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« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2009, 06:03 PM »

I don't inhale clove ciggies.

Lockheed-Martin use to be all Macs in Sunnyvale many years ago. IT ratio was 50 computers/tech. Then the geniuses went to PCs, including me. IT ratio went to 10 computers/tech.

When it comes to supporting the IT guys, buy a PC.

Heck, they both do the same things. Although the PCs are way better for games. That latte sure sounds good.

I would have typed this on our PC, but Norton is busy getting rid of some critters on it....again.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2009, 06:34 PM »

I had to Google that "Norton" thing you were talking about.  I think I understand what it's for, but I don't typically exhibit the kind of web-surfing behavior that makes a thing like "Norton" necessary.  If you've a few super-good pics from frequenting the type of sites that keep those guys in business, please share by sending them to me via my Live mail account---I'm pretty sure they'll knock the dirt off of anything before it lands on my oh-so-vulnerable PC.
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« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2009, 07:44 PM »

The reason Mac's dont have much problem with virus's:

The people who write the virus want to disrupt work flow, so they think

write for PC =1 billion users


write for the Mac = 12 users
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« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2009, 09:24 PM »

If you are happy with the PC, then just keep at it.  I'm sure dual line kites were also fun before the stand-off was invented as well.
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« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2009, 10:33 PM »

ok, we get it. you like your stuff. that's great for you. now leave us alone in the dark to suffer, please.

no one was talking mac in this thread until a troll came in and decided to enlighten the masses, worse yet, a moderator.

live and let live.

mac users, exit stage left. thank you.
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« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2009, 10:45 PM »

Reminds me of Chevy vrs Ford discussions, Chevy fanatics are very vocal & have names to call the ford fans etc.

Thank god for Chevrolets, my family would've starved if not for them ... we were all auto mechanics don't you know.

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« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2009, 11:50 PM »

My work here is done. Gosh, we haven't done that in years. And it was even civil. Thanks to all for playing.

Enjoy the new Windows OS....and your new printers, drivers, etc.  Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2009, 09:04 AM »


Enjoy the new Windows OS....and your new printers, drivers, etc.  Cheesy

I once heard that if Microsoft built roads, every time they repaved you would have to purchase a new car!
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« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2009, 09:23 PM »

I upgraded my 2 XP machines to Win7. Easy and flawless, and everything works great. I used the RC version for a while so I knew what to expect, but it's really nice and has some cool features I'm still discovering.

For people who don't care to get caught up in the computer holy wars, just know that Win7 looks to be outstanding.
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« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2009, 05:06 PM »

Although my 6 year old Mac and 23" screen are doing fine....

The new 27" Huh  iMac (with motion sensing Magic Mouse™) for $1700 sure looks good and would be a fine way to leave the bitter tasting teat of Mr. Gates behind.

Just a thought.

http://www.apple.com/  Roll Eyes

Two of my brothers recently went to the 23" iMac from PCs. Perhaps my constant years of badgering finally paid off.

I know you're writing about a recent laptop, but I almost feel compelled to start a Mac/PC rant.  Cool I do have a PC also and it works okay.


WOW, you converted someone?  I've been working on my parents and brother for  20 years. They always have some stupid excuse.  I've had to listen to them bitch and moan about their PC's for all these years.  All they use is email, web, itunes and maybe a few other things that you can get for mac.  Absolutely no reason to stay with windoze.

Those 27 inch imacs look sweet.

What's funny is that I just got a smokin new win7 machine for Solidworks.  I had no choice, they don't make SW for mac.   Win7 is basically a NewTech kites version of OSX.  Pretty pathetic.  On the other hand, I haven't had any stability issues.  I'm running 64bit win 7 and 64bit Solidworks. I've also got a kick ass video card and Solidworks absolutely flies.  The rendering is incredible.  I'm actually quite happy so far.  I'm sure in a month or so I'll get some virus or something and have to reformat the HD.
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« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2009, 05:11 PM »

I upgraded my 2 XP machines to Win7. Easy and flawless, and everything works great. I used the RC version for a while so I knew what to expect, but it's really nice and has some cool features I'm still discovering.

For people who don't care to get caught up in the computer holy wars, just know that Win7 looks to be outstanding.

Outstanding compared to XP.  That isn't saying much.

I will give credit to some  cool features in win7 though . The windows management is pretty slick.  It actually looks decent, unlike XP that makes me ill.   It boots really quick.  My XP machine at work takes about an hour to boot.

I think windows user find Win 7 to be outstanding because XP is so pathetic.  Win7 gives them some of the look and feel of OSX.
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« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2009, 09:45 PM »

Windows 7 Upgrade for Students & Faculty $30


Requires a an email address ending in ".edu" to get an upgrade to Windows 7 (32bit or 64bit) for $30. You can choose whether to upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Professional. Just click through to Win741.com, click the middle-left "Buy" or "$29.99" box, and use your ".edu" email address. Download, or add $13 to have a DVD shipped. This is the same Windows 7 available to everyone, just cheaper.


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« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2009, 09:54 PM »

Same, but anybody considering it needs to aware that the academic editions usually come with no Microsoft support, that is to be provided by your schools computer dept. That's why it's cheaper. (Although I haven't confirmed that on this release) That said you can get better support anyway by searching forums online & Microsoft's Knowledge Base yourself then you get from Microsoft Support, even asking questions on a kite forum is probably more reliable thanks to members like Mike (kiteking) above - I've never shied away from an academic version when I could get it.

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« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2009, 02:10 PM »

I upgraded my 2 XP machines to Win7. Easy and flawless, and everything works great. I used the RC version for a while so I knew what to expect, but it's really nice and has some cool features I'm still discovering.

For people who don't care to get caught up in the computer holy wars, just know that Win7 looks to be outstanding.

Outstanding compared to XP.  That isn't saying much.

I will give credit to some  cool features in win7 though . The windows management is pretty slick.  It actually looks decent, unlike XP that makes me ill.   It boots really quick.  My XP machine at work takes about an hour to boot.

I think windows user find Win 7 to be outstanding because XP is so pathetic.  Win7 gives them some of the look and feel of OSX.
I don't care why. It's outstanding. I've always been satisfied with XP, it's just old now.

I couldn't care less about the Mac vs PC p**** matches. I like Win 7 a lot.
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