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Echo......echo..... IF anyone is still out there reading this. I bought a Surface Studio last December. Arrived mid Jan. I'm in total love with it as hardware and the Windows 10 experience. I've been a Mac head since the early 90's and now I don't give a shit about it anymore. I spend all my time on the Studio and it's a bummer when I pick up my Macbook Pro or mess with the Trash can Mac. I installed some helper apps to be more mac like (like Snag it and programmed it to simulate OSX's cropped screen grabs to desktop functionality). And I'm happy as a clam. I miss iMessage stuff and an email client that isn't outlook or thunderbird that is as balanced and capable as OSX mail. But, I feel at home now and am excited to build a hella custom rig for work and blasting on Battlegrounds. Mac is dead. It died along with Steve.

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I'm not reading it. Why would I be reading it? Me read it? Nope.

Not that anyone is indicating that it's coming, but I'm waiting for apple to evolve the half-measure of the macbook "touch bar" (idiotic) to a full touch screen. There's a rapidly diminishing number of reasons to stay, otherwise. I can't imagine it's too far down the road, though. It's basically a clamshell iPad Pro with a keyboard. Otherwise known as a surface book. ;)

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The essence of everything that is wrong with Apple has been distilled and the "touch bar" is the result. This makes the days of Power Computing seem like the apex of innovation and dynamism.

 

Still, it's not as shite as Adobe CC's bollocks of a subscription model.

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Echo......echo..... IF anyone is still out there reading this. I bought a Surface Studio last December. Arrived mid Jan. I'm in total love with it as hardware and the Windows 10 experience. I've been a Mac head since the early 90's and now I don't give a shit about it anymore. I spend all my time on the Studio and it's a bummer when I pick up my Macbook Pro or mess with the Trash can Mac. I installed some helper apps to be more mac like (like Snag it and programmed it to simulate OSX's cropped screen grabs to desktop functionality). And I'm happy as a clam. I miss iMessage stuff and an email client that isn't outlook or thunderbird that is as balanced and capable as OSX mail. But, I feel at home now and am excited to build a hella custom rig for work and blasting on Battlegrounds. Mac is dead. It died along with Steve.

 

This just sold me on switching over. I've been on the fence trying to justify sticking with Apple but can't do it anymore. Was going to go 5k iMac with eGPU but now, hello custom build.

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If you're not interested in completely moving house, I'm hearing some pretty good things about this external gpu. I do everything on a macbook, so it's kind of enticing. And in that case, this could follow you through upgrades.

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As a Mac guy who switched to Windows recently, here are my mac-like modifications so far:

 

- "seer" simulates OSX's "Quicklook"

 

- SNAGIT which I used to simulate how OSX does screen grabs (I assigned ctl-alt-4 to bring up a crop tool and save the image both in the clipboard and to the desktop auto-named with 'screenshot' and the date and time stamp)

 

- PRORES FOR WINDOWS [i haven't purchased yet but am following progress]

 

- MacDrive which allows your mac formatted drives to be read/write'd to on Windows 10

 

- For PDF instead of Preview, I just use Acrobat DC since I have Adobe CC anyways.

 

- Still haven't found a mail solution I like as much as OSX mail so I use Win10 mail for now.

 

- Windows Edge browser is still too new so I use Chrome.

 

 

ALSO of note:

 

- You can add your iCloud account to Windows 10 so it will have all of your OSX contacts and calendar events in sync with your macs or iphone. But note it will error by default when you enter your iCloud password. You need to go to your iCloud account and have Apple generate a password for a non-apple product that you will use instead. Once you add this to windows, your Windows "People" will be in sync with your Mac world.

 

- I have been looking for any solution to allow you to chat on windows with Apple iMessage or standard SMS texts and I cannot find a solution. Would love if anyone knows if this exists. You can send a single SMS message but not have a 2-way convo. So for now I'll keep a Mac Pro or Mac Laptop on the side of my desk for iMessaging.

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