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Date: 08/06/06 02:03 AM

40 Responses to Apple`s Intel-Macs Begin Shipping with Windows XP

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    random66 Male 13-17
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    August 5, 2006 at 11:41 pm
    Link: Apple`s Intel-Macs Begin Shipping with Windows XP - Why don`t you just buy a PC ?
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    RyanF701 Male 18-29
    2486 posts
    August 6, 2006 at 2:13 am
    Because Macs are so much funner to throw out your window in a blind fury and strike a civilian.
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    madbird Female 13-17
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    August 6, 2006 at 2:33 am
    ^^Lmao.
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2006 at 2:42 am
    because XP really doesnt have as many problems on a MAC as it does on a PC because of the faster processors. also, macintosh continues to run its OS (OSX) in the background so when you reboot windows, you dont reboot the computer. the only real reason to do it is for software benefits, nobody writes anything for macintosh.
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    dudeman1st Male 30-39
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    August 6, 2006 at 2:45 am
    Since when did IAB become a computer news forum?
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    BEEFstu Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2006 at 2:52 am
    ^^^ I know right?
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    Gleeballs Female 18-29
    850 posts
    August 6, 2006 at 2:56 am
    I sense a debate coming...
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    geckosrock Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2006 at 3:22 am
    we todd did
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    Smokin92 Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2006 at 3:30 am
    Cuzz, why have ONE OS when you can have TWO!
    You cant dual boot OSX on windows can you?
    Can you?
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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
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    August 6, 2006 at 3:35 am
    LINUX = HAPPY!!!
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    liamthebof Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2006 at 7:54 am
    whothedrat cares. y dont we buy a dell install linux run windows, reboot with osx. process it with intel reboot process with athlon. SUPER COMPUTER
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    TimesFuture Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2006 at 8:00 am
    Once again just shows how much better apple really is.
    oh, and only 11 posts?? if it were a pc running OS (which would be pointless, but forget that part) it would have tons of posts
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    arsenic6969 Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2006 at 8:29 am
    If it was a pc running OS it would be useless seen as OS is useless. Get rid of your mac, build your own computer, install linux (or even windows for gods sake), will always make your life easier than a mac.
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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2006 at 11:02 am
    "because XP really doesnt have as many problems on a MAC as it does on a PC because of the faster processors."

    Excuse me? Apple started using Intel processors BECAUSE the other processors they used couldn`t compete. They don`t use BETTER processors than a PC anymore, THEY USE THE EXACT SAME ONES. If I were buying a Mac, I`d at least hope I could take out the Intel and replace it with an AMD. Then again, why bother? Just buy and build a PC, cut out the crap Intel processor and the horrid MAC OS-X.

    Macs suck. End of story. Most of the people I know that has them don`t have them because of the "benefits of having a Mac", they have them because they are trendy, or "different". All they do is surf the web and upload pictures. How many of you Mac fanboys are like that?

    Microsoft may not make that great of an OS, but I`d rather play video games on a computer I can customize/upgrade easily than on a gigantic paperweight with a "NOW WITH INTEL!" sti

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    Arkia Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2006 at 11:07 am
    Yay now Macs come with Windows which totaly defeats the purpose of buying a Mac in the first place! Its so pointless you know it`ll sell.
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    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2006 at 11:54 am
    I like 1 or 2 programs that can run on mac other then that they are crap. Windows is just more useful and i`m more used to it.
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    emptyhead21 Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2006 at 12:27 pm
    That`s the thing, Mac users and PR keep making a big deal about being able to run XP on Mac when you can`t run OS on Windows, but the bottom line is you can`t because there is no desire for that. The concept of claiming that it`s better that Macs can run XP seems to be a self-inflicted strike at the usefulness of a Mac in the first place. Its like adverstising that McDonald`s is better than Burger King because McDonald`s now resells the Whopper and other BK products. I`ll stop here since IAB isn`t a geek forum, but I could go on at length about the ridiculousness of Macs and their ad campaigns (especially the ones with the personified PC and Mac)
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    sertrbl Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2006 at 2:20 pm
    "Once again just shows how much better apple really is."
    so basicly, mac is pathetic enough to start using intel chips, and windows operating sistems, so that makes it better?
    if you want XP buy a microsoft computer. if you want a mac operating system, buy a freaking mac.
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    Arkia Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2006 at 2:24 pm
    Yes Mac users make such a big deal about how they can run Windows XP on their Macs and then proceed to bash the hell out of Microsoft to make PC`s look bad. *sigh* stupid mac users.
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    videogamer Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2006 at 2:25 pm
    NO!!! GOD, WHY? WHY DID YOU MAKE PC`s OBSOLETE!?!?
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    infearno Male 70 & Over
    381 posts
    August 6, 2006 at 2:57 pm
    Whats next Mac`s with ATI or NVidia graphics cards, meby Soundblaster cards. I meen if you realy waht windows why would you pay at lest twice as much for a mac with windows installed.

    Think about it you have to pay for a Mac which a prity expansive, then you pay for Bootcamp and then you have to pay for a Windows licence.

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    pinker Female 18-29
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    August 6, 2006 at 3:45 pm
    Remember the mac commecial parody from Roosterteeth

    Roosterteeth > Andre the Giant > Chuck Norris.

