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Re: Apple issues
Apple has been improving their 3rd party flatscreen monitor support since
they started including video cards with DVI-I connectors such as the
4 and ATI Radeon 9000. Granted, there's probably no flatscreen out there
better than Apple's 23" HD Cinema Display, but you can find 15" and 17"
flatscreens that are more affordable than Apple's. I recommend the ATI
it looks like Apple only uses the MX line of cards from nVidia, which are
severely cut down in 3D graphics features. iTools (renamed .Mac) really
isn't all that useful except for freeware downloads, but you can find all
the same stuff out on the web it's just not as convenient as having a .Mac
----- Original Message -----
From: "Louie Angulo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 11:33 AM
Subject: Apple issues
> You guys are slowly convincing me to buy a mac!
> I did work with G4´s a while back but they weren´t
> crash free, but with windows ME i tell you i am
> loosing hair and the few left turning gray!
> I ve heard XP is better but my soundcard is having
> major issues with its drivers for it...
> So now that we are on the subject how compatible are
> Macs with all of the the new flat monitors? do they
> have to be from apple as well? I also read a major
> complaint in the papers for new mac users having to
> buy i think itools extra for 100dlls. now that
> wouldn´t be very generous from apple would it?
> > > why a Mac?
> > One word - Reliability.
> > Before I switched to mac, I spent a number of years
> > working with PC's,
> > and encountered so many problems with PC/Windows
> > systems... Blue screen
> > of death, random strange problems.... I'd just had
> > enough. I think the
> > problems with PC's lie with the sheer diversity of
> > processors,
> > motherboards, cards, peripherals etc. etc. There are
> > always driver
> > conflicts, software glitches and basic screw-ups
> > with Microsoft's
> > bloated OS.
> > With Macs, there is just one producer of computers -
> > Apple. They also
> > write (and do a very good job of it) the OS. It
> > works. Sure they cost
> > more than a comparable PC, but at what price is
> > reliability?
> > Whilst Mac systems are certainly not 100% problem
> > free, I do have the
> > confidence to use them in live performances which I
> > would never have
> > with a PC setup.
> > Thats my 0.2c :)
> > --
> > Stuart Wyatt (Solo String Project) -
> > http://SoloString.com
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