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  1. #46

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    Mar 10, 2004
    Talking it does last forever
    Quote Originally Posted by nicholas
    In terms of updates coming out every six months as I said earlier, I stand corrected. My bad. It wasn't quite so often, but still too often. To me it's not the money that's the issue. I want one OS to last years for the simple fact that it's just way too much hassle to constantly install a new OS onto your mac. More hassle than people have time for.
    Well if you want OS X 10.3 to last years just keep it in your computer and don't upgrade, it could even last forever in your computer
    Also don't check apple news on new OS updates and you won't even notice there is any

  2. #47
    Tiger, I think, would be best optomized for the G5 line. Panther is great for G4, so, you may not want to upgrade to Tiger unless you have a G5 system. I don't think that there's going to be a larger difference other than the G5-64bit enabled Tiger OS, and a few other features, designed around the G5 platform.

    Just as Panther took advantage of the G4, I think Tiger will take advantage of the G5. Simple as that.

    I also figure that Tiger will take more advantage of cross-platforming. Microsoft is coming out with a virtual PC that takes advantage of the G5, and, I'm sure Tiger will be desigend to run smoothy with the New virtual PC. It's all gearred towards the G5.

    Longhorn is designed to take advantage of 64bit technology -- the chips are out, but they are expensive, and nothing in windows takes advantage it, yet. It isn't coming out for a while; mostly because there isn't a high demand of users rushing out to get 64Bit xeon chips, or intels dual core hyperthreading thingamajjig.

    Apple is far ahead in having G5's and now Tiger -- Microsoft may not launch longhorn until 2006. Mircorsoft they could launch longhorn this year, but again, there's the lack of 64bit PC machines...thus the lack of demand.

    Apple has G5 sales, so there's a demand to sell a OS that'll really use the G5 core more completly than Panther. G4, however, is still popular, and it's selling more than the G5's, because of cost. So, I think Panther will still be around, and still be supported. Tiger will probably work on the G4, but you wont be using Tiger for all it's worth until you've got G5.

    I say, G4 is good for normal stuff. G5 is good for high-end stuff; like, if your heavy into video/graphics encoding, use a G5. G5 has a big punch, but the average user hardly uses those punches, yet.

    And windows, it may not have a lot of punches (not as much as apple), but is sure has a lot of blue screens.

    I switched earlier this year, and I haven't gone back. I gave away my PC, actually. I have virtual PC, too, but I never use it.

    My G4 powerbook is good for me, and I'm sure that I'm not using all of what G4 has to offer. But, it works and it runs, and I don't have to fiddle around forever trying to get the computer to work. I turn it on, and I do what I need to do.

    Plus, I love to laugh when my friends (window users) have yet another crash, or have yet another virus (like the sasser). I like it when they come on over, and gawk at my screen -- my big wide screen on my Powerbook. The speed, and the smooth operation of the OS. And when they see what apple can really do, and what they can't do.

    I think it's funny, everytime I hear someone say that macs suck -- I ask them why, and they think that a mac is like an atari. Then, I pull out my Powerbook and show them my fancy atari.

    After that, they want an apple too.


  3. #48

    Osiris22x's Avatar
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    Feb 25, 2004
    Portland, OR
    15" MacBook Pro, 13" MacBook Black, 15" iMac G4, 24" iMac (soon!)
    Quote Originally Posted by Absolute Zero
    Win2k to WinXP was a $300 move. Was it really worth it?
    Oh yeah! Fun fruity colors!
    Even as a hater of Windows I can still say that you're way off base there.

    Windows XP was an enormous improvement over Windows 2000. Aside from the absurd driver database improvement, as well as the addition of wireless capability, Windows XP added the 9x compatability layer so that you can run more software under the NT kernel (mainly games and OpenGL based apps). Multiple communications capabilities were added, as well as an entire suite of hidden security services and network admin tools.

  4. #49

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    Mar 09, 2004
    Miami FL
    G4 1Ghz OS X 10.4.7
    The stability issues are still a major problem and the worm vulnerabilty a disaster. Longhorn is in deep do - do but that's just what I think

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    Mar 27, 2004
    Dual 2.2GHz powered by AMD Opteron - *Sends G5 & 8Gb Ram to scrap heap* Yeah! finally switched BACK!
    Here are some working snapshots to make you drool!

    It's way faster then Panther despite it's a little buggy! But for a Pre-release who can argue? By the time it's offically released those bugs should be skined away!

  6. #51

    Graeme43's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 15, 2003
    I love student discount (sig)
    I had it first :cool: :p
    iBook G3 (2001) 500MHz 384 RAM 9.2.2 / 10.2.8
    Titanium PowerBook G4 (2001) 500MHz 768 RAM 9.2.2/10.2.8
    Mac Pro (2007) 4x2.66GHz, 6GB RAM, 10.6.7
    iPad 3G + iPhone 4

  7. #52

    Absolute Zero's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 05, 2003
    I'm slowly sinking in the posts of Mac-forums
    PowerBook 12" Combo Drive/867 MHz/256 MB RAM/40 GB hard drive/Mac OS X 10.3.5/AirPort Extreme it sux
    You just have to bring back this thread don't you?

  8. #53

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    Sep 01, 2004
    PowerBook G4 12 inch 1.33 GHz 512MB RAM
    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    10.1 October 01
    10.2 November 02
    10.3 September 03

    How is that 100 bucks twice a year?
    he was being sarcastic

  9. #54

    Absolute Zero's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 05, 2003
    I'm slowly sinking in the posts of Mac-forums
    PowerBook 12" Combo Drive/867 MHz/256 MB RAM/40 GB hard drive/Mac OS X 10.3.5/AirPort Extreme it sux
    Quote Originally Posted by aantoine90
    he was being sarcastic
    You just had to bring this thread back didn't you?

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