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Old 02-06-2007, 09:45 AM
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Just been watching the latest Apple Mac Adverts:

http://www.apple.com/uk/getamac/ads/

They are very funny especially the Restarting vid. I am tempted to buy a Mac.

Anyone else seen them?

Does any own a Mac or repair them? Do they have many problems and what main problems have you come across?

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Old 02-06-2007, 02:40 PM
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Yeah, we get these ads here in Australia but we get the American versions.
http://www.apple.com/getamac/ads/

I never even knew there were british versions of the ads. The Mac guy reminds me of you Techpro, you look sorta similar

[ Edit: I just found the Japanese ones: http://www.apple.com/jp/getamac/ . No idea what they are saying, but im sure they are pretty much saying the exact same type of thing as the western versions ]

As for repairing Macs, I have no idea how to repair a Mac. I do get calls occasionally to go onsite to repair Macs but I obviously have to turn them down. As for hardware, most of the hardware is proprietary and suits only that model of Mac so its not easy to carry around parts with you. Some models however are very much like PC's where you take off the side panel and can easily swap the CPU, drop a stick of RAM in to it etc..
I'll probably keep giving Mac repair a miss until I see the market pick up a little more.
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Sorry, I only speak American.

Knuckles10, go fansub that Japanese one. :3

Still don't have much reason to have a Mac.
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My next computer will probably be a Mac. For the price their performance hardware wise is really good. Also, since Macs can run Windows natively now with no problems (and do it faster than most PCs), allow you to instantly swap between XP and Mac etc.. there isnt really a reason not to get a Mac.
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Old 02-07-2007, 03:59 AM
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I would like to buy a Mac sometime soon, I have heard a Mac Mini makes for a really nice Home Theatre system. See the Video Podcast here:

Mac Mini Home Theatre

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Id definitely consider a Mac mini as the price tag vs power is pretty good. I can get a 1.5gig dual core, 1gb ram version for $800 AUD here.
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Check out thier refurbs can get somethin almost like the top end model for around $100 less on the Mac minis.
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Here is the new Mac ad taking a shot at Vistas new security popups:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p79F-qdCCDU&eurl=
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On the topic of PC vs. Mac ads, this made me laugh:

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I would only buy a mac to learn how to repair it. I would never want one for myself. I used to work in the internet department for our local telephone company and they bought us a mac that we could learn on, and I hated it. I have always heard people raving about how much better mac is and how mac OS is more stable. and the like. The one we had locked up all the time. We had to reboot it several times a day and half the applications did not work very well and if you tried to do more than one thing at a time it would lock up. It was terrible. I don't know if it had a hardware problem or what. But, It was not just that, I hate the way the OS is organized. It is hard to do anything. To do simple networking you have to go though several menus and windows. The same operation could have been done in WinXP in a third of the time. And I have a feeling that their so called better performance is overrated. It is like comparing an AMD and an Intel. Usually, if you take an AMD and an Intel processor of the same rated speed, the AMD will smoke the Intel. I don't know for sure but I have a feeling mac overrates their stuff like Intel does. I have been told by many people that Windows is not stable on a mac. Windows is unstable enough the last thing we need is to make it worse by putting it on a Mac.

I guess that is enough raving. I have tried to be open to Macs but I have never had any good experiences with them and I have had many bad ones. Maybe I just have bad luck with them.
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