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Macintosh (Floggin' a dead rhino)

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Oh, and I mean that literally. Mac is door as a deadnail but the fucker just won't quit, it's as fueled by unrational pride as Japan, if not more.

First, when the G3 came out and LOUDLY declared how much more advanced it was than the P3, I was curious. All the Apple tests I read about didn't give specifics as to the testing. Didn't seem real. Then I read a benchmark using a heavyduty macro in Microsoft Word, both PC and Mac. The PC finished the task in under 8 minutes. The Mac took the better of 45 minutes. I laughed. About that time I found out that Quake 2 was finally hitting the Mac. I laughed again, even more when I heard about Apples and 800 by 600. Wow.

Now it's the 'Super Computer' shit I hear a lot about. It's all powered by the 'Velocity' engine, Apples answer to MMX apparantly. I remember reading an article in a Mac-biased fanzine about this... they said how a double P3 still can't even touch a single G3 (in what fucking program? certainly not gaming fps. certainly not office applications. what? what is it?) and even went so far as to attack the new SSE instruction set.

Intel is going the wrong way, reduced instruction sets are the way to go? Way to contradict yourself there, bucko, you couldn't say enough praise about the 'Velocity Engine' when it hit.

Well, anyone here know about the new 32 bit Nintendo portable? The Gameboy Advance. Emulators are already abound, using demos and the like to get the thing ready to go even before the system ships.

This is funny. The big Macintosh GA Emulator, named Playboy, just added Velocity Engine support. How big of a performance advantage did it give it over a compile without Velocity Engine support?

1 fps.

Yes, a single frame per second. I just read that little update from Zophar's Domain.

The P4 isn't even geared towards gaming but, fuck, I'd still rather have a P4 than a G4!

What's this, you say? You're not sure if 3D instructions make a difference when used for something they're not intended for? Ha!

Mame .37 beta 12 just recently hit, with full support for CPS2 games (X-Men: Children of the Atom, Street Fighter Alpha 2, etc.).

I got my hands on a straight version of the Win32 compile. Playing Aliens vs Predator at 400 by 300 I got a framerate of about 20 on my P3-450.

Then I tried a compile with support for Intel 686 specific instructions. Now the framerate never dips below 60. Funny, ain't it?

This is just to now confirm something I've always believed, and probably, will always believe.

Macs suck.

Shitty monitors, shitty resolution, shitty performance, shitty OS, shitty mice (one fucking button?), shitty software selection and shitty hardware selection.

Anyone here ever compared a .mov (Yes, with QT4 codecs) to an .asf? No fucking contest.

Still, I'm not perfectly happy with Windoze.

I would try Linux, but I'm not ready to join a cult today. I need an OS not a hobby.

Nothing impresses me more than BeOS but unfortunately it has about as much software as Macintosh.



The new big releases coming out this season are Windows XP and a new cobalt dalmation from Apple.

The cobalt dalmation thing is exactly the same thing except it has blue graphics. Wow, it's blue shit.

The Windows XP thing is based off of the Win2K sources so it should be crash-free, and a helluva lot more stable during hardcore usage.

Anyone here have anything they want to add to this? Personal shitty PC experiences? C'mon, I'M FUCKING BORED. :P

Damn sister in law. Bah!

[Yeah yeah, I'll delete this tomorrow. Keep your panties on.]

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Wow, that was some rant. :) Actually all the Apple propaganda pretty near had me convinced that maybe Macs weren't so bad after all. Glad you set me straight. I know you are bored, but I just can't find anything in your post to shit on you for.

Sorry :)

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Mac´s are shit, well said... I don´t know why they keep producing those for-clowns cheap plastic boxes. Slow, incompatible, hard to upgrade, unsupported and useless.

Ever noticed that commercials have Macs as computers? Never PCs showing some nice Blue Screens of Death. I think that´s the only market for Apple products : filmmakers and commercial agencies.

What´s the big failure in Apple´s plans? They try to be different than PCs. That´s why.

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Yes Macs Suck.

