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    Benjamindaines's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 08, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    17" MacBook Pro
    Tell me about your first time...
    The first time you played with a Mac OS X machine what was the thing that blew you away / was your favorite?

    For me it was the whole "pop" sound and bezel that came up with you changed the volume. Yeah, I know trivial but it just blew me away coming from OS 8.

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    geekboy2000's Avatar
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    Jan 15, 2006
    SE Pennsylvania
    20" 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo iMac, 1.5 GHZ PPC Mac Mini, MacBook MB403LL/A
    In my case, it was the fact that I finally had an OS X dock the way it was meant to be, working perfectly, and an OS behind it that worked great as well. That, after trying to make my Windows boxes look like Macs for longer than I want to admit.
    "I'm the one that's going to die when it's time for me to die.
    So let me live my life . . . the way I want to.
    " - From "If 6 Was 9" - Jimi Hendrix

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    coach_z's Avatar
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    Jul 23, 2004
    North NJ
    i dont have no mac's
    i feel like i answered this post over on

    anyway ill give a different answer

    i was amazed at the startup speed and how quickly it got thigns done, my dell was so loaded with random crap that it could barely operate
    MoTM honor roll...
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    cazabam's Avatar
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    Jun 06, 2006
    MacBook 2.0GHz White, 512MB RAM, 60GB HDD
    The genie effect when minimising. I'm easily pleased.

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    novicew's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2006
    Hamburg, Germany
    MacBook Pro | iMac(2.1 G5) | MacBook(2.16 C2D) | MacMini (1.67 CD) | iPhone 4 | iPad (3rd Gen)
    I was impressed by the simplicity and the power of OS X. Being a Linux user for a while I felt at home using Terminal. It was so nice to use all these keyboard shortcuts for every possible task you can imagine. After spending so much time with Macs, I am still learning new combinations.

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    Oct 27, 2002
    Cleveland, Ohio
    MacBook Pro | LED Cinema Display | iPhone 4 | iPad 2
    I liked the Aqua look personally.

    Great thread Ben, thanks!
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  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by caza
    The genie effect when minimising. I'm easily pleased.
    Simple man, simple pleasures. Heck yeah. If you really want to show it off, hold down shift when you minimize/maximize. It's "bullet time" Genie effect!

    I'd have to say the 1st time I intalled an app I fell in love.
    Finally a computer I can just use!

    I fix XP problems all day. =P
    You've got time to be productive, instead of figuring out how to be productive.

    Oh , and Exposé had me at hello. For awhile I was the only guy at work that got to work on a Mac. F9 blew people away. :eek:
    Quote Originally Posted by dazed coworkers
    Can I do that on XP?

    Alas, I don't get to use a Mac at work anymore.

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    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OS10.13 iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OS10.13 , iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 5s,
    All good posts. I think the first thing that grabbed me was what Schweb mentioned, The Auqa look. It just looked so nice. Made me want to use the OS.

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    surfwax95's Avatar
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    Aug 27, 2005
    Fayetteville, AR
    15" Powerbook G4 • 24" iMac • iPhone 3Gs
    I guess the first time I used OS X was the Cheetah beta in 2001 on an iMac G3...

    I was blown away by the Dock. At the time, I'd never seen anything like it.
    I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
    They're - Their - There | Two - Too - To | You're - Your | MAC - Mac
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    Member Since
    Aug 31, 2006
    MacBook Pro 2GHz | 1GB RAM | 256MB VRAM | Mac OS X 10.4.7
    hmmm.... I was soo surprised by the speed. "Aqua look" and dock got to me too..

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    Erudite.Warrior's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 17, 2005
    Bristow, VA
    2.8Ghz MBP, 4GB RAM, 320 GB 7200RPM HD
    Expose blew my socks off. Then, watching a friend of mine move a quicktime window around, while a movie was playing and seeing no skipping, stopping or other problems with the movie. I was totally sold after that.

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    yogi's Avatar
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    Jan 14, 2005
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Mac Mini, iPad Air 2, iPhone 7+, Apple TV 4th Gen, Apple Watch (38mm Link Bracelet)
    That the installer took my photo and put it up as a user pic. Then, that the installation process took like 3 minutes. Then, the utter silence of my iMac. Then, Exposé. Exposé, exposé, exposé. Probably everything. In fact, I wasn't too surprised by much of ti because I had learnt the OS inside out before buying my first Mac.
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    cjay's Avatar
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    Dec 04, 2005
    Me too with the Aqua look. Can you say OS X had a personality?

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