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View Poll Results: What described the computer you use to sync

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  • I sync my iPhone with an Apple computer, and always will.

    14 26.42%
  • I sync my iPhone with a PC computer, and don't foresee changing.

    18 33.96%
  • I used to have a PC, but I switched to an Apple after getting the iPhone.

    4 7.55%
  • I have a PC, but am consider switching to an Apple.

    16 30.19%
  • Other

    1 1.89%
  1. Brickman's Avatar
    My history:

    Apple II Plus > KDS 7860 DOS > Amiga > Amiga > Mac OS 7 > Win 3.1 > Win 95 > Win 98 > Win 2K > Win XP > Win Vista > OS X 10.4 > OS X 10.5

    (I got an iPhone after switching back to Mac, kicked my Treo 680 into the river)

    Amiga! Wow! That is going back a ways! Had one back in the EARLY 80's.

    I used Windoze for almost 10 years. After my last Campaq Laptop became so "bug" riddled, I switched to a Mac and have never looked back. My wife and I run our own Company off our Macs. (Three of them) There is nothing that I have not been able to do on my Mac that I needed a PC for. The only reason that i run Paralleles is that some of the sites that I need to go to REQUIRE me to use IE. FF will not even open the sites.

    And people call Apple closed!
    11-28-2008 09:21 PM
  2. mth785's Avatar
    I've been using Apple computers since the Apple IIe. I don't do windows.
    11-29-2008 12:23 PM
  3. msbaylor's Avatar
    I have a Mac & a PC, but my current Mac OS doesn't support the iPhone, so I use a simple PC to sync the iPhone.

    Eventually when I get the courage to upgrade my OS from 10.3.9, I'll move complrely to the Mac.
    12-20-2008 08:28 PM
  4. Duvi's Avatar
    I after owning an iPhone have and will most definitely get a mac, just not now.

    Using the iPhone made me realize how clean and easy mac is in general. There are reports that mac is more vulnerable, yet I haven't heard of a virus on it, not saying there isn't.
    12-21-2008 12:38 AM
  5. combatdoc's Avatar
    Ok, Currently I use openSUSE linux for 99% of my needs. I even have a VM with WinXP installed for a handful of apps, but the iPhone made me install an XP Partition so that upgrades, jailbreaking, etc would work without issue (You can infact upgrade through a VM, but you have to watch it closely for disconnects). So with the iPhone I use Windows/iTunes. I even imported my playlists back into iTunes to make life easier. However, I stay in Linux except to Sync every few days. It kinda irks me that Linux is as unsupported as it is, esp considering that MacOSX is BSD.

    I am not saying Apple should support every OS out there, but it would be nice if the iPhone wasn't crippled connectivity wise so apps could be developed under Linux to at least sync my music (the iphone/touch hash is still unbroken). The best would be a Multisync plugin so I could use Evolution for contacts, et al.

    Now my wife is using a Vista laptop, but her next will probably be a Mac. It probably would have been a while ago except that I didn't have any mac compatible software and wasn't spending a buttload of money on Office for the Mac. Now that openOffice is as good as Office, I see no reason to keep her from a mac. Most of what she does would be mac centric anyway considering the number of iPods/iPhones we have..
    Last edited by combatdoc; 12-21-2008 at 08:22 PM.
    12-21-2008 08:15 PM
  6. sting7k's Avatar
    I may love my iPhone, but the Mac ecosystem on their computers is really not of much interest too me. I like to setup my PC "just so" and how I want it. When I get a new one I boot it up once to make sure it works, then the HDD gets reformatted and I re-install Windows and get it all setup how I want and do a lot of customizing.

    As everyone knows, that just doesn't happen on a Mac. I've also always had very positive experiences with Dell customer service. Never have problems with Windows, I actually very much like Vista and I don't know why it gets such a bad rap. (knock on wood) After a year with my new laptop (my only machine) I have yet to see any problems with Vista or a crash. The only thing that has given me problems was iTunes 8 when it was first released.
    12-23-2008 10:08 AM
  7. phile's Avatar
    My situation echoes that of sting7k.
    12-28-2008 06:57 PM
  8. Tunnelrunner's Avatar
    I sync my iphone with BOTH a laptop PC (Compaq, running Windows Vista, running Outlook 2007) AND a Macbook (native apps iCal and Address Book) via MobileMe.

    I started out with just my Compaq PC...but was impressed enough with the iphone that I wanted to see what an Apple notebook was like (special props to Rene for some shopping advice) - that and the fact that I found the whole MobileMe cloud concept of being able to sync multiple computers with your iphone incredibly cool. No regrets. Plus, it IS nice to have my iphone data backed up/sync'd in 2 different places...3 if you count the MobileMe cloud. :-)
    Last edited by Tunnelrunner; 12-31-2008 at 08:04 PM.
    12-31-2008 07:58 PM
  9. legendofdon's Avatar
    I had a Vista laptop, and that worked just fine as I had my Blackberry to go along with it. Then my gf got an iPhone. Then I got my own iPhone. The ease of use of the iPhone made me start using the Mac computers at my school more so than the Windows machines. That made me want my own. I sold the Windows laptop to my brother and got a MacBook. Then my iPhone got stolen. Now I have a MacBook (which I love, don't get me wrong!) and no iPhone. I'm back on the Blackberry, which just so happens to have no Mac support. Boo!

    Hopefully soon I will be re-entering iPhone Land.
    01-02-2009 03:42 PM
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