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What do you use as your main computer?

 
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Your main personal computer?
late model Wintel Box (i.e. XP, Vista, P3 or higher)
25%
 25%  [ 8 ]
late model Mac
37%
 37%  [ 12 ]
Linux
25%
 25%  [ 8 ]
NeXT
6%
 6%  [ 2 ]
"corporate" Unix systems (i.e. SGI, SUN )
6%
 6%  [ 2 ]
older or vintage systems (PPC/68K Macs, P2 wintel, amiga,st,etc)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
other
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 32

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Thrax



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:09 pm    Post subject: What do you use as your main computer? Reply with quote

I was just curious what people use today as their main computing machines. I use a late model p4 XP dell (boring but hey). I noticed mac users here as well.
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ericj



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't sure what to vote at first, as I use Linux on a Mac mini :roll:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:53 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you use as your main computer? Reply with quote

Thrax wrote:
I noticed mac users here as well.

Well, considering that NeXT started out with Apple employees (and it's founder), and later would return to Apple... it seems pretty logical that NeXT fanatics would also be Mac users.

The direct lineage of the NeXT OS didn't stop at OPENSTEP (version 4.x), it continued on with Rhapsody (version 5.x) which in turn evolved into Mac OS X. And many of us have used most of the versions of that lineage (including the versions released by Apple).
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applefreak



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"late model mac" ?
only intel macs ?
i still use a power mac G5 quad (10.4.10) as main personal computer (PPC)
i only have one intel mac (mac mini) just for testing (10.5.2)
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Jenne



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im still using my G5 (non-Intel) as main workstation although I do have an Intel, too. Nevertheless my Maxdata Win PC ist still the major office machine, the Mac is for all of the rest of crativity ;-)

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Thrax



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 1:49 pm    Post subject: Re: What do you use as your main computer? Reply with quote

RacerX wrote:
Thrax wrote:
I noticed mac users here as well.

Well, considering that NeXT started out with Apple employees (and it's founder), and later would return to Apple... it seems pretty logical that NeXT fanatics would also be Mac users.

The direct lineage of the NeXT OS didn't stop at OPENSTEP (version 4.x), it continued on with Rhapsody (version 5.x) which in turn evolved into Mac OS X. And many of us have used most of the versions of that lineage (including the versions released by Apple).


I knew that too but I figured there might also be alot of people who went on to Suns or SGI platforms since they were as much a direct competitor with NeXTs. I think one of my byte mags did a comparo of unix boxes back in the day. Only way to find out was a poll. Smile
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helf



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still mostly use my NeXT as my main machine. Was using an IBM Thinkpad, but I gave that to my sister just recently.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I "voted" for Linux because I've got Linux on a couple of ThinkPads that I use for internet access. But I still do most of my work on my NeXT Cube, so it's probably more like 50/50, but there's no such option on the poll.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the limiting of my computer selection between break-downs, cash and room... I'm actaully on a salvaged G3 B&W that's been refitted within reason (HD, memory, new firewire ext HD). It has 10.4.x on it and runs well. Although looking forward to the upcoming purchase of a new MacBook Pro in the coming month or so. Then the G3 goes remote and headless...

As for PC's, stopped using them years ago and I miss my NeXT Slab... once I have room it'll get setup and maybe I'll even fix my laser printer.
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un



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My main machine, (and the machine that you'd have to pry from my cold, dead hands) is a MacBook Pro. A friend of my wife once said she wouldn't recognise me if I didn't have it on my lap. Shocked

I used to use a NeXTStation a lot in a previous job, the machine I got recently is to allow to wallow in some nostalgia, and to use Framemaker again.
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