[Menvi-discuss] Mac and Voiceover

Dale Lieser dale.lieser at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 11:41:27 EDT 2012


So, as attractive as a Mac might seem to me, I don't think I could justify
switching to one.

Dale


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However a Mac does not come with other OS's (operating systems). 



On Apr 13, 2012, at 10:25 AM, Chris Smart wrote:

> Hi Dale.
> 
> Well, perhaps getting a Mac would give you the best of both worlds. Of
course, this also involves keeping your versions of Jaws and Windows up to
date, which would add some expense.
> 
> Part of the attraction to VoiceOver is that it is built into the operating
system, so you don't have that added thousand dollar expense of Jaws. But,
that's only good until you want to use Sibelius or Sonar or some other
program that isn't supported yet, and then you're back to Jaws and Windows
again.
> 
> For example, if I was only using a computer to listen to music, go online,
answer emails, type the occasional document etc. I would just spend a few
hundred bucks on a Mac Mini, and I'd be all set. Talks right out of the box!
For many people, especially agencies who fund computer purchases for us like
ADP, that is a very attractive way to go.
> 
> But, I need access to lots of music applications every day, so that's what
keeps me running a PC, Windows, Jaws etc.
> 
> The one thing Apple Macs have going for them is that they are a fairly
closed system.  With a PC, you can end up with any parts from any
manufacturer thrown together in a case, with less than satisfactory results.
whereas any hardware inside a Mac is approved by Apple. Plus, their
operating system is built on Unix. The upshot is that things are very very
stable and perform well, if you're willing to pay maybe 30% more for the
equivalent power of a PC.
> 
> Chris
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