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  1. #1
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    I've gone to the dark side!

    My birthday came & went in late September, and guess what i got?

    A Macbook air 13, brand new, from my old man.

    I've tried apple in the past & given up each time, as i'm so used to Windows 7.
    Well, because it was a 1000.00 gift, i figured i better learn this thing, or else!

    Thank God for youtube, because without it, i would have been lost.
    So weird that i feel like i've almost mastered this thing after three days of frustration.
    Today, it finally clicked & feels more natural.

    Had to DL Zipeg, because WinRAR will not work on a mac.
    WinRAR is the thing that opens all my music zip files.

    I also DL'd Google chrome, VLC media player & Ad blocker.
    No anti virus needed, which is crazy to me.

  2. #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    My birthday came & went in late September, and guess what i got?

    A Macbook air 13, brand new, from my old man.

    I've tried apple in the past & given up each time, as i'm so used to Windows 7.
    Well, because it was a 1000.00 gift, i figured i better learn this thing, or else!

    Thank God for youtube, because without it, i would have been lost.
    So weird that i feel like i've almost mastered this thing after three days of frustration.
    Today, it finally clicked & feels more natural.

    Had to DL Zipeg, because WinRAR will not work on a mac.
    WinRAR is the thing that opens all my music zip files.

    I also DL'd Google chrome, VLC media player & Ad blocker.
    No anti virus needed, which is crazy to me.
    nice. I"ve been using Mac for about 15 years. Should be an easier transition w Youtube videos/tutorials

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    Quote Originally Posted by thismusicsux View Post
    nice. I"ve been using Mac for about 15 years. Should be an easier transition w Youtube videos/tutorials
    I'll never go back to PC, now.

    Windows is like the wild west, while mac is like a high rise in a gated community.
    My stuff was so easy to organize.

    There's this amazing guy on youtube that does in depth mac tutorials, and he is a total pro.
    Great instructor & communicator.

    I also could have just taken it to the apple store & learnt more, but i was too lazy.

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    I went solely to a Mac years ago and have never looked back. I have PC's at work and I must say Mac's are light-years ahead of PC's. I bought a laptop for my Mom (should have went with a mac there too) and I gave up on the Windows 8....pure garbage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VH Freak View Post
    I went solely to a Mac years ago and have never looked back. I have PC's at work and I must say Mac's are light-years ahead of PC's. I bought a laptop for my Mom (should have went with a mac there too) and I gave up on the Windows 8....pure garbage.
    It's been two weeks now since i got it, and i must say, I LOVE IT!

    Completely second nature now, and the applications are light years ahead of Windows.
    It really is easier (once you learn iOS) & far more logical (at least to me).

    There's no hiccups, not even any buffering or interruptions or fake software popping up.
    It's just a really calm user experience.

    I shouldn't have given up so easily, a few years back.
    It is not difficult to learn, just slightly different.

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    I am the opposite. I am currently de-apple-ing my life. The phone is the first to go, tomorrow. I have a Sony Z3 compact on order, it will let me add storage as I need, let me play HD music files natively, let me use it as mobile storage, let me change the battery when it fails, it's water proof and has at least 2 day battery life.

    I have found iPads, and tablets in general, less appealing than ever. The only time i've really found them useful is as a travelling companion, but a phone will do all that anyway and laptops are thinner and lighter than ever and offer a full computing experience. I use Win 8.1 on both my laptops and it is great, fast, reliable and does what I need. I administer mixed environment networks for a job, so I have a decent understanding of both.

    I find the whole Apple ecosystem limiting, like i'm a lemming just waiting for it to tell me what it thinks I have to do next. There's no freedom. I hate that they shoved a fucking U2 album down my throat. I hate that any enterprise functionality is an afterthought and behaves like it was built in 1996. They are seriously so far behind in that aspect that it's laughable.

    Fuck Apple.
    "Iíve got a white Kramer Pacer, and that just goes with every outfit. Thatíll go with my purple spandex, my zebra spandex, everything. And Iíve got a lot of spandex, so itís good to have a versatile guitar thatíll go with your spandex.". - Satchel

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    I've been working on Mac's since 1989. As a designer and Art Director, it's a must for me to use them daily, but still, working once in a while on my wife's PC at home (with all new software and the latest operating system) is like trying to do brain surgery in the dark compared to Apple...so smooth, intuitive and user friendly.

    I also find the iPhone to be far superior to any non-apple phone (except maybe the camera). My wife dumped her Samsung after her contract was up to go back to an iPhone.

    So congratulations on jumping into the light!

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    I love my macbook.

    I'm not a tinkerer, not one of those guys that likes (or knows how to) add Ram & custom
    components & programs.

    I like the fact that it's all there & set up for me.
    My music & porn has never looked so organized! LOL.

    I did like Windows 7, but i always preferred the look & build of a mac.
    Now that i have Yosemite, i'm thinking, "This is so much better than Windows, it's so easy
    to locate anything."

    Anything i install, the drivers are already there.
    There's no malware popping up every other day.
    The machine, i swear, does not make a sound.

    SSD is something i love, too.
    I will never, ever go back to a hard drive, even on my external.
    There's no comparison in performance, i don't care how much storage an HD may have.

    I gave up on learning a mac too easily, in the past.
    But it truly is much more refined & easier.

    My phone is a Samsung Android, but i really would like an iPhone.
    I just don't want the monthly costs!

    Still love my iPod, though.

 

 

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