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I wish I were a new Mac User.
Posted by: MacMission
Date: January 10, 2006 10:56PM
After 15 years of upgrading from my Mac512/SE/IIci/7100/8100/G3/Wallstreet/Pismo/QS800 to a dualMDD_1.25, operating in OSX/Classic was a big step for me last year. Now no more Classic? I'm so tired. Will I ever get there from here? Who'll Stop The Rain?

(I feel like a partypooper but feel I'm not alone)
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Re: I wish I were a new Mac User.
Posted by: bill b
Date: January 10, 2006 11:21PM

hth
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Re: I wish I were a new Mac User.
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 10, 2006 11:55PM
would it help if i said i have no clue what you are talking about?

from a fellow: plus/centris 610/7100 80/powercenter/powertowerpro/powercenterpro/powerbook1400cs/9600 350/G4 400/wallstreet 266/Cube 450/G4 533/G4 933/dual MDD 1.25 dual boot/dual MDD 1.25 FW 800/dual G5 1.8/dual G5 2.0 user?
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Re: I wish I were a new Mac User.
Posted by: MacMission
Date: January 11, 2006 12:14AM
Upgrade fatigue. You know what I'm talking about.
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Re: I wish I were a new Mac User.
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: January 11, 2006 12:52AM
Mac,

There's really no reason to ever upgrade again. Your current setup, aside from the hardware wear and tear and replacement, could last the rest of your life.
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Re: I wish I were a new Mac User.
Posted by: endymion
Date: January 11, 2006 12:57AM
Hey, I was only a Mac 128k -> Mac Plus -> Mac SE -> Mac IIci -> Centris 610 -> PowerMac 6100 -> PowerCenter 132 -> PowerBook G3/233 -> iBook 700mhz -> dual 1Ghz G4 upgrader myself, but i feel the pain...
g=
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Re: I wish I were a new Mac User.
Posted by: guitarist
Date: January 11, 2006 01:08AM
The pace of change and growth will continue. There's understandable moments of consumer fatigue. Sometimes you feel like a lab rat that's being experimented on. Only in this case the test subjects are required to keep pulling out their checkbooks and credit cards.

But, in a sense, you are a new mac user. OS X is fresh stuff, even though it's no longer brand new. If you're just NOW cutting loose from so-called "classic", and found that experience to be a "big step", the reason you might feel the fatigue is that you a few steps behind, eating the dust of those who shed the unstable nightmare of Mac OS 7-9 years earlier. I'd hope that you're enjoying the benefits of a more stable and rewarding computing experience, and you'd be getting your second wind by now.

Being too far out front can be problematic (not to mention expensive) and being just behind the curve can be problematic, too. Somewhere in between is the sweet spot, not too far out, not too far back.

(the pep talk I think you came for...)

Computing power, storage space, memory, and internet resources, are more affordable, abundant, easier to adapt, integrate, and enjoy. I've been using (and being used by) computers and software for at least as long as you have, and it's only been the last three years that it feels fresh, like it's finally starting to make sense.

(okay boys, play the inspirational music...)

The journey is just starting to get interesting, don't poop out on us now, brother! We're headin' for the Promised Land!

Amen!
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Re: I wish I were a new Mac User.
Posted by: mikebw
Date: January 11, 2006 01:11AM
you guys make me feel bad, here I am:
6100/Beige G3/Dual 2.0 G5

Only pain I would feel in another upgrade is in my wallet.

My G5 is still rockin' the free world, just upgraded to 3.5GB RAM, added a second 160GB SATA drive plus another 120GB PATA drive for the mp3's ;), also upgraded to the Radeon 9800 (from the 9600), and I swapped out the stock SuperDrive for an 8x model.

Can't see any upgrades in the near future, except maybe a second video card, the Radeon 9200 PCI, and just maybe another hard drive, although I would do well to make it external.
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Re: I wish I were a new Mac User.
Posted by: chas_m
Date: January 11, 2006 01:30AM
If you ever get to the point that you resent change, kill yourself.



chas_m




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Re: I wish I were a new Mac User.
Posted by: MacMission
Date: January 11, 2006 01:47AM
tuqqer Wrote:
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> Mac,
>
> There's really no reason to ever upgrade again.
> Your current setup, aside from the hardware wear
> and tear and replacement, could last the rest of
> your life.

I thought my IIci would last me the rest of my life.


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Re: I wish I were a new Mac User.
Posted by: guitarist
Date: January 11, 2006 01:49AM
Better yet contemplate homicide.

People that commit suicide are usually killing the wrong person.
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Re: I wish I were a new Mac User.
Posted by: mikebw
Date: January 11, 2006 02:03AM
The dang thing probably still works fine too, does everything it was ever designed to do. Only problem is people keep coming up with new applications to be run on a computer and this forces the hardware to advance to keep up.

As far as I know, software has always been ahead of the hardware, especially when it came to the release of OS X. Only now are we seeing hardware that can really show it off well.

> I thought my IIci would last me the rest of my
> life.

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Re: I wish I were a new Mac User.
Posted by: RgrF
Date: January 11, 2006 03:41AM
chas_m Wrote:
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> If you ever get to the point that you resent
> change, kill yourself.
>
> chas_m
>
>
> "I, for one, welcome our new Intel Overlords!"

Chas:

Tell me resist isn't resent or lend me you weapon.
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Re: I wish I were a new Mac User.
Posted by: RgrF
Date: January 11, 2006 03:42AM
chas_m Wrote:
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> If you ever get to the point that you resent
> change, kill yourself.
>
> chas_m
>
>
> "I, for one, welcome our new Intel Overlords!"

Chas:

Tell me resist isn't resent or lend me your weapon.
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Re: I wish I were a new Mac User.
Posted by: incognegro
Date: January 11, 2006 09:06AM
Classic = Training Wheels



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Re: I wish I were a new Mac User.
Posted by: Donkey Hotay
Date: January 11, 2006 10:07AM
LISA->MacXL->MacPlus->SE/30->Perf5200 (Road Apple)->Bondi iMac RevB->eMac

and assorted FatMac(512K), Pluses, SE/30s, IIci, 6600, 7200, iMacRevBs, iBook (Tangerine), Powerbook100

and an old DEC3000mod600

I take my abuse seriously.



=DH
Donkey (Ye Olde Farte of ye Internette) Hotay is a Tilted Windmill® enterprise.
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