Author Topic: In honour of Steve Jobs - first Apple experience/hardware? Was it great?  (Read 8399 times)

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We called that an "added bonus" :D

I did miss the good old days when I had a dedicated monitor, but the thought of a A500+1084S was beyond me.

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I had an Amiga 1200 which I used with a CTM640.

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Yeah, but I had to sell my complete 6128 to fund my ST :(

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Ok, maybe. So what are all those everyday users doing with it? Writing for their blogs? And, also, since Photoshop etc was released for Windows what was left?
Like on PC, but with a different OS and different/shared softwares ? :D

OSX comes with nice programs "out of the box".
- iTunes for music
- iPhoto for pictures
- iMovie for video capture/editing
- iDVD for finalize and add menus
- iWeb for site and blogs
- XCode, for programming

And more classics applications for web/mail/chat ...
All Apple softwares (and some 3th party) are interconnected for sharing content. (music and photo for dvd or movies, web, etc. All with drag & drop)

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Not talking about the TT, this was a different beast altogether. I'm talking about the ST with the high-res monitor. An absolute pleasure to work on.
I have just asked if the ST got a special "progressive display" monitor for displaying 640x400 (like TT got one for the 1280x960). So the answer if yes. It's very cool, I never saw it ! :)
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The Sharp X68000 managed 768x512 in glorious 16-bit colour back in 1987.  Japan liked high resolution displays, since Japanese is hard to read at 320x200 :)
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The Sharp X68000 managed 768x512 in glorious 16-bit colour back in 1987.  Japan liked high resolution displays, since Japanese is hard to read at 320x200 :)
I got a X68000 monitor. It's multiscan (15/31KHz) and can display progressive resolutions.
X68000 was the best 16bit computer ever. (for gamers :D)
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Whenever you talk about Apple and Macs between fans and sceptics, something always happens: The sceptics pan the hardware and the fans fall back onto the software.  "Buts OSX is great! It comes with loads of apps!".


If it's the software that makes the Mac, then you've been badly ripped off because the hardware is pretty uninspiring and expensive for what it is, and you just paid one huge price for OSX and iWhatever.


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I wouldn't put it so categorically, but there is definitely truth in that. Which is why Apple won't hear about opening OSX to normal PCs (even if they can run it) - if they do, they know they're kind of finished...

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I wouldn't put it so categorically, but there is definitely truth in that. Which is why Apple won't hear about opening OSX to normal PCs (even if they can run it) - if they do, they know they're kind of finished...
Well didn't clones almost finish off apple previously?


Personally OSX doesn't work for me whenever I have used it. I just dislike the integrated menu bar, the dock and despise floating windows in applications they just annoy me so pretty much I don't like anything about OSX essentially. Not that I've used it a whole lot but I doubt I could get over those issues or the complete lack of freedom which would be the real issue.


I spose I could answer the original topic though,
my first apple experience was in primary school on System 7 and I don't think I thought much of it really I didn't think it any better or worse then what I was used to with Windows 3.1 so I guess the experience was indifferent, the games were much more memorable then the OS itself, I really don't remember doing anything much resembling school work. Later on I didn't find MacOS8/9 any better in experience to Windows 95/98 either so I guess it wasn't a great experience it wasn't bad it just wasn't some magical experience that changed my view on life forever and that made me want to go buy overpriced shiny things.

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If it's the software that makes the Mac, then you've been badly ripped off because the hardware is pretty uninspiring and expensive for what it is, and you just paid one huge price for OSX and iWhatever.
I have to remember you that 80's PC are very expansive too... And both are sold by millions because professional users need professional softwares... And both don't cost the selling price.
It's why, CPC, ST, Amiga... Got succes from home use.
If an Atari ST can run Microsoft programs, PC and Mac may not got succes too!

When I chose a computer, it's first for using softwares, not for doing benchmark and fap...
After, remember that Apple Mac cost around the same price of  Sony PC and both cost twice the price of a lowcost PC.

And you know what ? Some people buy MacBook for running Windows7 on it. No OSX.
It's their choices, they chose the hardware not the software. And then ?

EDIT :
Pretty Uninspired  hardware ? Speaking about Laptop Mac :
- Aluminium and glass materials. (no cheap plastics)
- Backlight keyboard. (no printed keys loosing it's paint in time)
- Autoadjust screen luminosity
- Hi-res multi-touch trackpad
- Think, quiet and robust
...
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