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  1. No Longer Mod tgpo's Avatar
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    Best of the Best!!!!!!!!!!
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    Well tgpo, what can I say...................... .................................................. .................................................. ......... They look cool.

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    Apple=Betamax, M$=VHS

    What else is there to say? They were better/faster/earlier. Not true anymore, although you can actually multi-task with OS 10 (try running the benchmark tests in parrallel instead of serially in any other OS if you think Apple multitasks).

    As a computer guru, some of the worst viruses I ahd to deal with were on a MAC...insert disk....bam...infected....bam....network infection of all other mac's....I really hate graphic artist :P
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  4. I think they are really good. But also expensive. I would go apple if I could afford it. Not just the computer, but also all the expensive software. Not as much freeware as the PC.
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  5. The one thing I hate about the Windows is Spy ware software that get's on your Windows with out ever asking you if you want it. So I now use Mozilla for the net and run spy removing software once a week. Apple does not have this problem. Spy ware does not work on Unix or Linux. I think Mac might be better for some people other people PC are better. IF some one does not know computer's well Get a Mac. Spy ware can mess up your PC. And most people do not know how to remove it and all the software that does remove it is free and most people do not even know that it there to download. For Games PC is better. If you want no head ache's get a MAC. IF you want more free software get a PC. dvdshrink may I say more. Also i do real time MPEg 2 capture's SO I will not leave window's there is no real time Mpeg 2 card for MAC so in this way Windows is better. Not better as it's better but has what I want it to do and it's the only OS I can do it on. Some what like PSONE is you really like Rugby and the only Rugby game is on Psone even if you for a Xbox or Ps2 or game cub you wont go buy one until thay have your video game.
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    Originally Posted by DivXExpert
    Not as much freeware as the PC.
    Dude, checkout www.versiontracker.com, tons of freeware. Since we can not prot *nix programs there has been tons of freeware programs.
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    If you could build a Mac it would be a lot better and cheaper because you'd have manufacturers competing. But I will not support a monopoly.
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  8. To me the apple computer line was like the training wheels on my first bike (metaphorically of course, my *@#$%^& bike didn't come with training wheels so I had to learn one #$@$$$@ bruise at a time), it was fun and easy and I had fun with games like frogger and carmen san diego, spy hunter and whatnot; I was in green screen heaven (apple IIe). Then came the ugly pc, it was intimidating, why with the dos commands and the control it gave you, so daunting, so taboo, so powerful...so sexxxy

    Truth is the apple line is great aesthetically; if you don't want to get your hands dirty, its fantastic. Pcs are for tinkerers and those who were willing to live through the dreaded blue screens of death all in the name of customizability.
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  9. hate em, think they're gay
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    My girlfriend did her PhD thesis on one and loved it to bits, but she's now getting the hang of the PC I built her. I'd love to buy one of the new super-fast ones, but I'd hate to have to buy all my software again - that alone would be nearly a grand!
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  11. Wish there was a "Never used one" The last Apple I used was the Apple IIe back in 1980-something.

    As for a Monopoly.. having a Monopoly was Apple's biggest undoing. Where as everyone and their mom could make PC's and flood the market
    Apple castrated themselves by not allowing 'clone.' And limited themselves forever to a minority of the marketplace. Being greedy and keeping a monopoly is what killed them
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    Ihad an apple IIe back in 1986 or so(can't really remeber, so long ao). It had a massive 64kb of memory - later updated to 128kb- then we got a colour screen for it- WHAT A BEAST!!!. Computing was never the same after that- it was my first and last apple computer!.
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  13. They are good machines. I just feel PCs give more bang for the buck. Besides the price its a pretty good general use machines. Enthusiastics probably want to go down the PC line though.
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  14. Hey TGPO, wheres the never used one option, I cant vote for any other.
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    Superb graphics handling, better than many PCs. Also more powerful than many PCs. Expensive, yes. But worth it? Maybe. Only if you need it. These are the choice computers of the media industry and graphics industry.
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  16. Don't like 'em at all. Very slow compared with a PC. Although as Steve Jobs once said ... "the problem with Microsoft (and therefore PC's) is that they have absolutely no taste!!"
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    If I knew how to use one I might like it but I doubt I could ever be converted.

