I've sold my soul...

By MYOB ยท 12 replies
Nov 22, 2004
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  1. ....To Apple Computers

    I'm now the proud posesser of a 16 CD pressed set of Yellow Dog Linux, and the shipping receipt for a 12" iBook.

    I feel dirty now...

    Although as I won't be using OSX it won't be so bad.
  2. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    how dare you, please leave this site before i remove you myself. j/p
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You traitor lol

    Regards Howard
    :haha: :haha: :haha:
  4. Akio

    Akio TS Rookie Posts: 249

    puke: Aww never in my life I hope I have to use one.... Did you know they force kids to use them in school?!? Hahaha, I'm kidding. My brother has an Apple Laptop and it's pretty nice.
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,272   +456

    I think they're awesome - but I really like OS X.
  6. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,668   +988

    Macs have got better during the last few years, I hate to admit that if I had enough money laying around I would get a G5 or something just as a test platform, but as you see that's way below in my list of priorities.
  7. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,272   +456

    Wow - I just counted them - I have 6 Macs (5 that actually run) - though most of them are pretty old. Guess I really do like Macs.
  8. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 492

    Excluding the iBook, I've got 3, 2 of which work, only 1 of which is even close to usuable, and is still slow as muck

    Its virtually the exact same age as my still working well Thinkpad that runs XP Pro at an OK level

    Me arse the hardare lasts longer - its certainly not usuable when it gets old anyway...
  9. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    It's a shame you couldn't wait a little while longer. I bought my wife a ibook to do her school grades on (yes stupid school makes teachers use macs for grades and everything else). But I hate the thing and can't wait to get rid of it. They are supposed to be switching to PC platforms soon, so I"m going to be looking to dump this thing somehow.
  10. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 492

    I don't buy recent secondhand gear, and I couldn't use a US one - wrong keyboard, wrong plugs, wrong power - although Apple gear usually does 110-250V, the plug and keyboard would still be yankified

    I buy computer gear second hand only if its not available anymore, and Apple are still there...
  11. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 492

    It finally arrived today. Its shiny and white, the OS is a bit too graphical for my liking, and I hate the trackpad and monobutton mouse - but my USB Labtec was picked up fine.

    Posted from Firefox 1.0 on Panther.
  12. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,272   +456

    :) Try safari. You can also do pretty much everything from a command line if you wish - but Macs are all about the gui. You will have more control from the command line though.
  13. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 492

    Safari and MacIE are nogos - I'm behind MS-ISA, which only IE, Firefox/Mozilla, Opera and Konqueror support - Safari and MacIE cannot log in right.

    I nuked OSX, halfed its partition, reinstalled and then got YDL 4.0 on it. Took me till three AM

    I'm now recompiling the kernel with the latest sleep mode patch - and hoping it works.

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