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eternals layre
03-09-2005, 04:24 PM
I was given a new mac. Well older mac a "digital audio" 466 133 bus. it runs osx pretty damn well. I have found it much more enjoyable than my pc. I can do all the things i did on my linux boxes for the most part. only a few things i have to remote desktop back to my windows box to do at work (wine doesnot work yet) . But for the most part i only have a few gripes. You cant find hardware like you can a pc looking for a 733 chip is horriable. You just can't find the things you need on the fly like a intel. Other than that the os is great. It is nice to have a awsome gui and a pretty good cli. Osx server pretty much rocks. i might replace a few of our servers with osx server. Oh and working on them well my case is pretty sweet also. No spyware or virus. my mom is getting a mini from me next upgrade

Cozmo D
03-09-2005, 05:47 PM
Welcome to Utopia!

Just think, that computer was current at the same time as the Pentium 3!

03-09-2005, 06:54 PM
eternal.. i will soon join you.. i was saving for an imac g5 .. when the insurance on my damaged old laptop came through.. within a month i will have the imac and the insurance people, fingers crossed will replace my broken laptop with .. a powerbook..

... waits for anti apple comments ... hehehe

eternals layre
03-09-2005, 08:59 PM
yea and it still runs great and was free.
"utopia" not quite but it made me giddy as a kid again to play on a new pc much the same way beos did the other better os.

ether you might want to look at refurb or used apple products they are pretty damn cheep and i would imagine anything from 733 on up with plenty ran will do most anything ya need. I cant imagine paying that much for a new pc. my next upgrades will be a mac but not a new one.

Do powerbooks have left mouse buttons? couldnt handle one if not. i love my kensington expert trackballs and left mouse buttons

Cozmo D
03-10-2005, 01:26 AM
Nah, since he's planning to do music and run a shitload of softsynths he's doing right. I run both Panther on a dual G4 1.25 and XP Pro on a Pentium 4 2.4 and it's night and day. I always say unless you run both platforms constantly you really should shut up.

03-10-2005, 06:00 AM
:o) im also in a competition to win an imac.. drawn at the end of march.. hehe but really.. its only a 17 inch .. that 20inch imac is beautiful..

eternals layre
03-10-2005, 09:50 AM
coz ya need to try beos on your intel. There is a install file out there that will let you install it as a image on a windows box. Its called personal edition. Not much in web browsers for it but everything else you can find apps for.

Cozmo D
03-10-2005, 01:20 PM
What programs can I run on it?

eternals layre
03-10-2005, 01:41 PM
nothing commercial
its all open source. but has the fell and stability of a mac. plus the personal you dont install like a os it installs like a program to play with.

Cozmo D
03-10-2005, 01:59 PM
Sounds interesting. Wish I had the time to check it out.