macs are best
* The Mac OS logo is cooler looking than all the others
* Plug 'n' Play works on a Mac--installation in minutes, not days
* 40 viruses, not 8000
* In about seven years of owning Macs, not one crash
* If there's a problem, drop six inches onto a hard surface :-)
* Intel uses Macs
* PC Week uses Macs
* The cool "waah" sound at startup.
* True 32-bit, baby!
* All drives show up on the desktop
* The spiffy looking interface
* All communist dictators like MS-DOS
* No one says "I work on a Mac at the office but I have a PC at home because
it's so much fun to use.
* "The "W" in Windows stands for waiting"
* Star Wars Special Edition - made on a Mac
* Iraqis primarily used Windows 3.1 version of Minesweeper to plan out
invasion of Kuwait
* Baloney sandwiches taste better in front of a Mac
* "A 486 works great-as a flower press"
* Bill Gates' mansion was designed on a Mac
* If you have a paperclip, you can probably fix your Mac
* Macs don't have the infamous Windows key to accidentally hit and throw you
out of your application into Windows, often causing the program to freeze
* No disappearing "Start" bar
* FREE speech recognition software (as opposed to the less sophisticated,
$300 system as offered by Microsoft)
* Uninstalling sucks in Windows 3.1 and 95
* The first Pentium commercials were done on (pre-Power PC!!) Macs since they
couldn't get PC's to perform at that speed.
* Apple servers are about three times faster than Win NT 4.0 servers with
equivalent clock speed processors
* Death Star Security ran on a Windows 95 computer
* Macs are the #1 computers in Japan and Canada
* Apple is the largest multimedia computer manufacturer in the world with
18.8% of the market.
* Windows 95 requires illegal narcotics in order to enjoy it's graphical
* None of those Internet Explorer "exploding desktop" bugs.
* Macintosh (and so will the NeXtstep/Mac OS) is one of the Operating Systems
dedicated to the CHRP (Common Hardware Reference Platform), now called PPCP
(Power PC Platform), which will make computers cheaper and more compatible.
* "DOS Computers manufactured by companies such as IBM, Compaq, Tandy, and
millions of others are by far the most popular, with about 70 million
machines in use worldwide. Macintosh fans, on the other hand, may note that
cockroaches are far more numerous than humans, and that numbers alone do not
denote a higher life form."
-New York Times, November 26, 1991
* A single port for all keyboards and pointing devices.
* "All Macs have those great little icons over the ports."
* Booting from CD-ROM
* Plug-and-play hard disk installation - plug it in and turn it on
* Small, convenient connectors for printers and modems.
* You can plug your mouse right into the keyboard.
* Cool six-color logo.
* The Mac pioneered use of 3.5-inch disks.
* First human interface guide. Apple was the first to take human interface seriously enough to teach its developers how to make easy-to-use applications.
* Virtually every connector on a Macintosh is unique, so it's hard to plug something into the wrong port.
* PowerBooks. The first laptops to feature palm rests and an integrated trackball.
* PhoneNet. Simple, inexpensive networks exist most places there are multiple Macs.
* Apple Guide. Interactive, contextual help built into the system is a great thing.
* Cut, Copy and Paste/the Clipboard. Let's not forget the simple stuff - the Mac was the first personal computer to make the power of Cut, Copy, and Paste immediately accessible. Further, data that was cut or copied could be moved between applications, even in the old days.
* Drag and drop system extensions. To add functionality to your Mac, you just drag the components to your System Folder, drop them there, and let the machine sort it out. There's no messing with configuration or initialization files, interrupts or memory locations.
* Long file names since 1984.
* Multiple monitors with a contiguous, extended desktop (or mirroring on PowerBooks). Nothing beats a multiple monitor setup.
* One (and only one) menubar.
* Long file names on CD-ROMs (Windows CD-ROMs use the ISO 9660 format which is limited to eight character file names, even with Windows 95.)
* Disk First Aid. Apple has shipped basic, user friendly disk diagnostic software with every Mac since System 6.
* Graphing Calculator. What a cool demo.
* QuickDraw 3D
* The active System Folder has a special icon that appears automatically. If you have multiple systems installed on other platforms, determining which one is running is never as straightforward.
* User-configurable Apple Menu.
* Key Caps. You don't have to type weird codes to get upper-ASCII special characters.
* Because when you copy a file onto your hard drive, you don't have to create an icon, and then type in the full path name of your file, and then type the full path name of it's application, in order to be able to click on it and make it run.
* First computer on which you virtual desktop could be as messy as your real desktop.
* You can run a Mac from RAM disk.
* Built-in sound, with no need to install, configure, or troubleshoot a "SoundWhacker" card.
* The original LaserWriter. Even at $7,000, this machine gave birth to desktop publishing as much as anything else.
* RISC. Gotta love that speed.
* Transition to PowerPC. No other computing platform has attempted such a dramatic shift in its hardware architecture, let alone accomplished it so smoothly.
* Apple's surprisingly good Internet presence.
* Flying Toasters. Frivolous or not, they became big business.
* Image editing - Photoshop appeared first on the Mac and virtually gave birth to the digital image industry.
* Some Macintosh models have excellent Easter Eggs. The SE/30 has an Engineer Hall of Fame burned in its ROMs; the Mac SE, IIci, and IIfx have pictures of the development team buried inside. Want more ?
* The San Francisco font. In the early days, this crazy bitmapped font best demonstrated the power of the Macintosh for many people. "Sure, you can print a note on your computer, but can you print a ransom note?"
* About This Macintosh tells you your system version, how much memory is available and how much memory is being used, and it's built right into the Finder.
* Customizable icons. Just paste into the Get Info dialog box.
