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  • Started 8 years ago by newagepirate
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newagepirate
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In my personal oppinion, I like Pcs better than Macs but ive heard a lot of different bs answers as to why people like Macs, so I guess my question is, why do people like Pcs better than Macs, or vise-versa?

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whs
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Some like steak, others like lobster. But the best is to get surf and turf. I do not think there is a real answer to your question.

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newagepirate
Posts: 76

Do you think itd be better to just dual boot linux and windows, cause ive always used windows, but ive been kind of wondering about linux lately, so im trying to get some input so I can experiment a bit.

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whs
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Get WUBI http://wubi-installer.org/ -- then you do not even have to dual boot (which is a pain and sets you back 100 years).

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newagepirate
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Wow! Thanks, Ill try that. But does it slow down your comp to run?

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whs
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It runs like any old program. Will depend what you do.

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GaardCeteru
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Well personally i am a big apple fan although I don´t own one but I have used the ones at university. I have used PC´s my whole life so I can actually nip and tuck windows a lot, but what i think makes Windows a pain in the butt is the fact that is more possible for it to hang, to get virus (notice I´m not saying it is impossible for macs to get virus, only less possible), I do believe mac have much better interface and I have actually downloaded a fair amount of apps that make windows run as useful as macs do (objectdock for example is a replica of mac´s iConbar much better than having a bunch of things hanging in the desktop, and you can place it almost anywhere you like and skin it ot tweak it as much as you like)

For me mac´s are just a wee-bit better than pc´s because are less propense to get hanged and are a bit faster, the interface is a bit more pleasing and has a bit more user-friendly interface wich helps you find almost anything pretty easily: accessing programs, files, folders, etc... some may agree.. some may disagree, but hey! that just my opinion =P

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newagepirate
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Well if you think about it, both systems have pros and cons, but personaly, I think PCs are better just because they run well if you have the right stuff, but most problems with them are people who try to run crap that they dont have the hardware for, or go and surf crap on the internet when they dont have any (or bad) antivirus/spyware so they get viruses that destroy them.

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whs
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Apart from the 2 areas of trouble you mention, there is also the problem with legacy programs that were not designed for e.g. Vista and people that turn all the system srews without knowing what they are doing.

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newagepirate
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Ya, thats true

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jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

if you use McAfee SiteAdvisor you can tell if web pages are bad when you go to them which can really come in handy sometimes

here it is if you would like it and it's free: http://www.siteadvisor.com/

and i am not a mac fan i just don't like it's simplicity which is why i like windows and linux :)

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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here is another thing to support my not liking ness of mac's:

but i am not a fan of dell either though but it is a good analogy.

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ross
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Ah the age old question, which platform is better :)

I was a Windows user, then a linux user (go Slackware!) - now I'm one of those annoying Mac fanboys. Hey at least I recognize and admit it. And before someone shoots me, yes I have Vista installed via BootCamp.

As others have said before me, it's nothing but a matter of taste. The best OS is the one that works best for you.

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GaardCeteru
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@ ross: indeed it is, for example I have vista right now, the reason why I dont really want to get into dual boot is because it'd give me a lot of trouble with partitions.. and I dont want to loose my VRP (vista recovery partition) cuz then if I had any problem with vista in wich i have need of it I wont be able to use it, and is pretty much my only copy of vista.. so to speak.. and right now I have no way of obtaining leopard, only thing is that is not as easy for me to get games for apple as easily as i do with vista or other PC OS (sorry, but right after graphic designer I am a metalhead, and right after that a gamer XD) so that's why I'm still on vista.. only tweaked as a mac =P cuz as specified above: just love the clean GUI looks and the easy-finding things =D

EDIT: why isn't somebody out there that works on making a hybrid of the three platforms (Mocosoft, Mac and Linux) one that is all-high-and-mighty... if it has got all the goodies of the three of them I'd buy it... right away!... without thinking twice! Im not saying it'll be perfect but hey! if it has more goodies than all the others.. then that'd be a huge step for mankind.. right after fixing the oil problem and the global warming =P

