The growing number of UK members

Discussion in 'Community' started by edesignuk, Aug 1, 2004.

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    edesignuk

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    Recently I've started noticing a lot more posts from new UK members. Good to see you all! :)

    Is this a sign that the people of the UK are becoming more aware of the Mac alternative. Has the success of the iPod in the UK brought more "switchers"?

    Anyway, post your thoughts, and just say hi if you're a brit, let's get a head count!
     
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    mkrishnan

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    Arrrgghh, just as the Canadians developed a dangerous lead over us in zamboni technology, the Brits now lead us in the application of three-button suit technology to political leaders. And now the iPod and MacOS itself? Is nothing sacred? :p

    Welcome, all British! Hopin' switching is a piece-of-piss experience for you! (flexes his Brit-speak rather nattily) :D
     
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    edesignuk

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    Nicely put, go on my son! ;) :)
     
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    themadchemist

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    I, for one, hope to lead the way in the reclaiming of dominance in the arena of three-button suits for the good ol' U.S. of A.
     
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    mkrishnan

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    I'm standin' right next to you, rockin' my Kenneth Cole and my BCBG tie. :p
     
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    edesignuk

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    I have no idea what either of you yanks (;)) are on about :confused: :D
     
  7. macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

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    The British are always a bit slow at catching up to things. Remember when they caught on to the toothpaste craze back in 1996? :p
     
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    themadchemist

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    Oh, man, that's great! You rock!

    Yours is my official best post of the month. :D
     
  9. Viv
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    Damn as soon as I move to Canada some one starts a thread up for brits.

    I feel so excluded:)

    Viv
     
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    Nermal

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    Neither do I :confused:
     
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    edesignuk

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    You are funny!!!!*

    *not funny
     
  12. macrumors G3

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    Hi, I'm iGav... ;)

    Thoughts??? I'm thinking we should start arranging a London MR Posse gathering for around the time that Apple Store London opens... :D I know a great pub in Soho that is just round the corner! ;) :D
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

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    Hello, another person living in blighty. Only ever used macs (since I was 9), lucky me.

    And only been using toothpaste since, hmmm, '96. Got sick of chewing bark and thought i'd give it a try.

    m
     
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    dobbin

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    Yes, I'm from England.

    No, I don't know the Queen (or your great Aunt Betty who lives near Oxford).

    I live in Gloucestershire. That is pronounced Gloss-ter-sher, not Glock-ester-shy-er or Glue-Sester-shy-er.

    ;)


    edit: forgot to say that I've been using Macs since about 1987
     
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    dobbin

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    When does the Apple Store open? I'd love to go to the opening, but I don't go to London much these days. Its going to be in Regent Street iirc?
     
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    Another UK user signing in, located at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales (Bradford).
    Been a Mac user since 2000 when I fell out with Windows 98 :rolleyes:
     
  17. macrumors member

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    Another uk mac user, I'm in Kent. I've only been a mac user for about 6 weeks now, but I've wanted one for ages.
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    In my case yes. I bought an iPod and was infuriated with the problems I had with iTunes and my PC. I was getting a laptop for uni and for the first time took Apple into consideration.

    Now I've switched...


    ...and I'm a brit.


    oh yeah I've been using Macs since 1997 in the school's art department. Never owned one til now though.
     
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    caveman_uk

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    Hi, I'm caveman_uk and I'm.....a mac user. Have been since November 2002.
     
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    robbieduncan

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    Which pub? Would it not be wiser to get a carry out, a cool bag and get in line? We should try and make this the most drunk Apple Store opening ever :)
     
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    geese

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    Its a bit like an Alco Anonymous meeting this! :D

    I'm Geese, I've used Macs since my 5500 in 1997. I now use an eMac.

    Not much else to add really. Although the best pub nearest Regent Street is The Cock off Oxford Street, on Great Portland Street.

    Who concures?
     
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    fingers

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    I think it's good to see more Brits around these parts - I think the iPod has been incredibly successful in the UK - and hope this will translate to even more pommie posts in the future.

    I have been a Mac user since 94 - hey it's my tenth anniversary! :)

    I might be tempted for a drink to celebrate the Apple store opening - but fear the consequences - a credit card + a few pints + Apple store would equal financial disaster for me... I would want EVERYTHING!
     
  23. macrumors member

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    Another London based mac user here. Bought a 12" Powerbook about 6months ago after falling out with my Pentium PC laptop. So impressed I have decided to make the switch with the new 2.5ghz G5 to replace my desktop machine. I have been a PC user all my life (im 24), so this is a big thing for me.

    However... if my G5 is delayed (it looks as if it might be) Im not going to be impressed. Spending almost £7,000 on a computer, id expect it to at least turn up on time!!

    Btw, I work for Fabric nightclub in London. Most Londoners have probably heard of it :)
     
  24. macrumors regular

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    What, pray, is a 'nightclub'?
     
  25. macrumors 6502a

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    Who does your flyers? I've been picking them up for years, they're great. If you ever need a new designer (shameless plug) i'd be up for it!
     

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