The computer I'm using now

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by someone28624, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. someone28624 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm at school right now and thought I would post a screenshot of the "About this mac" bit on the computer I'm currently using.

    I'm posting it because this computer, and many ones like it scattered across campus, is the reason I almost didn't get a mac myself.

    I thought all macs were like this. I thought they would all be slow and have near-non-functioning keyboards and mice.

    I didn't realize how old and outdated these computers are. I didn't realize that they are probably nearing ten years old (compared to probably 4-5 years old on most of the PCs around campus).

    So if you're thinking about switching- don't judge what a Mac experience now would be like compared to previous Mac experiences you've had.
     

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  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    Actually that computer is only about 6 years old. The biggest problem with those older Macs is just abuse. Plus, in the long run, we have learned that while the G3 was better than the G4 for some tasks, overall the G4 was a much better machine. Also, so many IT people never actually care for the Macs under their care. They rarely if ever run disc utility, and almost never wipe the system and reinstall the OS. With a little TLC, that G3 should still be a nice little machine.

    TEG
     
  3. someone28624 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Probably so true. It was soooo dirty, especially the peripherals. The Windows machines you have to sign in with your student account. On the Macs, you don't, anyone can get on, and you can see whatever anyone else downloaded too.
     
  4. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    One time I booted all the crippled 500MHz Snow iMacs into Single User Mode at the same time in a classroom. They ran Panther, but automatically loaded Citrix with Windows Server 2003..... Stupid crippled accounts.

    Anyway, I went into Single User Mode and changed the root password so I could get on with administrator rights. I deleted Citrix from them, ran Disk Verify/Repair, and installed some RAM I brought from home/scavenged frome some PCs in the classroom.

    I got in a bit of trouble but the seventy-year-old tech specialist was kinda shocked.

    Robin Hood FTW.
     

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