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    Hi, all, I'm Ryan... I've been using Apples since I was born pretty much. When the \\e was stolen, my parents bought a pizza-boz (LC1) to replace it. Since then I've had a 5400, a 7200, a 5500, and I'm now on a first-edition 12-inch Powerbook G4, which has been a bit of a tradeup from all of them.

    I love the new iPod minis... I'd buy one, if only they were US$50 or US$75 cheaper -- insert usual comments here

    I'm currently working on recoding a video tape of the Expo - damnit why don't they offer a download-only version anymore, I'd love some of my friends to see the Keynote...
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    hi all, My name is gus, im 21 and i live is leichhardt, Sydney ... im an audio engineer and im starting college this Year to go into film sound. i also work at vodafone to save up money

    anways i just bought my powerbook G4 15inch only just last week.. i havnt done the switch But still use my PC for gaming and internet access (even though i have the G4 Networked to access the internet and im playing halo Mac as we speak ... (MMMMM... Raidon 9600) ... but the powerbook was bought for PROTOOLS/MBOX(pro Audio) and for Bluetooth mainly ... (sony ericsson freak i am ...)

    So nice to meeeeet u ALL ....

    p.s:im new to macs so please dont call me nOOb!!! :blink:
    heh.....

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    Originally posted by bluecoffeepenguin+Jan 8 2004, 05:45 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (bluecoffeepenguin &#064; Jan 8 2004, 05:45 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> I love the new iPod minis... I&#39;d buy one, if only they were US&#036;50 or US&#036;75 cheaper -- insert usual comments here [/b]

    hahahha they ARE the usual comments&#33;&#33; you&#39;re right on target buddy&#33;


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    don&#39;t worry - there&#39;s more mac n00bs here than u think.. meaning at least me as well&#33; (for the most part)
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    Btw just call me DB --&#62;d-_-b
    heh.....

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    I am Radar. I am 18 years old (Biologically anyway), and am about to start Year 12 (If you don&#39;t see much of me, this is why).

    Last year I traded my high spec Athlon 1800 system for a G3 350Mhz Blueberry iMac. It&#39; s something I doubt I will never regret. Windows, and the whole PC platform just drove me insane. A computer should not crash, period, let alone numerous times a day. So that&#39;s how I got my first Mac.

    The love for macs grew from there, and I now own a fair amount of Mac Hardware, software and paraphenailla. Oh, and for my 18th I&#39;m getting a Blueberry iPod mini (Don&#39;t worry, I will be reviewing it heavilly, every single detail).

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    welcome radar&#33;

    you know, some ocau people would have your head for a move like that&#33; even so, my comments are "nice one&#33;"
    my experience with AMD cpus end with the K6-II keyring i made. i find my P4 and Windows 2000 is very stable. crashing rarely happens, esp. now that i browse with Mozilla. what&#39;s left to complain about is a crappy interface&#33;

    you&#39;ll love your iPod. it&#39;s all i talk about, but i have to mention: i miss mine&#33; *crys*
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    Originally posted by d&#045;_&#045;b@Jan 10 2004, 10:12 PM
    hi all, My name is gus, im 21 and i live is leichhardt, Sydney ... im an audio engineer and im starting college this Year to go into film sound. i also work at vodafone to save up money

    anways i just bought my powerbook G4 15inch only just last week.. i havnt done the switch But still use my PC for gaming and internet access (even though i have the G4 Networked to access the internet and im playing halo Mac as we speak ... (MMMMM... Raidon 9600) ... but the powerbook was bought for PROTOOLS/MBOX(pro Audio) and for Bluetooth mainly ... (sony ericsson freak i am ...)

    So nice to meeeeet u ALL ....

    p.s:im new to macs so please dont call me nOOb&#33;&#33;&#33; :blink:
    hi all, My name is gus, im 21 and i live is leichhardt, Sydney ... im an audio engineer and im starting college this Year to go into film sound. i also work at vodafone to save up money
    G&#39;day DB. As you seem to know some audio apps, just by looking at the functions provided by Garageband, how does it compare to all the other apps available for both the mac and PC? What would be a comparable software do you think for the PC, or is garageband a groundbreaking software?
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    Originally posted by Comet+Jan 12 2004, 05:53 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Comet &#064; Jan 12 2004, 05:53 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-d&#045;_&#045;b@Jan 10 2004, 10:12 PM
    hi all, My name is gus, im 21 and i live is leichhardt, Sydney ... im an audio engineer and im starting college this Year to go into film sound. i also work at vodafone to save up money

    anways i just bought my powerbook G4 15inch only just last week.. i havnt done the switch But still use my PC for gaming and internet access (even though i have the G4 Networked to access the internet and im playing halo Mac as we speak ... (MMMMM... Raidon 9600) ... but the powerbook was bought for PROTOOLS/MBOX(pro Audio) and for Bluetooth mainly ... (sony ericsson freak i am ...)

