I've Got This Overwhelming Urge...

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Coloratura, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    After using Microsoft products all my life, I'm ready for something better. I'm hoping that Mac OS X is that "better". As for Boot Camp, yep, I have my XP SP2 disk here if I need to install it, which I might to run some of my older Trek games, otherwise, I'm going to be happy with OS X. Why didn't I choose 3 day mail!? Oh yeah, because it was $20 more. :D

    J.
     
  2. Lindley

    Lindley Moderator with a Soul Moderator

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    Speaking of.....
    http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20081228
     
  3. Lindley

    Lindley Moderator with a Soul Moderator

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    Anything that an experienced user can help out with? EG, is it related to problems finding how to do stuff?

    Also note that any such "side-by-side" environment will be running one of the systems (in this case Windows) inside a virtual machine. It may be a thin layer in this case since the underlying hardware supports the OS, but it will still represent a performance hit over using the reboot-into-Windows approach.
     
  4. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    I'm posting this from my iMac.
    It is a fantastic machine. :D

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  5. Charlie Kelly

    Charlie Kelly Commodore Commodore

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    While I'm not a fan of Macs myself I'm glad to hear you're enjoying it. One of my favourite things in life is getting a new computer and using it for the first time (which is quite sad when you think about it).

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  6. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    I didn't know what to make of it at first. When I started it up, there was this little white light glowing, and then it just jumps into this symphony of music, welcoming me to my Apple computer. :D

    J.
     
  7. Meredith

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    I would switch to a mac but I would spend all my time in either firefox or a terminal windows, I may as well save a couple thousand and run Linux.
     
  8. backstept

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    I'd compromise and put mac OS on a netbook like a Dell Mini :lol:

    new toys are always exciting :D
     
  9. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    You could buy a mini for $500, or you could do what I did and buy refurb for much less than retail. So far, this iMac has repeatedly impressed me, primarily with it's response times. It is FAST.

    Yes. Yes they are. :D

    J.
     
  10. BCI

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    XP on my machine is fast as well. Disabling unneeded services did it. ;)

    The Mac I have here is fast now, too. It's a G4 Mini. I upgraded the harddrive, put Ubuntu on a seperate partition, and disabled the spotlight search.

    And 10.4 did the unprecedented: I could actually connect to a Windows share! I did it first on Ubuntu, though. 10.3 would never connect, it would always hang.
     

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