Mac Community Survey-

Discussion in 'Community' started by Aldaris, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. Aldaris macrumors 65816

    Aldaris

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2004
    Location:
    Salt Lake
    #1
    Please give any input or opinions on the following:

    1. Is the Mac your Primary Computer?
    2. How Many Macs Do you currently Own?
    3. Have you ever converted a PC user to Mac?
    4. Drink of Choice (Soda to Liquor)?
    5. Years Using the Mac OS
    6. Dream Apple Product to be released?
    7. Level of Education?
    8. Occupation
    9. Favorite Mac Design/Application?
    10. Overall opinion on how Apple has changed since iPod's (Windows) release?

    I'd like to Thank all who Participate! :)
     
  2. paxtonandrew macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    Location:
    I Come From A Land Down Under
    #2
    Yes, but I have a Dull as a work Laptop.

    6

    Yes, Cousins, were using a P3 box, now a nice G4 iMac.

    Coca-Cola (and Jack Daniels/Jim Beam)

    15

    Media centre edition G5 (to rival the windblows crap)

    Grad Diploma, Hons

    Middle Management at Sydney Hospital

    Apple product, Keynote, Non-Apple Product, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop CS)

    Apple have become more diversified, and are now not looking to control any monopoly, but have a de-facto one with the iPod, because of the poor selling of iPod competitors.
     
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Jun 16, 2004
    #3
    1. Yes (A 1.5GHz 15" Powerbook)
    2. 5
    3. Yes
    4. The Balvenie 21 year old Portwood whiskey
    5. 11
    6. A 3D modelling / amination package with a consumer level version of Renderman
    7. Currently doing a Degree
    8. Civil Servant
    9. Apple - iTunes (because I use it the most)
    Non-Apple - Maxon Cinema 4D or Propellerheads Reason
    10. I can't see much of a change since the iPod's release.
     
  4. blackfox macrumors 65816

    blackfox

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2003
    Location:
    PDX
    #4
    Yes.
    2.5 (one is currently broken). The surviving two are a suped-up G4500 Pismo and a 733 PM.
    Not to my knowledge. Then again, those I know either already use macs or have a valid reason for using PC's.
    Water. I also like good cream soda. I also like good scotch.
    7
    Getting pretty close already. I guess I'd like a PB with dual-core chips (by whomever, IBM or Freescale/Motorola), improved quality screen and resolution, excellent battery life and a Fire Gl card. To finish the dream, it would be 19.99.
    Current Grad Student
    various. some involving coffee, some involving computers, all involving some boredom.
    Mac App: FCP (I haven't tried Motion, but I am sure it would rank)
    3rd-Party App: Studio Artist (2). I am intrigued by Piranesi, but haven't tried it.
    Frankly, I haven't been paying attention. I am glad it has been a success for them, but to me, I am only interested in them providing me excellent computers and applications for my usage. Until that changes, everything else is noise.
     
  5. Wes macrumors 68020

    Wes

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2001
    Location:
    London
    #5
    1. Is the Mac your Primary Computer?
    Yes
    2. How Many Macs Do you currently Own?
    2
    3. Have you ever converted a PC user to Mac?
    I have about five people at school all saying they are going to get powerbooks or ibooks this summer.
    4. Drink of Choice (Soda to Liquor)?
    Dr. Pepper I guess.
    5. Years Using the Mac OS
    8-10?
    6. Dream Apple Product to be released?
    PB G5 :)
    7. Level of Education?
    High school, just finished university applications.
    8. Occupation
    Student
    9. Favorite Mac Design/Application?
    I'm not sure what you after here. My favourite physical design is the iPod I guess. My fav program would have to be iTunes and my fav non-Apple program is Adium
    10. Overall opinion on how Apple has changed since iPod's (Windows) release?
    A few myths have been dispelled. Media companies are beginning to see that Apple has a place in the minds of the average Joe on the street and they're not sure what to make of it. I think it gives them more power to release products in the future knowing that people will at least give them a shot as they have seen the quality of the iPod.
     
  6. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2003
    Location:
    California
    #6
    1. Yes
    2. One
    3. Never saw the end results, but I know I've convinced a few people to think more about Apple before purchasing their next computer :)
    4. Water
    5. 3 (add a few months for my collective experience with Mac OS before X)
    6. An iPod that does more than media.
    7. College undergraduate
    8. Student (at the moment)
    9. I liked the Cube, still do. Powerbook G3's were good too.
    10. I have not noticed a change in Apple, so much as I have noticed people's mindset on how Apple works with others has changed. The Windows iPod release probably convinced more than a few people that Macs play nicely with other systems.
     
