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  1. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    what do you all think about e machines?


    ive run out of good questions for now... so im restricted to this crap. sorry.


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  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    um, e machines?

    you mean eMacs or something else?
     
  3. krossfyter thread starter macrumors 601

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    yeah i mean those machines in general.... mac or pc.

    emachine for pc and emac of mac... i guess.


    both are directed to the same people.... who want a striped down puter for internent and word proces. etc.


    anyways... your opinion on the pc version firt and foremost and your opinion on the mac version compared to its pc counter part.
     
  4. krossfyter thread starter macrumors 601

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    hah.... alas the voice of reason!
     
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    i guess.... i heard of that but i have no idea what that means.


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  7. vniow macrumors G4

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    eMachines?

    Nah.

    All PC makers still include floppies, serial and parallel ports.
    Abit currently has a MB that is 'legacy free' it includes USB 2.0 and Firewire ports instead of serial and parallel.
    Still has a floppy port though.:(
     
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    Yeah, I was wondering what the difference was between eMachines and legacy free PCs. Thanks for the clarification.

    Are there any true legacy free PCs then?
     
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  10. vniow macrumors G4

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    Nope.

    That just proves that Apple's way ahead of the whole PC industry.:p

    I hope there will be in at least a year though. I'm really sick of floppies and parallel ports.

    Here's a link to that Abit MB I was talking about.
     
  11. vniow macrumors G4

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    Lecacy ports are the old serial, parallel and floppy ports you still see on PCs.
    They work off of an outdated data-transfer system tht USB and Firewire have replaced, but PC makers still haven't gotton it yet.
     
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    Legacy free is really what Apple brought to the computing world in the form of the iMac.

    No floppies, no serial ports, ect. No old "legacy" technology.
     
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    i could see bondi imac not having serial ports, but i would have liked to have seen a model with floppy, which is still good for word processing

    serial ports and parallel ports on PCs are pretty much now dead, but i like the floppy for PC which is more of an office word document machine in the working world...some businesses do just that...word, excel (also small files mostly), email, and internet
     
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    Floppies are still alive and well at my school..

    But they are slowly transitioning to Zips as files become too large.

    I can see where floppies may be useful for small Word files, but you could always email the files to yourself.. ;) :p
     
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    Personally, I'd like to see floppies get replaced by flash cards.
    Those little things are great, it's just the readers that are cheap and flimsy.
    I've heard horror stories about Zip drives though.:(
     
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    Yeah, Zips are affected by major issues sometimes.. :(

    But that's only if you don't know how to use them.. ;) :D
     
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    zip...the original click of death syndrome

    in three years as a techie who keeps in contact with other techies, i am still yet to come across an iomega zip with that problem

    apparently, it was an object of a class action lawsuit and zip owners got something in the mail or e-mail about it...i didn't:p
     
  18. krossfyter thread starter macrumors 601

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    like what? what does one do to a zip to make it qualify as having a major issue?

    im not talking about hitting the bastard either :D
     
  19. krossfyter thread starter macrumors 601

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    what this about?
     
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    if the zip unit fails, it will kill data on the zip disk...and if a zip disk that has been ruined is used on another working zip unit, it may damage that good unit, too

    so if unit has a "click" which means its broken and wipes out zip disk, then toss unit and the zip disk, too

    but i have never heard of that happening anywhere except on the net from horror stories...but first hand, i have not seen this happen
     
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    Haha
     

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    I think that educators should just give every student an iBook. That would be a lot cooler :D.
     
  23. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I should probably make a thread...

    I couldn't care less about eWhatevers...

    what do U think about poop? :eek: :D :p ;)
     
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