I want a new iMac

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  1. CompiledMonkey

    CompiledMonkey New Member

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    I really like OS X and the new design of the iMac is simply awesome in my opinion. The only thing holding me back from an iMac is Microsoft .NET. 99% of my programming is with .NET. :hs:
     
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    IBmacssuck

    they do though
     
  4. Juggernaut

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    unless you're doing graphic work, stay away from mac. its worthless in the real world
     
  5. alexs001

    alexs001 Mawk! Mawk!

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    unless you're a hardcore gamer, I see no difference in functionality
     
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    I respectfully disagree. Except for programming in .NET, my daily computing tasks (which there are many of) could be done on a Mac or PC without any loss in productivity. This assumes I have learned to use OS X like I have Windows.
     
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    Voland AHHH MOTHERLAND!!!

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    That looks ugly.
     
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    symptic I run companies

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    I like doing work on a mac. Then again, I do graphic design. If only I could afford my own right now. :hs: (Display included)
     
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    You know, if you got a Mac and you needed to do some programming in .NET, you could always get Virtural PC and be set
     
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    I spent most of Friday working on a guy at work's new Mac G5. By the end of the day I wanted to chuck the fucker out the window. :mad:
     
  12. Rob

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    Get a windows dev machine and use RDP.
     
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    I've used Virtual PC and have never been that impressed. The performance has never been enough for me to want to work on it for longer than 10 mins.
     
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    Really? Can you go into any details? I'm curious to hear your opinion. :)
     
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    I think it was a combination of problems in Eudora+OSX+one button mouse+lack of good removable storage.

    The G5's have that huge ass case with only ONE optical drive, they expect everything to be external, then give you 3 USB ports. You ALWAYS end up with a USB hub.
     
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    One thing I don't like is the one button mouse. If I had one, I'd certainly have a normal mouse. Hopefully Firefox would recognize the wheel button click to open links in a new tab. I couldn't browse the web without that anymore. :o
     
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    *cough*

     
  20. dmora

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    Everyone gets all butt hurt about the mouse. As if a multibutton mouse does not exist in the USB market. Because ANY USB MOUSE WILL WORK.
    :slap:

    And the issue of removable storage? Is CDRW and DVD-R not good enough? How bout USB flash drives? Or USB/Firewire external HDD?
    Do you people think these devices only work on the PC environment??
     
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    The new Virtural PC (version 7.0) that started shipping earlier this month should be much faster than the older versions, especially with the G5. I used VPC for some .NET programming on my old 700mhz G3 iBook so I know how slow it can get but with the new version and a nice G5, it should deffinatly be useable.
     

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