How did everybody get into MAC?

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  1. a-m-k macrumors 6502a

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    I started with a 8 gig purple IPOD NANO... Had it for a year and a half or so before I got my MBP. Both of which are mine. My nano was a Christmas gift, I bought my MBP. If I can swing it the next time my mom and dad's tower is rendered useless. (I ALMOST expect it to. LOL) I might go in with them since my dad helped a little on a few things I bought.) So. I will have at least a year and a half expirience if something happens to their tower.
     
  2. ranguvar macrumors 6502

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    I had dreamed of a Mac for about 5 years. During that time, I also got interested in Unix, and then installed Mac OS X on my PC. When my PC broke, I got a Mac.
     
  3. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    msn stopped working on my windoze laptop, i bought a powermac G4, then a G5 am back on a PC again now though, hoping soon enough to take delivery of a powermac G5 some day soon if things work out :p
     
  4. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    I was stuck on Windows until a friend online showed me a screenshot of something on his computer. He wasn't using a Mac, but running Ubuntu. I switched over to Ubuntu, and never went back to Windows. It was faster, and overall better. However, the laptop I was using didn't exactly support Ubuntu, so after being locked out, and nearly losing my data 3 times, my friend told me how awesome his Mac was. So, not wanting to EVER look back at Windows, I switched to Mac. And I love every moment of it. No regrets :D
     
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    I went to school to be an editor 11 years ago and here I am.
     
  6. eelhead01 macrumors member

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    Wanted to use a machine that was simple and easy to use. Didn't want to worry about viruses and what not. Also used Apple machines in school when I was a kid. So in 1998 I got my first Mac. It was the Blue iMac G3 and I never looked back. Used that one to 2006/07 and got the White 24" intel iMac which I am running today still. And a side note the G3 iMac still runs as well. :D
     
  7. steviem macrumors 68020

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    When I was 13 I managed to get SuSE linux for my birthday, it came with a huge manual. I ended up having to uninstall it because my mum and sister needed Windows :rolleyes:

    Fast forward a few years to when I had a job, I bought an iPod 3G 15GB, still have it, the battery is poor, but it works, and then I got my first job in IT, First line support for an ISP. There was an iMac G3 with OSX on it. I was intrigued by it, especially when the guy training us opened a terminal, it had the same underpinnings of Linux, but was PRETTY! When the Mac Mini came out, I bought it 2 days after it came into the Apple Store.

    That's been me ever since... Love OSX, sometimes Apple doesn't give what I'd like in terms of hardware, I still wish there was a Mac SemiPro, with the ability to add cards and storage, but that isn't happening, so I'm happy Hackintoshing my desktops and getting iOS devices.
     
  8. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    I always wanted a Mac but was put-off by the high cost and the lack of a good solution to run Windows applications at near-native speeds. When Apple switched to Intel processors, I decided I wanted to move away from being tethered to a desk by a desktop and get a portable computer. I opted for a MacBook Pro since it was very competitive spec-wise with PC laptops without ever having used Mac OS X before, and only having used System 7 over a decade prior and OS 9 once several years prior. I've since replaced that MacBook Pro twice and also added two iMacs to my fleet.

    Once I started using my Mac I knew there was no way I could have anything else. I had previously been using Linux on my home desktop as Windows never really appealed to me; Cedega (then called WineX) satisfied my needs for the few games I liked and StarOffice worked fine for productivity.

    When the iPhone was released I really wanted one but did not want to pay for a data plan as I was on a very limited income. I finally bought an iPhone 4 since the new tiered data plans offer me an alternative to $30/mo. that AT&T was previously demanding. I now pay just $15/mo. for data which is very reasonable for my usage.
     
  9. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I've always used Macs. My first experience with a computer was an Apple ][e and from there I just continued with Apple computers with Power Macintoshes, Quadras, etc. So I've never actually switched :p
     
  10. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Me, too. I've never owned a PC. Converted my wife when we were first dating, too.
     
