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PIVA to drop Macs; streamline computer system with PC

updated 03:40 pm EST, Wed January 7, 2004

PIVA to drop Macs

In an upcoming article in 's Print & Graphics magazine, the Printing Industries of Virginia announces its goal to "become more of a business consultant to its membership." In keeping with this vision, PIVA has "completely reconfigured its computer system, changing from a Mac platform to PC." PIVA says "while Mac is the preferred platform with graphic designers, the PC format will allow PIVA to focus on business related issues and have a compatible system in order to be more effective."




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  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    PIVA

    Sounds too close to PETA for me.
    I'm sure they taste just as good though.

    Y-ummy.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    who? what?

    We can now sell crappy software and services to the rest of the useless PC users out there.

    s**** them

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    huh?

    a printing company dropping macs to become more compatible? am i reading that right?
    wouldn't dropping macs make it less compatible? unless you are talking about using publisher, and if they are, then how can any reputable customer take them seriously?

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    boooo.

    s**** you then, don't want your business anyway.

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    duh

    dumbing everything down to the lowest common denominator! Is the best way to reach the masses.

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    They're just upset

    Because Jobs didn't announce any G5's... doh!

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    Hmmm

    I had a client that was in the publishing industry. They hired a relative to handle the tech-end of things and switched from the Mac to the PC, the whole be compatible with their client argument peppered with the Apple is going out of business...Apple is still in business they aren't.

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    The other way

    Fortunately I work in the department going the other way: we're losing half a dozen Dell machines in April and replacing them with Macs.

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    COOL!

    dump those macs!

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    No Sense

    This actually does no make a whole lot of sense for a few reasons
    1) Macs (esp. under Panther) network well to PCs!
    2) It make sense to have some variation in platforms in house for compatibility - their argument doesn't make much sense
    3) When viruses and worms hit who you gonna call?.....your macs are gone..
    4) Over the live of the two machines Macs cost much less! (Obviously initial outlay is more....)
    Just some thoughts....

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