Mac Users? Do you also use PC's?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Neserk, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. Neserk macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2004
    I use both depending on where I am. Just curious if anyone else out there is bi!
  2. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    I use a [se]xBox, so how "bi" does that make me? [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. SPeedY_B macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2004
    Midlands, UK
    I use Windows NT4 on hideously slow Compaq's at work, and all my friends run Windows machines. My AMD machine is sat in my wardrobe though, I may ressurect it at some point.. but I'm quite content with just my mac ;)
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    I have to use a PC at work (nasty 4 year old, slow thing) and have a reasonably nice desktop at home (mostly for games, currently compiling KDE 3.2 from source on gentoo). I also use Solaris Unix machines at work (via a remote connection). Whilst I might prefer Mac OSX I think that other operating systems have their place!
  5. MoparShaha macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2003
    San Francisco
    I use PC's daily. Although I don't own one, I'm always helping someone I know with their Windows woes. I also maintain a network of about 15 computers and a server at my local church, which all run Windows.
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
  7. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I am forced to use a laptop running XP at work... but will often do any real work at home on my Mac and email it to myself at work. I also have to use Virtual PC to run the VPN to connect to my network at work. I've used Macs since my original SE... SE, SE30, Mac II, clone and now the 17" iMac. But like others, I am the one that is called on to fix their problems with Windows.
  8. D0ct0rteeth macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2002
    Franklin, TN
    Yes. For, and SQL server development.

    - Doc
  9. Jovian9 macrumors 68000


    Feb 19, 2003
    Planet Zebes
    I only use Macs......
    except to reinstall Windows XP on the PC of my grandmothers and a kid I work with (when they mess up).
  10. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030


    Sep 18, 2003
    London, UK
    Yep, we have a Dell at home, new. We've always had PCs. I bought my first Mac (my PowerBook) which is now my main computer last September, but we got the Dell after that for home (my family hasn't switched). That said, my sister and brother are looking into getting iBooks for uni.
  11. Roger1 macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2002
    At work I use pc's running Win98,2000, and xp, and soon some linux. I also use apples, running anywhere from 7.6.1 to X.3

    At home I use my Powerbook (from work) and my pc running xp, and I am in the process of setting up a linux box at home.
  12. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    We have an XP desktop machine. I'll use it to check my e-mail on occasions like right now, when I don't want to wake up my Powerbook just for the few minutes I'm going to be on it.

    The reason we have a Windows desktop at all, as opposed to a Mac desktop, is because some of my wife's software (she has some high-end sewing machines) is only available for Windows. If I had my druthers we wouldn't have any Windows boxes.
  13. vollspacken macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2002
    Boogie-Down Berlintown
    I have to use both :(

    the only way I can access my university's VPN is via an old XP Pro Celeron PeeCee that I use from my tiBook with Remote Desktop Connection over Airport...

    I wish Apple could give OsX the same VPN capabilities like Windows XP so I could get rid of that beast :(

  14. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    At work I have a PC and a Mac next to each other. When I come, I have, you guessed it, a PC and a Mac next to each other. My fingers sometimes get confused from all the switching back and forth. If my brain gets tired, I know it when my fingers type Control-C Control-V instead of Command-C Command-V on my Mac.
  15. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    At home it's only a Mac. My wife uses a CE Device for her VNA WK. At the Church where I'm an Administrative Assistant it's a PC running XP.
  16. macka macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2004
    Yeah, our family was a PC user until about two years ago. Actually my family still is a PC user, except me... :confused:
  17. Awimoway macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2002
    Everyone in my family is a PC user except me. In fact, everyone I knew is a PC user except me. I use VPC for a few things.
  18. musicpyrite macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Cape Cod
    I have both, I'm typing to you on my 15" iMac, and my HP is on a desk behind me. But the problem is my HP is all taken apart, I think the HDD is under my bed and my floppy is somewhere else, lost I think (I do custome mods for friends at school, right now I'm cutting a blowhole in th top of the case).
  19. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816


    Nov 30, 2003
    I know win 95 - xp well enough to get by but I don't own a pc. in 96 I bought a pentium 120 with 95 for a second machine rather than a second mac. in the end I sold the pc to help me get a powerbook. with osx there really is not much need at all to ever use a pc unless by choice. there are enough great mac apps now that we are not left behind any longer so much.
  20. Inspector Lee macrumors 6502a

    Inspector Lee

    Jan 24, 2004
    East Lansing, MI
    I have a Gateway Solo sitting in a box in my closet somewhere. In all honesty, I never had a problem with it. When I was having problems with my cable modem hookup, I brought it out of retirement to make sure it was my Macs and not the modem/provider with the problem.

    I work in a PC world, use them everyday. In fact, we are totally outfitted with those awful Gateway profiles (the ones that have zero movement but did backflips over the iMacs in the commercials).

    When Blaster hit last summer there was panic where I work. IT couldn't seem to get rid of it so somebody decided the best thing would be to full-fledged scrap all of our computers and outfit everyone with the exact same configuration (not just OS but make and model too). They took away my loaded 3 month old P4 and gave me a Profile with no cd burner. It is imperative that we back up our scientific data but now there are no means.

    Then they had trouble configuring external burners and I/we still don't have one. And the power adapters on these profiles are the size of cinder blocks.

    Nonetheless, I use my powerbook every day at lunch.
  21. scem0 macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2002
    back in NYC!
  22. Giaguara macrumors 6502a

    Nov 22, 2002
  23. neut macrumors 68000


    Nov 27, 2001
    here (for now)
    i use both at work. Al17 and an Athlon XP 3000+ with dual crts, 512DDR (bad motherboard, won't run with more thatn one slot) running 2000.

    i use the PC for video (vegas) and flash dev... though i wish i could get a G5 in there. at least our MP3, file, and back-up servers are all Linux. :D


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