Sad, sad day...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Bass, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. Bass macrumors member

    May 13, 2005
    Leicester, England (UK)
    Hey all,

    Well, yesterday was quite a sad day for me as I sold my iBook G4 after purchasing it in July 2005. I just didn't use it as much as I thought I would and thus, thought it would be better to let someone else get pleasure from it.

    I have already done something I didn't think I'd ever do. Yeah, I have bought a Dell laptop as a replacement. It is only a cheap Dell Inspiron 1300 however I suppose I needed a Windows computer in some capacity for things that I will do doing in the future. For instance, I am getting into Web Design & Development bigtime and as I do it on a freelance basis I need to make sure sites render correctly on both platforms. I also needed it for my Driving Test: Theory and Hazard Perception software and the one and only game I will play on it (International Cricket Captain 2005) so I will no longer have to rely on the rediculously buggy and slow Virtual PC on my iMac G5.

    Don't worry though, I still have my beloved iMac G5 which I will use almost all of the time. I'm just disapointed because after just over a year of using Mac's exclusively I have had to go back to Windows for certain things, and I've had to sell a beautiful laptop to buy a horrible looking Dell one.

    Am I a bad person?!

  2. cwedl macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2003
    No you're not a bad person!

    I had a mac mini and I stopped using my powerbook, I sold my mac mini and use my powerbook all the time now. If you don't need it sell it, besides you g5 iMac will be faster anyways!
  3. Bass thread starter macrumors member

    May 13, 2005
    Leicester, England (UK)
    Yeah I know, but I've gone back to Windows! After a year of using Mac's exclusively I have crawled back to Windows again. It just annoys me, but I suppose I need a Windows computer around for work and stuff, but it's still sad!
  4. yoda13 macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2003
    Sad yes, make you a bad person, no. You have to do what you have to do. Just don't spend anymore time on it then you absolutely have too!!!:D
  5. Eithanius macrumors 65816

    Nov 19, 2005
    as a matter of fact.... you are....

    you should have give it to me in the first place.... I have a more sinister plot on the G4, which makes me more pleasurable using and abusing it.... :D :D
  6. kugino macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2003
    i can't begin to explain how bad of a person you are...:D
  7. real_murray macrumors member

    Aug 19, 2004

    Yes you are! :p You should be living and breathing Apple! I'm sitting here right now on my G4 tower, wearing my Apple T-shirt (free from Apple store opening) and my special Apple undies. Ask yourself, If it has to be done on Windows, is it really worth doing?

    I kid, I kid.... sometime you just have to use Windows products. They make me use a Dell at work too ;)
  8. gunm macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Win Latops can be had for as low as $400-$500 new. Ebay or used classifieds could be even cheaper. You may have been able to keep the ibook, especially if you just needed the Wintel portable for checking browser compatibility and weren't concerned with system specs.
  9. cwedl macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2003
    I did the same, its weird isn't it going back to windows, the biggest thing was why doesn't the f9 key work!
  10. superbovine macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    Your kind of the opposite of me. I keep a PC desktop with XP, server 2003, and Linux all installed to run my test and a powerbook as my laptop which I do most of my dev on.
  11. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    NO, you are not a bad person...sorry to hear that you had to buy a windoze computer though (especially a dull). At least you have your iMac G5 to keep you company.
  12. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    I guess we shouldn't mention the curse of the haunted PowerBook. :eek:
  13. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000


    Oct 26, 2003
    Cardiff, Wales
    On a side note: good luck with hazard perception. It's a bi*tch.
  14. quigleybc macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2005
    Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
    .............It's just a long as you didn't break the laptop over the dudes head....I think you'll keep your status as a good person....
  15. ericssonboi macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2005
    I'd like to say i went the same route...
    I bought my 15" Maxxed out PB in April .. and i just sold it recently.

    I'm going back to Windows (IBM Thinkpad Z60T) due to the lack of durability of Macs (aluminum) and the better access to Windows apps.

    I'll probably still get a Mac down the road... when all the programs are integrated and the Intel conversion is done... until then...

    I'll have to deal with Windows.. :rolleyes:

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