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    I am an up am coming Web Designer and I am looking into buying a laptop just for my work but I’m torn between getting a MAC or PC. I am not to up to date with iMAC’s besides they are real secure so could you please give me some insight to the “PROS and CONS” of designing web site's with a MAC or PC?

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    I love the Mac, its far far better than a PC running windows. I work faster, am more secure and well, life's a peach. Furthermore I don't get virus's and haven't had to trouble shoot in the 18 month's owning a mac.

    The only downside is that I have to fire up my laptop to check out my site in internet explorer. Not ideal but then again its a sacrifice worth making.

    Thats my opinion anyway.

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    I use a Macbook and it's been a good tool in my forays into web design (I seem to have given it up recently, after a mammoth coding sesh turned out to be a waste of time).

    If you have the cash and you're not into PC gaming, I'd recommend one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perad
    I love the Mac, its far far better than a PC running windows. I work faster, am more secure and well, life's a peach. Furthermore I don't get virus's and haven't had to trouble shoot in the 18 month's owning a mac.

    The only downside is that I have to fire up my laptop to check out my site in internet explorer. Not ideal but then again its a sacrifice worth making.

    Thats my opinion anyway.
    OK well that's kind of what I was think I would have to do is jump back to window IE and see how the site looks or use the BootCamp feature in the new Leopard OS and load Windows which would be great. But will I still code the same in Mac as I would in Windows useing HTML, XHTML and CSS?

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    Thanks for the input also...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie
    OK well that's kind of what I was think I would have to do is jump back to window IE and see how the site looks or use the BootCamp feature in the new Leopard OS and load Windows which would be great. But will I still code the same in Mac as I would in Windows useing HTML, XHTML and CSS?
    Largely the code that you use is independent of the operating system you use. So for most things the code is written the same way.

    That said there are some quirks specific to each browser which can sometimes trip you up, and normally those quirks are IE related on windows.

    Your best bet is to make sure your code is W3C compliant.

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    Yeah, the issue with not running Windows is basically moot with today's Macs, since there's Parallels, VMWare, and any number of other solutions that will still let you boot Windows on your Mac. Both are cool, but Mac fanboyism has turned me off of that platform in general. Nonetheless, it's definitely worth considering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie
    OK well that's kind of what I was think I would have to do is jump back to window IE and see how the site looks or use the BootCamp feature in the new Leopard OS and load Windows which would be great. But will I still code the same in Mac as I would in Windows useing HTML, XHTML and CSS?
    Already been answered but yes. You can program in all languages bar windows specific .net languages.

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    At my work they sometimes have auctions for companies who have went into liquidation, so today I got a tip off about a auction that contains some hardware.

    Off I trotted and my oh my, keyboards, monitors (tft!)s, hard drives and imacs were there!

    I couldnt hang around so I left a paper bid, so hoping I go back to work tomorrow with a imac waiting for me!

    Although my ignorance/mainstream use of PC's, I had to ask the guy what do I get with the imac, as I did not see the disk drives etc, they are built into the monitor, well the computer is the monitor!

    Yeah, I am sheltered

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    Wow. Sheltered indeed


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