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Demitrius Barbito
06-26-2000, 08:13 AM
Who amoung us are Apple/Mac users???

Demi Barbito
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06-27-2000, 12:24 AM
I have always said that everyone in the world will fall into a couple of neatly defined catagories.

Mac or IBM
Beetles or Stones

As for me: IBM and Roling Stones


06-27-2000, 01:34 AM
Macintoshes are for eating. IBM doesn't taste as good so I use that for computing.

You having a problem with your Mac?

06-27-2000, 04:41 AM
Mac user here

Jaguar Wong
06-27-2000, 04:42 AM
Before I answer I have to ask something. Is this thread going to turn into a "PC is better than Mac", or "Mac is better than PC" debates? Cause we all know that Crosscomputing is the key to become a more effective user. Sorry, I couldn't resist.

I use both. My Mac is for home use, while this piece of junk PC (200 Mhz) that keeps crashing (about 10 times a day) is for use at work. I prefer Mac, but I have always used both.

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06-27-2000, 09:12 AM
I really don't understand the point of this thread, but oh well. Hey I like both mostly. MAC doesn't make as good Desktop computer, but they make good Laptops. PCs are good on both sides.

I'm a PC user myself

Demitrius Barbito
06-27-2000, 09:19 AM
The reason I ask is because we are doing some "promo" CD Roms...

06-27-2000, 09:18 PM
I use both, but I prefer PCs.-ED

07-01-2000, 09:50 AM
Long Live Linux!!!

*sorry, I couldn't resist*


[This message has been edited by PrairieGirl (edited 07-02-2000).]

07-01-2000, 03:08 PM
thats cool. I'd like to talk to you more about that. Can ya email me

sadly, I have a pc at home thats been taken over by win '98.


07-05-2000, 03:09 AM
Mac here. Tested graphics software for a year on both. Macs rule!!!

07-13-2000, 09:29 PM
I have three, no, wait...1-2-3-4 macs....every one of them has been great to me and one is an original 233 mhx imac and it still beats my friends 500mhz dell. I apologize for this outburst of computing enthusiasm.....


07-14-2000, 03:48 AM
If you guys like risc then it should be Sun System all the away. Anything else is down right crude.-ED

07-22-2000, 11:12 AM
I am going to put it plain and simple.

If you like to work on your computer, then go with an IBM.

If you like to get work done, then go with a MACINTOSH.

Plain & Simple.

MonkeySlap Too
08-08-2000, 12:58 AM
I cross train using both a Mac and the PC.

Because, as we all know, all fights ultimately end up on the PC /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

08-08-2000, 03:54 AM
Yea, I mean, ask any Mac user, he'll tell you about how user friendly his computer is and how little maintence it needs (unless it keeps switching from Ethernet to Appletalk)

And the Sun guy will tell you how mature his OS is and how sophisticated it networking structure.

And the Linux guy can talk for ages on the advantages of open source and having so many cooks in the same kitchen.

All Windows has is a couple thousand programs that people like to run.

KFO Admin
08-09-2000, 08:33 AM
Okay platform geeks:

KFO is run on Intel hardware running Linux OS. Some support servers are SGI running IRIX. I develop on a Sun Ultra 5 running Solaris or a Compaq running RedHat Linux. I do all the graphics work on a Mac G4. I keep a couple of Win2K and 98 machines around just in case. But what do I use for fun? My MACINTOSH G3 Powerbook.

Promo CD-ROMs? Yeah, go cross-platform. There are lots and lots of iMacs out there now, y'know.

My .02. KFO "platform geek" Admin.

08-15-2000, 09:48 AM
iMac! all the way...

08-15-2000, 10:26 AM
The Beatles AND the Stones...and IBM. /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

01-18-2018, 09:43 AM
Apple supply workers describe noxious hazards, unsafe conditions at China factory (http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/18/apple-supply-workers-describe-noxious-hazards-unsafe-conditions-at-china-factory.html)
Christopher Carbone By Christopher Carbone | Fox News

A report by China Labor Watch alleges that working conditions at an Apple supplier factory are not safe. (Reuters)

Workers at a Chinese company that produces iPhone casings for Apple stand for up to 10 hours per day in over-heated spaces, handling noxious chemicals sometimes without proper protection.

The conditions at Catcher Technology—described in a report by the advocacy group China Labor Watch and in interviews with Bloomberg News—show the ugly side of the tech boom that has powered China’s economy and helped push global stock markets to new highs.

The CLW report also found that at least one worker had severe respiratory issues due to the factory, basic safety equipment is not always available, the factory does not specify the hazards of any chemicals that employees work with, worker dorms do not have emergency exits, the factory is polluting the environment with wastewater and the factory’s floor is covered in slippery oil.

China Labor Watch reports that noise level in the factory is about 80 decibels or more, which is average for factories. Hundreds of employees reportedly work in a space where the main door only opens 12 inches and workers who are off-duty stay in dorms without hot water or access to showers.

Catcher Technology, a supplier for Apple, has not kept its factory safe for workers, according to a new report. (Reuters)

“My hands turned bloodless white after a day of work,” one of the workers, who makes a little over 4,000 yuan a month (just over $2 an hour), told Bloomberg. She turned to Catcher because her husband’s home-decorating business was struggling. “I only tell good things to my family and keep the sufferings like this for myself.”

This isn’t the first time Apple has been called out regarding conditions in Chinese factories that make its highly-profitable smartphones.

The tech giant spent years upbraiding manufacturers after a rash of suicides at its main partner, Foxconn Technology Group, in 2010 provoked outrage over the harsh working environments in which its upscale gadgets were made. Eventually, Foxconn made improvements to its locations and Apple started regular audits of all its main suppliers.

However, Apple’s supply chain is so gigantic that adhering to better standards is extremely difficult. The company, which sells more than 200 million smartphones per year, outsources a good amount of its manufacturing as a way to increase profits.

An Apple spokesperson told Bloomberg that the company has its own employees at Catcher facilities, but sent an additional team to audit the complex upon hearing of the CLW’s impending report. After interviewing 150 people, the Apple team found no evidence of violations of its standards, she added. Catcher, which gets almost two-thirds of sales from Apple, said in a separate statement it too investigated but also found nothing to suggest it had breached its client’s code of conduct.

“We know our work is never done and we investigate each and every allegation that’s made. We remain dedicated to doing all we can to protect the workers in our supply chain,” the Apple spokeswoman added.

Christopher Carbone is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @christocarbone.

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05-14-2018, 12:51 PM
I have regular ones and an iMac.