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macaddict123k
Aug 15, 2001, 08:10 AM
Today is the imac's 3rd birthday. Everyone that has an imac, post something on this thread.

mischief
Aug 15, 2001, 10:50 AM
I've often thought of Computer years something like Dog years: about 20:1. So my little 333 is about 50!!. Rev A's are about retirement age, athough it is possible to pull a 6 million dollar Mac on them to get roughly the performance of an Ibook. My little Imac is great but I think They're a 1 time buy. My next'll be a tower or TiBook. The Imac'll get it's original little drive back and become a Net Appliance. Now if I could just collect social security for it..............

evildead
Aug 15, 2001, 10:52 AM
I thought it was older than that. More like 4. mayby I am wrong. I have a Rev-A original Bondi blue iMac. Remeber when then came with the IR port in the front that was not compatable with almost any IR devices? It came with a 233Mhz G3, 32MB RAM, 4Gig DH, and one of those little tiny mouses that everyone hates. When I got it Epson was the only CO. that made a USB printer. I have a matching Bondi blue scanner, QPS CD-RW drive and USB hub. I dropped in a 466Mhz G3 and 192MB RAM to give it new life.

I love my iMac!

[Edited by evildead on 08-16-2001 at 12:01 PM]

appleman06
Aug 15, 2001, 02:04 PM
I don't have an iMac, but I still think they rule! They are one of the best desktop buys out there, especially for the consumer. This little baby turned Apple around, and I think we should all give thanks to it. If it wasn't for this all-in-one, colorful design, the company we love so very much might not exist today, so therefore, this forum and website wouldn't exist.

Sorry, just my little rant. Yes I know it's pretty corny, sue me.

spikey
Aug 16, 2001, 07:15 AM
My Rev.a aint retiring yet, its still decent on the net. i only got 96 megs RAM though.
im waiting to upgrade it with a G3 & firewire product, i think sonnet is going to make it.... though im not sure. should cost 300 though, sounds good to me.

Kela
Aug 16, 2001, 07:24 AM
Although the Imac saved the day for apple, I was never a fan. Never thought of buyuing it. ALways prefered apple's heavy duty products. They better put a g4 into the new ones before every user wakes up to realize that the G3 is gettin real old.

- old grouch Kela.

P.s Bah humbug.

evildead
Aug 16, 2001, 11:00 AM
I love my iMac but I am going to retire it today. I have been tracking my order from Apple and I should recive my 867 Quicksilver today! My Rev-A is still going to be in service... but its work load is going to be cut.

spikey
Aug 16, 2001, 02:41 PM
****ing show off

Megaquad
Aug 16, 2001, 03:15 PM
i hate my g3 350 imac because it is 6x slower then my neighbours 433 celeron

mischief
Aug 16, 2001, 05:32 PM
The machine itself executes faster but the little guy has both a slower bus than the celeron and only 6(?)Mb of VRAM. I used to be sure but my copy of GURU has disappeared. Either way, it kinda short-changes all but the newest iMac buyers.

Kela
Aug 17, 2001, 08:09 AM
G4s eat Celerons and Pentium 4 (which are seriously retarted in performance). The g3 is a bit slow when you can get a good g4 for a couple of hundred bucks more. Na ja, whats one 2 do.

Megaquad
Aug 25, 2001, 09:34 AM
Originally posted by Kela
G4s eat Celerons and Pentium 4 (which are seriously retarted in performance). The g3 is a bit slow when you can get a good g4 for a couple of hundred bucks more. Na ja, whats one 2 do.
********,g3 is retarded crap,g4 is crap,you can do more with low end celeron then with hi-end mac...

spikey
Aug 25, 2001, 10:01 AM
interesting take on life as a whole
cant say i agree cos intel makes ***** chips
a G4 would eat a pentium at most things, apart from gaming probably.
however i see where u r coming from
AMDs best chip is 150 while a G4 is like double that.
im afraid the G4 is not as good at most things as an athlon.
and yet the athlon is cheaper
right now macs are not good value for money, infact they r very bad value for money.
but i have a feeling all that might change when the G5 comes along

actually the only macs that kick major ass are the laptops, just love em.

