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Old 09-05-2003, 12:58 AM   #21
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And that'* only assuming you have those updates setup like that. Go to www.windowsupdate.com if you aren't sure, actually do it anyways, and do it often!
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aviator327 L27Buick, Have you looked at the Dell PC'*? I have owned 4 Dells over the years and have never had a problem. If you check out the dell website they also have a dell factory outlet with some good buys.
My present dells are a Dell Dimension 8200 2.4 ghz and a Dell Dim 4550 2.66ghz

i already have a decent pc its just that my girlfriend is gonna work for her aunts print shop as a computer grapher and they all use mac and she wants to look in to getting one. (it also my way of getting another pc )
I have a Dell myself, good running machine. The only problems I've encountered are memory upgrades (after 512 meg, it wants Dell branded memory) and the power supply. I had to do some body work to upgrade mine to a 500 watt.

I alos wanted to put it in a custom case, but the power button is wired kinda wier, so I had to sell the case I bought and will have to modify the clamshell one it came with.

Oh, it'* an OptiPlex GX-260, 2 GHz, 512 RAM, total of 180 Gig HD (one 120 and 0ne 60), GeForce 4 Ti4600 128, TV Card, SoundBlaster Extigy, DVD and CDRW, Logitech Wireless mouse, blah, blah, blah...
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Old 09-05-2003, 10:28 AM   #23
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You should see the LED'* i got on the front of my case, and now i'm getting these antec lights for free for my flat panel/speakers... Hehe...
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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. .
Actually there are several TV tuners available for Mac. ATI makes at least one that I know of, I'm using it right now.

Also MS Office is available on a Mac too. Files transfer w/ no problems except for some minor font issues if you use crazy fonts.

As for getting a Mac to use print programs, yeah the industry is all about Macs. But if you're looking for a home computer and money'* tight, Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, and all of the standard creative programs are also available for PC. And switching files between the 2 platforms is no problem. Although I think you'll find buying new versions of all that software, for Mac or PC, would be much more than the cost of a new computer.
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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. .
Actually there are several TV tuners available for Mac. ATI makes at least one that I know of, I'm using it right now.

Also MS Office is available on a Mac too. Files transfer w/ no problems except for some minor font issues if you use crazy fonts.

As for getting a Mac to use print programs, yeah the industry is all about Macs. But if you're looking for a home computer and money'* tight, Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, and all of the standard creative programs are also available for PC. And switching files between the 2 platforms is no problem. Although I think you'll find buying new versions of all that software, for Mac or PC, would be much more than the cost of a new computer.
Office on Mac doesn't get updated etc as much as the PC. Everyone i know uses PCs, and stuff i like is on PCs.
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photoshop aint cheap and we can buy a computer for almost the price of photoshop and we could use her aunts version of photoshop. so now i gotta find somewhere to buya mac somewhat cheap
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482.5 hours of straight windows operating time (that means no hangs, freezes, restarts or power-off-time)
Or patches or updates...can we say slammer boys and girls? I knew we could...

-- Rogue
Whats that mean? I havent updated in a while... Ive been running for 20 days straight.. But please fill me in as to what your referring to...i run a ton of AIM and Paintshop and internet explorer, word but not much else so does it suprise you its run this long? Im just wondrin....
There is a host of new worms running amock, one of which is slammer. Patches are available from Microsoft almost daily. If you have not rebooted in 20 or so days, there are plenty of patches you have not installed leaving yourself vulnerable.

-- Rogue
hahah OHHHHHH ic... well i have run all the updates that dont requre restart, but either way my computer is like 90% invisible to the internet... you cant even ping it.. And i update my Antivirus regularly... But thanks for the info! Ill see wha ti can find on it..

PS.. I Just got back form a St. X football game (my HS) and with less than 4 mins left in the game we pull like a 98-99yard touchdown for the win... WE ROCK sorry... back to topic now...
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