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post #21 of 50 (permalink) Old 08-19-2007, 04:44 PM
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I think I'll just get a DELL and put OSX on it.
I've done it a long time ago, and Dells work just fine with OSX installed.

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I've done it a long time ago, and Dells work just fine with OSX installed.

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Right now, my tech guy suggested a Mac Mini with Dual Core Intel rigged into my "G5", bypassing the logic board but using the monitor, mouse, keyboard and some other hardware. It's half price the repair and the computer will be twice as fast. We're weighing options but I'm not fixing the piece of shit with a new logic board. Mac moved away from the G5's for a reason and that was because they're too damned hot.

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Yeah, right. And pigs can fly too.

No, I am not "just another MS-basher or hater of success".

STFU Jay you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.
Another high-class reply from the main coon...

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Right now, my tech guy suggested a Mac Mini with Dual Core Intel rigged into my "G5", bypassing the logic board but using the monitor, mouse, keyboard and some other hardware. It's half price the repair and the computer will be twice as fast. We're weighing options but I'm not fixing the piece of shit with a new logic board. Mac moved away from the G5's for a reason and that was because they're too damned hot.
Get a new "tech guy" ASAP!!!

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Get a new "tech guy" ASAP!!!
Why? You think I can do better than a Unix programmer, former NASA flight design engineer and computer programmer/software writer mac genius? This guy could build a mac out of a 2 lb block of plastic and a roll of wire. You need to take maine_coon's advice.

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Another high-class reply from the main coon...
It is "Sir Maine Coon" to you, bird, not "main coon".

Refresh my memory, where is the previous high-class one from me to you?


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Get a new "tech guy" ASAP!!!
Mmm, someone as knowledgeable as you are I suppose..
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It is not a question of "need", it is just a fact that Macs have a resell value, as the link I posted stated:

"Having recently upgraded my Mac to the latest Santa-Rosa based MBP I can tell you that the value of your old Mac makes buying your new one much easier to swallow. In my case, I spent just over $2700 (ex GST) for my new computer and sold my old one for just under $1700."

Maybe we should think of the Benz as a commodity product, which currently has very little resell value.
I don't equate car purchases and computer purchases the same. To me a computer is just a utility that you buy the best value/need and let it run until it dies then replace [you buy reliability and price only]. But then I have had to deal with hundreds of computer purchases over the past bunch of years and they moved to tool/appliance status long ago.

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Why? You think I can do better than a Unix programmer, former NASA flight design engineer and computer programmer/software writer mac genius? This guy could build a mac out of a 2 lb block of plastic and a roll of wire. You need to take maine_coon's advice.
You can do MUCH better than a Unix programmer who claims to be a "mac genius..." He is an obvious fraud!!

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It is "Sir Maine Coon" to you, bird, not "main coon".

Refresh my memory, where is the previous high-class one from me to you?
You look like the main coon to me...



There never was a "previous high-class one from you to me." Yours have always been of the low-class variety...

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