1. maxagin's Avatar
    No, will never do windows again if at all possible. Mac OS and hardware are superior
    11-09-2016 11:49 AM
  2. eyecrispy's Avatar
    No, will never do windows again if at all possible. Mac OS and hardware are superior
    This ^^^^

    I feel this way as well right now. Went back to the surface for a little bit a year ago and hated it (windows). I guess I'll never say never but not likely.
    11-09-2016 02:29 PM
  3. Andoresu47's Avatar
    The surface book (as of now, cause at the beginning it had many glitches) is one amazing computer. If you were to replace your macbook for a windows machine, look no further, that's the one.
    11-09-2016 08:37 PM
  4. birdman325's Avatar
    I have been looking at the Surface Pro 4 (?) - looks awfully nice but I seem to be so tied in to the iOS ecosystem that it might be problematic. Mainly photos and iMessage.
    11-15-2016 02:08 PM
  5. angusmatheson's Avatar
    For gaming Windows is king, hands down. Other than that, I think the OS you use is becoming less important over time. I go between Linux (mostly eOS and Ubuntu), Windows 10 (although I loved 7, and loathed 8), and Mac OS. So much legacy stuff is on Windows it keeps many of us there. But with the age of the internet, you can get what you need when you want it from any OS. What once locked you in, had become a matter of preference for UI and hardware. IBM just did this big thing that Mac users and hardware required less tech support than PC. But that was for regular office workers, not tech enthusiast.
    11-18-2016 01:32 AM
  6. jsarino's Avatar
    I've been a long-time DOS/Windows user (which ages me a bit ), and still use it for work. Up until 3 years ago, the only dabbling with Mac was using a Macintosh back in college for research, and using a PowerPC (Power Macintosh) series during grad school. While I was working at an internet company (they only used MacBooks at the office), I got hooked and bought a MacBook Pro (2011 15"), and maxed out the RAM and put in a SSD. I retired my Windows desktop earlier this year, turning my home office into a hub. I've gotten my wife hooked recently by getting her a MacBook Air when she's on the go, leaving her Windows laptop at her store.

    If I were to upgrade from my current MBP, the only Windows PC's I could consider if I were buying today are the HP Spectre, or the Surface Book. For the money, I probably should lean towards either of them vs. a 2016 MacBook Pro on specs alone, but the Windows OS (even on 10) has been hit-and-miss for me for years. For me anyways, there's even Chrome OS to consider, but if I go that route, I'll likely keep my MBP for awhile longer and stays at home, while the Chromebook (which soon will have Android apps) could be my on-the-go option. That then would give me some time to wait until the Power Bar optioned MacBook Pros flesh out in the next couple of years.
    11-21-2016 09:31 AM
  7. Brian Embry's Avatar
    I am now Mac all the way. I just got tired of trouble shooting Windows problems. So I would never go back. Though I do like the Surface Book...

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    11-25-2016 09:36 PM
  8. aximtreo's Avatar
    Used Windows OS and phones for years; still do use the OS on my laptop. My 6s+ is my first iPhone and I like it so far. It's my daily driver but I also have a Lumia 650 as a backup. Like the tiles and once, if it ever happens, the app gap is closed on WP I might go back. Old habits are hard to break.
    11-26-2016 11:09 AM
  9. phreddyl's Avatar
    No... just No...
    11-26-2016 11:13 AM
  10. lelo626's Avatar
    I don't think I could ever truly go back. I just love Mac OS too much even though I have to use windows every now and then.
    11-26-2016 10:22 PM
  11. dionhan's Avatar
    I used windows for almost 10 years. Then I got my first macbook and changed my mind completely. I don't want to use windows anymore for normal usage. Only if I need to have some kind of software that can only be installed on a windows computer.
    11-27-2016 01:16 PM
  12. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I think you should use whatever fits you, I have some friends who are developers, some Web developers (Frontend and backend) and some for Android, some of them uses Linux, others Windows and others Apple, some even work for the same company and in the same projects, so I think it depends of several factors, maybe you want a high end computer to work and gaming, maybe the software you use is not suitable in another platform and maybe it's simply what you have so it's what you know so far.

    My father is a musician, he actually uses a Windows Laptop (Win7) and a MBP (MC375LL/A) for work, and both for everything else.
    11-27-2016 01:31 PM
  13. ROSES5682's Avatar
    Periodically i think about going back to a Windows device and then i have to do something on my daughters Surface and I'm quickly reminded of how I prefer the Mac OS
    11-27-2016 01:50 PM
  14. groy22799's Avatar
    I was raised Mac...moved to Microsoft around the time of Windows 95, as that is what they were using in a class I was taking. Stuck with Windows for a long time due to working in the IT field and having to support it. I had the opportunity to transition back to Apple and ran a duel-boot OS X and Windows 10 MacBook Air at my previous job. I have moved on to another position and am now using my 2010 MBP and have Windows and Linux VirtualBox's. It runs like a dog, but it's a workhorse. Hoping to update one day...I don't know how much longer this machine will cut it. With that said, I enjoy using all operating systems, but Apple allows versatility that other machines don't.
    11-28-2016 09:38 AM
  15. Ziich47's Avatar
    While I am happy with my current machine I am desperately in need of an upgrade. I won't upgrade to the latest mbpr as it does not meet my needs any cannot justify paying so much for the 2015 so I find myself looking at a couple Windows machines
    Last edited by Ziich47; 12-14-2016 at 12:50 AM. Reason: Hi
    12-14-2016 12:49 AM
  16. Tech198's Avatar
    I always figured one day i will... but i'm too messed up with the Apple eco system with paid apps...

