I just got back from a long vacation. My shop runs 3 PCs and a Mac. Well the PCs all updated and updated their anti-virus databases etc. Well low and behold 2 of the PCs went down. I finally fixed one of them and got it back up and running. The other one is pretty major. Not too bad for just doing a few updates huh? Anyways the Mac which we use for our Dye Sublimation never goes down and never has a problem. I am thinking about buying a new Mac to run the T-jet 2. I use EZ Artist and EZ Rip, are there any versions of Rip software that are made for a Mac and compatible with the T-Jet 2? This rip software will also need to integrate with Photoshop.
For anyone wondering:
The T-Jet 2 computer is running Windows 7 Premium
Another one of our office computers runs Windows Vista Ultimate
The other computer which runs out Metaza photo impact printer and invoice system runs Windows XP Pro and that didn't go down and actually never has either. The biggest problem we have is with the Vista machine.
For all those that have mention Linux: When we first started our business to save money with all of the software and computers we tried Linux. For the most part it ran great. Unfortunately no Photoshop available for it. We tried Gimp and Pixel and a few other programs, nothing worked for us. We also needed publisher for our catalogs that we send out to get published and on Linux we tried Scribus which was no good for us. We actually purchased Corel for Linux and believe it or not it wouldn't work on Kubuntu. We stuck with it for quite a while until Kubuntu's "wubi" got corrupted and destroyed everything we had on Linux so we got rid of it completely. We've actually had less problems with our Vista nightmare compare with our Linux trials.
We're open to try anything but in our experience Mac OS X is rock solid and stable.
Thanks for any suggestions or advice.