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re: re: Macintosh PC's

Posted by ezyrider on 2002-09-13, 21:23:51
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I totally understand. I have several friends that like tinker <br> and build their own machines and stuff. Wild horses <br> couldn't drag them to the Mac platform for that very <br> reason. I built a P4 1.7 GHz for the fun of it earlier this <br> year. One of my friends who is a programmer has it <br> now because his Compaq died (most do in 2-3 yrs.) <br> and he needed a PC to do Windows programming on. <br> <br> I have to modify all my cars for a very similar reason. I'm <br> a hot rod nut and I just can't leave my engine, <br> suspension, etc. in a stock configuration. I can always <br> make it better and faster. <br> <br> The new G4 dual processor tower Macs are totally <br> upgradable though. It uses the same PC100,133 or <br> DDR memory as PCs do. It has the same ATA100 EIDE <br> Hard Drives (and it'll hold 4 120 Gb HDs)and you can <br> choose different video &amp; sound cards (4 PCI slots one <br> AGP slot) plus USB and Firewire are built in and you <br> can order WiFi wireless network accessories and even <br> Bluetooth accessories. In fact even my older Macs have <br> memory, hard drive, video card &amp; processor upgrades <br> in them to keep them alive in the modern age. Macs are <br> very customizable. About the only thing you can't <br> upgrade is the motherboard. Macs have come a long <br> way in industry standard hardware configuration in the <br> last few years. <br> <br> The colored iMacs were only out for 2 years (I wasn't <br> crazy about the colors either, most are white, titanium or <br> graphite colors now). You can even upgrade old iMacs <br> with processor, memory and HDs plus add USB and <br> Firewire accessories. Apple used to have competition <br> with Motorola, Umax and Power Computing. They built <br> Apple clones until Power Computing built better <br> machines than Apple did so Apple bought them and <br> shut down the Mac clone market (bad move). Steve <br> Jobs really breathed new life into Apple when he <br> returned from exile. IBM and Motorola still build the <br> processors for the Mac. In fact an insider friend tells me <br> Macs will soon have the 64bit IBM Power4 Desktop <br> chipset. It is quite impressive. <br> <br> Anyway, my original point was Macs are just easier for <br> the average consumer to use and understand and fix <br> themselves without being a techie type. Most people <br> don't care or want to upgrade their computer they just <br> want to listen to music, burn CDs, play games, chat <br> and surf the net. Macs are great for all that and much <br> more. I like Apple machines for the very reason you <br> don't like them. Apple builds the hardware and software <br> and it works seamlessly and I rarely have to worry <br> about configuration issues. But I really do understand <br> where your coming from Wolfman. If Apple had real <br> competition they would have 4-5 GHz processors in <br> them by now...at least if it were up to me. I don't talk <br> computers around here much, but I do use mine to <br> listen to music and record, mix and edit music with. So <br> it kinda ties in.



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re: re: Macintosh PC's posted by: ezyrider
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re: re: Macintosh PC's posted by: Techno Kid
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re: re: Macintosh PC's posted by: Techno Kid
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