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    The lifespan of Mac ?
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    Hi everyone .. this's my 1st Thread here ..

    & I'v been thinking to move from Windows to Mac .. & everytime I go to buy

    a Mac I change my mind .. it's not the cost .. but .. some isuses such as :

    1- The Language Support .. Considering my language is a Right Language ..&

    I dont mean that changing the interface screen to be in my own language ..

    it's just that does it

    support everything in my langugae such as Photoshop CS5 ( I know there is

    Photoshop ME .. Middle East ) but in some how maybe there is an issue with

    my Language .. Plus ..

    Office 2011 .. I know there is no support for the language that starts from

    the Right .. However .. I don't care about the Language right now coz I use

    the office for my reports in

    School in ENG Language .. so for the time being ,, doesn't matter right

    now .. but maybe in the future .. Plus some websites in my language ,, cos i

    saw a friend writing in a

    websites in my language ,, and the letters were separated .. ( My Language's

    letters are connected ) ..

    2- for the reason above .. i can figure it out with them .. but for this

    reason .. which is .. The Lifespan for Mac ?????????

    it's the last thing that prevented me from moving to Mac ...

    I heared from some macusres .. that .. this year .. there are problems with

    the laptops .. heating .. noising coz of fan .. doesn't live for long time .. max

    for 3 years .. and

    hopefully 5 years .. and so on ..

    so .. if i think deeply .. if i want to buy a macbook pro .. 15 inches .. i7 ..

    which it gonna cost me at least $ 2000 .. and it won't live for long ..

    wt's the benefit from moving from Windows to Mac ??

    Plz .. Advise me .. ( Sorry for my weak Language hhh )

    thnks guys

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    The lifespan of Mac ?
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    Welcome to the forum ... Life span of a Mac can vary as with any product out in the real world. Then again some members here are using 7yr old macs and some have older Macs.
    It will also depend on how you treat it, how often you use it, where you use and things of similar nature. I think buying a Mac could last you 5yrs and there are alot on here with 3yr old Macs........
    But remember in the end they are still only a Electronic device and PC .....

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    Are you more concerned with the life span or the ability to use your native language effectively? What is your native language (it might help in determining the feasibility of a Mac for you)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    Welcome to the forum ... Life span of a Mac can vary as with any product out in the real world. Then again some members here are using 7yr old macs and some have older Macs.
    It will also depend on how you treat it, how often you use it, where you use and things of similar nature. I think buying a Mac could last you 5yrs and there are alot on here with 3yr old Macs........
    But remember in the end they are still only a Electronic device and PC .....

    Cheers
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    The lifespan of Mac ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    Welcome to the forum ... Life span of a Mac can vary as with any product out in the real world. Then again some members here are using 7yr old macs and some have older Macs.
    It will also depend on how you treat it, how often you use it, where you use and things of similar nature. I think buying a Mac could last you 5yrs and there are alot on here with 3yr old Macs........
    But remember in the end they are still only a Electronic device and PC .....

    Cheers
    thnks but this works everytime with any device .. if you use it carefully ..

    a frined of mine has a TOSHIBA Laptop .. and it' the 9th year and it's working fine .. yes it's not working as it's the first time ..

    but .. to bua Macbook Pro and it's just a year or two .. and there is heating .. noising .. coz of the fun .. this's not good

    anyway .. it think it depeneds on many reasons .. such as .. how you use it .. and .. how lucky you are

    thnks

    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Are you more concerned with the life span or the ability to use your native language effectively? What is your native language (it might help in determining the feasibility of a Mac for you)?
    actually ,, life spane ,,, and my native language is ARABIC .. yes i'm concered about my language but not that much ,, i use my language in the Arabic websites .. that's all .. & i think this's O.K. coz i saw friends using Mac .. and the Arabic websites are fine ..

    But my concern as i said bf is some software such as Photoshop + in the future .. Office .. coz Office in Windows is Incredible ..

    thnks man .. and sorry for the late reply

    Quote Originally Posted by osxx View Post
    If its mechanical or electrical or both all things wear out or break and its anybody's guess as to when.
    yeh u r right .. thnks

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H. View Post
    Some of us are running even older
    that's right but with the old Mac .. as i heared ..

    anyway it's diffecult to jugde for people who just bought macbook pros min at 2008 or 2009

    thnks guys .. i appreciated
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