O.K. folks. It's 4:30 AM. Both of my patients are quietly and safely sleeping. Both cardiac monitors show sinus rhythm. It's a happy world here at ICU-land.
It's also a bit slooowww.
Soooo. . . .
Besides this "AllNurses.com", I visit several music/audio-recording related web-sites. (On nights like tonight, it help passes the time.) No matter what subject-focused web-site I may visit, there always seems to be a hot-button topic where internet surfers throw red-hot flaming words and opinions at each other. (On nights like tonight, it help passes the time reading the "fire-ball conversations.)
One hot topic that creeps up in the music/audio-recording related web-sites is: "Which Computer Platform Works Best. . ." It is, of course, the "PC world" verses the "Mac World". I mean, people have threatened to shoot each other over this topic. . . with each side claiming "their" platform works the best for all of mankind. These are musicians fighting eachother, folks. You know, the long-haired, doped-up, peace-loving air-heads that want to do nothing but find girls (or boys. . . but that's another subject for another thread) and make music. To them (and, at times, to myself, believe it or not!), this is an important topic to debate.
I'm just curious what would happen if I presented this question to the nursing world. (Like mentioned earlier, tonight is running slooowwwllly. . .)
So, folks, I present to you this question:
Which Computer Platform is the Most Stable? Runs the Best? Is Worth the Money/Investment? Etc.. PC or Macintosh??
If you don't want to answer this question, that's cool. If you really don't give a rat's ass, that's way cool too. But if you have even a mild interest in sharing your opinion, I'd be interested in reading it. And if you don't have any opinion but want to share your favorite computer-related story, please feel free to do so.
I own a Dell computer using Microsoft ME. In total, I have about $7,000.00 invested in hardware and software that is music/audio-recording related. Overall, everything works fine. But it wasn't without its headaches. I have my problems with Micro$$oft, though. It really takes a lot of adjustment to have this Windows-based computer function reliably with the audio-recording software/hardware. There are times when I wish that I invested in the Machintosh computer because this platform seems more stable for audio-recording/multi-media stuff. Even though I own (and am heavily invested in) a PC, my heart yearns for a Mac.
I wish you all peace; peace in heart, mind, body and soul.
Ted Fiebke, RN
P. S. My "signature" for all other BB's contain "RN" because I'm proud to be an RN!!
PPSS. I usually don't include "RN" here. . . well. . . because most of you share the same two letters after your name.
Apr 21, '02
Originally posted by P_RN
My favorite platform...hmmm my lap with the keyboard in it, sitting back with my feet up?
I've always had Windows...from 2.0 on up. I'm staying w/ win98se right now. It seems to work fine, is stable and most software works well with it.
Actually, my current favorite platform is this old desk on which my computer monitor and keyboard sits! :chuckle
I wish I stuck with Windows 98SE! It seemed to be the most stable, more stable than ME, in my humble opinion. Although, both required a fair amount of tuning to get my audio recording programs running smoothly. There's this little known Window's program called "msconfig" which, after turning lots of background stuff off, made my setup more stable.
Windows NT seemed very stable, too, as well as 2000 (so I'm told). Why the move to XP is beyond me. . . except for $$$.
Never heard of Opera. Heard lots of operas!
Last edit by Ted on Apr 21, '02
Apr 23, '03
:chuckle :roll :chuckle
This thread is over one year old! :chuckle
Let's see where it goes!
Well?????????????? What's your pleasure???? PC or MAC????
P. S. Since the start of this thread, I have upgraded my computer's operating system to Micro$oft XP Professional version. It is solid as a rock. So Micro$oft made even more money off me. My computer is stable with nearly no crashes! I'm happy!!!
Last edit by Ted on Apr 23, '03