Am I a member of the applearmy yet?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by cosmo, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. cosmo macrumors newbie

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    So I switched to osx last october with a 12" PB. Now I've convinced two others to pick up ibooks, and actually went with them to help them pick em out. And this weekend, (i just got it set up actually), i picked up my first ipod, a 40gb. So basically the question is, how does a newbie go about fully earning their stripes?

    As a side note, anything y'all would recommend to a new ipod owner? software, utilities, music, whatever. let's build.
     
  2. rdowns Suspended

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    Sounds like you've earned your stripes, newbie.

    Check out www.ipodlounge.com for all things iPod.
     
  3. sonofslim macrumors 6502a

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    you already have the apple logo tattooed somewhere, right?
     
  4. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    That could be a very personal question... :D
     
  5. sonofslim macrumors 6502a

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    my bad. forgot about the whole "don't ask, don't tell" thing.
     
  6. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    You've been promoted


    Good job newbie, you'll be promoted from Newbie to MacUser 2nd Class. Two more conversions and you'll be promoted to MacUser 1st Class. If you're called a zealot on one of these forums you will be immediately promoted to MacUser Lieutenant Zealot. Eventually you will be promoted high-enough that Steve Jobs will give your own Reality Distortion field. Good luck MacUser 2nd Class. Huaah!

    For iPod stuff also try itunesregistry.com as well as ipodlounge.com.
     
  7. nate13 macrumors 6502

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    what bout me?

    i have never thought of myself as a warrior, but what would i rank? ive sold 3 people macs, have a 1GHZ iMac w/ 756ram and a 30 gb iPod ( see my sig, but i have the ram) i also have photoshop, the macromedia suite 2004 (excluding director) and panther. i think thats a first class solider if ya know what i mean...
     
  8. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    Imagine Steve Jobs as Drill Instructor

    Well lah-de-dah solider, you want a promotion? You got it, MacUser 1st Class all the way, now get out there!
    As for the rest of you, someone's got to be down at the bottom wishing they were whale crap at the bottom of the ocean and that's reserved for Windows users, so shut up and get on the ready-line. G*d*mn newbies! ;)
     
  9. nate13 macrumors 6502

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    hey!

    :mad:
    jsut cuse i am a roumers newbie doesent mean that im a mac newbie
    i have used macs for 15 years! lol just messin :D Ready to serve, sir steve!
     
  10. cosmo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well

    i was contemplating it. but with a "pi" next to it...

    i'm so clever...
     
  11. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    haha, of course, you can't have your apples without the pie! :D
     
  12. scottwat macrumors regular

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    How to proselytize?

    I think the biggest problem is convincing someone in the tech field how great these Mac's are. The biggest problem I have are professors or people that seem to be die hard Windows users, but yet complain about all the problems that I never have to deal with with Mac's. One of the recent ones was opening up some postscript files, preview opened it up right away while they had to wait about an hour for Illustrator to open the file on a windows system. Any one have any other experiences to warrant a Mac over a PC?
     
  13. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Well, almost... If you start folding and help us kick some windows butt :p

    Welcome to the wonderfull world of Macintosh!
     
  14. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    We haven't a hope vs the PC army... We just have privates (note: rephrase that later..) and Colonel Panic, while the PC army has General Access Fault, not to mention several Major Problems..
     
  15. benixau macrumors 65816

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    LOL - ROFLMAO - :D :D :D
     
  16. takao macrumors 68040

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    haha LOl nice one
     
  17. stoid macrumors 601

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    Ahh, yes, but according to reports at www.appleturns.com we have the Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field™ on our side. We are unstoppable!!

     
  18. Mord macrumors G4

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    well if this is a braging forum.....

    i have "sold"

    2 14" ibooks
    2 12" ibooks
    1 cube
    2 pm g4's
    1 pm g5 dualie
    8 ipods
    3 fp imacs
    4 emacs
    4 powerbooks (2 12" 1 15" 1 17")

    thats nearly 20 trolls converted to the light side

    p.s. I to posess a reality distortion field (i think my cube is faster than any 3.4ghz p4)

    (edit:typo)
     
  19. benixau macrumors 65816

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    but only that RDF of jobs with 10's of 1000's of converted people can reach internationally
     
  20. TyleRomeo macrumors 6502a

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    yeah i switched back in 2002 and have converted 8 so far. I'd like to kno where my rank is with apple.

    Tyler
     
  21. Applespider macrumors G4

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    How long a line of 'switchers' can anyone claim I wonder? That's what amazes me, that once someone switches, they are so happy that they tell others.

    My friend 'switched' me in early Jan. My sister wanted a computer in early Feb and I 'switched' her. Now my mother has seen hers and wants one. And my sister (who knows v little about computers - it still excites her when she creates a folder correctly :rolleyes: ) has just encouraged 2 friends to get new Macs since their PCs have recently died.

    Common thread:
    Dead Windows PC due to mysterious software/OS slowdown generally - and no technical awareness/inclination to re-install
    Someone telling people that they'll be able to do everything on their Mac they could do before on a PC and use existing documents/pictures
    Someone pointing out the advantages of more secure OS, less virii and fewer patch downloads.
     
  22. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Ah yes, the common things you here from Pc people who just envy you! Stopped to defend myself a long time ago to the PC folks or even try to switch them. It's not worth getting into an argument with those mindless zombies. And also when I show off to my friends, something goes wrong....Happend to many times. But anyhow, I am glad that after a hard days work behind my pc@work, I come home and can get behind my Mac! :D
     
  23. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Oh no... they're not envious and mindless! They're switching. The three things above were the trigger for doing it!
     
  24. rueyeet macrumors 65816

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    You want difficult, try getting an open-source die-hard to consider the Mac. As far as they're concerned, OS X, Safari, etc are all closed-source because Apple won't release the GUI elements. And then, one might ask, how would Apple make any money? Selling botique hardware? :rolleyes:
     
  25. Tyler.Schmaltz macrumors member

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    I know i am member of the apple army

    I have never in my life owned or thought of owning a piece of crap windows
    I have own almost every generation of macs from the green screen to a emac

    I currently own a
    1ghz Emac Superdrive
    2 imacs
    1 700 mghz ibook combo 12 in
    2 15 gb ipods
    1 lc 2 macintosh
    1 g3 all in one macintosh
    1 very old mac
    i old powerbook
    I have also convinced 5 people to switch to macs
    I have also helped all the teachers in velva school to keep there macs and helped them work better
    I have also bought almost every macintosh software ever made
    I have even had a ipod stolen a logic failure twice on ibook
     

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