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Windows 7: how good is my new pc?

15 Dec 2010   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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And what makes you say macs are a waste of money im curious i dont know mutch about em
If you don't know much about them, why do you think you would want to buy a MAC? Seems to be a foolish purchase without doing some research and finding out whether a MAC would meet the requirements that you have of a personal computing machine.

And these others guys are discussing a "hackintosh", which is a hack to allow you to run the OSX software on a PC. At best, it's functional...but it's particular about the exact hardware, versions, firmwares, etc. It's not like any 'ole pc will just run it. The other option is to spend time trying to setup a virtual machine running OSX...and if you do manage to accomplish it, it will be so horrendously slow you will be pissed that you spent the time to get it working in the first place.


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15 Dec 2010   #12
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

wow i may try and research how to do that thanks for the tip
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15 Dec 2010   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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The other option is to spend time trying to setup a virtual machine running OSX...and if you do manage to accomplish it, it will be so horrendously slow you will be pissed that you spent the time to get it working in the first place.
pparks, Just curious - what makes you think it would be slow. I run Ubuntu in Virtual Box and with most applications it is actually faster than my native Win7 - and I gave vBox only 1GB of RAM. Only Firefox is slow. But I solved that with Chrome and that is lightning fast.
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15 Dec 2010   #14
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I am running Snow Leopard on my Dell Mini 9 netbook and it is pretty nifty but I don't think I could ever go to OSX exclusively since I like Windows too much.
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15 Dec 2010   #15
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

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The answer to your question is simple: If you are happy with it, it is a good deal.

Regarding a Macbook or any Mac: They are a rip-off. I would get a normal PC on which you also run e.g. Snow Leopard. That's a cheaper deal - I think it costs $29.
+1 a rip off doesn't really cover it. With Macs you don't get what you pay for.
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15 Dec 2010   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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I am running Snow Leopard on my Dell Mini 9 netbook and it is pretty nifty but I don't think I could ever go to OSX exclusively since I like Windows too much.
Question, are you running it "native" in lieu of Win7 or Linux or do you run it from a stick. And how much did you pay for Snow Leapard - is $29 the right price?
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15 Dec 2010   #17
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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I am running Snow Leopard on my Dell Mini 9 netbook and it is pretty nifty but I don't think I could ever go to OSX exclusively since I like Windows too much.
Question, are you running it "native" in lieu of Win7 or Linux or do you run it from a stick. And how much did you pay for Snow Leapard - is $29 the right price?
It is running native and it was $29+tax since I bought it locally at Best Buy.
OSX runs better on my Mini than Windows 7 Ultimate did. I was quite surprised.

here it is on my desk on the bottom left,
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15 Dec 2010   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Very nice. I might try that one day in a Virtual system. And the Snow Leopard is my favorite cat.
You have quite a setup with your main system too - congratulations. Unfortunately I have no space for a second or third monitor. The wife needs all the space for crafting - LOL.
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15 Dec 2010   #19
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

thanks. I wish I had 3 matching monitors though. I did have 2 matching 19" LG's but one of them died and LG sent me the newer 19" model (the right monitor) so I then bought a 20" of the same style when it was on sale.
The left screen (Samsung) is my monitor I use when I fix PC's and it would sit in the corner, so I decided to make space on the desk and run triples.

dual LG, 20" and 19"
http://transamws6.com/pics/pc/2009/desk-2009.jpg

the matching 19" LG screen setup,
http://transamws6.com/pics/pc/desk-11-06.jpg

Samsung CRT Duals,
http://transamws6.com/pics/pc/desk-06.jpg

and my classic dual setup from 2001
http://transamws6.com/pics/pc/desk_2001.jpg
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15 Dec 2010   #20
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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I am running Snow Leopard on my Dell Mini 9 netbook and it is pretty nifty but I don't think I could ever go to OSX exclusively since I like Windows too much.
Question, are you running it "native" in lieu of Win7 or Linux or do you run it from a stick. And how much did you pay for Snow Leapard - is $29 the right price?
It is running native and it was $29+tax since I bought it locally at Best Buy.
OSX runs better on my Mini than Windows 7 Ultimate did. I was quite surprised.

here it is on my desk on the bottom left,
did you have to do anything special to get it on there or did u install it just like windows ?
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