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Re: Current Specs of July - August 2008?
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2008, 01:37:07 am »
I don't like Ubuntu. I've switched off of it and I'm using Fedora now for the tv computer. I also got rid of OS X on the AMD because it's not fully compatible. I find Fedora a lot faster than Ubuntu, more stable, and just as easy to use plus I can choose what packages I want when I install it unlike Ubuntu that just bloats in a bunch of useless crap.

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Re: Current Specs of July - August 2008?
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2008, 05:22:19 am »
Same old specs and stuff....new computer stuff gonna order in the next week or so

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intel pentium 3 450mhz
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Re: Current Specs of July - August 2008?
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2008, 05:40:15 am »
dude go for a quad core if you're building a new system now a days.

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Re: Current Specs of July - August 2008?
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2008, 05:43:12 am »
I wouldn't be using it. I do casual gaming and school stuff, but I just want a rig that doesn't have 1gig of ram and has more than 1 core.

That and the deal I get on the PSU CPU combo isn't bad. 50$ off, then 50$ rebate on the psu.

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Re: Current Specs of July - August 2008?
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2008, 11:05:27 am »
Oh, is this for your parents?

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Re: Current Specs of July - August 2008?
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2008, 08:46:29 am »
My parents are getting my current computer, and the new one is for me. I just want something small and efficient and not so hot.

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Re: Current Specs of July - August 2008?
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2008, 10:18:52 am »
My next upgrade will be to Intel Socket B when it comes out.

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Re: Current Specs of July - August 2008?
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2008, 12:10:28 pm »
I don't like OS X.

Really? Why not?
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Re: Current Specs of July - August 2008?
« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2008, 05:29:01 am »
I admit OS X does take some getting used to but what doesn't? It's still a very good OS, you need to get it used though, same with linux.

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Re: Current Specs of July - August 2008?
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2008, 01:07:33 pm »
No, I've had to use it a decent amount for classes.  I've taken two that were taught in Mac labs.  I just don't like it.  I like my computing experience to be exactly what I want it to be, not what Steve Jobs wants it to be.
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Re: Current Specs of July - August 2008?
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2008, 06:45:06 pm »
I would rather have OS X on a custom computer than an apple and it would perform better if Jobs would allow it.

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Re: Current Specs of July - August 2008?
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2008, 07:13:48 pm »
OSX is too simple for it's own good. You can't do jack with it, I wouldn't even call it that great for video editing. The only reason it is show praised is because it looks shiny (never liked it's look personally) and it's more stable than Windows (which is only because Apple computers work with it)

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Re: Current Specs of July - August 2008?
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2008, 08:02:17 pm »
OSX is too simple for it's own good. You can't do jack with it, I wouldn't even call it that great for video editing. The only reason it is show praised is because it looks shiny (never liked it's look personally) and it's more stable than Windows (which is only because Apple computers work with it)
You can too do stuff with OS X, I do graphics, flash, and video work and it performs a lot better than Windows. Being more stable than Windows has NOTHING to do with what kind of computer it is on, I've installed MacOS X on several non-apple computers and it ran far more stable and faster than Windows XP did that on the computer. On OS X, I can do everything I can do on Windows except for Windows-Only games. OS X on my 1.1GHz laptop is faster than Windows on my 2GHz P4 and it does great with Adobe CS3 and Final Cut for an older system.

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Re: Current Specs of July - August 2008?
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2008, 06:55:31 pm »
I just got a new laptop, and believe it or not I choose to get a PC, I just couldn't bring myself to spend $1300 for the basic MacBook. So anyway for $750 I got this HP laptop.
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Re: Current Specs of July - August 2008?
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2008, 10:31:12 am »
i tried fedora. i'll never try it again....sorry.

Ubuntu is far more "basic user"-friendly.

I'm gonna probably do ubuntu and wine with Steam and CS on it, and then i won't need windows anymore.

i love the wireless configurations :)

but my usb ports are dying :( need new computer asap