1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Like many of you, I was a big time Windows user starting with Windows 3.0 (I think), all the way up to Vista. I also dabbled with every Linux distribution available at the time, but I opted to buy a MacBook as a gift to myself (yep) in February 2009. I can't imagine using anything else or even going back to a Windows machine. To those of you who have made the switch personally - I know some of you have to use Windows at work - do you ever consider going back to Windows?
    04-16-2014 11:01 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    At home, nope. In some work situations, Windows is a necessary evil...
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    04-16-2014 11:07 AM
  3. kataran's Avatar
    Desktops are not my thing anymore I will continue to use a windows unit for my daily computing needs out of necessity but you never know I said I would never buy an iPhone so I can't rule out a Mac but not at this time
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    04-16-2014 11:10 AM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    At home, nope. In some work situations, Windows is a necessary evil...
    Agreed. Windows at work, Macs at home.
    04-16-2014 11:56 AM
  5. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I am on a PC so I cannot speak for Mac at this point and I mean thins only for me, Since I have no use for a laptop and use a desktop at home The right PC I have fits me. One day that might change but not now.
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    04-16-2014 12:51 PM
  6. MacintoshDan's Avatar
    I would only consider going back to Windows 7, but it's not going to happen. I'd rather stop using a PC than switch to Windows 8.


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    04-16-2014 01:21 PM
  7. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Never once considered going back to Windows since getting my MacBook Air.
    Just sorry I didn't make the move sooner.
    Good Luck
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    04-16-2014 09:49 PM
  8. theromz's Avatar
    Sometimes when I need to use Flash and my machine just doesn't handle it even close to aswell as windows which I believe is due to flash not getting access to the GPU. Apart from that I don't really miss windows.
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    04-17-2014 05:51 AM
  9. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    For personal use, no. For work , I have a Windows Boot Camp partition that I can tap into if I need.
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    04-17-2014 08:36 AM
  10. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    That's funny; no way! At work/school, maybe (because my field is IT), but at home, no!
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    04-17-2014 08:40 AM
  11. escapedrift's Avatar
    no. every time my mom wants me to fix her windows laptop, I have the urge to trash it after 5 minutes of use.
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    04-17-2014 06:48 PM
  12. phreddyl's Avatar
    Not for a second. In fact I have to use a windows machine at work and hate it.
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    04-17-2014 06:51 PM
  13. rellyrellz's Avatar
    Only use windows at work. At home will always be Mac
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    04-17-2014 06:54 PM
  14. pr1nce's Avatar
    Windows at work and we have a family laptop which has Windows 8.1
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    04-17-2014 06:57 PM
  15. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Why go back? Just install Windows on a partition if needed...
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    04-20-2014 04:15 PM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    no. every time my mom wants me to fix her windows laptop, I have the urge to trash it after 5 minutes of use.
    It's been 5 years since I've used a Windows PC, and people from Central Florida still call me to help them troubleshoot theirs. I've forgotten so much...lol
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    04-21-2014 09:01 AM
  17. theromz's Avatar
    I'm not sure how people can use Windows at work and OSX at home, I tried doing that but it would mess with my brain, mainly due to the different keyboard layouts, some blame is on apple for forcing US standards down the UK, e.g @ key is at the wrong place, I know there is a fix for it but I kind of just accepted my fate now.
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    04-22-2014 07:55 AM
  18. mikeo007's Avatar
    I use windows for my desktop, would probably not buy a Mac desktop because I like the expandability and freedom that a windows machine offers.

    For a laptop/notebook though, I don't think I'd ever choose something other than a Macbook running OSX. Just has too many good things going for it that I can't find on any windows machine.
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    04-24-2014 09:30 AM
  19. HankAZ's Avatar
    Would I consider going back to a Windows computer? Not on a bet. Linux maybe, but Windows never. I love my Mac.
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    04-24-2014 10:29 AM
  20. PatriciaAnderson's Avatar
    I've been a windows user all my life until I bought my MacBook Pro 4 years ago. Will probably never switch back. PS I have not used the new windows 8 so not sure how well it performs...

    Like many of you, I was a big time Windows user starting with Windows 3.0 (I think), all the way up to Vista. I also dabbled with every Linux distribution available at the time, but I opted to buy a MacBook as a gift to myself (yep) in February 2009. I can't imagine using anything else or even going back to a Windows machine. To those of you who have made the switch personally - I know some of you have to use Windows at work - do you ever consider going back to Windows?
    09-16-2014 02:41 PM
  21. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I would only consider going back to Windows 7, but it's not going to happen. I'd rather stop using a PC than switch to Windows 8.
    Same as me. I have seven desktop machines, all running Windows 7 apart from one which is my Linux server. I have two working windows laptops and one non-working and very elderly MacBook.

    I would never use a Mac as my main computer, I have far too much invested in windows hardware and software.
    09-16-2014 02:46 PM
  22. ben182tx's Avatar
    I have a 15" Macbook Pro with a 1TB hard drive....my main thing I use it for is recording music, however I do occasionally use it for work. With that said, I had to put Windows 7 on 100GB of my hard drive because using Citrix on a Mac is not that smooth.
    09-16-2014 02:51 PM
  23. LockOnTech's Avatar
    I pretty much mentioned to myself that I probably not go back to windows. But in most cases I cannot leave windows out of the picture, windows 8 still works and I do like windows 8; so it would be interesting as to what microsoft has planned for windows 9.
    09-17-2014 10:00 AM
  24. sectionsix's Avatar
    I pretty much mentioned to myself that I probably not go back to windows. But in most cases I cannot leave windows out of the picture, windows 8 still works and I do like windows 8; so it would be interesting as to what microsoft has planned for windows 9.

    There won't be a version 9. MS went straight to 10. The Technical Preview is out for 10 if you want to install it on a VM and play with it.

    Windows Technical Preview - Windows Insider Program - Microsoft Windows


    For the original question I use Windows at work and mostly Linux Mint at home.
    10-11-2014 11:09 AM
  25. rdubmu's Avatar
    I have it installed on my Surface Pro 3, it's a great device! My mac is a pos not sure if I will ever buy one again
    10-11-2014 11:12 AM
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