    The Jehovah's Witnesses tried and failed so I doubt an Apple could convert me !!
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    Originally Posted by Craig Tucker
    Hey TGPO, wheres the never used one option, I cant vote for any other.
    That's what the tgpo option is for.
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  19. Originally Posted by tgpo
    Originally Posted by Craig Tucker
    Hey TGPO, wheres the never used one option, I cant vote for any other.
    That's what the tgpo option is for.
    OK voted for that.
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  20. If you haven't seen it already you should watch a movie called "Pirates of Silicon Valley" Its pretty good about the rise of the two company's and the almost fall of apple or mac whatever they call themselves nowadays. I think there next computer line ought to be called Granny Smith and encased in a green box. I would definetly buy one, because I really like those Apples!

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  21. Originally Posted by txpharoah
    Superb graphics handling, better than many PCs. Also more powerful than many PCs. Expensive, yes. But worth it? Maybe. Only if you need it. These are the choice computers of the media industry and graphics industry.
    Not entirely true anymore. Ever try running Maya on a MAC? Yuck! Actually, every graphic artist at Lucas Digital has both a MAC and a PC on their desktop. Why? Because some software runs more smoothly on a PC while some is smoother on a MAC. All in all, they're pretty much even in capability now.
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  22. I think this should settle the speed arguements.

    http://www.barefeats.com/pentium4.html
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  23. Gristle McThornbody, they are absolutley not even compatability wise! u cant do half the things u can on a pc that u can do on a mac! mac is HORRIBLE the mac processor is more efficient, ill give you that, but u cant multitask. on my xp machine i can run 50 programs without it crashing or even slowing up. and there are like no games for mac, the best games are on the pc. there are some macs that can multi task, but they are like twice as expensive as any pc thats better than it, the pc wouldnt even have to be top of the line. macs are not customizable AT ALL. if u want any internal hardware changes made to a mac, u gotta ship it out or take it somewhere to be fixed. they are definatley computers made for children.
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  24. hahahaha Never laughed so hard in a long time. also the granny apple . funny too...
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    OS X = Unix under the hood
    Windows ... well .. windows? :P

    Multitasking on a Mac - last time I checked that little Darwin micro-kernel handles it rather nicely...

    Games for the Mac? Checked the shelves lately? Selection is growing bigger and bigger everyday

    Macs not Customizable? The newer ones are now supporting alot of the same basic hardware as the flipside...

    As far Computers made for children...HA .. while yes the education world has opened it's arms once again to the Apple Computer, try telling some of the high end video production and graphics arts companies that the Mac is a child's machine. In fact, some recent releases, brought to you by a Mac include (but NOT limited to):Full Frontal, Lord of the Rings, Nine Inch Nails Live DVD (authored by Trent Reznor...who LOVES his Macs)

    Oh and check the latest MacAddict magazine...excellent article about how The Hulk (big green angry dude) was .. you guessed it, brough to you by the Mac.


    Now, I am FAR from being a Mac Zealot. I own one, but also own three Windows PCs. Why do I own a Mac... hard to pass up a sage gumdrop in my opinion. It's just that I can't stand to see people bashing operating systems when as stated by Gristle McThornbody that Macs do what Macs do and Windows does what Windows does.

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    Originally Posted by Gristle McThornbody
    Originally Posted by txpharoah
    Superb graphics handling, better than many PCs. Also more powerful than many PCs. Expensive, yes. But worth it? Maybe. Only if you need it. These are the choice computers of the media industry and graphics industry.
    Not entirely true anymore. Ever try running Maya on a MAC? Yuck! Actually, every graphic artist at Lucas Digital has both a MAC and a PC on their desktop. Why? Because some software runs more smoothly on a PC while some is smoother on a MAC. All in all, they're pretty much even in capability now.
    I wasn't referring to CG, that's the realm of SGI.

    I was mainly referring to printed materials, the Internet, and much of what you see on tv for advertisements. (Boris Red, Final Cut, etc used for lots of commercials). That's a majority of what people see on a daily basis, and have no idea it came from a MAC somewhere.

    Movies like Star Wars and Matrix only make up a small percentile of the graphics industry. Great graphics, yes, but not representative of the whole. They get their own smaller sub-category.
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  27. Aren't Unix/Linux used mainly now for CGI?

    Anyway back on topic, I have never really used a new MAC, only the really old ones back at my primary school.
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  28. as i ask a friend who ownes a mac....why?

    then he explaines and i still ask....why?
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