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JKay
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Well I know I'm not really old enough to have really enjoyed DOS, but during those days we used Macs at school because the graphical interface was just so much easier to use than a command prompt, but I love the controlability you get with a command prompt, hence my learning of DOS, and window 3.1, even 95 and 98 you could still use the command prompt to your advantage, then XP came along and killed the DOS prompt, and now I havent even tried to open a command prompt with Vista, now dawning my new interest in learning the Linux language so I can easily install/ run all those nice linux things out there. It's been about 2 years since I've used ubuntu, I loved it when I had it, but it was the only OS I had and it seems just a little weak in the gaming world. But with the new release on WINE 1.00 it plays WoW (sorry, either you love it or you hate it). Basically what I'm getting at is if Linux had the compatability to everything like windows does, I would do away with windows in a heartbeat... But sadly until WINE makes an extreme breakthrough on how to get at least a 90% compatability, I'm stuck with the Microsoft monster

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quahog
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I dont like fanboys, and Ive never used linux a ton, but I know and love windows xp and vista

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Aleeve
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Nice pic Jack :)
Im a windows man through and through myself
Very compatible and I love it :)

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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even though linux has a compatibility problem with games the compatibility for every thing else is nil because you can get pretty close to the same things for free!!! so i consider linux the best os even though i'm not quite used to all of it yet

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quahog
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Ya, but if you find something you like, its pointless to have to research and find something that runs the same, just so you can have something you want.

WINDOWS RULES ALL!

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Lighthouse
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"WINDOWS RULES ALL!" Please supply the facts to back up this statement!

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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i think that linux rules all of every thing just take a look at all of the super computer and every thing else it mainly all runs linux. i will go seach for some proof right now.

edit: here: http://readerszone.com/facts/l.....uters.html

http://www.picotux.com/

http://www.bbspot.com/News/2001/06/gates.html

so bill gates even says that linux is good

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quahog
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I dont like linux because windows is the standard and is compatible with basicaly everything I need. Also, I think windows runs better and is more user friendly

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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take it as you will i guess

but i still think that since you haven't really tried it very much and gotten used to it yet so then can't just say that it's bad and you don't like it. and i don't want a war or any thing i was just showing the facts.

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jraparrish
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Microsoft like it not, is the reason, either directly or indirectly why any of you have the ability to post comments on this website. From almost the very begining, they have pushed towards the goal of interconnectivity of all computer systems and the ability for anyone to use one. Apple was not headed in that specific direction in the begining and the people at IBM in the 50's and 60's just didn't have the vision, at least not out of the context of Military use. All the platforms have a niche to fill. I hate to make the comparison, but it is as close as I can think of at this moment. But is a strange way, Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon started with a vision and directive by President John Kennedy. Bill Gates was the visionary that kept pushing the personal computer till it turned into what may be responsible for a large portion of the global economy. I know my job is directly attributable to Microsoft. It has always been human nature to bite the hand that feeds us. Food for Thought.

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whs
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Good comment with one correction: IBM had a huge network interconnecting the thousands of internal large systems starting in the early 70's. It was called VNET and was operational long before the internet. It had over 300.000 internal users connected with terminals but was never marketed as a product. You could already IM in those days, and, of course, mail, all kinds of applications etc. A customer version was available by the IBM data centers, but that was a different system.

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jraparrish
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Your are correct, I was thinking more along the ARPAnet lines and forgot all about VNET. Good history lesson for those that really don't know how we got here. Thank again for your insights, I was a in high school in those years, but my father's oldest brother was a project manager in the sixties installing the mainframes at Disney World in Orlando. I had didn't alway pay attention to his stories about things other than that at the time. Wish I had.

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whs
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Where is Crawfordville in FL? Is that in the Orlando area?

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jraparrish
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No, I am in the panhandle. About 18 miles south of Tallahassee. It is in Wakulla County. I work for the Data Center at the Florida Department of Education.

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whs
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I think I have been driving thru there on 19 going south to our snowbird rest.

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jraparrish
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You may mean 98, but it is called 19/27/98 in Perry. Here are a few names of towns that may jog your memory. Panacea, Sopchoppy, Carrabelle, East Point, Medart, Alligator Point, St. Marks, Shell Point, Shell Island, Dog Island, St. George Island. Those are in this area. But west is Panama City, Destin, Ft. Walton Beach, Pensacola, Sand Destin, Port St. Joe. Google Earth or Maps would help I am sure. We live on property that has been in my wife's family since 1886.

