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    Question It's Decision Time

    Ok so I have been saving up for a while so I can get a new computer. Have around $1500 - $2000.

    Recently, one of my friend's had a computer crash and now decides that it is time for him to kill any relations he has with Windows, he's going Mac!

    I always wanted a Mac but thought they would not be powerful enough for the things I do on the computer, and let me tell you what programs I use all the time are:

    - (Abuse) Photoshop CS (having like a zillion files open)
    - Dreamweaver
    - Flash
    - Illustrator
    - iTunes
    - (Abuse) Firefox (can you spell "too many tabs"?)
    - AIM & MSN
    - Thunderbird

    I also edit WMV video files a lot.

    So now that you know this, do you think it would be the right thing for me to move to a Mac? Or just buy a new PC?
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    If that's what you use your computer for I would seriously suggest looking at a Mac. However, you need to investigate the possibility of trading in your Windows versions of the above commercial apps for Mac versions, or you could also have a large software bill on your hands

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    That is one of the biggest things holding me back too. Like I got Creative Suite from this company I used to work at, now would I be able to use the CS cd's on a Mac?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SharifTK
    Like I got Creative Suite from this company I used to work at, now would I be able to use the CS cd's on a Mac?
    Not strictly legal! And no, you wouldn't

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    The CD's are either Mac or Windows versions so you only have Windows. But Adobe and Macromedia both allow you to exchange your license for a Mac one. But the problem is you never owned a CS license in the first place.
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    Maybe I can get the company to help me get it changed... anyways, I also need to be running pro tools on the computer, meaning it'll need a good sound card. Which Mac do you think would be the ideal mac for me?
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    Pretty much any (I would aviod the mini and eMac)... An iMac would even work. I would go with an iMac (17 or 20). But if you want power with expansion the G5 is where it is at.
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