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    Default Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    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?
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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    At home, nope. In some work situations, Windows is a necessary evil...
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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    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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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    At home, nope. In some work situations, Windows is a necessary evil...
    Agreed. Windows at work, Macs at home.
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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    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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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    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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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    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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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    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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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    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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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    That's funny; no way! At work/school, maybe (because my field is IT), but at home, no!
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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    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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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    Not for a second. In fact I have to use a windows machine at work and hate it.
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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    Only use windows at work. At home will always be Mac
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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    Windows at work and we have a family laptop which has Windows 8.1
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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    Why go back? Just install Windows on a partition if needed...
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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    Quote Originally Posted by escapedrift View Post
    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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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    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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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    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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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    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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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    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...

    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    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?
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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    Quote Originally Posted by MacintoshDan View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    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.
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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    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.
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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    Quote Originally Posted by LockOnTech View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: Do you ever consider going back to a Windows machine?

    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
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