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Postby iJohnE » Thu 15 Jan, 2009 3:51 pm

iJohnE wrote:Okay, how about this...


Apple OSes can only be run on Apple hardware?


Not saying it can't be done. BTW.
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Postby stoperror » Thu 15 Jan, 2009 11:22 pm

Antony wrote:
stoperror wrote:I like having somewhat modern technology, but also like having the ability to play games/use apps from way back when/
Easy, acquiring new modern or cutting edge technology and keep your older machines for the tasks such playing ancient games.


But it's not very smooth, switching from one computer to another, or from one OS to another. Anyway, that's the real reason I won't switch primarily to a non Microsoft OS (Mac OS, Linux, OS/2). I wish there'd be one computer and one OS to rule them all. It could be an Apple creation for all I care. I want to run all my software on one OS (preferably one with a strong command line interface) without having to reboot. I'd pay top dollar for that right there.
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Postby Don_HH2K » Thu 15 Jan, 2009 11:34 pm

stoperror wrote:I wish there'd be one computer and one OS to rule them all.


To be honest, I'd wish just the opposite. Lots of choices of manufacturers, form factors, and operating systems too.

What I do wish was unified is the paradigm by which they would all interoperate - such that people running a Windows PC, a Mac, a Solaris workstation, a BSD server; and the Linux geek in the basement, the Mac user, the retro guy with a DEC AlphaStation, and the IBM "True Blue" AIX-running guy in the suit can all share data and run the same sorts of apps.

But of course, now I'm getting off-topic.
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Postby stoperror » Fri 16 Jan, 2009 5:02 pm

Or at least compile your games for Linux/other *NIX likes, and USE OpenGL.
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mac laptop verses pc

Postby AXE » Tue 23 Jun, 2009 3:15 pm

hello all i have to pc's one i had built from the box up .The other is one of those $599 jobies it has xp but it is half acer i hate it. my other the first one it only needs xp disk and a sound driver however i say it got cancer i smoked as i used i believe it has to be cleaned every little piece . The price of that is costly as well plus it still as a floppy spot so you know no good for tunes or camera cards and the like .Now the one that cost 599 has no floppy but has the camera card slots . So i am serriously considering buying a mac laptop but i don't want to spend a ton of cash.Ihave never had a mac before everyone please give me your oppinions name and cost please.PS I am dissabled from a car accident very bad was in a coma for 3 weeks some how i lived but now i have only a dissabilty check monthly so not alot of money.I do have a creditcard but will never use it online my other creditcard was used by a hacker .This is what happened i used paypal even they somehow got the credit card number and the bills were rolloing in my credit card provider called me and asked about these things i was billed for the had me cut the card in half the sent me a new one and i have never used online. 8-)
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Re: Apple Mac vs PC

Postby Antony » Mon 09 Aug, 2010 8:52 pm

Microsoft has a page on PC versus Mac here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/window ... s-mac.aspx

It is interesting to take a look.

In short, Microsoft launched a new website that tells users PCs have Blu-ray, more software choices, and a greater array of hardware options when compared with Apple's Mac platform.
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Re: Apple Mac vs PC

Postby iJohnE » Wed 11 Aug, 2010 9:49 pm

Antony wrote:Microsoft has a page on PC versus Mac here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/window ... s-mac.aspx

It is interesting to take a look.

In short, Microsoft launched a new website that tells users PCs have Blu-ray, more software choices, and a greater array of hardware options when compared with Apple's Mac platform.



All of which is true. However, in my opinion no platform is greater than another.
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Re: Apple Mac vs PC

Postby Antony » Sun 03 Jul, 2011 8:53 am

:youtube: http://youtu.be/XN6Ck6qflZw
According to this user video, it took 36 seconds to boot Snow Leopard versus 57 seconds to boot Windows 7 on the same machine (Windows 7 was boot under Boot Camp).
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:youtube: http://youtu.be/CmCHF02ElIY
And Windows 7 is slower on a new 15" Dell Core i5 (2.4GHz 4GB DDR3 RAM) than Snow Leopard on a 2-year-old MacBook Pro (Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz, 4GB DDR2 RAM)
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