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Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by Skywatcher, May 10, 2009.

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    Right...

    Ok, you've got to see a couple of the new Mac vs PC commercials:

    <center><object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/zjLBFV8yN1Y&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/zjLBFV8yN1Y&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340"></embed></object>

    and

    <object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/P5wiomEPivU&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/P5wiomEPivU&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340"></embed></object>
    </center>

    Tom :)macwave:... still chuckling!)
     
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    lol cheers mate....well i did build it :wink:

    most of the time its just badly written drivers that cause the BSOD thats a major gripe i know.



    right where can i find a cheap macbook???
     
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    I dunno but when you find it let me know :rotfl:
     
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    if i do i will show you it lol
     
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    The master of the double standard then there :laugh:
     
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    noooooooooooooooooooooooo :lol:

    ask keith ive been asking him for a price on his macbook for over two years now :lol:
     
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    You have indeed sir :yes: but I suspect he meant if windows is so good, how come you want a mac then :taunt:

    I do understand though, it's good for us to try different systems especially when we have to support them :yes:

    I think the best way to describe the mac difference these days is simply to say, you can do pretty much everything on either system, but a lot of people agree that it's more fun on a mac.

    I'm sure you'll like it when you get one
     
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    i luv the pc's dont have a prob with them but ive wanted a mac for ages now, would have got one instead of the lappy i got now but didnt have the xtra 200 quid. i know how good the macs are from what ppl say and as you say its good to try new thing, i might have to supprt them one day if i start to buy them for the school :lol:

    ooooo now theres a thought :lol:
     
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    I installed parallels today.... another reason to add to the 'I hate windows' list!!!!

    The *RUBBISH* that comes with windows is unbelievable!!
     
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    ok name the rubbish that comes with windows josh me ol mukker...if it were that bad do you expect corporates across the globe to still be using it, no i dont think so..ive work in the corporate workplace all over london and it works fine. sure there are problems but if a pc is build properly then it will work well for you
     
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    If you buy a new PC with windows pre-installed on it then it is 99% certain to come with about 10 'free trials'.
    My version of vista was on my tosh... after installing I had;

    30-day Norton trial
    DestkopSMS
    Link to eBay
    Configfree
    Toshiba Config free
    Toshiba Dr
    Back-up software
    Toshiba DVD
    Kids 'games' (that are free-trials after like 3 plays)

    and other junk. Literally took me about an hour to sieve though it all- imagine how long it'd take someone who isn't very good on PC's?!

    Most corporate machines are purpose built or at least not bought from a place such as PC world etc. You also have to take into account that corporate places are more likely to buy in bulk, use software they are used to, get the cheapest deal on a bunch of PC's, and use the OS that the majority of their employees will use at home. :yes:
     
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    Well, I think I know the answer, but I will ask it anyway. DD Alex is required to get a Mac computer for her major at Longwood U. She is accepted into the B of Fine Arts school and is concentrating on photography. Do I go with the (two recommended machines)

    1. 13 inch Mac book ($1,357)



    2. 15 inch Mac book Pro ($2,058)

    this one besides the bigger screen has a faster processor 2.0 Ghz v. 2.4 Ghz, both have 2 gig ram, formers is DDR3 Ram, second is just listed ad RAM, upgraded video and bigger hard drive (160 GB v. 250 GB)
     
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    i know i've said this before Dan, but i wish you were my Dad!! :lol:
     
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    You are one funny girl Brit!:tongue:
     
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    If she's doing graphics type things, I'd recommend the larger one. All the things on the 15" one are going to contribute to her experience. Especially with Photo/graphics manipulation. I've got a 17" one and could never go back to the smaller one. And I'm not even a graphics major! :mental:

    Tom :)macwave:... bigger is better)
     
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    That is what I am thinking Tom. It should take her her four years at school. We are purchasing it through the university. They have the tech support for it that way. Now another goofy question. We got an all in one for her, wireless, (actually it sort of came with her Nikon purchase - rebate for all but $30) unit. I take it the Mac will just support it without installing a driver? It is a newer Lexmark.
     
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    It should support it natively as a printer. There may be additional functionality (scanner, fax, etc) that may be "custom". Usually, the vendor (Lexmark in this case) will have the necessary software available to use the other functions. In my case, I've got an HP all in one and HP had the Mac software to make the other stuff go. Printer part worked out of the box.

    Edit --- just glanced at the Lexmark site and they do have downloadable software for these all-in-ones. Depends on the model you've got though.

    Hope this helps!

    Tom :)macwave:... vendor support is a wonderful thing!)
     
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    Definitely the macbook pro if you can. I think that line is the best thing Apple have ever made. Given that manipulation of photos can need more resources, it's a better bet
     
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    You aren't looking for an adopted son are you? :unsure:

    p.s... 2nd one ;)
     

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