    So nice to meeeeet u ALL ....

    p.s:im new to macs so please dont call me nOOb&#33;&#33;&#33; :blink:

    G&#39;day DB. As you seem to know some audio apps, just by looking at the functions provided by Garageband, how does it compare to all the other apps available for both the mac and PC? What would be a comparable software do you think for the PC, or is garageband a groundbreaking software? [/b][/quote]
    well its hard to say about garageband cause i havnt used it yet .. but depending on what applications u are after .. to my understanding garage band is more of a midi seq prog ... i usally use cubase for midi and protools for my mixing mastering .... on Pc u got great little cheap progs like fruityloops which is not bad ..and ill tell u if its ground breaking till i try it :P
    heh.....

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    Howzit everyone - my name is Jordi (yep, I&#39;m male) and i&#39;m 25, living in the east of Melbourne. Computers, specifically Macs are a big hobby of mine, noting that I don&#39;t work in IT but rather Allied Health.

    My main interest in Macs is in older machines, usually around the 68K era, or whatever else comes my way really. I still can&#39;t justify the 0000&#39;s required for a decent new Mac, hence use a heavily overclocked and watercooled PC for most use. Also have an interest in case modding; my most recent HTPC mod is here:

    http://pcdb.overclockers.com.au/view...bYrd&page=pics

    JB


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    Hi,

    I&#39;m Robyn. I&#39;ve just signed up.

    I&#39;ve been using macs since the late 80&#39;s (my first mac was a classic running os 6.something or other). Currently I&#39;m working as tech support at an isp in Adelaide where I&#39;m known as the local &#39;mac expert&#39;. I&#39;m definitely no expert though - I just love to use them&#33;

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    Originally posted by slowly@Jan 17 2004, 09:32 AM
    Hi,

    I&#39;m Robyn. I&#39;ve just signed up.

    I&#39;ve been using macs since the late 80&#39;s (my first mac was a classic running os 6.something or other). Currently I&#39;m working as tech support at an isp in Adelaide where I&#39;m known as the local &#39;mac expert&#39;. I&#39;m definitely no expert though - I just love to use them&#33;
    Hey, Robin.

    Which isp do you work for? If you didn&#39;t notice, i&#39;m in adelaide also... and i think we&#39;re the only ones&#33;
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    Nice photo, Dogmatic, very clever

    I&#39;m Steve Jay and pretty much summed up by my sig. I used to also be a failed rock muso, but retired when my wife got sick of me coming home from gigs where we&#39;d spent more on beer and pyro FX than we earned (My CD of original songs can be bought for &#036;10 by emailing steve_remove_all_the_underscored_bit...izzythedog.com - payment by direct bank deposit or credit card via Paymate.com.au)

    My day job is with a major national broadcaster network (I&#39;m a soundo in their radio newsroom in a southern capital city) but my fave pastime is guerilla DV filmmaking. Titles to date are "Cycle To Work" (1 min, writer/director), "Go For It -Assistive Technology In Action" (15 min writer/co-director), Teamwork (6 min co-writer/co-director/co-producer) and sound on "Forced Impression". My production company is IzzyTheDog www.izzythedog.com

    I couldn&#39;t do film and video without my Mac. Macs powered Bicycle Tasmania to campaign success in getting a fair deal for cyclists on Tassy&#39;s roads when I was active with them. Macs power my webbing. Sadly, my employer inflicts Doze on me (and they wonder why I&#39;m a grumpy cove) or more accurately they inflict my colleagues&#39; Doze difficulties on me.

