How long have you been using Macs?

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  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    I've been using them for pretty much all my life - Which isn't that long as I'm only 14 years old... It started with I was 6 or 7 on my Dad's old LC3, then moved on from there to Preformas, iBooks then the intel Macs. :D How long have you been using Macs?
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    My first Mac was the iMac in my signature purchased in August 2007.
     
  3. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    My whole life, I have never owned anything else although through school I have good expirence with Windows as well. I am currently twenty years old. Growing up with a Mac was good, I can also say that my family has never owned anything but Mac since my parents were married.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Two years and one month to be exact. My parents have used Windows for all their life so we had PCs at home. I had no choice back then (I'm only 17 now). The iMac I bought in 2009 was the first Mac in the house and also my first totally own computer. Now I have MBA along with the iMac and my sister has a MacBook. Dad also bought an iPad couple of weeks ago.
     
  5. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Part of the reason I've always and probably always will use Macs is because every computer in my house was a Mac my whole life, and still is.
     
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    I don't know how old I was but I think I was in my mid to late 20s and got a Mac Se hand me down from my father-in-law.
     
  7. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Similar to OP, I'm 13 and have been using them all my life :D

    Sent my first email at two and a half!

    Had a Performa, 2x PB G4 and 2x MBP.
     
  8. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Been using them since 2004, but I bought my first one on July 17 2010
     
  9. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    My first Mac was a PowerMac 120. Got it in '96. Used an LC II before that. My first Apple Computer was the Apple IIE at the school I taught at. That was 1980 something. I've never owned a Windows PC.

    Dale
     
  10. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

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    My first computer was an old Mac (sometime in the early 1990's) then our family bought PC'S after that.

    Then we got one of the first iMacs (2000). For the years following I was still switching between Mac and PC. In 2007 I switched completely over to Mac. No turning back!
     
  11. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    2007 thats when my dad bought the first imac, never went windows again
     
  12. Merthyrboy macrumors 6502

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    Since about July 2009 my old emac. Then I got my iMac last September which was a nice boost in speed.
     
  13. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    I still have an old eMac that runs, I can't believe I used that thing, it is cool to have still but I hope I never have to use it again.
     
  14. Reventon macrumors 6502

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    As an owner, only two years. My current iMac is the first Mac I bought after 16 yrs with Windows. However, I learned how to use computers as a kid on old Macintosh Classics and other assorted Mac computers (Performa, Apple IIe and tangerine orange iMac G3s in high school).
     
  15. LeahM macrumors 6502a

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    Since 2008, my then bf bought me a 17" MBP for my birthday.
     
  16. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    My first Mac, an iMac 24" Alu, was purchased at the young age of 68.

    HAL just turned 3 in February, and I'm typing on his little chicklets right now.

    Damn, you kids is ****ing young. :D
     
  17. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    I purchased my first Mac in 2002. It was an eMac. Since then I've owned 2 iBooks, a 17" gooseneck iMac, 2 Mac Mini's, a MacBook, and a 24" iMac
     
  18. steadysignal macrumors 6502a

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    2008 17" MBP.

    all mac since and never going back...
     
  19. gameface macrumors 6502

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    Used the old Apple II's in grade school. My mother worked for Digital so got us a hookup on a cheap Windows boxes for the home and was using those machines until college when I bought my first mac. Haven't looked back.
     
  20. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    Fall of 1997 - I started Grad School and the whole department was Mac. I replaced my trusty Compaq Contura Aero 25/4 (yes, that 25 Mhz/4 MB of RAM) with a PowerBook G3 266 Wallstreet. Love that laptop. In fact, it's sitting right here. I use it every once in a while to access some older files I need.
     
  21. PigDog macrumors member

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    About 22 years ago, I got a Macintosh Plus 512K in around 1989 and was that the coolest toy around. I opened it up for some reason and the inside of the case was signed by all the people who were involved in its creation.
     
  22. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    First used a Mac at school in 1994. I later bought an old 68K machine but my first real, up-to-date Mac was an iBook in 2003.
     
  23. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    First got my hands on one in 97 (power book) but that kinda took a backseat to my primary PC. I started using mac almost exclusively in 07 (mbp).
     
  24. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    Saw and used a Mac for the first time in 1985, daily use in 1986 in my first job.

    T'was a "fat Mac" with 512k (yep not even a meg!) of RAM, and a super-sweet external floppy drive... Hard drives for the Mac didn't show up at the workplace until... 1987?

    Saving "long" documents (25-40 pages) could take minutes.

    Fun times, but I don't miss them much.
     

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