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Dell Insipron 1427 vs Apple Macwhite

Postby johnjong1976 » Mon, 18 May 2009 1:10 pm

Dear All :( which one is better ? both below S$ 1500 anyone, pls help

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 18 May 2009 1:21 pm

Better for what? Both make excellent door stops and paperweights.

What are you going to do with it? Do you want access to large amounts of Windows based software (and a lot of freeware) or Apple's more limited selections?

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Re: Dell Insipron 1427 vs Apple Macwhite

Postby durain » Mon, 18 May 2009 5:05 pm

johnjong1976 wrote:Dear All :( which one is better ? both below S$ 1500 anyone, pls help


chicken rice or duck rice better? both below S$2.50. johnjong, pls help.

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Postby OogieBoogie » Tue, 19 May 2009 8:03 am

do you want something that always works, is quick and really easy to use like a Mac, or something slow, bugging all the time, and with security breachs like Windows?

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Postby AngMoKio » Tue, 19 May 2009 7:34 pm

These days you can run all the windows software you want on the Mac (or for that matter - with some difficulty - the Apple OS on the Dell.)

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Postby durain » Tue, 19 May 2009 7:40 pm

not only dell but osx on any x86. :)

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Postby OogieBoogie » Wed, 20 May 2009 8:40 am

AngMoKio wrote:These days you can run all the windows software you want on the Mac (or for that matter - with some difficulty - the Apple OS on the Dell.)

true, but only if you made a second partition, and installed Windows on it, and if you run something like Parallels to run a virtual Windows without shutting down OS X. But really, nowadays you can find exactly the same software on Mac and Windows.

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Postby AngMoKio » Wed, 20 May 2009 11:12 pm

OOgie :

You can just install VirtualBox or some such. No other partition needed.

(Or isn't that how parallels works?)

Or is that what you meant?

I can run OSX in a window on my dell, running on Windows 7.

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Postby OogieBoogie » Thu, 21 May 2009 8:43 am

yeah true, you don't need a partition, i mixed bootcamp with parallel sorry ^^;
But you need a windows licence anyway.

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Postby durain » Thu, 21 May 2009 5:00 pm

OogieBoogie wrote:But you need a windows licence anyway.


dont we all... :wink:

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Postby OogieBoogie » Thu, 21 May 2009 5:17 pm

no, i don't :)
Full Mac OS :lol: Never had to go back to Windows for anything

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Postby AngMoKio » Fri, 22 May 2009 3:28 am

Personally, I say don't rut either OS.... run Ubuntu. Then, install Win7 (great and free for the next year) in a virtual box and OSX if you must.

Ubuntu makes me surprisingly happy.


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