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whs
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You are right, it's 19/98 already in our area. They actually join in Homosassa not far from the manatee park. So you are on real ancestral land. 1886 is very old in the US. Some of the names you mention sound familiar, especially Perry. I can look it up in my Rand McNally.

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jraparrish
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You are most likely 150 miles south of my location, if you are near Homosassa. I am familiar with most of Florida, lived here most of my life. Lived in Sarasota, Longwood (near Orlando), Plant City, Melbourne, Delray Beach, Palm Beach, Lake Worth, High Springs, Alachua, Gainesville, Starke. Father was a State Trooper growing up and we moved alot. I call this home now, been here 12 years. The land I live on is only 3 acres, but wife's uncle has 265, cousins have ajoining 135 acres and still farm it. It is very rural in nature, but I love it. Think my email address is on my profile, if your ever in the area, let me know. Always enjoy listening to someone with so much knowledge.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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you guys seem to be drifting off topic a bit :) and it's not that i don't like windows/microsoft i just like linux better and if i didn't like most of the games that i have so much i would make the full switch to linux and get rid of the dual boot

@jraparrish thanks for the lesson and explanation. i like to learn new things it helps keep my brain more up to date :)

and also what happened to quahog i seen that some of his posts were missing

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jraparrish
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Your absolutely right Jack, makes things more interesting when you know something about posters at a more personal level. I suspect WHS and I are also of the same age group, which lends itself to us having worked in the computer industry during the time before Linux and the Internet as we know it. By the way, why do you call yourself Jack the Ripper? Oh, sorry different topic.

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whs
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jraparrish, Thanks for making me young again, but I was born before WWII - I guess that makes me a little older.

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Lighthouse
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What hope do us mods have of keeping you rabble in check? :)

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jraparrish
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Check your Travel post for more comments before we get ejected from this game.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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@jraparrish it's because he is a cereal killer and he has a really cool name. and i mainly used it for gaming at first but now i just use it for mainly everything :) (still not sure why it has stuck so well though)

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Lighthouse
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Don't you mean "serial"? jack :)

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ScottW
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Lighthouse: did you say rabble? "You suhpwise me centuwion! Wattled by a wabble of wowdy webels?" :)

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Lighthouse
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HeHe :)

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elpaelpa
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This explains why I haven't been able to find Captain Crunch at the grocery store! :o

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Lighthouse
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Yep. They are all rushing to London.

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elpaelpa
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Another mystery solved,my dear Watson. <:I

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Lighthouse
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HEHE :)

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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i can never remember how to spell it lol :)

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elpaelpa
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Sorry to pick,Jack.You can't spell serial,I know squat about computors.You'll be spelling better and I still won't know squat about computors! (did I spell computor right? OR or ER?

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Lighthouse
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LOL. Just call it your Elektrikal Abacus :)

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whs
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jack, that's what you get when can only think of food.

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Lighthouse
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Ummm.. with, fava beans and a nice Chianti?

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whs
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Fava beans with cereal?

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Lighthouse
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Yummy :)

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ScottW
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whs, that's part of a quote from the movie Silence of the Lambs made by Hannibal Lechter, a cannibal cereal(!) killer who is describing what to eat with <gulp!> people. Sometimes I think only Lighthouse and I use and understand these obscure movie quotes. So, basically we are just entertaining each other. :D

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whs
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ScottW, you have a point, because I understand zippo. Last movie I saw was in 1964 - so I am really not up-to-date.

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Lighthouse
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Zippo is a cigarette lighter made in the U.S.

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ScottW
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Wasn't Zippo one of the Marx Brothers? whs may have seen one of their movies which must certainly pre-date 1964.

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Bartman
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I think that was Zeppo.

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Lighthouse
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@ScottW. Specifically liver :)

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whs
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Zippo = Nothing (sorry, I thought that was used in English too).

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Lighthouse
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zip = nothing

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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i know i think of food all the time :) fuel the brain or feel the pain

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0zSpitt
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can wubi be put on a partition and used seperate from windows?

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jd2066
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@0zSpitt: What do you mean by that? If you mean moving the wubi image to a partiton, that is addressed in the FAQ at http://wubi-installer.org/faq.php

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