Tiny Turtle wrote:
OS X being "UNIX based" does not mean you can run UNIX programs on it. I fed "hardware monitoring os x" into Google and this
was the first page it suggested. good enough for you? Otherwise I'm sure there are other options if you spend more than the ten seconds I spent.
OSX is derivated of NetBSD, a flavor of *nix, some things made for unix run natively and others you got to hack them. Just like any unix outthere. You are better off running to sourceforge and doing some checks f that, or looking on the utilities folder...
On another point, I can't believe how lucky I am. Somehow I manage to use my computer just about every day and I still don't have to reinstall XP every six months (nor every other year). I wonder how this is? Perhaps I'm not surfing enough porn or something?
I find this flaming but im going to answer it anyways. I used to have a Windows XP PC, and I didnt spend my entire day on porn or "something" but hey I liked to use my computer, to go anywhere and do anything, so why should I be limited to not use it because it will catch a virus or windows is going to screw up because it is badly designed? With my mac i go anywhere and do everything and I never have OS problems.
With my windows PC I had by a rule, to format my machine at least 4 times a year to have it running topnotch. To some its a formality to me was getting tiredsome...
Incidently I installed XP (Home/SP2/Swedish) on my new rig a few weeks ago and I can't seem to find any cross-promoting marketing hooey in it. Perhaps Mr. Harris is confusing his XP installation with his previous W95 installation?
Mr. Harris is making the comparison of a BRAND NEW COMPUTER bought at a major retailer, not a copy of windows getting installed. When you buy a new computer from HP, compaq, AOPEN, Alienware or Dell, you get all sorts of ads, trash, subscribe to this o you will die kind of stuff. When you buy a brand new mac, you just plug and surf... and you dont see all that crap.
Someone bothered by the harddisk noise, but afraid to shell out the cash for HD suspension/capsuling and instead opt for getting a new $1,500 rig has an interesting concept of money.
It used to bother me the fact that mac's are not CPU upgradable. But that doesnt bother me anymore, because the premium I am paying for premium hardware that lasts the same amount of time average of that of a PC. When you make a mayor change of CPU to a PC it usually is followed by a change of CPU, Motherboard, Memory this or that.. boom new PC... trust me i have been there... Maybe he sad his excuse was a noisy harddisk, but maybe it was just everything else that got him fed up too..
The appearance of the iMac is as Mr. Harris says unchanged from the previous incarnation, which was the second version of the G5 iMac.
actually 3rd incarnation...