Help me end my traitorous ways!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by iMpathetic, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    Help me end my traitorous ways!

    My main machine is now a Lenovo ThinkPad T60. I have traded a Quadra 950, PowerBook G4 867MHz, 512k, PM8100, 233MHz iMac, and PowerBook G3 Wallstreet for it. I had originally intended to flip it for a MacBook as soon as I got it, but it ends up that I really, really like it.

    I have drawn criticism from my Mac-loving friends. I wish to end this affair quickly, peacefully, and profitably. My questions to you, MacRumors community, are:

    Can you sway me from my current computing path? How would I go about doing it? Is this something to be concerned about?

    Please help me, for I am being driven insane.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    If you "really, really like" your new Lenovo, why would you want to be talked out of enjoying it? There are advantages in using a PC, as many MR people will admit, and if these outweigh the benefits of being a Mac user, then this is the right decision for you.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    yea whats wrong with it? if you like it keep it. osx is NOT the end all be all solution for everything
     
  4. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well, I feel guilty. :( I've owned a T41 before, and it was nice.
     
  5. MacBoy108 macrumors 6502

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  6. satty macrumors 6502

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    Do you run Microsoft or Linux on the computer?
     
  7. GoodWatch macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I'm just flabbergasted about posts like these. :confused:
     
  8. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Sounds as though the stars have aligned (LENOVO helps) to have a Vista OS in working order.

    Looks, resale, virus-free, no fragmenting slow-down, osx etc
     
  9. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That's what she said.

    I run XP Pro at the moment. I hate Linux, for some reason.

    Well, I needed some advice. I am flabbergasted at how easily confused you are.

    What do you mean? Vista or OS X is good?
     
  10. MacBoy108 macrumors 6502

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    Sell all your PC's and buy a MacBook. NOW DO IT NOW!
     
  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    hes confused as you went out and bought a pc laptop and now want people to help you go back to mac. why did you even buy it to begin with if you dont want it. lol im confused as well lol
     
  12. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Do you think someone would trade?

    It's a Core Duo 2GHz with 1GB RAM, a 100GB HD, a 128MB ATI Radeon X1400 video card, and a 15" 1400x1050LCD with FlexView. Also has a 9 cell battery.
     
  13. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    What he said!!! Go! Do it!

    Im not encouraging illegal stuff here, but you could also make your Thinkpad PC a Mac ;)
     
  14. MacBoy108 macrumors 6502

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    It would be a long shot but worth putting on Craigslist. Just promise me if you get a macbook don't trade it two days later for another PC or a collectable Vampire toy from a cereal box that you can trade for a PC.
     
  15. 7on macrumors 601

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    Ooooo well I have a similar situation as I got Windows Mobile Phone recently and I love it! I would have iPhone'd but T-mobile doesn't have it - only AT&T :-(
     
  16. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It's kinda complicated. I kinda like thinkpads but I thought it would be a good idea to just get and flip for another Mac.

    Reading the InsanelyMac forums right now ;)
     
  17. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    *insert link to one of hundreds of iPhone unlock softwares here*
     
  18. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Why would you trade a perfectly well built Windows notebook with a decent and more flexible OS which is perfectly secure if you have two brain cells to rub together, for something that's more restricted and is built worse?

    Oh yeah. It's pretty.

    We like the pretty, don't we? I certainly do.

    :p
     
  19. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Finally, a Mac user who is not blinded by fanboyism! :)
     
  20. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000

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    To be honest, if I were in your situation I would not trade the ThinkPad in. They are some of the best built PC's in the industry, and loaded with XP they aren't bad laptops at all. I do love OS X, but it would be hard for me to not be attracted to it. I personally love the design of them. Very sleek and understated. I would keep your Thinkpad, because those specs are damn good.
     
  21. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    Keep the ThinkPad. Great computer, great OS and nothing can beat XP's compatibility.

    I switched to Mac in 2002 and switched back to Windows over a year ago. I hate to admit it, but switching back to Windows has been wonderful.

    I still love Macrumors though.
     
  22. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Eh, you're not supposed to say that here. Drop the F-bomb that is.

    Apparently.

    Personally though these days I'd take Vista with a new decent machine. As maligned as it has been, it's now pretty solid.
     
  23. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I am amazed by the sentiments here. Apparently thinkpads are special machines among PCs.
     
  24. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    Agreed, but where does that leave OS X? Defunct in a few years from now I am sorry to say.
     
  25. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    TBH, I'd much rather have the Thinkpad then the MacBook.

    Good choice.
     

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