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  • Link00seven
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    I am a fan of Apple. I have a iMac G3 and an iBook G3 that I use quite often. My main computer is still a PC, but my next computer purchase will be a MacBook (or top of the line Apple laptop at the time).

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  • Chroder
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    I got the 24" model, so glad I did

    I had just recently got a 20.1" LCD for my PC, and I thought that was enough for me. Floris eventually convinced me that a 24" would be awesome, so I got it Now I have the 24" as my main monitor, and the 20.1" as the secondary monitor. Sooo much screen space, it's amazing Though I don't think I could use anything much bigger then 24", perhaps 30". I can't help but to imagine my wireless mouse running out of batteries just getting the cursor to the menus

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  • Sergio68
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    Originally posted by Quillz View Post
    I got the 17'' model, with a Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2 GHz. I would have loved the 24'' model, but beyond it being too expensive for me, I also don't think it would even fit on my desk. Personally, I'm fine with 17''. I get a very nice 1440x900 resolution, which is plenty.
    Now I'm working with the "Old" Power G5 Dual CPU with an abundance of RAM and a 30'' monitor, let me tell you, it's heaven, I always used two 17'' monitors until last fall.
    The 24'' IMac ? It's the all in one perfection.

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  • cirisme
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    Originally posted by Quillz View Post
    I got the 17'' model, with a Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2 GHz. I would have loved the 24'' model, but beyond it being too expensive for me, I also don't think it would even fit on my desk. Personally, I'm fine with 17''. I get a very nice 1440x900 resolution, which is plenty.
    I love the 24" model, but alas, without a lottery win I don't think it ever was meant to be.

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  • JPT62089
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    I was seriously looking into a Mac for about half a year to a year, then I looked at a high end Windows machine. I was hours away from purchasing the parts for this high end windows machine and decided, if I didn't make the Mac jump now I probably would never do it.

    So that night, I ordered my first Mac. I got a MacBook Pro.

    The first week or 2 of owning it I sort of regretted it. Not to the point where I wanted to take it back. But I just kinda regretted it a bit. But then I got used to OS X and since then the ONLY reasons why I have been in Windows is to fix it for family members and to finish up my 3D design class.

    I don't regret getting my MBP one bit now. The only thing I dislike about it is it tends to get a little warm. Not too badly though.

    I love OS X now. I will never go back to Windows ever again, as long as Apple maintains the quality that they put into OS X they do now. I hope to purchase Leopard soon after it comes out

    In the future I hope to get an iMac once I am out of highschool and finally get a job and such.

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  • Quillz
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    I got the 17'' model, with a Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2 GHz. I would have loved the 24'' model, but beyond it being too expensive for me, I also don't think it would even fit on my desk. Personally, I'm fine with 17''. I get a very nice 1440x900 resolution, which is plenty.

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  • cirisme
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    Originally posted by Quillz View Post
    My iMac came today! This is my first Apple computer, and I already like it quite a lot.
    What size? The new 24" iMac are absolutely gorgeous...

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  • Quillz
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    My iMac came today! This is my first Apple computer, and I already like it quite a lot.

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  • cirisme
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    Originally posted by AWS View Post
    The problem I have is with most Mac users. When I first got my G5 a couple years ago Macs and OSX was all new to me. I knew where everything was in Windows and OSX was new to me. I joined a very popular Mac forum. Every time I asked a question I would have to read through posts telling me how I'll never regret leaving Windows, how Windows and Bill gates was evil and how OSX and Apple were Gods gift to the computer world. In all of that I would get my questions answered, but, why did the nonsense have to be in every thread I started?
    Go to a Linux forum. Ask them what they consider a simple question. Now watch all the responses about how you should RTFM, what a noob you are, etc.

    Got a Windows forum, repeat. You're also bound to get a similar sentiment.

    Come here, discuss Windows, Linux, or OS X. And just about everyone will have their own pretty strongly stated opinions. It's human nature. Surely you can't say that your earlier comment along the lines "How can OS X be better if Windows has 96% of the market?" is any different. I certainly know plenty of Windows people who react just as strongly to anything non-Windows so I don't see it as a platform issue, but a human nature issue. Just learn to accept it and not be bothered by it and you'll live a happier life. I have.

    If you love your Mac fine. I like my PC and don't care what you think about it.
    Ditto.

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  • AWS
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    I don't hate macs. In fact I own one. I also don't feel that one is better than the other. Whatever works for you and I is all that matters. The problem I have is with most Mac users. When I first got my G5 a couple years ago Macs and OSX was all new to me. I knew where everything was in Windows and OSX was new to me. I joined a very popular Mac forum. Every time I asked a question I would have to read through posts telling me how I'll never regret leaving Windows, how Windows and Bill gates was evil and how OSX and Apple were Gods gift to the computer world. In all of that I would get my questions answered, but, why did the nonsense have to be in every thread I started?
    Go to any Mac forum and mention that you just bought a Mac and that all previous experience was with a PC and ask a question. Sit back and watch the responses.
    If you love your Mac fine. I like my PC and don't care what you think about it.

