curbing my hardware addiction!!!

jefhatfield

Retired
Original poster
Jul 9, 2000
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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?
 

edesignuk

Moderator emeritus
Mar 25, 2002
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London, England
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
 

blakespot

Administrator
Jun 4, 2000
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Alexandria, VA
Re: Starting out

Originally posted by verbose101
I've only quite recently moved onto Mac's from PC's (sorry everyone, I now realise the error of my ways! :D )


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


blakespot
 

edesignuk

Moderator emeritus
Mar 25, 2002
19,077
1
London, England
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!