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Holy Crapintosh Batman!!!
« on: September 30, 2016, 03:13:54 PM »
I've been a long time user of Mac and have loved their products of the past, but the past is the past.
It has been a lifetime since the Mac Mini has been upgraded, and way to long since the Mac Pro has been upgraded. I love the old time macs that were easy and possible to upgrade grade ram and drives yourself.  I'm really thinking Mac lost it's innovate with Steve Jobs died.

How do all you long time Mac user feel about what going in the Mac world?  I've been thinking of switching to PC if something doesn't change soon.  Anyone else ready to up ship

Holy Crapintosh Batman
, this computer suck!!!

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Re: Holy Crapintosh Batman!!!
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2016, 06:52:57 AM »
Judging by your comments, your growing dislike for Apple is based on their hardware, not their software. I have no idea what's involved with building a hachintosh, but it might be something to consider:

http://www.hackintosh.com/
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Re: Holy Crapintosh Batman!!!
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2016, 10:24:51 AM »
Lets see, I had a G4, G5, and currently have a 17"Macbook pro and 23" iMac.  Only really issue recently was the video card went on the macbook pro which apple eat $750 in service and replacement as the laptop had fault video cards when released though the computer was well beyond warranty.  Impressed the hell out of me and my wallet.

Ive used mac only software for many years and would have no trouble going to a PC if the need be.  I do prefer OS X over Windows which I use a work.

With my very recent upgrade to Logic X from Logic 9 Im definitely committed to Mac's
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Re: Holy Crapintosh Batman!!!
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2016, 01:41:51 PM »
I have Macbook Pro 15" from 2009 with upgraded initial HD (360GB) to a SSD (500GB) + own the iPod Touch Player. (Back in 2001 I had the Powerbook G3)

Both of them are beautiful items that I not want to miss in my life. For my needs these tools are perfect but I see a decay in the history of Apple also.

Less USB ports, Retina display, decay of OSX+software compatibility, increasing lack of professionalism etc.

But I will be always drawn to Macintosh.
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Re: Holy Crapintosh Batman!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2016, 05:58:34 PM »
Thanks for all the replies guys.

I've actually been waiting for a new Macbook pro to come out. I might just get lucky next month.
If the Macpro and mini fall to the side, I've been thinking of a Hackintosh possibility.

Logic Works for me, but in the end I might also jump ship and do the PC Qbase things too.

Thanks again,
Johnny

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Re: Holy Crapintosh Batman!!!
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2016, 06:37:10 AM »
I should mention Im running 2 OS X's....OS X 10.8 on and internal SSD and the latest El Capitan, OS X 10.11.6.  El Captain is on an external 500 gb SSD but is very slow to boot over USB 2.  I may take out the cd drive in the laptop and instal the external drive in its place. Its very easy to do. 

In a way its like having 2 computers in one as I often switch between both operating systems.
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Re: Holy Crapintosh Batman!!!
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2016, 09:37:37 AM »
I've been a Windows guy for my adult life. I've always appreciated how easy it is to swap out video cards and parts, as needed.

But I've leaned toward iPhones for my mobile needs. And just got my first Macbook last month, and love it.

I might be one of the few people who likes both Windows and Macs/iOS equally!

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Re: Holy Crapintosh Batman!!!
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2016, 03:56:58 PM »
I just built a gaming PC recently with Windows 10 on it. Windows is what I grew up with and it's the only serious choice for PC gaming at this point.

That being said, I've used Macs in college and work and they worked fine for me. OSX is pretty stable and it's not too hard to find things after a little while of getting used to it. I like how all updates are free but you've essentially paid for it through the overpriced hardware. Not only is their hardware far too expensive for the amount of performance you're typically getting, they're really hard to upgrade and repair by yourself like others have already pointed out.

Plus, if you really want to avoid viruses, just get a Chromebook or install Linux (particularly an accessible distro like Ubuntu or Mint). Ubuntu isn't bad for basic computing nowadays.
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Re: Holy Crapintosh Batman!!!
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2016, 08:35:48 AM »
Thanks for you for sharing about the Hackintosh.  I might end up building a Hackintosh in the end too.  I'm waiting to see what happens with Apple's next month meeting.  I like Logic that is the main reason I'm considering of sticking with Mac, otherwise I would switch out to a PC and Qbase.


I've usd Qbase, Protools an Logic.  Logic seems to be the simplest, which is a good and bad things :o. Then again I just got my hands wet with the other two DAW.




I should mention Im running 2 OS X's....OS X 10.8 on and internal SSD and the latest El Capitan, OS X 10.11.6.  El Captain is on an external 500 gb SSD but is very slow to boot over USB 2.  I may take out the cd drive in the laptop and instal the external drive in its place. Its very easy to do. 

In a way its like having 2 computers in one as I often switch between both operating systems.