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  • #61
    Enjoy paying double the price of a Laptop just so you can look cool Bantx. Seems like a smart move to me.....

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    • #62
      Originally posted by bantx View Post
      No what you dont get is that you make it seem as if Im just buying a Mac because of its look, when people want to buy something they want something that appeals to them right? You make it seem like Im only buying a Mac for its look and know nothing about it. Im no computer wiz or whatever but when you try to act like some know it all snob and then continue to ignore the fact that I responded to your post by posting about why I would buy a Macbook over a regular laptop. And I brought up the memory because it comes with the new Macbooks way to come off as a **** again..

      I told you your reasons for buying a mac were circumstantial. A pc will do everything you want to do for cheaper...you just want the mac for the name/looks/appeal. Thats fine...just telling you to get your facts straight.

      A unix based os and windows based is for networking and managing or something. Unix the more stable OS or so I hear, but like I said Im no computer wiz and I never said I was, but you continue to bring it up just to prove that you know more about it then me and continue to talk down on me.

      Networking/Managing....geez. It is for everything. It's more flexible with less permissions since windows is based on basic computer users who don't wanna type they just wanna click. OSX is more powerful because the restrictions really aren't there...thus Unix/Linux based OS is the way to go for a computer savy person.

      Im not hear to argue about OS, I posted the reasons why I would buy a Macbook over a laptop and not based solely on the look. So keep posting and talk about your OS and make you feel better about yourself because you know so much about it and the fact that I know so little makes me the below average computer person.
      Im not going to argue or post about this anymore and fill up this thread with it.

      What reasons were those again? Because it had better specs than a ****** laptop next too it...so you manipulated yourself in to saying the mac was a better deal for the extra money? If these are your reasons I'll find you a PC deal from within the last 3 months that will put the mac to shame. Once again mac lovers either bought into the advertising or love not having to deal with stupid windows permissions. I was just trying to open your eyes so your not one of the stupid mac users that spout off about how great macs are just because the commercials are funny and the icons get big when your mouse goes over it.
      replies in bold...I'm really not trying to be a dick...but as nerv would say...you're obtuse

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      • #63
        really. it's one of those great myths that macs run photoshop and indesign and all adobe products so much better.

        like walmarts 'always lower prices'...

        fact of the matter is is that hardware wise, they both run intel chips... a 'system' is only as good as you can customize it... and trust me, as someone who vehimately hates windows, you can get vista to do quite a bit for you, including not suck balls (can't do much about the memory issue... but that's just a ******** problem that will eventually be solved once enough people like myself whine)...

        i will admit that the mac OS is superior in some ways, in running certain programs? no... not a chance... i have run mac os x on a pc for shits and giggles. it runs fine if not as fast.

        i have 2 macs and 3 pc's. including an older mac book pro and an ibook... the fact is is that apple touts benchmark charts that aren't necessarily the most standard or the greatest, and that's why people believe that they're SO MUCH FASTER.... for the price of a mac book, you could buy at costco: 800 dollars worth of booze, and a laptop with a printer that runs photoshop just as quick with 4gb of ram and a gigantic hard drive... install mac os x on it... and then have your 'mac book'. if you're any sort of computer savvy you can do it... if you're not, bantx. you shouldn't be proclaming superiority of macs over anything.

        and fyi, my laptop isn't bulky and ugly.

        and fyi edit part two:

        about cpu speeds: what the average person doesn't know is that the CPU speed isn't the limiting factor in most computer speeds... its the architecture and the speed between the cpu and the front side bus...
        Last edited by awfullyquiet; 03-19-2009, 05:23 PM.
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        • #64
          Originally posted by awfullyquiet View Post
          (can't do much about the memory issue... but that's just a ******** problem that will eventually be solved once enough people like myself whine)
          They're already fixing the first part from your post: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7

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          • #65
            Originally posted by Brent View Post
            They're already fixing the first part from your post: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7
            i know... that's because enough people whined about it...

            i ran w-7 beta for a little while... it worked out MUCH better...

            windows is a little stupid but it's not horrible.
            where microsoft IS horrible is in .net services... *GAG*
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            • #66
              Originally posted by awfullyquiet View Post
              windows is a little stupid but it's not horrible.
              I am just upset they gave up on XP for Vista. XP is a great OS. Unfortunately, the $15 copy of XP I got from the school is now in my brother's possession as he had to reformat. I was going to use it on my next build.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by Brent View Post
                I am just upset they gave up on XP for Vista. XP is a great OS. Unfortunately, the $15 copy of XP I got from the school is now in my brother's possession as he had to reformat. I was going to use it on my next build.
                Ahem, since you are already a legal owner of an XP license, you can legally download a copy of it. One XP license can run on something like 3 computers according to the EULA.
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                • #68
                  Don't jump all over Bantx for wanting a fun computer. Macintosh's, if you can afford them, are a blast to use. OSX is a great operating system. Sure, you can't do much upgrading, if any, but that's part of the appeal. It's a computer that won't require much fiddling with. It just runs and it looks good while doing it.

                  Simply put, computers aren't just practical, and Macintosh recognizes that as well as anyone. Almost everyone I know who has a job where they sit at a computer all day does their programming at work on a PC and then goes home to their Apple.

                  However, the cost and the lack of modular adding and subtracting (assuming you don't want to mess around with the Hackintosh stuff) is a deal breaker for me. I'm a student, so my budget is finite. I was able to build a PC for about 1200 dollars that's about even with a 2400 dollar Mac Pro, if not better in some regards.

                  Like I said, if you can afford a Mac on top of a PC (if you need the practical applications the PC offers), then more power to you. I'd just rather spend my limited budget elsewhere.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by someone447 View Post
                    Ahem, since you are already a legal owner of an XP license, you can legally download a copy of it. One XP license can run on something like 3 computers according to the EULA.
                    It's not like that. They're one-use copies (hence why they are so cheap). They only like people buy one version of something while they are students, so I might have to hit up my roommate for a copy. I want to see if I can get another XP copy, if they still have them. Screw Windows 7, I would love to keep using XP as long as I can.

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Paranoidmoonduck View Post
                      Don't jump all over Bantx for wanting a fun computer. Macintosh's, if you can afford them, are a blast to use. OSX is a great operating system. Sure, you can't do much upgrading, if any, but that's part of the appeal. It's a computer that won't require much fiddling with. It just runs and it looks good while doing it.

                      Simply put, computers aren't just practical, and Macintosh recognizes that as well as anyone. Almost everyone I know who has a job where they sit at a computer all day does their programming at work on a PC and then goes home to their Apple.

                      However, the cost and the lack of modular adding and subtracting (assuming you don't want to mess around with the Hackintosh stuff) is a deal breaker for me. I'm a student, so my budget is finite. I was able to build a PC for about 1200 dollars that's about even with a 2400 dollar Mac Pro, if not better in some regards.

                      Like I said, if you can afford a Mac on top of a PC (if you need the practical applications the PC offers), then more power to you. I'd just rather spend my limited budget elsewhere.
                      Personally, I find the ability to play any computer game at its highest level to be what makes a fun computer. But my computer is no longer top of the line, so it is kind of a moot point.
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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Brent View Post
                        It's not like that. They're one-use copies (hence why they are so cheap). They only like people buy one version of something while they are students, so I might have to hit up my roommate for a copy. I want to see if I can get another XP copy, if they still have them. Screw Windows 7, I would love to keep using XP as long as I can.
                        I figure Microsoft isn't going to miss my money.
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