Can you beleive that I'm forced to work on a beige Power Macintosh G3 233MHz with 8GB HD and 160MB RAM with a 21" ColorSync monitor running OS9.2.2? This is the 21 century damnit!<br><br>Funny thing, the system is still operational. I can do all the tasks I'm required to. Although much slower.<br><br>I've done a test for my boss to prove him that it makes sence to upgrade: http://iraszl.brinkster.net/macminute/Productivitytest.htm<br><br><br>http://raszl.net
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#15867 - 10/01/0212:35 AMRe: Angry at work!
you can run OS X on a G3... it took you quite a while to post this, i saw on the who's online screen you previewed it for about 10 minutes .<br>is your boss agree to upgrade? if so, what are you upgrading to?<br><br><br><br>rakka<br><br> Great Day!
It's always difficult to get employers to upgrade because they have the "It's been working fine so far, so why upgrade" syndrome.<br><br>I found a way to convince an old employer to upgrade hardware and software all at once.<br><br>I was using a G3/266 MT, with a zip drive with Quark 4, Illustrator 8 & Photoshop 4, and Acrobat 4 for a year or two. We were always under tight deadlines, and many times we missed the deadline because the machine was just too slow and the software antiquated.<br><br>I broke down the cost of the existing equipment (what we payed for everything new). Then I listed what we spend per month in zip disks and the exact dollar amount of the losses due to missing the deadlines. Once I had that total, I started a new column on the sheet of paper. I listed the cost of a new G4 with a superdrive. I then listed the price of software upgrades for Illustrator 10 & Photoshop 7 and switched to InDesign because not only was it cheaper than Quark, but it has Acrobat Distiller built in, so we wouldn't even need to buy that. Once he saw how much cheaper it would be to use the new software and CDs instead of Zip disks, he was about 80% convinced. Then I showed him how much time it would save by using the new system and new software he was sold.<br><br>Many times, putting the $$$ down on paper so they can actually see what it's costing them by NOT upgrading, they are more willing to spend money now, in order to save more money later.<br><br><br>[color:red]semicolon dash parenthesis</font color=red>
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That's the down side of Macs' ability to work forever and ever and ever. The data you've presented seems to me pretty compelling, though, so maybe your boss will see the light. Hope so for your sake!<br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"
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I'll trade you my PIII-800 with NT4? ;-)<br><br>Seriously, does everything you need to do, run under 8.1 or 8.5? If so, downgrade, it'll free up some RAM and things will probably run a bit better.<br><br>
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Yes I have almost the same thing(266), but alot more ram. 17" monitor running OS8.6. But we are up for hardware upgrades next year. And we are supposed to get a T1 line this month. But everything has been pushed back so we will see. It's getting to the point we can't keep up with the large files we are getting.<br><br>Cheers, iRock<br>There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and [Unix] BSD. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.<br>Jeremy S. Anderson
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We did get our first XServe though. But it is for newsroom first most likely for photography. I was surprised how big they were. Looked like a huge TiBook.<br><br>Cheers, iRock<br>There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and [Unix] BSD. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.<br>Jeremy S. Anderson
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