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iMacs suck

By Rick ยท 80 replies
Dec 1, 2002
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  1. JediWannabe

    JediWannabe TS Rookie

    Why am I the only Gunner? The rest of you are like TS Special Forces and commanding generals... Let me guess... I'm probably the lowest ranking member of the boards right now, right? HOW DO I GET PROMOTED?:confused:
  2. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    The rankings are here somewhere, I just can't find it. You have to have 15 post to get the next rank.
  3. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    You will be "Bombardier" at 15 posts, but please don't keep posting just to get there. I'm not the law here, but that's not a very good way to get there.

    Edit: I just cannot figure out how to put a link here, so, go to the search feature and type "rank" and you will find a list.
  4. JediWannabe

    JediWannabe TS Rookie

    I wasn't planning on it. I wrote a post and decided not to send it and it sent it anyways. Being something other than Gunner is not that important to me anyways, so please don't think it is.
  5. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    Since I'm the "only one out there", welcome to TechSpot.

    By the way, I edited above post to say Bombardier at 15 posts. My mistake.
  6. JediWannabe

    JediWannabe TS Rookie

    Thanks. Do you own a Mac? :giddy:
  7. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    Nope, I'm a Windows man all the way. I see you are located not to far from me.

    I guess we did get off subject, didn't we.
  8. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    I'm lucky, I have DSL. No, I've never touched a Mac.
    (look at your PM)

    Edit: JediWannabe, why did you delete a post?
  9. JediWannabe

    JediWannabe TS Rookie

    I didn't get to. I was trying to delete my own post because I had already typed one like it. Does anyone here have a Mac OS 9 with any higher version of AOL than 5.0? (for those of you who use AOL...)
  10. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    MAC's suck. Period. End.

    Get the message? Let's all hope so.
  11. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Guru Posts: 516   +12

    I agree 100% with acidosmosis, MACs don't deserve to see the light of day.
  12. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 492

    40MB if stripped, 160MB or so if you keep every driver in the package.

    And I've heard of it going down to 27MB....
  13. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    macs suck, SGI's not great, PCs = #1

    To the person that was talking about how lots of companys use Silicon Graphics systems these days well, that is not really true. Back in the day they were more powerful for graphics but these days it just isnt true because a regular old new PC can hack away at some graphics with ease. Also, I was a computer animation major (although that isn't what I'm doing at the moment) in college at the Academy of Design in Tampa Florida. (note the avatar under my name, that is a picture of me on one of the machines at the school that is on the paper and website brochure woot lol.. I am actually on an SGI system in that picture. Those machines were cool just cuz they all had badass LCD screens hehe). Some of the machines were Mac's, some were SGI's, and others were regular PC's.

    The fact is the Silicon Graphics systems I used had more hardware in them then my old computer. They had I believe 512-1gig of RAM and ran at like 1ghz (this was about 2-2 1/2 years ago) and my 900mhz, with 64megs of ram and NO 3D card.. just plain BLEW those machines out of the water when running 3D Studio Max. If that isn't sad I dont know what is. Shows you that SGI's just aren't in their prime anymore.

    As far MAC's I also used those in college and it was just a NIGHTMARE for me AND everyone else. We had SO many problems with mac's when we were trying to "film" our hand drawn animations. One guy actually go so pissed one day when I was filming my animation, that he got up and started screaming and cussing walked outside throwing things etc. Later on abotu 30 minutes later I was taking a break and he came into the break room, threw his bookbag clear across the room and sat down and I believe he threw a chair across the room. Obviously staff wasn't very happy ;-).

