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#1 of 44 John Thomas

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Posted November 11 2003 - 03:52 AM

Here's an interesting article concerning the G5 commercials being banned in the UK due to false advertising:

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"...the results of limited tests in which the specification of the computers used was configured to give Apple the best results."

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#2 of 44 Aurel Savin

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Posted November 11 2003 - 04:27 AM

I am surprised that Apple still beats the "we don't crash as often as PC/Windows" issue to death.

Being a web developer and using a PC for 12-14 hours a day, I don't remember the last time I had to reboot or had major glitches with Windows XP.

But I do remember clearly when working as a Network Admin having always lockup issues on Macs.

#3 of 44 Bill MacAdoo

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Posted November 11 2003 - 04:56 AM

A. Wrong forum.

B. I see this going nowhere, very quickly.

#4 of 44 John Thomas

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Posted November 11 2003 - 05:19 AM

I thought the subject was about the banning of a commercial. The TV area perhaps? Posted Image

But thanks for adding to the conversation.

Now, regarding the issue at hand here's what I found amusing:

"He found that the claim was not supported by independent reviews and that at best "the G5 was generally as fast as the best Intel-based workstations currently available"

"as fast as the best Intel-based workstations currently available" just wouldn't sell as well I don't think. Posted Image

#5 of 44 Shawn C

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Posted November 11 2003 - 05:32 AM

You mean the G5 isn't the fastest and most powerful computer EVER MADE? NO WAY! Posted Image

#6 of 44 Christ Reynolds

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Posted November 11 2003 - 06:29 AM

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B. I see this going nowhere, very quickly.
mac fan, eh?

i dont remember the last time i had a freezing or crashing problem with my win xp machine. maybe others have, but mine has been rock solid.

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#7 of 44 Bill MacAdoo

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Posted November 11 2003 - 06:53 AM

I rest my case.

#8 of 44 Rob Speicher

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Posted November 11 2003 - 07:04 AM

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B. I see this going nowhere, very quickly.
mac fan, eh?

I don't even own a Mac and I agree with that statement. Mac vs. Windows never ends with anyone on either side changing their opinions in the slightest. That's just the nature of zealots I suppose.


#9 of 44 John Spencer

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Posted November 11 2003 - 07:55 AM

But....but.....if I can't get a Mac G5, then I can't save Christmas........What will I ever do??????
Never heard of this. I'm a honky.

#10 of 44 John Thomas

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Posted November 11 2003 - 08:08 AM

I would hope that we could get this back on topic and not try to shoot it down before it even starts.

I surely don't want to see-

Administrator! Weee blah de blahdey blah blah! Wacka wacka weeeeeeee! This thread boopity boopy boop boop be boop!

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#11 of 44 John Spencer

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Posted November 11 2003 - 08:14 AM

Nobody, I mean nobody, wants to see Wacka wacka weeeeeeeee.
Never heard of this. I'm a honky.

#12 of 44 Patrick Larkin

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Posted November 11 2003 - 11:09 AM

Macs rule! and I agree 100% with John Thomas. Posted Image

#13 of 44 Scott L

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Posted November 11 2003 - 12:41 PM

Computers are slow.

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#14 of 44 Garrett Lundy

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Posted November 11 2003 - 12:50 PM

Owning both a Windows XP Pro PC and a Mac OS X I can say the following:

*Not playing 3-d shooting games or editing a major movie, I cant find any reason to believe a 400mhz computer will let me access the internet any faster/better than a 2gigahertz computer.

*I've yet to have to reboot my Mac, but I do get "Unknown error: send report" messages every now and then. This may be because OS X "Panther" is a few days old, and they have kinks to work out. My Windows PC has to be rebooted if I try to do three things at once (assuimng one is burning a CD). But my Win XP Pro computer is five years old.

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*Macs have one-button mice, stupid engineers
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#15 of 44 Seth--L

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Posted November 11 2003 - 01:18 PM

editing a major movie,


I posted about this in the computer forum.

I'm running Avid Xpress Pro on my P4 2.2GHz Dell. It works just as well on my computer than on any Mac and G5 (though obviously the G5 will render faster). So basically Macs being the best for digital video editing is now a myth.
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#16 of 44 Patrick Larkin

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Posted November 11 2003 - 01:58 PM

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So basically Macs being the best for digital video editing is now a myth.


Unless you are using Final Cut Pro which is Mac only. Coen Bros edited Intolerable Cruelty using it.


And I agree with Garrett. Speed is relative. For instance, my 1.25GHz G4 running Panther is as fast as I can work when doing routine GUI activities and web browsing. However, the difference between the speed of Jaguar and Panther is VERY noticeable making me think a lot of speed is a product of the operating system. MacOS X is so young and just beginning its optimization.

#17 of 44 Len Cheong

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Posted November 11 2003 - 02:14 PM

Macs are beautiful. They are used in movies, tv shows, magazine ads, etc. Performance wise? Well, that's another thing.
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#18 of 44 Seth--L

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Posted November 11 2003 - 03:25 PM

Unless you are using Final Cut Pro which is Mac only. Coen Bros edited Intolerable Cruelty using it.


Well duh Mac only software works best with Macs. There's nothing that FCP can do that Avid can't do. They probably went with FCP because the studio has a contract with Apple, or Apple gave them free computers and software in return to be able to advertise that a major Hollywood film used their software. Point is, the Coen Bros could have just as easily edited the film on a PC using a program like Avid.
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#19 of 44 JohnRice

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Posted November 11 2003 - 05:05 PM

What exactly is this thread about?

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Posted November 12 2003 - 12:59 AM

I am curious what the laws are in the U.S for outright lies in advertising?
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