  7. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

    evil_santa

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2003
    Location:
    London, England
    #7
    1. yes
    2. 5 only 3 in daily use
    3. No. I have convinced people to get a mac as a first computer , I've just had my work g3 replaced by a D(h)ell with XP and i dont like it! so will try harder now.
    4. Tea, Coke, Amé
    5. 8
    6. video ipod / re-release the cube as a headless imac & clamshell ibook!
    7. left school at 18 to go and work in TV
    8. Video editor / compositor
    9. Favorite apple design =clamshell ibook (bring it back!), still using my original Tangerine 300mhz every day! & Favorite Apps FCP, iTunes, iPhoto, Reason the list goes on...
    10. Haven't noticed much change. I don't think ipod for windows has softened die hard PC lovers. Most of the people I know who hate Macs even if they have never used one, would not get a ipod either, because they are "over priced like any mac product"
     
  8. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Location:
    New Zealand
    #8
    1. Yes
    2. 1
    3. Almost :)
    4. Coke, Mountain Dew, Ice Chocolate
    5. 11
    6. Mid-range G5 system priced similarly to mid-ranged PC (~NZ$2000)
    7. Almost have a Bachelor of Computing Systems (1 paper left)
    8. Student/Software developer
    9. Unsure, there are so many good Mac products out there :D
    10. Good improvement as Apple is becoming more popular
     
  9. Fredstar macrumors 6502a

    Fredstar

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2004
    Location:
    Near London
    #9
    1)Yes
    2)1
    3)Yes 2 so far
    4)Liquor for night, Orange squash for the day
    5)6 months
    6)G5 Powerbook
    7)A-levels
    8)Student
    9)Quicksilver/Synergy
    10)Not much change, more people know about Apple but i am not sure about the Whole Halo effect
     
  10. urban1985_ macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2004
    Location:
    Burnaby, British Columbia
    #10
    1. Is the Mac your Primary Computer?
    Yes

    2. How Many Macs Do you currently Own?
    One

    3. Have you ever converted a PC user to Mac?
    Not yet
    4. Drink of Choice (Soda to Liquor)?
    Coke/Vanilla Coke and Rum/JD

    5. Years Using the Mac OS
    3 mos

    6. Dream Apple Product to be released?
    G5 iBook or Powerbook

    7. Level of Education?
    Freshman at Univ.

    8. Occupation
    work at a restaurant

    9. Favorite Mac Design/Application?
    I loved the G4 iMacs, they were so unique. Fave app.. probably AdiumX

    10. Overall opinion on how Apple has changed since iPod's (Windows) release?
    I think Apple's more ubiquitous nowadays.
     
  11. northen macrumors member

    northen

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2005
    Location:
    Aalborg, Denmark
    #11
    1: Yes
    2: 3
    3: Yes, my mother :p
    4: Diet Coke
    5: 1
    6: iMac Mini
    7: Not comparable to anything UK/US/etc.
    8: Student, freelance coder/web designer
    9: X11 for running X stuff, GLTerm
    10: Their popularily curve has clearly been on the rise. And still is. They are now obviously focusing on the lower price segments, which isn't bad at all :)
     
  12. belair macrumors 6502

    belair

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Location:
    Luxland
    #12
    1. Is the Mac your Primary Computer?
    yes

    2. How Many Macs Do you currently Own?
    three

    3. Have you ever converted a PC user to Mac?
    3 friends

    4. Drink of Choice (Soda to Liquor)?
    Water & Guiness

    5. Years Using the Mac OS
    7 years

    6. Dream Apple Product to be released?
    Dualcore G5 powerbooks.

    7. Level of Education?
    Master in design & master in Art.

    8. Occupation
    Ex-designer / Art teacher

    9. Favorite Mac Design/Application?
    Creative Suite all the way.

    10. Overall opinion on how Apple has changed since iPod's (Windows) release?
    There getting pretty popular thanks to the ipod that can only be good.
     
  13. Diatribe macrumors 601

    Diatribe

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2004
    Location:
    Back in the motherland
    #13
    1. Yes
    2. 1
    3. Yes, my Mum and my Dad
    4. Water, Whiskey Coke oh and Dr.Pepper whenever I am in the States
    5. 1
    6. 2 button bluetooth mouse with scroll pad
    7. studying atm
    8. s.a.
    9. Aluminum Powerbooks/OSX esp. iTunes
    10. Apple is at it atm, aiming for a higher market share and therefore realizing a broad launch of new products. Everything else is pretty much the same.
    I am not too sure if I want each and everyone to be using a mac...
     
