Skihigh2002 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 315 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2039 times:
I'm thinking about getting an iBook for college.. do you guys know the pros/cons of buying one. I know I won't be able to flight sim but that's a good thing since I neeeed to CONCENTRATE Anyways any opinions you guys have would be nice.. just give me a reason if you say MACS RULE or MACS SUCK.. Thanks.
ExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1979 times:
A PC is for an idiot with infinite amounts of time to waste loading drivers, tracing corrupt dll files, removing viruses and e-mailing all your friends an apology for the Worm that got sent from your machine.
Get a Mac. You'll never have to look under the hood.
Hartsfieldboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 552 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1962 times:
iBook, good choice! I'm thinking about getting one in two years after I graduate from college.
Mac OS X is based on UNIX (just like Linux, which I use), which is the most stable OS on the planet, so you won't have have any reliabilty problems with a Mac like you have with Winblows. There are shells availble for Mac which allow you to install Windows programs, so software avalibilty is not as big a deal as one may think. Since OS X is based on UNIX, you should have no problems hooking up to your school computer network, since most networks run UNIX on their servers. Another thing is that for multimedia apps (phaohics, video, audio), MAC out preforms any other OS.
Skihigh2002 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1956 times:
Well most likely I would end up with a Mac and a PC to.. I'm way to much into FS2002 to give it up for a Mac.. and my 500 mHz system.. GREAT on FS98.. Decent on FS2000 and seriously struggling with FS2002 is about to be sent out to pasture for an Avant System. I read somewhere that Mac's lack the ports to hook up a Zip drive.. I really want one to be able to back-up my files in college.. they'll be so precious I can't afford the risk of loosing them..
JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1930 times:
I have a Titanium, but people I know with iBooks really love them. I'm an OSX user and love it. I didn't think I'd like it, but I became hooked in a few days. OS9 is good too.
One thing you will find is the biggest anti-Mac people are people that haven't touched one in years if at all. And their only contact was some machine on demo that people screwed with and was never taken care of.
Strickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1924 times:
I'm way to much into FS2002 to give it up for a Mac
Well, it just so happens you're in luck. There will be a Mac version of FS2002 reasonably soon. (I have no idea exactly when, but it should be before the end of this year.) I own both Fly! II and X-Plane for Mac, but both of them seem to fall short of what FS2002 will offer. Now to hope that FS2002 will run reasonably well on my system...
Anyway, if I were you, I'd get the Mac. You'll find that it's user friendly, stable, reliable, and has a much more extensive line of software available than most Windows users seem to think.
Sophiemaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1912 times:
Well I do know that the newer Mac OS is not compatible with a lot of things. For example, a lady I know bought a new camcorder and it won't work with her IMac. My brother is a computer nerd to the max and even though he says he hates macs he has at least 3 and gets Mac World magazine (which he subscribes to in my name.) So there must be something good about them.
Delta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1908 times:
So there must be something good about them.
.... newer Mac OS is not compatible with a lot of things. For example, a lady I know bought a new camcorder and it won't work with her iMac.
Machines installed with the new OS X can still be started in the older OS 9, and her camcorder should work in that mode. Maybe she doesn't know how to reboot on OS 9 -- I'll be glad to help.
I use Windows at work and it's a huge relief to come home and work on my Mac in the evening. For compatibility, I have MS Office Mac Edition, and it actually is more elegant on the Mac than on Windows. I don't understand what makes people mock the Mac ---- jealousy, perhaps?
Skihigh2002 ... you'll be very happy with the iBook. Go for it!
Neednewairport From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1896 times:
DO IT. I am a network administrator at a company. We have 45 NT servers, 7 2000 servers, and over 4000 NT workstations. We also have six MAC's and one MAC server.....guess which ones I never have to touch. I, too, am moving to MAC .....
Goodbye From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 920 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1897 times:
It's always the people who have never used a Mac who are the most vocal advocates of a PC. I have been a Mac user all my life, I currently have two Mac's, a PowerMac 5500/250, and an iMac DVSE 500. The iMac runs OS X and it is the most stable and enjoyable OS ever. I used PCs in school and hated them, they would always lock up, crash and have numerous problems. I have never had a crash with OS X, and I will never EVER use a PC again.
I want to get an iBook as well soon, so I would say go for it! If you can afford the extra money, get a PowerBook, but the iBook is the iMac in a laptop...so go for it!!
9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1882 times:
I just hate MACs, don't know why. And don't tell me I haven't used it before, I've used them dozens of times in school! But they are rather old ones too... Windows 2000 is great! Never had it crash before!
Triplebird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1892 times:
I've both a Mac and a PC; gotta love the Mac for its ease of use and no-tools, no-hassle upgrades (no Plug-and-Pray and install/configure 20,000 drivers BS). It also almost never crashes, and its capabilities for graphics can't be beat. The PC I have for compatibility reasons, most of the world uses Windoze unfortunately...plus I can't live without MSFS 2002
Broke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1863 times:
Mac's are too simple for PC users. When you update your operating system, you don't have to jump through hoops doing reconfigurations on the rest of your software to make it work with the new system.
The Mac system of desk top icons was greatly criticized by the PC as being childish, so here comes Windows, which is a clone of the Mac display.
I was given a PC by a previous company with no training; I had to learn as I went. After about 3 months, I was getting the hang of it. Then they took my PC and gave me a Mac and I had to start all over. In 1 month, I was doing more on the Mac, better, than I had been doing on the PC. Again self learned.
If you want to tinker with computers, buy a PC; if you need a computer that is easy to use and is a tool to get what you want done, get a Mac.
The only problem is that since PC's make up the vast majority of computer, most software is written for them, now you can buy a Mac that can run almost any PC based software.
Most IS departments don't like Mac's because it makes most of what they do redundant.
I was a manager of engineering for a small airline and we used Mac's. Only one other department used Mac's in the company and the IS department finally gave up on both of us.