The Apple Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by ChetB, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. lameidazhas

    lameidazhas New Member

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    yes,Nokia set the bar there with the Lumina series. No one else has even come close with plastic phones, so Apple has a lot to prove here.thank you
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  2. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    What's with all the agro on this threak? Just buy a Lenovo and be done with it.
     
  3. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    lol, just paid for a hackintosh system. now for the fun of trying to get it to dual boot
     
  4. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    You don't pay for a Hackintosh. Probably cheaper to the Apple Store and buy a Mac.

    Hackintosh is DIY, That's what I do.
     
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    gort Senior member

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    downcast

    also marco who wrote instapaper is making one

    https://overcast.fm/
    http://www.marco.org/2013/09/23/overcast-coming-soon
     
  6. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Certainly not cheap, but I just didn't feel like getting another Imac. My 2009 Imac was really not making the most of my 2560x1440 dual monitor setup, as well as not having USB3. I would have been happy with an updated mac mini I think; MacPro would have been overkill.

    Specs: i7, GTX760, 16G, 2x120G SSD (for dual boot) and a 2TB caviar black, and other stuff
     
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    Ah sorry I don't know so much about large desktop rigs. I know more about what making whatever Lenovo laptop you got into running OS X, preferably Thinkpads. ... I've yet to come across USB 3, drives and things.
     
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    I have the system in hand, looks nice (Bitfenix Prodigy WH M). It's been a while since I've seen a BTO system - the innards are very different from what I was doing ten years ago.

    Prepping the installation USB with Unibeast now and will do the business tomorrow.
     
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    Done it. If anyones interested, it's really nice. Super silent, much faster than my 27" imac, which I feel (as I'm typing on it) is on its last legs.
     
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    An update if anyone interested, now installing Windows 8 to the second SSD. Tried to be 'lazy' and not disconnect the other HDs but getting an Error code 0x80070570 at 0% installation. Googling suggested a DVD disk problem (legit disk) but in the end bit the bullet, opened up the case and disconnected all drives except the windows target. Now gone past that error message, fingers crossed.
     
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    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    And it worked. Installed 8 from legit DVD, then updated to 8.1. Then did the HFS, NTFS and time sync fixes and now I have a true dual boot system. For all it's unwieldiness with a nonTouch screen 8.1 is looking much nicer than Mavericks, at least on my dual monitors (the second one is a 2550x1600 or something like that, which the imac was not driving properly).
     
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    Anyone setting up new Apple products on Christmas?

    No new gear here, but I'm performing the usual update-your-parents-software annual duties over the holidays.
     
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    You pay for a hackintosh in time... sound drivers, updates to the OS, etc...
     
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    I'm seriously considering switching from AT&T to T-Mobile. 4G LTE coverage seems to be on-par with AT&T and Verizon in the major cities and $70 for unlimited everything is very compelling, given that I get the bare minimum (450 minutes voice, 3 gigs data, but unlimited texting) with AT&T and I still pay $90 per month WITH a 20% corporate discount.

    I heard a rumor that T-Mobile is considering paying off peoples' ETFs if they jump ship to them. If that were the case, I'd do it in a heartbeat and get a 5S.
     
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    Yup, a hackintosh would be higher maintenance, though I did update to 10.9.1 without any issues apart from reinstalling the sound driver - I'd read that others had updated uneventfully with one proviso about the sound, before I did it myself.

    Generally still happy, I have a dual monitor system with dual SSDs for true dual boot, and two 2TB HDs (one is a Carbon copy clone of the other, done weekly). Much faster than my old imac, excepting the Maverick bugs. And that Mac Mini update still hasn't materialized.
     

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