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« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2009, 07:43:09 AM »

Don't forget,  macs switched from PowerPC processors to Intel a few years ago,  so why pay the premium for the same hardware.  If your goal is to get away from Windows and move to a unix, there are many excellent distros of Linux freely available or you can even run OS X if your wanting the mac look & feel.   I have no first hand knowledge, but I hear Linux has better performance than mac OS X.
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« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2009, 06:26:30 PM »

well i'm glad you can at least work your system now doak, its nice when they works. I paid the big bucks for my dish, and its still slow. but then again, I work it. they don't like that, I just came off 24 hours FAP . I run Vista 64 bit, and am going to do windows 7 shortly. I happen to like MS, then again they do my traiinin. I rarely have problems that I don't create myself.
I got an emachine for my wife a few years back, and passed it to my daughter, worked for her for a few more years. There a good reliable system,  economic . and plenty fine for a normal home user.
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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2009, 06:28:04 PM »

 
Don't forget,  macs switched from PowerPC processors to Intel a few years ago,  so why pay the premium for the same hardware.  If your goal is to get away from Windows and move to a unix, there are many excellent distros of Linux freely available or you can even run OS X if your wanting the mac look & feel.   I have no first hand knowledge, but I hear Linux has better performance than mac OS X.


redhat, or suzie are both top notch.
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« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2009, 12:20:10 PM »

I have had my dish now for two&1/2 weeks.
The only problem I am having is at a certain time in the late afternoon.
Seems to slow down a little or give my that age old thing, can't find, or page error.
I think that is something out of my and my machines control.
Something like a site doing maintenance or the asteroids are fighting, or who knows. rolleyes :)doak
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« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2009, 05:10:54 PM »

Appreciate the feedback guys, haven't made a switch just yet.


...JP


JP, you can go the this Ubuntu site, download and burn the OS to a CD and run it from your CD/DVD on your machine, so you can try it without destroying your XP setup or installing another HD. It can even be download to a flash drive and run from there. You will find running it off a CD/DVD to be faster than XP.

http://www.ubuntu.com/products/WhatIsUbuntu/desktopedition

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« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2011, 09:24:12 PM »

I just happened to see a guest perusing this thread and thought I'd give a belated update. Most of you who know me on here know by now that I did in fact purchase an iMac this past May or was it April.

Anyway, absolutely love my Mac!  Love it! Love it! Love it!

I also was due a phone upgrade with Verizon and purchased an iphone, another great decision! The imac and iphone together, can you say user friendly!

Enjoying itunes too, downloading lots of good tunes.

iphone I have come to realize is a computer that happens to be a phone, as well as a pretty nice lil camera (video too)!

Having lots of fun with the technology folks.


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« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2011, 03:10:32 PM »

 Yes JP. This is what I will purchase soon as my old razor dies (yeah - I said razor!! I know they are very old by today standards)
An Iphone!!
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« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2011, 04:34:15 PM »

Will Owning a Mac Set Me Free?

No, but Linux will grin

Mac and Free just don't fit together......

  I've been running Linux since '92 (Slackware)... amazing all the distros out there now.

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« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2011, 01:57:26 AM »

Vista destroyed my life.

My MacBook Pro has restored my sanity.
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