Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by EJBasile, Oct 24, 2004.

  1. EJBasile macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2004
    After working on a big project on a Dell (of course) Latitude CPx, it just had to crash- yes I saw the blue screen. The end.

    Today offically marks the day i switch to mac.

    "you die when you see the ring (from the movie), you switch when you see the blue screen"

    Wish me luck
  2. Dr. No macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2003
    Congrats on switching.

    What exactly did the blue screen say?? You might be able to look it up and fix it...

    But Mac OS X is still better :cool:

    Which Mac are you considering?
  3. FightTheFuture macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2003
    that town east of ann arbor
    sorry to hear that man, i hope your new mac will give you better piece of mind. if you have any questions just search or post it and i'm sure someone will help you along the buying/using process.
  4. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    Remember to do a lot (or a little if needed) of searching here on MacRumors from the Search tab for questions you have related to Macs if you can't figure them out yourself. I have been known for kicking mud in the faces of certain newbs in the past, and I don't see myself dropping that habit anytime soon. So to save me from kicking your ass :D do some searching here and at www.apple.com/support/ to have your Mac-related questions answered.

    The reason I made all the newb comments is for two things: [1] Most of the time, all the resolves to your Mac questions are right here or at Apple, so it's best if you learn how to search for those answers rather than have someone do it for you, and [2] sometimes, after you post your question, you suddenly realize the answer and end up feeling stupid afterwards. So really develop a method for searching answers to your Mac-related questions here and on Apple, as well as determining if you even need to rely on looking for the answer online.
  5. Mudbug Administrator emeritus


    Jun 28, 2002
    North Central Colorado
    You might wanna read through this thread - I think you'll find the contents comforting. :)
  6. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    LOL! Oh, brother. Not that damn thing again. Dude, you've gotta sign up for Google's Blogger (0wns LJ and Xanga) and link us to your rants over there. Yeesh! :D
  7. &RU macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2004
    This is sort of sad. Just yesterday another Dell owner said the exact same thing to me. I thought Dell used to make decent machines.

    The new corporate objectives of Dell seems to be " i) Take over computer industry. ii) Drive userbase to Macs." ;)
  8. stevey500 macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2004
    Huntington, Utah
    They are decent machines.. but run absolute crap operating systems :p (dell)
  9. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    well, sorry to hear about your blue screen of doom. although i guess it is good that you're taking up Macs as your computer & OS of choice. :D

    but did you 'administrate' your Dell properly? obviosly, OS X is a superior OS, but i've seen people's Macs doing crazy things, jamming, freezeing etc. no matter what computer you've got, if you dont' look after it and keep it 'clean' it'll do strange things to you. :eek:
  10. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000


    May 8, 2004
    I Live Where I Live
    yeah well same thing happened to me: big project in Word..... long story short it crashed. DARN THIS PC!!!!!!
  11. veedubdrew macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Oh I hate PCs too. I was working on this really great paper then the PC was like "Beep, beep, beep." And my paper was, like, GONE. And it was a really good paper too so I had to re-write it and then it wasn't as good.
  12. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
  13. Macs R Us macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2004
    Here on My Mac(s) in my house in the USA!
    So Ture... But well its a Dell what the h*** did you expect.. I have been a tech a 3 Schools with ALL Dell and well, do I have go on?...
  14. DJY macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2003
    Canberra AUST
    You won't regret it!!!
    Loving my switch - and although I'm stuck on PC's at work - all my own stuff is done on my PB!
    had a interesting (aka bad) experience at a mates house on the weekend....

    so many restarts / frozen applications / programs not responding / it was laughable!

    Grabbed my PB and voila!
  15. EJBasile thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2004
    I just turned the dell on again today and it started up (very slowly), i was just able to get my files off the hd and onto a memory key! As I look at it now it turned to a blue screen and says- a bunch of numbers- then kernal panic, then beginning dumb of physical memory.

    Well, I guess i am lucky!
  16. MacSA macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2003
    You're better off going to these forums http://www.macmentor.org/, this place can get pretty rude if you ask too many "dumb" questions - i've been there myself.
  17. DJY macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2003
    Canberra AUST
    Thanks for the link!
    I wasn't aware of this other forum - and as a relatively new switcher - I'm still continueing to learn each and every day!

  18. papersushi macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2003
  19. wPod macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2003
    Denver, CO
    hey i think you made the right decision. but i have to say i like PCs (just a little) im a college student and i have a nice student job in the IT dept of my school. if everyone used apples and everything worked as well as apples then i wouldnt have anything to do. it would probably take only 1 person to run the entire IT dept. but with all the problems with windows i have a job!!!!!

    but i am glad to here you switched, you are one of the smart few!
  20. Timelessblur macrumors 65816


    Jun 26, 2004

    translated dell builds computer with crappy hardware and hardware that will have issues will it self. Home build PC dont general have that problem and are just about as stable as a Mac. And yes that is running windows XP
  21. Fukui macrumors 68000


    Jul 19, 2002
    I have to (unfortunately for Dell) agree. My sis bought an $1050 dell (after rebate) and its ethernet card has died 3 times already in 11 months. She called thier technical support, which was in INDIA! She tried to be nice, but couldn't understand what the guy was telling her to do (no joke). She said, thats not like thier commercials! I think dell think of computers are just like typewriters...
  22. Timelessblur macrumors 65816


    Jun 26, 2004

    and yet again the reason I built my own PC. I know what I put in there. I still have the same warrentyis just they are just though several diffence compainy depending on who made the part. Software wise I know exactly what is installed on my computer. I did not start with all that extra crap that the premade compainis (apple included in the list) that is installed on computer. I put only the stuff I wanted on there.

    The other advatage in building your own is it makes trouble shooting a lot easier. Heck just from building my own computer it makes it heck of a lot easier to trouble shoot other peoples computer because in working out the final bugs in my own system I know where a loto f hte little stuff is. Plus on installing a lot of the stuff you learn your way around pretty fast so knowing what is causing an error and how to fix it makes it quite nice.
  23. SiliconAddict macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2003
    Chicago, IL

    Can I ask what version of Windows you were using? A CPx generally is a 2-4 year old system that is in the 500-800Mhz range.
  24. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004

    And why was it GONE? Was it because you never actually saved it? Or backed it up?
  25. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    I don't hate PC's, in certain places I go, it's just what happens to be available. Love my Mac.

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