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macs are sweet. You know about them, I don't. Fill me in.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by MisPantalonesEstaEnfuega, Jul 17, 2004.

  1. MisPantalonesEstaEnfuega

    MisPantalonesEstaEnfuega 12oz Veteran Member

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    macs are sweet. You know about them, I don't. Fill me in.

    Discussion started by MisPantalonesEstaEnfuega - Jul 17, 2004

    There is that whole college thing in the fall and I need a laptop and I decided on making the jump from PC to Mac.

    I was looking around the mac site and I'm looking at 12" Powerbook 256ram, 60gb HD, Super Drive. This is like $1699 with the student discount thing.

    or

    14" iBook 256ram, 40gb HD, Super Drive. $1579

    What the hell is the difference between a iBook and a Powerbook other than the whole plastic versus titanium or whatever?
     
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  2. Crimsøn

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    Crimsøn - Replied Jul 17, 2004

    Powerbook's are thinner, lighter, & faster.

    iBooks are cheaper.
     
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    BADMUTHAFUKA - Replied Jul 17, 2004

    if you don't know the difference...then macs aren't for you.

    :nope:
     
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    Teh0wnz - Replied Jul 17, 2004

    Oh, I hate this discussion. I'm still trying to emulate 0sx on my pc... I can't get the hard drive image to be recognised as such... I'll keep trying.

    MisPants - I dunno that making that "jump" is the wisest thing to do, although the mac crowd will say otherwise. Proprietary linux goes against everything linux is about.... and is the mac osx. Just learn linux, install it on your pc, and dual boot windows and linux, that way you can have both development enviroments. It's not the easiest thing to learn how to do, but it will benefit you more than being stuck on a macintosh in the future.

    Now this is the part where someone comes on here and proves otherwise.
     
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    imported_dowmagik - Replied Jul 17, 2004

    if you take his advice and load linux, dont be one of those pussies that only learns X. learn the console very well before you do anything else.
     
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    Teh0wnz - Replied Jul 17, 2004

    very true.... most newbs will go for x first, and that's not a bad thing, it's just kinda obscuring what linux is all about. Linux is really, to my understanding, made to be a stable operating system that runs processes for months and years at a time without crashing or being turned off and back on.... alot of times without even a monitor or keyboard connected, because it just sits there, running, perfectly configured, and hosts services. Shell programming on the linux os is a beautiful thing, that takes much time to master. If you do however, not only do you clutch the true power of a computer in your hands, but also hold a very valid skill on the job market.

    edit: I promise 80% or more of the people running osx on their macintoshs are not even using it to it's full linux OS potential.... they're just looking at the pretty gui that has their icons and makes it easy for programs to be installed and organised.... that kinda ties into what DowMagic was saying about not jumping to X.
     
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  7. MisPantalonesEstaEnfuega

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    MisPantalonesEstaEnfuega - Replied Jul 17, 2004

    Thanks and all but I have no intention of learning linux.
     
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    KYU - Replied Jul 17, 2004

    exactly.
     
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    imported_dowmagik - Replied Jul 17, 2004

    are you kidding? shell programming is a piece of cake. hell, it isnt even programming its scripting.
     
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    me IS cool - Replied Jul 17, 2004

    Regardless of what people say... if you do decide to get a mac get one with a bigger screen. Staring at a 12" monitor for a while causes headaches.... that is unless you are already used to small screens. Trust me.

    :king:
     
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    bigpoppa.k - Replied Jul 17, 2004

    the question that needs to be asked is "what will you be using it for?".
     
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    Crimsøn - Replied Jul 17, 2004

    From a general computer user;

    What the fuck is the point of Linux?

    Yes, I realize it's a diff OS. But why? Windows
    and Mac cover anything and everything I could
    ever desire to do on a computer. Running
    Programs.

    Yet people say...get Linux its super great. And
    nothing more. It seems more of a status thing
    than a desirable operating system thing.

    So why's someone going to go learn Linux (I've
    also come to realize there's many a version of
    Linux, right?) just because it's supposedly
    better...when my OS covers everything I need.

    ...let's hear it dhabz.

    *typ0
     
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    imported_dowmagik - Replied Jul 17, 2004

    linux handles memory much more efficient than windows/mac does. it is less prone to freezing up, crashing, etc. its not for everyone, but if youre into computers it is a helluva lot more fun than a windows box.
     
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    imported_dowmagik - Replied Jul 17, 2004

    oh yeah, and it's FREE
     
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    Crimsøn - Replied Jul 17, 2004

    I see, I see.

    Thx dow.
     
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