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Originally by Actaeon:

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If I knew where Aran got his pictures (like the one on his desktop wallpaper and the new one he uses to close topics), I would likely have a more interesting background.
Terragen. (Thread about it.)

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Originally written by Dr. Johann Georg Faust:

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http://stuff.ermarian.net/arancaytar/images/desktop/desktop-2007-04-07.jpg

I must say, what with all the Mac desktops, XP feels almost feel non-conformist again. :P

Yep, almost makes me with I had a Mac with OSX... Almost

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Originally written by LF:

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Originally written by Dr. Johann Georg Faust:

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http://stuff.ermarian.net/arancaytar/images/desktop/desktop-2007-04-07.jpg

I must say, what with all the Mac desktops, XP feels almost feel non-conformist again. :P

Yep, almost makes me with I had a Mac with OSX... Almost

If you "almost" want a Mac but actually not, why did you take the trouble to disguise your Windows as Mac OS X?

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Hey! You are the dude from MacConsumers, aren't you? How nice to see you here.

Hmmm, never heard of them. Perhaps there's someone else on the interwebs that masquerades as macdude22?
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Originally written by macdude22:

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Hey! You are the dude from MacConsumers, aren't you? How nice to see you here.

Hmmm, never heard of them. Perhaps there's someone else on the interwebs that masquerades as macdude22?

I'm so sorry, I just checkes, and the guy is called "mac.man25," which is losely related to your name "macdud22." I'm sorry. I often get names mixed up.

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Howsabout Boot Camp and Paralells? Those are handy for those unenlightened people who wish to leave the Dark Side, but are unfamiliar with Mac OS X.

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Boot Camp works very well and parallels is very good too. Some people prefer Fusion, though. The good thing about Fusion, is that you can run Windows from your Boot camp partition. I tried it, but was not very content, so I went back to parallels. But Windows runs fine in all three. The screenshots I posted in this thread of my iMac running Windows, is with Parallels.

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Originally written by Thralni:

]If you "almost" want a Mac but actually not, why did you take the trouble to disguise your Windows as Mac OS X?
Why indeed...

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Originally written by Thralni:

The good thing about Fusion, is that you can run Windows from your Boot camp partition.
The other nice thing about VMware Fusion is that it has preliminary 3D graphics support. They're up to DirectX 8 and still working. Iwould like to point out that the latest version of Parallels allows you to run yur Bootcamp partion. I don't do this beaause my Bootcamp OS is Vista, and I only have 1 GB of RAM total, so running Vista and OS X at the same time is really not an option.

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quote:
Originally written by LF:

quote:
Originally written by Thralni:

]If you "almost" want a Mac but actually not, why did you take the trouble to disguise your Windows as Mac OS X?
Why indeed...

Because Macs are expensive, and Windows XP has a negative stigma attached to it, so making Windows look like Mac makes you cooler while saving money? :P

Meh, I'v only heard of Linux being disguised as Windows to ease the transition.

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"I've set my mother's computer up with Linux and given it a Windows look, but she still isn't happy. Says it is nothing like Windows."

- "Set up a cron job that randomly reboots the computer every few hours."

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Fellas Fellas I think we can all agree that the AmigaOS is the superior Operating System.
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I use Parallels, the 3d support isn't big for me. But it lets me run several OS's with out rebooting which is critical for my Support job. Saves a lot of time.
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I offically recommend getting a Mac computer, even if you're not going to use the Mac part. Just install Boot Camp/Paralells, and you can play 99% of the programs in the world.

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Originally written by Sarasaphilia:

I offically recommend getting a Mac computer, even if you're not going to use the Mac part. Just install Boot Camp/Paralells, and you can play 99% of the programs in the world.
Folly. What's the point of buying two OS's if you're only going to use Windows? Virtual Machines aren't bad, but if you're going to just use Windows anyway, you might as well just get a PC and install Windows on it.

It saves money, and it'll run more smoothly. Trust me.

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Originally written by macdude22:

Fellas Fellas I think we can all agree that the AmigaOS is the superior Operating System.
Lies. It's the OS on the Apple II and you know it

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Originally written by Sarasaphilia:

I offically recommend getting a Mac computer, even if you're not going to use the Mac part. Just install Boot Camp/Paralells, and you can play 99% of the programs in the world.
I think well over 1% of the programs in the world don't run on Windows.

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Originally written by LF:

the OS on the Apple II
ProDOS IMAGE(http://sa.tweek.us/emots/images/emot-eng101.gif)

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Originally written by Nemesis.:


It saves money, and it'll run more smoothly. Trust me.[/QB]
I don't know about that, the Boot Camp drivers Apple provides work dang smooth. I've done a lot of Windows installs and Images on a lotta machines, Dells, Gateways, Custom Builts, and the installs and Images I've done on Macs (Imac, MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro) have been the smoothest installs I've ever done. Even if all you wanted to run was Windows, while I'd like to say by all means get a plain jane white box, Apple provides a smoother experience for getting WIndows up and going than any "Windows" Provider I've dealt with. That's sad. I mean really sad. Windows computer manufactures could learn from Apple, a disk with all the drivers I need. Not some link to a webpage, or a partition on my drive, or a disk with 100 spyware apps I don't need. Just install my drivers n be done. Smooth.
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Blasphemy. Installing the OS should require hours of intensive labor and blood sacrifices to Zakk Wylde.... Much like how opening the case should take half the day(minimum) after a full week of dark rituals in worship of Hello Kitty while listening to the Best of Journey nonstop.

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