Category Archives: PCs

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Response to CNET’s “Audio & video software: Need software for burning camcorder videos to DVDs for preservation”

by Joseph Delli Gatti

The price difference up front of a Mac vs a PC causes the average consumer to believe that Macs are more expensive thanPCs.  I jokingly ask them if it’s really worth the savings to sit on the phone with tech support in India all of the time.  And what software do you need to purchase when buying a PC vs buying a Mac?

The following was a question asked by a visitor to the CNET forum found hereContinue reading

My Hackintosh PC (running OS 10.5.4)

Screen shot of my Hackintosh Desktop

By Joseph Delli Gatti

I was watching the MacWorld Expo about four years ago when Steve Jobs explained the workings and advancements with the PowerPC chip.  He sadly explained that the shortening and thinning of the wires on the processor were what allowed for the speed increases and performance boosts, and that the wires had become so thin and short that they stopped carrying a charge.  The G5 PowerPC chip had been maxed out.  You could nearly hear a in drop as Steve explained this.  I imagined people quickly texting all of their traders at investment companies with the message “SELL AAPL!”  

But no sooner had Mr. Jobs said this, he began talking about plan B.  He zoomed in on a building on the Apple campus – very top-secret like.  He explained that every version of OS X had been running on Intel processors in addition to the PPC chips.  He revealed that new macs were going to be built using Intel.  I ran out and bought a PC from a thrift shop that day to try and install it.  I had no luck. Continue reading