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Old 05-02-2006, 03:02 PM
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Why not drop it? It's scratch resistent and the harddrive locks when it's sensing it is falling. heh

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I have an iBook G4, and I like it.. it makes me KIND OF wish I had a real mac... except then I remember that I know infinitely more about PCs, PCs have all the games, etc etc.... The mac works well as a school comp though.
what's "a real mac"? iBooks are not? What's so much different in your knowledge of PC's as opposed to macs? Are you referring to hardware differences? Much of the hardware is less proprietary now, and if you know the parts of a PC you surely can determine the parts in a Mac. If software, you sound like a windows junkie, if not, you may be unaware that OS X runs on a BSD variant of Unix. In which case if you are a linux user you probably know a lot more than you think, about Mac's.

As far as Mac's not having the games, you can run Windows with Boot Camp.

As for being a good school computer I agree, but the stigma around Macintoshes being educationally facilitative was an older theme of the company's marketing. Now it's become a niche classy high end style company, catering to the more wealthy of the middle class. Their iconography has grown from the educational apple to a sleek representation of design and functionality.

The productivity packages for living are probably the most innovative bundles available today. I don't know of any other company that sells computers that has a comparable package, by a long shot. Most manufacturers only have applications tossed on with a bit of proprietary connectivity between them. Example: dell with their musicmatch, dvd authoring trials, and some hodgepodge like that, or hp with their little bundle. Usually only including windows and the default programs for it unless you pay for it separately. Mac on the otherhand has all this: iLife + more

I don't own a mac but I don't think any other company puts together a package quite like apple does.
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Old 05-08-2006, 06:41 AM
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Well I have had a Mac Mini before, and I use my cousins G5 frequently, in a couple of months I will be buying a MacBook Pro. I just prefer the Macintosh style over a PC.
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Old 05-08-2006, 11:48 AM
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By real mac I mean a desktop.

Yes, by your definition, I am a Windows junkie...

Yes, hardware is hardware (although I had a heck of a time getting the keyboard off this thing so I could install more ram).

It's better for school simply because it's less convenient to waste time screwing around (playing games and the like).
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Old 05-09-2006, 08:57 AM
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I want to get a mac aswell, just for designing that is! But don't macs cost ALOT more? That's the only thing that is withholding me!
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Old 05-09-2006, 12:03 PM
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They do cost more. I got a good deal on mine (traded PC laptop for my ibook for a "gain" of like $300).
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Old 05-09-2006, 08:05 PM
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Gotta love those macs Nah I love the way they look and their OS over windows, that's just me. It's cleaner, and faster for me while working on projects.
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Old 05-10-2006, 01:10 AM
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Yes, it is more user friendly imo...
If nothing else, it's definately prrrrrrrty!
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Old 05-10-2006, 05:06 AM
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Macs are expensive although I love them. I tend to use a PC for most internet stuff and save the Mac for projects. But both are usually fired up.
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Old 05-10-2006, 10:41 AM
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i'm on the mac right now (breakfast) :P

I also cart this little guy to school.
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:54 PM
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Go mac and you dont go back.. I got the mac book pro, and i have Windows and OSX 10.4.6 running on it... its a beauty, Front row, photo booth, i life, you cant beat it. except the $2k price tag is sketch, just wait for the macbooks to come out (non pros).
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