sure the prices add up when you add a bunch of crap that noone really needs. that[I AM TOO STUPID TO USE AN APOSTROPHE]s the beauty of a PC, you don[I AM TOO STUPID TO USE AN APOSTROPHE]t have to buy something you don[I AM TOO STUPID TO USE AN APOSTROPHE]t want.
Right. No one needs ethernet. LAN parties? Ho ho, don't need it in case I want to easily transfer files over from my old computer. Firewire? what
for? I'll just spend ten times more time than I need to to transfer that file. what
? Sound! We don't need no freaking sound! Games? Well hell no I'll take that cheap 'Intel Graphics' chipset. what
's this? A modem? Well, no one uses their computer with the internet so I can ditch that...RAM? RAM! Dood! That stuff is sooo expensive. what
? My computer is faster with more RAM! Pah!
Right. And 640k of memory is enough for everyone. You just aren't getting it dude.
but then again if your spending 4000+ on a system your probably going to go for the best you can get, and the highest level intel chips have been kicking the moto chips ass since pentium.
Since the Pentium? I laugh at your stupidity. There was a time when the G3's and 9600's were the fucking kings of the block. It was just known
that they were faster. Hell, even the PowerBook laptops were eating some of the desktops for lunch, and beating all the other laptops There was a time when the PowerMac G4 was considered a lethal weapon because it performed so well that it was classed as a supercomputer by the U.S. government, and therefore illegal to import/export without licensing. There was a time when Cray was using a PowerMac to demonstrate what
a low end Cray supercomputer could do.
Then Motorola hit a wall at 500MHz with the G4. Truth be told, they should have went with IBM. IBM offered a chip with no AltiVec (the great little vector unit that helps the G4 kick a chip with twice its clock speed in the balls.), but higher megahertz. At the time, Apple thought it was the better deal to go with lower MHz and better performance. So the signed a 5 year contract with Motorola and Motorola tripped over its own feet. Oh well, the G4 has been scaling pretty well since they stood back up, as it stands they are doubling clock speed every 18 months, about what
the P4 is doing. Its too bad that the P4 isn't really seeing linear gains in performance as it scales, or it would really be a monster. Little factoid for you: P4's clocked at 2.0GHz are 25%, 25%
faster than P4's clocked at 1.0GHz. The P4 scales like a thouroghbred, but when it comes to sheer performance it is quite lacking (compared with the PIII, which is scaling like crap but gets a lot performance with less MHz when compared with P4 chips of the same clock speed.)
The AMD Hammer/Opteron is coming, but the question is what
will run on it? Something in me says Microsoft wont be able to pump out a 64 bit version of XP very fast. Windows may turn out to be the biggest bottleneck ever.
1% is not enough to say they are growing, seeing as how they were 10% just a few short years ago.
Few short years? Try back in 95. If that. With 1% every year, we will be to 10% in 5 years. And I for one don't think it will take that long to get there. If we do, you will start seeing Microsoft look into being friendly with customers.
oh and about Mac users making more- that[I AM TOO STUPID TO USE AN APOSTROPHE]s utter rubbish and you know it. If people didn[I AM TOO STUPID TO USE AN APOSTROPHE]t care about spending money then they would not even go near a Mac, as a high end pentuim has always been better.
Actually it's true. A lot of Mac users are graphic artists, filmmakers, even lawyers (25% of all lawyers use a Mac.) On average, Mac users make more. I will find that C|Net article some time or another.
I know i wont get anywhere arguing with you, you are a member of the cult of the Mac. Its like trying to convince a bible thumper that there is no evidence of god.
You aren't getting anywhere arguing with me because you have not put up a single valid point. If something's quality was judged upon price, generic peanut butter would be better than the more expensive brands, Porches would be low performance family cars, and Rolexes would be those cheap watches that you buy at Walmart. Face it, you get what
you pay for.
Ah, look at the nerds argue.
I think we prefer the term 'geek.' Nerds are retarded geeks. Xulien and I obviously know what
we are talking about (well...okay I'm making an excuse for Xulien but just play along.)
In any event, I may be a competent computer user and able to program my VCR, but I also play football. Place kicking = good. Kicking you in the balls with all the might I put into punting a ball 50 yards, good for me, bad for you.
sorry just trying to stop the invasion of the cult of mac.
It's true that we have a cult like following. Just like Harley Davidson, or any other company that makes expensive, high quality products. But there are also plenty of Mac users who are loyal enough to the brand, but not Cult-like about it. Don't mistake brand loyalty for a herd of sheep.
Now if you have a valid argument or criticism, please voice it.