An open apology to Apple

Discussion in 'Community' started by Einrel Koral, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. Einrel Koral macrumors newbie

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    Dear Apple,

    For years, I was an Apple hater. I bashed you guys, your hardware, and your software from here to kingdom come because it was all I knew. I had only used Macs in school in the mid- to late-'90s, and because the school didn't take good care of their computers, they were slow and clunky. I therefore grew up hating Macs.

    Tomorrow, I am moving back in to my dorm for my second year of college. I am taking with me the iMac G5, 2.0 GHz, 17" that I received by FedEx today. I was wrong. I was very, very wrong.

    I apologize for all of my years of Apple-bashing; you guys rule.

    Sincerely,
    Some Guy Who Bought an iMac
     
  2. faintember macrumors 65816

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    Steve said "Told ya so!"
    [​IMG]

    But really, congrats on the purchase! You will love the experience much more than any Winblows machine you ever had!
     
  3. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    There IS hope?

    Oh, please let this be for real. Please, please. :)
    X
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i think buying their stuff is more than enough.
     
  5. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    This is almost tear jerking.. *runs to grab a kleenex* THEY DO SEE THE LIGHT!!!

    Ed
     
  6. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I sense a bit of sarcasm in that apology. Don't need to hear it.
     
  7. Einrel Koral thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You're sensing sarcasm where there is none. Granted, my writing style tends to be very sarcastic by default, so maybe I leaked some in, but I assure you, it wasn't intended. I just figured I'd share yet another story of a happy switcher who isn't looking back.
     
  8. leekohler macrumors G5

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  11. iGary Guest

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    I never hated them and look what happened to me.


    Better to have hated, then never to hated at all.

    Your wallet will thank you.


    *Still thinking about selling dual 20's for 30-incher*
     
  12. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    From my experience, the source of many Mac haters was from Macs in schools back in the 90's.
     
  13. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    Welcome to the lovely side of computing. No hates here...
     
  14. Chundles macrumors G4

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    *sheepishly raises hand to acknowledge hatred of mid-90's Macs in school*

    Yup, they fair dinkum sucked, I think we were running OS8 or maybe even System 7, they were all PowerMacs though, the good ones were the ones with the old PowerPC logo on them - they were the ones you could use for half an hour without the need to back up....yeah, the school kept them pretty poorly. We also had a bunch of Apple ][e's that as far as I know still worked quite well. We did all the usual stuff, Hypercard, making little racing car games using a program I can't remember now, but they were so unstable and so easy to corrupt or crash.

    I swore off Mac from there on in, it was Windows all the way, I couldn't stand OS9, it just didn't work the way i wanted it to work and it just looked OLD - the icons were kinda dodgy compared to the ones in Win98 or even 2000. I wasn't made aware of any new OS until my Mac-using creative designer friend upgraded his iMac G3 from OS9 to Jaguar. I had a go and thought, hey, this is pretty sweet but didn't think much about it until I started getting the viruses and losing my uni work, over, and over and over till i snapped and thought stuff this I'm getting a Mac. I started looking when the iBooks went to 1GHz on the 12" model and a mate of mine picked up the exact model I was looking at. I didn't have any money so i had to wait and boy am I glad I did cause it got me built-in wireless and a faster processor to boot for the same price.

    And boy did Apple get my money after that (the iPod came first - I'm a haloer) but Tiger was the first OS I actually bought (don't count Panther - it came preinstalled) in fact iLife '05 was the first time I had ever purchased software that wasn't a game, such is the ease of coming across "shady" copies of windows etc.... yeah I know it's bad.
     
  15. jrv3034 macrumors 6502a

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    Guilty as charged. The fact that they were running OS 8 didn't help matters much, for me at least. I really didn't get interested in Macs until OS X. Now, I can't even imagine having to deal with Windows at home. It's bad enough having to use it in the office...

    Congratulations on the purchase!
     
  16. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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    The fact that every Mac at my school was @#$%ing black and white didn't help at all, lemme tell ya...
     
  17. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    If you do sell the dual 20's, PM me, I might be interested in one of them if I can get it for kinda cheap.
     

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