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PC users get served Aug. 29th, 2006 @ 11:09 PM Reply

'bout time this was brought to attention

I love the guy who wrote this article

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Response to PC users get served Aug. 29th, 2006 @ 11:09 PM Reply

At 8/29/06 11:09 PM, LardLord wrote: 'bout time this was brought to attention

I love the guy who wrote this article

you sicken me >=[

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Response to PC users get served Aug. 29th, 2006 @ 11:19 PM Reply

At 8/29/06 11:09 PM, LardLord wrote: 'bout time this was brought to attention

I love the guy who wrote this article

Of course you do. He's completely mac bias and only tells one side of the story. The one side you want to hear....


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Response to PC users get served Aug. 29th, 2006 @ 11:24 PM Reply

Actually some guys at MaximumPC who are apparently the masters of computer modifaction made a really interesting discovery. If you honestly want a computer that performs at peak quality, the best choice is one of the new Apple computers with the intel processors, but modified to use a Windows Operating System. Yes, windows probably does require more matenance and such, but I'll agree with maximumPC over this guy.

So basically Windows OS + Apple Computer + Intel processor = Ultimate computer

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Response to PC users get served Aug. 29th, 2006 @ 11:35 PM Reply

At 8/29/06 11:24 PM, snow_templar wrote:
So basically Windows OS + Apple Computer + Intel processor = Ultimate computer

I guess that makes sense.

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Response to PC users get served Aug. 29th, 2006 @ 11:36 PM Reply

Yeah, but Mac a while back gave into the Linux platform with the X line which means they are not anywhere original. Also SGI uses PCs with NT not OS X to do their high end 3D programming and I have to say the day that businesses are run by Mac is like when hell freezes over.

Oh and if you did not know it Mac has been bailed out at least 3 times by Microsoft and Microsoft holds a strong amount of stock in Apple which is the reason it still exists.

Face it if Microsoft wanted Apple dead it would take two shakes of finiger ouch.

Not even the Ipod could save them.

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Response to PC users get served Aug. 29th, 2006 @ 11:37 PM Reply

HA! My windows came free with my computer.


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Response to PC users get served Aug. 29th, 2006 @ 11:37 PM Reply

Macs are to restricing windows is just fine iv never had any problems with it but buy whatever you want And dont listen to people on TV or the radio like that Leo la porte the tech guy
He is paid to talk that way about macs

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Response to PC users get served Aug. 29th, 2006 @ 11:38 PM Reply

At 8/29/06 11:37 PM, Viper_Studios wrote: HA! My windows came free with my computer.

My mac OS came free with mine

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Response to PC users get served Aug. 29th, 2006 @ 11:44 PM Reply

At 8/29/06 11:36 PM, TonioMiguel wrote: Face it if Microsoft wanted Apple dead it would take two shakes of finiger ouch.

guess what-- that's exactly what Microsoft tried to do in the mid-90s with Windows 95.
Gil Amelio was CEO of Apple and things looked bleak.
Then he was ousted by the board of directors and replaced by the illustrious Steve Jobs, who reinvented the company and gained a fierce dedicated fanbase (including me) for their quality products and expert programming.

Microsoft could not get rid of Apple even if it wanted to. The article stated that their "longhorn" got scrapped after 4 years of work, and the PC manufacturers do low-end throwaway models of compters, while Apple deals exclusively with the high-end crowd. There are too many Apple users on the planet already.

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Response to PC users get served Aug. 29th, 2006 @ 11:47 PM Reply

Whats the advantages of having an apple? Seriously all this power and no crashing for what? to be able to use hardly any software for it and not be compatible with files transferred from other people. Its like a kid with a DS walking on a bus with kids with PSPs


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Response to PC users get served Aug. 29th, 2006 @ 11:49 PM Reply

At 8/29/06 11:37 PM, Viper_Studios wrote: HA! My windows came free with my computer.

HA! Same :D

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Response to PC users get served Aug. 30th, 2006 @ 12:01 AM Reply

=( not cool.


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Response to PC users get served Aug. 30th, 2006 @ 12:07 AM Reply

nice btw and yeah i got 4000 saved up for what i need for vista

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Response to PC users get served Aug. 30th, 2006 @ 12:10 AM Reply

At 8/29/06 11:47 PM, Viper_Studios wrote: Whats the advantages of having an apple? Seriously all this power and no crashing for what? to be able to use hardly any software for it and not be compatible with files transferred from other people. Its like a kid with a DS walking on a bus with kids with PSPs

Actually You can use any software on a mac due to the fact that it now runs BootCamp, which allows the accessing of both Windows XP and the latest Mac OS. Plus, you don't need other Macs to make a single unit function (as you suggest with your analogy). They are created to be multi-platform compatible, as I said earlier. this means that You can easily access, transfer, do whatever with any files on your Mac and have them PC compatible.

Plus the extra functionality of the Media software makes using a mac enjoyable and with a very short learning curve and impressive results.

And apparently Apple intends that media be shared over the internet, so as to be compatible with all OS's regardless of manufacturer, or else why would they have created iWeb?

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Response to PC users get served Aug. 30th, 2006 @ 12:22 AM Reply

You're all morons.

Yes the article is skewed.

No, it's not completely inaccurate.

