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- 08-20-2010, 11:59 PM #28
Limited selection of hardware.
Lack of upgrades.
office on windows is more reliable and featured.
I did mean to say a PC is better..for me. I understand people have different needs and a Mac may fit your needs better.
- 08-21-2010, 12:33 PM #29iPhone Nanite
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A year or so ago I bought a refurbished Mac Mini to use as a music server (my first Mac). Today, my Sony/Windows 7 laptop has taken over as the music server and the little Mini is used primarily for all other duties. Have a Vizio 26" 1080P monitor on the Mini and am very happy. Truth be told, the Mini helped me decide to switch from BB to the Iphone 4.
- 08-21-2010, 12:43 PM #30
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- 08-21-2010, 04:29 PM #32
There's not that much to learn how to use one... only thing that took me a while to learn how to do was copy and paste lol who would've thought two fingers on the pad instead of one lol
And I owned the 1st Gen iPhone for about 3 months before getting a MacBook... and I'm still using it today...wouldn't go back to a PC if they paid me lol
- 08-21-2010, 05:45 PM #33
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- 08-21-2010, 10:00 PM #35
I've been using Windows based PC's for many years. I initially got an iPod Touch, graduated to an iPhone 3GS June 2009. In 2009, I ended up getting a MacBook Pro and Mac Mini. These computers have made my life really happy.
I have personally never understood the big deal between the two platforms. We all have a choice to make and some will like Windows and some will like OS X. I still use Windows at work, but if I had my way we'd switch tomorrow to OS X.
I have to say, I know Windows.. I've know it since 3.1. I know everything there is to know. I learned every aspect of Windows from figuring out screwed up drivers, to why certain DLL files are causing me error message. Yep, I KNOW WINDOWS!
Now with that said, I have to say I really don't know OS X at all and you know why? Because the damn thing just works and I've never had to get to know it. I do what I want, when I want so there is no need for me to get to know it. That is what an OS should be like.
If that is too Fisher Price, I'll take it! I've yet to find anything I can't do on a Mac! So, all these folks saying you can do so much more on a PC, it is nonsense. Folks that have actually tried OS X know this.
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- 08-23-2010, 11:20 AM #44
I don't think having an iPhone really made me want a Mac...but it made me more aware of Apple computers, and made them more attractive to me.
I'm going to be buying a new laptop in couple of months, and I'm not 100% sure what I'll get. But, a new MacBook Pro is in the running for sure!
- 08-23-2010, 01:01 PM #45
Not me. Still love my PC. Fully customized programs and it does everything I need it to do. i7-X980, 12GB pc2000 RAM, C300 256GB SSD, (5) 1.5TB HDDs in a QNAP RAID 5 array, ATI 5970, all wrapped in a whisper quiet Antec case.
For the average user, Macs are wonderful, I tell most of my friends to get a Mac. For a non photo/video editing power user or gamer, PCs are still the way to go.
But I am buying that gorgeous 27" apple display once its released
- 08-23-2010, 02:22 PM #46
My Apple Journey
For the longest time, I had been a hardcore Microsoft fan. I had nothing but Windows computers and Windows Mobile Phones. I didn't want to have to do anything with Apple's products. I felt that I didn't want to fall for the "Reality Distortion Field". I admit, I was an MS fanboy and just didn't really want to open up to Apple products. But a few years ago, I had bought an iPod Photo for my wife because she wanted one while I got a Create Zen Sleek. I purchased the Zen because I could use it as a hard drive, something the iPod could not and still cannot really do out of the box. But after playing with my wife's iPod, I thought, wow, this is a pretty slick device.
Then I bought her an iPhone 3G while I had purchased a BlackBerry Bold as I had a need to get work emails and BB was the only way my company would let me connect. I thought my BlackBerry was awesome, but then I started playing with my wife's iPhone. I thought, wow, this is a pretty cool device!! So I decided I would get an iPod Touch, that way I could get some of the iPhone experience. Before you I know it, carrying a BlackBerry and an iPod Touch was not ideal to me. I loved the iPod, but I wanted the iPhone experience. So at my upgrade period on my third line, I got an iPhone 3GS!!
Then I ended up getting a 32GB Wi-Fi iPad and man, is that a great device. I love the form factor and the ability to just access the Internet and watch videos. It's perfect for lying around the couch and just using. I also get all of my magazine subscriptions on it. Just a fun device.
Then the iPhone 4 was announced and for some reason, I just had to have it. So my wife and I went to the 5th Avenue Apple Store and picked one up for each of us. I use the iPhone 4 as my personal device and my old 3GS as my work phone since my company just started allowing iPhones on the corporate network, albeit through Good Mobile Messaging.
Then I realized how tired I was of Windows and the slow computing experience I was getting. So my wonderful wife gave me the green light and I purchased a 13" MacBook Pro 2.4 Ghz yesterday. All I can say is wow!! I knew they were fast and easy to use, but not to the extent that I have been experiencing. Everything just works great out of the box. I have loaded my MacBook up with my my SlingBox, MS Office, MS Live Messenger, etc. and am loving it!! I just can't believe I waited so long to make the switch over. Maybe that Reality Distortion Field has some truth to it.
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