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Lifetime PC user - just picked up first MacBook. DONE WITH PC.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by IndianaMatt, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Lol very true. I started out with a dual 8" floppy.

    That was back when USR 300 baud modems were the stuff of legend :supergrin:
     
  2. Durden

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    Floppy disk....Pfffft.

    Magnetic tapes ala Commodore 64 FTW.
     

  3. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Hell I'm still using my original model M keyboard from my first IBM 8086.

    [​IMG]


    Yeah.... PC's don't last :whistling:
     
  4. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    Turncoat!!!

    :tongueout::rofl::rofl:
     
  5. Durden

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    Those are some sexy Thinkpads in the background, there...
     
  6. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    One's a Lenovo (work) and the other is an Acer Netbook.
     
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    I'm talking about the heated argument about which one is objectively better... the "my computer is better than your computer" type of language.
     
  8. hooligan74

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    Yep, mid 2010 production is A-OK. The new laptops are sealed with some sort of epoxy so you can't get to any of the individual components after you get the case open, from what I understand.
     
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    "...There are two key objections to kit you can't easily upgrade or repair. The first is practical and the second is philosophical.
    Practical first. Having a non-removable battery isn't ideal, because batteries have a finite lifespan: my ageing MacBook Pro's battery went all bulgy a year ago, but the laptop itself is doing just fine. Traditional Apple batteries are pricey enough, so I wouldn't fancy paying Apple prices to replace the kind of battery you see in the new MacBook Pro.
    It's nice to be able to upgrade the RAM, too, but I'm not sure that's a deal-breaker here: the only time I've had to upgrade laptop RAM is because I under-specced it in the first place to save a few quid. 8GB or 16GB on-board seems future-proof enough for three years. The other thing that's likely to go, the SSD drive, should see third-party options appearing before long...
    "

    http://www.techradar.com/us/news/mo...book-pro-unbelievable-or-unforgivable-1085307

    This is what I'm talking about. If that's not a concern, more power to you.

    OP - I hope you enjoy the new Mac, I know lots of people that own them and love them.
     
  10. G29Reload

    G29Reload Tread Lightly

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    Damn someone here older than me. Got in around amber mono screens 2400 bauds going to 9600 then those blazing 14,400. Recall twin 5 1/4 floppies no hd. .bat files in dos.
     
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    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    Anyone ever use a SPO?
     
  12. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Doesn't ring a bell.
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    The first computer we had resided in an old filing cabinet filled with wired cards. The keyboard was pieced together from miscellaneous buttons from adding machines and cash registers and was housed in a nicely stained wooden box just like the monitor that use to be an old b&w TV.

    The 8086 my Dad bought had an amber monitor as well. I remember always wanting a green one. At the time I think the whole PC cost about $2200.
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Thanks for proving my point with your latest thread IndianaMatt.

    User, not platform. You do know that the software you just recently discovered has been out for ages now right? You also realize that its use is in direct conflict with the prime source of revenue for the place you decided to announce your epiphany right?
     
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    Congrats! I just sold my 2006 15" MBP for $512 last year. It cost me nothing the whole 5 years I had it and ran like a champ. Don't listen to any of the haters. The Mac laptop is better than a pc laptop. And this coming from someone that builds desktops. You simply cannot get the specs of a new apple laptop in any other laptop for less than 75% the price. And then you lose the os which is the best part, very efficient.

    Been building pcs since whenever the first 750mhz processor came out. It was hot **** for a while. It just isn't what it used to be though.


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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    :rofl:
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Depends on your definition of "is" I suppose.
     
  18. dhoomonyou

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    Im an old AS400 guy.
    Wrote my first program in school on punch cards
    Pc dos was my fav
    Apple products are great
    BUT, i find they have no more than a two year life for cash flow purposes.
     
  19. IndianaMatt

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    :headscratch:
     
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    First computer was an Apple IIe. Still worked and in good condition when I boxed it up about 10 years ago. Think my parents paid about $2,000 for it in I think 1985. Color screen and two 5.25" floppy drives.

    Sometimes I wonder if I should try to sell it, but for now it's happily collecting dust in the rafters.