What was I thinking

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by mac15, Feb 7, 2002.

  1. mac15 macrumors 68040


    Dec 29, 2001
    Last week some I was debating wether to buy a PC or a MAC
    I decided to buy a PC
    I was looking at some the PCs in a local store
    A shop assistant was showing me new features of XP
    and the all of a sudden
    boom crash bang
    The system went down and the the computer wouldn't turn on
    So I said nice demo and went to my local mac store to get
    a good look at the new iMac but they weren't in yet


    So I've changed my ways and decided to buy a MAC
    The new iMAC is great and I hope it lives up to all of it's hype

    Welcome back to MAC
    Well I never left...... so
  2. Choppaface macrumors 65816

    Jan 22, 2002
    I'm going to be getting a PC soon....its going to be fun doing some comparisons

    i certainly hope XP isnt that unstable....maybe the demo had a celeron he he
  3. resm macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2002

    welcome back !!!!!

    and may you have many crash-free years ahead of you :)
  4. PyroTurtle macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2001
    10 Minutes from Disneyland
    my 233 iMac stayed in OS X 10.0.4 for one month before having to be restarted...
    my Athalon 2000xp+ 1.3 Ghz computer did the same thing with Win98 SE...put 2000 Pro on and had to restart basicaly every sunday....but XP on, restart at least once a day...at least!
    i have 5 HardDrives in there now each one with a diff OS...i now mainly use linux with the XP drive as a disc image drive...but oy veh, that is just so wrong! stupid lies from the evil empire
  5. networkman macrumors regular

    Jan 1, 2002
    california, usa
    how do you think us microsoft techies feel that redmond has deemed xp the flagship for microsoft?
  6. Gelfin macrumors 68020


    Sep 18, 2001
    Denver, CO
    I have XP on my desktop Wintel machine, and I hate to break it to you, but you're gonna be disappointed. XP is just as unstable and frustrating as previous versions. Probably more so than Win2K was. And trust me, it ain't a resource problem (Athlon XP 1800+, 1G RAM, 120G HD).
  7. oldMac macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2001
    Networkman is laughing all the way to the bank

    I imagine it's not such a bad deal for those of you who make your money supporting those boxes. :)
  8. oldMac macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2001
    Boom, Crash! Bang!*&!@!

    Of course, this evening my box had to demonstrate that Mac OS X is not above having a kernel panic now and then.

    So much for my "uptime"... :)
  9. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus


    Nov 28, 2001
    down in Fraggle Rock
    Re: Boom, Crash! Bang!*&!@!

    but you have to admit a kernal panic is far more exciting than a crash on any other machine. all that unix text very cool. the only thing cooler was when i got os9 to crash so badly i had firmware code come up. blue screen of death... blah. if you are going to give us a problem at least make it interesting, but i suppose this comes from the kind of work i do i suppose you corporate types arent so pleased with problems. not exactly the take it with a smile and admire the beauty of a complex system type people.
  10. Mighty Mac macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2002
    Where do you live that your Mac store does not have an iMac to show. The Apple stores in MA have had iMacs since the announcement. They are a wonderful piece of engineering. I have been using OS X since the first major release and I had 2 Kernel panics but that was pre 10.1 and a large load on my iMac 400 dv with 256 ram, Both times I had a panic there were way too many apps running, both OSX apps and many classic apps.

    If you are going to go PC win 2k is the best of M$ OS's.

    If you are going to get the iMac be ware get it made online or order it from an apple store. If you put in your own ram on the internal dim slot you void there repairs contract. Order with the 512 single dim if you want 1gig ram capability
  11. dricci macrumors 6502a

    Dec 15, 2001

    Why would you want to buy a PC in the first place!?

    A lot of that money you pay for it goes right to a direct transfer into Bill and his pet Monkey's pocket!

    And as for Mac OS X uptime, the only times I've ever lost my uptime were due to a power outage and to a severe IE crash (go figure) that screwed up other apps somehow. Well, and those annoying installers that make you restart (why do they still do that?)!

    Now my iBook had a kernel panic the other day because it overheated while sleeping and charging in it's case.
  12. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus


    Jan 2, 2001
    Metairie, LA
    Re: Networkman is laughing all the way to the bank

    yeah no kidding! it'll at least bring some work in for u.....more money!! :p
  13. dobbin macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2002
    my PC nightmare story (has a happy ending though!)

    I bought a 900Mhz Athlon from TINY in Jan 2001. The next day they were selling 1Ghz machines for the same price. They agreed to send me one of those instead but when it arrived it was a 900Mhz. I complained, they sent out an engineer with a new chip for me. He brought a 900. So he came a second time a week later and brought a chip with the wrong connectors or something(??) The third time he came, he installed the chip but somehow corrupted Windows (Win ME) and a reinstall wouldn't recognise the new chip.

    The next day I sent the PC back to TINY for a full refund. A week later I had my G4 cube (a refurb from Cancom). It cost me a bit more than I really wanted to spend but I have never had a single problem in nearly a year now.

    I was originally a Mac user - the first computer I owned myself was a Performa 6200CDTV in 1995. When I replaced that after 6 years I tried to save money by switching to PC but I hope that I will never be so foolish again.


    PS. I'm sorry to say that I did enjoy a little smile :D when I read (on my cube) that TINY went bust last week (they were once the biggest high street PC manufacturer/seller in the UK I believe).
  14. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    Why go to PC?

    I don't know why people buy comps with XP, XP is a piece of #%$&. If you are thinking of buying a PC buy a mac instead. It may be a little more expensive, but after you add the repair costs, the hours with windows tech, and the computer crashing just as you finish your college thesis(And of course XP is kind enough to wipe your HD) It just makes plain sense to buy a mac.

    Not all who wander are lost.
  15. crassusad44 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2001
    Welcome to the gang dobbin (Robin)! :)
    Enjoy your stay, and may the force be with you and your cube! :D

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