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Dual 1 ghz Macintosh now out

 7:26 pm on Jan 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

(: Ya its true now they are shipping 2 1 gighz processors in one g4 (: nice nice!



 7:33 pm on Jan 28, 2002 (gmt 0)


Anyone wanna give me $3K? It's for a good cause.


 8:31 pm on Jan 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

who cares ...

its like saying there is an AOL 7.0 or whatever out...


 8:35 pm on Jan 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

If you were an AOL subscriber, finding out v.7 is out might interest you.

As for me? Finding out AOL 7 is out just means (argh) AOL has my mailing address again, after years of CD free postal service.

Finding out Apple has put out a dual 1GHz machine, OTOH, gives me something to dream about at night.


 8:36 pm on Jan 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

>> its like saying there is an AOL 7.0 or whatever out... <<

mivox, what in Gods kingdom are you talking about??!!

How can you compare AOL's browser to a MAC? I don't get what you're talking about. AOL ain't got nothing on Apple!


 8:39 pm on Jan 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

I think its just like saying if yer interested in it than it meens something, if yer not than who cares. As for me - Im interested, the quickest mac ever that out-performs the other computers, except my server (;


 8:42 pm on Jan 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

HEHE!! Makes sense. Now, the question at hand is "How do I get the cash without having to spend the cash I use for rent?" Heads about to start smoking.


 8:43 pm on Jan 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

Oh I can sell Dehydrated water in a bottle!


 8:52 pm on Jan 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

mivox, what in Gods kingdom are you talking about??!!

I didn't say it, Andrey said it. I would never say such a thing.


 11:11 pm on Jan 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

(: Lets just say congrats on Apple putting out a new Macintosh with the speeds people have been waiting for.


 11:32 pm on Jan 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

My bad mivox,
WHY Andrey??


 4:56 pm on Jan 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

Apple Macs're crap.


 6:07 pm on Jan 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

Must you be so negative? A dual 1GHz G4 brings some people great joy... and without doing you even a teeny bit of personal harm.


 6:15 pm on Jan 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

>>Apple Macs're crap.

Heard that so many times from jalous PC users who could never afford a real computer. :)

Jokes aside, a friend of mine recently called for help to buy a computer for his 14 years old boy. I asked him what his son wanted to do with the machine before sugesting him to buy a Wintel box.

Even if my personal preferences goes for Macs, both platforms have theire own strengts and weakenesses. And a better choice can be made by knowing about them both.

Back on topic : What the Wintel industry have yet to produce to match the new Mac in performance and price is a 3ghz box for less than 3K$ and a stable OS.

The elegance is optional...

(edited by: Macguru at 6:18 pm (utc) on Jan. 29, 2002)


 6:17 pm on Jan 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

The elegance is optional...

Hehe... No it's not.


 6:34 pm on Jan 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

>>Hehe... No it's not.

OK, mivox let's please try my point of view together, for 20 seconds. If it was 1K cheaper and shipped in a pizza box like the LC did, would you have enough of a 500$ budget to decorate it to your taste and party with the 500$ left?


 6:40 pm on Jan 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

Apple promises the dual-processor machine can perform an "amazing" 15 billion floating-point operations per second, or 15 gigaflops. According to Apple, this allows the machine to run Adobe Photoshop about 70 percent faster than an Intel Pentium 4 at 2 GHz. And encoding video is 300 percent faster, Apple claims.



 6:40 pm on Jan 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hmmm... decorating an LC-style box? That could be fun. But could they make it a translucent or transparent box instead of a beige one? Then I could paint on the inside of the case... and it would cost less than $500!



 3:54 am on Jan 31, 2002 (gmt 0)



Well if you are really into graphics, may be you need the new mac. But for me the AMD XP 1800+ with 1.5 Gig of DDR memory is plenty of power to run Photoshop 6.0, and Macs funky interface and its ridiculous round mouse is pathetic. And imagine sitting down and writing some serious code on mac?! That is rediculous!

Besides Mac is trying to control both the operating system and hardware, its like having two MS instead of one! I don't like any computer which I cannot put together by myself, like the PCs. I like chosing my own motherboard, memmory, etc and have an ability to recofigure one or all parts and not have to wait for a new box to come out like with MAC.

That is why I think Macs are the thing of the past, at best a niche market.


 5:02 am on Jan 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

I'm a PC user as well and there is alot that you've said in your last post that I agree with. The AMD XP processors kicks butt and I am actually thinking of putting together a dual AMD XP system but I also want to concider the new MACS. You gotta admit mac hardware kicks butt. There is a reason why it's survived this long. Also, you dont have to use a round mouse if you dont want to.

As with the code part, look online for a program called CODEWARRIOR. Great program. There is a lot more for you to learn about macs before putting them down.


 6:01 am on Jan 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

ridiculous round mouse

Everybody hated them. That's why they were discontinued and replaced with a normal-sized oval mouse after the first round of production.

I think it's been at least two years since the round mouse was put to sleep... If you're going to criticize something, at least keep up to date on its shortcomings, eh? ;)

And, a lot of Mac developers do ther software development on... (drumroll) you guessed it: Macintosh computers! I've heard CodeWarrior is used for a lot of professional development... but as I'm not a developer, I really wouldn't know the market share numbers.


 7:00 am on Jan 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

my computer is bigger than your's...
What do you need all the computer for anyway?
I mean, what do you really need it for?
It's a bloatware game, pretty soon you will need 500 MB of RAM just to check your email!

As far as the XP vs. OSX debate, I've never been a mac user, but I would rather buy OSX than rent XP any day.



 9:07 am on Jan 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

Speaking of code I tried looking at various server side stuff that I could do on a Mac but could not find anything and was told there were all kinds of problems trying to use OBDC drivers etc.

I have OS9 going to OSX is not gonna happen anytime soon, I also want to run my own web server on my machine like PC's..can this be done?


 11:02 am on Jan 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

Professionals use MACS.

Mums, Dads and kids use Windows PCs. :)


 11:19 am on Jan 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

And I thought we were all grown ups here ;)


 11:26 am on Jan 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

>grown ups

Not me! Just trying to stir a bit :)


 12:43 pm on Jan 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

My brain hurts too much to be grown up.


 1:28 pm on Jan 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

Professionals use PCs.

A very small number of people use MACs


 1:35 pm on Jan 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

You're getting all grown up now Knighty. Anyway shouldn't you be laying out some pages about toilets? :)


 1:49 pm on Jan 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

Current Macs are 3 times faster in image, sound, video and 3D rendering that anything the Wintel platform can offer. The get better than this you have to fork out the money for a silicon graphics workstation. That is why smart people choose Macs.

Why does everytime Apple beats the pants off the rest of the industry, a bunch of people feel some kind of urge to rain on the parade? May be we should ask a Psychoanalyst?

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