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    ryan14 Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2006 at 4:05 pm
    ^ YAY ROOSTERTEETH!!!
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    KCN0113 Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2006 at 4:47 pm
    macs are better. the real question is: why would anyone now buy a pc?
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    v_wilkes85
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    August 6, 2006 at 5:08 pm
    WHO CARES ABOUT THIS CRAP?!
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    Arkia Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2006 at 5:11 pm
    On 8/6/2006 4:47:13 PM KCN0113 wrote: macs are better. the real question is: why would anyone now buy a pc?

    No Macs are not better. Why would anyone say that?

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    Xylomn Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2006 at 6:37 pm
    Unless your a professional who requires mac only programs like final cut etc. the mac is mostly a useless system. Sure it may look pretty but it doesn`t have the all round software and hardware compatibility that windows has, and you can technically install OSX on a standard PC just not legally. The OSX end-user agreement stops you from legally installing it on non-mac hardware but if you have a processor which can handle SSE3 instructions (ie most modern chips) you can install OSX on nornal pc hardware. However for the next version of OSX (i think its called rosewood can`t remember) you`ll need a processor with SSE4 instruction capability
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    qquuaacckk Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2006 at 7:02 pm
    faster processors haha yea right macs suck, they are pretty much becoming pcs as they upgrade and improve. First its was intel processors now its running windows.
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    adcuz Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2006 at 7:08 pm
    I think this is a bad idea, Windows XP sucks, why would you pick it over the superior OSX?
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    jo_ero Male 13-17
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    August 6, 2006 at 7:25 pm
    I think it`s a good idea for you gamers, but why donsen`t Windows run Mac?
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    Arkia Male 13-17
    25 posts
    August 6, 2006 at 7:41 pm
    On 8/6/2006 7:08:18 PM adcuz wrote: I think this is a bad idea, Windows XP sucks, why would you pick it over the superior OSX?

    Maybe it`s because more things run on Windows then your so called `superior` OSX

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    Abzurd Male 40-49
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    August 6, 2006 at 9:21 pm
    On 8/6/2006 4:47:13 PM KCN0113 wrote: macs are better. the real question is: why would anyone now buy a pc?
    exactly. Now i can go on my usual Mac business and play PC games.

    the games were the only advantages ...

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    Xylomn Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2006 at 9:36 pm
    Not true there are many advantages each hold over one another games is not the only advantage PCs hold over macs.

    They also support pretty much every bit of hardware out there while macs only support a small number of components. In terms of software aswell PCs running windows support a far greater range of applications in all fields.

    Macs however also show different advantages, the OS is far more smoothed around the edges and is far more aesthetically pleasing, while good for the average user this aspect of the OS however is a bit redundant for the professional user who demands performance not looks. However the mac does also provide good performance due to its very limited hardware that is available. This enables the communication between the hardware and software simpler and the simpler something is the better.

    And before anyone says anything about viruses yes we all know windows has more viruses but there are many reasons for this not just that its "easier" to in

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    Xylomn Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2006 at 9:41 pm
    ...infect. Windows is in some way a victim of its own success in this area virus writers target windows because it is far more widely used than mac. Why write a virus for mac when the target is going to be much much much smaller. Windows does let the user down though almost forcing you to run on an account with administration rights this allows much wider access for the viruses to the system, unlike in a mac where the only in the wild viruses that exist (and yes they do exist) actually have to ask your permission to install before they can do any harm.

    However don`t discount wndows properly set up with good security packages and if its kept well maintained it is a solid, powerful operating system.

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    mrwnt Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2006 at 11:27 pm
    "WHO CARES ABOUT THIS CRAP?!"

    YOU SHOULD CARE CONSIDERING YOU`RE EITHER SURFING THE WEB RIGHT NOW ON A MAC OR A PC

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    monktoast Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 4:43 pm
    When I can build my own mac, then i will switch. How about even when i can update a mac without having to BUY A WHOLE NEW COMPUTER.

    Mac still has a ways yet to go before they dominate, if they ever do.

    Also if anything, this will have mac users switching to pc as well as pc users swithicing to mac.

    So it is all yet to be seen.

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    monktoast Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2006 at 4:45 pm
    oh and please check benchmarks before you go and say macs are just as good as pcs in games now. Bootcamp does a pretty horrible job for gaming.

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    Arkia Male 13-17
    25 posts
    August 7, 2006 at 4:47 pm
    I know thats gotta be the one reason I never want to buy a Mac. No replaceable parts. So if one part stops working right you have a buy A BRAND FREAKING NEW COMPUTER!
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    August 8, 2006 at 4:46 pm
    I`M GONNA BUILD MY OWN BADASS COMPUTER ONE DAY WITH MIX AND MATCH PARTS....
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    Omgroflwtf Male 13-17
    510 posts
    August 19, 2006 at 10:00 pm
    The majority of IAB users are PC fanboys because they grew up with pcs, or they just want to play videogames. Their parents (or they) probably bought a pc because they didn`t have enought money for a Mac, so now they defend the operating system they use. And for everyone who says that you should just buy windows if you want it, there`s some people who want to have mac and pc, but want to buy it cheaper, so they get a mac, which doesn`t look ugly, that has windows and mac. Instead of buying a mac and a windows.

    Don`t you people realise that a computer that costs 500 $ should be cheap. If somethings cheap, it`s ussually worse than the expensive one. It`s plain logic.

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