1. Standard memberDoctorScribbles
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    20 Oct '07 16:02
    After ten years of being a devout user of Dell PC's, I have decided to become a Mac user. I will be purchasing an iMac this weekend. Year after year, I have experienced degraded performance from my PCs, and they have left me with only one set of footprints in the virtual sand more times than I can count. I am anticipating that my conversion will bring me much spiritual renewal and fill an empty space that has been eating at me for a long time. Please pray for me.
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    20 Oct '07 16:05
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    After ten years of being a devout user of Dell PC's, I have decided to become a Mac user. I will be purchasing an iMac this weekend. Year after year, I have experienced degraded performance from my PCs, and they have left me with only one set of footprints in the virtual sand more times than I can count. I am anticipating that my conversion will b ...[text shortened]... enewal and fill an empty space that has been eating at me for a long time. Please pray for me.
    The vacuity of your insincerity is disconcerting. But I will definitely pray for you.
  3. Standard memberDoctorScribbles
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    20 Oct '07 16:09
    Originally posted by epiphinehas
    The vacuity of your insincerity is disconcerting. But I will definitely pray for you.
    I'm so serious. I spent about five hours yesterday researching my options and pricing models. I've really had enough of my PC with 2GB of RAM crawling along as if it were a donkey on the way to Bethlehem and crashing like Benny Hinn after a performance sugar high.
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    20 Oct '07 16:15
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    I'm so serious. I spent about five hours yesterday researching my options and pricing models. I've really had enough of my PC with 2GB of RAM crawling along as if it were a donkey on the way to Bethlehem and crashing like Benny Hinn after a performance sugar high.
    Apple's customer service stance:

    All our products are wonderful. If a user has a problem, he is no doubt too stupid to use our glorious product, or he is a borderline crook who is using illegal software and screwing up our product, or he has not taken proper care of our products. A refund will only be given if the restocking fee is paid.
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    20 Oct '07 16:17
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    After ten years of being a devout user of Dell PC's, I have decided to become a Mac user. I will be purchasing an iMac this weekend. Year after year, I have experienced degraded performance from my PCs, and they have left me with only one set of footprints in the virtual sand more times than I can count. I am anticipating that my conversion will b ...[text shortened]... enewal and fill an empty space that has been eating at me for a long time. Please pray for me.
    I’ve considered it, too. But I’ve always been concerned about whether all the files in my household would convert with me—especially Word docs. (I’m such a techno-peasant...)
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    20 Oct '07 16:21
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    I'm so serious. I spent about five hours yesterday researching my options and pricing models. I've really had enough of my PC with 2GB of RAM crawling along as if it were a donkey on the way to Bethlehem and crashing like Benny Hinn after a performance sugar high.
    Really, I was looking to upgrade to 2GB (from my 256MB RAM). Should I be looking for closer to 4GB RAM instead?
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    20 Oct '07 17:15
    Originally posted by epiphinehas
    Really, I was looking to upgrade to 2GB (from my 256MB RAM). Should I be looking for closer to 4GB RAM instead?
    No.
    RAM doesn't make a computer faster. (at least above 2 GB, even with Vista). If you want a faster computer, buy a new precessor ( E6750 is best price-performace for the average user) or use XP instead of Vista.
    I have an AMD 3000+ 1GB RAM and it's quite fast for my everyday task. I use Linux, though.... But please post your computer configuration and what do you do with him (games, office, playing chess?) and I can give a better advice.
    If you have 256 RAM probably you have a very old computer and 2GB won't impact it as much as a processor upgrade.
  8. Standard memberDoctorScribbles
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    20 Oct '07 17:22
    Originally posted by vistesd
    But I’ve always been concerned about whether all the files in my household would convert with me
    I will be implementing a veritable Inquisition.
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    20 Oct '07 20:06
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    After ten years of being a devout user of Dell PC's, I have decided to become a Mac user. I will be purchasing an iMac this weekend. Year after year, I have experienced degraded performance from my PCs, and they have left me with only one set of footprints in the virtual sand more times than I can count. I am anticipating that my conversion will b ...[text shortened]... enewal and fill an empty space that has been eating at me for a long time. Please pray for me.
    Did you know that Rwingett is a Mac user? I don't know if he will trade his in now or laugh at you.
  10. Standard memberDoctorScribbles
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    20 Oct '07 20:291 edit
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    Did you know that Rwingett is a Mac user?
    That's very surprising. I wonder how he justifies personally owning a $2000 luxury item in accordance with his socialist economic principles. Or did you just mean he uses the government-owned Mac at the public library?
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    21 Oct '07 00:00
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    That's very surprising. I wonder how he justifies personally owning a $2000 luxury item in accordance with his socialist economic principles. Or did you just mean he uses the government-owned Mac at the public library?
    Brother Kirk is right, I am a longtime Mac user. I worked very hard as a virtually starving artist to pay for that Mac. And I still don't have this $2,000 model you speak of either. I have an eMac, which I bought several years ago for about $1,200. Funny you should mention it, though, because I have been thinking of buying one of the new iMacs recently. Maybe a 20" model. But NOOOOOOOO!!! I got laid off from my job as a menial servant to the capitalist overlords about a month ago. Such is the system (and my aptitide) that I was able to find another job within a month. Only had time to draw one unemployment check this time around. But I digress.

