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#13 Devil 07

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 01:12 PM

update: Mac guy is getting scared of what might happen to his beloved Mac when I get my hands on them. Hehehe......be afraid mac guy, be very afraid.
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Posted 20 June 2007 - 02:35 PM

update: Mac guy is getting scared of what might happen to his beloved Mac when I get my hands on them. Hehehe......be afraid mac guy, be very afraid.


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Posted 20 June 2007 - 02:58 PM

^^^^ whoa, where you hiding around the corner listening to our conversation?
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Posted 20 June 2007 - 03:08 PM

^^^^ whoa, where you hiding around the corner listening to our conversation?


LOL I wish; but it'd be a big corner (about 550 mi between us).
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Posted 27 June 2007 - 06:04 PM

Anyone know if running Prime 95 is possible in a virtual environment? Now that he knows what I'm gonna do to this thing he is trying to get out of installing WinXP with boot camp on a separate partition.
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Posted 27 June 2007 - 06:37 PM

I'm not a Mac fanboy or anything...but they actually are pretty decent machines. I like the fact that OSX is all based on Unix so you can run pretty much any linux app on it if you compile it. I got my hands on one of their laptops for awhile...that is the most solidly built laptop I've ever had the pleasure of using.
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Posted 27 June 2007 - 07:25 PM

I think they are great machines too. First chance I got to play with one was when the black Mac Books came out. Put WinXP on one for a friend using Parallels and it runs great. Just the press of a key and you could use either OSX or WinXP.
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 05:07 AM

Might want to try Glucas; a mac version of prime95.

http://www.oxixares.com/glucas/
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Posted 06 July 2007 - 12:27 PM

Well, I thank you all for your suggestions, but I have sacred the crap outta our IT guy. He is no longer gonna let me run any of the test I wanted to on them. But the plus side is I have really made him reconsider placing these new computers in the racks. He has realized the amount of heat they are gonna put off and decided that sandwiched in a rack between other gear is a bad idea. Thanks again guys. You helped me scare the living daylights out of a mac guy AND question the stability of his favorite computer maker.
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Posted 06 July 2007 - 12:44 PM

Well, I thank you all for your suggestions, but I have sacred the crap outta our IT guy. He is no longer gonna let me run any of the test I wanted to on them. But the plus side is I have really made him reconsider placing these new computers in the racks. He has realized the amount of heat they are gonna put off and decided that sandwiched in a rack between other gear is a bad idea. Thanks again guys. You helped me scare the living daylights out of a mac guy AND question the stability of his favorite computer maker.


That's really great news; I just wish we could have found out if those MAC pros would endure a real torture test.
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Posted 06 July 2007 - 12:50 PM

Macs aren't as bad as people make them out to be. I have not found them to be as good as the Mac zealots claim (I have and use a Macbook on a daily basis), but they're not terrible.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 02:20 PM

That's really great news; I just wish we could have found out if those MAC pros would endure a real torture test.


yeah me too. If anything changes on my end, you guys and girls will be the first to know.
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