The thing you ALL missed about that article's tirade was this:

He was getting a new PC each time, on both OS platforms.

Comparing the cost maintenance, without all the paid for virii protection and spyware, etc, on the PC, XP is still, more expensive to maintain.

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However, in this article, I’ll ignore the software Apple bundles with new Macs and focus only on the actual costs related to keeping the OS up to date, both for Macs and Windows PCs.

What's so fucking hard to understand, did none of you read the entire article, or just browse it? Sure it was biased, and the author was a douche to begin with, but come on, you can't ignore the painful truth.

It was one example, not how every single person treats their machine, it was also geared towards business, not home users. Grow the fuck up, and get a life.

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Response to PC users get served Aug. 30th, 2006 @ 12:35 AM Reply

At 8/30/06 12:28 AM, Fyndir wrote:
At 8/30/06 12:22 AM, Uberbarista wrote: He was getting a new PC each time, on both OS platforms.
I was mainly attacking the cost part, in which he doesn't mention hardware cost, only software, so whether he did that or not is irrelevant to my point.

New high-end Dells actually cost more than most Macs. argument over.

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Response to PC users get served Aug. 30th, 2006 @ 12:36 AM Reply

At 8/30/06 12:22 AM, Uberbarista wrote: You're all morons.

Yes the article is skewed.

No, it's not completely inaccurate.

The thing you ALL missed about that article's tirade was this:

He was getting a new PC each time, on both OS platforms.

i think you are a huge faggot

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Response to PC users get served Aug. 30th, 2006 @ 12:39 AM Reply

At 8/29/06 11:09 PM, Pulkmog wrote: you sicken me >=[

And this is why you're gonna shell out $500 for your new Vista.

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Response to PC users get served Aug. 30th, 2006 @ 12:41 AM Reply

At 8/30/06 12:39 AM, hydroxyl wrote:
At 8/29/06 11:09 PM, Pulkmog wrote: you sicken me >=[
And this is why you're gonna shell out $500 for your new Vista.

he's referring to a little PM spat we had today.

Although he's probably a hardcore Vista fan too.

>:P

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Response to PC users get served Aug. 30th, 2006 @ 12:53 AM Reply

At 8/29/06 11:47 PM, Viper_Studios wrote: Its like a kid with a DS walking on a bus with kids with PSPs

Great metaphor

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Response to PC users get served Aug. 30th, 2006 @ 01:13 AM Reply

At 8/30/06 12:52 AM, Fyndir wrote:
So yeah, just because Dell or other big companies overprice stuff doesn't mean shit.

Actually it DOES mean shit, because Dell has been notoriously known for shoddily made computers for years. when Its prices fall higher than a mac's, without the options that a mac has, then you KNOW something is very, very wrong.

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Response to PC users get served Aug. 30th, 2006 @ 01:20 AM Reply

Macintosh is so great... except for the fact that you can't get specialty programs for it, it's expensive as shit, it's unmodifyable, and Apple Executives molests babies... ok that last part I made up, but the rest is true!

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Response to PC users get served Aug. 30th, 2006 @ 01:25 AM Reply

At 8/30/06 01:13 AM, LardLord wrote:
At 8/30/06 12:52 AM, Fyndir wrote:
So yeah, just because Dell or other big companies overprice stuff doesn't mean shit.
Actually it DOES mean shit, because Dell has been notoriously known for shoddily made computers for years. when Its prices fall higher than a mac's, without the options that a mac has, then you KNOW something is very, very wrong.

Oh shut up and get a PSP you freakin DS user....sorry i just loved that metaphore =P

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Response to PC users get served Aug. 30th, 2006 @ 01:31 AM Reply

I noticed that life on a pc and mac differ a whole lot. I have a mac in my house that still works great and its been around for 7 years. 7 years is a lot for a pc. My pc broke after 3 years.

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Response to PC users get served Aug. 30th, 2006 @ 01:52 AM Reply

At 8/30/06 01:16 AM, Fyndir wrote:
So despite the fact you can go to one of the VARIOUS other manufacturers (the prebuilt PC I started with before upgrades was a Compaq) and get them FAR cheaper than Macs...even after you upgrade them....you're sticking to some bizarre claim that Dell is the defining point of all PCs and if Dell does it X way then that means all PCs are X way? 0_O

in a nutshell, yes

my HIghschool has all Dells

My middle school had all Dells

My elementary had all Dells for godsake

Even my friend in Wisconsin has all Dells at his school.

dell and HP have nearly a monopoly, iwould say, so I think it's fair for me to use them as a rallying point.

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Response to PC users get served Aug. 30th, 2006 @ 02:01 AM Reply

My windows came free with the house

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Response to PC users get served Aug. 30th, 2006 @ 02:06 AM Reply

At 8/30/06 02:01 AM, D1m3ns1on wrote: My windows came free with the house

You must live on the southside


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Response to PC users get served Aug. 30th, 2006 @ 02:10 AM Reply

At 8/30/06 02:06 AM, Plunker wrote:
At 8/30/06 02:01 AM, D1m3ns1on wrote: My windows came free with the house
You must live on the southside

Buuurn down the house! Nice one!

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Response to PC users get served Aug. 30th, 2006 @ 02:15 AM Reply

There's a reason why the majority of people use PCs ya know...