View Poll Results: What computer do you use?
PC 181 50.14%
Mac 196 54.29%
Other 7 1.94%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 361. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-27-2007, 10:06 AM   #239
Rivet Master
 
Jim Clark's Avatar
 
2012 28' International
Currently Looking...
New Orleans , Louisiana
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 2,077
Images: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wayne&Sam
What, since Windows copied the Mac OS? What about everything that starts with "i"? iMac, iPod, iPhone. Yup, nothing new there.
It was all copied from Xerox.

The History of Apple Computers
__________________

__________________
Jim N5TJZ Air# 174
2012 International Serenity 28
2005 Safari 25 SS Traded
1968 Globetrotter Sold
2011 F150 Ecoboost
Jim Clark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2007, 10:21 AM   #240
Rivet Master
 
Jim Clark's Avatar
 
2012 28' International
Currently Looking...
New Orleans , Louisiana
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 2,077
Images: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by TN-TUNDRA
Mac runs on an OLD OS. It was developed on the NeXT computers. Macs also now run the the same hardware with any other PC. They are ok, but so are the BestBuy Pc's. Here is a link for the NeXt pc/mac.

NeXT - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Another thing, I don't see Apple on the cutting edge of ANYTHING! Where is thier VOIP, (SIP enabled) system? Where is thier CRM, Exchange, Sharepoint, IIS, SQL, or even thier OWN VM???? You don't see it! Apple isn't a player in the Enterprise network at all!!
I am an MCSE and have no problems with Apple. I will order an IMAC after the first of the year. I currently own a Mac Cube, a NeXt (Cube and Slab Version), and whole bunch of SE’s and 128’s (Collectable). I at one time had a Lisa Network. BTW today is my last day at work I am retiring form managing a very large secure network with nothing but DELL workstations and servers. Any good network manager can work cross platform with out getting into a contest on which is better.

All operating systems evolve and you may be the only person who has referred to Leopard as an old operating system. Now CPM, TOS, and about 20 others I can think of might be considered old or no longer supported.

As a side note my older brother has an Apple 1 with a letter from Steve Jobs apologizing for how bad it runs.
__________________

__________________
Jim N5TJZ Air# 174
2012 International Serenity 28
2005 Safari 25 SS Traded
1968 Globetrotter Sold
2011 F150 Ecoboost
Jim Clark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2007, 10:37 AM   #241
Rivet Master
 
Wayne&Sam's Avatar
 
2014 25' Flying Cloud
Cuddebackville , New York
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,100
Images: 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Clark
It was all copied from Xerox.
The OS, yes.
__________________
Wayne&Sam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2007, 11:06 AM   #242
Rivet Master
 
Gene's Avatar
 
2008 25' Safari FB SE
Grand Junction , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 10,840
My computer can beat up your computer

This is like reading about who's got the better truck. Of course I know who does (me).

Since the percentage of Mac vs. PC owners is statistically even, and that's a much, much higher percentage than the general population, it proves Airstream owners are much smarter than the general population.

Gene
__________________
Gene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2007, 04:20 PM   #243
Rivet Master
 
Jim Clark's Avatar
 
2012 28' International
Currently Looking...
New Orleans , Louisiana
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 2,077
Images: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wayne&Sam
The OS, yes.
and a few more items.

"Xerox Corp.'s famed Palo Alto Research Center (Xerox PARC) gave the world laser printing, ethernet, and even the beginnings of the graphical user interface--later developed by Apple--"

If He's So Smart...Steve Jobs, Apple, and the Limits of Innovation

Here is some history on Jobs and Xerox, even states that Xerox invited Jobs to PARC in exchage for Apple Shares.

Pirates of Silicon Valley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
__________________
Jim N5TJZ Air# 174
2012 International Serenity 28
2005 Safari 25 SS Traded
1968 Globetrotter Sold
2011 F150 Ecoboost
Jim Clark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2007, 05:44 PM   #244
2 Rivet Member
 
1970 31' Sovereign
Collierville , Tennessee
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wayne&Sam
What, since Windows copied the Mac OS? What about everything that starts with "i"? iMac, iPod, iPhone. Yup, nothing new there.
Apple does have the Iphone, Ipod, Imac,etc. They are good in the consumer markets just not so much in the business world. I have a couple Ipods and I got my wife an Iphone for X-mas. But I use a BlackBerry with BES. I don't hate Macs I think they are good computers. They can even co-exist on a MS 2007 server network.
__________________
TN-TUNDRA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2007, 05:48 PM   #245
2 Rivet Member
 
1970 31' Sovereign
Collierville , Tennessee
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 66
[quote=Jim Clark]and a few more items.

"Xerox Corp.'s famed Palo Alto Research Center (Xerox PARC) gave the world laser printing, ethernet, and even the beginnings of the graphical user interface--later developed by Apple--"


Bob Metcalfe invented ethernet he was the founder of 3COM.
__________________
TN-TUNDRA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2007, 06:27 PM   #246
a.k.a. Ambassador Tim
 
Safari Tim's Avatar
 
1960 28' Ambassador
Northern , California
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,921
Images: 35
As a lot of you know already I switched to mac a few months back and love it.

