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Old 09-04-2003, 12:38 PM   #1
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are apple computers insides the same as a pc and just the os is different. or is the total set up of a apple totally different.or what cuz ive looking into a mac and wow they cost alot. $999 for the cheapest online at compusa. anybody?
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Its a totally different setup, bonnie94sse can help you out there

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Nope, not the same at all. There are a few things that are (some video cards, hard drives, and a few others, but the guts of it are all proprietary (sp?).
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so u cant build one. :( cuz wow they aint cheap
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Yea, Apple has their own processors and architecture.

But I'll tell ya one thing, they are doing a damn good job. The G5 is one of the fastest destkops on the planet right now.

But yes, expensive.
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Well I might be one of the only members who has a MAC. But that'* because I'm a graphic artist (self- employed right now ) and Macs are pretty standard for that chit. You can find a fairly new (not newest) iMac for prob. $899...but go G4, or the new NEW iMac, or G5 and ya...they're friggin expensive...but they're good computers..and they look nice.

And their 23" LCD monitors are soooooooo nice. (Also $1200) My last professor has two My brother gave me his old 98/99 iMac for $100 which isn't bad considering the 512MB memory and I have a ton of friggin programs.

But you can't build your own which kinda sucks. I'm considering building my own PC..but I don't hate Macs that much
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WOO! Graphix Artistz OWNZ! *chocolate bar for fellow artist*

I have a Mac too, albeit a rather strange one. It'* basically made out of parts. Only the keyboard and outer casing are original. It'* a good computer though. Never had any really serious problems from it. Nothing I couldn't fix by reinstalling the OS software anyway.

Macs are essential for artsy people. They're right-brained computers. I have all kinds of art crud (camera, scanner, photo printer, tablet) hooked up to it and it never spazzes out.

I'm self-employed too, but not making much money. Der? I suck.
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I eat Mac'* for a mid-day snack, and another for dinner after work.
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its mostly cuz my girlfriend is getting into computer graphing so she can work for her aunts print shop. and they all use macs at their work and she wants to get one. so im looking around and its mostly for photoshop and minor gaming.(sims mostly)
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I think they have their ups and downs, but I don't have a reason to switch to one. I can do all the photo/video work i need on a wintel machine, and much more. No TV tuners for MAC, no Pocket PCs really work with it (well i don't own one anymore) and all my classes etc use Microsoft office. All the old things about windows being bad are pretty much gone now though, XP was a huge thing, and it will really get better with longhorn and the new winFS file system.
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