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When do you stop being a switcher ??


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I was wondering where the line is from Switcher to Mac user ?
When can you consider yourself a non switcher or will us ex-pc folk always be switchers ? any thoughts ?
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Hmm. Interesting question.

For me someone that isn't considered a switcher anymore is someone that isn't trying to make his/her Mac behave like his/her WinBox anymore and accepts the Mac for what it is: a different way of doing stuff on a computer.
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Well said. In my opinion, it's not only about accepting the Mac for what it is. One must actually think "in Mac". This is a concept familiar to anyone who has studied a language for any length of time, even reading music. For a while, the person still thinks in his/her native tongue and then translates that into the secondary language. It's the same way with switching to an entirely new operating system. For a while, the person thinks in , say, Windows XP. They will think about what they want to do and how it is done in Windows. Then they think about what needs to be done in OS X to accomplish the same thing. Even though after a few weeks this may be a very fast process, it still occurs. After a while, possibly without the awareness of the person, they will begin to actually THINK in Mac OS X. I feel that this is when a person is no longer a switcher, but a native user of Mac OS X.

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If you buy a Mac after being a PC owner, and use it as a Mac and not try to run it like a PC are you thus considered a Mac user and not a switcher??

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ok just having some fun..not being truly serious with my question
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This has been a question that has troubled scientists for many a decade, but the current estimate is: 6 months, 2 weeks, 3 days, 4 hours, 26 minutes, and 8 seconds, to be exact. However, there is some debate about the validity of the formula used and some important variables may have been ignored. The actual time could be slightly more or slightly less.

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Thundermoon I like the comparison to learning a language I have lived in Scandinavia since 1985 so I understand your comment perfectly.
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Hmm. Interesting question.

For me someone that isn't considered a switcher anymore is someone that isn't trying to make his/her Mac behave like his/her WinBox anymore and accepts the Mac for what it is: a different way of doing stuff on a computer.
When does the graduation ceremony take place??
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So what if you use both and never plan on completely ditching one platform for the other? Does that mean I'll never be a switcher?

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No. You can be bilingual. Then you can be like MHC, who actually is bilingual.

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Where are you from originally?
I was born in England to Irish/Scottish Parents
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When does the graduation ceremony take place??
...and do we have to roll up one trouser leg(Difficult with a kilt) and chant Ooomm! to a picture of the great God Jobs
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Heres my take as a former Switcher

When you buy several Apple Retro Shirts on eBay
When you put the Apple Stickers on your car
When you start looking for the number of Mac users versus the others in a Starbucks.
When you see people at Startbucks using a Dell/Acer/HP, and you get a little itsy-bitsy feeling of superiority
When you keep going to the upper left of the screen to close an app at your Windows Desktop at work
When you go to a Best Buy or other chain, and totally ignore the PCs, Laptops and software from the others. Not ignore willfully, but they dont even register.
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