NFR: WFF on a Mac?

JesseC

Active Member
#76
I like input. ;) Can compute!


All of my threads are 100% fishing related. Unfortunately, my posts are mostly bull shit.

Ed, would you kindly summarize (for the collective edification) the learnings you've gleaned from this absolutely worthwhile discourse?
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#77
Macs are for ______ (I'm not filling in the blank)
Any modern computing device will meet my needs for my favorite web site browsing.
Macs and PCs can do the same things and the differences are less evident.
Money is no object. Style points count. Some of you guys just won't ever see eye to eye.
Different is not better, or worse. Everyone likes what they like and hates what they hate.
Life expectancy of most modern laptops should be 3-5 years even though most have only 1 year warranties.
PM's on this subject are as entertaing as posts in this thread.

Summary: NOTAGODDAMNEDTHING

OMJ asked for computer input and got NO responses. Well I got some responses but not from OMJ. Guess what he did? He bought a new Toshiba right off the shelf. Hasn't slowed his roll one bit. Maybe he's got the right idea!
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#79
Schooled on my foolishness by OrangeRadish

So I should have never asked...

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#81
Maybe I should have asked:

What laptop do you use to browse your way to WFF.com?
Forget about what I might intend to do with that information, just tell me what you use. Would that work?
Right now I'm typing on a Sony Vaio PCG-K33 that's somewhere around 7-8 years old. It was given to me by someone who thought it was done because it was so slow and junked up. For starters, I have been in the trades and construction for the past ten years. The extent of my computer schooling and training is a DOS programming class back in high school. My point is you don't have to be a technical genius to figure out how to cleanup and maintain a pc. I downloaded some registry cleanups, disk defrags, and maintenance programs from cnet.com for free. I wiped the hard drive clean and then installed the max ram for this machine (1 gig). Then installed free spyware and anti-virus. My only cost was $50 for the ram and about 2-3 hours of work. From the time I push the on button to the time the wireless networks connects and the internet is at my fingertips is about 90 seconds, and that's just fine with me. Programs boot quickly and I've never had a crash, going on 5 months now. I'm glad I gave this old thing new life. My previous compter was a Sony Vaio FZ-140 that I bought brand new in 2007 and it ran flawlessy (with vista I might add) and with lightening speed for 3 years right up until somebody lifted it over their head and smashed it into the ground. We don't need to get into why that happened, but the hard drive survived the smash.
I do understand why people like Macs. You don't need to put any thought into purchasing or maintenance. It is possible to get taken when buying a PC if you don't know what hardware specs to look for. But spend a little time getting to know what's under the hood and I think you can get a honey of a deal on a pc.
 
#82
Right now I'm typing on a Sony Vaio PCG-K33 that's somewhere around 7-8 years old. It was given to me by someone who thought it was done because it was so slow and junked up. For starters, I have been in the trades and construction for the past ten years. The extent of my computer schooling and training is a DOS programming class back in high school. My point is you don't have to be a technical genius to figure out how to cleanup and maintain a pc. I downloaded some registry cleanups, disk defrags, and maintenance programs from cnet.com for free. I wiped the hard drive clean and then installed the max ram for this machine (1 gig). Then installed free spyware and anti-virus. My only cost was $50 for the ram and about 2-3 hours of work. From the time I push the on button to the time the wireless networks connects and the internet is at my fingertips is about 90 seconds, and that's just fine with me. Programs boot quickly and I've never had a crash, going on 5 months now. I'm glad I gave this old thing new life. My previous compter was a Sony Vaio FZ-140 that I bought brand new in 2007 and it ran flawlessy (with vista I might add) and with lightening speed for 3 years right up until somebody lifted it over their head and smashed it into the ground. We don't need to get into why that happened, but the hard drive survived the smash.
I do understand why people like Macs. You don't need to put any thought into purchasing or maintenance. It is possible to get taken when buying a PC if you don't know what hardware specs to look for. But spend a little time getting to know what's under the hood and I think you can get a honey of a deal on a pc.
+1 I'm a big fan of the Sony Vaios
 

Hillbilly Redneck

wishin i was fishin
#83
A little off topic but I just bought my wife an iPad. That thing kicks ass for media consumption. Not the right tool for serious productivity though and definitely not inexpensive.
 

JesseC

Active Member
#84
+1 I'm a big fan of the Sony Vaios
Only bummer with the vaios (and I'm not even sure they still do this) is that they usually have a custom OEM version of windows to work with all of their proprietary device drivers. This means it can be a serious pain to do a clean install of the OS at a later time.
 

Itchy Dog

Some call me Kirk Werner
#85
How did this thread amass 6 pages? I refuse to read every post- probably Mumbles is responsible for half the thread anyway. I'm a Mac guy. Always have been, even before Al Gore's invention. I have an iMac, my wife has a Macbook Pro and so does my daughter. I'm sure Windows 7 is a big improvement over previous versions, but the world of hackers is overwhelmingly geared towards Microsoft, so there's a certain peace of mind that comes with owning Apples.
 

dryflylarry

"Chasing Riseforms"
#86
How did this thread amass 6 pages? I refuse to read every post- probably Mumbles is responsible for half the thread anyway. I'm a Mac guy. Always have been, even before Al Gore's invention. I have an iMac, my wife has a Macbook Pro and so does my daughter. I'm sure Windows 7 is a big improvement over previous versions, but the world of hackers is overwhelmingly geared towards Microsoft, so there's a certain peace of mind that comes with owning Apples.
Amen. Macs are expensive for a reason. Mine works trouble free. Did I say TROUBLE FREE?
 
#87
Amen. Macs are expensive for a reason. Mine works trouble free. Did I say TROUBLE FREE?
So does my Win 7 machine. As far as the hackers thing: You have a false sense of security if you think hackers are "geared toward windows."

I just keep having to chime in because the whole Mac vs PC debate to me always gets overrun with Mac zealots claiming flawlessness (I used to be one of those people). Only difference is, that Mac people are MUCH louder about their satisfaction with their computers, while satisfied Windows users are usually much quieter about it. I had LOTS of problems with the 8 Macs that I owned. I've also had problems with previous Windows versions. It's like anything, some will have problem, some won't.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#90
Holy Shit! Mumbles, you started this! Please put a stop to it!
Steve, I wish I could take it all back. Unfortunately the thread lives on. I think it has helped me to decide I'm not rushing out to spend any of my dollars on any new stinking computers.