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Old 10-31-2007, 12:02 PM   #211
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For a living, I wrote software for 35 years. I wrote in many different languages, and on many different operating systems. Windows is by far, nothing close, the most mind boggling, complex, bug infested, illogical , time consuming platform I have ever programmed on. How our company succeeded to create a reliable process control system on that POS still amazes me.

When I retired, I had to buy my own laptop, bummer. I really wanted a MAC, but they seemed to be twice as expensive, and for what I use a laptop for, it just was not worth it to me. Besides, after writing Windows applications for the past 12 years, I have become pretty good working around its problems and rebooting.
Well you have the hardware platform for LInux. I have recently upgraded to the 7.1 Ubuntu distribution. Disclaimer here. I am not a digit head and only wrote one simple program in basic about 35 years ago just to prove to myself that I could. Really don't like the time that "Confusers" can waste but like what they will do for me. Ubuntu, simple powerful, easy, free and crash free. Bet you would like it.
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:15 PM   #212
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I was so busy before we left on our trip that I didn't update everyone on my Mac purchase. I bought a 15" MacBook Pro in September. That's what I used to do my daily postings on our trip. Very reliable. Even withstood a fall out of the truck with no damage.

I'll be getting the new OS next week and plan on putting a copy of windoze on it just to run my Garmin GPS software. Everything else I do on the Mac.

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Old 11-01-2007, 07:44 PM   #213
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I'll be getting the new OS next week and plan on putting a copy of windoze on it just to run my Garmin GPS software. Everything else I do on the Mac.
Before you install Boot Camp, why don't you try Crossover Mac? It's a Mac port of Wine on *nix systems (I use that on my Ubuntu box). They give you a free 30-day trial so you have nothing to lose. I have Boot Camp as a dual-boot last resort, and access that same partition with Parallels (both require a copy of MS Windows). But frankly, I prefer to use Windows apps in Crossover if they'll work there. Make yourself a test "bottle" to try new software.
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:47 PM   #214
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I'll look into that. Thanks!

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Old 11-01-2007, 07:57 PM   #215
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BTW, Leopard rocks! I have it on external drives on both the Mini and MacBook. Those externals have 160GB 2.5" notebook drives, so when I get the new Leopard configs the way I want them, I'll physically swap them with the smaller Tiger drives, which I'll use for data backup in the externals.
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:58 PM   #216
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I'll look into that. Thanks!

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Boot Camp is an integral part of Leopard and no additional installation required.
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Old 11-01-2007, 08:16 PM   #217
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Boot Camp is an integral part of Leopard and no additional installation required.
With Leopard, Boot Camp Assistant is in /Applications/Utilities/ and the Leopard Install Disk has the Windows drivers (autoruns in Windows), so you don't have to burn a drivers CD. But other than that, there's as much installation as before:

Run Boot Camp Assistant
Partition the drive (internal drive only)
Install Windows (you must supply that)
Boot Windows, insert the Leopard disk, and install the drivers
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Old 11-01-2007, 08:39 PM   #218
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Old 11-01-2007, 09:38 PM   #219
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Mac or PC? - a tired debate. Got me a Google - gonna be gettin' a Google phone soon too.
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Old 11-02-2007, 12:15 AM   #220
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Yep, MAC all the way. I have used PCs for used and at work. Goy my wife a MAC since she is a teacher and will never go back to a MS product. The OS is way better than windoze which has pretty much been a hack job from day one.
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The reason I switched to Mac recently is because I was just tired of the way windows does things. Genuine Advantage, spyware, virus software and definition updates, constant scanning. I just got board with it.

Since being on the Mac I'm having fun on the computer again. Partly because so much to learn but also there is nothing getting in the way of just doing what I want. No need to nurse the OS along.

For those who need help deciding, maybe this will help :-)

YouTube - "Mac or PC" Rap Music Video - Mac vs PC
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The reason I switched to Mac recently is because I was just tired of the way windows does things. Genuine Advantage, spyware, virus software and definition updates, constant scanning. I just got board with it.

Since being on the Mac I'm having fun on the computer again. Partly because so much to learn but also there is nothing getting in the way of just doing what I want. No need to nurse the OS along.

For those who need help deciding, maybe this will help :-)

YouTube - "Mac or PC" Rap Music Video - Mac vs PC
I like PCs, but have issues with the OS (MacroShaft). I have played with Linux, but on the cheap equipment I have, no dice...

I like much of the Mac stuff, but hate the attitude ("it's intuitive"? Not it is not intuitive at all unless you learn it first...that's not intuitive.)

Stupid icons always grate on my nerves too...why not use words? And that's not unique to Mac either.

I saw another U-Tube video that cracked me up...YouTube - Why Mac SUCKS.
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Old 11-03-2007, 07:15 PM   #223
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everyone's starting to take Macs seriously

and the fastest Windows machine is..................
PC World - In Pictures: The Most Notable Notebooks of 2007




and popularity brings it detractors.....................
In Rare Attack, Malware Targets Macs - WSJ.com
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I like PCs, but have issues with the OS (MacroShaft). I have played with Linux, but on the cheap equipment I have, no dice...

I like much of the Mac stuff, but hate the attitude ("it's intuitive"? Not it is not intuitive at all unless you learn it first...that's not intuitive.)

Stupid icons always grate on my nerves too...why not use words? And that's not unique to Mac either.

I saw another U-Tube video that cracked me up...YouTube - Why Mac SUCKS.
Hmmm.... I wonder what version of the Mac OS that video is referring to? Bears no resemblance to my Mac, but does describe some of my Windows experiences. I still get to enjoy Windows when I use it with Bootcamp for business reasons.

If your really want to use words rather than icons (which only appeared on the computer scene in the early 1980's so they may be a new learning experience for some), you really should switch to Linux. Unix command line input was the source of the DOS type of command line which it sounds like you wish to have.
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