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I went through a crazy transformation. I was a PC guy. Never touched any other computer and made a career out of programming PCs and Web. Recently my supped up machine died and I needed a new one. I have built my previous machine 7 years ago and it gave me solid performance (buy once cry once). Since I am no longer in a mood of building new computers from scratch, I figured a laptop would be the way to go. I went to several stores and something kept bringing me back to an Apple store. It is simply cool.

Long story short, I bought a top of the line MacBook Pro. First thing that I did was repartitioning the drive and set most of the space for the Windows partition. Installed windows and was very happy. Then slowly I started to take a peak at the Mac OS. I ended up using it more than Windows and for the past week I've used nothing but Mac OS. It is just cool to use, I like how everything is lightweight and just works. I never had problems with Windows, even Vista, but something about Macs is just damn cool.

I have not booted into windows in about a week and I got the Mac to run all of the apps that I need. I am still keeping the Windows partition for development, but don't see me using it very often.

So here you go, a die-hard PC guy has turned into a huge Apple Fan Boy J
 

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I picked up a Mac Book Pro for my wife
she loves it .Spent a fortune but we'll worth it ..
Like the fact it has no hard drive ..no mechanical
moving parts that can fail. And also no
Need for a virus program ..
 

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Max OS = Dawrin
Darwin = UNIX v3 clone
UNIX = powerful command line

So open up that terminal and start learning some command line & bash.. then you will feel the real power of a UNIX system
 

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i bought a mac laptop (powerbook g4)about 10 years ago and it lasted me 8 years… then the technology simply out did it. it still works just fine! two years ago i bought the macbok pro that i'm using now. still works as if i just got it. during those 10 years i've went through 3 PCs, dell, HP, toshiba. all lasted about 2-3 years and then died… like unfixable. i gave up on PCs ever since and will never go back. Not to mention apple CS, although terrible, when there is an issue, they are still leaps and bounds over Microsoft as they actually have people who know what it is that i'm talking about.
 

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I never understood mac users obsession of no viruses I guess they are all porn addicts as my PC never had a virus.

Congrats on the purchase
 

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I went through a crazy transformation. I was a PC guy. Never touched any other computer and made a career out of programming PCs and Web. Recently my supped up machine died and I needed a new one. I have built my previous machine 7 years ago and it gave me solid performance (buy once cry once). Since I am no longer in a mood of building new computers from scratch, I figured a laptop would be the way to go. I went to several stores and something kept bringing me back to an Apple store. It is simply cool.

Long story short, I bought a top of the line MacBook Pro. First thing that I did was repartitioning the drive and set most of the space for the Windows partition. Installed windows and was very happy. Then slowly I started to take a peak at the Mac OS. I ended up using it more than Windows and for the past week I've used nothing but Mac OS. It is just cool to use, I like how everything is lightweight and just works. I never had problems with Windows, even Vista, but something about Macs is just damn cool.

I have not booted into windows in about a week and I got the Mac to run all of the apps that I need. I am still keeping the Windows partition for development, but don't see me using it very often.

So here you go, a die-hard PC guy has turned into a huge Apple Fan Boy J
Traitor!
 

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Max OS = Dawrin
Darwin = UNIX v3 clone
UNIX = powerful command line

So open up that terminal and start learning some command line & bash.. then you will feel the real power of a UNIX system
I know Unix, took it in college. I also grew up at the time of DOS and command lines...
 

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A tool is a tool. I work in a mixed PC/Mac enviroment. I'm an ACMT. But Windows 7 is still my favorite OS to work in.

The thing I don't like about Apple has always been the cost. You're paying a LOT for a shiny package. Most people don't mind. They don't mind paying a little extra if generally speaking, it just works for them. I've never had a problem getting Windows do what I need it do. But at work, Mac OS has worked pretty damned well for us.

As I said, the cost bothers me. You can get a better equipped laptop for about 1/2 the price by going PC. But most people don't care about the internals of a machine or even know what's inside or how it works. Which can be observed by the fact that the term "gigaram" has been searched for 1000's of times on Newegg...

*sigh*
 

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I have been on a Mac for a while.
I love them.

Have W7 on my MacBook Pro for the rare occasions I have to run a windows only based program.
There really are very few "integrations" or "format" issues when working with a Mac in a windows world.
 

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As I said, the cost bothers me. You can get a better equipped laptop for about 1/2 the price by going PC. But most people don't care about the internals of a machine or even know what's inside or how it works. Which can be observed by the fact that the term "gigaram" has been searched for 1000's of times on Newegg...

*sigh*
Actually this is a huge misconception. They cost the same. Mac gives you higher end components and does not offer cheaper options. Go price the similarly specked Windows Laptop and you will be shocked that they will cost the same. In fact, in order to get some of the components that Mac puts in their laptops, you will have to go to workstation configurations of Windows laptops. Go ahead, try Dell, Lenovo and HP and you will see the difference.
 

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Macs cost a little bit more because Apple does not have 500 other manufacturers trying to sell basically the same thing- although there is a lot more "sameness" now that they are Intel and the OS are more or less interchangeable.

I am not sure I would have gone the route of Intel if I were Apple, this is the exact move that IMO destroyed SGI, they abandoned a superior video bus architecture and went to, quad Xeons I think it was at the time.

With ported OSes, Apple is setting themselves up for a machine-to-machine comparison, I hope they keep the status edge for the sake of their marketing department.

I switched too, around 2000 or 2001 when OSX first came out, and the 22" cinema monitor- which my kid uses today.
That thing was $2500 at the time and I cringed when I bought it, but it has paid for itself many times over.

I went through the same dilemma with Festool recently, I asked myself - "Do I really need to buy a $600 circular saw"? In some cases, the extra money is just worth it.
 

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Used Windows when I worked for the state for decades. Always problems. So I always used Macs at home. I only use Macs now for my PI business. My iMac is about 7-8 years old, so when time comes I will probably go with another iMac.

Pros for Mac are:
Hardware is excellent.
OS is more secure than Windows. You do not have to have an antivirus program running all the time.
OS interface is intuitive.

Minuses for Mac:
There is only one, the initial cost.

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