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How many of you also have an Apple computer?

pparks1

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Just wondering how many use both Windows PC's and Mac's? I just purchased a Mac Book Pro this past weekend and am starting to learn all about how Apple does things and how OSX works.

I'm only a couple of days in, but this device certainly has it's pros and it's cons.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Built in July 2009
    CPU
    Intel Q9550 2.83Ghz OC'd to 3.40Ghz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R rev. 1.1, F12 BIOS
    Memory
    8GB G.Skill PI DDR2-800, 4-4-4-12 timings
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 1280MB Nvidia GeForce GTX570
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC899A 8 channel onboard audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Acer x233H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Intel X25-M 80GB Gen 2 SSD
    Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black, 32MB cache. WD1001FALS
    PSU
    Corsair 620HX modular
    Case
    Antec P182
    Cooling
    stock
    Keyboard
    ABS M1 Mechanical
    Mouse
    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
    Internet Speed
    15/2 cable modem
    Other Info
    Windows and Linux enthusiast. Logitech G35 Headset.

paulsalter

Member
Power User
I use a MacBook and Windows although my MacBook is 7 years old

Loved it upto Snow Leopard (10.6)
Hated Lion (last version my Mac would take)

Never used the last 2 versions which have improved quite a bit, but it was too late for me, I moved to Windows 8
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3521
    CPU
    i5
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Browser
    IE

Chuck38

Just livin life
VIP Member
Power User
I'm from a Mac background, so I've used an old iBook, an eMac, and two different versions of the iMac. But now I'm shifting towards Windows, Windows 8 is actually my very first version of Windows.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self-built/ Custom
    CPU
    AMD FX-6300
    Motherboard
    MSI 970A-G43
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GTX 750 ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207h
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200 Hybrid Internal Hard Drive
    Crucial M500 240GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 Watt 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R4
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    CM Storm Devastator - Red
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    Really fast.
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    AVG
    Other Info
    Logitech G230 Headset

strollin

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I used to have a Mac Mini, running Leopard then Snow Leopard but found I hardly used it as I preferred doing things on my Win 7 box so ended up trading the Mini for a Toshiba laptop.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built i7-8700K, Hp Envy x360 EVO Laptop, MS Surface Pro 7
    CPU
    3.7Ghz Core i7-8700K, 11th Gen Core i7-1165G7 4.7Ghz, 10th Gen Core™ i5-1035G4 1.1Ghz
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF Z370-Pro Gaming, HP, MS
    Memory
    16G, 8G, 8G
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon RX580, Intel Iris X Graphics, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4
    Sound Card
    ATI High Definition Audio (Built-in to mobo)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual Samsung U32J59 32 inch monitors, 13.3" display, 12.3" display
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160 (Desktop), 1920x1080 (laptop), 2736x1824 Pro 7
    Hard Drives
    500GB ssd boot drive with 2 & 10TB Data (Desktop), 512GB ssd (laptop), 128GB SSD (tablet)
    PSU
    Corsair CX 750M
    Case
    Antec 100
    Cooling
    Coolermaster CM 212+
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M - used continuously since 1986
    Mouse
    Microsoft IntelliMouse
    Internet Speed
    665Mbps/15Mbps down/up
    Browser
    FireFox, MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender on all
    Other Info
    Retired in 2015 after working in the tech industry for 41 years. First 10 years as a Technician, the rest as a programmer/software engineer. After 1 year of retirement, I was bored so went back to work as a Robotic Process Automation Consultant. Retired for 3rd (and final) time in 2019.

Coke Robot

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I'm from a Mac background, so I've used an old iBook, an eMac, and two different versions of the iMac. But now I'm shifting towards Windows, Windows 8 is actually my very first version of Windows.

Considering what I've read in the past couple of years with Windows 8, this does not surprise me....
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    AMD FX 8320
    Motherboard
    Crosshair V Formula-Z
    Memory
    16 gig DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS R9 270
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
    x2 3 TB Toshibas
    Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB
    PSU
    OCZ 500 watt
    Case
    A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic.
    Cooling
    Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Touch Mouse
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, but I might go back on KIS 2014

Coke Robot

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I've used mac os here and there... Not my cup of tea, coffee, nor latte.

The fact that only THREE years ago, the platform didn't have cut and paste in Finder was just mind blowing. The fact that AutoCAD wasn't available about three years ago was just a no-go for me. Now that apple put in a feature that is so simple it's shocking, it's mildly better. But I've read through some mac forums that most "pro" mac users will install a file explorer program instead of using Finder and I don't blame them; and itunes style of managing a file system started to freak my brain because I basically didn't have ANY advanced commands that I've been used to since Windows 8 in Developer Preview...