[Edited by spikey on 08-26-2001 at 05:49 PM]

Kela
Aug 27, 2001, 02:27 AM
Megaquad...whose side are you on man? You actually think that a DUAL G4 800 MHZ, running OSX 10.1 with 512 of ram is slower than any PC out there? I SERIOUSLY DOUBT THAT. MAybe Quake 3 gets 2 or three more frames on the local freak's PC, but thats it.

john123
Aug 27, 2001, 03:49 AM
Originally posted by Kela
Megaquad...whose side are you on man? You actually think that a DUAL G4 800 MHZ, running OSX 10.1 with 512 of ram is slower than any PC out there? I SERIOUSLY DOUBT THAT. MAybe Quake 3 gets 2 or three more frames on the local freak's PC, but thats it.

The dual 800 also costs $3500 while the local freak got his computer for under $1000 with free Internet access for a few months and a service contract for the rest of the year. Just something to think about...

spikey
Aug 27, 2001, 10:05 AM
Yeah true, PCs without doubt give better value for money. I have just seen the fps in quake on a dual 800...****ing impressive though.

Megaquad
Aug 28, 2001, 11:34 AM
Originally posted by Kela
Megaquad...whose side are you on man? You actually think that a DUAL G4 800 MHZ, running OSX 10.1 with 512 of ram is slower than any PC out there? I SERIOUSLY DOUBT THAT. MAybe Quake 3 gets 2 or three more frames on the local freak's PC, but thats it.
what i am saying is that pentium 800 mhz is faster then dp 800 in everything but photoshop

spikey
Aug 28, 2001, 12:16 PM
Actually you are completely wrong.
Intel chips on a whole suck monkey dick.
They are **** chips which are cheaply made and yet sold at a higher price than AMD athlons.
The basic design of the pentium 3 for example has not changed since the Pentium 166. The new Pentium 4 is crap because intel trid to make a new design of chip, but to release it quickly they did not follow the original design, and implemented a 20 stage pipeline to it to give huge Hz improvements.
so in short you should stop looking at what other ****ing zealots are saying and you should find out info about chips yourself.
A dual 800 would kick a pentium 800's ass, both in gaming and in photoshop and in whatever programs you like to masturbate in.
If you want to compare a mac to a processor compare it to an athlon and stop believing the ***** u seem to take in from intel and their followers.

Megaquad
Aug 28, 2001, 02:43 PM
Originally posted by spikey
Actually you are completely wrong.
Intel chips on a whole suck monkey dick.
They are **** chips which are cheaply made and yet sold at a higher price than AMD athlons.
The basic design of the pentium 3 for example has not changed since the Pentium 166. The new Pentium 4 is crap because intel trid to make a new design of chip, but to release it quickly they did not follow the original design, and implemented a 20 stage pipeline to it to give huge Hz improvements.
so in short you should stop looking at what other ****ing zealots are saying and you should find out info about chips yourself.
A dual 800 would kick a pentium 800's ass, both in gaming and in photoshop and in whatever programs you like to masturbate in.
If you want to compare a mac to a processor compare it to an athlon and stop believing the ***** u seem to take in from intel and their followers.
yeah...what ever you say dude,but i have seen it with my own eyes,pentium is not as bad as you are making it
athlon is maybe 5-20% better,depends,
unfortuately it's very unstable

Kela
Aug 29, 2001, 02:33 AM
A Pentium 800 is FASTER than a Dual G4 800??????? LOL!!
A Dual G4 800 Quiksilver is faster than a Pentium 1.6 GHZ. SO please....

spikey
Aug 29, 2001, 03:53 AM
The athlon is that much better a chip because of the reasons i have stated.
The G4 is also a much better chip.
I also cant believe you like a chip that has a 20 stage pipeline.
u r very wrong

Kela
Aug 29, 2001, 04:14 AM
I dont know technical facts but is it safe to say that in terms of processing power this is the order??

1) G4
2) AMD Athlon
3) G3
4) Pentium

Megaquad
Aug 29, 2001, 06:35 AM
Originally posted by Kela
I dont know technical facts but is it safe to say that in terms of processing power this is the order??

