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Discussion in 'Computers' started by Jedii, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. glockjs

    glockjs Well-Known Member

    pics are good for when you're too lazy to type :D


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  2. Chidori602

    Chidori602 Well-Known Member

    Windows Vista Ultimate FTW!!!
  3. pumps101

    pumps101 Lurker

    PC, but I kinda want a Mac. Just so when you open people look at your shiny
  4. Wisenos

    Wisenos Android Enthusiast

    tried all 3 systems

    Microsoft (from ms-dos 2.0 to 7 ultimate x64)
    OSX (on a imac 27" for a day or 2)
    and linux(couple of distributions, red hat, mandriva, mandrake, ubuntu...)

    what i can say of them
    Windows: the most popular... 20 yrs of use more "compatible os i found yet"
    OSX: great (if you don't do games)
    Linux: once you know how to set-up your pc you're good to go

    i had 2 iOS cellphone (3G) and as the forum adress is... i also own a android based cellphone
    next try (might be sooner than i though) a WIndows Phone based cellphone
  5. glockjs

    glockjs Well-Known Member

    since getting the notebook i would actually say im more of a chrome now!! lol. if it weren't for gaming i probably wouldn't need m$ at all...but gawd dx11 is sooo puurrrrtty
  6. Stefenatefun

    Stefenatefun Newbie

    Pc, I am a gamer and Macs are just crap with gaming. Plus I just don't like how Apple advertises their products.
  7. jwp1223

    jwp1223 Android Enthusiast

  8. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants

    On my server is use linux
  9. drapacioli

    drapacioli Well-Known Member

    PC: Windows 3.1, 95, 98, 2000, ME :eek:, XP, Vista, 7 (I've been using windows based computers since I was thwee :p)

    Mac: System 6, 7, 8, 9, Mac OS X 10.1, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 (Been using Macs at school since I was 5)

    Linux: Ubuntu 9.04, 9.10, 10.04, 10.10 (Been messing with linux occasionally since June '09

    My favorite? Mac OS X. Just the pure looks associated with the OS is enough to make me like it, but the truth is it's the best multimedia machine I've ever used. The video editing software is so much better! If only they had iLife for Windows, or at least a Garageband variant!

    My most practical? Windows 7. I run a lot of programs (and games) regularly which do not have mac counterparts (Or the counterparts are too expensive or not as good). Plus windows is budget-friendly, nice for a student who doesn't have $3000 to spend on a full-featured Mac Pro ('cause you know that's what I'd get if I could, after a $3000 gaming rig of course)

    Most difficult to me? Linux. Even though I've been using computers since I was 3, I never completely memorized all of the terminal prompts I need to use. I've got enough down to get me by and solve light problems. And I've built computers and know how they work, both from a software and hardware point of view. I just prefer the visual interface in most cases.

    Most used? Windows 7. It's simply because I have it on my fastest machine and I like playing games a lot. In addition, It's practical in almost every use for a computer I have.

    Having experience from three major operating systems (And having fixed all 3 OS type computers for my family at one point (I'm the techie in the family, but my dad still knows more about windows and building computers than I do, so if it's software related I'm always the one who gets called), I can say that there are pros and cons of each, but they are a lot more similar than you might think. If macs weren't so expensive (I got a decent windows 7 laptop for $630, I'm sorry, did you say $1,000 for a similarly equipped mac laptop? No thanks) I'd probably have better than a Power Mac G4 MDD right now, but I'd still have my windows laptop and Linux desktop too.
  10. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    Trying to get OSX Snow Leapard running on my G560

    20 instaallation attempts
    Only #17 was succesful
    And then my Synaptics touchpad and Atheros WLAN didnt work :(

    Damn you Apple :mad:
  11. Nirob

    Nirob Android Enthusiast

    PC. :D -I HATE Apple-
  12. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    boooooooooooo Apple :mad:
    evil kexts
  13. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    I'm going to get a new PC notebook... Dell Adamo to potentially replace my Macbook Air. I really like Windows 7 and miss it.
  14. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Android Expert

    I am looking specirfically at the Mac Book Air OR the Adamo.
  15. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    Apart from the SSD, why does the Adamo carry such a premium?

