How Long Have You Been A Mac User?


musicpyrite

macrumors 68000
Jan 6, 2004
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Cape Cod
How long have I used Macs? Darn... since I was old enough to use a computer, so maybe like age ~4. So that is almost 12 years.

I've been using PCs since I was about 6 in school, and owned my first PC when I was 11.
 

wdlove

macrumors P6
Oct 20, 2002
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They didn't have my actual year of 1983, so I voted 1984. It actually wasn't a Mac it was an Apple IIE. So I have been with Apple for over 21 years now. :)
 

quackattack

macrumors 6502a
Aug 13, 2004
571
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Boise, ID
My first mac was a Mac Plus, I started using it at age 5 (around 1987) ;) My parents brag that I knew my way around it before I knew how to read. I used macs up until around 1994 until I switched :eek: (not the good kind) to PC. Now I just got my first mac since about a month ago (15" Powerbook 1.5) :D So happy to be back!!!
 

revenuee

macrumors 68020
Sep 13, 2003
2,251
1
5-6 years

ran virtual PC for about a 1 year then made the complete jump and never looked back.

My parents ask me to take a look at their computer once in a while when it has problems, and sometimes when i need to test out something against a windows browser -- at school in the library they have windows, but when i need to run a computer i try and hit the multimedia labs and use the macs

My university paper runs macs so when i upload my pictures to the network after an assignment i'm always interfacing with a mac

generally most of the prof's at my school run macs as well --- i try to avoid using a Windows machine like the plague
 

wrldwzrd89

macrumors G5
Jun 6, 2003
12,106
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Solon, OH
I've been with Apple since 1986 - hard to believe it's been 18 years already. My first Mac wasn't actually a Mac either - it was an Apple IIgs. Great computer, that - especially with System 6 on it. It was painfully slow on the drawing part of ClarisWorks, however.

EDIT: I would have started in 1984, had I not been 2 years old at the time.
 

azdude

macrumors 6502
Sep 27, 2003
387
16
My family's Mac History:

128k --> 512k --> Classic II --> Performa 630CD --> (dark side... eew!!) --> Lombard Powerbook G3 --> Ti667 G4 PB --> (2 x) iBook G3 700 --> (Mine alone :D) 1.5Ghz PB G4 15"/SD
 

Nermal

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Staff member
Dec 7, 2002
18,678
1,183
New Zealand
First used a Mac in 1994. Used Mac emulators for DOS/Windows from 1998. Got my first real Mac in 2003.
 

macnulty

macrumors 6502
May 18, 2003
496
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Rehoboth Beach, De
1996 with a Performa 6400 and still runs fine today, wakes up at 7am and sleeps at 10pm everyday waiting for someone to send it a fax or occasional use as a word processor. Been replaced in every day use by iBooks and a Powerbook.
 

slooksterPSV

macrumors 68040
Apr 17, 2004
3,255
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Nowheresville
Since I went to the Highschool and got into a class where we use macs or when I bought my first Mac computer (2 weeks ago)... or actually it was before then if you don't count the high school when I started using Basilisk II.