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"Hello lover" is what I say to my MBP every time I open him up. There is something seriously wrong with me. I am prying him out of my hands this weekend and going out with the girls. Well, I might take him with me....

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what is a MBP?

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He's my Macbook Pro, and he's beautiful!!

Hello, my name is ________ and I am a geek!!!

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It's a he? I should have guessed that from those 17", oh my, that's so wrong...

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(Pulls out shotgun)

No mac will ever enter my house... Except if it's free and running linux.


Now a Rack mounted PC always has a home in my server cabnit [Smile]

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I just got a MacBook Pro about a month and a half ago. It totally rocks my socks. I have it dual booting with XP so I can play games on it. It really does make a great mobile gaming platform. But then after I'm done killing storm troopers and shooting down the TIE fighters I can switch over to a real OS to get stuff done.

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Does 'he' come with varous attachments or are those separate add-ons?
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quote:
Originally posted by YaYawoman:
Does 'he' come with varous attachments or are those separate add-ons?

To paraphrase an old Apple II text game, "I suggest you try that with the USB port in back."

Bonus points to anyone who can refresh my failing memory which game that was.

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quote:
Originally posted by geekygoddess:
"Hello lover" is what I say to my MBP every time I open him up. There is something seriously wrong with me. I am prying him out of my hands this weekend and going out with the girls. Well, I might take him with me....

Ok, wow. My mind just went a million miles per second in the wrong direction.
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quote:
Originally posted by Nuclear Doughnut:
(Pulls out shotgun)

No mac will ever enter my house... Except if it's free and running linux.


I used to think exactly like you Nuclear Doughnut. Seriously once I went out on a service call to the chemistry department about 6 years ago and I was fixing a problem with someone's PC. One of the professors was saying that he never has computer problems because he didn't rate one. My sarcastic reply was "so you must have a Mac then".

Now I am the proud owner of a 24" iMac. OS X is a superior OS IHMO and the apps are really user friendly. I do salute you however for running Linux as it's a rock solid OS as well as being open source. I was running Ubuntu until my motherboard fried and I just said to heck with it because I spent more time fixing computer problems and configuring my computer than I was doing the stuff I wanted to do with it.

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Mr. Dave:
To paraphrase an old Apple II text game, "I suggest you try that with the USB port in back."

Bonus points to anyone who can refresh my failing memory which game that was.


I think it should be worth at least quadruple bonus points if you can find an old Apple II game that actually refers to USB ports...

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I was much like you till I owned my first mac. A 14" MacBook back in early 2004.

Then I figured out that what I wanted to do WAS constantly fix and configure my computer, and others. I found myself bored with my computer; it always worked after all, kinda left me with nothing to do.

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Don't knock it till ya try it [Big Grin] I was a windows user my whole life until recently. Once you go Mac, you'll never go back!!!

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quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
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Mr. Dave:
To paraphrase an old Apple II text game, "I suggest you try that with the USB port in back."

Bonus points to anyone who can refresh my failing memory which game that was.

I think it should be worth at least quadruple bonus points if you can find an old Apple II game that actually refers to USB ports...
I said I was paraphrasing. I think the original referred to the cassette port.

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quote:
Originally posted by geekygoddess:
Don't knock it till ya try it [Big Grin] I was a windows user my whole life until recently. Once you go Mac, you'll never go back!!!

Well there are some that would disagree, myself included, though I wont go into that because of my strong tendency of making a complete ass of myself [Razz]

Seriously I've used windows, OSX and various *nix, and i'll be sticking with gentoo on generic self build HW until its ripped from my cold lifeless fingers.

but then again, I'm strange [Razz]

each to their own, and that should be enough for everyone.

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I used to own a Pentium 1 before I got an Imac G3 it was plauged with problems so I eventually said to hell with Mac then I'm running a PC with Windows and had less problems (Go figure) I recently bought a new laptop and instantly converted it to Ubuntu.

I also have been collecting old PC's and removing windows from them and putting linux on them [Smile]

I did go Mac and I went back [Smile]

A PC dual booting Linux and Windows can do anything and more than a Mac... the only thing mac has going for them is how they look. When you buy a PC you usually can upgrade it a few times before you have to buy a new one. Mac you have to buy a new computer completely.

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Fink is a cool app that installs Linux programs easily on OS X. The apps run with the X11 window system that comes with OS X. So with a Mac running boot camp I can run OS X, Linux and Windows programs all on one computer. With Parallels I can run them all simultaneously and copy and paste between apps that use the same info as well as store all the data in one organized area on my hard drive.

Granted I don't have the ability to upgrade considering I have maxed out my 24" iMac's processor, memory and hard drive when I bought it, but I also don't foresee that as a problem for a number of years and I will probably buy a second external hard drive before it's over with to extend the computer's life. By then I will have gotten my full use out of it and will be ready to buy another one any way without the hassle of occasionally upgrading the hardware. I don't mind paying the premium for my convenience.

I built my previous 6 computers from parts and I had a good time doing it. What changed me was Leopard is a slick implementation of *nix plus I had a fried motherboard that I did not want to spend money to replace since I knew the next computer I bought would be a Mac. I just ended up buying it sooner rather than later. I still enjoy fixing computer hardware. I just don't want to have to deal with it concerning my personal machine anymore.

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I think this is the most civil Mac Vs. Windows (yet *nix always wins) flame war I've ever seen on these boards.
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Your all gay. [Smile]

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yO m0MM4 ZOMG!1!!!!11!!!!one!!1!!eleven1!

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quote:
Originally posted by Nuclear Doughnut:
When you buy a PC you usually can upgrade it a few times before you have to buy a new one. Mac you have to buy a new computer completely.

I'm posting this from a 2001-vintage TiBook which shipped with OS 9.1 and which I just upgraded with more memory, a bigger hard drive, and Tiger. (Sadly, it's off the list for Leopard.) That's just about exactly seven years, and I expect it'll do me for at least a couple more (perhaps even longer as a "second" machine).

Mind you, I'm also sitting less than a metre from a 486 running FreeBSD 4 and which I (in theory) should be able to up to FreeBSD 7 if I can ever get a round tuit. (The round ones seem especially scarce of late.)

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But when you are attempting to run gaming servers... I doubt a 486 is going to cut it.

2001... Is that still the Power PC chip?

Cause I only have 1 Linux disc that supports that... Ubuntu 6.06 was their last.

My question to all you PC traitor, Mac activist whatevers is How many Servers do you see that are Macs?

I don't see any benefit to using a mac other than it's all in one spot.

As a PC user I challange any Mac user to Try to convince me of practical reasons for me to switch over...

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Windows users in class often tell me I can't upgrade my Mac. Which is odd, because none of them have even changed their batteries, whereas I have butchered my MBP - extra RAM, bigger hard drive, and an additional internal hard drive. It runs better than ever.
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Lets see... I replaced my internal HD with a larger one 120gb...
I added a 1gb stick of ram...
... I don't have room for another HD cause My Processer takes so much room to cool... (cause it kicks ass)

I've upgraded my Laptop... I just need to get the factory warrenty on my Battery ... I only get 40 minutes on a formerly 1 hour and 40 minutes...


Doesn't convince me to get a Mac...

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quote:
Originally posted by Jace Raven:
I think this is the most civil Mac Vs. Windows (yet *nix always wins) flame war I've ever seen on these boards.

guess we've all learned how to discuss without getting worked up about it, well most of us anyway.

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