Lifetime ?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Macmadant, Aug 29, 2006.

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Are you a lifetime macuser

  1. Yes, lifetime

    38 vote(s)
    31.7%
  2. No, but been using mac for last 5 years

    28 vote(s)
    23.3%
  3. No

    28 vote(s)
    23.3%
  4. New to mac

    26 vote(s)
    21.7%
  1. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

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    I was Just wandering what percentage of the Forum members Are Lifetime Macusers, i know i am as my very first computer was a mac, so i never new any different, so vote and see what we get
     
  2. I'mAMac macrumors 6502a

    I'mAMac

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    Y dont you make a poll?
     
  3. Macmadant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yep Done
     
  4. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    No. I've been an admirer since the elementary school days where we'd use Macs. I got a Mac mini the day they came out and more recently a MBP.
     
  5. Macmadant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cool, i think it was fate that i was meant to get a mac, as we had the money, ready to buy a PC, but my dad Spent it all on something else without telling us, (which caused upset:rolleyes:) and then my uncle said i could have his computer (which was a mac) as he was getting a new one(which was a mac), but now, i'm glad my dad spent the money, because if he hadn't i may still be using a PC now
     
  6. Mr. Mister macrumors 6502

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    The only two significantly expensive computers I've owned (the Powermac G5 and now any day now my Mac Pro) have been Macs.
     
  7. furious macrumors 65816

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    my first computer was a Mac in 1991. then we had PC's after that, because of compatibility. Now i have a MacBook. my life is now free. :p
     
  8. whatzupcm macrumors newbie

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    I have just recently baught a macbook for my college computer needs, but I've known people that have been using macs for many years now
     
  9. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It wouldn't be possible. I had a computer 3 years before there was a Macintosh. ;) I didn't get a Mac until 1993, I believe but that's about as long as some of our members have had them.
     
  10. kered22 macrumors 6502

    kered22

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    I'm a lifelong Apple user, started with the Apple IIe, then moved onto the Mac IIcx, been sticking with Macs ever since.
     
  11. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    I still consider myself new to Macs (I bought my first last August)
     
  12. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    Unless you want to get technical, i have been using macs since 2001 (imac G3). My family stopped using that in 2003, and got a PC. In 2006, i got my mini, and love being back with macs :D
     
  13. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    You should have said lifetime Apple users, since some on here have used Apples since well before the Mac. ;)
     
  14. Chone macrumors 65816

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    Yeah lifetime user, before 2000 I was scared of PCs :) now I embrace them with wide open arms :D but I haven't abandoned my Macs (the horror) ;)
     
  15. milozauckerman macrumors 6502

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    My instinct is to say no (bought my first Mac in 2001 after having PCs at home since a Tandy 1000), but when I think about it...

    I'd swear my elementary school was rocking the Apple II in the late-80s/cusp-o-the-90s, but it may have been another kind of two-piece Mac. Not a Windows box.

    In junior high we had Mac labs - I wouldn't remember, except we had to 'program' with HyperCard. Ah, junior high 'computer science' - typing tests and HyperCard.

    Then in high school the journalism department had one-piece Macs (maybe Color Classics?) running Photoshop and Pagemaker. Horrible, horrible beasts. Never worked right, crashed randomly, devoid of RAM - I'm kind of amazed that they were even networked. Senior year we got a pair of the first iMacs, they were like manna from the gods.

    And Photoshop and Pagemaker on those led directly to me buying a G4 tower when I had the cash a couple of years later.
     
  16. bembol macrumors 65816

    bembol

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    Switched last year and now addicted...sold Mac Mini (1.42GHz PowerPC) and picked up TWO Intel Core Duo...!!!

    20" iMac & 13.3 MacBook this past June LOL

    I'm already saving up for MacPro this Spring '07
     
  17. kretzy macrumors 604

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    The first computer we had was a LC II in the early 90s. In 2000 I went to the dark side and got a Dell. Switched back again in early 2005 and will never change now.
     
  18. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    I voted yes becuase I personally have only ever owned Apple computers - got my first in 2001.

    However, I had obviously used PCs before that, but that doesn't cout right? :p
     
  19. Pressure macrumors 68040

    Pressure

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    I have been using Macs on/off my entire life.

    I grew up with the Macintosh SE (I believe it was released in 1989) and played my first games on it :D

    Otherwise I have been using them for work but have only just (this may) bought one for myself.
     
  20. Lollypop macrumors 6502a

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    Been a PC user most of my life, had a old powerbook 520, but I didnt use it for long, got my powerbook almost 2 years ago, will never go back... even if im forced to use windows at work... :mad: :mad:
     
  21. Queso macrumors G4

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    First used Mac in '91 (aged 19), bought my first one in '95. Had both an iMac G3 and a PC laptop for a while, then bought a PowerBook to replace the laptop. Still have to use Windows occasionally, but it's all Mac both at home and in my business.
     
  22. ictiosapiens macrumors regular

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    My first ever computer was an Apple II c... But after that my family went pc, so I was stucked with dos... from the 286 until the pentium m... But this year it all changes!!! Well, as soon as apple fills my requirements(merom, discreet graphics and 12-14 inches)
     
  23. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Started admiring the flavoured G3 iMacs when there was on advert on a few months before Christmas.

    Few months later I had one.

    Then due to incompatibility with stupid Schools Windows stuff - I went back to Windows with a Toshiba Laptop. Then a Media Centre from HP.

    Enough was enough. Since then (about the past 4/5 years) I've had 2 iBooks, 3 Minis, 1 eMac, 2 iMacs, urm.. I think thats it (and many iPods).

    Mac4Lyfe :)
     
  24. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    I've been using Macs since I got an iMac G3 about 7-8 months ago. I did also have a Dell dual P4, but I found myself using my Mac much more often, even though it was a tiny fraction the power...

    Then a few months later I got a MacBook Pro, and now my PC has moved out of my room alltogether. I'm wanting to sell my PC as I'm using it in a studio. I know a Mac would be much better for that job...
     
  25. Glen Quagmire macrumors 6502a

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    Since January 26 this year. I currently use a Mac mini (PPC) and a Mac Pro has been ordered. The MP will replace the Mac mini and my fairly prehistoric and noisy PC.
     

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