Considering the mods have decided what is permissible in a thread that I started, I've decided to start this thread which will be my last thread about anything to do with computers or technology. As of this thread, I will no longer make any contributions or give any advice or help to anyone who has questions or requests. To be honest about it, I've had it with the Apple trolls who have to stick their noses in every thread started about computers, whether they know anything about computing or not. Apple make a fine product, as I've said many times in the past, and so do Microsoft despite what the Apple fans would like you to believe. Choose what fits your needs and you'll probably be happy with your choice.
First of all, it seems that some people here need a history lesson. For one, Bill Gates and Microsoft, other than licensing Apple to use DOS, never wrote software exclusively for Apple. They did write software for IBM however, including OS/2, which led to the success of the IBM PC.Originally Posted by Below500k
When it comes to home computing, neither Apple or IBM were in the game at the beginning. The first home computer wars were between Tandy/Radio Shack, Commodore and Atari.
I still own a Commodore PET computer in perfect condition. Anyone remember the Vic20 or the Commodore 64 or the Amiga? Maybe the Coleco ADAM? They were the first affordable and usable home computers, not the Apple I or II or the Lisa or the Mac or the IBM PC which were all priced well out of the range of the average consumer.
The rest of your post is not worth replying to as it is pointless and misinformed. If you think that OS-X will ever surpass Windows in the marketplace, you are simply delusional. Or Steve Jobs.
HFE, for a company that owns the small-medium business server market, Microsoft seems to be doing pretty good considering that in your opinion they have no future in that area. Other than the SMB area, it's almost impossible to determine server market share because of the vastness of that particular domain and the variety of servers that exist. But it's safe to say that Apple is not a player in that arena in any significant way.Originally Posted by HorneyForEver
You were wondering what I'm running at the moment? OK, I currently run an Intel i7 920 CPU, overclocked to 3.8Ghz, with 12 GB of DDR3 Triple Channel RAM, A VelociRaptor 10,000RPM 300GB hd for my OS which is Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, along with a 1TB hard drive for storage.
My system also has two hot swap bays for extra hard drives as they are required. I have two ATI 4870 Video cards, with 1 GB RAM on each, running in crossfire mode.
Most of the software I run isn't available for Mac, such as Adobe CS4 Master Collection 64bit, so there is no point in listing it here.
As for price, this system, excluding software but including the OS, cost me less than the cheapest available Mac desktop computer. There is no Mac available on the market with anything similar to this configuration and there is no Mac that can run 64 bit CS4 as it is not available for OS/X. It is difficult to compare because you can't overclock a Mac or run two video cards in crossfire mode. There is also nothing between the iMac, which is an all in one system and not upgradeable, and the Mac Pro which runs the Xeon CPU.
For those interested in facts, here are a couple of interesting links:
Operating system market share:
History of personal computing time line:
That's it. I'm done with technology threads. Have fun guys, attack away!