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Have you ever influenced anyone to get a mac and they bought one and loved it? I have recently with my friend. At first he said he hated macs, then when i told him to get on the iMacs in the library (I think I told him, maybe i forced him. whatever.) I showed him how to use it and all the easy commands like apple w/q/o/etc. and he thought it was pretty cool and liked the way and feel of it. Now he really wants to get a mac. What about you guys?
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Yes,a guy I work with was finally fed up with his PC and wanted a new laptop to take on the road. I let him look at my iBook for a few hours and he went and bought one that night.


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I hope so - it's part of my job.
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I don't try to influence anyone to purchase anything. I do my best to do quite the opposite. I do encourage people to make their own decisions and come to their own conclusions about what they want/need a computer for. If that happens to be a Mac, then its a Mac. If that happens to be a Windows system, then so be it. But nobody should go around trying to convert the masses to any particular platform or OS.

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I don't try to influence anyone to purchase anything....I do encourage people to make their own decisions and come to their own conclusions
Amen brother! It's important to inform but not push. I'm currently trying to get my mum interested in one. She wants a laptop to help her with her work but she can't even worth a TV remote! So I reckon that a Mac is best for her. I'm also telling a friend about them as he's thinking about a new laptop as well.
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none so far, but i try everyday

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I have convinced everyone here in my office to get one, and a SSG (Staff Sergeant), who works with me plans on buying one for his family for christmas, he is contemplating a mini, or an imac, I told him to go with the imac, more economical, no need to buy an external lcd monitor, and they are faster.
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Yes, all the time in my old job...

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A buddy of mine got his first exposure to my iMac G5 viewing an HD trailer. A week later he bought one. Once people see a mac, they're hooked.
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Yeah, I take the same approach as Devilboy. I surely wouldn't enjoy people convincing me to switch to Windows. If someone has strong and doubtful oppinions of the mac, I'll just simply say that you have justified your reasoning for using Windows, and I have justified using macs for my reasoning. If people are interested in my mac and about macs in general, I'll be happy to fill them in. :cool:
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I agree with Devilboy too. I influenced my brother to get an iBook not long after I got mine but only because he used it occasionally and liked it, I also showed him some of the cool stuff that can be done with it and he got one a couple of weeks after.
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A guy I know from another forum just e-mailed me this morning asking about an iBook. He's a lifelong Windows user but is interested in switching to an iBook for taking notes in class etc.

I view that as he came to me, I'm just providing info. He was already interested in buying one. As far as comments made above, I'm not going to try to "convert" the masses, but if someone is already interested and comes to me and asks I will be more than happy to give them the pros and cons of Mac ownership.

Some of you make it sound like helping those who ask is bad and I would disgaree.


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Have you ever influenced anyone to get a mac and they bought one and loved it? .........What about you guys?
I hope I've never tried to influence anyone into buying a mac. (unless Steve pays me) I hope I've been able to present arguements sufficiently for them to understand based on my experience with my PB. Hopefully their objectives will be met.

I fell in love with my PB ever since the TI's were introduced....never could justify buying one....until recently... I love it for it's beauty....that's it. It's still pathetic compared to Wintel laptops in performance / price. I can't wait till the mactels come out...
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Anybody here make the switch by themselves? That's how it happened for me. I never knew anybody, who owned a mac to start with, nor did I ever get to tried one out, before I got my first one.
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I was in the same postion as you iWhat. No-one around here has a Mac, and I decided to take the plunge and I do not regret it.

A few people have now become interested, with on person buying two Mac's in as many months.

I must say, that my husband, who is not technically savvy at all, finds the Mac much easier and prefers them to PC's. It is much easier for me too because everytime he went on the PC and he got an error message/bluescreen/freezing he would shout may name immediately to sort it out.

This has never happened with the Mac - infact now he asks me how to do things on it, instead of asking me to sort it out, which is much better because he is learning more.

He has learned more since using a Mac for the last year than he has with using PC's for the last 6 years. LOL

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