[vcf-midatlantic] OT: Dell Dimension XPS 466V

Ethan telmnstr at 757.org
Wed Jan 20 08:58:45 EST 2016

> We also had Macs at the time and they were clearly better. I could never
> really understand why people were using Windows at the time. Our Macs
> were the color Macs and were very expensive (I'm betting that was it)
> but they were reliable and the environment was completely consistent.
> The Mac applications generally shared the exact same key and mouse
> strokes so learning a new application was a breeze and the mouse and
> the keyboard compliment each other. On Windows, trying to use the mouse
> and keyboard in a consistent manner was impossible.

It was all about DOS, and having actual software to run. The Macs had good 
desktop publishing, but calling BBSes on them wouldn't be good (full 
screen full color Ansi with the real PC character set!) By the i386, you 
had rocking sound cards, tons of games, tons of shareware freeware and a 
huge underground. PC had so much more software just a lot of it on the DOS 
side. High resolution of the Mac rocked but Mac OS 1 to 9 .. File forks? I 
copied a file onto one from a PC that eas a SeaArc or SIT and the Alladin 
systems unarchiver can't see the file and... yea Mac OS was horrible.

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