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Anyone excited for Leopard? I have 10.4.7 on my G5 and 10.3.9 on my PowerBook and am looking forward to the new update. The two big additions (Time Machine and Spaces) look great. I know it will still be awhile until it comes out (Spring 2007), but the sneak peak on apple.com has got me looking forward to it. So mac users, what are you running now and are you looking forward to the new OS?

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Anyone excited for Leopard? I have 10.4.7 on my G5 and 10.3.9 on my PowerBook and am looking forward to the new update. The two big additions (Time Machine and Spaces) look great. I know it will still be awhile until it comes out (Spring 2007), but the sneak peak on apple.com has got me looking forward to it. So mac users, what are you running now and are you looking forward to the new OS?

I used to work for Apple, develop software for Mac OS X, and more, so I'm looking forward to much of it. Time Machine and Spaces are great. I'm considering a new Mac Pro as well, though I'm hesitant to get a v1 machine when v2 may come out around the same time as Leopard itself.

Incidentally, you probably already know about Scorecard for Mac OS X, but if you don't, check http://cynicalpeak.com and buy a copy.

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The Mac Pro is very slick, but the MacBook Pro is what I have my eyes on for my next computer, as I am a college student. I'm interested on how much of a difference the Intel chip creates. You say you used to work for Apple, how long ago was that, and have you dealt with either the Mac Pro or MacBook Pro before? If so, is there an obvious difference in speed?

Also, I looked at Scorecard for OS X awhile back. It looked impressive as I am a stat junky in every sport, but I don't think my golf game is consistent or good enough to properly utilize it. Once I improve enough to be somewhat consistent on the course, I will definitely consider it.

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i dont know why it didnt stay up here, but i posted it before and so I'll do it again...

I have an IBM thinkpad 7-60 and its all modded out so its going to do well with me through college...Can't wait

as for Macs, i cant stand them...too boring, too inconvienent...we hed the desktops in school and the notebooks were used at my work for a while...just hated the damn things..i dont like apple in general..way too overpriced for the product they bring...nike anyone? IBM is the way to go...nothing better in my opinion, and ive tried the bulk of them out before i bought this one and tuned it up like a sportscar...this thing just cant be beat!

so Boo apple
HORRAY IBM!

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i dont know why it didnt stay up here, but i posted it before and so I'll do it again...

Huh? I realize that mileage may vary but I was exclusively a windows user for years and have found Macs to be a refreshing change from the uneccesary complexity of the Windows world. I became and still am good at finding my way around Windows and making things work but I don't ever want to go back.

For my money Macs are so much easier, intuitive, and enjoyable to use. I'm only mildly trying to start a fight. Just my 2 cents.
IBM is the way to go...nothing better in my opinion, and ive tried the bulk of them out before i bought this one and tuned it up like a sportscar...this thing just cant be beat! so Boo apple HORRAY IBM!

Macs are tuned up like sports cars out of the box. Less fuss, more fun.

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i dont agree...my thinkpad was ready to go and the huge processor made everything so fast...plus my thinkpad is so reliable and so easy to use...windows is so easy to run, there are no problems with it, and it keeps my computer up to date with the latest things...its all i need...have fun replacing your mac in 2 years...

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i dont agree...my thinkpad was ready to go and the huge processor made everything so fast...plus my thinkpad is so reliable and so easy to use...windows is so easy to run, there are no problems with it, and it keeps my computer up to date with the latest things...its all i need...have fun replacing your mac in 2 years...

Macs are, on average,

less expensive than comparably featured Windows boxes, they last longer , they fetch a higher resale value, and they run a far more powerful OS (with Unix beneath it), can run Windows and Linux if you really need them to. They also have "Software Update"... but don't need to update the OS every third day to patch yet another vulnerability. The whole thing about "no real viruses for the Mac" are still true. Compared to the thousands for the PC... And guess what? IBM designed and created the chip inside of Jeff's Mac (as well as the two inside my tower). Don't bother responding. In fact, don't, period. I have very little patience for ignorance this morning.

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Also, I looked at Scorecard for OS X awhile back. It looked impressive as I am a stat junky in every sport, but I don't think my golf game is consistent or good enough to properly utilize it. Once I improve enough to be somewhat consistent on the course, I will definitely consider it.

At the same time, charting your rounds now will show you the areas in which you most need to improve, as well as to let you chart your progress.

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Erik, i really cant stand how childlike you are...your what? a twentysomething little geek who hides behind a computer screen all day looking to call people like me names like ignorant boobs? i think you have a lot of issues man.

anyways, i didnt say it was a mac-pc debate, i was stating that i dont like the mac computer...the operating system is garbage to me...windows is easy to manage and its got more to it in my opinion...

which is exactly that, my opinion...i have used macs before and i dont like them...so get off my nuts alright? haha people need to just chill out...this is some f**kin forum you got going here erik, full of uptight people who dont like a little off digression

"THIS THREAD IS CALLED MAC USERS! YOU USE WINDOWS! AHHH IM BEING RETARDED! GO AWAY GO AWAY!"