1) G4
2) AMD Athlon
3) G3
4) Pentium

yeah right dude
1)athlon
2)Pentium
3)G4
4)G3

Megaquad
Aug 29, 2001, 06:36 AM
Originally posted by Kela
A Pentium 800 is FASTER than a Dual G4 800??????? LOL!!
A Dual G4 800 Quiksilver is faster than a Pentium 1.6 GHZ. SO please....
you are incredibly dumb

Kela
Aug 29, 2001, 07:35 AM
Megaquad=John123=jackasses.

spikey
Aug 29, 2001, 08:13 AM
well, i am afraid liking anything intel is the same as putting your dick in a pc and watching the thick penis milk spread all over the heatsink.
So i think maybe some of us need to stop taking viagra overdoses, stop looking at zealot sites, and most importantly stop being a zealot

Megaquad
Aug 29, 2001, 08:44 AM
Originally posted by Kela
Megaquad=John123=jackasses.
yeah.. and now you'll say you're not childish
i tryed all 4 processors on different ways,and i am telling the truth unlike many off you
you are stupid,you never worked on pc
a freakin celeron is faster then g3,i tried it and seen it with my own eyes

spikey
Aug 29, 2001, 09:24 AM
U know nothing about computers otherwise u would know that all intels processors are inferior to AMDs, never mind the G4.
U think i havent used all PCs processors, I have used everything from the ******** pentium 4 up ur ass, to a 1.4 Ghz Athlon u seem to not notice at all, to a ****ing cyrix made by VIA.
All u ****ing do u ****ing nobhead is not notice anyone else apart from the company u love, u dadshagging zealot. If u love Pentiums go and shag their bollocks off u ****hole.
I will give u the facts u nobhead, the Athlon right now is the best chip in the world, the G4 kicks ass at most things, the pentium 4 is a weak piece of **** u luv to **** which is backed up by marketing ******** u take in u cumsucking ****head.

look here and read (if u can)
http://www.emulators.com/pentium4.htm
Some of what he says isnt true though.

Whoever wrote this has experience of PCs, but not macs. And he has thought for himself as i have done, dickwad. I have done tests on heaps of PC processors and unlike ANY other microsoft shagbag that loves PCs u r the first ever i have seen who likes what intel makes.
And i do believe that the only reason the celeron gives u good head is because it has a faster bus speed than the G3 (although i aint sure). Ur tests are ********, u r ********, and whatever u think is ********.
Dont you even think that the fact the celeron can be overclocked to twice its original speed indicates it is a ***** chip.....BUT NOOOOOO ofcourse u dont u pig****ing cumball.

Go and analshag ur ****ing pentium ********.
U KNOW LESS ABOUT PCs THAN ANY OTHER PERSON I KNOW, ****HEAD.

go on then, go and ass-shag ur damn intel ******** u ****ing zealot..... go and see ur ****ing 20 stage pipelines in all its horny glory.
U r a dumb ****head. that believes any old horse-cum from ur damn intel.

Megaquad
Aug 29, 2001, 12:22 PM
i am sure you're right and everybody else is wrong,i'm not saying that athlon is slower than pentium,i agree it is faster,but not that faster as you are making it..
try to look at some benchmarks,maybe you'll learn something
you think you are smartest,like everybody else,but you are not,you dont know anything about computers,only thing you know is "amd is faster then pentium,HAHAHA" and etc.
grow up,man!

ewinemiller
Aug 29, 2001, 01:07 PM
Originally posted by Kela
I dont know technical facts but is it safe to say that in terms of processing power this is the order??

1) G4
2) AMD Athlon
3) G3
4) Pentium


I can respond with what I do every day which is 3D graphics using eovia's Carrara on a handful of different machines including my rev a iMac. Using several test renders this is how my boxes stack up.

1) PIII-coppermine
2) PIII-katmai, G3
3) PII

The G3 runs about 15% faster clock for clock than a PII, but falls way behind the PIII-coppermine. The PIII-coppermine runs almost 50% faster clock for clock than the G3. I haven't had the chance to benchmark any of the Athlon variations or the G4s, but I would guess from other benchmarks I've seen that the original Athlon would be somewhere around the coppermine and the Athlon thunderbird and G4 would both come above that.

