03-18-2006, 11:03 PM #1kal151GuestSo is this the section where we stumble in and say hello?
I've had my 14" iBook G4 for about 1.5 years now. I had purchased a new windoze laptop (my first experience with XP :radioacti ) to replace an aging desktop. Within a week it was unusable due to ad-ware/virus. I had to format and start over....on a one week old machine. :bomb: I installed all the usual security stuff (updates/Ad-Aware/Norton) on the new install. It lasted about a month before Norton was telling me there were virus' on it that it could not remove. I backed-up my data, formated and listed it on ebay. :biohazard
My goal with that machine was to have a dual-boot setup with XP and whatever Linux flavor I was using at the time. Going back a couple years prior, I had a laptop running Mandrake that I used as my primary machine. It worked for the most part but still had some hardware issues (win-modem/no specific video module for the card) and of course lacked the ability to play most .mov and .wmv files. Web surfing was not the strong point of that machine. I considered buying a laptop with a pre-configured Linux distro but they were all pretty expensive.
I had never really considered a Mac. That is until I started reading about Nextstep and OS X. Looking back I can't for the life of me figure out why I bought that XP laptop instead of a Mac. OS X is by far the best UNIX distro I have ever seen (for my needs anyway). I am so glad I finally stepped up and bought one. This thing is just incredible! Everything just works, amazing. Six hours out of a laptop battery? Are you kidding me? Awesome simply awesome. :cool:
03-18-2006, 11:12 PM #2
well, welcome to the forums! i hope we can help you with anythign you need!
03-18-2006, 11:41 PM #3
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- Jan 08, 2005
- New Jersey
- Mac Pro 8x3.0ghz 12gb ram 8800GT , MBP 2.16 2GB Ram 17 inch.
03-19-2006, 08:40 AM #4
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- Mar 17, 2006
- Mac mini i5, 2.3Ghz dual core, 8 GB RAM, OSX 10.8.2
*stumbles in and says "Hello!", too.
Tomorrow my Mac will arrive, yay!
03-19-2006, 08:59 AM #5Steve1Guest
""...and ask any questions you might have of us."
Umm. What's the meaning of life? Who wants to give me $100,000.00? Why is Windows such rubbish? Why is the iPodVideo so expensive? :headphone
03-19-2006, 10:22 AM #6
OS X is by far the best UNIX distro I have ever seen
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- Melbourne, Australia
- 1.25Ghz Mini, 512MB, 40GB
j/k, Welcome, if you have any questions or need any help just ask.
Umm. What's the meaning of life? Who wants to give me $100,000.00? Why is Windows such rubbish? Why is the iPodVideo so expensive?
Wheel of Fortune want to give you $100,000
Windows is rubbish because Mentok wills it so!
iPod Video is costly because it is the meaning of life.
I hope that helped you out.Mac Life - Apple Mac computers news, forums and more...
03-19-2006, 11:25 AM #7
hello!MoTM honor roll...
i dont remember
03-19-2006, 11:56 AM #8KokopelliGuest
Stumbles in.... Hi.
Originally Posted by Steve1
not me (Would be willing to loan you 100K VND though)
design by committee
because people will pay that much.
03-19-2006, 02:40 PM #9kal151Guest
Hello back to everybody. Kar98 you are going to love it.
Jabjabs I guess I should have typed *nix distro or BSD perhaps. LOL
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