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    Any other Illustrator / Photoshop users out there?
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    Any other Illustrator / Photoshop users out there?
    We use both in our day to day operations and just moved over to a Mac in the last 3 days. The experience so far has been a good one for us. I'm waiting on 2 - 1 gig mem chips to come in and then it should be REALLY nice.

    Things are a little slow to start up but once up and going we never have a problem. Running both on a Mac seems so much more stable than on the PC. On the PC we would saver work several times during the process because you never know when it's going to die on you. The Mac has been good to us though.

    Any similar experiences?

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    Any other Illustrator / Photoshop users out there?
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    our studio uses PCs only for web testing - all the rest are Macs and they've all been stable for us.
    http://www.alchemystudios.com

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    Any other Illustrator / Photoshop users out there?
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    I own a mac and a pc. I do work on both, but I favor my mac the most. It will still be a good habit to save work periodically when using a mac. Sometimes programs have a tendency to quit unexpectedly.
    Enjoy using the mac, it makes things easier.

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    Any other Illustrator / Photoshop users out there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maul
    It will still be a good habit to save work periodically when using a mac. Sometimes programs have a tendency to quit unexpectedly.
    Enjoy using the mac, it makes things easier.
    I second that - your mac will be fine but apps will quit sometimes. I've lost hours of Photoshop work by not saving. I save like mad now.

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    Any other Illustrator / Photoshop users out there?
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    Funny story.... i was in the middle of reading this thread and my brand new iMac Intel Duo just instantly restarts on its own. Killed every program that was running on it

    I had a bad feeling in my gut when they told me it had an intel. I was trying to avoid all things related to a PC.

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    Any other Illustrator / Photoshop users out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PromoPunch
    Funny story.... i was in the middle of reading this thread and my brand new iMac Intel Duo just instantly restarts on its own. Killed every program that was running on it

    I had a bad feeling in my gut when they told me it had an intel. I was trying to avoid all things related to a PC.
    Revision 1 hardware = :p

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    Any other Illustrator / Photoshop users out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PromoPunch
    We use both in our day to day operations and just moved over to a Mac in the last 3 days. The experience so far has been a good one for us. I'm waiting on 2 - 1 gig mem chips to come in and then it should be REALLY nice.

    Things are a little slow to start up but once up and going we never have a problem. Running both on a Mac seems so much more stable than on the PC. On the PC we would saver work several times during the process because you never know when it's going to die on you. The Mac has been good to us though.

    Any similar experiences?
    Yeah, give your Mac all the ram you can afford. I've found things generally to be more stable on Macs than PCs. PCs can be pretty stable, but it requires a lot more work on the user's part to get it that way. After doing a fresh install of Windows XP, I follow this weekly routine:

    Monday: Adaware, update and scan
    Tuesday: Spybot, update and scan
    Wednesday: AVG Anti-virus, update and scan
    Thursday: Windows update
    Friday: Disk Cleanup & Disk Defragmenter

    As long as you avoid P2P programs and other junk like that, and run that maintenance, your PC will be a pretty good system. On the other hand, you could just boot up your Mac and, well, use it

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