It's killing me.
This is a discussion on It's killing me. within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Bumper
...............the early days using a Commodore 64, a Sinclair and TRS-80.............But, with the release of Vista................but I'm going to give the ...
April 8th, 2007 04:40 PM
Never had a Sinclair, but the others.....well that dates us, huh? So do the cassette tape program loads.......
Originally Posted by Bumper
Give Mac a shot. I run Win XP on my MacBook Pro (Intel) through Parallels (as a VM) for a number of programs. That gives me the best of both worlds.
One month on Mac, and I'd never go back. My Mac laptop also took the noted red wine bath, and came out fine LOL.
April 8th, 2007 04:40 PM
April 8th, 2007 04:54 PM
If we're talking first computers, does anyone remember the TI-99/4?
It had one of the first 16 bit processors and most of the O/S was built into ROM so when they said 16k of RAM, you actually got something like 15+k.
EOD - Initial success or total failure
April 8th, 2007 05:17 PM
I do remember the TI-99/4. Had one and learned basic programming on it. Pretty cool little box.
Later on moved up to a KayPro II, running CP/M. It was a portable computer -- looked like a microwave oven with a handle on it. It did, however, ride quite nicely on the back of my motorcycle!
"We're paratroopers. We're supposed to be surrounded!" Dick Winters
April 11th, 2007 08:09 PM
Well I am still on my wife's Dell work laptop, man this thing is grim compared to my old one. I took a look at it just, it still smells like Starbucks.
So I did a bit of thinking and I can't stop wanting a Mac, it was supposed to be my next laptop anyway and the only reason I decided against it a few days ago was because I was trying not to spend $1100 on a laptop before I was ready to. But I guess I am ready to, it just happened that way.
I usually only run a few programs at one time, maybe a few internet browsers and iTunes, nothing more than that. So I'm assuming that the basic model (512MB/60GB) will suffice, I thought about the $75 upgrade to make it 1GB/60GB but I don't think I need it. It's not like I'll be doing that much on it that needs speed.
My coffee flavor laptop was 1GB/120GB, that was too much computer and I know I don't need that much again.
Any Mac people here want to share what specifications they have?
April 11th, 2007 08:16 PM
The only thing about going ahead and getting a 1GB/60GB laptop is that if you EVER do want to get into things like digital photography, graphics, or even advanced movies, then you are really going to wish you had the 1GB of RAM. My IT staff talked me into being sure I upgrade my RAM to AT LEAST 1G and I'm grateful I did (then again I DO do a lot with videos and editing of images).
Originally Posted by 0.02
April 11th, 2007 08:30 PM
That was my thinking, and I can always upgrade the RAM to 1 or even 2 GB whenever I want in the future.
Originally Posted by limatunes
Did you get the $250 Apple 3 year warranty? It's tempting not to but on a $1100 item it seems crazy not to.
April 11th, 2007 08:51 PM
Honestly, no.. I did not. It was tempting but I never did it and things have really been flawless. I know I took a little bit of a gamble, but oh well. I've not had a problem.
P.S. I was looking up some stuff on Software for Macs and don't let anyone tell you that you can't get Minesweeper for a Mac because I JUST DID! My husband always said he didn't like my Mac because it didn't have Minesweeper.. He has no more excuses!! HAHAHAHA!
April 11th, 2007 08:58 PM
Thanks for the help Lima.
Looks like I'm getting a Mac this weekend. Then I'll be back on here full time annoying people with my pompous verbosity.
I even actually watched TV last night, my wife and her Dell were in MS and that meant I had no web access for a few days, I broke down last night and watched TV, I think I watched The Deadliest Catch, I'm glad there was at least something good on.
April 11th, 2007 09:19 PM
0.02 do you have a Mac store near you are you going to buy it online? The Mac stores are great in that they will help you transfer all of your old info from your PC backup files to your new Mac. If you think you are going to have troubles with the "transition" they will also give you free tutorials and trainings. We have a Mac store up here. I DID buy my computer online (because I get an educational discount and I was too lazy to drive the ten miles to the Mac store), however. But it's good to know the Mac store is close should I have any questions/concerns.
The best part (I think) about the stores is the fact that all of their employees are Mac "specialists" in some way or another and can actually help you. Instead of going to WalMart of some mass store and asking questions of a 19 y/o college kid who knows JUST enough to get you in trouble. You can talk to people who do know a thing or two about what they speak.
The Mac stores also have regular trainings and presentations you can sit in on to learn new things about your computer!
April 11th, 2007 09:23 PM
We have a Mac store here in Nashville, and that's where I'm buying it. We already go there to feed my wife's iPod habit and they are a great team. I found I could get it for $50 less on Amazon but to be honest I dislike Amazon enough to forfeit the savings.
The dangerous thing is that next to the Apple store is the Louis Vuitton store, last time we were there I dropped about $1200.
April 11th, 2007 09:33 PM
April 11th, 2007 09:38 PM
The regular standard Macbook, the specs aren't too bad and it will be great to finally go Mac.
I can't say I like desktops anymore, I don't like sitting up straight.
April 11th, 2007 09:43 PM
That's why you get the BIG display, wireless keyboard and mouse. You can practically lay down, watch your BEAUTIFUL display and not have to worry about spilling anything on your computer!
Originally Posted by 0.02
It's also easier on your eyes..
Oh wait, this is MY fantasy.. nevermind..lol
Enjoy your new Mac!
April 11th, 2007 10:05 PM
Fantasy computer set-up?
That involves Penelope Cruz typing for me and clicking on endless links on my behalf, all displayed on a bank of about 4 widescreen plasmas.
While Salma Hayek feeds me grapes.
Yeah, I'll just get a Mac.
April 11th, 2007 10:24 PM
Something to try if you don't think it's fixable.
Dude - You aren't going to believe this, but try this. (What do you have to lose?)
Rinse your mainboard with distilled water. If you have already given up, it can't hurt. I'd recommend you keep rinsing it with clean distilled water until you don't see any corrosion coming off the board. You can even tap it a little to knock off some of the corrosion. Then let it dry completely and put it back together.
Basically any damage from liquids is already done, so now you are just trying to get rid of any corrosion and/or particles that would short out across the board.
I've done this with several radios that have been dropped in lakes, etc. With those I drop them in a bucket of distilled water overnight. Sometimes it works!
Just make sure you let it dry again before you power it back up!
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