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12-01-2009, 06:38 PM #21
I'm a life long PC user. I've never used a Mac. I love my iPhone, jailbroken of course, and I'm getting my first Mac on Saturday. I ordered a Mac Book Pro and it's ready for me to go pick it up. It's in another city and I can't travel until Saturday, but I'm rather excited.The Buuf icon pack though page 350 can be found here http://www.megaupload.com/?d=AMHNDKA7 or for those of you who asked for Rapidshare, here, http://rapidshare.com/files/34719307...Icons.zip.html
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12-01-2009, 07:24 PM #22
Definitely! I bought an iPod, that made me buy an iPhone and this past Friday, that made me buy a Macbook Pro.
12-01-2009, 09:08 PM #23
AnandTech: Evolution of Lian Li's SOHO Server Cases
I purchased that case four years ago and it's currently on it's third overhaul of my PC. Given mine doesn't have the "look at me" side window, I prefer the incredibly quiet case that allows me to run two separate raid arrays without any outside hardware.
Having a 6 disk raid 6 setup with 1tb drives is fantastic. I really don't need to worry much about overall storage for another year or so.
Secondly I have a separate Raid 1 array of SSDs for games and other fun things that I prefer quick access to. I only have 3 64gb drives set up here, so yes, space can be somewhat limited.
Those things alone make a case such as the Lian li a must-have if you are a serious media enthusiast.
I would also be wary of thinking that Apple puts better quality memory in their machines. I would doubt that Apple is putting Mushkin Redline memory in their regular machines. I would also doubt the use of a better heat sink and CPU fan. Even with everything running, I barely break 32db.
In the end, the wonderful part is that I didn't need to do silly things like throwing an entire computer away when I upgrade. The DL-DVD burner that I've had for 4 years still works great, the case fans haven't stuttered a day in their little lives, and that's running 24/7! My raid card still works as well as day 1. I don't need a computer built into a monitor, because I have everything in the tower next to my desk. Since I haven't had to upgrade the case, I can still use the same matching furniture in my office.
So... someone sell me on this? Can a Mac in native trim share media out to all of my various devices in a simple manner like my PC can? How about hosting my own web and FTP servers? Sure you can run a virtual environment, but there's something ironic about saying "A Mac can do this much!" but then relying on Windows apps to actually accomplish it.
Seriously, I want to be wow'd, I just don't see the benefit. Please, someone help me understand how I can get a better rig than what I'm currently running for under 2 grand that will utilize my raid arrays and allow me to frequently game. Oh, and it has to be good with things like video chat since my wife and daughter enjoy talking to the in-laws.
12-01-2009, 09:41 PM #24
I , too, fall into this category. I was a Windows user for as long as there has been Windows. Used CPM before that. As soon as the "pocket pc" came out, I had the HP Jornada. Moved to the HP iPaq. As soon as the pocket pc phone was available, out went the iPaq, and in came the Samsung i700. Then the i730. Got fed up with its horrible system and constant freeze-ups, and after the iPhone came out, figured I would give it a try, thinking I could sell it and return to WindowsMobile if I wanted to. I never wanted to. It worked from the get-go. I had the original iPhone, upgraded to the 3G, and now have the 3Gs. A year after having the first iPhone, I purchased a brand new 17" MacBook Pro, based solely upon my good experience with the iPhone. I have never looked back. I still use PC's when I need to - and I know my way around the PC, and I am the "go to" person for tech support wherever I am. But, now I am just as home on a Mac as on a PC, and always choose the Mac. I won't buy another PC. I am now a Mac.
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12-02-2009, 10:23 AM #28
Don't worry, you dont even come close to bothering me. But a junior in college would make you around 20-21ish. So you have been waiting to be impressed since you were 5 or 6 by Apple? Ok, right....
12-02-2009, 11:39 PM #29