Now I'm kinda nudging my wife to it. I got her a 20" iMac for xmas. Yesterday I just put XP on it to aid in her assimilation ;-).

I have it using the built in wifi and the OSX picked up the network fine everytime. When I boot into XP it searches and gives up, searches and gives up. Sometimes a repair of the network connection fixes it, but most of the time it does not.

And this is a brand new clean install of both systems on a new computer.

Gotta love it!
__________________
-Tim
1960 International Ambassador 28'
2001 Silverado 2500HD CC 6.0L 4.10
Check out my book: Restoring a Dream
Check out my Airstream book for kids!: Airstream Adventures
theVAP - Airstream Podcast
Safari Tim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2007, 06:54 PM   #247
Rivet Master
 
Jim Clark's Avatar
 
2012 28' International
Currently Looking...
New Orleans , Louisiana
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 2,077
Images: 6
[quote=TN-TUNDRA]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Clark
and a few more items.

"Xerox Corp.'s famed Palo Alto Research Center (Xerox PARC) gave the world laser printing, ethernet, and even the beginnings of the graphical user interface--later developed by Apple--"


Bob Metcalfe invented ethernet he was the founder of 3COM.
You are correct.

"While an engineer-scientist (1965-1979), Metcalfe helped build the early Internet. In 1973, at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, he invented Ethernet, the local-area networking (LAN) standard on which he shares four patents. Now, 30 years later, more than 100 million new Ethernet connections are shipped annually for $10 billion."

http://www.cs.umaine.edu/~markov/Metcalfe.htm
__________________
Jim N5TJZ Air# 174
2012 International Serenity 28
2005 Safari 25 SS Traded
1968 Globetrotter Sold
2011 F150 Ecoboost
Jim Clark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2007, 12:05 PM   #248
Rivet Master
 
Phil and/or Sue's Avatar
 
1997 34' Limited
Young Harris , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 857
Images: 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrawfordGene
This is like reading about who's got the better truck. Of course I know who does (me).
...
Airstream owners are much smarter than the general population.

Gene
Oh, I didn't know that you had a Cummins diesel in a Dodge...

Not only smarter, but most are better looking... and certainly have more fun!
__________________
Phil and/or Sue w/ Cheryl & Penny and Roger
(Buffett RIP 9/15/08, Gus RIP 12/22/2015)
1997 34' Excella
'09 Dodge Cummins Ram 3500 Crew 4x4 auto
AIR 1753
Phil and/or Sue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2007, 12:08 PM   #249
Rivet Master
 
Phil and/or Sue's Avatar
 
1997 34' Limited
Young Harris , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 857
Images: 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by azflycaster
If you are a Steve Jobs / istuff fan, you might enjoy this....

YouTube - Madtv - Apple I-rack
That is poignant! Very funny...Thanks for sharing!
__________________
Phil and/or Sue w/ Cheryl & Penny and Roger
(Buffett RIP 9/15/08, Gus RIP 12/22/2015)
1997 34' Excella
'09 Dodge Cummins Ram 3500 Crew 4x4 auto
AIR 1753
Phil and/or Sue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2007, 02:29 PM   #250
Rivet Master
 
Mackhopp's Avatar
 
2005 28' International CCD
Ottawa , Ontario
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 587
Images: 10
I own both at home, and use both on a regular basis. At work I have a PC.

I prefer PC.

For various reasons.

But it's my preference, and a lowly one at best.

I'm always detecting Mac-elitism which I could never quite understand.

It's similar to "I drive GM and Ford sucks" and vice versa.

Can't we all just get along??
__________________
Mackhopp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2007, 02:51 PM   #251
Rivet Master
 
Wayne&Sam's Avatar
 
2014 25' Flying Cloud
Cuddebackville , New York
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,100
Images: 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Macfrodge
Can't we all just get along??
Sure we can. If you get a Mac.
__________________
Wayne&Sam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2007, 06:16 PM   #252
Rivet Master
 
Mackhopp's Avatar
 
2005 28' International CCD
Ottawa , Ontario
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 587
Images: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wayne&Sam
Sure we can. If you get a Mac.
Ouch.

I have a Mac, and a PC. And I do use both.

But why should this PC vs Mac thing really matter anyway? They're just computers. It's like my Airstream. I love my Airstream. I think Airstreams are the best. But I don't get smug about my Airstream and extol its virtues to non-Airstream users, while pointing out deficiencies of that person's choice in trailers. That would be boorish, right?

Anyway, I still think it'd be nice to all get along. If you don't have a computer, and need to make a decision on which to purchase, either one would probably suit your purposes. Both kinds have their positives and negatives.
__________________

__________________
Mackhopp is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing TV, DVD, and VHS in your trailer Shelby Copeland Audio, Video & TV 73 04-08-2007 08:44 PM
Laptop Wireless Card wingfoot321 Off Topic Forum 11 02-06-2005 08:17 AM
Store your photos @ AirstreamPhotos.com! Andy R Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 63 09-06-2004 11:02 PM
Airstream only campgrounds Silvertwinkie On The Road... 56 11-19-2003 09:16 PM
Photo gallery....How to? Rog0525 Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 8 09-13-2003 06:27 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.