1. jcdaniels's Avatar
    went out sold my dell laptop today bought a macbook pro and everything is easier or the same plan on dual booting it with xp just for kicks now just trying to figure out how to get my music off my ipod to the new mac is the challenge
    i always used senuti (itunes spelled backwards) ; it's so much easier to do on a Mac than on a windows pc.
    08-20-2010 09:39 PM
  2. JrpKrft's Avatar
    nope i never want a mac
    08-20-2010 11:28 PM
  3. cardfan's Avatar
    May I ask what heavy control you speak of? Because everything I did on my PC/Laptops, I can do them all on the Mac, not too mention slightly better too....so I am just curious...I understand the "heavy control" of the phone, but not the Mac side to be honest
    No blu-ray support.

    Limited selection of hardware.

    Lack of upgrades.

    Limited software.


    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.
    08-20-2010 11:59 PM
  4. bbaggins's Avatar
    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 12:33 PM
  5. noaim's Avatar
    I purchased a mac before I got my iPhone so I would say no
    08-21-2010 12:43 PM
  6. gilroykilroy's Avatar
    I would upgrade to a Mac if I had the $$$ to do it, and if I hadn't already invested way too much money in software.
    You do know there are very good ways to run PC software on a Mac: VMWare and Parallels

    You could also use bootcamp to simply install and boot up a Mac as a Window's machine in those instances you need to.
    08-21-2010 03:00 PM
  7. Cleveland's Avatar
    YES! in the past year I've bought an iPod touch, and iPad and an iPhone and I'm finding myself wanting a Mac. Now to be fair I've wanted one for a while but could never justify the price for a piece of equipment that I would have to learn to use.

    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 04:29 PM
  8. SimplySkwared's Avatar
    I've wanted to get a Mac for awhile now but with Windows 7, I can't justify the expense. The technology interests me.
    08-21-2010 05:45 PM
  9. justinleon's Avatar
    I actually had a MacBook before but I switched BACK to PC. The Mac seems to "fisher price" to me. I wanted more flexibility and windows 7 gave it to me.
    08-21-2010 07:24 PM
  10. OTACORB's Avatar
    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.
    08-21-2010 10:00 PM
  11. impaler's Avatar
    Have had all Macs since 1999.
    08-22-2010 11:28 AM
  12. sting7k's Avatar
    Had iPhone since it's original release. No interest in a Mac. Got a new PC since going iPhone.
    08-22-2010 01:53 PM
  13. Smlk's Avatar
    I've had all iPhones since first release and I love my Dell laptop. I have been curious about the macs, but I'm happy with my laptop for now and 7 is great so switching just isn't worth the money right now.
    08-22-2010 02:12 PM
  14. robkwok's Avatar
    I got my iphone first but the only reason I got a macbook was to make iphone games
    08-22-2010 03:13 PM
  15. luckymunthasav's Avatar
    It totally pushed me to get a macbook 13" just about 1 1/2 month later after i got the 3gs
    08-22-2010 04:43 PM
  16. JamesC1119's Avatar
    I will say that owning iPhone since the 3G has made me want to try a Mac but the cost has been what has stopped me. At the end of the day I have been happy with windows 7 so there is no need to spend the money.
    08-22-2010 06:28 PM
  17. zhelf's Avatar
    i have been using macs for about 7 years and bought my first iphone a black 16gb 3g in october 08 honestly for me it was the reverse using a mac made me want to try an iphone for the seamless integration
    08-23-2010 02:17 AM
  18. sdmcwilliams70's Avatar
    I purchased an iMac about 6 months before my iPhone.
    08-23-2010 06:54 AM
  19. TLD1's Avatar
    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 11:20 AM
  20. farbod21's Avatar
    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 01:01 PM
  21. Rainman76's Avatar
    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.
    08-23-2010 02:22 PM
  22. rujeffinme's Avatar
    I have had each iPhone since the 3G and right after I bought my iPhone 4 my parents bought me a 27-inch iMac core i7 for my high school graduation present. Apple makes the best electronic products hands down. Love my iStuff...
    08-23-2010 02:57 PM
  23. culdaddy's Avatar
    Curious, I read somewhere recently that Mac sales were on a high uptick, with an assumed influx of new iPhone owners adopting to Apple's style.....

    So, did anyone here go from PC to Mac because of their iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad???

    BTW I bought my first MacBook and My 1st iPhone on the same day......launch day of 3G
    bought my iphone 4 for the wife and me. PC broke again and the wife called for a mac. Ordered online this weekend imac.
    08-23-2010 06:45 PM
  24. neutrinos's Avatar
    It started with an iPod Nano for me, then a hackintosh, then an iPhone, then a genuine Mac.
    08-23-2010 08:57 PM
  25. nilesh111's Avatar
    Yes i had fallen into apples trap and am hapy for that, i bought my macbook pro only after using iphone 3G nad 3GS and have pledged to use only apple products for the rest of my life
    08-23-2010 10:14 PM
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