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hi, my name is Ralf, i'm from Germany

i sold my Harley Davidson at 1995 and bought my first PC
my dream was to make music with it
so after many years of learning, my dream came thru. :)

my new dream is to get a working logic audio on a normal PC
a few weeks ago i found some information about OSx86
and i started search around and found this forum.

i'm not so familiar with the hole stuff here
maybee there is another German who can give me a hand :P

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hey - cool thread, nice to find out a bit more about the scene members.

im 27, live in Scotland with my wife-to-be, work as a Software Engineer and am about to become a father for the first time (due in less than two weeks!)

been into computing since i was very young (older brothers who had ZX81s, Spectrums etc), my gaming and programming route went ZX81 -> Spectrum -> Amiga 500+ -> Amiga 1200 -> PowerPC Amiga -> PowerMac -> SGI Indy (IRIX) -> Windows -> Mac OS X

my work is mostly Delphi, C/C++, Java on Win32 (unfortunately)

i'm also totally into photography (iPhoto is the reason I got back into the mac scene), guitar (tho not so much these days) and reading.

i own a powerbook g4 1.33Ghz 12'' and a new hackintosh (Pentium D 920, i945-based, X1800XL graphics, named Zaphod).

greets to all.

PS for anyone who doesnt recognise the great man, i'm a huge Bill Hicks fan.... :)




Hey thats how I chose my handle, and I didn't even have the 16k expansion pack.
I'm from alba too, left a good few years ago, somewhere in north america (for apple legal!)

Bill played perth once but I was too stoned to attend (typical scottish student). Then he upped and died on us, tragic waste. Wasnt he the funniest comedian of his time. Get some sleep with prior to the wee one arriving, first few weeks are manic, lots of fun though, cannae beat it. Cheers!

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aye. ye gave yirsel' awa' there wi' yer 'cannae', min'.

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Well You can guess from the Name, I am a former US Marine, ended my services with the US Government in 1997. I have a wonderful wife, and 3 children, ages 8, 6, and 2 on friday.

I have been a network engineer since 1993, started way back when Banyan Vines was actually a NOS.

I have supported networks in companys such as, GTE, LSG Sky Chefs, American Airlines, and currently working for the 5th Largest US ISP.

I have supported evey microsoft product from the days of Microsoft Windows 3.1 all the way to Windows 2003 (and I am working on Vista now too)

I have been through, traveled to about as many places as I wanna go (or atleast go to solo)

And I am probably one of the oldest people on this board as well. :angry:

As for what I really believe:

There is just one rule in life: Live life by the seat of your pants, if you don't then you are gaurnteed to miss something. (and yes I can even live by that rule with 3 kids)



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I'm dubbed "cable box" *thanks to one of my coworkers*

I'm 22, started with a 386-20mhz and 2mb of ram, 40mb hdd

GOD how things have changed... $1 per megabyte to less than $1 per gigabyte

New to all the Mac-tel stuff, having a blast playing with codename "Version 3" (just upgraded from "Version 1" tonight)... guess I missed out on "Version .8" (Maxxuss, you kick :censored2: just wanted you to know...

Now, I'm on a 1.6Ghz P4, 1gb 266mhz DDR, 200 and 80gb harddisks, NEC 1100A (upgraded to 1300A, thanks Herrie's Firmware page!), Geforce 440mx 64mb running windows craXP, SUSE 10, and yours truly "Version 3"

Trying to go from :) to :) here, and I dunno where to start. Wish I could be helpful.

Anyone that'd be willing to send me an instant message and lend me a hand would be very much appreciated.

Thanks guys
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Well, it's about time I got around to posting here. Let me start by giving you this link, for anybody that hasn't been there. http://www.apple-history.com/ This site has all the information you could ever want on all the hardware that Apple has ever sold. That covers from the first Apple, to the Core Duo machines now, and all the iPods and everything... It's fun to sort by processor and see the evolution :D

About me. I have always felt an intuitive connection with computers. When I was 6 years old, my dad bought our family a Mac Plus. Within days, I knew more about the machine than anyone in the family, and my father's company used Macs at work! Soon enough, I was given a used Apple IIc of my own, so everyone else could use the Mac :D When I was older, I graduated to a Mac LC II for high school. It was the mid nineties, but I had never had internet access of my own until I went to college. When I got there, I found that the school used nothing but their own version of UNIX on campus, and became used to using Sun Sparc, Sparc IIs, etc. It was great when I started doing work for the Media Lab there, and was assigned a 'time share' of sorts, on my own Silicon Graphics Octane machine. Now that was some serious power at the time.