    EDIT: seems like a complete waste to me
    Love the design though
  16. lunameow

    lunameow Well-Known Member

    As annoying as Windows can be, I'm a gamer, so it's gotta be a PC.
  17. alnova1

    alnova1 Android Enthusiast

    People usually hate the best...went to a Mac 7 years ago and never looked back.
  18. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    Main thing is the design aspect of it. It's an absolutely gorgeous laptop with a unique keyboard and font that isn't on any other notebook. The thinness is also really appealing. It's a steal at $823 (for the pearl white with the 25% off coupon) or $900 (for the brushed black aluminum).

    I'll definitely make a comparison for both of them when I get the Adamo in next week.
  19. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    No option to bump up he processor
    No i5/7 and bad GPU (for the price of $900-100) seems a no go to me
  20. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    For it's class, its processor is just fine. The MBA has a weaker processor at a higher price point. If it's GPU can play Netflix videos just fine, then I'll be happy. It's just meant for the style-conscious person who will use it for just everyday use, which is perfect for me. It's definitely not for everyone. If there was another notebook that thin, beautiful, more powerful, long-lasting, affordable ($900 is a steal), and fashionable... then I'd definitely consider it.

    I can't imagine an i7 in a notebook like that. There's a reason why it doesn't exist for 13" notebooks. It would absolutely kill the battery life. I'm hoping the battery life is good in the Adamo. The MBA has the highest battery life currently. If it gets at least half of what the MBA gets, I'll be pleased.
  21. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    Sorry I meant i3/5 :p

    Still feel this is a bit of a rip off
    Personally I'd go for a Vaio in this class if I wanted some style
    Either way I love my G560's looks
    'cept the fingerprint magnet top :)
  22. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    I actually was looking for a Vaio but couldn't find one that matched the Adamo or Air. The thinnest 13.3" one was 1"-1.2" and had a 1.2Ghz i3 processor and 320GB HDD instead of a 128GB SSD. It also definitely doesn't look as premium. The Macbooks and the Adamo are the most beautiful notebooks out there. I've checked HP notebooks and they also didn't match up with them.

    Adamo and Air are really in a class of their own.
  23. Snow_Fox

    Snow_Fox Android Expert

    Ok... so since this thread and my last post in it..

    I actually started dating a girl with a mac. Its nice, I don't have to worry about her having virus's.

    With that said, Since she has started dating me she has installed windows on the mac :rolleyes:.

    I try not to talk much about it but, she has also come to realize for the same price as her MacBook (not even the pro just the mac book) She could have a quad core gaming computer that could play any game she wants to play. And to be honest I could probably throw in a netbook and the whole thing would most likely cost less than her current mac..

    I try not to tease her or make fun of her to much. The truth is the quad core comp wouldn't be on par with my monster.. but, she isn't interested in crysis anyway..

    I just got her into gaming a little while ago, and I am hoping to get her more into it..

    However, I want you to all do me a favor.

    Walk up to the next person who gives you a BS line of crap about "macs having higher quality construction" and I want you to slap that person as hard as possible.

    My girlfriends mac is about a year old now.. and the plastic is already being worn down. She (being a bit naive) blames it on her "boney wrist" and says its her fault.

    However, I have seen the way she pampers it...

    My laptop is a 3 year old HP that runs over 100c now.

    I have put millions of hours onto that thing from gaming. It runs and has always run hot. I took it back and forth to school every day for a long time.

    I ran that sucker into the ground before letting my ex keep it when we broke up. (I have my desktop and her comp died).

    You can look at my laptop and tell its old.. the spots where my wrist have been for 3 years and the faded plastic aren't gunna lie to you.

    However, I would rather some faded plastic after 3 years, than Cracked plastic after 1.

    Using OSX (sadly, I am actually getting more use to doing the more I am around her) is a PITA.

    And airport sucks. Can't explain it entirely.. however, people have asked me for help at school to get their mac connected.. I don't know why airport just doesn't like the internet or something.. and my girlfriends mac has the same problem theirs did.. it will connect to a network when IT wants to.. not when you want it too.

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