When dose the great "mac experience" begin?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by DELTAsnake, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. DELTAsnake macrumors 6502

    DELTAsnake

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    I'm really not seeing why a mac is so great. The first day I had my iMac osx and windows didn't getvoff to a good start together and I had to format the hard drive and start over.

    The following night I had osx get the beach ball of death on every application and I couldn't even bring up the force quit dialog box.

    Now when I reset my machine to go from osx to windows neither osx would boot, they both got stuck loading.

    I'm now trying to restor from a time machine backup and hopeing that will fix osx.

    I've done more troubleshooting and had more crashes these past 2 weeks than I had in the past year with my custom built of running vista 64.

    This just dosnt feel like the user experiance I was promised by everyone that said "get a mac".
     
  2. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Sounds like when you installed Windows it might've corrupted the hard drive, take it back to apple, see what they say.
     
  3. itommyboy macrumors 6502a

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    Did you get one of the new atiMacs? It sounds like you might be "freezing" like everyone else with the 4850 cards.

    I feel for you Delta- indeed that is not what the "Mac experience" is about or should be. Try to hang in there, be patient and know this much...Apple will take care of you customer service wise and once you get a) your current machine back to running new or b) a new machine - hopefully you'll start to enjoy your Mac like the rest of us around here do. Good luck and keep us posted as to how things pan out.
     
  4. opeter macrumors 65816

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    Smart people don't buy Revision A products from Apple (or neither any company).
     
  5. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    The aluminum iMac is the 3rd revision....
     
  6. DELTAsnake thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I got OSX running again from the Time Machine backup. I think Netgear really did a great thing when they added Time Machine to my year old ReadyNAS for free in a firmware update.

    As for Windows I was able to get it up and running with the startup repair tools built into Windows.

    I've got to call the local Mac store today to order a firewire 800 cable so I'll ask them if they have any idea why I'm having so much trouble. One thing I've got to credit Apple with so far is the friendliness and willingness to help of the staff both at Apple and independent mac stores, that is a big difference to building your own PC's.
     
  7. RichardI macrumors 6502a

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    Since no one else has said it, I will. The great Mac experience begins when you come to the realization that you don't need Windows at all any more.

    I have a 24" 2007 Aluminum iMac with a 750 GB HDD. Using BootCamp I installed XP on a 250GB. partition when I first got my Mac. I can't remember when I last booted into Windows.....
    Ohmmmmmmmmm;)

    Rich :cool:
     
  8. nefan65 macrumors 65816

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    I used VM for a bit. I put on Windows XP, and then a beta copy of 7. I also had a Linux distro on it. After a couple of weeks, I deleted the Linux. Then 2 weeks after that, I trashed both Windows. Didn't need them.

    I use iWork for office things, and I use Windows RDP if I really need a Windows APP. And this is coming from an IT person, who supports a Windows network. Unless you REALLY need Windows, I'd go solely OS X. Or go VM/Parallels.

    My 2 Cents
     
  9. opeter macrumors 65816

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    Maybe, but it is the first iMac with Radeon 4850 GPU.
     
  10. MTShipp macrumors 6502a

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    Though I am waiting for the shipment of my replacement iMac [freezing], my Mac experience has not been entirely bad.

    I have my new Mini. Yesterday, I bought Outlook2Mac and converted all of my Outlook mail to Mail. I am enjoying learning a new OS. And even though I can not get BootCamp to work on my Mini [known keyboard issue], I have access to XP through Fusion.

    I am about 50% satisfied so far with my Mac experience. If my replacement iMac works, then that will go up.
     
  11. jtgotsjets macrumors 6502

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    So by your logic, you should never buy a new computer anywhere, anytime because it probably has some component that hasn't been used before? They're always updating graphics cards, processors, panels, ram, etc.

    You shouldn't buy any of the new iMacs because they're the first ones to come standard with 640 gig HDs! Might be trouble!
     
  12. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    no, his logic is:

    the 4850s are having lots of problems so the advice is either put up with it or buy another computer or wait until its fixed then buy it....
     
  13. archipellago macrumors 65816

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    yes how dare people buy a $2000 computer and expect it work...!!

    tsk, tsk.... some people!!

    :rolleyes:
     
  14. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    the nerve of some people!!! i take it your reaction to the 8600GT problem in PRETTY MUCH EVERY mac/pc laptop was the same as this??
     
  15. mastershakess macrumors 6502

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    Not everyone can give up their Engineering Software, Business Software, Games and Blu-Ray software :(
     
  16. britboyj macrumors 6502a

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    There's a good chance it will work with CrossOver, from Codeweavers.

    Some software works like a dream, some doesn't. *shrug*
     
  17. reebzor macrumors 6502a

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    I don't even know what this "Mac Experience" thing is and I've been using one for 6 years. It's just a computer, I prefer using this operating system over windows, that is all.
     
  18. PeterQC macrumors 6502a

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    Looking at your signature, you're suffering from the bad Ati drivers. I would wait for OS 10.5.7 (should be soon...) to comes out to see if they provide a fix. If they don't you should return it so they can fix it.
     
  19. mastershakess macrumors 6502

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    i miss the button bar days
     
  20. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    People ought to stop spreading this nonsense...
     
  21. showcow45 macrumors newbie

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    back when i started collecting my macs i had soooo many problems and i was so discouraged, once i got going though and the problems were overcame i enjoyed my mac experience. i will never go back. what didnt make it any better was that my sister would bug me about how my computers sucked while she was on her pc laptop that worked. now that they work its all good. my sister got a virus:p
     
  22. slffl macrumors 65816

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    Maybe when you learn to use it? The BBoD is easily solved by force quitting the applications causing it.

    I'm sure not everyone is as lucky, but I haven't had a problem in over 6 years of using OSX.
     
  23. mastershakess macrumors 6502

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    OSX is just another means to an end.

    You do the same things you did in Windows, just a different way. Some people like the OSX way and others like the Windows/Linux/etc. way.
     

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