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Re: Mac users

Postby gfantasy » Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:56 am

Thanks for the input guys! ;-D
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Re: Mac users

Postby knapplc » Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:25 am

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BitterDodgerFan wrote:yup if you got the extra $$ and want to see what the big deal is about, then you might want to.

if you're really interested in their iLife package, and if that's the type of computing you mainly are into, then check it out.

however, i warn you that THIS particular site has problems (page formatting) with safari browser on macs.

if you are really into windows and still need to run stuff on windows, remember you can install win XP on macs too now.


ive heard people say that it really slows everything down and that there's some flaws. im not really sure myself.

My experience has been that the Cafe works far better on my Mac running Firefox (Safari is crap IMO) than it does here at work on IE6.

I do quite a bit of general household stuff on my Mac (I run Office - there's a Mac version), and photo manipulation/management as well, which is really great on a Mac. If you want to run Microsoft products on your Mac that's no problem. They have every title written for Mac, and the cost of the software is the same.

My experience has been that overall my Mac is far superior to the PCs I've used at work and the PCs my wife has owned in performance, crashing (there is none with a Mac), speed, etc. The only way a PC is superior to a Mac that I've been able to find is in two areas: 1) games - the vast, vast majority of major brand name games are NOT written for Macs, and 2) cost, which to most of us is a pretty big factor. I'm a bit of a Mac nutter so I bought a Mac Mini for $600, when I could have gotten the same computer for probably $100 less. But now that I have it, I have the same fancy schmancy monitor and four-button mouse at home like I do at work, and my super-deluxo split keyboard on my Mac is far superior to the one I have here at the office on my PC (but largely that's a factor of my agency not wanting to buy me a new keyboard :-D ).

Really, the deciding factor for most people is price, and probably a lot of it is availability, since if you don't live in a town with a Mac retail outlet you're going to have to buy it online. But if price and availability are not concerns, by all means buy the superior computer. ;-)
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Re: Mac users

Postby WickedSmaat » Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:58 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:yup if you got the extra $$ and want to see what the big deal is about, then you might want to.

if you're really interested in their iLife package, and if that's the type of computing you mainly are into, then check it out.

however, i warn you that THIS particular site has problems (page formatting) with safari browser on macs.

if you are really into windows and still need to run stuff on windows, remember you can install win XP on macs too now.


Hey BDF, I've actually fixed this problem for the cafe(the halfway down on the short pages). Menyak has implemented it on the Football and Hockey sides because he wanted to make sure there wasn't any backlash with the code that I removed for the fix. I'll give him a PM to see what's up. For the most part that's the only thing I've ever had problems with on Safari. Lately Firefox has been giving me problems only when posting, I hit submit and it always brings me back saying I can't post right after I already posted. So I just switched back to Safari. I do warn if you want to upgrade to the Beta, Yahoo Sports is really sluggish at times on it. But other than that I don't have problems with Safari that much(other than CSS loading late, common thing though).

Oh, and EA is hooking up with Apple now so most of thier games are becoming available.

And for the Windows on the mac, it works well with the new intels and Bootcamp. Bootcamp is also fine on the other macs too, but generally if you run any other Windows Emulator on the mac you're going to run into problems because you're running it on a drive instead of natively(which is how Bootcamp does it)
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Re: Mac users

Postby Yoda » Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:59 pm

WickedSmaat wrote:Oh, and EA is hooking up with Apple now so most of thier games are becoming available.


This is good...
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Re: Mac users

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:00 pm

WickedSmaat wrote:Hey BDF, I've actually fixed this problem for the cafe(the halfway down on the short pages). Menyak has implemented it on the Football and Hockey sides because he wanted to make sure there wasn't any backlash with the code that I removed for the fix. I'll give him a PM to see what's up. For the most part that's the only thing I've ever had problems with on Safari. Lately Firefox has been giving me problems only when posting, I hit submit and it always brings me back saying I can't post right after I already posted. So I just switched back to Safari. I do warn if you want to upgrade to the Beta, Yahoo Sports is really sluggish at times on it. But other than that I don't have problems with Safari that much(other than CSS loading late, common thing though).


i'm still experiencing a big empty gap at the top of the pages on my mac's safari. perhaps windows safari doesn't have this problem while the mac one does? the thing is it doesn't happen on every single page here, but for the majority of pages it does.
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Re: Mac users

Postby knapplc » Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:42 pm

I just don't get the point of Windows emulators.

The whole point of using a Mac is that it's superior to the Windows environment on the PC.

Why would I put a Hyundai engine in my Ferrari?
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Re: Mac users

Postby josebach » Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:25 pm

knapplc wrote:I just don't get the point of Windows emulators.

The whole point of using a Mac is that it's superior to the Windows environment on the PC.

Why would I put a Hyundai engine in my Ferrari?


A more fair analogy would be why would you put a Ford Explorer's engine in your Ferrari. ;-)
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Re: Mac users

Postby gfantasy » Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:02 pm

josebach wrote:
knapplc wrote:I just don't get the point of Windows emulators.

The whole point of using a Mac is that it's superior to the Windows environment on the PC.

Why would I put a Hyundai engine in my Ferrari?


A more fair analogy would be why would you put a Ford Explorer's engine in your Ferrari. ;-)


Ouch. Where's the American pride?
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Re: Mac users

Postby WickedSmaat » Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:14 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:
WickedSmaat wrote:Hey BDF, I've actually fixed this problem for the cafe(the halfway down on the short pages). Menyak has implemented it on the Football and Hockey sides because he wanted to make sure there wasn't any backlash with the code that I removed for the fix. I'll give him a PM to see what's up. For the most part that's the only thing I've ever had problems with on Safari. Lately Firefox has been giving me problems only when posting, I hit submit and it always brings me back saying I can't post right after I already posted. So I just switched back to Safari. I do warn if you want to upgrade to the Beta, Yahoo Sports is really sluggish at times on it. But other than that I don't have problems with Safari that much(other than CSS loading late, common thing though).


i'm still experiencing a big empty gap at the top of the pages on my mac's safari. perhaps windows safari doesn't have this problem while the mac one does? the thing is it doesn't happen on every single page here, but for the majority of pages it does.


I'm not sure about the Windows, only because I have a mac at work and 2 macs at home. But the problem inlies in the coding of the forum. There's an extra table row at the top that is forcing it to drop and move over on Safari, but every other browser seems to ignore it. Check out the Football side, and then just hit the log-in, you'll notice it's at the top and not hanging in the middle. It's been that way since the switch over on the dark side here, but I asked menyak if I could have a go at fixing it and it worked on the football side. He probably hasn't gotten around to doing the baseball side yet since he wanted to know for sure that there weren't any backlashes, but it should be done in the forseeable future ;D
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Re: Mac users

Postby josebach » Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:08 pm

gfantasy wrote:
josebach wrote:
knapplc wrote:I just don't get the point of Windows emulators.

The whole point of using a Mac is that it's superior to the Windows environment on the PC.

Why would I put a Hyundai engine in my Ferrari?


A more fair analogy would be why would you put a Ford Explorer's engine in your Ferrari. ;-)


Ouch. Where's the American pride?


Think you misunderstood. A Ford Explorer is much more practical and useful than a Hyundai. While it's not as shiney or fast as a Ferrari, you can at least you put your Soloflex in the back.
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