Besides asking for a good-quality large monitor, I'm stumped
September 21, 2012 9:25 AM Subscribe
Please help a not-very-savvy computer user make a decision. I have the potential to have either a Mac or a PC purchased for my use at work, and I'm not sure how to decide between the two. The story inside.
posted by PussKillian to computers & internet (16 answers total)
Currently I use a Mac. My job frequently entails handling image files, using Photoshop to edit and color correct them, and to send them out to other users.
I also need frequent (multiple times daily) access to a database, which currently is Filemaker Pro but which hopefully will be a different, more job-specific one in the near future.
We are hoping to get a new database which is PC-based but which can be made to run on Macs using Citrix. (There's also talk of cloud hosting the database, but we're not sure of the details. We're a bunch of liberal arts types without much IT knowledge.) Should the database project come through, I would be getting a new computer, and am trying to figure out what I should request. Is image handling still superior on a Mac? Would I be better off with a PC that doesn't need the go-between to properly run the database? Am I even asking the right questions?