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Sat 17/07/04 at 13:03
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Just a quick apology.

I've changed my mind about mac's. They're really not as bad as I thought, and well, they're actually the greatest invention I've ever had the privilege to touch.

Yes, it was wrong of me to be so judgemental without -ever- using a mac beforehand... so I apologise. I should never have been so close-minded and quick to judge.

I guess, you know.. I've just been so biased, basing my judgements on my own false misconceptions when in all honesty, Mac's are so useful, and hell, I think in some ways they're better than PC's. *coughs and splutters*

So yes, I'm sorry. They're actually -quite good-.
Wed 21/07/04 at 00:39
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All I know is: nothing has ever come close to my RISC PC.
Wed 21/07/04 at 00:38
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Less instructions faster doesn't work as well as everyone hopes, you know.

And two of the RISC instructions were broken!
Wed 21/07/04 at 00:36
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If the world made sense RISC PC's would be everywhere and Acorn would be where Microsoft are now.
Wed 21/07/04 at 00:19
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No, those are XviD decoder compatible encoders, not XviD encoders. XviD is streets ahead of all other codecs. You can't even do two-pass SBC on Macs. Why? Because these are love-labour projects written by nuts who barely have enough time to write the software for Windows, let alone a small-time operating system like OSX.
Tue 20/07/04 at 23:33
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Turbonutter wrote:
> Well I've just made a high quality XviD encoding of Ocean Colour
> Scene's July video from my Lock, Stock DVD.
>
> Can you do that on a Mac?
>
> I don't even need to ask.


http://homepage.mac.com/major4/options.html
http://www.3ivx.com/
http://www.apple.com/dvdstudiopro/compressor.html

!;)
Tue 20/07/04 at 19:28
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Only ever owned one PC, some crappy Dell ages ago. Wouldn't swap my lovely G5 for anything though.

P.S. Once you have Mac you never go back
Tue 20/07/04 at 19:23
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Well I've just made a high quality XviD encoding of Ocean Colour Scene's July video from my Lock, Stock DVD.

Can you do that on a Mac?

I don't even need to ask.

Like Linux, I could use a Mac happily, but only as a supplement to a cheap, high powered Windows XP PC.
Tue 20/07/04 at 19:20
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Alan! Come on IRC!

And now I'll read your post.
Tue 20/07/04 at 19:16
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Oh god, it's turning into a fanboy argument, this has to be the most boring subject on the planet and one which people will always return too!

I just think it's funny that some people aregue against them despite having no "real" working knowledge about them. And yet a majority of arguments about PC v Mac is always UK/European based unlike America/US where Apple hold the market share.

I use all 3 general OS's (OSX, Windows & *nix) and have yet to find anything I can't do on a Mac. Even more recently I was surprised my Linux as I now run FarCry on my *nix box much better than my PC? With a bit of fiddling, I will soon have it running on my Mac!

Thses arguments are almost as bad a chavester rows over cars. Computers are just like any industry, there will always be fan boys from either camp.

I had some bizzare comparison to the fasion industry set up but that's sounding ghey, but it wen along the lines of;

PC's = Easy Jeans... Mass produced, average quality and wear out quickly and soon need replacing

Mac's = Versace (sp?) Well made, quality items which last for ages and have huge impact.

Linux = The specialist made to order.

Said it sounded ghey!

When more people are now looking for a more secure, stable, reliable OS in comparison to windows who can't be bothered with having to learn the dark art of *nix, OSX wins hands down. The latest release of OSX acheives everything Longhorn set out to do but developed in 6 months with a fraction of the cost.

Rob, I'd like to know more about what you can't do on a Mac through the eyes of a PC power user like yourself, especially coming from someone who;s had next to no experience using them.

I remeber the days when you'd preach about Linux and how the world should use it, oddly enough, if it wasn;t for OSX, I never would have.
Tue 20/07/04 at 13:46
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Turbonutter wrote:
> However, if you're a serious computer user like me
> with a lot of work to do, then purchasing an Apple Mac would just be
> suicide.

I'd agree with that totally. It seems like I find some new task for my computer every couple of months and while there is almost certainly a suitable program available for Windows or Linux, there is almost certainly not one available for Macs. Although I like some aspects of the Apple philosophy (looking pretty, easy to use etc) I just don't like the idea of locking myself in to one company for (slight exageration) all my hard and software needs.

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