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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Ryox, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. Ryox macrumors 6502a

    Ryox

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    Whats your story with the Mac?
    How or why did you start using Macs?
    What was your first Apple product? Did you use an Apple product before you got a Mac?
    Share your story:)
     
  2. Saikou macrumors 6502

    Saikou

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    I remember a looong time ago, maybe right when OSX had just come out, a friend of mine had a snow iBook and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Once I saw him do a text-to-speak in textedit, I was sold. Haha, I was maybe 14 at the time.

    Now of course, I use my mac for just about everything but the text-to-speak feature thing, but I thought it was the coolest thing back then.

    Since then I've had a 15" 1.0 Titanium PB, 12" 1.5 Alu PB, and now a 2.16 MB. I use it for everything from small time video production and web design to itunes/internet at college.
     
  3. mac daddy macrumors newbie

    mac daddy

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    My first experience with Apple was the Apple II, way back in the early 80's in elementary school. :apple:

    In the mid 90's, when I was ready to get my first computer for law school, I considered a Mac, but wound up with a Compaq. At my first job, we used Macs, and I was sold. I bought my first one in 1999. It was a green iMac DV 400. Great machine, which my kids now have in their bedroom. A few years later, I bought a iMac G4, an really great computer which I still use. Three years ago, I got an iBook G4, which I love and use daily. Most recently, an iPod nano (2g).
     
  4. Ryox thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Ryox

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    I've used macs since I was a kid. My school had them when I was in primary school. I cant remember what kind of macs they were but I remember the rainbow apple mark on them.
    The first mac I remember using that I can point out the model of was the Power Mac 9500. I think it was one of the first macs that transitioned to Power PC processors? Again my school got one of those. I remember that thing was quite fast for its time. It was about the only computer I used in my early life and It taught me how to use a computer.
    And when I moved to secondary school, That school had iMac G3s. The colourful CRT monitors? Those were really the only computers in the second stage of my life that I knew how to use and really took me into the Mac side of things.
    I got my first personal mac that was the ibook G3 "Dual USB" much later, when everyone was using windows... I learnt to use windows but I got it since It was the only OS i knew and I wasn't too keen on the windows PC. I used it until it broke.
    It was replaced by a iBook G4
    Than I got a PowerMac G4, G5
    Last Gen Power Book G4 12" 1.5Ghz
    Recently a MacPro Octo 3.2Ghz 8800GT
    And getting a new MBP very soon.
    So I've been a Mac user since the beginning and never really switched...
     
  5. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

    PowerFullMac

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    I got my first Mac when I was 9 for my birthday, a iBook G3 900MHz, 256MB RAM, it now has a dead HD :(
     
  6. nazuk macrumors 6502

    nazuk

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    I looked into the Mac side back in 2003. Windows was all I knew. I got really fed-up with the upkeep on a daily and weekly basis of my PC at the time. I felt I was spending more and more time on maintenance, re-installs, and other stuff like defragmenting, viruses, and spyware.

    Things had to change, surely there has to be a better way? Isn't computing all about what you do, and not how you maintain the damn thing?

    So I was afraid, very afraid about switching - but I took the plunge, I bought the Alu Powerbook G4 15" with Panther, upgraded to Tiger once it was released. I now have a iMac Alu 24" 2.8Ghz, and a iBook for traveling around.

    I enjoy my computing experience, get things done, and feel more happier and productive.

    I will never go back to Windows, ever! :D
     
  7. BlakTornado Guest

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    Well the first time I used a Mac was when I used my Dad's G3 to play bugdom. I'm not sure which year it was but I think it was early 2000s. It was running OS 9 and was a refurb, I think. I'm not sure about it anyway but I fondly remember playing bugdom. That was one epic game.
    I also used some G3s at school (around 2003, 2004) and used an app called "Amazing Animation". I was pretty good at it and I enjoyed using it :D shame I didn't become interested in Macs sooner... I guess it was because I had Windows XP at home which I was not only more familiar with, but I thought it looked better than OS 9.
    My Dad then bought an iBook G4 that I used once or twice. I thought I deleted iMovie because I accidentally removed it from the dock. Oops. I've never actually told him but I guess that since I didn't delete it properly, it should be there still xD Anyway, I used MSN on it and didn't like the MSN client as it sucked - which is why I now use Adium :D
    Finally, I used some Mac Minis at school with Comic Life, which was fun. To my annoyance, Comic Life is not included on new Macs... WHY!? It was one of the things I loved about the Mini I used (ah well, I'll buy it one day).
    Oddly, the day my iMac arrived, I saw that my school had bought some older 17" iMacs (it was September 07) and it made me want mine so badly... then when I got home, there it was! haha. It heard my prayers!

    So yeah, that's my story of my introduction to Apple. I think I used my friend's iPod Nano briefly before-hand too, but that doesn't really count.
     
  8. foidulus macrumors 6502a

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    After Microsoft treated me like a theif

    after I dropped about $200 on XP, my machine crashed(of course) after I plugged in the notebook power supply. The crash set the machines date back to 1980, and since I didn't register my copy of XP beforehand, Microsoft assumed I was trying to steal it and locked me out. I was in Japan at the time and had to call this number, waste a half hour of my life and work through some language issues before I could finally activate the copy of the thing I had JUST bought.

    Not wanting to constantly be treated like a potential criminal by Billy G, I looked elsewhere. I had enjoyed working with Linux as a server OS, but as a desktop it was lacking. It was then I read about OS X(would have been late 2003 or so) and was hooked. A unix OS that was functional as a desktop and damn pretty to boot. I took the plunge, bought an iBook and since then have purchased a powermac g5, a powerbook, and now a macbook SR. Couldn't be happier with the mac on the desktop....as a server however I still prefer Linux. Macs server products just aren't there yet, and honestly will probably never catch up with Linux.

    Fortunate to work at a place where we use all macs as desktops, but alas we also use some on the server side....
     

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