Should I move to mac/apple?

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  1. Yeah! Really should

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  2. Nah.. I think it'd be wrong/stupid.

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Oct 30, 2008

Should I move to mac/apple? by Ducky at 8:40 PM (2,492 Views / 0 Likes) 37 replies

  1. Ducky
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    Well..I have an XP for alot of time now.. and well , Im using it with , Rocket dock and fully customized mac set.

    I have everything like mac.. On an XP.

    now im wondering , if I should move to mac/apple and end it already?

    What im usingĀ 

    The bar below is really helpfull for me. in it I have , Emule , bittorent , iTunes , Opera Browser , Soldier front(online game) , World of warcraft , MSN ,skype , Portal , Call of duty 4 , PHOTOSHOP .

    thats all im using , Now the question is , if mac is comptabile with all these , And If I should move?
     


  2. da_head

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    macs r extremely overpriced. if u have the budget for it, then by all means go ahead.
     
  3. xcalibur

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    go hackintosh!
    its requires a lot of technical knowledge and is way too easy to fuck up but is a great middle ground.
     
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    Of course, I have 3 macs and love em'
    Yes they are overpriced and underpowered, but I'd choose it over Vista anyday,

    All are compatible, except maybe Soldier Front ( Haven't heard of it, So I dont know)
    and Portal, I dont think it has a Mac port, the rest are all Mac compatible,

    I'd make the move,
     
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    i think solider front is this free online game, so the op should check the site.
     
  6. Phynx

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    If it's Windows you're sick of, give Linux a try first. It's free after all, and many distro are pretty well polished and pretty.
     
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    No it doesn't.

    They released an installer that runs off a flashdrive that does pretty much everything for you.
     
  8. warmijwilfaain

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    Ubuntu [​IMG]

    I'm running that on one computer and Vista on the other. If you can partition your drives to have both OS'. you'll be a very happy Ducky!
     
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    apple laptops are pretty good (overpriced still...everything they have is overpriced) and worth getting if you have the money since it is almost like a fashion item.

    the desktops are another story.
     
  10. ojsinnerz.

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    In my HS, we all use Macs. I've seen the prices on these things, and OH GOD, IT'S FUCKING EXPENSIVE. They're ok, but not worth over a thousand bucks.
    Though, I'd stay with the XP if I were you....
     
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    I say if you want to switch to Mac, try a hackintosh first...I own an iMac and a gaming PC right now...but I would definately choose Windows Vista x64 over it. I simply don't like how a Mac works.

    You may think differently.

    You could always try Ubuntu with Beryl

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD7QraljRfM...feature=related

    Heck even I'm tempted to try Beryl
     
  12. Ducky
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    Okay ubuntu catches me nicely.. But I need someone to help me with alot of stuff in it.
    Please DO message me , MSN or anything is great.
    I already have my MSN on my profile so here it is

    Kenny07071994@hotmail.com

    i'm also on irc alot so.. Thats an option too
    Thanks in advance
     
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    That's an old distro Renegade_R, we're on 8.10 now [​IMG]

    Yeah, if you need help Ducky just PM me and I'll give you my MSN
     
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    Macs are really good but be warned that a lot of games doesn't exist for macs.
    For what you have there:
    Emule -> Amule
    Bittorent -> Transmission or other clients
    iTunes -> iTunes
    Opera Browser -> Opera
    Soldier front(online game) -> I don't think it's Mac compatible
    World of warcraft -> World of Warcraft (it's Windows/Mac on the same dvd)
    MSN -> Adium or aMSN or Microsoft Messenger
    Skype -> Skype
    Portal -> Doesn't exist for Mac but works great with Crossover Games (to run windows games under mac)
    Call of duty 4 -> you have to buy the Mac version
    Photoshop -> Photoshop
     
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    If I were you I would dual-boot (which is what i did) with Ubuntu and a very slimmed down version of XP for games (google XP Performance Edition)
    Emule -> Amule
    Bittorent -> i recommend utorrent with wine, worked well for me.
    iTunes -> AmaroK (only the best media player ever)
    Opera Browser -> Firefox 3
    Soldier front(online game) -> On your XP Installation
    World of warcraft -> On your XP Installation
    MSN -> Pidgin should suffice
    Skype -> Skype
    Portal -> On your XP Installation
    Call of duty 4 -> On your XP Installation
    Photoshop -> Gimp (this maybe a problem for you because Gimp is so different to Photoshop)
    Just my 2 cents
     
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    GIMPshop is supposedly good for people that like the UI of photoshop but want to use GIMP.
     
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    Basically all the software you mentioned is able to run fine on a Mac, however just make sure it's an Intel mac (that's all that's out nowadays), since for the games you can simply run a "Cider" port to play them. Google it [​IMG]

    And really if you have the money then go for it, because they are expensive... Just don't buy the additional parts from Apple (such as hard drives, memory, etc) because they will screw you over. Heck for 4GB of 800MHz FB-DIMM for my Mac Pro, Apple wanted $500. I flipped them the finger and bought better FB-DIMM's for $179 for 4GB [​IMG]

    And don't get the Apple Care either -- It ain't worth it.
     
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    OSX86 is definitely the way forward. You get the Mac OS (which is far superior to windows) yet you get to choose your own hardware (well, more choice than with a real mac anyway).
     
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    Moved to iMAC 1 year ago.. Found 100% of the same stuff I need as far as applications go, converters and tools and never going back to windows..

    I love having a virus, spyware, and bloated slow Registry free machine that "JUST WORKS" all the time...
     
  20. BORTZ

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    Agreed. Macs are too much money. 3 grand for the beastly laptop that i use to check this site and my email. just build one from new egg and install linux.
     

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