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#1 Floorball Maniac

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 05:11 PM

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 05:14 PM

Looks good, although I've never been one for consoles.
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Posted 13 May 2005 - 05:15 PM

I'm not much of the gaming type to be honest, but from the look of it, it seems pretty cool!

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 05:18 PM

I think I'll probably get one of those for Christmas and hack it into a PC + games machine..

Hope it comes in black!
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Posted 13 May 2005 - 05:21 PM

have you done that for the current XBOX

I was wondering if i should do it

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 05:36 PM

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I think I'll probably get one of those for Christmas and hack it into a PC


I doubt that - the XBOX uses IBM PowerPC processors - the same processors used in Mac's. You won't be able to install Windows or anything on that machine. Linux may run however.

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 05:38 PM

I thought motorola make the processors

Although i do know its IBM thats trying to get a low power version of the G5 to go into a laptop so maybe i am wrong

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 05:40 PM

Motarola made the G4 processors. IBM make the G5.

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 05:42 PM

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 05:49 PM

Yeah - Microsoft cares so much for the consumer.

DOWN WITH MICROSOFT!

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 05:51 PM

Honestly, they can't see s*ite going by them - they have to dominate everything. Apple launched a music store, Microsoft opened a music store, Apple is developing phone with Motarola - Microsoft anounces that it is developing a mobile phone.

Apple is a very innnovative company, but sadly doesn't seem to receive the credit. For example - do you know Apple invented the mouse?

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 05:57 PM

Never liked any consoles apart from the sega and the playstation. The PSP thing looks cool. cool.gif

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 05:58 PM

From what I've read, Apple didn't actually invent the mouse - they just popularised it.

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 06:04 PM

Oh well! Well, nevermind, read this!

Apple’s influence

What’s the most important computer company? IBM? Microsoft?

No! The most important computer company is actually Apple. That’s the company that’s had the greatest influence on how we deal with computers today.

Apple was the first computer manufacturer to popularize these ideas successfully:

screens showing colors (instead of just black-and-white)

3½-inch floppy disks (instead of 5¼-inch, which are flimsy and less reliable)

CD-ROM disks (instead of just floppy disks, which hold less data)

using a mouse (instead of just the keyboard’s arrow keys and TAB keys)

using pictures (called icons) instead of just words

pull-down menus (coming down from a menu bar, which is at the screen’s top)

laser printers (instead of just dot-matrix printers, which print in an ugly way)

desktop publishing (instead of word processing, which can’t handle beauty)

pretty fonts (instead of typewriter-style fonts, which are monospaced and ugly)

paint & draw programs (so you can create graphics easily, without math)

Apple didn’t invent any of those ideas, but Apple was the first company to popularize them, make people want them, and thereby change our idea of what a computer should do.

3½-inch disks were invented by Sony. The first mouse was invented by the Stanford Research Institute. The first good mouse software was invented by Xerox. The first personal laser printers were invented by Hewlett-Packard. The first modern desktop-publishing program was invented by a software company, Aldus. But it was Apple’s further product development and marketing that made those products desirable.

Though just 4% of the computers sold today are made by Apple, we all owe a big debt to Apple for how that company improved our world.

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 07:17 PM

My Computing teacher always goes on about it was Apple who made everyone aware of the GUI. As FF47 said.
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Posted 13 May 2005 - 07:28 PM

It looks like another games console to me.

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 08:27 PM

ahh how little you know

this is the future of gaming and more importantly the future of computing hardware in general

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 10:14 PM

QUOTE(FF47 @ May 13 2005, 06:36 PM)
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I think I'll probably get one of those for Christmas and hack it into a PC


I doubt that - the XBOX uses IBM PowerPC processors - the same processors used in Mac's. You won't be able to install Windows or anything on that machine. Linux may run however.

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I was hoping for Linux anyway, but I have yet to see what architectures "Longhorn" supports

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have you done that for the current XBOX

I was wondering if i should do it


Nah, I don't have an XBOX

I think you should though, it would be interesting!

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 11:05 PM

Lol, it's late...maybe Dave should answer that question?

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 09:06 AM

Why down with Microsoft well....

They destroy small business, small business that i may be employed by in say 7 years

They steal ideas and pretend they are there own. For example longhorn, when what i saw of the conference its an exact copy of the new Mac 10.4 OS at least as far as the interface and all the new apps related to the interface

There software is mostly of a bad quality and there has been cases of "time-bombs" being encoded into software to make sure people have to buy the upgrades when they upgrade there operating systems or hardware hell anything.

Having said that i still may buying a new PC and will have XP on it but thats just because i want to make sure i have no compatibility problems and i am still going ot buy a powerbook either when the 64-bit one comes out or the current G4. Will depend when i have the money i guess

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