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Just a little background...I had been a Windows/PC user since the 80s when I purchased my first computer. I use the computer for work and play. I would build extreme PCs for gaming purposes. Well as I have aged, my game playing has been less and less. Also, as time has passed, I was getting more discouraged with the Windows/PC experience... You all know the story. So I started lurking Mac forum sites and doing some research. There is a Apple Store about 5 miles from where I live, so I started visiting and playing with the hardware.
I decided on the 20 inch 2.4 iMac with 1 GB of memory. Couldn't be happier. I does all I need it to do so far without all the hassle of a Windows machine (my wife has a Vista Laptop) . I just purchased a 4GB upgrade kit because I do plan on doing some video editing.

Because of what I have read here and at other sites has helped with the decision to switch and transition to Mac. Another big help has been The Missing Manual series. I am looking forward to visiting here often.
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what a good story, was it Vista that swiched you ocer?

Welcome aboard and have fun with your mac
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Welcome. I am sure you will enjoy the Mac.
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what a good story, was it Vista that swiched you ocer?

Welcome aboard and have fun with your mac
Vista was the kicker. She has quite a few annoying bugs right now. Mainly virus software that came with the computer is not fully Vista compatible My XP Pro computer had a Virus program, 3 different spyware/adware programs and took forever to boot because of that. It ran fine once booted. Then there is the maintenance. It just seems to be spinning out of control on the Microsoft side.
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Very familiar story of several of us around here. Think you'll like this place. There are some great folks around.

I have my last home built XP Pro machine sitting in the other room connected to a 26" widescreen monitor. And that machine is the most trouble free computer I think I had ever owned. That now includes my MBP. The monitor is about 9 or 10 months old now. Can assure you that monitor has a maximum of 20-25 hours total time on it. Have grown to really enjoy OS X.

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
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