  11. Queso macrumors G4

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    University in 1991. It was either queue for an hour to get on a 386SX or sit down immediately on an LC. Obviously with drinking time not starting until the work was done the quickest available machine won. By the time I eventually came to use Windows it just didn't work how I wanted it to, so I stuck with Macs.
     
  12. steviem macrumors 68020

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  13. Queso macrumors G4

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    Macs have lots of MACs though, one for each networkable interface :)
     
  14. kellen macrumors 68020

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    School had them in the 3rd grade or something. Them my aunt/uncle would keep one during summer because they were teachers. Lots of Oregon trail.

    But what made me switch was the mini. I liked how small it was and that I could hook it up to the tv.
     
  15. macuser154 macrumors 6502

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    I first heard my Dad talk about Macs, then one day he came home with a brand new Mac Mini G4 and a 20" Cinema Display. After that I was hooked.
     
  16. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    My friends always had Macs as a child (performa, centris machines), so when time came to get a computer my family opted for a Blue & White G3 (which I still have and still works to this day). About a year after getting the B&W G3 I started work as an Apple repair tech at the local authorized reseller for a decade (2000-early 2010). Used the B&W G3 for a few years until I purchased myself a Dual 1.25GHz G4 (the ones they offered after the G5s launched). Used that computer for a year and a half or so, but sold it for a PowerBook G4 eventually. Paired the PB G4 with a custom built PC. Since none of Apples desktop offerings really impress me, that's been my setup ever since (Apple notebook paired with a custom built PC for a desktop).
     
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    I got into MAC using a workmate's BLUEBERRY CLAMSHELL. I fell in love with that, and then got my MACBOOK PRO with Leopard and it's been bliss. :)
     
  18. 184550 Guest

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    I went from iPod 5g to iPod Touch 1g to iPod Touch 2g to iPhone 3GS then I had a one year old HP laptop fail due to a design flaw that HP refused to recognize and cover so I bought an iMac in June and haven't looked back.
     
  19. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I knew a comment like that was coming. :) Who cares, really?

    I got into Macs when they first came out. At the time you had Macs and you IBM XT’s and AT’s, so you can guess what most people at my university wanted to use (the fact that we used to think 2 MB hard drives were big, sometimes astounds me….lots of computers didn’t even have hard drives back then….all floppies).

    Anyway, the Mac was what you used to do word processing back then (and play games :)). So, anyone working in grad school used one. Also we liked getting away from DOS.
     
  20. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Parents got a Quadra 800 in 1993 when I was 5. They are in publishing and Macs were way ahead of PCs in graphics editing at the time, largely because Photoshop started on the Mac platform. I played various old school games on it and my parents other Macs until I got my own lime green iMac DV for Christmas in 6th grade (1999).

    I was digging around in some old files a few months ago and turned up the original invoice for the Quadra...the (33mhz!) computer, memory upgrade, graphics upgrade, scanner, laser printer and 20" monitor were well over $10,000. :eek: We sold it on eBay for $150 a few years ago. Times have changed!
     
  21. iggypod macrumors 6502a

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    I was a comp sci major that used to support Macs (actually Apples) in the computer labs in college. After graduating, I eventually abandoned them for other unix / linux / window machines based on the software development I did.

    But after years worth of iPod purchases it led me to an iPod Touch which led to an iPhone which led me back to Mac which led me to today - sitting here seriously contemplating an ACD refurb.

    Somebody stop me! :D
     
  22. steviem macrumors 68020

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    They do, but so do PCs, Phones, routers and probably toasters...
     
  23. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    My GF (now wife) poisoned me. I still prefer PCs, but I'm iphone when it comes to smartphone.
     
  24. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Macs were my first computers, starting with a Quadra or a Centris or some other horizontal desktop, I don't remember specifically. I have used Windows, and still prefer Macs.
     
  25. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    my dad got an ipod 5gen video. 30gb. best ipod ever. too bad its front cover is scratched to hell due to a certain accident involving a sanding wheel. anyways, after that, my dad got a new imac w/ the core 2 duo extreme processor for his photography stuff. i am hoping to get a macbook pro of my own when apple releases the ones with the sandy bridge processors.
     

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