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Dawn
13-09-2009, 02:04 PM
Adrian needs a laptop - something quite high spec - a business end machine.

He went to PC World ages ago and isn't back yet.

I'm worried because the last time we went to PC World he stopped and lingered next to








































the Macs. :lipwobble:

:unsure:

keith
13-09-2009, 02:07 PM
the Macs. :lipwobble:

:unsure:

YAYAYAYAYA WHOOP WHOOP!

The macbook pro is the best laptop ever made in my opinion and as a geek machine it's no.1 Full unix underneath, starts up SOOOO much more quickly than windows machines. Something like 6-8hours battery life

I've had every powerbook/macbook pro for many years and though I use linux, solaris, windows, macosx, I always come back to my macbook pro for laptop.

(of course the macbook pro can still run linux so he wouldnt need to stop being a penguin supporter :)

Dawn
13-09-2009, 02:07 PM
You're not helping. :unimpressed:

keith
13-09-2009, 02:08 PM
You're not helping. :unimpressed:

but then you didn't really expect me too did you ? :taunt:

Dawn
13-09-2009, 02:17 PM
He's still not back. :unsure:

catrancher
13-09-2009, 02:21 PM
YAYAYAYAYA WHOOP WHOOP!

The macbook pro is the best laptop ever made in my opinion and as a geek machine it's no.1 Full unix underneath, starts up SOOOO much more quickly than windows machines. Something like 6-8hours battery life

I've had every powerbook/macbook pro for many years and though I use linux, solaris, windows, macosx, I always come back to my macbook pro for laptop.

(of course the macbook pro can still run linux so he wouldnt need to stop being a penguin supporter :)

Me too! Me too! Send me in coach!

Tom (:macwave:... I know, let's all gang up on Dawn! :taunt:)

Dawn
13-09-2009, 02:49 PM
:wav:


He bought a Dell!!!!


:balloonbanner:

Claire
13-09-2009, 02:50 PM
:wav:


He bought a Dell!!!!


:balloonbanner:

Never mind. :hug1:

Dawn
13-09-2009, 02:58 PM
It's leather trimmed. :unsure:

keith
13-09-2009, 03:06 PM
ooo ooo which model! we need to ogle new computer gear!

catrancher
13-09-2009, 03:08 PM
:wav:


He bought a Dell!!!!


:balloonbanner:

Sigh! :sigh:

Oh well... better luck next time! :surrender:

Tom (:macwave:... we tried, we really did!)

Dawn
13-09-2009, 03:17 PM
ooo ooo which model! we need to ogle new computer gear!

A Studio 1640 - it's very shiny.

Hex
13-09-2009, 03:37 PM
"Dude, I've got a Dell"... yeah I know it's not a Mac... maybe next time :-p The 15" Macbook Pro is extremley shiney and nice... don't give up hope yet guys :lol:

As windows machines go, this one is rather nice... better battery life than a lot of others of similar spec etc... and suitably powerful. Also qualifies for the Windows 7 upgrade in october.... now before all you mac fanboys lament about the wonderfulness of snow leopard... yes i know! However getting my hands on Windows 7 is more relevant to the day-job at the moment.

However this thing will be running a flavour of Linux via virtualisation/dual-boot before too long, so i will still have access to *nix goodness even if it is not quite OSX shininess :lol:

Dawn
13-09-2009, 03:40 PM
Someone translate that for me please.

catrancher
13-09-2009, 03:46 PM
"Dude, I've got a Dell"... yeah I know it's not a Mac... maybe next time :-p The 15" Macbook Pro is extremley shiney and nice... don't give up hope yet guys :lol:

Ohh... thank goodness! I was starting to worry about my arm twisting ability! :whistle:


However this thing will be running a flavour of Linux via virtualisation/dual-boot before too long, so i will still have access to *nix goodness even if it is not quite OSX shininess :lol:

Or you may want to consider cygwin. While certainly not a full fledged **Nix installation, it does allow me to get by with a Unix like command line and associated goodness on my work PC without drawing much attention to myself. :hide:

Tom (:macwave:... I'll keep trying!)

Hex
13-09-2009, 03:48 PM
it means... this one is what i now have: Dell Studio XPS 1640 (http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/217081/?camp_id=ppc_google_long_tail_laptops_dell_xps_164 0_laptop)

and that this Mac also looks rather nice... for a significant price for the "Apple" logo obviously: Apple MacBook Pro 15" (http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@1399392758.125285652 6@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccfdadeifgkgmjkcflgceggdhhmdgmk.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=852911&category_oid=-34500)

:lol:

Hex
13-09-2009, 03:53 PM
Ohh... thank goodness! I was starting to worry about my arm twisting ability! :whistle:



Or you may want to consider cygwin. While certainly not a full fledged **Nix installation, it does allow me to get by with a Unix like command line and associated goodness on my work PC without drawing much attention to myself. :hide:


I can still see the light... the darkside has not totally consumed me yet!

Cygwin is most certainly going to be on this machine pretty darn quick. I like command line tools that actually do something useful :p

And X11 support over an SSH connection to my main Linux machine is also handled rather nicely via Cygwin and it's modules.

Dawn
13-09-2009, 04:21 PM
I much prefer the spec "black and shiny"

Slowhand
13-09-2009, 04:39 PM
I much prefer the spec "black and shiny"
Me too. I never could understand Swahili! :lol:

Disneybumble
13-09-2009, 06:24 PM
I lost him at Dude.

Dawn
13-09-2009, 07:13 PM
I lost him at Dude.

:laugh:

Hex
13-09-2009, 07:26 PM
lol... you must have missed the irritating "dude, you're getting a Dell" adertising campaign that Dell ran a few years ago on TV etc...

Britchick
13-09-2009, 07:40 PM
i want a mac :unsure::yes:

Dawn
13-09-2009, 07:53 PM
I was looking at a nice mac today on the Next website. :D

Britchick
13-09-2009, 07:54 PM
I was looking at a nice mac today on the Next website. :D

good job i don't have a next account anymore lol

Claire
13-09-2009, 08:00 PM
I was looking at a nice mac today on the Next website. :D

Was it this (http://www.next.co.uk/shot.asp?extra=sch&b=X44&p=15230&s=3&n=Homeware&pid=706-671&exclude=00R00&returnurl=%2fsearch%3fp%3dQ%26lbc%3dnext%26uid%3d3 42032703%26ts%3dv7%26w%3dapple%26af%3d%26isort%3ds core%26method%3dand%26filter%3dsubset%253a3003%26n xtv%3d000%26nxti%3d0&bct=%26quot%3bapple%26quot%3b) one or this (http://www.next.co.uk/shot.asp?extra=sch&b=X44&p=104&s=8&n=Women&pid=487-795&exclude=00AX00%7c00A00&returnurl=%2fsearch%3fp%3dQ%26lbc%3dnext%26uid%3d3 42032703%26ts%3dv7%26w%3dMac%26af%3d%26isort%3dsco re%26method%3dand%26filter%3dsubset%253a3003%26nxt v%3d000%26nxti%3d0&bct=%26quot%3bMac%26quot%3b) one?

Skywatcher
14-09-2009, 07:49 AM
leather trimmed?

are you sure he didn't buy a car?

ukwdwnut
14-09-2009, 08:02 AM
nevermind...better luck next time and we need to have a word in his shell like about it

A DELL :nono:

Skywatcher
14-09-2009, 08:40 AM
hmmm a leather trimmed Del ?

http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/arts/2007/04/25/del460.jpg