All along, however, I was confined to using my personal PC - my first Windows machine ever. I had bought a Dell Pentium 233MHz, since almost everyone had PC's as their personal computers. I missed my Mac. Since then I have gained more experience through using PC's through the transition from '95 to '98 (and ME yuck) to XP and such. I find that my biggest interest is in Networking. Between larger jobs as a Networking Consultant, I get by at the moment on smaller, computer 'odd jobs' and such. Right now, I'm looking for a more permanent form of employment. That's probably why I have so much free time to sit at my computer and be active on this forum. Although, it doesn't help me pay the bills :)

By the time I 'found' Mac again this past December, I knew virtually nothing about it's current system. I had jumped from Mac System 6, straight to OS X 10.4.1. I have to say, this forum (and of course the work by Maxxuss and others) has been the best thing that has happened to my personal computing experience since going to college, and discovering the world of UNIX based Operating Systems. I am ecstatic to be a part of this community, and I value the inputs of each and every member here (even if a rare few of them piss me off to no end :dev: )

Today, I run my main machine (in my signature) built from scratch 2 years ago. I have currently been running nothing but 10.4.3 8F1111A on it (without rebooting into XP) for almost 2 weeks straight without a single crash or restart. I also have an IBM Thinkpad T30 that goes everywhere with me, and 2 older IBM Pentium II machines set up as servers. One for internal filesharing and BitTorrent, and the other as an FTP server. I have two very loving cats, am in the process of finding a new room mate, and my very happy VW passat station wagon :D If only I could get the VW to run OS X, it would be an awesome add on to its VR6 powerhouse. I love all kinds of music, and I'm a big fan of independant movies. My avatar is from the movie Pi by Darren Aranofsky (also did Requiem for a Dream). I watch too much TV, and smoke too many cigarettes. I can't think of much else, so thanks for reading if you made it this far... :weight_lift:

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I'm Alex - 23- recently married- from midwest U.S. My wife and I are expecting our first child any day now - -
I, of course, enjoy computers and technology- I'm mainly interested in the ideas of online collaboration - I spent quite a bit of time pondering an idea of making music online - (essentially "jamming" using Skype) - I think there is a lot that can be accomplished through online collaboration- - so that, along with a new-found interest in Apple (thanks to a Danish friend) has brought me here.
I'll graduate from my university in May - Ideally, I'd like to get some sort of tech job at a university and pursue a master's degree.
I've learned a lot from everyone- I really appreciate the "community" atmosphere.
Thanks for all your help!

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Congrats holden caulfield!

We hope everything goes well with the delivery. Upload some pics when you get the chance. :)

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Good luck, and welcome! :pirate2: Great name, btw. Although I've not read the book in years...

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Congrats as well...and to you too Munky! :)

bought my first PC
my dream was to make music with it
so after many years of learning, my dream came thru. :P


We're not so different...learning the ropes in Cubase right now...hoping to get some stuff recorded nicely very soon! :blink:

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Hey everyone, I'm from Wisconsin...the land of beer, cheese, and meat (preferably in that order too).

I've been into computers since the early 80's since our family owned a multitude of Commodores and Ataris. I haven't used an Apple now though since the IIci in highschool, on which I (mostly on accident) hacked into the administrative server and changed tons of grades...locked teachers out of accounts. It was pretty hairy, they didn't even want to allow me to graduate with the 140 hours of detention I still had left to serve...but hey, I got good grades :thumbsdown_anim:

I've been solely a Windows user since the Pentium I came out, so I'm loving the differences and smooth butteryness of osX...been learning alot from these forums too, although it seems I have oodles of command line msgs to learn now :pirate2:

I'm a late blooming college student now, in a networking degree, but mostly I just care about multimedia...making music, video editing, and tweaking my computers out to be able to work harder and harder.

I also run an electronic radio station through shoutcast, which you can find below in my sig (or look for Limbik Frequencies in iTunes, under Ambient).

So, anyways, hola all, and thanks for the help again...really, these forums have been the only decent info I've found for the Macintel fiasco.

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Wutup.

My nickname is franz, but that was taken so I put my 2nd most popular nickname, franzy :).

I am a sophomore in high school but am of an elite few in my high school, and gaining the title, MLA (machine labor assistant i think :-/)

obviously havent had much experience w/ the 80's computers back in the day like u old guys :-D, but the computer head does and he's got some incredibly old machines - the LISA, etc. I have a 95' dell of my own :-D.

My experience ranges from contributions to the mac os x86 effort (a wireless solution for 10.4.5, etc). Also experience on building comps. More noteably, I know everything about the cutting edge technology of today, as well as being on top in the computing world.

