Happy with my imac!

billmister

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Sep 15, 2007
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hey everyone. I didn't know where to post this but maybe this can help future buyers of imacs.

Exactly a year ago, i purchased my very first iMac from the apple store in short hills mall in NJ.

I'd have to say that my Mac has been one of the BEST investments i have made. It's great joy to come home to a healthy working computer and just "use" my computer. The computer style (white 17') is still looking GREAT. I clean it up every now and then. I'd have to say the computer still looks clean. The mouse is still working great, and the keyboard... Well it still looks great, but getting a little beigh on the buttons that i use a lot lol.

From my switch from PC, i'm amazed of how mac simplifies my needs. Also with the software it provides, i have the opportunity to now use my computers software. Lately i've been having GREAT fun with iMovie!. I uploaded my vacation's, birthday parties, etc... I use iMovie and edit them to become really good to watch. It's fun editing them, and i have the required hardware to burn it into a dvd and give it to my girfriends parents or my parents to watch. Yet it is still stored in my external hard drive so it's not taking up space on my comptuers internal.

The software i use alot now is, imovieHD, iphoto 08', itunes, ichat, and lately appzapper (just purchased it last night). Appzapper is a great app to delete applications with all it's files associated with it.

Currently since i purchased my mac, my brother, girlfriend, and cousin own a mac and chatting with the face effect on using video is A great laugh. It's like we are away, but thanks to ichat, we are all close. My neice is now in the market shopping for a new imac herself. I've converted them all, and they are happy!

My brother finds himself reading this post, or googling info on his imac and all the software that he can use to ease his life. Even his kids know how to use the mac, and sometimes they tell me features that i didn't know. And i ask how do they know and they tell me ,"my dad was watching a video on it last night"

Just wanted to say, Thank you Apple! You guys have great Os. Leapard is great with all the new features like time machine. The applications that come with mac or are from mac, are great.

:apple: FTW
 

skwij

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Apr 10, 2006
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Happy Anniversary!

I too have converted a few PC die-hards to the Mac way of iLife ;) since using OS/X and dragging the Macbook around with me.

The learning curve was easy peasy, and I haven't booted into Windoze in ages. Even my Mum, the "non-techie" is adapting easily to her new 20" alu iMac (and OMG it's purty) with Leopard installed (I personally think she should have stuck to 10.4.10 for now, but meh, what the heck, right?). Dad just sits there gobsmacked at all the nifty things that the OS can do.

I can't wait til they really start mucking about with just what their lovely new machine is capable of.
 
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gorby

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Oct 20, 2007
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I'm a happy new mac owner!

I know there are a lot of horror stories here, but you can chalk this one up (so far, knock on wood) as an AMAZING experience from a new 'switcher'

And I don't mean to imply any of the posts reporting problems are invalid, in fact it was from reading them that partly lead to my decision to purchase the model I purchased.
 
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mavis

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Jul 30, 2007
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Another highly satisfied iMac owner here.

I got my iMac about a month ago and I have been thoroughly impressed not only by its ease of use, stability, speed and (cosmetic) design, but also by Apple's incredible service. One of the keys on my keyboard was a little hard to press (needed to be pressed hard to register) and I called Applecare to ask about getting a replacement. I had a new keyboard ON MY DESK in less than 24 hours. There was no cross-shipping, my wife simply unplugged the old keyboard and handed it to the courier, as-is. To top it all off, I called a local (Japanese) support line, but was able to do everything in English, something I have yet to experience in dealing with ANY major company in Japan (Sony, Canon, IBM/Lenovo, etc) ... I don't know if Applecare's service in other countries is as good as it is here in Japan, but I have heard nothing but good things about it here, and in fact was able to experience it for myself - it was refreshingly simple and quick.

Since I'm the 'tech guy' among my friends, everyone was really curious to see what I'd think of my recent switch to Apple. Thanks to my positive experience and glowing recommendation, one of my friends has already purchased an iMac of his own, and several more have said that when it's time to upgrade, they'll be going that route as well. So, more 'switchers' on the way! ;)
 
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billmister

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Sep 15, 2007
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yeah I'm pretty happy i made the switch. I look foward to getting on my computer when i get home. Today i watched a google video on bill gates on conan o'brian show where his remote control didn't work.

Now i love mac, and i'm happy i made the switch. But i feel bad for Bill Gates the way sometimes the media makes out to be a nerd or idiot. I give bill Gates a lot of credit for everything that he has done for computer and continue doing. Windows is a great Operating System, but now we have more choices.
 
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billmister

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usable at some points for some things sometimes? yes. Great? no. Is OSX perfect? no. Is it far superior to most versions of windows? yes.

just my 2 cents. :rolleyes:

Yeah you got a point. I agree. usable at some points for some things.
 
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illicium

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Jul 31, 2007
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Great Thread. With the negative nature of message boards, threads like this are refreshing. It's way too rare that you see someone come on here and say, i love my products, they are working great.
 
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Bobioden

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Sep 23, 2007
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I too am a recent convert. I have used PC's pre Windows, where everything was DOS run commands. So glad I made the switch, wish I had done it years ago. Next buy will be a Macbook, or Macbook Pro.
 
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gorby

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Oct 20, 2007
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Yeah but this thread has only gotten 10 posts since it was started on 11/5

... where is everyone else?


You always read that 'people only whine on forums' or that the people with negative experiences are the most vocal, so where is everyone else?

And I can't imagine that everyone here in the imac section is only here for troubleshooting... because I'm not one of them!
 
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SteadyHand

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Oct 30, 2007
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New York
My first Mac

I am two plus weeks into my Mac experience and I am very happy with my purchase. Some of my anxious moments have been alleviated by reading this forum and others.
 
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je1ani

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Sep 19, 2007
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yes I love my iMac too! but I got it so cheap so I love it more than you guys :p
 
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sas76

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Sep 10, 2006
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Australia
I'm a happy new mac owner!

I know there are a lot of horror stories here, but you can chalk this one up (so far, knock on wood) as an AMAZING experience from a new 'switcher'

And I don't mean to imply any of the posts reporting problems are invalid, in fact it was from reading them that partly lead to my decision to purchase the model I purchased.

Me to,
I am not a switcher, my first mac as a G3 powermac. I have had 3 x ibook's since (BTW my powermac still works perfectly)

But my new AL iMac is by far the best I have owned. I have had no problems at all. It does everything and more that I need. I love having a desktop again.

Very Happy
 
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boinkboink

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Nov 9, 2007
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I would take this chance to bring you guys (if you are old enough) to the MS-DOS days.

- Creating a directory by entering 'md' comamnd
- Getting into a directory by entering 'cd' command
- Ohh... those gamers..... do you remember those days where you have to manually change your autoexec.bat and config.sys files, just be sure that your game runs?? Do you remember EMM386 command to activate your Expanded memory.... EXT386 to activate your Extended memory?

Then came Windows 3.1.x. What comes next...... 95, 98, Millenium, XP and of course Vista.

During the MS-DOS days, viruses are scarce.... but as MS become more successful with its Windows OS...... viruses became the synonym to Windows operating system. Arghh.... how many of you guys ended up formatting your HDD because a stubborn virus just won't go away.

Well..... finally after 16 years (from the day I learnt my first DOS command), I decided to switch to Mac. No regret ever since (I've been a convert since 2006).

Well, after saying all this; I have to give credit to MS because they 'introduced' me to the world of PCs. Without MS (and cheap PC), I will not have my own PC (Macs are just too expensive back in the 80's and 90s).
:apple:
 
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