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Old 05-03-2010, 01:46 PM   #1
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NOT wanting a debate, just hoping to share some good info.

Just recently gifted a mac osx laptop.

At first I hated some of the subtle differences....why? We humans are kinda that way, fearing change and all.

Now I am fine with it and like it better in some ways.

A self employed, store front, computer repair guy was in here last week.

A girl asked him if he thought she should get a mac.....He goes on a full on rant about how macs are the work of SATAN himself.

After 5 minutes, I am getting really concerned. What is the hidden menace in my new laptop?

Finally we get it out of him.

THEY DON'T BREAK. (except the occasional mechanical part like the cd drawer) They don't crash. They don't get viruses. They don't need his services...............

That was the most glowing endorsement I could have imagined.

Yesterday my ZEN mp3 player froze up. Up to that it worked fantastically, I couldn't be happier.

As it rebooted itself and said "REBUILDING" with the little progress bar underneath crawling along at a snail's pace, it caused an old familiar feeling and I realized..................

This has PC written all over it.

 
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:55 PM   #2
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My life got a lot simpler when I switched to a mac. Still using a PowerBook G4 from 4 years ago and my power horse is an imac.

 
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:11 PM   #3
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I use an imac and don't see myself ever switching back to a PC for home use.

They just work.

 
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:26 PM   #4
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/agree just get office for mac and your good to go. Now all we need is Beersmith for MAC (which is in progress)
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Old 05-03-2010, 03:09 PM   #5
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And if you get and use iwork you will avoid Office as well.

 
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Old 05-03-2010, 03:20 PM   #6
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/agree just get office for mac and your good to go. Now all we need is Beersmith for MAC (which is in progress)
BeerAlchemy is a vary good program, give it a shot.

 
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Old 05-03-2010, 03:21 PM   #7
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I use an imac and don't see myself ever switching back to a PC for home use.

They just work.

Same here. I like that OSX uses much less of the computer's resources (compared to Windows 7) so you are able to upgrade older Macs with the newest OS and it doesn't slow it down to a crawl.

My work computer is a iMAC G5 (vintage 2004-2005). It runs Leopard just as fast as my at home Aluminum iMAC (purchased about a year ago).

Show me a 2004-2005 PC that can run Windows 7 as well as a new PC.

FYI, I tend to hold onto my computers for a long time (before I switched to Mac, I had a same home PC for 8 years).

 
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Old 05-03-2010, 03:39 PM   #8
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I've had the same thing with linux only I don't have to pay three times as much for the computer I want.

 
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Old 05-03-2010, 03:43 PM   #9
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I've been using macs since the late 80s. I work on both Macs & Windows machines. Would never buy a windows machine for home. I don't want to deal with fixing them when I am off from work.
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:04 PM   #10
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Been in IT my whole career. Only one rule holds true: ALL computers suck.

My team presently supports a 250+ user community which is 50% win, 40% mac, 10% linux. We're 100% Dell on the win / linux side and run just as many hardware repairs for macs as we do dell. Heck, my last MacBook Air lasted a whopping 20 days before both the fan and sole USB port died.

I do think OSX is a better OS for non-computer savvy as (for now anyway) it's less prone to infection, but Windows 7 has significantly closed the gap.

 
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