How long have you been a Mac user?

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  1. iRebecca27 Suspended

    iRebecca27

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    Since birth for me :D
    I was raised in a mac household, first with a big tan colored mac with a rainbow logo, then a Strawberry Mac, Now multiple notebooks.

    ps- I'm in High School by the way.
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

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    My first mac was the iMac in my signature. So a little over 1 year for me.
     
  3. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    First Mac used: The original in 1984.

    First Mac owned: Mac SE in 1987.

    So that means longer than you've been alive. :p
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    family had an apple plus till i was a freshman in hs (2000). I believe my dad got it in 1986 time frame. this was our only computer
    this sucked as classes stared requiring internet and stuff and this computer would have none of that lol

    parents have since had

    imac g3 (march 2000ish)
    sony vaio ( winter 2004)
    mbp (sept 2006)

    ive had starting in 2003 (freshman year college)
    emac (sept 2003)
    mb (got july 2006)
    hackintosh (got feb 2008)

    bros have had
    mb (sept 2007)
    imac g5 (aug 2005)
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    Mac SE in 1987
    Mac II a few months later

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Going on two years now at home.

    When I was in school, we used Macs exclusively. From the Apple II to the slot-loading iMac G3s.
     
  7. Randman macrumors 65816

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  8. sushi Moderator emeritus

    sushi

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    That was such an awesome computer at the time.

    Expensive too!

    Mac SE (w/20MB HD) --> $3,900

    Mac II --> $5,500

    Those were the days...
     
  9. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    Um, 6 months now, give or take a few weeks. Great ride so far.
     
  10. noaccess macrumors 6502

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    I'll use your format, if you don't mind. :) 2005 doesn't do me justice :D

    First mac used: eMac in 2003
    First mac owned: iBook G4 in 2005
     
  11. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Throw in a Laserwriter II laser printer... @ $5,500 as well
    I used my inheritance from my parent's death

    The Mac II had a HUGE 102 MB HD

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  12. iShater macrumors 604

    iShater

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    Owned one since 2003.

    Used them since 1993.


    Long time before I could afford one. :eek:

    (Apple II before that, but this is a Mac questioned)
     
  13. Beric macrumors 68020

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    Since birth. I'm a college student right now.
     
  14. icebook2002 macrumors newbie

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    1986 for me - Macintosh SE when I worked pre-press at a local rag. Strangely I was given the machine to help the artists and the other pre-press guys wanted none of the mac, I fell in love and it's been that way ever since! I still have a strange hankering to lay my hands on an SE just for nostalgia.

    By the way I am so old that I took (along with others obviously) the UK's first 'word-processing' exam - what a laugh now, just typing half a page of text; one copy and past (literally just one paragraph), and a bit of bold and underline - dot matrix printer (super cool then) - ah those were the days (not) lololol.

    My only poor experience was the PowerMac 6500/275 with an Avid Video Card that seemed to screw the whole system over.
     
  15. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    I've been an Apple Computer user since before Macs existed. I used the Apple II, the Apple IIe, and the Apple IIc in school, but the first computer in our home was the original Macintosh in 1984. :D I was absolutely thrilled to come home from summer camp to find that beauty in our living room!

    My family has been a Mac family ever since, save my black sheep gamer brother who is now coming back into the fold. ;)

    I've lost count of the number of Macs we (and then I) have bought over the last 24 years, and my mother just bought a new iMac last month, and I'm getting a new MacBook soon. We could have opened a museum.
     
  16. c073186 macrumors 6502a

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    Approximately two years. PowerBook in August '05. I've never looked back.
     
  17. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    I've been using Apples and Macs since I was a kid. Couldn't name an age. I got lots of exposure from various institutions since my mother is in the educational field. Didn't really get bit by the Apple bug until I was maybe 12.

    That was with an LC 520 and Quadra 900 I think.

    Jesus, I'm getting old here.
     
  18. rxmxsh macrumors member

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    It'll be 2 years in january coming up. Haven't looked back since.
     
  19. toolbox macrumors 68020

    toolbox

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    Been a mac user since 1999

    These are the rigs i have been using over the years

    1. Se/30 - retired now
    2. Quadra 605
    3. Mac Mini
    4. Macbook
    5 Macbook Pro
    6. 12inch Powerbook G4

    These are all machines i have bought or acquired
     
  20. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    :)

    The Mac SE/30 was an awesome machine at the time.

    Counting Macs and Newtons, I've had around 20 over the years.
     
  21. toolbox macrumors 68020

    toolbox

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    It sure was!! I get it out now and again to play all the old games like lemmings and prince of persia, word munchers, number munchers
     
  22. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    Since Feb of this year, when I was soundly converted. :D
     
  23. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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  24. gmanterry macrumors regular

    gmanterry

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    I still have most of my Macs.

    I bought a 512 k Mac in 1984. I still have it and it still runs. It's a "Fat Mac" now. I have 26 Macs. They are always more valuable to me than to anyone else so I hang on to them. I upgraded my SE to an SE 30. I'm writing this on a MBP, however, I have two G3s, two G4s and a G5 running also. Plus I own two WinTel machines which I use to upgrade the ROM on my Blu-Ray and other Windows only tasks.

    Terry
     

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