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post #16 of 46
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Sure, ask for people to stop their short anti-MAC jokes after you yourself give a long rebuttal. A little edgy aren't we? If you still get so worked up after seeing the old 1-button mouse joke, I think you might need a vacation.
LOL, Possum, let's relax a bit. There's no need to make snide comments like that. You made a joke that was factually incorrect, I rebutted it. Someone asked Mac people a Mac question, and several PC people made snide comments about Macs. The last thing we need is another platform war, so I simply asked for people to stop crapping on the thread. Seems reasonable, no?

It's funny how you say that I was "edgy" or "worked up" -- I wasn't at all. Sorry if I came off that way. I was simply clearing up misinformation. I didn't bash Windows, and in fact, I don't hate Windows. Heck, I use it and have supported Windows machines as an IT. I own a PC at home. But just as I take my Mac friends to task for repeating 5-year-old Windows criticisms, I also correct PC people who make incorrect statements about Macs. That's all. It's not mean-spirited or defensive; it's simply discussion.
post #17 of 46
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But just as I take my Mac friends to task for repeating 5-year-old Windows criticisms, I also correct PC people who make incorrect statements about Macs.
I'm just teasing with the 1-button thing (there's a reason I used a the widely smiling smiley). I'm not trying to spread misinformation. The reaction I got from you was pretty serious though. It felt like it hit you deeply.
post #18 of 46
Macs suck. PCs suck. Windows suck (but not as much as it used to). But most of all, Compaq's Tru64 *really* sucks. I think I'd take WinNT 3.51 anyday over Tru64.

Anyway, my point is *COMPUTERS* suck. But what can you do these days? Can't live with them and can't live without them.

OS X intrigues me a great deal. I'm a UNIX geek so that should be no suprise.

One thing the Mac absolutely has over the PC is style. No sane person can argue against that!

Also, Apple has those killer *HUGE* 16::9 flat monitors that I've been drooling over forever. Talk about stylish, classy, *and* functional! The thought of Cubase running on that thing really turns me on.

If any hobby sucks more money than audio it would have to be photography, but outside of that, computers. OK, maybe boating before computers but photography above all else.
post #19 of 46
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Originally posted by ai0tron
Sure, but when Bill sees Apple gaining ground he'll just whip out his pocket book and buy them. And if the feds wont let him he'll pay someone to buy them for him. And if the feds find out he'll just say to heck with it and buy the feds. And if we all riot against bill our new leader he'll just give us each 10,000 bucks to leave him alone or shoot anyone who come within a 100 mile radius of his home with an orbital microwave emitter. And if that doesn't work well then the world came to an end and the time after the end of the world is beyond me.
When do I get my $10K?????

Seriously, PC's are better for business use, mostly because Big Bill's stuff is pretty much standard across most industries now.

Apple's main claim to fame has always been graphics and multi-media authoring. They really kill PCs for that. For everything else, well, there's just so much more stuff available for PCs.
post #20 of 46
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If any hobby sucks more money than audio it would have to be photography, but outside of that, computers. OK, maybe boating before computers but photography above all else.
You obviously haven't checked into the cost of serious fishing.

Fresh water, Bucket Mouth Bass fishing. A good rod and reel is at least $300 and you'd better have at least 5 on the boat.

Put about $1000 worth of tackle in the boat with you.

A cheap boat/motor/trailer/elctronics package is $20K plus. Add $50 minimum a trip for gas, oil and snacks.

I always said I didn't take up golf because it was too expensive, so I took up Bass Fishin'. I could have bought my own golf course.
post #21 of 46
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The reaction I got from you was pretty serious though. It felt like it hit you deeply.
LOL, no, not at all. Sorry if it came off that way. It's more reflex than anything

P.S. Gaineso, how many text editors do you need?
post #22 of 46
MacDEF: You could regard Possum's comment as a compliment to Apple, too. What it basically says is: With an Apple you don't have to worry how your computer works, you just use it. In fact, that was the way I understood it in the first place - probably because I get more and more frustrated with every new Windows version... Nevertheless, I'm also really frustrated with Apple's i/o-policy, nowadays. Dwindling support for analog audio, few i/o-interfaces on the iBook - as if their hang for non-standard connectors hadn't been bad enough... <sigh>

chadbang: If you need a notebook, now, I'd second MacDEF's recommendation. The iBook is very nice (well, as long as you don't need IrDA...), especially for that price. But if you can wait, too, I'd recommend to wait for the next iBook generation - at least if you'd like to play games on it. I'd say there's a good chance that these could get a Mobility Radeon chip like the most recent PB Titanium generation - and that should be fast enough even for more demanding 3D games.

