Lifetime ?

Are you a lifetime macuser

  • Yes, lifetime

    Votes: 38 31.7%
  • No, but been using mac for last 5 years

    Votes: 28 23.3%
  • No

    Votes: 28 23.3%
  • New to mac

    Votes: 26 21.7%

  • Total voters
    120

Macmadant

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 4, 2005
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I was Just wandering what percentage of the Forum members Are Lifetime Macusers, i know i am as my very first computer was a mac, so i never new any different, so vote and see what we get
 

I'mAMac

macrumors 6502a
Aug 28, 2006
786
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In a Mac box
Macmadant said:
I was Just wandering what percentage of the Forum members Are Lifetime Macusers, i know i am as my very first computer was a mac, so i never new any different, so vote and see what we get
Y dont you make a poll?
 

pianoman

macrumors 68000
May 31, 2006
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No. I've been an admirer since the elementary school days where we'd use Macs. I got a Mac mini the day they came out and more recently a MBP.
 

Macmadant

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Original poster
Jun 4, 2005
857
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pianoman said:
No. I've been an admirer since the elementary school days where we'd use Macs. I got a Mac mini the day they came out and more recently a MBP.
Cool, i think it was fate that i was meant to get a mac, as we had the money, ready to buy a PC, but my dad Spent it all on something else without telling us, (which caused upset:rolleyes:) and then my uncle said i could have his computer (which was a mac) as he was getting a new one(which was a mac), but now, i'm glad my dad spent the money, because if he hadn't i may still be using a PC now
 

Mr. Mister

macrumors 6502
Feb 15, 2006
440
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The only two significantly expensive computers I've owned (the Powermac G5 and now any day now my Mac Pro) have been Macs.
 

furious

macrumors 65816
Aug 7, 2006
1,012
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Australia
my first computer was a Mac in 1991. then we had PC's after that, because of compatibility. Now i have a MacBook. my life is now free. :p
 

whatzupcm

macrumors newbie
Jul 6, 2006
4
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On Earth
I have just recently baught a macbook for my college computer needs, but I've known people that have been using macs for many years now
 

bousozoku

Moderator emeritus
Jun 25, 2002
13,979
3
Gone but not forgotten.
It wouldn't be possible. I had a computer 3 years before there was a Macintosh. ;) I didn't get a Mac until 1993, I believe but that's about as long as some of our members have had them.
 

steamboat26

macrumors 65816
May 25, 2006
1,123
0
Arlington VA
Unless you want to get technical, i have been using macs since 2001 (imac G3). My family stopped using that in 2003, and got a PC. In 2006, i got my mini, and love being back with macs :D
 

Sun Baked

macrumors G5
May 19, 2002
14,874
57
You should have said lifetime Apple users, since some on here have used Apples since well before the Mac. ;)
 

Chone

macrumors 65816
Aug 11, 2006
1,223
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Yeah lifetime user, before 2000 I was scared of PCs :) now I embrace them with wide open arms :D but I haven't abandoned my Macs (the horror) ;)
 

milozauckerman

macrumors 6502
Jun 25, 2005
477
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My instinct is to say no (bought my first Mac in 2001 after having PCs at home since a Tandy 1000), but when I think about it...

I'd swear my elementary school was rocking the Apple II in the late-80s/cusp-o-the-90s, but it may have been another kind of two-piece Mac. Not a Windows box.

In junior high we had Mac labs - I wouldn't remember, except we had to 'program' with HyperCard. Ah, junior high 'computer science' - typing tests and HyperCard.

Then in high school the journalism department had one-piece Macs (maybe Color Classics?) running Photoshop and Pagemaker. Horrible, horrible beasts. Never worked right, crashed randomly, devoid of RAM - I'm kind of amazed that they were even networked. Senior year we got a pair of the first iMacs, they were like manna from the gods.

And Photoshop and Pagemaker on those led directly to me buying a G4 tower when I had the cash a couple of years later.
 

bembol

macrumors 65816
Jul 29, 2006
1,023
24
Switched last year and now addicted...sold Mac Mini (1.42GHz PowerPC) and picked up TWO Intel Core Duo...!!!

20" iMac & 13.3 MacBook this past June LOL

I'm already saving up for MacPro this Spring '07
 

kretzy

macrumors 604
Sep 11, 2004
7,923
0
Canberra, Australia
The first computer we had was a LC II in the early 90s. In 2000 I went to the dark side and got a Dell. Switched back again in early 2005 and will never change now.
 

Kernow

macrumors 65816
Sep 30, 2005
1,438
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Kingston-Upon-Thames
I voted yes becuase I personally have only ever owned Apple computers - got my first in 2001.

However, I had obviously used PCs before that, but that doesn't cout right? :p
 

Pressure

macrumors 68040
May 30, 2006
3,991
262
Denmark
I have been using Macs on/off my entire life.

I grew up with the Macintosh SE (I believe it was released in 1989) and played my first games on it :D

Otherwise I have been using them for work but have only just (this may) bought one for myself.
 

Lollypop

macrumors 6502a
Sep 13, 2004
829
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Been a PC user most of my life, had a old powerbook 520, but I didnt use it for long, got my powerbook almost 2 years ago, will never go back... even if im forced to use windows at work... :mad: :mad:
 

Queso

Suspended
Mar 4, 2006
11,824
7
First used Mac in '91 (aged 19), bought my first one in '95. Had both an iMac G3 and a PC laptop for a while, then bought a PowerBook to replace the laptop. Still have to use Windows occasionally, but it's all Mac both at home and in my business.
 

ictiosapiens

macrumors regular
May 9, 2006
200
1
My first ever computer was an Apple II c... But after that my family went pc, so I was stucked with dos... from the 286 until the pentium m... But this year it all changes!!! Well, as soon as apple fills my requirements(merom, discreet graphics and 12-14 inches)
 

Kardashian

macrumors 68020
Sep 4, 2005
2,083
1
Britain.
Started admiring the flavoured G3 iMacs when there was on advert on a few months before Christmas.

Few months later I had one.

Then due to incompatibility with stupid Schools Windows stuff - I went back to Windows with a Toshiba Laptop. Then a Media Centre from HP.

Enough was enough. Since then (about the past 4/5 years) I've had 2 iBooks, 3 Minis, 1 eMac, 2 iMacs, urm.. I think thats it (and many iPods).

Mac4Lyfe :)
 

Killyp

macrumors 68040
Jun 14, 2006
3,860
5
I've been using Macs since I got an iMac G3 about 7-8 months ago. I did also have a Dell dual P4, but I found myself using my Mac much more often, even though it was a tiny fraction the power...

Then a few months later I got a MacBook Pro, and now my PC has moved out of my room alltogether. I'm wanting to sell my PC as I'm using it in a studio. I know a Mac would be much better for that job...
 

Glen Quagmire

macrumors 6502a
Jan 6, 2006
512
0
UK
Since January 26 this year. I currently use a Mac mini (PPC) and a Mac Pro has been ordered. The MP will replace the Mac mini and my fairly prehistoric and noisy PC.