I've given up on Apple

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Occamsrazr, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I am not happy to have to wait 3 weeks to buy a new computer so I have decided to switch to Commodore operating system. I know there are some drawbacks to using a 25 year old computer, but at least I won't have to wait 3 weeks to use the computer and it also has a floppy drive which stupid Apple removed, thinking people do not use this media anymore.

    Stupid apple. They will be sorry. I hope more people switch to commodore, like me.
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    "You'll never need more than 640K".
    -nobody
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Yeah. The kids on this forum have NO idea. Floppy drive? Heck, I started out with a cassette drive. The floppy was a huge innovation. Boy, I miss DOS. And that 20 MB (yes, MB) hard drive on my first IBM compatible was HUGE. No idea.
     
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    RoastingPig

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    But you'll have to wait 3 weeks for it to boot.:p
     
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    dreamof3d

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    lmfao
     
  6. macrumors 65816

    marzer

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    This! Just finished dusting off the Data General Eclipse in my basement. Lets see. Load 80mb disk platter pack in disk drive. Load paper in teletype. Was it "boot sys"? Or "b sys"? Damn, where's that manual.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    LOL that is true
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    LOL - I remember filling out the little dots on the punch card in Junior High to send to the computer at the High School in the days before personal computers!
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    Searching for which vacuum tube was malfunctioning frequently resulted in burned fingers.

    The card sorting machine always seemed to jamb at the most critical time. Some one was always putting staples in the punch cards.
     
  10. Guest

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    Seems like wise advice. Should I replace my 2011 iMac with a good ol' Apple IIGS? What a wonderful machine it was..!
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    LOL

    And Bill Gates just can't be forgotten!

    That's okay, SJ didn't want a network port on the first Macs.


    We all have our moments. Some of them just aren't in the sun.
     
  12. rrl
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    Link please, in the meantime I'll leave you with this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appletalk
     
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    nuckinfutz

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    I'm abandoning Apple for the TRS-80. Anyone know where I can get Internet Explorer for it?

    :apple:
     
  14. macrumors demi-god

    Shrink

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    OMG!!!
    You have to wait THREE WEEKS!!!

    The HORROR!!! THREE WEEKS!!!

    Somebody missed out on that part of human development where the infant learns to defer gratification.
     

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