* Macintosh Drag & Drop
* Multiple, selectable boot drives. They make testing, troubleshooting, and recovery far easier.
* QuickTime VR
* QuickDraw GX
* The first machine that could have a Font menu so long it would drop through your floor.
* Aliases that work, as opposed to Shortcuts that don't.
* Non-segmented memory. "You never need to understand or cope with the 'lower 640K' or irritating differences between extended and expanded memory.
* You don't have to know what a pathname is.
* Built-in Ethernet
* Power key on the keyboard where you can reach it really easily.
* Relatively standardized batteries for PowerBooks. In the PC world one manufacturer can ship laptops using dozens of different battery types.
* The Apple Tech Info Library
* First completely standardized bitmap display.
* The Chicago font. It's everywhere.
* The Mac Classic could boot from ROM.
* You can talk people through the Macintosh on the phone, including your parents.
* I have to give credit for much of the info. on this page to Marc Messer who's web page, Marc's Mac Advocacy Page, was the source for these reasons.
The new PowerMac G5 is the World's fastest personal computer and the first with a 64-bit processor - which means it breaks the 4 gigabyte barrier and can use up to 8 gigabytes of main memory. The new G5 processor - available at speeds up to dual 2GHz with a new ultrahigh-bandwidth system architecture featuring AGP 8X and PCI-X - makes the Power Mac G5 a breakthrough in desktop processing power.
How fast, is the world's fastest personal computer?
The new Power Mac G5 throttles past both the fastest Pentium 4 and a dual-processor Xeon workstation when tested using industry standard SPEC CPU 2000 benchmarks - SPECfp_base2000 and SPECint_base2000 measure the speed of a single task - either an floating-point calculation or a integer calculation - executing on a single processor. The "SPEC rate" metrics, which recognize multiple processors, more accurately demonstrate the performance of a dual processor system. The results (see chart below) should make your pulse race just a little bit faster.
"World's fastest" based on SPEC® CPU 2000 benchmark results and leading professional application performance tests against 3 GHz Pentium 4-based Dell Dimension 8300 and 3.06 GHz Dual Xeon-based Dell Precision 650. SPEC® CPU 2000 benchmarks run with GCC 3.3 and independently tested, full report available from Veritest; professional applications tested by Apple, June 2003.
Ready for the real world
The PowerPC G5 processor dramatically accelerates performance in real world applications, too. When compared head-to-head against the same PCs, in a large series of Photoshop tests the dual 2GHz Power Mac G5 is 2.2 times faster than the 3GHz Pentium 4-based system and almost twice as fast as the dual 3.06GHz Xeon-based system. Additional performance tests tests reveal similar performance gains for professional music and audio creation, and scientific analysis of genetic research.
Bandwidth to burn
The Power Mac G5's ultra-high bandwidth system architecture features a 1GHz frontside bus - one on each processor - for maximum throughput. And a point-to-point system controller lets data move directly between subsystems, without affecting processor function.
The Power Mac G5 comes with three PCI-X slots, giving you the benefit of the newest advance in PCI technology. The PCI-X protocol is perfect for high-performance PCI devices, increasing speeds from 33MHz to 133MHz and throughput from 266MBps to 2GBps.
High-speed AGP 8X Pro graphics bus
Compared with the AGP 4X interface, the Power Mac G5's AGP 8X Pro graphics bus effectively doubles the maximum transfer rate and doubles the amount of data transferred in a single AGP bus cycle. The 66MHz AGP 8X Pro bus strobes eight times per clock cycle, achieving a 533MHz data rate and a maximum bandwidth of 2.1GB per second - ideal for the ultrafast graphics cards it ships with, like the ATI Radeon 9800 Pro or NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra.
FireWire 800, USB 2.0 and high-performance I/O
The Power Mac G5 ships with a FireWire 800 port and three USB 2.0 ports (plus two USB 1.1 ports on the keyboard). Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire, USB 2.0 and optical digital and analog audio are all integrated through two bidirectional 16-bit, 800MHz HyperTransport interconnects for a maximum throughput of 3.2GB per second.
Three powerful models
The Power Mac G5 product line comes in three muscular configurations - 1.6GHz, 1.8GHz and a dual 2GHz model. They all feature the legendary SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW) as standard equipment across the line. And of course they come with two FireWire 400 ports, three PCI expansion slots, ADC connector, DVI connector, analog audio in, analog audio out, optical SPDIF in, optical SPDIF out, front headphone and speaker jack and built-in Gigabit Ethernet - all as standard equipment. All models are AirPort Extreme-ready, and offer Bluetooth capability as a build-to-order option.
The fastest jet aircraft is the SR71 Blackbird. Its top speed is over 2180mph
The New York Yankees are the best major league baseball team in in the world. They've won 26 world championships, compared to the Mets who only won one. The Yankees are in first place now, and always are, and Mets are in last like always, gd they didnt even come close to beatin the Yankees in the 2000 world series, I can't believe the Mets even made it that far, but of course they couldnt beat the Yankees. mets also broke a MLB record by bein struck out 27 times in one game. The Yankees also have the best players: Derek Jeter(MVP) ,Roger Clemens: (won his 300th game, a record) Bernie williams, jorge posada( always the all star catcher for the american league) Jason Giambi (won the 2002 Home Run Derbie,hit a grand slam on his first game for the Yankees, and also alwayz the all star first base men for the american league), Montisusi: ( most hits in 2002 season on Yankees, also hit a grand slam on his first game for the Yankees, Robin Vantura( almost hit most home runs in season) Sorano, just missed the most home runs record in 2002 season by one home run,and Lots of other pitchers.
The Yankees alwayz atleast make it to teh play offs every year , they dont alwyaz win but no other team makes it to the palyoffs every year, and with 26 world champion titles no one else won that many world series nor even came close.