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Old 08-24-04, 07:58 AM   #1
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Any Mac users here?

Just wondering if there was any sort of macintosh following around here?
I recently setup our house with airport extremes, it's so awesome streaming music from iTunes to the home stereo and it is so simple at that.
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Old 08-24-04, 08:02 AM   #2
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We have a mix of MAC laptops and PC's in my house. I used to be strictly MAC but haven't used them much in the past 4 years or so. Now I get a little lost using them with the silly one-button mouse, forgetting where to find things and such.
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Old 08-24-04, 08:10 AM   #3
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due to the nature of my work, i've been using apple products for 15 years or so. it was never a conscious decision to use them, moreso that there was no realistic alternative.
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I use a Ti Powerbook (PC at work, yuk). Running 802.11b/g at home. Haven't set up a home stereo... but I do love my iPod playing through my car stereo. Can't wait for G5 to come out on the PB.
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Here is our house setup

Windows Server 2003
Linux Server Running on Dell Poweredge Server
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Old 08-24-04, 09:05 AM   #6
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Can't wait for G5 to come out on the PB.
Well portable G5's are a bit away, looks like we might see dual-core G4's in the PB's before that, which is still cool. I used to listen to my iPod in my car but our new Xa currently does not have an aux input so I may get a product that lets you plug the iPod into a multi-disc input.

Our setup: 1.25 GHz 20" iMac w/512 mb ram and 150G HD running 10.3.5, bluetooth keyboard and mouse.
Our roommate bought our old 800mhz 15" iMac and a 700mhz G3 iBook all running 10.3.5 as well.
All using Airport through an Airport Express w/cable setup.
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what type of work do you do stor mand?
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I use a Ti Powerbook
Running 802.11b/g at home.
I do love my iPod playing through my car stereo.
Can't wait for G5 to come out on the PB.
Me to on all four counts.

I have been a very happy mac user for several years. I also have one of the new cinema displays on a wish list and a new G5 dp tower, hmmmmn computer or new bicycle??
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I have one old crusty Mac but it's running BeOS. To be honest, I've strongly considered getting a PowerBook since it's one of the few cheap choices out there for an out-of-the-box fully-supported unix laptop solution. And it's FreeBSD at that. Sometimes I just get tired of fighting with PeeCee components... especially on laptops.
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Old 08-24-04, 11:06 AM   #10
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due to the nature of my work, i've been using apple products for 15 years or so. it was never a conscious decision to use them, moreso that there was no realistic alternative.
Pretty much my case too, and before Windows, it was pretty much DOS command-line stuff.
The differences have blurred some lately, of course. I really need to get a Windows machine
for a variety of reasons, but Mac OS rules for me.
<rant>I have no time or patience for anyone who automatically dismisses the Mac OS
for any reason, especially if they aren't familiar with it. I try to understand exactly why I don't
favor Windows, so I don't make stupid, uneducated generalizations.</rant>

But I still maintain that the Windows-Mac keystroke ratio is around 3:1
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Old 08-24-04, 02:22 PM   #11
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my case too. I got myself a g4 tower and 12"s of powerbook. At work I have a G5 for my office and 22 more G5's for the lab I run. Yea I would say I'm a mac user
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wow, what sort of lab do you run macgyver?
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I have an eMac that I got about 2 years ago. It is my primary computer. However, I have a PC too. I use them for different reasons, none that I care to comment about since I don't care to start a Mac v/s PC battle.
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I'll second that question to you MacGyver.

I'm running a 733MHz Quicksilver G4 tower that I effin' love. When I get to grad school and have student loans to play with, I'll be getting a sweet G5 system with a wide format printer and a Imacon drum scanner....

*drool*

Yeah....definitely a Mac user.
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1- 1.3 ghz 17" G4
1- 1.5 ghz 17" G4
1- 2.4 ghz 15" Hp PC
1- 1.8 ghz desktop Compaq with 15" flatscreen

And the MACs kick PC butt all day.
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I'll second that question to you MacGyver.

I'm running a 733MHz Quicksilver G4 tower that I effin' love. When I get to grad school and have student loans to play with, I'll be getting a sweet G5 system with a wide format printer and a Imacon drum scanner....

*drool*

Yeah....definitely a Mac user.

You looking at the Epson 2200?
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Apple officially announced the new G5 imacs today.

Quick Specs.

1.6 GHz 17" model
$1299
Slot-load Combo Drive

1.8 GHz 17" model
$1499
Slot-load SuperDrive

1.8 GHz 20" model
$1899
Slot-load SuperDrive

More here.
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I don't really care for the new iMacs. If someone did not have a mac and was looking I would definitely recommend one but there is no way I am replacing my 20" G4 iMac with that. The design is a regression not a progression as the new iMac loses the functionality that made the last iMac so special.
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