JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1664 times:
747 4-ever, you know this will start a war. heh heh. That's OK. Maybe some of the Americans and Europeans will be on the same side for a change.
An old 86040 (that's 486 in PC) desktop
An older Power PC (maybe early Pentiums??) desktop
And a sweet G3 PowerBook (about a Pentium V when they come out)
I love MacOS. Plenty of titles, so don't bother.
I use my Mac for everything I do, which is:
Word processing, spreadsheet, Internet/email, graphics, web development, database development, scripting, games, presentations, DVD/CD player, web-cam (security) and some other things I do.
CPDC10-30 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4945 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1664 times:
I have three macs at home, the newest one is a PowerBook 180 circa 1993. The others are a Colour Classic (1993 - my father is sure it willbe a collector's item one day) and a 1991 LC. When I was young, we only had macs at school so it made sense to get one at home. I also learned to program and set up networks first on macs.
However, Apple really missed the boat by trying to monopolize the market and refused to license their technology until way too late. I still believe that if they had licensed their technology in the late 80s, we would all be using macs and not pcs right now. The interface was light years ahead of PCs until Windows 95...which is conincidentally when I first got a PC.
Now I am a complete PC freak. I have three, the newest is a Insipron 8000 laptop I got a few weeks ago. While PCs aren't as intiuitive for first time users, they are better if you like to customize a system as parts are very cheap and redailly available. Mac hardware is mostly proprietary. And the OS no longer has much advantage over microsoft.
So, bascially apple could have dominated but they dropped the ball
174thFWff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1655 times:
1 Just made computer
1.2 ghz Athlon, Sound Blaster Live! sound card (not valure or x-gamer) with Live Drive, Asus K7 motherboard. 256 pc133 mhz ram, Geforce 2 Ultra overclocked, Atx case, 6 fans, 3com network card for cable modem, Pioneere 12x dvd rom, HP 16x4x32 CD-RW, 19 inch sony trinatron monitor, Speekers-I hooked my computer up to my JVc Digital Reciever connected to Acoustic Reasearch speekers. Wonder wonderful sound.
Windows 2000 Professional. and about 1,200 mp3's
Havn't restarted in 120 days
Airbusluver From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1643 times:
I have both--a 1GhZ Athlon with 256MB 133 SDRAM and a nVidia 64MB Geforce 2 card, and a G# mac with 400MHZ and 192MB RAM. I have to say--if you know a fair amount about computers, definitley go for the Windows (my computer runs Windows ME). If you are a newbie--you might be better off with a Mac. I like them both, but I greatly prefer windows--partly because of the sheer number of titles.
Mls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3081 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1628 times:
I'm still getting along ok at home with my AMD K-6 233 MHz, 64mb of RAM machine that me and a friend built in 1998. It runs Windows ME and Office XP ok so I don't plan to upgrade until soemthing I need doesn't run.
At work they replaced half of our Macs with PCs so we are 75%, 25% Mac. This change is great because it decreases my workload substantially (more time to look at Airliners.net!).
Fightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1609 times:
For the war between PC and Mac:
We've got Mac's in school, so I use both and I really have to say, that there isn't so much difference. But there are two good features of Windows that I miss on the MAC: the right mouse button (why the hell the Mac-mouses still haven't got it, it's SO usefull!) and the taskbar (If you have opened several windows on a Mac, you get a real chaos with them...).
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 31
Reply 19, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1602 times:
Well, to be honest i hate Macs, they are over priced and under powered. If i saw a top range one at £300 i'd probably buy it but otherwise no.
I have a PC, which i built myself 2 years ago.
It is an AMD K6-2 500mhz, 128mb RAM, 15gb HDD, 64mb Rage Fury maxx gfx card, Sound Blaster live plantinum (its hooked up to my SA-AK17 stereo system so the sound is complete crystal), iiyama 15inch Monitor, Windows ME!
It does for me, if i can ever be bothered to upgrade i will.
we have other computers, a Thunderbird 1.3ghz with 630mb RAM and a Thunderbird 750mhz with 128mb RAM.
Loads of laptops, 15mhz Pentium, Compaz Pentium 90mhz 16mb RAM, Acer Pentium 233mhz 48mb's RAM and a Sony Vaio 700mhz with 128mb RAM.
Iflycoach From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1593 times:
My AMD 1GHZ
Father's AMD 1GHZ
AMD 200MHZ - Burner
AMD 400MHZ - MP3 Player
AMD 466MHZ - OS Experimenter
All networked with 10/100 Cat 5 Cable hooked into a Linksys Router Hub and then into a Qwest VDSL High Speed Connection.
OH-LZA From Finland, joined Jun 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1585 times:
My family has a(the one i use):
600MHz Intel PIII
Windows 2000 Professional build#2195
Asus P3C-2000 Motherboard (or something like that)
Creative SB Live!
50x CD-ROM drive
Belinea 19" Monitor
Asus V-6600 Geforce 2 256
And my family also has a:
450Mhz Intel PII
64Mb RAM (i think)
Rhino 9 Motherboard
Creative SB Live!
Belinea 17" Monitor
S3 TRIO AGP