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Old 31st May 2005, 07:09 AM   #191
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The Mac people have been here trying to make windows pc's out as crash prone etc.
No need for mac people to that, Windows people are much better at it.

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Old 31st May 2005, 07:20 AM   #192
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Im a dual g5 owner. I HEAR YOU BROTHER! I built up a GIANT PC for video editing/3D FX, it was watercooled, tripple monitor, dual power supply, raid 0, winxp/gentoo ...one bad MF'n machine. It goes and gets slow. I get a gig of ram...video card FRIES, i buy a FX5700..quadro mod.. it rules..for about 20 minutes. Raid drives go down, DEAD, next thing i know, its not booting. I fried it. CPUs chared black. but this is after a good 500$ in repairs. I had enough of BSOD's, and i realized, my G3 was 11 years old running all original parts. Bought my Dual G5, and ive never been happier.

G5's i wish i had money for one.. id buy a dulie 2.o and a 24" dell lcd..

Right now my main machine is my dell laptop running 2k with all service packs and stuff.. my new server that just went up in the last few days Mandrake 10.1 all updated behind a router.. I need a new one this is only a PII 400 @ 128mb ram and a 15gig hdd.. I'm debating on getting a g4 500mx box or a p4 2.0 gig linux / osx.. Humm...
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Old 31st May 2005, 08:21 PM   #193
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geewhizbang, i actually wasnt OC'ed. It was a dual athlon 1.2, one of the earlier dual MPs, so the heat out put was immense. I had 11 fans to cool that sucker, and one day i just got sick of all the noise. Its not easy to sleep with a 10 hour magic bullet render in AE going ALL NIGHT!

Im more of a linux guy. If linux had the multimedia apps windows did, i wouldve just shut up and switched to that perminently. I lost it with my PC when it crashed and caused me a 3D SPFX job. Never again was i going to let that happen.

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windows is crash prone, a part of that states, if you install windows on identical servers, some WILL CRASH for unknown reasons.

I went thru the problems of my machine on another forum (ocforums) we established that i just asked it to do so much between 3dsmax, combustion, adobe, so much multitasking..that after 3 years of it nonstop, the machine just gave up.

Longhorn, the new windows..has been scrapped and theyve started over. Pretty pathedic IMO. If M$ gets their way, your PC will need to be built my microsoft in order for you to function. But even worse, this new technology, will require ALL your files to be created on one of these longhorn PCs. If it isnt, the longhorn pc wont open it and vise versa. So pretty much bill gates will take the apple approach, only monopolize it some more.

That, and almost every other OS out there is *nix/BSD based. You can sit down at a computer running BeOS, IRIX, linux, mac, openBSD, figure out how to get the command line and your set. Not windows.

A mac was perfect for all the graphics work i do. And if it wears out within the next 3 years, well then i just lug it to my apple store and get it repaired. SAME DAY! their warranty service is quite incredible.

Geewhiz, what kinda mac do you have? I was tthinking of upgrading my old OC'ed Beige G3 to the 1.25 ghz g4 CPU.
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Geewhiz, what kinda mac do you have? I was tthinking of upgrading my old OC'ed Beige G3 to the 1.25 ghz g4 CPU.

I had the Single G4 1.0 gig machine. Was wickedly fast.. ( kinda )
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Old 31st May 2005, 09:20 PM   #195
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This one does me fine. 20" display single 1.25

It is noticably slower that my g4 dp 867 mirror door.
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