I do like how mac os, as far as I know, sandboxes programs from each other. This is basically a feature of WinRT to some extent. Weird how you "install" programs though...

As someone from a Windows background, mac os doesn't cut it for me. It's interesting, some things OBVIOUSLY came from it to Windows like Windows 7's Taskbar style, but it's a platform that apple isn't heavily focused on so vital features/patches don't roll as quick as they do in Windows. The UI style is too....no.

The hardware however, is quite excellent. apple does know how to design and build very decent hardware, granted sometimes over built in the case of the iphone, but still very good.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    AMD FX 8320
    Motherboard
    Crosshair V Formula-Z
    Memory
    16 gig DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS R9 270
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
    x2 3 TB Toshibas
    Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB
    PSU
    OCZ 500 watt
    Case
    A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic.
    Cooling
    Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Touch Mouse
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, but I might go back on KIS 2014

z3r010

BOFH
Administrator
I've got a macbook air, but I only use bootcamped Windows 8 on it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    me
    CPU
    i9

pparks1

Well-Known Member
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Guru
I've now adjusted to a handful of things well. It's ability to go to sleep and wake up instantly is great. And it's battery life is great.

I don't use things like autocad, so this is a non issue for me. I also have Windows computers available to me, so I can use them when they are needed.

What I do like is that many of the built in apps are pretty decent for most peoples needs. Like iPhoto and iVideo. Things like time machine make backups a snap and restores of the entire machine from this image is great. Reinstall of the OS is an absolute snap, no product keys, no activation. And reboots are a pretty rare thing.

It's not all rainbows and unicorns though. The retina display which is really 1280x800 is nowhere near enough screen real estate for me, so I ruin scaled at 1680x1050. The method off installing apps is just strange and the fact that I have to unmount the installers from the desktop when complete is just annoying.

Overall, in less than a week, I'd say it's better than what I expected. I've no intention of switching over completely or anything. I have no intention of running Windows on my Mac, I have Windows computers for that.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Built in July 2009
    CPU
    Intel Q9550 2.83Ghz OC'd to 3.40Ghz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R rev. 1.1, F12 BIOS
    Memory
    8GB G.Skill PI DDR2-800, 4-4-4-12 timings
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 1280MB Nvidia GeForce GTX570
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC899A 8 channel onboard audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Acer x233H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Intel X25-M 80GB Gen 2 SSD
    Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black, 32MB cache. WD1001FALS
    PSU
    Corsair 620HX modular
    Case
    Antec P182
    Cooling
    stock
    Keyboard
    ABS M1 Mechanical
    Mouse
    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
    Internet Speed
    15/2 cable modem
    Other Info
    Windows and Linux enthusiast. Logitech G35 Headset.

Kari

Old geek, new tricks
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My wife has an iMac and iPad, I only use them when they need maintenance, updates and such. I know virtually nothing about them, about iOS and MacOSX, only what I have had to learn to fix Angie's small issues, do backups and updates and so on.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP ENVY 17-1150eg
    CPU
    1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Processor
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Beats sound system with integrated subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" laptop display, 22" LED and 32" Full HD TV through HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1600*900 (1), 1920*1080 (2&3)
    Hard Drives
    Internal: 2 x 500 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 7200 rpm
    External: 2TB for backups, 3TB USB3 network drive for media
    Cooling
    As Envy runs a bit warm, I have it on a Cooler Master pad
    Keyboard
    Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser (bluetooth)
    Mouse
    Logitech MX1000 Laser (Bluetooth)
    Internet Speed
    50 MB VDSL
    Browser
    Maxthon 3.5.2., IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender 4.3.9431.0
    Other Info
    Windows in English, additional user accounts in Finnish, German and Swedish.

JimJoe

Member
Member
Nope, don't have one. I wouldn't mind getting one though. I really want to fix some hardware issues with my Amiga A3000.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus X551MA
    Memory
    4 gigs
    Hard Drives
    440 gigabyte Sata 2
    Keyboard
    built-in
    Mouse
    Acer USB
    Internet Speed
    5 megabits
    Browser
    Firefox

XweAponX

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Along with 2 Windows 8 machines and one Windows 7 machine, I have 3 Mac PPC's including a Dual G5 Titanium Tower with Cinematic Display, it's a great Museum Piece.

