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  1. eyeballkid

    eyeballkid Old

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    I have a power mac g4 with a shitty video card, tons of space on my hard drive, and not much memeory running panther.

    Are the new macs really that great to warrant a purchase? I ask because I tried to install more RAM, but I guess it was bad because it eventually killed my os. After erasing lots of my stuff at the mac store in town and reinstalling jaguar...should i invest more in my 5 year old used computer...or suck it up and buy a new one?
     
  2. Spekkio

    Spekkio Master of War

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    I love my iMac.
    Also, built-in AirPort, BlueTooth, etc.

    I'll say this: a computer that is five years old, whether it be PC, Mac, Nintendo, whatever - it's almost certainly past the point of diminishing returns. And a new iMac doesn't need to be super-expensive: my girlfriend bought Jetfire for me from Apple's online outlet (it was a "reman"), which can help save money.
     
  3. Matrix Soul

    Matrix Soul Skull 4 reporting in!

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    It really depends on what kind of Mac you have, I have a friend who has the iBook graphire (Toilet seat iBook) and it runs Tiger with no problem, so tell us more details about your Mac, we might be able to save it yet :)  But a new Mac is definitely worth the investment, Intel Macs offers so much more possiblities.

    For the record, my computer was from 2001, so it's about 6 years old now, and it's running perfectly. Although I'm drooling over the 8-core Mac Pro :D 
     
  4. Blunticon

    Blunticon The Oddjob

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    If you can afford a new one, buy a new one.
     
  5. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    i'd say it depends on what you do with your mac, the new universal binary creative suite runs about a million times faster on the intel macs, so for me there was no question about getting one.

    also a friend of mine is a video editor, so he needs a powerful computer for that stuff.

    but i guess if you just surf and email you can probably hold off for a bit.
     
  6. DevilzFan

    DevilzFan CobraIsland.com Veteran

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    I'll give the opposite response some of the people here give in PC Help threads.

    'Get a PC'


    :p 

    I kid, I kid. Wish I could help ya though.
     
  7. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    LAWLZ!

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  8. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    if budget is an issue, just get a PC. seriously.
     
  9. Mumble-bee

    Mumble-bee inveterate lurker

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    I've got a "Sawtooth" G4 I bought new in 2000 ... that I wanted to get ten years out of, based on typical mac lifespans at the time. It got superseded rather quickly, but it's been reliable and useful and since it's pretty easily upgradeable, that's what I'm going to do, to squeeze those last three years out of it, since I can afford it now (couldn't before). I can't afford to go out and buy an all new one, tho.

    Except that I like my existing Mac and want to keep it going, I would probably get a used one that's only a couple years old. They're all over ebay, or you could get a refurb from the Apple store.

    Incidentally, Macs are VERY finicky about RAM. I also have an iBook, I put a RAM card in it from a PC, and the display stopped working a couple days later ... I replaced the chip and was fine, but still, yipe.


    PCs are cheaper, tho. You can get a PC laptop for as little as $400.
     
  10. Matrix Soul

    Matrix Soul Skull 4 reporting in!

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    Notice how nobody is giving you shit for it right? I dunno why no one can take a joke at the PC thread?

    I gotta say, 6 years and not one call to Apple care = Priceless
     
  11. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    thats coz pc users have GUI envy.
     
  12. Chaos Incarnate

    Chaos Incarnate Not just a name.

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    No they don't, their GUI is already stolen from a Mac! :duel 
     
  13. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    Because Devs was obviously joking, and in PC troubleshoot threads one Mac Nazi comes in with some "MAKs are teH cooler cause the logos' an appul and you all scuk if U don't use a Mak loloerolroelre!!!!1!eleven!"

    Then of course you get everyone else with two halves of a working brain trying hard to either enlighten the guy that each type of computer has it's uses or trying invent the technology where you can reach through a monitor and strangle the little tard.
     
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    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    :lolol 
     
  15. theLostSeeker

    theLostSeeker Well-Known Member

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    It depends what you do with it. Macs are more for professional use than anything else.
    I have a G4 at the office, and it works perfectly. At home, I own a 17" MacBook Pro and a PC.
    If you take good care of your G4, you don't need a new Mac. Even if you get a new one, but you don't know how to use it properly, it'll end up like your G4.

    My 2 cents…
     
  16. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    Actually, I think that post constitutes "giving him shit" so the point is a bit moot. Besides that, it doesn't seem to usually be a joke anyway.

    If you know your computer history at all, you'd also know that Apple and Microsoft both originally stole their GUI concept from Xerox. "We stole it fisrt!" is always an entertaining boast. ;) 




    Besides, Beryl is prettier than both Mac OS X and Vista, and you can run a Linux+Beryl system on a PC or a Mac :Gouki:  :D 
     
  17. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    which is ironic because they started out as THE home PC.
     
  18. theLostSeeker

    theLostSeeker Well-Known Member

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    Ironic, indeed…
     
  19. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    like rain on your wedding day, eh?
     
  20. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I surf, type, watch movies, and listen to music. I would absolutely LOVE to buy Mac. But all goddam medical software out there is primarily PC. Oh wells.
    I hate that song.
     

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