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Old 08-29-2003, 05:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I despise people like dethangel...

The stupidity...the stupidity...it's just ASTOUNDING!
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this is a very common case of a Windows user in denial of the Mac being better
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my poll and my "The Mac G5 kicks ***" threads say it all
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Old 08-30-2003, 02:18 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I have used many Macs and in my experience they have been reletively unstable. I had my computer (XP Home) running for 2 months straight without a crash. The only reason I didn't shut it down was that it wouldn't shut down. I later found out that the mouse software was causing the problem and started shutting it down every night. Mabye I should keep it on again and see how long I can go.
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I have used many Macs and in my experience they have been reletively unstable. I had my computer (XP Home) running for 2 months straight without a crash. The only reason I didn't shut it down was that it wouldn't shut down. I later found out that the mouse software was causing the problem and started shutting it down every night. Mabye I should keep it on again and see how long I can go.
Thats good to hear that your PC is stable; one of the lucky ones. PC's can run stable and for long periods of time; that is a known fact. But, unfortunately, a majority of PCs sold are not stable (device conflicts, software/driver problems, etc.) and require a lot of work to get them going. Macs are very stable because Apple has a ton of control on how things interact with their OS and their machines, greatly reducing the chance of a crash or lock up.
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I never reboot.. only when my electric goes out :P
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Hi Ho, I would be happy to give you a race. My PowerMac Dual 867 (10.2.6) has its uptime pegged at 4 and a bit days right now (due to power failure). Want to see how far we can take our machines?

I know, you have the disadvantage in that you do not have a professional grade operating system but then again I have the disadvantage that I host a website, use my PowerMac as a remote compile farm for this PowerBook, debug vast amounts of system accessing software and use it for such things as games, spreadsheets, internet surfing, chat, calendar, e-mail, etc. What do you say?

12:42PM up 4 days, 13:28, 3 users, load averages: 2.33, 2.20, 2.11

As you can see, some extreme load averages (I have dual procs) and more than 1 user (myself, root and developer).
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I kept my computer up 2 months at a time. I do not host any servers, programming, gaming, and porno.

I do like Mac's myself. Even though I do not own one yet except my Macintosh Plus 8MHZ :P
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"porno"? Since when do I need to look at porno?

As for Macs, I now have 3 and I only switched 3 years ago. Not a bad tally. I moved in with my Windows using mate about 4 months ago...we are getting him a PowerBook G4 shortly and I am upgrading to a G5 as well...kinda strange when there are two people and 5 computers.

My last major uptime was 41 days and again, that was killed by a power failure.
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Yes, I had two power failure two times in two days. I do prefer Linux over Mac though, because Mac requires a computer made by *MAC* thats one thing I DO NOT like about Mac.

By then again, Mac is based off Unix I believe.
I do like the G5, but all my favorite Apps won't run in Mac... thats what's stopping me from getting it.

Aww, come on you don't look at ANY porno? No fun you're the first I've meant in 6 years that doesn't look at porno, gosh that is sad...

Is the Mac OS hard to learn? Or is it more user-friendly now? I used MAc OS 6x.. ;x
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