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Old 06-27-2007, 02:09 PM   #121
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We have a DELL with a Epson printer at home and a DELL Laptop with an HP
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I have a DELL at work.

The DELL computers ...FINE

Epson Printer....problems. Always needs ink or cleaning

HP Printer...great
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Old 06-27-2007, 02:13 PM   #122
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Hey- Macs are edging out PCs in the poll. Could it have something to do with Airstreamers appreciating design???
I am inclined to agree. My blue G4 case looks great in the Excella. The curved case fits right in. This is coming from my Gateway at work, MAC address 00-04-75-C4-C1-07.

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Old 06-27-2007, 04:14 PM   #123
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Mac for me

Currently use a mac book for all my personal applications. Only wish the mac book was available in the titanium case. Use a windows laptop for work applications and can't believe anyone would be satisfied with such poor performance.
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:32 PM   #124
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We travel with two MacBook Pros - wouldn't have anything else. And, would never, ever consider a PC (Piece of C___). If you have ever used a Mac, you would never go back to a PC!

Can't wait to see the iPhone in person!! If you can't tell, I am a dyed-in-the-wool Mac person.
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:36 PM   #125
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Windows strong suit- it will run on cheap generic hardware.
Well, yes, that is true, but you can also get a entry level Mac Mini and that can also fill a niche as well. The problem with the cheapo PCs is that after you add all the things to get it up to where it needs to be, it really isn't all that cheap. Of course the person who spends $399 on a new PC, then complains it doesn't have a DVD burner, it only has 512mb of RAM and the hard drive is too small, let alone not having gigabit Ethernet, or maybe even a wireless card.....my point is that you get what you pay for. The Mac is no different. The Mini is the same way.

Bottom line, there have been few folks that I have met that have bought Macs and dropped them and said, I missed my PC. Kind of like the Airstreamer that says my tow vehicle is too robust, I think I need an Intrepid.

BTW, somewhat related, I heard the reviews on the new iPhone. Sounds like it isn't quite what we all expected. Turns out that it's $60/mo for the service for it and you need to sign a 2 year agreement from what I read. Additionally, there are some issue with email and the ability to type emails from the touch screen keyboard. Can you say REV 2. I bet that the 2 year agreement is gonna tank it for a lot of consumers, particularly that the $$ is so high. I also read that it isn't even connected to the fast AT&T network, still the old system.
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Old 06-27-2007, 07:02 PM   #126
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There is still a lot more to like about the iPhone than not to like and Apple once again has defined a quantum leap in how we will think of phones. In a year there will probably be knockoff copying competitors. But you are right about Rev 2. Thankfully I can wait since I am heavily married to Verizon after lobbying and getting my whole family on it for unlimited minutes and long distance calling for free.
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Old 06-27-2007, 07:33 PM   #127
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I think i am going to wait for REV 2 also. I currently have a smart phone with AT&T. The monthly rate for me will actually be less than what I pay now with a calling plan and unlimited data - have to have it on the road. From what I know, the iPhone pretty much blows away anything out there now. I am sure Mac will work out the bugs like they do with all of their products.
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Old 06-27-2007, 08:07 PM   #128
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I agree, the phone on it's own is a heck of a piece of engineering and clearly will turn the industry on it's head once they finally realize what hit them. My thought is even if work were to buy one for me, with the current shortcomings posted by the media folks who got to play with it, clearly I am a 2nd gen or beyond customer. I will have one at one point, but can't justify it right now. It won't play nice yet with groupware other than iCal, Entourage, etc. Lots of folks with major Exchange deployments and other email systems are SOL for now in terms of any groupware syncing. A number of reports I read told the business customers to wait and from what I've read, running an Enterprise level Mac shop, it pains me to agree if the data is true. I only hope the reports I read had some errors in it.
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:13 PM   #129
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Mac and PC?

[quote=Pecos Pete]We travel with two MacBook Pros - wouldn't have anything else. And, would never, ever consider a PC (Piece of C___). If you have ever used a Mac, you would never go back to a PC!
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I have used Macs since '84, but when I had to prepare an online class I had to use a PC. I knew the average student uses a PC and I hated them(PCs too), but one must think of the end user. So I have a Dell laptop, that is more comfortable in my lap than my G4.

Everytime I go into the other room (office)and use my Mac I think: It is so cool, so smooth. The interface is so intuitive. Ah well, maybe when my ship comes in I will buy a Mac laptop. And then I go back to the living room to sit with my laptop in reclining comfort.

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Old 06-27-2007, 09:31 PM   #130
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Wow, this thread seems to have gotten a new lease on life....not only are there a lot of new posts, but a ton of new votes since the thread reappeared.
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:23 PM   #131
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I use a PC. Mac hasn't figured out how to operate Autocad yet. Although, now that they can operate Windows, I suppose it is no longer an issue.
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:23 PM   #132
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The only reason I use a PeeCee is because my company makes me, to run Garmin's software (they keep promising Mac versions), and some other GPS software I've collected. Everything else I have been doing on a Mac since they came out in the 80's.

Right now, I'm waiting for Apple to release the next version of the OS. Then I'm getting a Mac Book Pro. With the Intel chips, Boot Camp built-in, and a basic copy of WinDoze, I'll be able to run my GPS software on that and be PeeCee free.

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I thought they were "Titanium".
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:00 AM   #135
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The new Mac Book Pros are not Ti, they are alum and have been alum for the last few revs of the product line.

As for the new OS, it was scheduled to come out this month, but from what I heard, Apple pulled a significant number of engineering folks off the OS Client and Server builds to work on iPhone.

iPhone was rumored to be falling far behind the June release date Steve had mentioned back over winter.....so rather than delay the iPhone, they delayed the OS release.

IMHO, for the average user 10.4.10 is just fine, for the Enterprise level Mac shops (like ours), it's a never ending patch job. 10.5 was suppose to fix most of what is wrong with Enterprise type deployments of client/server in 10.4, and you can imagine how frustrated and angry I was to find they pulled resources off the OS and put them to iPhone.

Given how inexpensive the OS is to upgrade to, I would rarely hold on a hardware purchase for software, since typically it can be added later. The only exception I can think of recently was the switch from the old G series chips to the Intel. Yea, apps run under Rosetta, but as time moves on, it'll be only Intel written programs.
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Has anyone noticed that the percentages sum to 107.36%?

From Forum
My Calulations
PC
84
51.53%
48.00%
Mac
89
54.60%
50.86%
Other
2
1.23%

1.14%
Sum
175
107.36%
100.00%


Macs are still ahead, but I'm more comfortable when the percentages sum to 100%. On another note, I realize that there is no Autocad for Mac, but I just bought TurboCAD for Mac. Am just starting to learn it.

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Old 06-28-2007, 10:15 AM   #137
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Pesky forum software, probably was built and runs on a PC.
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:20 AM   #138
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Yeah, probably. My calcs were in a column to the right before posting. My numbers are at the bottom.

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Given how inexpensive the OS is to upgrade to, I would rarely hold on a hardware purchase for software, since typically it can be added later.
And you know I love the commercial that's been running regarding Operating systems. Watch "Choose a Vista" and "Stuffed". These are funny. From one who just bought a PC for an organization and had to choose an operating system I can relate to this.

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Apple - Get a Mac - Watch The TV Ads
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Those ads are my favorite ads. My absolute favorite is the security one where the Vista security asks for authorization for every activity.
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