    Get out of your cars, abandon those Dozers, ignore centralised rule and watch my films - the world will be a much better place&#33;
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    done. I&#39;ve just edited all the posts with smileys because they weren&#39;t working before. Enjoy&#33;
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    Okay. I&#39;ve just registered and this will be my first post. I was activated in 1941, which <after reading most of the other posts> probably makes most of you wonder if I am near termination. My background covered Radio in NSW country, New Zealand Pirate, and Sydney Metro from 1960 through 1970&#39;s. Advertising, Marketing and many other things took me through decades. My interest in computing happened in 1985 with my first Apple IIc and I have hung in ever since. Held the line though, at OS 9 and am reluctant to move to OS X..x.x.... and the big cats.
    The brilliance of Mac does about everything I need to do in a digital lab. Photography is my current activity. Not digital capture yet, as I have a huge investment in physical negative equipment. One day soon, a digital SLR will join the collection.
    This site offers a great opportunity to express views to a specific like minded community, who hopefully are not too tech headed to obfuscate solutions for the slow and simple minded. After all, Apple was user friendly on introduction and is still so far ahead of PC it is hard to understand why THEY h34r: continue to thrive.
    A friend and PC user recently remarked to me, after his surprise at learning I was a Macist, that Apple had slid off the edge of the world and had been phased out. God knows what he drinks. Cannot even argue that position.
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    Welcome, kaisersozay.
    Great to see you onboard. And also good to see your avatar is working.
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    there seems to be a few "old mac" heads here - if you need help with it let me know - ex 68k junkie - and you know how crazie junkies are arround their chosen poisen :-)

    anyway - i am guessing everyone has overclocked there LCIII&#39;s ? as there seems to be a great percent from ocua - and the eMac article looks like a go-er (if i get an emac)

    i have about LCIII&#39;s a lovley 630 that is STILL in service - i only just decommisioned 3 of the LCIII&#39;s from service - they were running dns servers in the office on netBSD

    anyway its back to reading everyone else&#39;s imput for a bit before doing some study and going to bed

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    Hi all,

    Haggis (Craig) here.

    I am from Brisbane and work as a Systems Admin for the Online Teaching area of QUT. Ironically, as a Windows Sys Admin (it pays the bills, but drives me nuts...), I am the only person in our department to exclusively use a Mac at work&#33;

    I have been the local Mac Evangelist where I work for as long as I can remember and have created quite a "mindshare" for Apple and OSX here at work, after demonstrating just how much better (and easier) things can be achieved on a Mac.

    Anyway, I have in my "stable" an original 1984 Mac, an Apple //c, a Performa6360, a G4533 Tower, and I am typing this on a 1Ghz 12" Powerbook. So you could say I was a bit of an addict. My next (hopefully soon) fix will be provided by a 15Gb iPod... :-)

    In addition to Macs I dabble a little in Linux, but I still feel there is no comparison to OSX and the Mac "way" of getting things done.

    I look forward to reading and (hopefully) being able to contribute to this forum and site - I had been thinking for a while that we needed a Mac forum in Australia and was very (very&#33 close to setting one up myself - now I don&#39;t have to&#33;

    Cheers,
    Haggis

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    Originally posted by haggis@Jan 21 2004, 06:54 PM
    Ironically, as a Windows Sys Admin (it pays the bills, but drives me nuts...), I am the only person in our department to exclusively use a Mac at work&#33;
    heheh i hope to be doing the same within a month&#33; i&#39;m due for a new laptop at work and the media department is getting macs this year so i figure i can say "hey, i need to know it to fix it" and make them get me a PowerBook.

    anyway, welcome haggis and welcome asher tuzza&#33;
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    Hi

    I&#39;m Jeff

    I am from sydney and I work as a medical scientist

    I actually haven&#39;t made the switch yet... I will make the switch a soon as I can afford to part with my hard earn&#39;t cash

    Anybody got a spare 6 grand? :P

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    Hi,

    I&#39;m Mark, 32 years old and live in the best city in world. I bought my first mac in 2001 around the time OS X was released. I started on C=64s, then Amigas, then PCs before buying the cube ex-demo from a Buzzle reseller that was going out of business. I liked using Linux on PCs (both server and client), but sometimes I&#39;d just have to use Windows, which I wasn&#39;t happy about. I still use Linux for server stuff though, including an online system called Suburbia that&#39;s been running on the net since late 1993.

    I wasn&#39;t sure I&#39;d like the Macs (I was one of the buttheaded PC users who used a lot of the typical comments against macs in the past; one button mouse, too expensive, no software, etc etc) but I really liked the idea of OSX, being a Unix core. Once I had it though, I was totally converted, and now, three years later, outside of my normal job, I&#39;m half of a small two man Apple authorised reseller business&#33;

    Other than computery stuff, I&#39;m into music in a big way (collecting, listening). Mainly British stuff, but occasionally stray into other stuff. Particularly keen on some of the electroclash stuff of the past couple of years, and also nugazer stuff (modern bands picking up on elements of the early 90s shoegazer movement).

    I look forward to taking part in the forums :-).

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