    i'm comfy where I am.. for me Security/malware etc is not even an issue on either. It's more to do with paid apps i paid $$ for over the years that keeps me...

    Apple does good work..even despite of all of their problems.
    01-01-2017 01:22 AM
  17. priyeshpachori's Avatar
    I have to go back to windows but not by choice. Some of the softwares that I use do not have a mac alternative. So I have to have a windows laptop or a desktop for those. Other than that I do all my work on a 2015 macbook pro 13
    01-01-2017 01:25 AM
  18. mark-d's Avatar
    I've never left windows and wouldn't ever get a mac!

    Bang for buck the hardware you get with PC is much better value than an equivalent priced mac

    In many cases it'd be the same software you're using.

    And I just prefer the way windows works over Mac OS
    01-01-2017 04:50 AM
  19. angusmatheson's Avatar
    My grandfather just gave me a problematic Windows PC. It lasted about 12 minutes before I clean installed Linux on it. I was excited to use Windows 7 again...until I used windows 7 again!
    01-05-2017 11:53 PM
  20. angusmatheson's Avatar
    While I am happy with my current machine I am desperately in need of an upgrade. I won't upgrade to the latest mbpr as it does not meet my needs any cannot justify paying so much for the 2015 so I find myself looking at a couple Windows machines
    I have to say in the last year there are so many great windows PCs. It was such a wasteland for so long! A sea of netbooks and crappy heavy Dell/HP cheap, thick, plastic bricks with 100,000 ports I will never use. External SATA? Proprietary docking? I think the MacBook Air (and maybe Surface helped too) inspired the OEMs to make great laptops. I admit I don't love windows 10, but it isn't windows 8 which was so horrible!
    01-05-2017 11:59 PM
  21. SprSynJn's Avatar
    I have an iMac that I've had numerous problems with. My wife got a cheap Dell laptop that I'll use on occasion. Don't think I'd go back to Windows myself permanently, but it's much better than it used to be.
    01-06-2017 12:57 AM
  22. bcandiolo's Avatar
    Windows was been a disease to personal computing experience since its very first version. After years making the life of their users miserable, it keeps selling and spreading. So unsafe an unreliable, still an operating system that is unable to protect itself, along with Windows you better purchase an anti virus, pishing, malware, bloatware, firewall, etc product.
    So Windows is like politicians, it costs a lot, is as corruptible, and it only offers a calculator to the user. But it is also a miracle that such a product is being purchased by so many, and his owner is one of the richest men on earth.
    01-06-2017 07:13 AM
  23. jpxyz's Avatar
    I got so used to apple. it just works very well for me and the MacBooks don't lose that much value, you can still sell a MacBook from 2012 even if it's defect and you'll get some money back. And even MacBook Airs are great work machines, they just run and run and run... I always had problems with windows notebooks, had to recover them, they had viruses etc.. and in those 5 years of MacBook I didn't have a single issue. And when I saw a windows computer with windows 10 running, I was like "uhm nah thanks" lol. I prefer Mac OS over Windows any time.
    01-06-2017 12:44 PM
  24. Matty'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?
    At the moment there is only one brand that has the potential to make me switch and thats Razer. I was in a similar boat as you, i was using Windows from XP days all the way up to Windows 7. But then i switched to OSx. To be honest, I've never looked back and i just love it so much. IMO its miles better

    The Razer Blade with its GTX 1060 and UHD screen is awesome but costs the same as a 15" Macbook Pro. For almost half the price i could get a non touch bar 13" Macbook Pro and be very happy so its tough.
    02-15-2017 01:21 AM
  25. Jude526's Avatar
    My home internet is my jet pack from Verizon. I don't have wifi. I have dish and don't want their satellite. I have always had HP's and windows. Starting with XP then Vista to windows 7 and then 10. I preferred 7. I am not a windows 10 fan. My laptop as nice as it was became very glitchy and slow. I do think it was the jet pack as well but with my Mac Pro it is blazing fast and no issues so it had to be the HP I did. Do a complete restore on it because am selling it. I am done with windows and all in the Apple ecosystem. I am loving it and not looking back. I want it all on the same platform.
    03-04-2017 09:31 PM
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