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Old 03-16-2004, 04:55 PM   #16
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Somebody here is being pedantic.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 04:57 PM   #17
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Few things.

One, have you ever use the 64 bit G5? They are fast.

Two. It was an allegory you dumbass. Windows is proprietary compared to linux, just as normal parts are to mac parts. Dont be stupid.

Three. It was a spelling error you retard, whoop die f**king doo. Go get a life if all you can do is troll about insulting people.

And four. Macs are the most reliable computers. I havent really used them seriously, but for any person who doesnt want problems with their computers, I suggest a mac.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 05:48 PM   #18
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Your 866 is faster then a Mac G5? I'd like to see that
 
Old 03-16-2004, 05:58 PM   #19
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I did not mean for this too turn into a troll. I was only asking because I am thinking about getting into macs, and I didn't wan't to buy a mac for $2000, only to find out I didn't like them. I will also add that I do not think that macs are better than pc's all-round, or visa-versa.
Each has their own world. If your want do publishing, you get a mac, unless you are dumb. If you want to do pretty much anything else, you get a pc.
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Old 03-16-2004, 06:06 PM   #20
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I was talking to baldrog not you You asked a fine question, baldrog was being a troll.

And macs arent only for publishing. Im going to get my grandparents one because it wont have problems for them. All they are going to do is check a bit of email. A mac is perfect for that, no problems.

Linux would be too hard, my grandma has a hard time double clicking, let alone figuring out a dependancy problem.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 07:29 PM   #21
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I was talking to baldrog not you You asked a fine question, baldrog was being a troll.

And macs arent only for publishing. Im going to get my grandparents one because it wont have problems for them. All they are going to do is check a bit of email. A mac is perfect for that, no problems.

Linux would be too hard, my grandma has a hard time double clicking, let alone figuring out a dependancy problem.
You are going to get a 4000$ machine only to check email?!?
 
Old 03-16-2004, 07:34 PM   #22
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Do you know anything about Mac? An eMac starts at about 800
 
Old 03-16-2004, 10:47 PM   #23
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You are going to get a 4000$ machine only to check email?!?
Please stop being a troll. You can get a GOOD used mac that will get you up on the internet for $300 or less. Or you can get a new one from a third-party site, like ebay, for $500.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 01:02 AM   #24
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Hi,

I got a G3 700MHz and a Athlon 1200MHz.
For SpecJVM benchmarks, same JVM (SableVM), same OS (Debian) and amount of RAM, I get more or less the same performance.

It depends on apps etc.

PowerPCs can deliver more power per MHz than x86-based processors. But you also need to consider, cache size, bus speed etc. There is also the Centrino that improve on that side.


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Old 03-17-2004, 03:59 PM   #25
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No, I plan to get them a mac for around 1000. I gotta make sure nothing goes wrong with it, because my grandparents will never want to go near it if it starts spewing errors

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Your 866 is faster then a Mac G5? I'd like to see that
Umm. Where did I say that? I dont even have an 866....

EDIT: oh yeah. Baldrog, did you not know that most el-cheapo machines with windows for just checking email are crap? Hell I dont think you can run windows decently with 128 mb shared ddr.


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Old 03-17-2004, 05:29 PM   #26
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Pauli: Make sure you upgrade to at least 384 megs, cron tasks are run and repair permissions about every 2 weeks and after every software update and they will be fine
 
Old 03-17-2004, 05:29 PM   #27
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No, I plan to get them a mac for around 1000. I gotta make sure nothing goes wrong with it, because my grandparents will never want to go near it if it starts spewing errors


Umm. Where did I say that? I dont even have an 866....

EDIT: oh yeah. Baldrog, did you not know that most el-cheapo machines with windows for just checking email are crap? Hell I dont think you can run windows decently with 128 mb shared ddr.
$1000 will get you a nice computer, mac or pc. When I said you could get them for $300, I was just refuting the troll dude, baldrog, who said that you had to spend $4000 for a mac.
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Old 03-17-2004, 05:30 PM   #28
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Yeah, I know but a 300 dollar one may be a touch slow Even for that

I want something that will last them a long time.
 
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Yeah, I know but a 300 dollar one may be a touch slow Even for that

I want something that will last them a long time.
I hear you
 
Old 03-17-2004, 05:41 PM   #30
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Pauli: Make sure you upgrade to at least 384 megs, cron tasks are run and repair permissions about every 2 weeks and after every software update and they will be fine
Sorry dude, missed this post. Ummm. Didnt you read the thing about my grandma having a hard time double clicking an icon? She would be so scared if a windows updating thing popped up in the taskbar, she would run, well shuffle, to the phone and call me and ask me whats happeneing and have a fit.

I think macs would be a thing for her Reliable, good, fast, all around good machines for puttering about with. I doubt my granny will want to be playing some halo or max payne 2 So I dont think game compatablilty matters.
 
  


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