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re: re: Old computer...

Posted by ezyrider on 2002-09-13, 15:01:24
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Please don't flame me for this but...man...am I glad to <br> be a Mac user (probably the only one on this forum <br> other than Forest). All the steps that are involved in <br> saving files listening to music, etc., etc. on the PC side <br> would drive me crazy. On Macs it's just one-click to <br> download the MP3, iTunes (Apple's MP3 app) <br> auto-launches and starts playing and then one-click to <br> burn a CD. And that software comes free, along with the <br> amazing iMovie and iDVD. Video editing is a snap. My <br> home movies look like professionally produced video <br> and I can pop it into my DVD player, it is awesome. I <br> bought an Apple iPod portable MP3 player that just <br> plugs in through Firewire to my G4 and syncs with <br> iTunes and auto-updates my MP3 playlists as I add <br> new tunes. Plus the iPod serves as a portable hard <br> drive for file transfer and it has an address book <br> function. <br> <br> Don't get me wrong, I'm not anti-PC like some PC <br> users are violently anti-Mac, I design interactive projects <br> and applications for Macs, Windows and Linux. I am <br> very familiar with these 3 platforms. But for everyday <br> use and simple functionality I can't imagine working on <br> anything other than a Mac. Even though the RISC <br> processors in the Macs are half the speed of the CISC <br> processors in the Wintel world our benchmark tests <br> (done for fun at my company) show the Macs <br> outperforming the Wintel machines on most tests (not <br> all though). Yet we're still labeled as slower, no <br> software, yadda, yadda, yadda... <br> <br> And contrary to popular belief. There are more than <br> 15,000 applications for the Mac, even Micro$oft Office <br> (which has features its Windows counterpart doesn't). <br> 98% of the apps are good, useful apps too. Macs <br> network seamlessly with PCs (especially under OS X) <br> My doctor's office is all Mac, my company (The Integer <br> Group) is all Mac, Dallas City Hall is 30% Mac, a friend <br> that works as an engineer at NASA in Houston says <br> that they are 50% Mac now. Macs are in more places <br> than you would think. Since the OS went to UNIX (OS X) <br> I can't even get it to crash. They are really attracting the <br> scienctific community as well because of the <br> conversion to UNIX. <br> <br> I see PC stories like TKs all the time. I have to <br> troubleshoot Windows machines for my relatives <br> monthly. A couple of them I've conviced to get Macs and <br> I have to troubleshoot a problem about twice a year at <br> most. Yes Macs are more expensive, but they are <br> VERY well made, and you get what you pay for, great <br> hardware, great software, great intuitive operating <br> system. The lifespan is 5 years longer than any of the <br> PC's I've used. I have 5 Macs altogether and one of <br> them is 13 years old and working just fine. Speaking of <br> PCs I run Virtual PC on one of my Macs for testing <br> purposes. It runs Windows 2000 (my favorite flavor of <br> Windows). It can run Windows 95/98/2000/Me/XP and <br> even Red Hat Linux and Yellow Dog Linux if one is so <br> inclined. What other OS can do that? I know...I'm one of <br> those Mac zealot types...but my computing life is so <br> much easier because of it. It's just a tool that works for <br> me. <br> <br> OK I'm off my soapbox. Now everybody can <br> whisper...what a nut case loser ezyrider is...LOL



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re: re: Old computer... posted by: egg head
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re: re: Old computer... posted by: ezyrider
re: re: Old computer... posted by: Techno Kid
re: re: Old computer... posted by: forest
re: re: Old computer... posted by: Gwen
re: re: Old computer... posted by: Eric
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re: re: Old computer... posted by: Techno Kid
re: re: Old computer... posted by: forest
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