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Windows 7: What slots are these?

25 Jun 2012   #11
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kipper View Post
Come on guys, be nice. Macs are great, I have a 6 year old 13 inch MacBook that is rock solid and the best thing about it is "bootcamp" so I can run windows on it.
Thanks for proving our point. Why pay the Apple tax to run Windows? I always have to laugh when someone pretends their Mac is more durable. You do know they are built in the same factories as Dell, HP, etc, right? Do you realize that "under the hood", they are identical to a PC laptop, yet can often cost more than double?

When you apply common sense to the situation, you soon realize there's no way to justify an Apple computer purchase, aside from the "image" factor.

Now, in keeping with common sense, a college's job is to prepare students for the business world. Many of these students will often leave these colleges and find a Dell on their desk at their first job.


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25 Jun 2012   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

The real business world is NOT MAC.

How many enterprises have networked MAC systems?

Last stats I saw, MAC is still < 5% of the computer world.

A positive is that now with Office being available on the MAC then the kids are learning to use PowerPoint and Word.
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25 Jun 2012   #13
Kipper

 

I have a friend who is the number one Apple Fan boy, has to have the latest apple has to offer and why I will never know. This guy cannot even send a reply to an email. Every time we hit the road on the Harleys I have to show him how to work his Ipad; once he gets it turned on he becomes lost.

He gave me the MacBook for helping him setup his new Iphone and the Pad. Like I said the first thing I did was change out the 60GB hard drive and put on Snow Leopard and get windows on it so I can do what I do with it. LOL
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25 Jun 2012   #14
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Mac's really aren't bad. Overpriced, yes... but they do have some nice features. The fact that you have way much less of a chance for a virus is helpful. They're good for editing and web design. It's not good for gaming, but there are some uses to it. The price you have to pay for one is ridiculous though.
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25 Jun 2012   #15
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I thought upgrsding to a Mac was an oxymoron. As for the slots, maybe this will help.

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26 Jun 2012   #16
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

It was actually cause the computers in the room they're replacing them in was becoming an apple developer classroom.
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26 Jun 2012   #17
Skylais

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kipper View Post
Come on guys, be nice. Macs are great, I have a 6 year old 13 inch MacBook that is rock solid and the best thing about it is "bootcamp" so I can run windows on it.
So you can run windows on it
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26 Jun 2012   #18
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I would say the long black slot is a PCIe (express) x16, usually used for a PCIe video card. The short black slot a PCIe x1, usually used for a PCIe sound card or WIFI card. And the two white slots are for regular PCI interface cards.
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02 Jul 2012   #19
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post
Mac's really aren't bad. Overpriced, yes... but they do have some nice features. The fact that you have way much less of a chance for a virus is helpful. They're good for editing and web design. It's not good for gaming, but there are some uses to it. The price you have to pay for one is ridiculous though.
What features do they have that aren't available on the PC side? All of the same top quality software is available for both platforms, such as Adobe Suites. The fear over malware is very misleading. Most Mac users don't even run AV software, and Apple insists there's no need. So how would a person know they were infected...or even dodged an infection? Now, on the flip side, there are excellent free tools on the PC side that will keep you clean. Add that to common sense usage, and you can nearly guarantee a PC to be virus-free (with proof). It is ridiculously easy to keep a PC malware free. If you don't believe me, start a thread asking people to post how often they get infected, or how long it's been.

As for the cost, that's reason enough to avoid them like the plague. Why anyone would pay extra for identical hardware that's in a 6-9 month old PC blows my mind. Apple doesn't get the high end procs first. They are always lagging behind what's available on the PC side.

My point is, there's no way to actually justify an Apple purchase, aside from admitting your paying more for a status symbol.
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02 Jul 2012   #20
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

If you look closely at the image, the board is a Foxconn G33MO2, and is the OEM motherboard for several Dell models. From l-r, the slots are: PCI-E x16, PCI-E x1, and 2x PCI.
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