As I've found it (this might not be the way things really are)
the main customers for Macs are Schools, Schools, Schools, and Schools. (Oh..and maybe a few pissed off people who think PC's suck cause of Windoze. Nah...Windoze sucks.) I can't believe with all that money, and manpower Microsoft made such an unbelieveably horrible OS. Well anyway...


As I've found it, the main buyers of macs are schools. Tell me why my school bought 2 computer labs ( 2 labs x 30 units ) of ICraps, those crippled, candy sprinkle computers with the lame 1 button mice.

Actuall I'm going to answer my own question: cause they're cheap. That's why. Its a reasonable package (by mac standards) for a better price. So that's why Apple is still in business.

And Oh yes...if anybody knows where i can get one of those 8" x 8" x 8", grey and white toasters, that supposedly doubles as a computer or something, let me know.

(Thank god I'm taking AP C++ on PC's =)

And about the GF3, I know this topic is dead...but is that all about? Turn a mac into an actual gaming machine? I didn't know that Mac and Gaming machine could be used in the same sentence. Let alone within 50 miles of each other.

Ok...Sure! My $600 is very excited to buy a mac with a GF3 to play the games that don't even push a GF2, and that aren't even available on the Mac Anyway. (Could anybody tell me if my logic here has any fallacies in it =)

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stphrz said:

Wow, that was some rant. :) Actually all the Apple propaganda pretty near had me convinced that maybe Macs weren't so bad after all. Glad you set me straight. I know you are bored, but I just can't find anything in your post to shit on you for.

Sorry :)

Try harder, and join the stampede a few posts below willya?

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amanichen said:

Jesus... you're right, even my school had a friggin' iMac. That damn thing took FOREVER to fucking load Nutscrape with the old assed Pentiums loaded up IE in a flash.

Don't forget that some things, like Firewires and USB ports, are cross compatible. They're trying to make video cards the same way so at least gaming on a Mac is feasible, something it never has before.

So the Mac gets the GF3 five days sooner. Whooptee shit. What a shame you can't even tap it's full power without MS DirectX, ne? =)-~

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Macs are for the stupider people who cant figure out how to use a mouse with more then 1 button, for people who know jack shit about repairing, upgrading, or anything else but playing Oregon Trail and typing. Mac is the computer of Old people, all my grandparents own one and say they hate PC's. I'm actually happier because when they did have PC's they always had me coming over to try to explain to them the same thing over and over. Mac is for young kiddies at Schools. Mac is basically comparing the little track bound cars at disneyland to an actual car on the road. Mac does have its uses, but I would never buy one, since I know how to build, workwith, and enjoy the better qualities of a good PC.

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........................................................................................donkey raping shit eater!.......................................................

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/me unleashes the MACVILEWHORE coffee virus upon the world of macintosh and its users
/me grins as all the crapintoshes melt into a brownish-yellow mess smelling of urine and coffee

MWAHAHAHAHA!!!! PH33R MY M4D MACINTOSH FuX0ring skillz!!!

Shows you how shitty them damn macs are, not having any good virus protection software. Oh well, goodbye Iwacs.

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I hate Crapintosh

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deadnail said:

Try harder, and join the stampede a few posts below willya?

Wow, this is all quite intresting judging since alot of new games are made directly on Macs. The G4 that I have (733 mhz) actually out does my AMD 1.4 Thunderbird. Both have 256 megs of ram. So I don't know why everyone is so against them. All the best music and graphics programs were made for the Mac and thus it is a better development platform. PC's are better for playing already developed software, not creating. And all the time I've had Macs (since 1984) I have NEVER had one crash, bomb or and blue screen of death type things. I dunno, I'm not saying Mac's are better than pc's, I'm just saying each is better at diffrent things.

dylan

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Well...yo'ure forgetting that the Macs only use the Mac OS.

Most PC users use some version of windows as which we all know is notoriouly unstable.

I'd use Linux or Os/2 or something like that, except there isn't the same selection of software available.

Remember...the blue screen of death, and all that shit is caused by a highly unstable OS, not the computer itself.

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