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#1 Old 07-26-2004, 11:09 PM
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hey..sry if this thread has already been posted..but im new so u will have to forgive me!!! lol



i just wanted know if u have a mac or pc...and wat type?



ive kinda always thought veg*ans usually have macs cuz they r different and creative...usually..so i wanted to make sure



im a mac user...just recently and i couldnt be happier with it..a powerbook 1.5 gig, 768 mb, g4, 15 inch ..yadayadayada..



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#2 Old 07-26-2004, 11:26 PM
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hey..sry if this thread has already been posted..but im new so u will have to forgive me!!! lol



i just wanted know if u have a mac or pc...and wat type?



ive kinda always thought veg*ans usually have macs cuz they r different and creative...usually..so i wanted to make sure



im a mac user...just recently and i couldnt be happier with it..a powerbook 1.5 gig, 768 mb, g4, 15 inch ..yadayadayada..



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Neither, I communicate directly with the Master Control Program using a voice activated interface embedded in my desk in my high-rise office.



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^^^^ hardee har har



There are a fair number of Unix folks here who may take exception with the choices.



I use a Mac at home, but I really don't see it as an issue of creativity. I grew up with Apples in the house and at school. Later, I needed to use a lot of software that was Mac specific. Still later, I worked in a Mac-based computer lab. So for me, it's a choice based on comfort level. I would argue that MacOS is a much more user friendly interface than Windows.



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#4 Old 07-27-2004, 12:15 AM
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I have a Dell PC.



I dislike Macs.
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#5 Old 07-27-2004, 12:21 AM
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iirc, there are far more people here running *nix on PCs than on other hardware.
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#6 Old 07-27-2004, 04:39 AM
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I dislike Mac's too. I currently have a Dell and will probably go with an HP or Alienware PC next.
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#7 Old 07-27-2004, 05:04 AM
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I have an old noisy Gateway PC. Well, it's about 6 years old. I'll be looking into a new one in about a year, possibly a Dell.
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#8 Old 07-27-2004, 05:53 AM
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I use Windows and Linux on a couple home built PCs. I don't have a problem with Macs, I just am used to PCs. Plus I'm a big gamer, so Windows makes sense for my uses(even though I hate Windows). Linux I just like to mess around with, but I'd definitely use it exclusively if all games worked on it.
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Same as BDever. I use Windows on my home system which I built. I have a Dell laptop that I have setup to dual boot Slackware Linux and Windows XP as well.



Never used a Mac.
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#10 Old 07-27-2004, 07:13 AM
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a pc, i built it myself



athlon 64 3000+

1024mb ram

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I dislike Mac's too. I currently have a Dell and will probably go with an HP or Alienware PC next.



FalafelsRule, I recommend abspc instead of alienware to save money and get an equally powerful system (although not as shiny)
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I'm a small form factor convert myself.



Seriously, I have two computers running right now. The one I'm working on runs FreeBSD on a ViaEPIA (which is a low-energy consumption CPU and and motherboard). The fans on it are a bit noisy however. For games, game mod production and the handful of things I can't get working under FreeBSD I have a Windows XP running on a 1200 MHz Athlon Shuttle XPC which is barely audible (but needs a new CD drive unfortunately).
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Shuttle pc's are nice, but they heat up way too fast when you begin to throw better hardware in them. I can't imagine running a 3000+ Athlon XP plus a Radeon 9800 Pro, both of which run extremely hot and both of which are what's going in my next pc.
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Shuttle pc's are nice, but they heat up way too fast when you begin to throw better hardware in them. I can't imagine running a 3000+ Athlon XP plus a Radeon 9800 Pro, both of which run extremely hot and both of which are what's going in my next pc.



Different market. I don't care about having the latest and greatest CPU or video card. I usually get my games off the "used" shelf. For me a primary concern was not having a computer that sounds like a fricking hair dryer.
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Yeah, it is rather annoying. You can always buy the more expensive ball-bearing power supplies and fans though.
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#16 Old 07-27-2004, 08:49 AM
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* pats the sparc next to him *



That's okay. You exist. Even if you aren't an option in this informal poll.



My other computers tend to be PCs, a few windows machine, a few linux machines, and an openbsd laptop somewhere. Other then the sparc and the laptop, all of my machines are homebuilt.
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PCs for me. I am a big gamer and it just makes sense along with my profession seems to be catered more towards PCs...as most business' are. About to build my new PC as soon as I am confident i have enough $$ saved up...gotta make sure ill run WoW well when it comes out
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Neither, I communicate directly with the Master Control Program using a voice activated interface embedded in my desk in my high-rise office.



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Hee-hee. I love it when you're funny.
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17" 800MHz iMac. Working on getting a laptop (probably just an iBook).
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Hee-hee. I love it when you're funny.



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I have a MITS Altair 8800.
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#22 Old 07-27-2004, 12:00 PM
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I'd build my machine tailored to run Doom 3 instead.
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I use an iMac (for quality and Apple is how I started) and a Dell Inspiron laptop (for convenience).
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i have a pc (laptop) at the mothers house...runs on windows 98 second edition..

use a desktop pc at the fathers house...windows xp..(xp sucks)..

..prefer pcs to macs..but dont like windows...

figures..
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i have a pc (laptop) at the mothers house...runs on windows 98 second edition..

use a desktop pc at the fathers house...windows xp..(xp sucks)..

..prefer pcs to macs..but dont like windows...

figures..



linux, bsd, solaris? You have options.
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#26 Old 07-27-2004, 12:27 PM
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Wait, XP sucks? I had more problems with 98 than with XP Pro.
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linux, bsd, solaris? You have options.



..ive been thinkin about trying linux....
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Wait, XP sucks? I had more problems with 98 than with XP Pro.



..the xp puter here randomly shuts down...used to do this reboot thing for no reason...constantly closing programs cuz it says they arent running correctly...whereas my win.98 puter hasnt given me a single problem..until we switched to att internet (which almost made it crash..)..

..maybe it depends more on the software and the actual puter itself than the os?..
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I had AT&T internet right before I reformatted and switched to XP Pro and BellSouth DSL. Of course, I hadn't reformatted in the 5 previous years, and I hear 98 has a snowball effect when it comes to errors.
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#30 Old 07-27-2004, 01:17 PM
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I have a pc, Hewlett Packard, but I'm looking to get a Mac laptop probaly in the next 6mths or so. I hate windows. I love the look of a mac. I'm a creative person, so I figure mac is better suited for me!
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