I control the whole network with my iPhone and iPad Mini, while I ma sitting on one workstation, I can instigate a job on another using either remotes or Skyjos FileExplorer. It's the best app in the whole store, the In-App Upgrade was only 99 cents, it's more if you buy the Pro version outright.

I never get the "Intel White-Out" on any of the Motorola Risc-Based PPC's, on Intel Mac's I get as many White-Outs as I get on my Core Duo machine.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

Coke Robot

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Nope, don't have one. I wouldn't mind getting one though. I really want to fix some hardware issues with my Amiga A3000.

:roflmao:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    AMD FX 8320
    Motherboard
    Crosshair V Formula-Z
    Memory
    16 gig DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS R9 270
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
    x2 3 TB Toshibas
    Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB
    PSU
    OCZ 500 watt
    Case
    A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic.
    Cooling
    Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Touch Mouse
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, but I might go back on KIS 2014

strollin

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... I never get the "Intel White-Out" on any of the Motorola Risc-Based PPC's, on Intel Mac's I get as many White-Outs as I get on my Core Duo machine.
What the heck is "Intel White-Out". Never heard of it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built i7-8700K, Hp Envy x360 EVO Laptop, MS Surface Pro 7
    CPU
    3.7Ghz Core i7-8700K, 11th Gen Core i7-1165G7 4.7Ghz, 10th Gen Core™ i5-1035G4 1.1Ghz
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF Z370-Pro Gaming, HP, MS
    Memory
    16G, 8G, 8G
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon RX580, Intel Iris X Graphics, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4
    Sound Card
    ATI High Definition Audio (Built-in to mobo)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual Samsung U32J59 32 inch monitors, 13.3" display, 12.3" display
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160 (Desktop), 1920x1080 (laptop), 2736x1824 Pro 7
    Hard Drives
    500GB ssd boot drive with 2 & 10TB Data (Desktop), 512GB ssd (laptop), 128GB SSD (tablet)
    PSU
    Corsair CX 750M
    Case
    Antec 100
    Cooling
    Coolermaster CM 212+
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M - used continuously since 1986
    Mouse
    Microsoft IntelliMouse
    Internet Speed
    665Mbps/15Mbps down/up
    Browser
    FireFox, MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender on all
    Other Info
    Retired in 2015 after working in the tech industry for 41 years. First 10 years as a Technician, the rest as a programmer/software engineer. After 1 year of retirement, I was bored so went back to work as a Robotic Process Automation Consultant. Retired for 3rd (and final) time in 2019.

JimJoe

Member
Member

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus X551MA
    Memory
    4 gigs
    Hard Drives
    440 gigabyte Sata 2
    Keyboard
    built-in
    Mouse
    Acer USB
    Internet Speed
    5 megabits
    Browser
    Firefox

XweAponX

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Pro User
... I never get the "Intel White-Out" on any of the Motorola Risc-Based PPC's, on Intel Mac's I get as many White-Outs as I get on my Core Duo machine.
What the heck is "Intel White-Out". Never heard of it.

Heard of it, maybe not - But I'm sure you've SEEN it - It when you are in a program, it stalls, and the whole Program Screen Whites out, that sound familiar? Sometimes it expands to include the whole Desktop. I was getting it yesterday a lot, because I had errors on my hard drive and it was stalling up running programs. It happens on Windows Vistpoop, 7 and 8 mostly on Intel machines, although it is not strictly limited to Intel, some AMDs do it too. And Intel Macs do it as well. PPCs do not do it.

I have heard that Apple is gong back to the Motorola Chips.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

pparks1

Well-Known Member
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Guru
I setup the Display Menu app yesterday on my MacBook Pro so that I can actually run 2560x1600. I've decided to leave it at the scaled 1680x1050 as that is a little more eye friendly.

Got Dropbox going, got my Amazon Cloud player going, got AirPlay going to my Marantz receiver and I have my Windows shared printer working. All in all, making decent progress.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Built in July 2009
    CPU
    Intel Q9550 2.83Ghz OC'd to 3.40Ghz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R rev. 1.1, F12 BIOS
    Memory
    8GB G.Skill PI DDR2-800, 4-4-4-12 timings
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 1280MB Nvidia GeForce GTX570
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC899A 8 channel onboard audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Acer x233H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Intel X25-M 80GB Gen 2 SSD
    Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black, 32MB cache. WD1001FALS
    PSU
    Corsair 620HX modular
    Case
    Antec P182
    Cooling
    stock
    Keyboard
    ABS M1 Mechanical
    Mouse
    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
    Internet Speed
    15/2 cable modem
    Other Info
    Windows and Linux enthusiast. Logitech G35 Headset.

