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apple computers: g5

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by THANKYOU, Jun 16, 2006.


    THANKYOU Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 4, 2005 Messages: 2,772 Likes Received: 21
    anyone own one? man im ready to throw down like $7 g's to get one with the quad dual core processors, about 2 gigs memory, and the 30 inch monitor. so sweet.

    whats good on apple discounts? anyone know where to find some good coupons? how much do their employees get as a discount? anyone know?

  2. i have a dual core g5 running OS 10.4 and 4.5 ram... blue tooth/infrared/wifi... i love my machine... look into a terabyte drive to keep your info in. it processes data seemlessly... i hate my pc at this point

    i also bought a 20" inch cinema display and a sony dsr 11 dvcam deck...

    im looking into the 30" real soon here....
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  3. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117
    I have a free laptop that overheats from time to time.

    If I can find a way to um, "get a great discount" on a g5. Id be on that with all the focus in my life.
  4. and if u do get a/any external HD i would strongly recommend that u find one with a firewire 800

    you will thank me later, trust me

    THANKYOU Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 4, 2005 Messages: 2,772 Likes Received: 21
    yea man, those mac commercials are killer. got me thinking about selling all kindsa shit (few ocmputers / video cam / guns / 400 cd/dvd changer to try to get my g5. haha.

    we'll see.
  6. one_haole

    one_haole New Jack

    Joined: Feb 14, 2006 Messages: 86 Likes Received: 0
    i got a 20" g5 if your into graphics its the shit to have. tell them your in college and you'll get a pretty good deal.
  7. AyeBee

    AyeBee Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 7, 2006 Messages: 5,798 Likes Received: 29
    A few years ago I spent like $2500 on my Sony Vaio, then I realized I don't use it for anything but AIM and the internet

    God I wish I'd gotten a fuckin Dell
  8. AyeBee

    AyeBee Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 7, 2006 Messages: 5,798 Likes Received: 29
  9. dirtydoses

    dirtydoses Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 24, 2002 Messages: 6,003 Likes Received: 254
    i have a G5, its sweet.

    but i recently got a macbook pro, and that has been my main machine lately.

    but all in all, apple=dope.
  10. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
    You could buy a PC for half that price that would be just as powerful, but you'd have to know enough about computers to build it yourself, or at least pick out the parts.

    These new Apple commercials are stupid. There's no viruses for Macs because nobody uses them and because you can't program shit on a Mac without buying expensive software. And Macs could run Windows 95 when it came out, but it was pointless and it ran like shit and nobody cared. You can run Mac OS on a PC, anyway, and it's pointless and runs like shit. You can also run entire video game systems on your PC like Genesis, SNES, N-64, etc etc. Macs are great if you want a computer that runs solidly if you're going to just use the internet and word processors. And they're great if you're going to spend $1300 to run high-end video and audio software. But Macs and PCs are apples and oranges. Apple is making a big mistake trying to, once again, compare them as being on the same playing field.
  11. Deptronik

    Deptronik Member

    Joined: Jun 13, 2005 Messages: 789 Likes Received: 2
    quite true fermentor...i love and use my pc quite a lot, its' semi old and a p.o.s. but i'd love a g5 just to sit on all day dl'ing music, chillin on illustrator and photoshop. they're great for that.
  12. BadWithNames

    BadWithNames Member

    Joined: Sep 11, 2005 Messages: 649 Likes Received: 62
    yeah rock a G5 but i really want a mac mini core duo, apart from the shitty grapics chip those little
    mothers are the shit
  13. SPORTO

    SPORTO Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 6, 2005 Messages: 1,086 Likes Received: 10
    PC VS MAC debate is dead & buried.

    So it was, Mac for graphics, motion & music, PC's for programing & program choice,
    though most pro 3D rendering suites are run a XP PC bases, or even custom linux programs, and that said Adobe products run nicely on PC'S.

    Anyways most people who are in that line of work owen both,
    PC's are shit cheap these days, & with the new 'Boot camp' runing on
    the new intel Macs, you have the choice. Shame it doesnt work like 'Virtual PC'
    were in you chould jump from Windows to OSX & visa versa.
    Though I found that to be unstable.

    I agree though, most new macs are targeted at the new customer base aquired through iPod owners. Also the Adobe Creative CS packages cannot take advantage of the
    new 'Intel' chips power, we have to wait for 'CS 3' versions.


    I've been holding out for ever, my Mac is getting long in the thooth,
    and with every new OSX update the speed reduces.
  14. psyone

    psyone New Jack

    Joined: Nov 27, 2004 Messages: 58 Likes Received: 0
    YALL, if i were you i'd be waiting for the next generation of Powermacs which is supposed to come out in late fall 06. the quad is a monster indeed, but i argue that support for PPCcore based Macs is running out soon. not sure about that though.

    not true. nearly all developertools you'll need including a debugger come with a fresh copy of OSX. there's also a very good online documentation in the package. a comparable suite for Windows can cost you easy $300 or more.

    wrong. at that time Apple still used Motorola 68k type processors, there was no way to run Windows on a Mac, except if u were using an emulator like MS VirtualPC, which was first released in 1997, over 2 years after Win95 emerged.

    that is not an official version made by Apple, therefore you can't expect full functionality. ever tried running MacOS on a Mac?
  15. Evangelion>Ogre

    Evangelion>Ogre Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 9, 2006 Messages: 1,060 Likes Received: 4
    I thought those were nothing more than a pipe dream, now that Intel is making the processors..
    I'm fairly certain there is no such thing as G4, G5 anymore..The MacBook Pro is supposed to be the new big boy on the block..

    But then, I could be wrong.