Re: I quit.
- From: Fa-groon <fa-groon@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 10:17:45 -0800
On Tue, 16 Feb 2010 04:29:01 -0800, jerryeveretts wrote
On Feb 16, 1:02 am, Sandman <m...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
jerryeveretts <ifree...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
That's it, I give up. I honestly gave it a good try this time. I
bought a very nice used Macbook Pro 15. For the most part it is
working well. Anything I have to do related to web development has
been a complete disaster.
A little more details, please. I do 95% web development in my business
and I use 100% Macs for that. What about the Mac made this difficult?
I'm genuinely curious.
3 things were horrible to me.... first off, my developement team
uses .net and mssql. Now I don't specifically develop myself, but
frequently have to make a lot of html changes. I used to use
Frontpage, and with that set up for FTP, I could just open the website
with Windows Explorer, make a quick chane with Frontpage and save it.
I tried to use iWeb but holy crap, that is one big stinking pile of
crap, I never found anything as good as Frontpage, I ended up using
Sea Monkey, in conjuction with Filezilla, which got the job done, but
two programs, one to download a copy via FTP, one to make changes,
then back to Filezilla to upload changes....
Second problem is the way it handles my Camera and pictures. For
whatever reason, it will only open my camera (Nikon) with iPhoto, it
will not mount it as a volume in Finder. So in Windows when posting
ebay auctions. I could take a bunch of pictures, then just plug the
camera in and it would show up in explorer, and from the ebay screen
upload directly from the camera. Now on the Mac I have to plug the
camera in, then iphoto opens, import the pictures, then drag the
pictures from iphoto to a folder on my desktop then upload them to
This IS strange. I have both a Nikon D90 and a Nikon D3 (full 35mm frame).
Both show up on my Mac desktop. If I don't want the camera to open iPhoto, I
simply open iPhoto prefs and set it to "open no application" when a camera is
Third is the lack of a quick and easy way to play music. I have about
100,000 songs in my library, and it takes iTunes a fair amount of time
to load up. If I just want to play a sound clip, I wish there was a
way to do that natively without loading the whole itunes library.
Have you tried Vox? It's free. it takes up little room on the HDD and will
play most anything
Another problem is with video playback... can't play back many types
including a lot of .avi files, finally downloaded VLC or something
like that, it had a traffic cone for the icon. It worked, but there we
go, another program needed to do something simple. When I tried to
take that .avi that wouldn't play, Which was my nieces birthday BTW,
and burn it to a DVD, I used iDVD, but it had no idea what to do with
the file, so I bought Roxio Toast, and that said I was missing a
Codec, so I just ended up doing it over in Windows 7.
I know a lot of this is because I am not used to the Mac, but still..
isn't this supposed to be an easy and wonderful experience? I would
like my computer to not make me have to solve puzzles to get my work
It is a wonderful and easy experience unless you expect and/or require it to
work like Windows. Then, you won't like it. I suspect that a lot of my
dislike for Windows is based on the fact that Windows doesn't work like a Mac
and I expect and want it to. When it doesn't I get frustrated and finally,
Couple all that with the fact that I found a more powerful computer
from HP that cost significantly less brand new, than my Apple is worth
used. and I am going with the HP, and putting thre rest of the money
into things I like to do.
That's your choice, and good luck with it. Oh, and you won't forget to close
the CSMA door behind you when you leave, will you? Thanks.
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