As with anything, your mileage may vary depending on what applications you run. I find that within the same application, that particular scenes may really pop or really bog down differently on each chip.

spikey
Aug 29, 2001, 02:54 PM
screw u , u wont listen to any1 else other than yourselves. dont u think the fact that virtually every1 who knows something about computers tells u pentiums r ***** means something, or do they just say it for fun.
I have done my own benchmarks and the athlon by far wins in the majority of them.
take ur ****ing pentiums, celerons and go and **** ur wintel boxes.

john123
Aug 29, 2001, 04:46 PM
Originally posted by spikey
screw u , u wont listen to any1 else other than yourselves. dont u think the fact that virtually every1 who knows something about computers tells u pentiums r ***** means something, or do they just say it for fun.
I have done my own benchmarks and the athlon by far wins in the majority of them.
take ur ****ing pentiums, celerons and go and **** ur wintel boxes.

"Benchmarks" are supposed to be done by trained professionals, you nimwit, not some fool who wouldn't know a good test if it came up and slapped him upside the head.

Kela
Aug 30, 2001, 02:33 AM
What happned John123, are we getting a little bit angry here? I thought you said that people of your strata (THE HARVARD CLUB), dont use such harsh language yet you still abuse Spikey constantly.

"Benchmarks" are supposed to be done by trained professionals, you nimwit,"

learn to relax John123.

p.s I am aware that you know how to count.

Megaquad
Aug 30, 2001, 05:01 AM
Kela,stay out,your mommy needs your in kitchen.

Kela
Aug 30, 2001, 05:15 AM
Megaquad, has the holodeck completely gotten to you? Look what you wrote in your last post.

"Kela,stay out,your mommy needs your in kitchen."


your in the kitchen?? what kind of a sentence is this?
LOL!!

spikey
Aug 30, 2001, 12:21 PM
i think john is stressed by the lack of buttsex.... oh wait dont worry, i think the harvard club is calling you.

Megaquad
Aug 30, 2001, 02:21 PM
Originally posted by Kela
Megaquad, has the holodeck completely gotten to you? Look what you wrote in your last post.

"Kela,stay out,your mommy needs your in kitchen."


your in the kitchen?? what kind of a sentence is this?
LOL!!


"Kela,stay out,your mommy needs you in kitchen."
and stop analyzing all my sentences,try debugging them in the brain

Gallifrey
Aug 30, 2001, 02:30 PM
You all need to grow up.

evildead
Aug 30, 2001, 06:20 PM
What happend in the last few days? I havent been able to check up on what was going on at macrumors and all the threads are boxing matches. Lets talk about Mac's, I like Mac's. Do you like Mac's?

Kela
Aug 31, 2001, 02:05 AM
Evildead, I whole heartidly apologize but this is what has happned. A poster by the name of John123 has obtained a superiority complex and sais that since he is from the Harvard Club, what he sais makes sense. His "sidekick" Megaquad, runs a Croation Star Trek Website and gains his feeling of superiority over there. The result.....any poster who sais something halfway normal gets bashed.

Megaquad
Aug 31, 2001, 04:15 AM
Originally posted by Kela
Evildead, I whole heartidly apologize but this is what has happned. A poster by the name of John123 has obtained a superiority complex and sais that since he is from the Harvard Club, what he sais makes sense. His "sidekick" Megaquad, runs a Croation Star Trek Website and gains his feeling of superiority over there. The result.....any poster who sais something halfway normal gets bashed.
Aaaa I'm getting tired of you..I and probably John123 have feeling of superiority only over you,nobody else.
And John123 makes more sense then you,i think you know it,so,i am tired of this fight with someone so younger and stupider than me.. why dont you fight with tech. facts? i am stopping with this..
so,i apologize,i was writing stupid things too...but that message of yours which i quote...is something most stupidest i ever read...and thats the way it is
ah.. i still remember..
you are going to make Neutrino,neutral os which will run apps for mac and pc on mac and pc :-))) LOL so,guys,who's in? ;-))

spikey
Aug 31, 2001, 10:22 AM
I wont stop swearing at any right wing ****hole like john123, so whenever he says something **** i am going to get pissedoff at him. he insults where i went to college, and thinks just because it was an inner city community college then it was for dumb poor people. I got great grades at that community college. Just because i aint going to harvard or oxford or cambridge or wherever you go it doesnt mean i dont get a good education. You are a ****head, and you are the scum of the earth.

As for megaquad, i dont agree with you on many things. But what pisses me off is the way you back up a right wing biggot in john123. However i will refrain from swearing at you because atleast you are not a zealot, you also stick by what you think.
I think there needs to be more action from apple, this forum has no new news.

[Edited by spikey on 08-31-2001 at 11:25 AM]