CHILL OUT PEOPLE...i dont care if nobody sides with me on this, its my opinion that macs blow, it doesnt mean you have to jump on me for it...get a LIFE

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Erik, i really cant stand how childlike you are...your what? a twentysomething little geek who hides behind a computer screen all day looking to call people like me names like ignorant boobs? i think you have a lot of issues man.

Is it too much to ask for to have a Mac topic where no posts bash the OS? I understand it is your opinion that PCs are superior to Macs, and I respect that. But to come into a Mac user topic, sh!t on Mac's in general, and then get defensive by telling me to "get a life" seems quiet skewed. You chose to come into a Mac topic, expressed you hatred for Macs, and then backed up by playing the “opinion” card. Come on man, we comprehend that you think PCs are superior, and that opinion is totally reasonable, but don’t come into a Mac topic expecting people to side with your opinions when you decide to go on a delusional anti-Mac rampage.

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Erik, i really cant stand how childlike you are...

Thanks for letting me try out the new "infraction" feature in vBulletin 3.6.0. I was hoping someone would volunteer.

i was stating that i dont like the mac computer

Nobody asked you.

the operating system is garbage to me

Nobody cares what an uninformed person has to say. But again, thank you for volunteering to try out the new "infraction" system. It's cool. You've even got a little "red flag" under your post now.

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Erik,
Thanks for the link to your software. I checked it out and was about to pull the trigger; yet I run Mac OS 10.3.9. I guess I will eventually buy a Mac Book and get with the current OS; right now my 10.3.9 serves me well. I think "Tiger" would really slow my system...older iBook.

I read on your blog that making the software work with Panther would change the functionality.

Thanks.

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Erik, i really cant stand how childlike you are...your what? a twentysomething little geek who hides behind a computer screen all day looking to call people like me names like ignorant boobs? i think you have a lot of issues man.

Wow.

Is it just me or did this escalate way beyond the bounds of a hearty debate? Actually, I am quite "chilled." I happen to disagree with your opinion about the Mac user experience and I don't disrespect you for being a Windows user. I use a Windows machine every day at work (would love to replace it with a Mac) but it gets the job done well most of the time. I was pleased when Microsoft released the XP operating system because previous versions had been an absolute disaster. Windows has come a long way but as a long time Windows user I still prefer Macs many reasons:
  • Rock solid security out of the box. Virus protection is unecessary. No need to spend $30 a year on Norton.
  • Unparalleled stability (XP comes close). BTW, my buddy, who works with Windows Vista at Intel says Vista's release was pushed back because it was a crash machine. They are trying to resolve the problems for release.
  • Simplicity. What takes 5 steps in Windows often takes two or one in a Mac. At least it feels that way. Mac OS X gets out of the way and lets you get stuff done. As funny as it sounds this was one of the things that threw me off with a Mac… it was so easy to use and as a long time Windows user I expeted it to be harder to operate. It isn't.
  • Exposé - the greatest way to multi-task. It looks outstanding, is extremely time efficient, and reminds me of the computer they used in Minority Report.
  • Solid warrenty coverage from Apple. My logic board croaked a few months ago and Apple replaced it free of charge. Nice. BTW, my warranty had expired.
  • I don't have to talk to some guy in Indian who can barely speak if I need tech support.
  • Beauty. These machines look as good as they perform. I can relax when I use my Mac.
  • Plug it in and it works. You're not going to be searching for drivers like you do in Windows. A good example would be the four (yes 4) hours we spent with a computer tech setting up a Windows network in my parents home on Saturday. If it was a Mac we would have turned on the computers and router, set a wireless password, and it would have worked. End of story.
So, I don't think you are a boob for using Windows but I don't think you've given any substantive reasons to explain why they are better than Windows apart from saying that Macs are crap. I posted this at a previous blog of mine: Sheer Computing Bliss . BTW, I'm really looking forward to the new Mac OS. I think they've added some great stuff. Wasn't that what we were originally talking about?

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So, I don't think you are a boob for using Windows but I don't think you've given any substantive reasons to explain why they are better than Windows apart from saying that Macs are crap.

Nor is he invited to, I hope to make abundantly clear.

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My Primary comp is an iMac G4 1.25 Ghz 17" 10.4.7 and an old Ti Powerbook G4 800mhz 15" 10.3.9

Thinking about getting a new MacBook seems like a lot of bang for the buck.

Leopard looks pretty rad, lookin' forward to it almost as much as a
PT 906F2 hah

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