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  • cirisme
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    I can't believe I wrote so much just to point out the patently obvious.

    Why does everything have to be such a drama? Not pointing fingers or anything cause I have been guilty of it as well, but why don't we live and let live?

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  • cirisme
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    Ok, since everyone else is, I will throw my 2ยข in. As I was telling a friend I can get a legal copy of Vista Business Edition for free (MSDNAA) but I have have passed. I also have a couple free licenses of XP through MSDNAA that I can install and use. (though I did download it for the novelty of trying out VMWare Fusion)

    But I pass on it. I am very familiar with XP, and have been following the development of Vista (I use and support both extensively at work) and none of it really appeals to me. I remarked to a friend I'd rather spend $130 on Leopard than use a free copy of Vista as my primary operating system. Does that mean that my decision is right for everyone? Of course not. But it's right, and best, for me. No need for me to feel left out, I know what Windows offers and it's not right for me. Doesn't mean it's not right for someone else.

    Why is it right for me? Applications like Quicksilver, Growl, Mail, Adium, iCal, iPhoto, OmniOutliner are just a few things that come immediately to mind. The independent shareware market for OS X is extremely rich in OS X. Certainly there are niches that are pretty lackluster (gaming comes to mind) but I am not in those niches so I do not mind, and the few times I do need a Windows niche app (one at work I occasionally use is an example) I find it sufficient to open VMWare. (though this is rare) Perhaps someone else is not in that boat. So be it, to what extent OS X fulfills their needs doesn't change the extent OS X fills mine.

    I'm sure no one would think less of Windows when I say it doesn't fit my needs, why should anyone think less of OS X when you say it doesn't fit your needs? It's silly really.

    Further, OS X and Apple's Macs are definitely a niche market. So is the market for building your own computers. And buying lower spec computers. And medium. And high end. And whatever.

    Now if we define "good" as getting the most market share over all of these different niches, then obviously Microsoft's approach is doing a pretty fantastic job.

    But this is a really useless way to define "good". If I were buying a high end computer, the fact that Windows' licensing makes it easy for companies to sell bottom-end computers has absolutely no effect on me. It doesn't make the OS better or worse for me. Really, the only time to consider the niche when deciding your platform is when you need to figure out what options are available to you. If you build your own computer than OS X is precluded from your selection. You can call it a bad business decision if you want, but that doesn't make OS X bad for me if I buy in the high end market.

    And again, especially with AWS' comment, it seems really silly to tie how good a product is with how popular it is. It is popular there is a correlation, but there are so many factors it's a worthless endeavor to isolate it to being Windows=Awesome, OS X=Teh Suck. But even if we take the market share approach, this goes back to what I was saying before, if I find Windows unsuitable for my needs, it wouldn't affect the suitability of Windows for your needs, would it? And vice versa. And the same holds true if 1 person finds Windows unsuitable, or thousands. Your like or dislike for OS X, even if that is multiplied out to the full 94%, really has no bearing on whether or not my os suits my needs. Obviously that 6%, 2% or somewhere in-between is a sufficient market that we get tons of fabulous OS X-only software that is of incredibly high quality, and that is really the only extent that market share has anything to do with the selection of the os: does it have the apps you need and the level of quality you need them? For me, OS X does. Maybe for you, no. It's okay, really, use the os that makes you smile and enjoy using a computer everyday, and for me that is definitely not Windows. If Vista or XP make you smile and enjoy computing, more power to you, that is how I feel about OS X.

    It's a personal preference. There is no singular "best" or "worst" os. Some os'es are have certain niches that they fill really well, but even then there can be specific instances where one OS is better suited than another.

    So I guess I don't see what all the fuss is about. If you like it, good, if not, well then we should all be glad we get to personally choose this stuff, right?

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  • cirisme
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    Originally posted by AWS View Post
    If Macs are so good then why is it 94% of the people that own computers own PCs?
    You take the school districts that use Macs out of the picture and that 6% would drop.
    I'm being liberal with 6%. I have seen numbers as low as 2 1/2%
    No matter how you spin it Macs are still only used by a minority and a small minority at that. Although they are very vocal and never has there ever been any group that is more loyal.
    How can market-share determine anything else other than popularity? It can't, in and of itself, tell you what is "good", "better", "best".

    Of course, your post assumes there is an overall better and worse, which I think is a false presumption. What is best for you may not be best for me. So I really don't see your point as being all that relevant.

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  • Sergio68
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    Originally posted by MJM View Post
    Which platform is better?
    It probably depends on what you want/have to do.

    IMHO:

    Work, generally speaking, Mac should be better.
    Server related job, may be a Linux OS is better.
    Play around with your PC, than windows is the choice.

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  • MJM
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    Originally posted by Jake Bunce View Post
    ... Note that no one in this thread has asked which platform is better ...
    Which platform is better?

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