If someone gave you $15,000 to never use mac os x again, what would you do?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Zombie Acorn, Jan 6, 2010.

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Money or Mac os X?

  1. Mac os X

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  2. $15,000

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  1. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Just curious to see how many would take the money and run.
     
  2. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    How about Mac OS XI or iPhone os? Or Tablet Os?:p
     
  3. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    $15K can't buy me enough happiness when I am stuck using Windows or the like
     
  4. addaminsane macrumors member

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    hell for 15k i'd punch my mom in the face...just kidding, but seriously
     
  5. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

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    Take the 15K....

    And buy a decked out Mac Pro. :p
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You should have asked last year. I'd be all over $15,000 in AMD stock.
     
  7. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    I'd take the money and burn it in front of him. Then get on my mac
     
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Well, I did have Vista running fine (ie not crashing excessively) and my XP PC is solid... so, would I give up Desktop OS X? Yes I would. Would it be easy? Course not. What will I do with the $$? Pay of a semester in college and rest go to finish building my PC.

    Will it ever happen that I am given this choice? Never going to happen.
     
  9. Buzz Bumble Guest

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    I'd take the $15,000 and then happily continue using my Mac ... it's a beige PowerMac G3 still running Mac OS 9. :D
     
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  11. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    i'd take the $15K and i would then show him my bird, and then pray that apple creates a super version of iphone OS,

    ah ha! you didn't say i could give up "iphone OS"


    apple tablet here I COME!!!!!:p
     
  12. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Technically it's still OS X.

    Oh and Hell no.
     
  13. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Bill Gates showed up at your house too!?
     
  14. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I would take the money and use Linux, then I would hope that OS XI comes out soon.
     
  15. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    This.

    $15,000? Hello Windows 7.
     
  16. Zombie Acorn thread starter macrumors 65816

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    and I thought this site was full of loyalists. :mad:

    :p I chose mac os x, baring the chance of os xi I don't think I could go back to windows without craving the use of mac os x, even linux setup to look like a mac isn't the same.
     
  17. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I'm a broke college student, I could use $15,000 a lot more than Mac OS X. Linux would satiate my computer needs until OS XI.
     
  18. spinnerlys Guest

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    As Steve Jobs said a while ago OS X is the Mac OS for the next two decades, and as OS X came out 1999/2000 it would mean OS XI arrives in eight to ten years.

    15.000 USD for an average of nine years use of another OS would only be 4,56 USD per day.

    I'd gladly pay 5€ (7.19 USD) per day to use Mac OS X instead of Windows or some of the Linux flavours out there.
     
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  20. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't want too but .................. I'm a student these days so money matters.
     
  21. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Steve Jobs really has you by the gonads, doesn't he.
     
  22. 124c41 macrumors member

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    i would take the money and laugh all the way to the bank , even my 1st gen xp .900 was not as much misery as this 2k$ pos has been...
    its only been 5 weeks and i am ready to trash this pos ...
    as much as i hate MS , i have learned to hate this mac even more...
     
  23. spinnerlys Guest

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    No, but Mac OS X may have.

    I don't want to turn this into a "why Mac OS X is better (in my eyes)" thread, so I just say, I work (meaning getting paid) two jobs, one with a Mac OS X editing environment, the other with a Windows editing environment.
    Mac OS X takes up less time to use efficiently, while Windows takes more time to even get to work properly.
    So in the end I save time by using Mac OS X.

    Not by using Steve Jobs.

    PS: Btw., there are other people working at Apple Inc than just Steve Jobs.
     
  24. OllyW Moderator

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    I could cope with never using OS X again, though I wouldn't want to because I would rather use it than Windows or Linux.

    If the same question was asked substituting Windows for OS X I would have to say no. If I couldn't use Windows I would not be able to do my job.
     
  25. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I'd take the £9,415.90. Build a gaming rig, dual boot with XP (performance, no lag with midi inputs on a non-dedicated sound card) and Win7 (DX11).

    I'm not a mad person who's against Windows because it's cool. Infact out of the 2 systems I could live more without OSX since I need Windows apps to make moneys.
     

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