  14. thequicksilver macrumors 6502a

    thequicksilver

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2004
    Location:
    Birmingham
    #14
    Yep.
    One.
    Two, in fact.
    7-Up for a soft drink, and a nice lager if alcoholic.
    One and a half full time.
    All in one with flat panel display for £400. :D
    Currently at university, so four A-Levels for the mo.
    Student.
    Best design is split between the Quicksilver G4 and the iMac G4. Favourite app is iTunes, closely followed by Mail for Panther.
    It's become more customer friendly, appears to no longer be taking customers for granted as they arguably did for a while in the early 2000s (cf. $129 for the mess that was 10.0 then a further $129 for 10.2; phasing out of iTools for $99 per year .mac, that kind of stuff). Their recognition of the desire for better value products will hopefully stand them in good stead for the future, and the sooner a 10% marketshare is attained the better. A more considered OS strategy like they're taking with the Panther->Tiger transition is appreciated too.
     
  15. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2004
    Location:
    "Between the Hedges"
    #15
    1. Is the Mac your Primary Computer?
    Yes

    2. How Many Macs Do you currently Own?
    4

    3. Have you ever converted a PC user to Mac?
    Yes

    4. Drink of Choice (Soda to Liquor)?
    Water

    5. Years Using the Mac OS
    17

    6. Dream Apple Product to be released?
    Pretty happy already

    7. Level of Education?
    Doctorate

    8. Occupation
    Airline

    9. Favorite Mac Design/Application?
    Photoshop

    10. Overall opinion on how Apple has changed since iPod's (Windows) release?
    Broader market appeal

    Woof, Woof - Dawg
     
  16. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2004
    Location:
    Andover, MA
    #16
    1. Is the Mac your Primary Computer?
    Yes

    2. How Many Macs Do you currently Own?
    4 (if I can count the IIci)

    3. Have you ever converted a PC user to Mac?
    Yes

    4. Drink of Choice (Soda to Liquor)?
    Coffee

    5. Years Using the Mac OS
    19

    6. Dream Apple Product to be released?
    Multi-button mouse ;)

    7. Level of Education?
    MS AAE

    8. Occupation
    Software, Telecomm

    9. Favorite Mac Design/Application?
    The OS itself.

    10. Overall opinion on how Apple has changed since iPod's (Windows) release?
    Too focussed on iPods (but I understand why).
     
  17. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2002
    Location:
    Republic of Ukistan
    #17
    Yes. Primary, secondary and tertiary.
    Three: 1.2GHz Cube with 22" ACD, 800MHz FP iMac, 800MHz iBook. And my son and daughter have 3 between them.
    Five or six outside the family. I'm quite the evangelist...
    Lindauer Rosé every time. An unassuming, fruity little champagne from New Zealand.
    Since 1992. OSX exclusively since 10.2
    The next one, I expect.
    Continuing to rise. Currently taking an Open University Degree in Humanities.
    Architect, builder, designer, furniture maker, ancient historian, Mac adviser, dog walker.
    Cube/Illustrator.
    No opinion, except that I think Mac penetration of the Windows world will probably increase with the headless iMac, whatever that is.

    You're welcome. :)
     
  18. Blackstealth macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2003
    Location:
    Bradford, UK
    #18
    1. At home Yes, at work No
    2. 7
    3. Yes
    4. Real Ale
    5. 5
    6. A Cheap One!
    7. Bachelor of Science
    8. Graphic Designer / Software Engineer
    9. TAM / iLife
    10. Considerably wider brand recognition, Now seems to be greater willingness to give their products a try
     
  19. rdowns Suspended

    rdowns

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
    #19
    1. Is the Mac your Primary Computer?
    Yes. always has been since 1986.

    2. How Many Macs Do you currently Own?
    3

    3. Have you ever converted a PC user to Mac?
    Many, was a reseller for 9 years. Still converting people today.

    4. Drink of Choice (Soda to Liquor)?
    Water, Grey Goose

    5. Years Using the Mac OS
    18

    6. Dream Apple Product to be released?
    Media center

    7. Level of Education?
    BA degree

    8. Occupation
    VP Sales and Marketing

    9. Favorite Mac Design/Application?
    OS X

    10. Overall opinion on how Apple has changed since iPod's (Windows) release?
    I think it has opened their eyes to increasing market share for the Mac.

    I'd like to Thank all who Participate!
    You're welcome.
     
  20. Veldek macrumors 68000

    Veldek

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2003
    Location:
    Germany
    #20
    1. Yes, it is.
    2. Two.
    3. Not really, but my parents and my wife are forced to use a Mac because it's the only computers they have (as they have to use mine).
    4. Bailey's
    5. 5 years
    6. Soft- and Hardware to be built into your house to control it.
    7. College graduate
    8. Mathematician
    9. Mac OS X
    10. I like how the iPod creates mindshare, but better computers is what I want to see.
     
