Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Feb 2006 15:15 UTC
Apple "Apple has shiny new x86 based iMacs and the eloquently named MacBooks (yech) out on the market, and reviews, barring a few fawning toadies in the print media, are exceptionally rare. The usual Apple cooked benchmarks abound, but there is no real third party analysis, I think mainly because it is afraid of what will be found. The biggest bloomer is its tacit non-denials of the fact that the current x86 macs will never run XP in an approved or corporately acceptable fashion, and Vista is a long long long shot. Apple knows, is doing nothing to quell the rumours and speculation, and I think that's irresponsible."
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RE[3]: no point in running XP
by BluenoseJake on Thu 16th Feb 2006 15:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: no point in running XP"
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My PC boots in 30 seconds, I have a Athlon XP 2800+ with 512M of ram, it's got a full suite of apps, visual studio, openoffice, and all sorts of crap, so please feel free to tell me again how my system works.

and you do not have to connect to the internet to activate it, one 2 minute phone call will do, and as far as patching, I have SP2 on a cd, so I only have to connect for the later updates, and most new retail cds come with sp2 already slipstreamed in.

and as far as the differences between 4GB and 4GB, you don't sound very smart either, as that is my full install, everything, instant messengers, development apps, firefox, openoffice, everything, I was referring to the comment about the XP install taking 4GBs, not my entire usable install. Try reading the post, eh?

Edited 2006-02-16 15:27

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