Greetings from Munich!

Manfred / lini
post #23 of 46
Lini is correct that the next gen will probably have a much better graphics chip. But since you were originally considering an older "Pismo" it seems like cost was a major consideration?

Funny how we haven't heard from ChadBang in a while

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few i/o-interfaces on the iBook
I kind of miss IrDA, but only because it was cool to sync my Palm via IR My older laptops had serial, SCSI and IrDA, but I honestly haven't missed them at all now that I have FireWire and USB. I also like the fact that I can output video to either VGA or TV.

P.S. Are you talking about the ADC when you say "non-standard" connectors? If so, I completely agree. It's a cool concept, but it *sucks* for everyone except those buying a new Mac and new Apple display at the same time.
post #24 of 46
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Originally posted by gaineso


You obviously haven't checked into the cost of serious fishing.

Fresh water, Bucket Mouth Bass fishing. A good rod and reel is at least $300 and you'd better have at least 5 on the boat.

Put about $1000 worth of tackle in the boat with you.

A cheap boat/motor/trailer/elctronics package is $20K plus. Add $50 minimum a trip for gas, oil and snacks.

I always said I didn't take up golf because it was too expensive, so I took up Bass Fishin'. I could have bought my own golf course.
At least fishing doesn't cost you $10-15 a roll for processing. I easily burn through about $500 worth of film and processing everytime I shoot anything seriously. Add to that the cost of lens and rentals and...

I doubt any hobby is cheap but I do know that I spent more in 3 months on photography than I had over 15 years of playing guitar.

I don't think my audio habit has even begun to approach what I paid for my camera rig.
post #25 of 46
Thread Starter 
The only thing that steers me away from an ibook is the small screen. Right now I own a Powerbook G3 233mhz, but it doesn't have USB or firewall ports (i did buy a firewall pc card, but I'd also like USB), and I love my 14.1 inch screen. I couldn't imaging moving to a small screen. I also thought I'd buy an old G3 because (a) I don't actually like the looks of the titanium (too fragile and sterile looking. A friend of mine knocked his titanium off the couch and bent the screen hinges. It may be titanium, but it's only sheets of titanium over plastic and I don't think its very rugged). The ibook is pretty okay to look at, I just like the look and feel of the G3 better, which seems more rugged. (B) Apple for some inexplicable reason dumped the audio inputs (stereo mini-plug) on the powerbook (and towers), but the older G3 powerbooks still have that input. Handy. And finally, (C) I thought it might be a lot cheaper to buy a Powerbooks G3 --- but now I see that the good G3 Powerbooks are still pricey! So. I guess It's wait and think some more.
post #26 of 46
Uh, question, if you aren't doing video or picture or audio editing, why use a mac??
post #27 of 46
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Originally posted by Gluegun
Uh, question, if you aren't doing video or picture or audio editing, why use a mac??
Because you can do everything else on the Mac too -- word processing, spreadsheets, web browsing, video editing, etc. -- Not just picture or audio editing. Even gaming, which is a frequently-knocked category on the Mac, isn't bad. Most of the major games come in Mac flavors now too. Plus, for $1000, there isn't a PC notebook around that can touch an iBook for features.
post #28 of 46
I had video editing in there!! And what, exactly, are the features you can get on a mac laptop that you cant get on a pc laptop for 1 grand?

and, it's a given that a computer for home use can do all that other stuff as well, and all I am asking is, why pay for a mac to do that, when you won't be using it for what a mac is better at--editing audio, video, and pictures. That's all.
post #29 of 46
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Originally posted by Gluegun
I had video editing in there!! And what, exactly, are the features you can get on a mac laptop that you cant get on a pc laptop for 1 grand?
The cheapest iBook comes with two USB, one Firewire, one 100 BT ethernet, a 5 hour battery, a gorgeous 1024x768 screen, 56K modem, external monitor port, and CD-ROM drive, all built in and active at the same time, in a 5 pound package. No need to swap out a modem card for an ethernet card, etc. I can't name a Wintel laptop that comes with all that for under $1000. For an extra $100, you can have a CD-RW drive instead of the CD-ROM. A very nice package, IMO. My wife has one. I think the real question is, if you're in the market for a $1000 laptop, why would you pick something with fewer features for the same money?
post #30 of 46
Apple makes the best laptops. Check out Small Dog and MacResQ for price comparisons. Isn't Apple a big player in the publishing realm?
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