I think that was meant to be kinda tongue-in-cheek.Originally Posted by sagekoala
in what way are they better? perhaps someday i will find someone with an answer... and fyi multimedia = multiple kinds of media. mp3!=multimediaOriginally Posted by GWRedDragon
has anyone looking into trying to get headunit to run on osX or even a ppc linux distro?
don't worry i know i usually don't make much sense
ExactlyOriginally Posted by ppgt94
1) I say it's the ultimate, becuase its mine! See attached pics below. I'm not saying the Mac is better because of software features; it's because of the OS X GUI and OS compatibility. I can use my fingers to access files, folders, applications, and etc. All with ease. Although my touch screen works in both MAC OS X and XP, XP is not touch screen friendly. OS X is!Originally Posted by sagekoala
2) Because the G4 mobo (even in standard configuration) is extremely versatile. Expansion: 1 AGP, 3 PCI, 2 USB, 3 FW, ATA HD, Airport Card (PC Card), audio in, audio out, 4 RAM PC100 up to 2GB, and 56K modem... and that's just on the mobo. EXPANDABILITY and QUALITY!
3) Point being, Macs can run other applications from a plethora of other platforms, whether it be from Win 98, Win 2000, XP, UNIX, LINUX, C, C++, Objective-C, or even JAVA (Xcode, OS X native). Why on earn would I (let alone anyone) even want to use an Athlon 64 to run OS 9? OS 9 is OLD!
4) Unfortunately, I don't have numbers. However, I do have a professional quote from a very reputable company. Since my mobo was unique, I went to OPUS for my power solution. I sent them my mobo with my video card and 512 RAM. This is/was the first power supply for Mac OPUS ever made. After about a week, I was called back by OPUS technician (I believe there's only one and he's a great guy) and we spoke at length about the Mac. He went on to say, and I quote "this mobo is by far the most efficient and impressive he has ever seen or worked on". Now this is obviously not with 1.4GB of RAM, nor is it a G5. This was simply a stated fact from a professionally certified technician. Argue the semantics of it all you want, but it is what it is.
Originally Posted by IntellaWorks
Yes, Iíve looked at a G5 heat sink. I have a dual 2G! G4ís are a completely different CPU. Iíve never had a heat problem ever, with any Mac for that matter. However, I will admit, the G5 fans do run more often, especially when running processor intensive applications. But I have no intentions of using my G5 anytime soon.
Macís Achilles heals is no GPS software. VPC emulation (XP) is really our only option for now. As for performance, I notice the difference between running native and through emulation is not that bad. The G4 800mhz seems to handle it just fine. Letís just hope this is only temporary.
I haven't heard good things about Route 66. From the reviews and screen shots, CoPilot is the way to go. I'm only using the SA for now because it was free. I'll more than likely buy the CoPilot and run it through VPC if nothing is happening on the Mac front any time soon.Originally Posted by revgeorge