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August 19, 2019
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wilson-reed said
Oh,
....and when I bought my mac they threw in a free canon printer/scanner/fax unit. There are also discounts for students, teachers, and some other professions. Ask and you may receive.  

Wow it was really great. As I need a scanner, so that I can scan my important project documents for seminar. Thanks for sharing

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July 11, 2009
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cda.. I''m not the computer person in my household.. I just reap the benefits.. 🙂 I don''t know the difference between CMOS and ram... or a disk drive from a dish washer.

Security updates will be available for XP until 2016, so it''s not going anywhere. Companies with 2000 computers are not going to start investing in the hardware to go to Vista or 7 until they have to..

July 11, 2009
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FM: My youngest paid for his as well with grad money, but dad bought the 2 year warranty for complete coverage no matter what. Not sure if you know but Mac offers free training at the mac stores for any one who buys one.
That''s why we had gone to the store Sunday. They will fix any problems and instruct the owners on all sorts of use issues. We made an appointment and one fellow sat and spent an hour just teaching all the different things one can do. He has a second appointment next week for some instruction on graphic issues and capabilities.
I was impressed with the units I played on. I have four different computers now and I use a Toshiba laptop the most but it is starting to get slow like most do 2 years out of the box.

July 10, 2009
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[b]Rjj:[/b]

Daughter use to use my Dell Vostro and paid for her Mac on her own 😀

My only stipulation was to get the software that talks to Windows....... Kids these days, way beyond her old man Surprised

July 10, 2009
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water cooled as in sprinkler system

say it ain''t so

July 10, 2009
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I built a new computer last fall when Intel came out with their new [URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Nehalem]Nehalem[/URL] 45nm processor, I bought this [URL=http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1161&ID=1418]water-cooled case[/URL] with 12GB of memory and a RAID 10 array. I was going to stay with XP Pro until Windows 7 came out, but since XP can only see 3GB of RAM (and for that you''ve got to install the 3GB switch) I bought 64 bit Vista Ultimate, it only took me a week to get use to it and now I love Vista.

You don''t want Macs unless you are in an industry that uses them like publishing and the art world, they are still way out of the loop business-wise, I know because of my don''t business I bought him Macs and they are painfully slow in comparison, look at Maximum PC, the gamers demand the very best and none of them use Macs, they''re too slow and stuck in 32 bit operating systems.

I''d pick up copies of [URL=http://www.maximumpc.com]Maximum PC[/URL] for about 6 months before you build, you''ll see what the pros are doing both for expensive machines, and genius kids using in their budget rigs.

An off-the-shelf computer is the equivalent of a tract home, and we all know how crappy tract homes are, custom home or custom computer we need to build them ourselves, or hire a pro to build them.

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July 10, 2009
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I have used HP for years and prefer them to Dells and others. Recently purchased a HP tablet laptop and Sony VIAO both work very nicely. The tablet is easy to carry and use in any location. Both systems came with Microsoft Vista and although I have resisted moving from XP it did solve some problems with XP. Wish that Microsoft 7 had come out sooner. Microsoft will offer cheap upgrades for Vista to 7.

Both systems were off the shelf from a major Arkansas club store and so I got more upgrades than some computer stores.

July 10, 2009
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I have a nice Toshiba Satellite laptop that I got when I replaced the Sony VIAO a couple years ago. Main reason is that the business world runs on PCs. I will say that Toshiba makes a great product, my first laptop was an ancient satellite and it lasted for a couple years. I will not on the other hand ever buy another Dell computer, the tower I have lasted less than two years and it is foobahed.

Sue, XP, the only way to go.

July 10, 2009
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As an XP refusnik, I have held on to bitter end.

Got my daughter an HP notebook for college which has been a good one and a "ZT" brand for my biz, both at $800 ea. (last yr).

Have had good desktop support from Dell.

July 10, 2009
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peach

ok how much do you charge to build and ship???

July 10, 2009
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PC''s are easier to upgrade than a MAC, and easier to work on. There are more options for PC than there are for a MAC. That said, if you like to tinker, a PC is great. If you want to just take it out of the box and go - a MAC is the way to go.

I worked on both for over 20 years. I prefer PC because I like to work on my machine. Think the difference between someone who works on their car versus someone who just wants to turn the key and go.

July 10, 2009
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PC with XP over Vista.
When Windows 7 gets released you can look for support dropping off for XP.
Academia loves the MAC but the business world runs on PC.

July 9, 2009
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Oh,
....and when I bought my mac they threw in a free canon printer/scanner/fax unit. There are also discounts for students, teachers, and some other professions. Ask and you may receive.

July 9, 2009
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I have an old mac from 1986 still working! FM my youngest has the mac pro also. It is pretty neat. We spent Sunday afternoon in the mac store while they show him differ things. I was impressed with what I saw also. They are real high priced. Seems that all the repair guys and programmers seem to think mac is the best. Graphic design people all seem to use mac.
Peach: I agree xp over vista.

July 9, 2009
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Considering Microsoft has spent the better part of 30 years trying to be Macintosh...

Macs tend to be more expensive, but are much more reliable and less suceptable to viruses. With the new software that allows crossover use of many apps, it''s getting easier to justify the extra cost for the Mac.

When we were looking at colleges with my son a few years ago, we asked the Engineering Profs at Alfred U which they recommended. Overwhelmingly they recommended Mac.

My son went PC, go figure. ''Alienware''. Little spaceman face on the cover that glows green when the thing is on... whatever.

July 9, 2009
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Well, since we usually build what we need, we don''t go shopping off the shelf very often.. did buy the daughter a killer red laptop from Dell and had them do XP rather than vista.. so we could support it better..

Most of the world doesn''t operate on Mac.. (I rarely see them in the professional world).. so it may be better to go with something else..

but that''s just me

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Agree with Daddy O regarding the Micromac or you''ll be lost. My daughter just got Mac Pro for college and loves it and now I''m suffering from that green monster 🙁

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I want to get the dell desktop with an I-7 processor once they come down a little on the price.

Would like to have one built, but now a days it cost more than off the shelf

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rjj,
I have a MacBook about a year old and love it. The MacBook pro is bigger and better but pricey. I had the standard mac software installed and bought the micromac software as well. By running dual systems you can communicate, send attachments, etc. with both mac and windows users. Micromac is actually microsoft word, excell, powerpoint, and entourage but translated for mac systems. The mac software has music editing, ipod, video editing, as well as word processing and other standard programs. The extra software was $150 and well worth it. I also added PUNCH 3d autcad with virtual tour. Very fun to play with but pricey at about $300. I absolutely love my mac for what I use it for.