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Old 07-24-2006, 02:16 PM   #41
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I suppose it depends on how you use it, but there aren't that many new applications left that will run*well on a Pentium II*
Yes, but my FIL hasn't run any new applications since he bought his Win98 machine. He didn't even install his MS Works CD, let alone an Office suite. The power switch to his 15" CRT monitor is broken in the "ON" position so he keeps it locked with a piece of duct tape. The box's motherboard & RAM are so brittle that I'm afraid to touch them anymore.

He's irate that Bill Gates has the chutzpah to abandon 70 million faithful users.
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Old 07-24-2006, 02:29 PM   #42
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That's why we use Macs

DH got a new top-o-the-line 17" PowerBook when I retired last summer, and I inherited his now-4-year-old PowerBook. Does more than I need it to, and nothing's broken even though I use it for hours a day, most days.
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That's why we use Macs
Don't get me wrong, I can see using a Mac as our next machine.

But it won't be nearly as much fun as sending FIL into one of the Apple stores to price their hardware...
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That's why we use Macs
Eek!* Let's stick to something less controversial -- like religion*

Actually, I am sort of the same way in that I concentrate on my preferred hobbies and then minimax spending. Of course, it helps that I can build my own PCs *
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I like your typo: minimax spending. Maybe it means good stuff cheap. Or good stuff occasionally.
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I like your typo: minimax spending. Maybe it means good stuff cheap. Or good stuff occasionally.*
Actually, "minimax" is a legit word. Gamers often use it to describe approaches that minimize all negatives and maximize all positives in a game. Some consider the practice borderline cheating questionable, but that topic is even more controversial in certain circles than Mac-vs.-Windows* 8)
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Actually, "minimax" is a legit word.
d'oh! I relied on my reptilian brain experience as an editor rather than creative thinking or researching skills.
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