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Just an hour ago, I was talking to my girlfriend, who also has Mac, a 13 MBP. She LOVES it! She mentioned how it's been running perfect/very consistent since the first day, and it got me thinking about my MBP. It's now more than 15 months old, and has been EXTREMELY/UNBELIEVABLY reliable. It has always been very constant. Even the battery has been SUPERB with it still holding a 95% charge after 567 cycles. The only problems(not really "problems"), were caused by something stupid that I thought I knew how to do...and failed, but the guys here(CAW107 and others) are always helpful. Now, I got my hands on an 11 year old PowerMac G4. I was expecting it to, I'll be honest, a slow turd, but it really shocked me! So much that I bought a matching 17" Apple studio display, and have ordered some upgrades for it, because I like it so much. I can't believe it's running so good for an 11 year old computer I hope I get to use my mbp for a real long time I wont even start with all the other apple stuff...

So, how has your experience been with Macs?
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Logic Pro (before stufio was released) would constantly crash, Adobe CS4 would be very prone to crashing when editing large files, I had to reinstall the OS once because when I turned it on, a big "do not enter" icon filled the screen, my first MBP had crooked keys that they never did fix, my second had a period where it would boot but the screen wouldn't turn on until I finally figured out that the PRAM needed to be reset, and I've had other issues as well.

All in all, it's been like any other computer I've owned.

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I have always pretty good experiences with Macs, first one was a Macintosh Plus way back in the day, I'm constantly buying & selling them If I had the money I would own every Mac ever made, Build my own personal Mac museum. That being said my Dad still uses his eMac G4 700Mhz everyday and loves it.
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Yeah...Mac's...who would want to own a Mac!

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I have always pretty good experiences with Macs, first one was a Macintosh Plus way back in the day, I'm constantly buying & selling them If I had the money I would own every Mac ever made, Build my own personal Mac museum. That being said my Dad still uses his eMac G4 700Mhz everyday and loves it.
Have you ever visited the Apple Museum? Brings back memories....

Good for your Dad! Same reason I'm driving around in a 12 year old auto.

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Have you ever visited the Apple Museum? Brings back memories....

Good for your Dad! Same reason I'm driving around in a 12 year old auto.

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Thanks, ill check it out, Me too I'm still driving my 98 Honda, runs like a champ.


Was just reading up on the history of Apple, I was just thinking how things could have turned out if Jobs never brought on John Sculley?
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Was just reading up on the history of Apple, I was just thinking how things could have turned out if Jobs never brought on John Sculley?
Yes...those were some pretty scary & boring years to be an Apple/Macintosh user!

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Yes...those were some pretty scary & boring years to be an Apple/Macintosh user!

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The company was considered dead at that time, I think I remember reading that Michael Dell was quoted as saying "Apple should buy back all the stock and close there doors"

Who's laughing now?
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Was just reading up on the history of Apple, I was just thinking how things could have turned out if Jobs never brought on John Sculley?
That's a good one. How in the world did anyone think that a Pepsi Cola guy could run Apple? Those were some bad years after Steve left. Sculley wound up being a big supporter and contributor to the campaign of President Clinton which brought him some notoriety back in 1992. Don't know what happened to him after that though. Anyway, I think we're all glad that Steve came back.

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The only problem I've ever had with a Mac is not knowing how to use some of the programs the first time I needed to. I've been using Macs since the Macintosh Classic, and I'm a believer. They're so sleek, simple, beautiful, and FAST.
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That's a good one. How in the world did anyone think that a Pepsi Cola guy could run Apple? Those were some bad years after Steve left. Sculley wound up being a big supporter and contributor to the campaign of President Clinton which brought him some notoriety back in 1992. Don't know what happened to him after that though. Anyway, I think we're all glad that Steve came back.

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I watched a video on Youtube with Steve Jobs he said point blank, That he hired the wrong guy (Sculley) Let's not forget Gil Amelia what ever happened to him?

In the end Jobs won, And is one of the most powerful and influential figures in Technology today.
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A little over 2 months - so far, so good...
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...Let's not forget Gil Amelia what ever happened to him?
Yeah..."Gil" was a real "winner" as well.

Another member of the "whack-pack" (John, Michael, and Gil)...or were their names Moe, Larry, and Curly!!!


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I love Macs, since i got my first Mac which was a White Macbook 2GHZ, 1GB, 80GB HDD, i was amazed. I purchased the new 13inch Macbook Pro when they were first released and still, amazed.

BUT!

I feel that Macs are amazing for the getting jobs done e.g. quickly checking email, browsing the internet, itunes, creating stuff etc...

But i feel that you are open to alot more with Windows. I have 120GB's partitioned off my 320GB internal HDD and i find that i use that (Windows 7) more then OS X, simply because i can play games aswell as doing the things i can with my Mac.

Maybe hard for you to understand but thats my take on things.
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I am a very new Mac user, in fact I bought my MacBook Pro in January 2010. So far I am pretty happy with it, it's been extremely reliable for me, easy to work with, and worked right out of the box just as Apple said it would. It runs great too, and the features of it like it's multi-touch trackpad was an awesome invention, it's real weird to use a regular trackpad! I also was blown away by the quality of the screen. I just enjoy the set-up. I was always a Windows user from 1998 to 2010, and when I first got my MacBook Pro I was a bit worried since it was set-up differently.

Overall I am very happy with my purchase. I plan on sticking with Apple. It's really a great machine.
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