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Old December 15, 2009, 07:04 PM
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I don't like the idea of my monitor dying and losing my entire computer.
That is why I purchased a mini
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Old December 15, 2009, 07:06 PM
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yeah the iMac's are a questionable item, they work great but yes if you end up with dead pixels etc your hooped.

CAD is actually great on PC's, Windows XP pre SP2 crashed a lot if you were taxing it too much
and see for me 98 ran great for me never really had any issues with it, but at the same time
wasn't really doing much with the pc at that time other than accounting stuff and desktop publishing lol

you can repair a Mac yourself if you know what you are doing, you can swap out parts for replacement ones, just have to be specific on it can't pick up something cheap for the time being,
unfortunately to fix it yourself though you need more than basic tech skills, so a standard user wouldn't be able to fix it.
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Old December 15, 2009, 07:14 PM
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I don't thing price is a factor in my case, one of my first PC was a Apple II, 4 years ago i purchase a I mac , I use it for a month and sell it half price, I was not able to feel the mouse, not responsive enough at my taste, I do not plan to buy a MAc in a near future, as none of my special software run on them. Except t may be the MacBook , certainly not a netbook.

And yes I'm one of those who don't experience BSOD. all true I run only few software per PC. I have a pc for every use I need.

And yes Peoples who own Mac are some time snobbish, I can say the same of some linux user, I also use 5 distro of Linux.



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well that is your user experience I guess, you are the one of the very few that haven't had a BSOD or noticed any memory leaks or any of the other major issues that the common crowd have.

might I ask what programs you are using on the pc, and what about the mac's the actually using of the mac's you don't like besides the pricing

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Old December 15, 2009, 07:20 PM
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Would love to have tried IBM's PS/2 back in the day...
My friend, it's not PS/2 it's OS/2 and it's not so far that Desjardins remove them from their bank.
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Old December 15, 2009, 07:20 PM
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yes I can say that about some linux users, I have used linux a few times, SuSe 9, Redhat 7 I think, Knoppix (loved that you ran it from cdrom drive) and Debian
been meaning to check out Ubuntu and if I ever get around to building my own webserver/seedbox etc I will be using Ubuntu, unfortunately going to have to brush up
on my command line stuff for linux though
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Old December 15, 2009, 07:36 PM
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.......there are a lot less users that see that screen that see the BSOD :P

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Ya like 95% of them..... so how come you have a PC in your signature if they are so bad ?
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Old December 15, 2009, 07:41 PM
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unfortunately to fix it yourself though you need more than basic tech skills, so a standard user wouldn't be able to fix it.


ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh you need to bring your Mac to the specialist........ at least US standard user we can help each other and do it our self.
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Old December 15, 2009, 08:13 PM
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as I stated I game on PC system, and I am game a lot therefore main computer therefore signature
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Old December 15, 2009, 08:20 PM
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I know multiple computer repair shops across Canada and they see a lot of BSOD from standard users
as most advanced users have learnt the limit to their systems, unlike me, I am really stubborn and keep
trying to tax out OS's to the max after updates and what not with multiple different applications so I know
the full limit of what I can do

for example on my mac I can have flash, dreamweaver, photoshop and illustrator all open up at one time working between all of them without a hiccup
with only have 2 gigs of ram, now doing that on a pc unfortunately cause hang ups and malfunctions galore and even the odd BSOD (no BSOD since Windows 7 though, but still can't use all of those
at the same time) now to utilize those programs fully on a PC you really need 4 gigs of ram (which is normally standard on most now) but honestly they work a lot better with 6 - 12gigs of ram.
now a mac with 12 gigs of ram is going to be amazing with those programs (unfortunately on a mac 12 gigs of ram isn't cost effective yet, but should be in the future as prices are dropping on
a regular basis)
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I know multiple computer repair shops across Canada and they see a lot of BSOD from standard users
as most advanced users have learnt the limit to their systems, unlike me, I am really stubborn and keep trying to tax out OS's to the max after updates and what not with multiple different applications so I know the full limit of what I can do

for example on my mac I can have flash, dreamweaver, photoshop and illustrator all open up at one time working between all of them without a hiccup
with only have 2 gigs of ram, now doing that on a pc unfortunately cause hang ups and malfunctions galore and even the odd BSOD.....

I don't follow what you mean in the quoted bolded text. My machines run full bore. I don't hold back doing something worried that I'm going to get a BSOD....
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