How many of you are running an exclusive Mac OS environment?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by juro, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. juro macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2007
    Just curios how many people are left that are still rocking it old school - no traces of Windows anywhere on their computer (either through Parallels or BootCamp)?

    Is a pure Mac environment a vanishing thing?
  2. crobbins macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2006
    I'm running an exclusive Mac OS environment. Every computer in my home has OSX on it and no trace of Windows. Well every machine up and running. I had a server I was using in house for a while with Windows Server 2k3, but I took it down. I think I'm going to try to find an old Mac to put OSX Server on and start over :)
  3. spencecb macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2003
    Pure Mac here. It doesn't have the option for Bootcamp, since it is a PowerPC iMac. But even if I had the option, Windows would come nowhere near my iMac.
  4. cwheatley macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2007
    stillwater, ok
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    I don't really need windows for anything. I wouldn't exactly consider it "old school" though...
  5. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    Don't forget that some of us have dual-boot Linux/OSX setups :)
  6. calculus Guest


    Dec 12, 2005
  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    I dual boot, but I spend 95% of my time in OS X.
  8. sanPietro98 macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2008
    All OSX, all the time. At home and at work.

    I converted from windows to Linux in 2001. But when I discovered Macs in 2005, I never looked back!

    I even convinced my wife to migrate to OSX. Its definitely good for the relationship because I no longer have to keep fixing that Dell box anymore!
  9. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000


    Jun 9, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Nope, not quite! :D

    I use Leopard and XP on my iMac at home, Leopard for almost everything, but XP for Ruckus (a music service for college students) and for gaming.

    On my Macbook, I use Leopard primarily, and Fedora Core 9 just to play around with Linux.

    Then I use XP on my work laptop, but we're thinking of switching over to Linux thereabouts as well.

    While I'm as big an Apple fan as any, I still firmly believe that each OS serves its own purpose, and that there should NEVER be a monopoly on operating systems. People will always want variety, and no OS is perfect for anyone. :)
  10. juanm macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2006
    Fury 161
  11. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    They make PPC MacBook Airs?
  12. costabunny macrumors 68020


    May 15, 2008
    Weymouth, UK
    MBA - MAC OS X
    M Pro - MAC OS X (Vista for COD4 only)
    Dell GX50 - Debian
    Laptop - Debian
    No other windows to be seen

  13. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    This is an all-Mac household....

    No Windows to be seen anywhere!!! Back in the winter I finally cleaned out my old PC and my old Windows laptop and donated them to charity..... This is an all-Mac household now. I definitely am NOT interested in sullying any of my beautiful Macs with -- yuck -- Windows in any way, shape or form! No Bootcamp, no Parallels in this house!!! My Macs are purely and cleanly Macs......
  14. nintendude macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2008
  15. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    100 percent Mac here. I had Virtual PC quite a few years ago (running Windows 98). But other than that at home I've never owned a Windows computer or a Mac running Windows. I've only used Windows at work.
  16. dollystereo macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2004
  17. Chairman Plow macrumors regular

    Chairman Plow

    May 15, 2008
  18. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

    Feb 9, 2005
    The good side of the grass.
  19. todd2000 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2005
    Danville, VA
    I have windows Installed with Bootcamp, but I use OS X for everything. Every once in a while I will find a silly little program or something that I want to play with that is Windows only, so it comes in handy once every few months :)
  20. EglMtn macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2008
    All OSX in my household. When I bought my wife an intel iMac I wanted to install XP just because I could, but she wouldn't let me. She didn't want me messing with her computer. When I finally upgraded from a powerbook G4 a couple of months ago to an Air, I considered using bootcamp of Fusion, but couldn't think of a single reason to install XP. I'm not a "gamer," nor do I need it for my work, and so I am all OSX.
  21. Vster macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2005
    Celina, TX
    The only Microsoft product in my house is my xBox 360 and whatever games are developed by Microsoft for it.

    Windows free since 2000! :D
  22. rekhyt macrumors 65816

    Jun 20, 2008
    Part of the old MR guard.
  23. dal20402 macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2006
    No such luck. Windows is required for work.

    I've got two machines: a Penryn MBP with Leopard and Vista Business, and an old Core Duo MBP with Leopard and XP Professional. Both machines are set up to use either Boot Camp or Fusion, although I almost never use Boot Camp.

    The dumb part is that I spend most of my time in OS X, but Windows takes 90% of my troubleshooting and maintenance effort. :mad:
  24. Thorbjorn macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2008
    Never Windows. DOS pre-1991, then all Mac all the time. (Well, except in certain unavoidable work situations, or when I have to troubleshoot someone's Windows machine for them...)
  25. ScottFitz macrumors 6502a

    Nov 3, 2007
    I've got bootcamp/vm fusion on my imac. I use it pretty much just for tax software for my business.

    I did have some web-based stuff for work that only runs on Internet Explorer, but now that I've discovered a good IE6 emulator for MacOS, I haven't even loaded up a WinXP partition on my MBA yet.

    We still have lots of windows units at our office and at home though. My wife is not open to new computing ideas. I tried to get her a mac mini but she balked at trying to learn a new OS. (yes, I know its easier, blah blah blah) She's just now gotten decent at getting around windows xp and I certainly don't want to spend any more time acting as tech support for any new ventures.

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