Apple Macs migrate to Windows PC's in graphics industry.
I found out yesterday that the large graphics company I used to work for up until a couple years ago is switching to all PC's with Windows 7. They finally realized the cost and upkeep of Macs, the errors they produced and outdated quickly rather expensive software. The primary software used in the one smaller department I worked in was proprietary and cost $5000 initially, and another 2000 a month just for the maintenance. The main department I worked in had 30 Macs of various kinds all doing graphics work, I hated every one of them, nothing but trouble. I wish they had done that years ago.
Apparently the host company has already switched all the other subsidiaries over to Windows PC's in their graphics departments, the one company I worked at was the last to go. This adds up to several thousand computers.
Seems as the IT department was doing more work maintaining just the Macs in the graphics departments then all the other business PC's throughout the company combined. Had to literally have built in Apple Care, and plenty of it.
Another blow for Macs in graphics. Good.
That just says it all right there. :D
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I work at a very large nation wide Insurance company as a Security Officer, they have thousands of Dell business PC's linked across the U.S. They just upgraded to all new Dell machines dual 24" monitors each cubicle with Windows 7 Pro and Solid State HD's, all new mainframes and servers, over the last few months. Things went very well and they were able to get all the new mainframe hardware and new computer room hardware up and running in one weekend. One of the ladies that helped put it in place, an operator of 15 years experience in I.T. has to check in thru my security desk. We got to talking about computers of course, and naturally the subjects of Apple Mac came up. We instantly were on the same page. She told me the same thing I said above, their small Mac graphics departments require far more attention then 1000's of Windows PC's, and furthermore file conversions to make things compatible for the business PC's are a pain in the ass.
Apple... your days are numbered, big businesses hate you. It's about time they start figuring out the expensive down sides to these wrecks they call computers. Your only place left will be on the desks of children, where you came from. Its totally pointless and redundant to have these things you call "Graphics Machines" in business, even in the printing industry.
Windows PC's have hit their stride across the board in the business world, with all computing requirements met with ease. And they can even do it without crashing. No Need for Apple anything these days, except maybe to give rock crushers some business.