curbing my hardware addiction!!!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by jefhatfield, Apr 3, 2002.

  1. jefhatfield Retired

    jefhatfield

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    how many computer addicts out there?

    dear abbey,

    1999 and 2000 were bad years for my pocket book and credit cards

    summer '99 - used powertower pro for 500
    summer '99 - used pentium 150 mhz for 225
    winter '99 - ibook, 1599
    winter '99 - pc laptop, 1299
    spring 2000 - used 1st gen powermac for free
    spring 2000 - used pentium 120 mhz for 80
    late 2000 - used quadra for free

    i gave away the powertower pro, and sold the 1st gen powermac so i have five machines now

    luckily, i have not acquired any new or used machines in over a year

    do you think i was an addict? does it look like i am better now? do i need help or are you like me?
     
  2. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    Ok, what's the old pentium 120 for? That's what I need to know.
     
  3. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

    jefhatfield

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    it's so slow and buggy, i use it now to teach my computer repair class
     
  4. blakespot Administrator

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  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Starting out

    I've only quite recently moved onto Mac's from PC's (sorry everyone, I now realise the error of my ways! :D )

    My list:

    Home Made 1.4Ghz AMD, 512Mb DDR, CD-RW, DVD, 32Mb Dual Video
    Rock Laptop PIII 933Mhz, 512Mb, DVD, 64Mb Video
    Compaq AP400 (FREE from work!) Dual PIII 700Mhz, 256Mb, 32Mb Video
    Home Made 800Mhz AMD, 328Mb, DVD, CD-RW, 32Mb Video
    Home Made PIII 600Mhz, 468Mb, 40Gb - Using this as file server with W2K Server
    Sun Ultra5 UNIX 240Mhz Ultra-SPARC CPU, 512Mb
    PowerMac G4 400Mhz, 512Mb, DVD, 16Mb Video
    New to the collection - PowerMac G4 Dual 1Ghz, 1Gb, 80Gb, DVD-R, 64Mb Video
     
  6. blakespot Administrator

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    Re: Starting out



    Could you explain how it is that you decided to go Mac?


    blakespot
     
  7. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    mmmmm...that's a good one, well....

    I finally got the idea that speed (as in mhz) is no true indication of real overall performence, also the idea of no BSOD is sooooo nice!
    I used to always play about with them in the shops and quite liked them, allthough of course it would take some time getting used to OS 9 after a good few years of windows.
    Anyway, once I had left school and was at work to be able to afford one I bought my first Mac, a PowerMac G4 400Mhz. I loved it!
    And now after a couple of years it was time for an upgrade, something worthy of OS X, the new Dual 1Ghz PowerMac. It's the best!
    I work with PC's all day long (PC Hardware support @ Morgan Stanley, Canary Wharf, London) and they never stop failing, maybe that's just Compaq or maybe that's just PC's hey? lol!

    And so to my conclusion...Macs rule! PC's can kiss my non-BSODing, stable, more powerfull arse! hehehe!
     

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