  21. brap macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    Location:
    Nottingham
    #21
    1. Yes. My PC is useful for Total War games and little else.
    2. 2 - LC3, Powerbook 12".
    3. Yes, my other half, probably my stepfather.
    4. Um. Tea and Guinness (never together).
    5. 7.5 casually. OS X since 10.2, so uh, 2.5 - 3 years as my primary.
    6. 13" WS Powerbook, dual-dual core G4s. 100GB HDD. 9700 mobile. (realistic, don't you think?)
    7. Halfway through my degree, I also have a vocational degree-level qualifiction in Software Engineering.
    8. Student, recently made redundant :(
    9. What? Design, or Application? Design: Clamshell iBook. App: InDesign CS, my precious.
    10. Huge cash injection == lots of opportunity to innovate further. Not really being taken advantage of to it's fullest, either.
     
  22. 2A Batterie macrumors 6502a

    2A Batterie

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Location:
    Out of a Suitcase, USA
    #22
    yup.
    2: a Dual 2.0G5 and a 800mhz eMac
    My mother is going to be my first (man that sounds sick out of context).
    water
    I didn't even know how to use a computer a year ago. I'm just at about a year of using
    The PowerMac Music edition- totally silent, a professional audio interface built in, loads of RAM
    I dropped out of college 12 credits shy of graduating
    Musician/Producer
    Garageband; it changed my life and got me into the whole computer audio game
    Was that in August or something? Anyways, we'll see next week at MWSF
     
  23. emw macrumors G4

    emw

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    #23
    1. Is the Mac your Primary Computer?
    Yes

    2. How Many Macs Do you currently Own?
    One, but I always have my work laptop with me, so sort of two.

    3. Have you ever converted a PC user to Mac?
    No.

    4. Drink of Choice (Soda to Liquor)?
    Water.

    5. Years Using the Mac OS
    18 years

    6. Dream Apple Product to be released?
    2-button mouse

    7. Level of Education?
    College degree

    8. Occupation
    Project Manager (how's that for vague?)

    9. Favorite Mac Design/Application?
    G4 iMac/too close to call

    10. Overall opinion on how Apple has changed since iPod's (Windows) release?
    I think they continue to pump out good products - the change is mainly in the eyes of the public that hadn't looked seriously at Apple in the past.
     
  24. eclipse525 macrumors 6502a

    eclipse525

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2003
    Location:
    USA, New York
    #24
    Please give any input or opinions on the following:

    1. Is the Mac your Primary Computer? Yes
    2. How Many Macs Do you currently Own? 1
    3. Have you ever converted a PC user to Mac? Yes
    4. Drink of Choice (Soda to Liquor)? Both
    5. Years Using the Mac OS? 15 yrs.
    6. Dream Apple Product to be released? A version of Sony's PSP with Apple's touch of style inside and out. Would love to see version of iTunes and others at that level.
    7. Level of Education? Some college
    8. Occupation. Graphic Designer. (at the moment, going for my BS)
    9. Favorite Mac Design/Application? Adobe Creative Suite, StudioMX, iTunes(taken for granted, by most), Hmmm....OH, Unreal Tournament 2004!
    10. Overall opinion on how Apple has changed since iPod's (Windows) release? For the best. Most die hards might not a agree BUT Apple should think about writting more things for Windows. Strategically. The next one I would write is Keynote in a Windows version. It'll never take off if it can't compete with Powerpoint(the DeFacto). Things like that might entice more and more people to come to the other side.
     
  25. selloutvixen macrumors member

    selloutvixen

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2003
    Location:
    Connecticut, USA
    #25
    1. No, my main computer for home is a Fujitsu laptop. My main work computer is a Dell; but I can't control that one.
    2. Just one; a 4 year old iMac ready to bite the big one.
    3. I have not yet converted anyone, but I have convinced lots of people the ways in which Macs are far superior.
    4. Orange vodka with a cran grape chaser.
    5. Since I was in 5th grade. Ah, the Mac Classics in computer class were awesome. All hail hot dog stand!
    6. iMac power squished into the package of an iBook.. with an MSRP of 100.00. ;)
    7. A few semesters in college was the last schooling I did. I'm working on an online degree in business, though.
    8. Shipping management customer service for a courier company.
    9. I dig Safari.
    10. iPods changed EVERYTHING for apple, IMHO. iPods are the ultimate mp3 player, period. It just raised awareness for the rest of the PC world about the great products apple produces. Even the new iMac's slogan was "..from the makers of the iPod". Why not feed off the iPod's infinite popularity? It's working. :)
     

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