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  1. #1
    Surprised by comparison -- happy to have switched.

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    Surprised by comparison -- happy to have switched.
    Been pleased with my 4 months with iMac. Was reminded afresh yesterday because a guest brought their new D*** 8600 laptop with them and we played side-by-side for a while. I had forgotten so many of the differences. Never going back. For what I (we, my guest and I) do, the iMac is vastly superior and much more fun.

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    mac57's Avatar
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    A typical experience I would say. For most people, once you dip your toes in the Mac pond, you never go back. Enjoy your Mac!
    My Macs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5 GHz, G4 Cube with 1.2 GHz Upgrade
    My iStuff: 64GB iPhone 5, 64GB iPad4, 30GB iPod Video, 16GB iPod Touch
    My OS': Mac OS X Lion, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Tiger, Mac OS 9.2.2, openSUSE 10.3
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    Its like going from a camaro to a ferrari. you never wanna drive that camaro after you play with a ferrari.



    I switched back in july.... i will NEVER go back.
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    i dunno a fine italian sports car vs raw american muscle, too different animals imho

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronMac View Post
    i dunno a fine italian sports car vs raw american muscle, too different animals imho
    Isn't that exactly what Apple and Windows are to completely different OS's doing similar things but each has there own "speciality"
    Damien Healy
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    Quote Originally Posted by asolo View Post
    Been pleased with my 4 months with iMac. Was reminded afresh yesterday because a guest brought their new D*** 8600 laptop with them and we played side-by-side for a while. I had forgotten so many of the differences. Never going back. For what I (we, my guest and I) do, the iMac is vastly superior and much more fun.

    So glad you stuck with the Mac. Knew you would love it after you got used to it.

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    After only on week I feel the same way

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    I disagree to a certain extent. I've held onto a PC laptop and both my desktop machines are PC's, but I do love my Macbook. However, I couldn't really see myself dumping the PCs - they do excel in places where Apple has yet to delve into (such as the SLI video cards in my primary desktop)

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    also a recent switcher (and new to this forum to boot)...

    i just had a 17" HP laptop turn into a thousand dollar paperweight on me when it overheated it's video card.
    while i have had years of decent experiences with wintel pcs and laptops, and i work in wintel server support, i kind of figured i didn't want to pay good money to have these kinds of experiences anymore. i also was intrigued by macs and was interested in learning about new hardware and software.

    so one day at lunch after lamenting the demise of that huge laptop, i ran over to the apple store at the mall of america and picked up a shiny new white macbook (2.0Ghz/80G HD/1G ram).
    i am very happy with my decision.

    once i came to terms with the differences, and learned some of the basic ins and outs of the os and primary apps (and found a good replacement for itunes - yay audion! and the windows only forte agent) i was definitely feeling the joy!
    though i do still kind of miss the sim gaming power of the 17" HP. simcity4 runs like molasses on the macbook, and tropico2 crashes periodically. and you can't find games like these on a ps2 or DS.

    one problem i haven't solved yet... how do you open the apple menu from the keyboard?

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    how do you open the apple menu from the keyboard?

    you lost me here, why do you wanna do that? afaik, there is no apple menu. use Spotlight and tell it what you want.

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    Try Quicksilver. I've got it programmed with a few kb shortcuts to open up a few menus. I'm not that cluey at using it, maybe someone else could give you a tip.

    http://quicksilver.blacktree.com/

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    Kulokoy, the apple menu...

    you know, the menu that you access by clicking the apple icon on the top left of the screen...



    i posted a proper thread on this in the switch forum and got a decent answer - though i haven't tested it yet, browsing from work now on a wxp pro laptop.

    [edit]thanks cjay, i'll take a look![/edit]

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    oops,oic lol
    got spoiled on xp hitting that windows logo key huh?
    have fun with your Mac.

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