MrJoel

Mac not updating enough for PC friends

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Guys (gals too) I have a huge issue with my Mac and scal... I don’t update or have hacks as often as my Pc friends... I really like to have more of everything so is there a way to make my Mac update more often and have patches added while having scal update with new patches more often?  I mean, I’ve had my MacBook Pro for 10 years now...all my PC friends get a new one every year or two and usually pass me in forced update totals within that timeframe...I mean I think I have done 7 updates in 10 years and haven’t had to pay for any of them...windows NT was great but... :lol:

 

this part of the forum looked a bit sparse so I thought I would hit it with some straight up Mac vs Pc fire!!!

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Not me,  I still use my 2006 Toshiba XP. Many people still use XP    Mine actually says  2002   2nd one is the vinyl cutter computer.    No need to upgrade.  They work fine.   

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47 minutes ago, MZ SKEETER said:

Not me,  I still use my 2006 Toshiba XP. Many people still use XP    Mine actually says  2002   2nd one is the vinyl cutter computer.    No need to upgrade.  They work fine.   

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XP?  That’s not supported any longer is it? I’m fairly certain the Chinese have all your files now and are using them, in collusion with Russia, to sell fake plotters with full graphics packages. :lol:

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I'm also running XP and have the computer DEDICATED exclusively to cutting with a cable (USB or Serial) running between the two machines, and no internet.

It's a closed loop, without any external influences.  Updating is turned off at the Operating System level.

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I think you can go to the SCALP website and get updates whenever they come out. Don't know why anyone would want MORE updates other than if there were major improvements. I think you will find with SCALP and other cutting software that the updates are mainly used to fix glitches. When they roll out something exciting you get to pay for it again in a complete new program version. 

I use an older iMac (mid 2010) loaded with 16gb ram and Illustrator CS5 (full CD no monthly expense).  I got tired of fighting the windows update game and switched to the iMac in 2010. So I guess that's about 7 1/2 years on this one at this point. I NEVER even conceived of getting that kind of mileage out of a windows based pc. Have upgraded a few times to newer operating systems as offered but have not really had any issues at all. I am a complete mac convert at this point. Still keep a windows laptop around for the occasion anti-mac need but my next laptop will be mac as well.  I did have to switch over to a different brand of printer that was mac friendly.

For cutting I use SignCut Pro 1 lifetime dongle and I don't think there has ever been an update on it or one needed. SignCut is cross platform compatible and one of the main reasons for my initial interest. With a dongle rather than the mont to month plan style you can switch computers at will. 

For cutting I actually set a windows 7 laptop over by the cutter and run SignCut on that one. When it crashes or gets finicky (it's a windows system so you KNOW that's gonna happen) I can roll the cutter over by the iMac and keep cutting (have only had to do this a couple times in the last few years). 

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8 minutes ago, Wildgoose said:

I think you can go to the SCALP website and get updates whenever they come out. Don't know why anyone would want MORE updates other than if there were major improvements. I think you will find with SCALP and other cutting software that the updates are mainly used to fix glitches. When they roll out something exciting you get to pay for it again in a complete new program version. 

I use an older iMac (mid 2010) loaded with 16gb ram and Illustrator CS5 (full CD no monthly expense).  I got tired of fighting the windows update game and switched to the iMac in 2010. So I guess that's about 7 1/2 years on this one at this point. I NEVER even conceived of getting that kind of mileage out of a windows based pc. Have upgraded a few times to newer operating systems as offered but have not really had any issues at all. I am a complete mac convert at this point. Still keep a windows laptop around for the occasion anti-mac need but my next laptop will be mac as well.  I did have to switch over to a different brand of printer that was mac friendly.

For cutting I use SignCut Pro 1 lifetime dongle and I don't think there has ever been an update on it or one needed. SignCut is cross platform compatible and one of the main reasons for my initial interest. With a dongle rather than the mont to month plan style you can switch computers at will. 

For cutting I actually set a windows 7 laptop over by the cutter and run SignCut on that one. When it crashes or gets finicky (it's a windows system so you KNOW that's gonna happen) I can roll the cutter over by the iMac and keep cutting (have only had to do this a couple times in the last few years). 

I’m just kidding about wanting more updates :lol:

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Ps... never mind the two updates to iOS 11 on my phone and iPad Pro this month...I call “those don’t count” or A[?] call... :huh::lol::lol::P

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