*Cuddles iMac*

Discussion in 'iMac' started by duncyboy, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. duncyboy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 5, 2008
    For the past 4 or 5 months my sister's been having problems with her ancient PC running XP. It's a 1GHz Athlon, 256MB RAM, 40GB HDD.

    You haven't heard the best bit yet- she hasn't had a fresh install since she got it :eek:

    SpyBot was crashing because the number of problems/objects it was finding was too high. When it reached 100-ish I was having to stop the scan, repair the objects and reboot. Then I could scan again and do the next 100.
    I couldn't run a de-fragger until CCleaner had run because the hard drive was almost completely full. We copied all her docs to an external drive to make space, but she hasn't got her Windows CD and is thinking of buying a new one in 3 to 6 months so wants to keep the current installation.

    Also my sister's one of these people that when they get an mp3 player, mobile phone, camera, printer, scanner etc installs the custom software that comes with it and there was random processes EVERYWHERE. Boot up time on restart was approximately 10 minutes with another 10 minutes before it was usable. And I use the word usable loosely. Luckily my baby niece was there so I had something to distract me :)

    I've left Diskeeper running and told her and my bro-in-law to stay off it for at least a day til I go back to see how that went.

    The point of the story?

    I came home to my iMac :cool:

    No big, beige tower. No MASSIVE CRT. No noisy hard drive.

    No anti-virus/anti-spyware/anti-malware/anti-adware.

    This isn't a dig at Windows in general, my sister's PC is probably one of the worst maintained systems going and isn't a fine example. However I think it's a good point that if Leopard's left to it's own devices over 8 or 9 years then it'd be in better shape than an XP installation.

    I wonder if they'd like a Mac Mini or Macbook for Christmas...
  2. bob vansteel macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2008
    that system is even a disgrace for windows....any pc would be better than that....heck, just put tiny xp on it....i did that on my 10yr old 900mhz IBM all in one, and now its faster than my dads 3.0ghz XPS!!! but of course a person like that needs a low matenince(as in no need to mess with No anti-virus/anti-....) mac, but yes, lol going from a hunk of junk like that to an imac would make me feel the exact same way:D

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