furrykitten

New Member
I presently have a 2007 Mac Mini running Windows 7. This little runt just refuses to die! I switched back to Windows after using Macs for 13 years (mostly Mac Pros). It was like being released from a jail that I didn't even know I was living in.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Z820
    CPU
    2 x E5-2630
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX 780
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2711; Wacom Cintiq 24 HD
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 500GB SSD; lots of HDDs
    Mouse
    Mionix NAOS 8200
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security

XweAponX

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I presently have a 2007 Mac Mini running Windows 7. This little runt just refuses to die! I switched back to Windows after using Macs for 13 years (mostly Mac Pros). It was like being released from a jail that I didn't even know I was living in.

IS that a Desktop Box or is it one of those systems that's AIO, like an iMac or an eMac? I do that a lot too, I love Bootcamp, it's the best thing Apple has ever done, I wish Microsoft would extend their hand that way, and set up a way we can install MACOS onto a PC.

As much as I like the Windows Desktop, and I'm very familiar with the system and I know how to get all kinds of jobs done, I love getting on my Titanium Tower and messing around with OSX 10.5.8, I wish I could do Bootcamp on the G5 but it's Motorola cna can't do it, btu I have a Huge Cinematic Display, I know it is larger than 21" - I had a 21" Spectre WS Monitor I got on sale for 150, I sold it for 150 too haha- I didn't need it, I got a 42" TV.

I am the opposite though, I feel a freedom when I get on MACOS, but only cos I am not that familiar with it, familiar enough to repair em when I need to.


I tried to get a screenshot of that "White-Out" event, I'll see if I have it... Found it! This was the VERY last thing I did on Windows 8 on this PC, I went back to my Windows 7 Partition!



whiteout.png
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

Coke Robot

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I presently have a 2007 Mac Mini running Windows 7. This little runt just refuses to die! I switched back to Windows after using Macs for 13 years (mostly Mac Pros). It was like being released from a jail that I didn't even know I was living in.

IS that a Desktop Box or is it one of those systems that's AIO, like an iMac or an eMac? I do that a lot too, I love Bootcamp, it's the best thing Apple has ever done, I wish Microsoft would extend their hand that way, and set up a way we can install MACOS onto a PC.

As much as I like the Windows Desktop, and I'm very familiar with the system and I know how to get all kinds of jobs done, I love getting on my Titanium Tower and messing around with OSX 10.5.8, I wish I could do Bootcamp on the G5 but it's Motorola cna can't do it, btu I have a Huge Cinematic Display, I know it is larger than 21" - I had a 21" Spectre WS Monitor I got on sale for 150, I sold it for 150 too haha- I didn't need it, I got a 42" TV.

I am the opposite though, I feel a freedom when I get on MACOS, but only cos I am not that familiar with it, familiar enough to repair em when I need to.


I tried to get a screenshot of that "White-Out" event, I'll see if I have it... Found it! This was the VERY last thing I did on Windows 8 on this PC, I went back to my Windows 7 Partition!



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apple needs to extent themselves out a bit more because they will NEVER allow mac os to be ever used on a non-mac PC. EVER. The ONLY way is to do a hackintosh type setup, but even then...

I feel the opposite, if I can't change window/accent colors, have 50/50 window app snap, a decent File Explorer, and be able to deploy custom images with decent amounts of ease I'm lost. I can't even use mac os PURELY because of the lack of window snapping, that will get annoying REAL quick. It just feels too constricting for my tastes and honestly seems like it's stuck in the year 2006.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    AMD FX 8320
    Motherboard
    Crosshair V Formula-Z
    Memory
    16 gig DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS R9 270
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
    x2 3 TB Toshibas
    Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB
    PSU
    OCZ 500 watt
    Case
    A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic.
    Cooling
    Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Touch Mouse
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, but I might go back on KIS 2014

furrykitten

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The Mac Mini is basically an all-in-one without a screen. It's Apple's cheapest computer.

I like using Windows more and the sky's the limit with respect to hardware on the Windows side. After the introduction of the trashcan Mac Pro, that was it for me.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Z820
    CPU
    2 x E5-2630
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX 780
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2711; Wacom Cintiq 24 HD
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 500GB SSD; lots of HDDs
    Mouse
    Mionix NAOS 8200
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security

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