it depends on the configuration of the pc, not windows pc or mac. mac is a little expensive. I think you can choose windows and then buy some professional draw program. As I am not quite familiar with draw things,you can search google to know what are some good drawing program.
Right when you said 3d programs, you need Windows.
Just because most artists use a Mac does not make it the best choice. Honestly I believe its how they are marketed. Photoshop does not run better on a Mac or whatever they say... I work at an animation studio, and I have been to several, they don't use Macs. ReelFX in Dallas does not use Macs to do their animation, they use Fedora Linux on Dell workstations. The studio I do work for also uses Windows-based PCs. Even Pixar uses Linux for their heavy rendering despite being founded by Steve Jobs.
There are several hundred types of PCs out there, and you can build your own. Plus if you plan on doing heavy rendering, don't even bother with an imac. They are more for looks and luxury than work, but that's my opinion. If you really want to get one, no one will judge you, its all personal preference. You can find a great PC that can outperform a Mac, and despite Windows 8's awkwardness, it performs very well (in my experience) And Macs are beautiful, hardy machines. Just be sure to do your research!
Security-wise -Windows isn't gonna be easy for you to make secure. I had over 12 years of experience using Windows and it is around last 3 years I actually understood how to fend off threats. -Linux is already secure by default. -I don't know about mac.
Yeah, it is. I wonder if the game will change in the future considering the rapid advancement. By the way, there was a news/article that indicates that there is a government supercomputer designed to perform decryption of AES-256, but I do not know how credible it is. If it true, it wouldn't surprise me if they figure out how to generate automated exploits for any OS in the next decade and finding holes to any OS. Not to mention, with the increasing popularity, it wouldn't surprise me if there are malicious hackers that wants to create risky program. Open-source while generally safer isn't fool-proof from attacks.
Instead, I'm interested in addressing the lingering concern about Macs: They're more expensive than comparable Windows machines. So I decided to see if this concern is valid. I didn't perform an exhaustive, detailed survey. Rather, I compared the specs and prices of three current Apple laptops--the MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro--against their likely Windows laptop competitors. (Keep in mind computer prices and specs change often. Prices and specs mentioned in this article were accurate as of 6/20/08.) Here's what I found.
Well for what it's worth, that guy appears to be a complete troll. I'm no BSD-fan or even a BSD-user, but I still think what that guy is saying is at least 90% Complete Bullshit(tm). Some people have already called him out on those forums, and of course he can't substantiate any of his claims... classic troll behaviour.
I think someone should fork the entire BSD codebase and put it under GPL. That way, people working on it could be sure their work couldn't be usurped and closed down, and BSD could finally become a viable alternative OS, outside of niche applications.
Yeah. The thread does have a few good points. If it wasn't for the BSD license Macintosh would be completely different or even wouldn't exist. Copyleft licenses work best. The license is really short too. I read it and it was only a few sentences
I learnt *nix on a VAX-11/750 running 4.3BSD in 1986, and have been a BSD fan ever since. I'll only deviate from it on large/exotic hardware.
Although, to be honest, it only matters when doing admin tasks. Aside from that, my environment is my window manager config, and my shell setup. Neither of those vary between BSD, Linux, and commercial Unix.
I wouldn't generalise desktop Linux as being for nerds. Even an idiot like me can use Mint or Debian. It definitely used to be nerds-only about 10-15 years ago when it was still rough around the edges. Nowadays I find it's really polished. Much more polished than my Windows experiences.
Only a sadist would suggest for a new adopter to use Arch and Slackware. I'm not surprised at all that they found those difficult. Why did you do that?
You're effectively dismissing Debian as a user-friendly distro, while sticking a "Linux is for nerds" label on all of them, and simultaneously showing the "non-nerds keep out" mentality. Way to go nerd.
Virtually every person I've recommended a friendly Linux distro to has told me that it's fairly simple to install and maintain without even needing to use the command line. Nine times out of ten every piece of hardware works out of the box without needing tweaking. They enjoy the superior performance of the OS and not needing to scrap their hardware every few years.
Nine times out of ten every piece of hardware works out of the box without needing tweaking Only a sadist would suggest for a new adopter to use Arch and Slackware. I'm not surprised at all that they found those difficult. Why did you do that?
That would defeat the purpose of Linux, doesn't it? Freedom and rights to tweak whatever you want on your own box. I was giving people their rights, they just weren't ready for it. This is the superior of Linux, that you mentioned.
I usually comparing being nerd with someone that's knowledgeable/expert on what they do. But yeah, I was an ass on that, I apologize.
Well they will still have all the rights to tweak their system even if they use a friendly distro, that's the beauty of free and open source. Default builds on pre-configured distros are sufficient for 99% of people. Power users and developers are of course welcome to use Arch, Gentoo, etc...
Do NOT listen to the whole "mac/pc" bullshit. Whatever suits you better - apple products tend to be more expensive, but if that's what you want then go ahead. I have an imac at home, its pretty old but its fairly good. Im using a PC almost all the time though. Both can be used excessively in design software. If you want to game, ofcourse go with the pc.
It also depends on the specs of the computers. You need a powerful machine to run maybe a few programs at a time smoothly. If you want to run programs such as ZBrush, youd need at least 8 GB of ram to be able to have decent detail in the meshes
Now lets have a look at availability:
Adobe programs are available both on Macs, and PCs - so that's graphicdesign, webdesign, drawing pretty much wrapped up - photoshop, flash, dreamweaver, illustrator.
3D Programs - personally I use Blender and ZBrush, both of which can be installed on the Mac and PC. Many also use 3Ds Max and Maya, which Im pretty sure both can be ran on Macs and PCs
In the longrun, it's the actual OS interference that suits you most. Many designers use both Macs AND PCs. Remember, they're just tools - one is not better than the other
SO, I think realistically you should compare the raw specs and prices of the products
I love my Mac, but I would say choose Windows. I choose Mac because I love the easy interface, the beautiful design, and lack of viruses. But if I need to use a range of specific software, I need Windows. Finding software that is supported by Mac is extremely difficult. You often need to install additional software on a Mac in order to run Windows software. You will need Wine, you might even need to run Windows on your Mac, but still have complications with running the software to its full capability.