What do you use your Mac for?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by iBunny, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    I just fully switched over from a PC to a IntelliMac Core Duo 2.0GHz and I love the thing. But now I dont find myself doing anything except using iTunes, chatting and surfing the Internet.

    I guess I dont have alot of time to be creative, but I know Mac's do this best. Video, Audio etc etc etc...!! so what do you use your Mac's for? I am just trying to get some Ideas here!

    Thanks
     
  2. Danksi macrumors 68000

    Danksi

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    Did you do more on your PC?

    I use my..

    .. iBook for chatting, Internet, email, listening to podcasts, docs, day to day stuff... portable DVD player on trips, like a handy notebook should be used. :)

    .. iMac is the house music server (iTunes>Slimserver>Slimdevice), iPhoto server, Video editing machine (learning the ropes of FC-Studio), website stuff and a few other bitz n' pieces.
     
  3. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    I have also just come over from the darkside.

    For play:
    - I have been screawing around with the system trying to learn it.
    - Play World of Warcraft, holy crap it plays better then my old Dell laptop

    For work:
    Well, besides normal replying to emails all day. I spend most of my time SSH'd into a machine, or working over VNC. The rest of the time I spend in Komodo churning out PHP code. I am still working on getting my development enviroment setup, I guess it will be a few more days before I actually test the code locally instead of my Linux server.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Mine's a doorstop but I occasionally post here on it. Just every now and then.
     
  5. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

    Glenn Wolsey

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    Normal Stuff

    - Safari
    - Mail
    - iCal
    - iChat
    - iTunes
    - Pages

    Photography

    - Aperture
    - iPhoto
    - Photoshop CS
    - Caffeine Browser
     
  6. zelmo macrumors 603

    zelmo

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    Part of the issue switchers suffer from is a sudden increase in free computing time. Now you need new purpose to fill those computing hours you used to devote to cleaning your systems of viruses, malware, and spyware, not to mention re-installing your OS.
    I fill most of that time by surfing MR for hours on end, just like mad jew.;)
     
  7. rdowns Suspended

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    Come to MacRumors to see what iGary is bitching about today/what happened to him today. My life is pretty boring these days, all I do is work and argue about it with the girlfriend.

    Oh yeah, and porn.
     
  8. risc macrumors 68030

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    I'm a dork I bought it because it was the nicest UNIX desktop I've ever seen. I stayed with it because of the amazing amount of great open source, shareware, and commercial apps. What do I use it for? My Power Mac G5 is my video recorder, I stream media to my hi-fi and hdtv from it, I use iLife 06, I love safari, I chat to my mates with MSN, and there is a heap of other stuff I do daily with those amazing open source, shareware, and commercial apps
     
  9. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816

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    Well of course there's always first and foremost, the porn, but I also use my Powerbook for the regular stuff (internet, music, photo's) and Photoshop CS. I'm planning on taking a few courses next year so this will be a school machine as well. I have an iBook I use in the living room as a dvd player/stereo/photo viewer-in other words just making use of an old Mac.
     
  10. MacRumoron macrumors 6502

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    i use my mac for:

    -messing with photoshop
    -itunes
    -watch/dl porn
    -browse internet
    -practice programming
    -watch/dl porn
    -homework
    -watch/dl porn

    etc...
     
  11. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

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    Internet
    Documents
    E-mail
    Games
    Video Editing
    Photo Editing
    Website design/maintenance
    Checkbook/Banking/Bill Paying
    Music (listening/creating/editing)
     
  12. CoMpX macrumors 65816

    CoMpX

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    Mac Mini:

    -Internet
    -iPhoto...lots of pics
    -iTunes and iPod
    -iMovie and iDVD for movie editing
    -Photoshop
    -backups and networking
    -homework
    -entertainment/small games

    iBook

    -mostly used only in school
    -notes
    -schoolwork/homework
    -occasional surfing the net in bed at home
    -small games
     
  13. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Same as everyone else:

    Firefox - MR, pictures and movies, online banking
    iTunes
    Dreamweaver
    Adium
    Entourage for email, calendar, contacts
    MS Office for school, church, other projects

    I like the part about having more time not having to reinstall an OS every couple of weeks or so. Or having to download some new patch every day or so.
     
  14. mvelinder macrumors regular

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    Kicking PC ass! What else?!
     
  15. badmofo9000 macrumors regular

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    I use my mac to browse the macrumors forum for countless hours everyday.
     
  16. disconap macrumors 68000

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    I have a couple, but I basically use my macs for everything computer related I do:

    Audio recording/mixing
    Video editing/conversion/compression
    Web design
    Print Design
    Duplication
    Office work/bookkeeping
    Email/web browsing
    Watching movies
    Faxing documents
    Alarms/calendar/etc.
    Phone book
    Play games

    I swear to Christ, if my G4 could make coffee I'd friggin marry it.
     
  17. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  19. NeuronBasher macrumors regular

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    Exactly the same reason I came to it, way back when I bought my G3 500 "Dual USB" iBook. Sadly, it's been a few years since I was a daily Mac user, since the iBook had to be retired (turned over to the wife) when it became too slow to do what I needed it to do. I'm thrilled to be back, and loving my new MBP.
     
  20. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    ummm.. *wanders back to beer*

    Edit:
    Photoshop CS
    FCE HD
    iPhoto
    iTunes
    iCal
    Mail
    iChat/Adium
    Safari
    Office Suite
     
  21. plinkoman macrumors 65816

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    pretty much the same as everyone else:

    iTunes
    vlc
    adium
    iPhoto
    GarageBand
    safari(pr0n and macrumors :p )
    mail
    dreamweaver
    pages
    bittorrent
    nes and snes emulation
    and a small variety of games
     

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