« on: October 14, 2014, 08:01:33 AM »
Wow! Obviously there are many of you out there with a ton of knowledge about operating systems. I fell way behind the curve over the years.
In reading everything that has been posted on this thread, I have come to the conclusion that the first thing I need to do is address my computer needs soon. Probably should be doing something about it now.
I am not about to take on a computer build myself due to lack of knowledge and will buy a pre-built, likely from Dell or HP. It appears I can purchase a pretty high capacity machine for the price of a small lens. The best processor with lots of memory. I'll just go for their maximum available build. i7 processor, 16mb memory, etc.. The remaining question for me is which operating system. Dell still offers Win7 along with Win8.
I have heard many advise against Win8. What is the problem people have with it? Which should I be going with?
You guys are the experts. I can use your help with this.
I think if you would consider Mac, then the iMac makes sense. Depending on how much money you are willing to spend, you can stuff the 27" with all there is or go for the 21" version. I think that would be a good option, you can get that with up to 3.1 GHz and 16GB RAM, that should take you a long way. The 27" with 3,2GHz and 16GB RAM should be in the same price range. Of course a fully configured 27" will be faster and better, but it's all down to money.
I spent more than ten years at Dell and swore myself to the PC world, but no longer. I feel that any computer with Windows just keeps getting slower and slower for every pointless update you have to download to it. It took me only a couple of months to get used to the Apple interface.