Do you have the Mac bug?

jesusphreak

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I found after getting my MacBook that I have all kinds of desires to buy other Macs that I never would have considered.

I was at the store today and I was thinking, "Hmm...I wouldn't mind buying an iMac for my desk." And then yesterday I was thinking about getting a Mac Mini. Furthermore the other day I was thinking about getting an Apple for my parents.

Plus I love looking up information on the old Macs - the first iMac, the Cube, etc.

I can understand why people become Mac fanatics. Apple produces an amazing OS, quality hardware, and at least in my experience, they'll do everything they can to satisfy their customers.

I am infected.
 

CoMpX

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Jun 29, 2005
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It happens to the best of us. ;)

What bothers me is when people ask me, "Why do you like Macs? They are bad."

I then simply say, "Try one." Because I know that as soon as they use a Mac, they will be hooked as every other Mac user is.
 

kevin.rivers

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CoMpX said:
It happens to the best of us. ;)

What bothers me is when people ask me, "Why do you like Macs? They are bad."

I then simply say, "Try one." Because I know that as soon as they use a Mac, they will be hooked as every other Mac user is.
I don't know if I would be able to contain my rage if someone ever asks me that. Not because I am mad that they don't like it, but because they would have the audactiy to say something like that because 99% of the time they haven't even touched a Mac.

Which would be evident when they use general adjectives like "bad" or "buggy".

Luckily I used to be a hardcore PC guy. Not games, but building and fixing etc. So people don't usually ask me anything like that because they value my opinion :)

I don't like the "If I could afford a Mac I would get one". To which I would say, "why don't you check the prices yourself instead of listening to what everyone else thinks".

Anyhow, The Mac bug hit me a year ago, and there is no cure :D
 

macgeek2005

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I want to own at least one computer of every design apple ever made. I want an iMac G3/G4/G5/Cube/G3 Tower, G4 Tower, G5 Tower, all the PowerBooks, all the iBooks!!!

I want it all!!!! They're all such great designs.

I will never forgive steve for moving away from the iMac G4 Design.

The iMac G5 Design is a solid step backward from the G4 Design.
 

NVRsayNVR

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macgeek2005 said:
I want to own at least one computer of every design apple ever made. I want an iMac G3/G4/G5/Cube/G3 Tower, G4 Tower, G5 Tower, all the PowerBooks, all the iBooks!!!

I want it all!!!! They're all such great designs.

I will never forgive steve for moving away from the iMac G4 Design.

The iMac G5 Design is a solid step backward from the G4 Design.

DUDE... your sick! :D Me too!

Me gots 3-Cubes, 1-Color Classic, 1-iBook G3, 1-iMac G4, 1-Dual 1.25 G4, 1 -17" PB 1.67, MacBook 1.83 and one MacMini! I have had 11 other Macs in addition to these and have purchased 7 iPods, 1-22" Cinema Display, 1- 15" Display, 2-17" Displays, 1-30" Alum Display and many other Apple goodies. Oh... and some Apple stock! :D

GEEZ!!! I'm Sick! Guess I'm hooked-4-life!


"Think Alike... BE Different!"
 

Eric5h5

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Sometimes I consider getting a G4 Mini as a backup, but other than that, nah. My G5 Power Mac is great and I don't need portability, so.... (Also, I have a built-in, extra-strength Marketing Shield™. I am utterly impervious to marketing waves of any sort, including from Apple.)

--Eric
 

technicolor

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Peep my signature!!! :eek:

and I am getting another laptop when school starts in August(not sure if they are giving us macbook pros or macbooks, should find out in early june)
 

sikkinixx

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Rocketing through the sky!
iGary said:
I've been diagnosed with Jobs Reflex Syndrome.

Anytime Steve™ announces something I want it.

okay! this is driving me nuts now! why is everyone trademarking everything all the time?! and saying Roger is hot..?!


but more directly to the topic, i wish i could afford one of everything Apple makes. A mini would be great with my HDTV, and 20" iMac for my room, my Macbook for school, a 17" MBP for umm...whatever! 2 Powermac with a piece of gladd on them to make a cool table, a ipod in the bathroom, one in the shower, one in my car, a few displays around the house...
 

Clix Pix

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Oh, yeah...big time!

So back in mid-October I buy this nice G5 iMac....and, yeah, only a few weeks later I'm plunking out more money for the 15" PB. Now it's been a few months down the road and, yep, a recent visit to the Apple store had me carrying home a nice new MBP. Plans are to eventually add either a G5 PM or the intel version to my ever-growing collection.... Oh, yes, that's only the computers! Let's talk about the iPods and how I went nutso there, too.....

I'm definitely applepated!
 

wxboss

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Hello, [stands up, clears throat]

My name is Pete, and I've been Windoze free for 12 days now [roaring applause, crowd rises to their feet]

My first Apple was a //c. I loved it! I had it for over 10 years and it still worked great. Due to my now ex-wife's spending habits, I had to sell it :( .

Since that time, I've owned pcs unti a few weeks ago when my Mini arrived in the mail :) . I love it! To be back with Apple again (I love how they still include stickers with their computers! I wish I still had the ones from the //c)!

About a week later, I bought an MB :eek: , I couldn't help myself - Apple products have their own uniqueness that is hard to put a finger on yet everyone who owns one can attest to.

Yeah, I have issues, but I don't care. I feel like I'm back where I always wanted to be when it comes to computers, and you can't put a dollar sign on that, buddy :) .
 

iShane

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CoMpX said:
It happens to the best of us. ;)

What bothers me is when people ask me, "Why do you like Macs? They are bad."

I then simply say, "Try one." Because I know that as soon as they use a Mac, they will be hooked as every other Mac user is.
EXACTLY. They are just afraid to try something new. And yes. I do have the Apple™ bug.