Professional Software

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    eric/

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    I was wondering if there was interest, or if it was a good idea, to perhaps make a professional software subforum. Often times I see people discussing AutoCad or Solidworks on some of the other forums, and sometimes about performance on certain machines.

    We have forums dedicated to digital software like photography and video/graphic editing, so it's at least consistent.

    If there is enough interest I think it could be a good location since many of us use our computers for our professional lives.

    Or perhaps this is bundled somewhere else.
     
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    Jessica Lares

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    I find the audio and visual media sections pretty vague, so I agree that there could be an additional sections. I always struggle with my Autodesk software, and it would be nice to ask a question here, and I know people around here know this stuff better than me because I always get help in the MacRumors IRC channel.

    There's a lot of forums about Autodesk stuff, but they aren't very good for novice users, nor are they Mac friendly.
     
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    I'm glad you agree. I felt foolish posting this, but I'm hoping for a positive response.

    It also may not necessarily be exclusive in the sense that it could be a general Mac in the work-place type of forum. People could ask about professional software, but also about hardware for their business and it's applications.
     
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    We tend to get some discussion of some engineering software in the Programming sub-forums.

    I think one challenge here would be in defining "professional". For some, Microsoft Office is plenty professional. ;)

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    I'm an engineering student myself, and don't really go to the programming subforum at all, so I never would have saw that.

    I think Microsoft Office could be inclued in the professional forum. The whole point, ideally, for this forum is that it's a discussion of software used in the professional environment, and for users to discuss merits, demerits, etc...

    at least that's my opinion
     
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    Jessica Lares

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    That it is. :D There is a lot of stuff in Word I would never use, can't say the same about Pages.

    I think people know the difference between Office and iWork, Coda vs Dreamweaver, and GarageBand vs Pro Tools.
     
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    So what threads from Mac Applications and Mac App Store would you exclude from such a forum? A quick glance shows that most of the apps discussed there could be used in some professional setting?!?

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    Just looking at the names

    I would exclude:

    How do I upload single photos from iPhoto/Aperture to Dropbox
    App Store down?
    Anyone think Apple will being Push Notifications to OSX?
    Best utilities for OS X
    Give away:Ultimate PDF Converter -- Never Stop
    Best for graphic EQ for music?
    iPhoto '11 library update problems?
    Tuneup Analyse Playlist Tracks Missing
    iBooks authors question.
    10.6.3 missing/"losing" mouse click; Problem with USB Overdrive?
    Genius mix help.
    iBooks Fairplay DRM removal
    Infuriating iTunes issue.. difficult to summarize.
    Can you disable info autofill in iTunes?
    Pdf flip page for mac ?
    iPhoto not copying 100% of photo's across to external hard drive

    etc....

    I would include:
    Adobe Creative Cloud Compatibility ?
    Mac Mail separating accounts
    Final Cut Pro X - How do I render?
    Formatting problems for emails in Outlook 2011

    now of course that is just a quick glance, but hopefully it gives some more insight into my suggestion.

    either way, it's just a suggestion. If people like it, cool, if not, no big deal. Just trying to make the sight better organized (at least I think it would be) without hopefully causing too much segregation.
     
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    and it would also include hardware and applications of it in a professional setting

    *should my company buy iMacs? yes no maybe why*
     
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    This

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    says: No.

    Probably only a small amount of Apple customers uses Macs AND professional software. :(
     
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    iPhone/iPad for businesses too
     

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