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Apple Powerbook

Discussion in 'Software' started by 1e8o, 28 Nov 2005.

  1. 1e8o

    1e8o New Member

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    Hey guys, i saw a powerbook 15" but i'm not sure if i want to buy him.
    Could you guys give me a list wy a MAC is better than a PC.

    Thanx already.
     
  2. Sam0r

    Sam0r It's been a while

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    Obviously never used a mac then :)

    I suggest you go to an apple store or retailer and have a play!
     
  3. 1e8o

    1e8o New Member

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    I did but i thougt you guys use MAC's every day.
     
  4. WilHarris

    WilHarris Just another nobody Moderator

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  5. 1e8o

    1e8o New Member

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    Thanx for your replies
     
  6. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    i just switched. you'll like it.

    there are some issues that you'll b annoyed with initially, but that's always the case with new environments. once you get used to its new set of shortcuts and UI rules, it's lovely.
     
  7. Soulfly22583

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    I got a new 17" powerbook about 3 months ago and i am in total love with it.

    The ONLY (and i mean the ONLY!) problem that i have with it is the lack of left and right mouse buttons. Other than that the powerbook is a very strong computer that has tackled everything ive thrown at it with zero problems =)

    :D :D :rock: :rock:
     
  8. exavier412

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    i switched from PC to mac about 2 months ago. and i am not looking back. everything just seems nicer. the interface is sick, and there really isnt anything about it that i miss from PC. except for gaming, but when i bought an apple, i knew i wouldnt be gaming much anyways. and i still have starcraft on it. so thats ok.

    it is definitely more stable than the average PC.

    and about the left/right button thing, i just plugged in my old PC mouse and right and lift click work fine.

    oh, and dual desktop is such a nice thing to have
     
  9. Sam0r

    Sam0r It's been a while

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    Just to back up what the previous poster said about stability.

    My current uptime is 12 days. And its running exactly the same as it was 12 days ago ;)
     
  10. Hamish

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    lol thats not particularly impressive, i've had win98 installs that can do that :p
    stable install of XP for me is at least a month of uptime, although i usually have to reboot for new drivers or something before then
     
  11. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    Yeah, with the Mighty Mouse, Apple even admitted that you need more than one mouse button. I personally use all 8 buttons on my mouse, and indeed all 8 work when I plug it into my mac. It's about time they introduced at least two buttons for the trackpads on their laptops.
     
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    I've got a powermac off my friend for free, wish it had a bit more power, but it's awesome. Stats are in my signature I believe, it's a G4 with 450mhz and 2gb ram, with a Rage 128mb Pro, I love the thing to death. It's slowly turning me into all mac, I'm just so used to using Windows and Windows based machines and gaming that it'll be a big transition
     
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    Id KILL for that!

    If they were to offer that in future powerbooks (maybe the new mac'tels?) id seriously think about sending my compy in to get it installed
     
  14. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    I don't mean to sidetrack or thread hijack, but I'm VERY eager to jump into the Apple bandwagon as well, but it might be worth seeing if they release powermacs based on Intel architecture.

    I watched a friend use her ibook today, and although it's not as powerful as a powerbook, it looked PHENOMENOL!
     
  15. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

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    Switched last year, never going back.
    Not going to make a list. Use the search and google.. plenty of articles and threads about this stuff.

    L
     
  16. 1e8o

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    Thanx for all of your replies, I think i'm going to buy one.

    I can use my pc for gaming :)

    grtz and keep going the apple way
     
  17. 1e8o

    1e8o New Member

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    I was allso looking @ the 12" version of that and i saw that you had one.
    I had a few quistions:

    Can you type normally on the small keyboard?


    (ps: spreek je nederlands?)

    thanx and grtz
     
  18. J-Pepper

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    fyi, all the powerbooks have exactly the same size keyboard.

    12, 15 and 17 inch... = same size keyboard.
     
  19. phantomxc

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    but the 15 and the 17 have the back lit keys ^_^ sold a 15 incher today.
     
  20. simon_C

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    i love my mac to death (see the show your apple thread, last page as of Nov 28, '05)

    ive never actually bought a pc, bt ive had em and hated em. i love he mac interface, but i can never leave well enough alone, i use shaeshifter to change the theme to something darker.

    also, my record uptime is about 3 1/2 months with this thing. only restarted because of an update ;).


    if you go mac, head over to TUAW and MacOSXhints (just google em) and theyll provide you with helpful hints for doing thing on a mac.

    Cheers, and happy switching.

    .::Simon
     
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