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Question from Windows-land here, can you put Linux on a Mac?
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lol being a bag boy to earn 1 Grand. art though on crack? it will take a while (months)... by then he probably would already have stolen one with his kind of obsession. sell your pc and your stuff in your house.
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Well, G5s don't compare to intel processors, so your argument is flawed. I challenge you to try and make a cheaper workstation then the Mac Pro on Newegg now.
Newegg, saved to a wishlist:
http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...Number=3621052

Mac:
http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/9384/macproxl7.jpg

PC: $2,284.37 +shipping
Mac Pro: $3,746.00

I may have missed something when I built this, so check it in case I did.

But, I can't be that far off, I can't be $1,500 off even if I did do something wrong.



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Question from Windows-land here, can you put Linux on a Mac?
Yes I think you can.
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Newegg, saved to a wishlist:
http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...Number=3621052

Mac:
http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/9384/macproxl7.jpg

PC: $2,284.37 +shipping
Mac Pro: $3,746.00

I may have missed something when I built this, so check it in case I did.

But, I can't be that far off, I can't be $1,500 off even if I did do something wrong.




Yes I think you can.
lol nice one, just further proves that macs are ridiculously overpriced.
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yeah but don't forget about what you get with a mac. Support, good looks, braging rights, and a dead sexy computer.
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I was bored one day and built one on Newegg.com with as close to the specs of an average G5 that I built on their site, and I even made a few things a little better on the PC, and it was like $2700 for the PowerMac and like $1,900 for the PC, including monitor, case, mouse/keyboard.

That was before the Intel Macs though, but I doubt they would change their prices drastically.



And yeah, there's a kid in my 1st period class that wears like 2 different Linux shirts every week lol
Thats Newegg. And yes, they did decrease prices with the Core computers.

I'm talking about compared to other manufacturers. Companies dont buy custom computer, and very very few people individually buy workstations, or custom workstations for that matter..
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post #47 of 70
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hey guys i have bad news. I won't be getting a macbook for christmas i'm so sad. After an hour long argument with my mom they said no. there reason is that even now i spend way to much time with my pc. I'm always looking for ways to make it better and they don't like that. My mom said she would be making herself worse knowing that she made me even more entangled into my pc. although you guys are welcome to discuss in this thread for which i hope you guys will do.
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Thats Newegg. And yes, they did decrease prices with the Core computers.

I'm talking about compared to other manufacturers. Companies dont buy custom computer, and very very few people individually buy workstations, or custom workstations for that matter..
That's true, but I also don't promote buying either pre-manufactured PC's or Macs, so I'm not saying pre-made comps are any better, because you can build your own computer cheaper than buying say, a Dell.

And yes, there is the issue of technical support as Metalica mentioned, but you get that with pre-built PCs as well. And I've never had any trouble from Dell or Hewlett-Packard.

Anyways, I'm not saying they're bad computers at all or anything, but I feel that they are a bit overpriced, and I don't see any advantages that really attract my attention on their OS. The only thing that I DO hate about them, is the people that will slit your throat of you speak a mildly negative word about Apple.

But, I will give them one thing, their high-definition monitors are incredibly sexy. Best displays I've ever seen. *drools*

And sorry about you getting let down, bro. Kinda sucks to not be able to get something you really want... *thinks of new car *
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post #49 of 70
Well while I dont' know your exact situation I might just agree. I am 18 so I dont really have a parents perspective, but I think that if I saw my kid mildly obsessing over a computer, which in all honesty you are if you got in an hour argument with your mum because of it. And I am sure the argument didn't help your situation at all, if you want something as expensive as a macbook, then arguing is not the way to go about it.
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Lol, I don't see the point of this thread.
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