    The PC's .. well .. no one had problems with them at all.
  14. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    I'd just like to say that I've never used an iMac, but they do look gorgeous. I find Windows PCs user friendly and intuitive, so I have no desire to buy an iMac. Long Live Microsoft. :blush:

    PS: That'll ruffle a few feathers!
  15. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Guru Posts: 528   +42

    I have only purchased one apple product and I regret it every day of my life. The much hyped 5th gen video ipod, which was supposed to be able to play my music, videos and photos. It not only refuses to convert many of my PURCHASED cds, it loves to load exact duplicates 3 and 4 times when there is only one copy on my pc. I have gone through every song and dance to work with the stupid thing only to experience constant freezing and ****ty battery life. How convenient it started right after the warranty expired! I will be getting rid of the sh*tpod soon, and never making the same mistake again. As for apple in general, no one should claim they can't do anything. The fact is though that you can easily get a higher quality PC for less money than a mac which is used in less places. If you want a more user friendly experience, I don't suggest forcing yourself to learn 2 operating systems, because if you buy a Mac, you WILL still have to use windows at some point
  16. CrackedButter

    CrackedButter TS Rookie Posts: 41

    iPods don't do any converting by the way, are you sure you were using it right?

    How is learning 2 operating systems a bad thing? Doesn't that mean I'm more employable in the workplace? You might be able to get a PC of the SAME quality but not with the same level of intergration between hardware and software.
  17. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

    Way to go, you brought back to life a thread from over 4 years ago, only to bash something that doesn't have anything to do with the original post. Then you say stuff like "fact is" and don't have any data to back it up.
  18. CrackedButter

    CrackedButter TS Rookie Posts: 41

    @ SNGX1275

    You know I didn't even realise the date on the thread, its amazing his argument holds water today.
  19. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Guru Posts: 528   +42

    Yes...I realise ipods don't convert anything, I wrongfully presumed you would know I meant itunes (since they go hand in hand). Learning 2 operating systems is a bad thing for people who don't like computers in general and for me because I never see them used in workplaces where I live so learning to work them is needless extra work. I don't care how old the thread is, it's not closed and obviously people will still find my posts. If you need data just go to a mac and a good pc site. Also if you look at other posts you will notice comments about mac in general, so I chose not to go to another thread.
  20. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    Aw SNGX got here first.
  21. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

    You're right, it wasn't closed. But generally people don't bring back multi year old posts just to complain about something.

    And my comment about data was because its been argued ad nauseum on the internet over the price for a Mac vs a PC and comparing the hardware, warranty, included software and in recent times I've seen things that suggest that a Mac is same price or cheaper, so since you brought the argument here the burden of proof is on you.
  22. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Guru Posts: 528   +42

    Well, I didn't provide links simply because I feel one example doesn't prove it, and honestly I don't have the time to provide what I would feel would. Also there is the time issue. The deal i find may end in a month, making that example worthless to someone seeing this thread then. Also I feel my opinion is general enough that readers should want to find specific examples for themselves.
  23. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Posts: 493

    Well Ive Never Used A Mac Before Cuz I Dont Wanna Risk Fallin In Love With Another Computer That I Cannot Afford. ^_^"
  24. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,432   +801

    worse still is many of these comments are opinions for people who
    have never owned any version of Machintosh. Spending 10 minutes on a Mac with
    the sole experience as a PC user will take some adjustment -- clearly too much for some.

    There are others on the flip side of the thread with their experiecnes;
    eg: PC is too confusing and a triple button mouse is fearful -- which button when?

    This forum is clearly and openly PC biased and that's ok -- it serves it's purpose well.
    Anyone seeking Mac assistence or advise would be better served looking elsewhere.

    The iMac is a delight -- unless you intend to open it and mess with the hardware
    (which by the way is a fundamental difference 'twix Mac and PC users).

    Personally, I'm agnostic (eg: no preference) on hardware and OS.
    I run a Linux 7 server, the wife uses our Mac OS X 10.3.9 and the laptop is (sigh) an Intel PC XP/Pro.
    FYI: I do ten times the amount of admin on the laptop and 2 times on the Linux
    as compaired to the Admin on the Mac.

    Last thought: The applications that run on the system are >> than the OS itself.
    IMO, time spent fussing with the OS is time lost to do productive work.
  25. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

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