Gladly joined this site after its creation a short time after macifying my dell.
mashugly - great job on this site. You've really assembled a nice bunch of hackers.

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Hey,

I'm Mike and a freshman in high school here in Florida. I take three tech classes which are Tech Studies, BST (Business Systems and Technology), and Drafting. Next year I hope to be in T.V. production. I haven't been around long enough to have and use an Apple ][ or anything like that. My dad is a real big Windows fan and he's been using it since DOS. I still have that old computer with Windoze 95 on it. I was born and raised on Microsoft products until my grandma bought her first iMac G3 back in 1998. Since then I have been a Mac guy. I hope do either do video editing, software development, or do something with Photoshop when I'm older.

Good job with the site, Mashugly. It's really grown since it started in August.

EDIT: I'm a sophomore now. :)

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Well i was looking for somewhere to introduce myself so...i hope i did this i the right place folks.

My name is Karl (aka Neon). I am usually the Windows Vista, XP e.t.c guy but something about OSX on a computer excited me. Its different and certainly interesting.

Have i had OSX on my computer yet? Yes
Do i want it again? Yes

The community seems to be full of people who are either well-up on the subject and/or have some good questions. You've probably guessed by now i have my own :D

Well. See you around people!

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This thread is most likely dead, but anyway. Im Richard, and I like anything that has to do with computers, videogames, cars, or music. My PC specs are in my sig, I play guitar, record music, toy with cars, h4x with computers, and that kind of stuff. Thats about it, lol.

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My name is Mark and i live in scotland, i used to be a computer engineer but im going back to study graphic Design this autumn.

I love music and was first attracted to osx by the ability to use garageband and Logic.

This thread was dead as far as i can tell, but what the hell.lets just give it a rebirth :D

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I'm Justin and I'm in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. I'm currently 18 and just finishing up high school. I've already been accepted at a polytechnic school around where I live called BCIT, where I will be taking the Computer Information Systems Technology. I plan on working in the computer networking field, programming and troubleshooting Cisco equipment and possibly Linux servers.

I've liked Mac OS X since it came out. Although I've grown more attached to it since Tiger came out. I don't think I'll ever be buying a Mac desktop system, unless of course I start making some big bucks, but I'm trying to get a MacBook Pro the way Mashugly did, and munky will be doing. I don't have any true purpose to use it, it just feels more professional to work with. Unless DirectX is ported to other operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS X, I will always use Windows, just not legally. :)

I used to mountain bike as a hobby, although I haven't found anyone to go with over the past year so I haven't been doing it much anymore. I'm planning on forcing a few friends to start back up again because I'm not getting any exercise at all. Six months ago I obtained a stomach ulcer from my unhealthy lifestyle and I've been working at making a lot of changes in my life because of it. Hopefully I'll be back to normal soon.

I'm always looking for new people to talk to, so if you think you'd like to talk to me, PM me and I'll give out my instant messenger screen names. Sorry for such a long introduction to myself, I like to get carried away with these sort of things. Toodles. ;)

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amdprophet: if ur ever in scotland ill go mountin bikin wit ya :)

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Hey! I'd love to go traveling to Scotland. I could visit munky, and you, and a few other people on the forum. :) Think you could handle the sort of mountain biking I do? Not the average trail riding, I'm talking about going off 20 foot cliffs. ;)

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Hi,

My name's Luca, I'm 20, I'm a male, I live in Italy, in Rome, and I'm studying informatic engineering at university.

I'm in love with Computers since I was 4 years old (!).
When i was 4, my dad bought a 286 with a VGA monitor which ran DOS.

Paradoxically (does this word exist?) I learnt first how to write on dad's PC (and DOS commands) and then on paper.

One day when all of a sudden, DOS went crazy and started to launch several commands.
It was my father that realized that there was a boot virus... and actually I was the author!!!
In fact I was writing in WordStar a DOS Quick Reference for my mother (she only used it to play Tetris) and I did something that interfered with the Autoexec.bat .

So when i was 5 years i wrote my first virus :D

At 6 years, I found an Olivetti 286 abandoned outside an office and I decided to take it home. My dad bought me a Black and White Monitor and that was my first PC.

4 years later my Dad went crazy and spent a load of money to buy a Pentium 166 MMX.

5 years later I bought the pieces of my new PC and assembled it by myself: an AMD Duron 600 with the mighty Radeon 9000 128 Mb.

From there until now, I used mainly windoze and Linux and now that I discovered OS X, I left both Linux and Windows, because OS X integrates Unix Power with Mac Style.

I'm planning to get a MacBook someday because I'd really love to own an original Mac.

That's all.





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