    It's good to see you've seen the light, Dr. S (for once). But I don't know if you can hack being one of the Mac elite. It requires a certain sense of digital martyrhood that I don't see you as being proficient at. I don't think you'd fit in well with Steve Jobs' rebel alliance and their 9% market share. I think you're more suited toward Bill Gates' Evil Empire and their quest for world domination. It goes along with the whole social-Darwinist, Randian, "survival of the fittest" approach. If you get a Mac, you might start doing Google searches for Emma Goldman, or something. I'm not sure your system could handle it.

    But I wish you well in your quest for the most perfect operating system (OSX). If you have any questions, I would be happy to be of assistance.
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    21 Oct '07 00:26
    I just purchased a MacMini for $579 after rebates and a free printer-scanner from HP. With
    my $220 flatscreen (LG Flatron), it was inexpensive and is an excellent computer (dual intel
    processors running 10.4.10 and Windows XP with Parallels Desktop 3.0).

    Nemesio
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    21 Oct '07 00:27
    Originally posted by rwingett
    But I don't know if you can hack being one of the Mac elite. It requires a certain sense of digital martyrhood that I don't see you as being proficient at. I don't think you'd fit in well with Steve Jobs' rebel alliance and their 9% market share. I think you're more suited toward Bill Gates' Evil Empire and their quest for world domination. It goes along with the whole social-Darwinist, Randian, "survival of the fittest" approach.
    LOL
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    You're all mad, anyone that claims a PC is out performed by a Mac of equal price range is buying the wrong PC. If you knew what you were doing you'd be spending the money choosing the right parts for the right PC instead of going to a factory outlet like Dell, whose stock is retarded. Macs may look pretty, but for the price, they're way overrated and when they break, they break properly.

    I'm PC all the way and unless Macs decide to change something to make them more like PCs I always will be. Oh wait! They already have... Intel chips, nVidia GPUs, soon they'll be charging you that $2000 for a white plastic cover to hide the shame that there's a PC inside it.
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    21 Oct '07 01:08
    Originally posted by Starrman
    You're all mad, anyone that claims a PC is out performed by a Mac of equal price range is buying the wrong PC. If you knew what you were doing you'd be spending the money choosing the right parts for the right PC instead of going to a factory outlet like Dell, whose stock is retarded. Macs may look pretty, but for the price, they're way overrated and when ...[text shortened]... ng you that $2000 for a white plastic cover to hide the shame that there's a PC inside it.
    You're all mad, anyone that claims a PC is out performed by a Mac of equal price range is buying the wrong PC

    You are wrong.
    Macs are EXTREMELY outperformed by a PC in the same price range.
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