Curious about your computer...

What are you using at MacRumors?

  • I'm using my only Mac

    Votes: 7 18.4%
  • I'm using one of my several Macs

    Votes: 17 44.7%
  • I'm using a Windows PC (but I do own a Mac)

    Votes: 9 23.7%
  • I'm using a Windows PC (and intend to get a Mac)

    Votes: 4 10.5%
  • I'm using a PC running *nix (but I do own a Mac)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I'm using a PC running *nix (and intend to get a Mac)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I'm using a *nix workstation (but I do own a Mac)

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • I'm using a *nix workstation (and intend to get a Mac)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I'm a geek posting from my mobile phone

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I'm using a PC, but I'm a troll who just came here to annoy

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    38

Nipsy

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jan 19, 2002
1,009
0
I keep seeing things like "My first Mac will be...", and "when I get a Mac", and "I'll be leaving Windows...". The odd thing is that a lot of these posts are from regulars (100+ posts).

So I'm kind of interested in hearing:
Why you frequent a Mac board?
What is the biggest thing holding you back from owning?
Did you have a Mac in the past?
etc...

You can, of course, hide the fact that you're a PC user, and just vote in the poll.
 

Nipsy

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jan 19, 2002
1,009
0
The reason I started this was to find out more about the large number of people here who post a lot, but don't own a Mac. Why do they have 100+ posts at a Mac rumors forum, when they don't have a Mac?

Not that I don't want them to feel welcome, but because I'm interested in their motivation. Are they here because they are thinking of switching, interested in the platform, lurkers, trolls, former Mac users, Mac envy, etc...

Outside of that, everyone's contributions are welcome.
 

SilvorX

macrumors 68000
May 24, 2002
1,701
0
'Toba, Canada
Why you frequent a Mac board?
i love macrumors and i love talking about mac os (and using it) :)

What is the biggest thing holding you back from owning?
moola, and time ;)... gonna get one in sept :D

Did you have a Mac in the past?
nope :(, the day i got my peecee, my choice for puter was either a p3 with more storage n better n crap or an imac (cuz i wasnt used to using a pc back then but used to using a mac)...but i didnt get to choose which puter cuz they bought the darn celeron thats slow n sux :S
 

iGav

macrumors G3
Mar 9, 2002
9,025
1
Just on my Rev A 500 TiBook........ curently I own only one mac... although that will change in Jan or Feb 03, when I'm purchasing whatever the most powerful PowerBook is at that time and whatever the most powerful PowerMac is at that time aswell for rendering.......

Pukka :D
 

Mr. Anderson

Moderator emeritus
Nov 1, 2001
22,561
0
VA
Originally posted by Nipsy
The reason I started this was to find out more about the large number of people here who post a lot, but don't own a Mac.
I'd be even more ineterested in knowing who has the most posts and only uses pcs. anyone care to step up and let us know?

D
 

King Cobra

macrumors 603
Mar 2, 2002
5,403
0
Here in NJ I type on my 0.5GHz Cube. In Maine I type on the 233 iMac.

I need the G4 as my main computer, since I do a lot of audio editing, which requires the G4. If I plan to get another computer, I would get a Ti500. Then I would wait several years, before I upgrade my computer to a G5 or some such.
 

evildead

macrumors 65816
Jun 18, 2001
1,275
0
WestCost, USA
my stuff

I normaly post from my Dell Laptop. Unfortunatly that what was given to me at work. Apples are not an option. I sometimes do post from a RedHat server or one of the many Sun Solaris Boxes. It's kind of fun to post from a 12 CPU server :) I do post from Home from My main mac but not as much as I do durrning lunch or breaks at work. Macrumors gets the most hits durring that time.

-evildead
 

pgwalsh

macrumors 68000
Jun 21, 2002
1,639
218
New Zealand
I use both Mac and PC. However, my mac keyboard died today so I have to get a new one and I'm posting with my PC. I run quite a few PC's 5. I have 2 Macs, but I'm looking to buy two new ones. Just waiting to see if Apple will actually introduce new ones.
 
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