I love computers. Thats it. I have been a big fan of Macs since the 90's. I was even lucky enough to do some sofware testing on a Next machine. I loved the Next system. I have also used Silicon Graphics, and finally my beloved Amiga.
I am also a fan of Windows PC's I used to be a DOS pro. I had image manipulation and video tools that worked fab in DOS. But of course with the advent of windows I became a fan.
I will wear a microsoft windows t-shirt and talk about the virtues of the osx. My mac fanatic friends sigh when I do this. I really do love working on mac. But, I am also a gamer. And I love playing games on a PC. Online first person shooters, real time strategy, etc etc. I am also a Microsoft flight simulator buff.
I played Microsoft flight simulator back on the Amiga. Today Microsoft Flight Simulator X can only be played on a Windows PC. Please correct me if I am wrong. But I love everything from the realistic navigation to just virtually flying. I just need direct x 10, and I will be in heaven. Also I use 3ds Max which so far has not been ported to a Mac. I have used Lightwave on a Mac and a PC and it was better on a PC. Maya I have heard works well on both.
Both platforms have their essential tools that I require. On the Mac it's Final Cut Pro. I love FCP, it's elegant. I came from old school linear editing. I fell in love with non linear editing with FCP. Yes Adobe Premiere is a very good program, but if i have a choice I will use FCP on a mac.
Photoshop, After Effects and Illustrator work perfectly on a Mac or a PC, but for some reason I prefer using them on a Mac. Although I do use them on a PC regularly.
I love 3DS Max, I have used Maya, Wavefront, Alias, etc etc but there is something about 3DS Max that keeps me coming back. It's rock solid as a 3D program.
If I had to choose only one system what would it be? That would have been a very tough decision to make a week ago. But now I know. My PC's power supply blew up and the motherboard cooked on my Windows PC. I have my Macbook Pro to use which I do love using, I am writing my blog right now on it. But dang, I want to go and do some serious first person shooting RIGHT NOW! I want to play on Microsoft Flight Simulator and virtually from Santa Monica to some small airport RIGHT NOW!
If I was forced to have one system it would be a Window PC. Sorry to my Mac fanatic friends, but it's true. It's a difficult realisation to come to because I thought I was always 50/50.
Well writing this has kept my mind off of some serious gaming, what do I do now until I have my PC back?