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Moral, er, Aesthetic Dilemma - Qualified Perceptions
Moral, er, Aesthetic Dilemma
So, I mentioned my new laptop being a Mac. And, as arcanology suggested, I've added BootCamp for extra Windows game-playing goodness (playing Neverwinter Nights 2 now). (And Parallels will run off the BootCamp partition, so I can still do the all-the-windows-play-together thing for Windows apps that aren't quite so greedy about the screen and DVD drive).

Anyway, a while ago I catalogued all the house books using Readerware. Now, I'm contemplating converting it to Delicious Library (Mac only). It's not that Delicious is better, but it really is awfully much prettier. If anyone but me paid attention to the book database, it'd be worth leaving it on the desktop PC for that, but I think it's just me. I can use either of them from the laptop, since even Parallels can see the house network.

So... switch to the prettier toy? Or stay with the perfectly functional, probably even slightly more functional Windows app that's done a fine job so far? (Why does this feel like I'm thinking about getting a trophy wife?)

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arcanology From: arcanology Date: August 24th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Computer programs do not deserve your faith.

Except for emacs, but that's a special case.
arcanology From: arcanology Date: August 24th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also I'm curious to know what you end up thinking of NWN2.
fxz From: fxz Date: August 24th, 2007 10:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Me as well.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: August 24th, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have to finish both Oblivion and NWN2, and write a mini-essay. :)
chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: August 24th, 2007 08:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was thinking of getting Readerware for my Mom. Is there a prettier PC version you would recommend?
chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: August 24th, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I should note that she'd be using it for CDs.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: August 24th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Readerware comes in different versions; books/CDs/video. I haven't used the CD version, but the book version is perfectly good.

I don't know of a prettier version; Readerware looks, basically, like a business-ish database app. (Delicious Library is very shiny and Mac-y and polished looking with bookshelf-looking art and a slick GUI. You can hold the bar codes up to the camera! But my PC doesn't *have* a camera...)

(Readerware does let you run a 30-day demo, so you could take a look.)
From: readsalot Date: August 24th, 2007 09:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's your toy--if the conversion doesn't bother you, go ahead and switch to the one that'll make you happier to use it.
twe From: twe Date: August 24th, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like delicious library, and it has some support from other mac app and export options.
eichin From: eichin Date: August 25th, 2007 04:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Delicious Library is *very* pretty, though it wasn't until I stopped Mac'ing that I found out how to use it to keep track of *where* books were (I don't remember, I just have some notes somewhere, sorry...) but in the end it pleased me that it was easy to move everything into LibraryThing.com (where "everything" is still woefully incomplete, I should finish collecting...)
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