expressions. I have tried several of the Linux editors, but they don't seem as easy as Expressions. I started with Front Page and the change over to Expressions was well different. I would not say I have mastered it.
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:09 PM   #28
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I never try to convince people anymore to buy either a PC or a mac. Now that all macs come with the newest fastest Intel duo, quad or 8 core chips, its really what you like. I purchased a Core duo 2.2 gig MacBook Pro to replace an old Powerpc powerbook, for about $900 on ebay. Using VMware fusion, it runs windows XP at about 95% of the speed of my work required Thinkpad pc running XP(faster than full speed if I started in XP) and without any of the "stuff" that inhabits my Thinkpad(slowness coming out of sleep, and slowness starting up applications). Perhaps Windows 7 is an improvement, though all the advertised things have been on my mac for many years.

So you do what you want. and sure, Mac's new are very expensive, but I bought mine with a year left on the Applecare, for way less than a new one, and just slight less speed.

To each his own. We're arguing apples to apples now.

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