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    I bought a mac because . . .

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    I bought a mac because . . .
    the laptop is the best value in the thin and light category

    I'm sure I could've save a couple of hundred had I gone with a different company, but the macbook was thinner with better features packed in (blue tooth, HDD space, dvi output, etc.)

    on top of all that, I can use boot camp to use XP (I've been enjoying Mac OS X so much that I haven't bothered yet)

    that's all I have to say

    oh, and great resell value never hurts

    maybe I'll sell this baby when that new MB with LED + Santa Rosa comes out (what's it looking like, November?)

    I wouldn't mind getting more battery life out of this little thing

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    I bought a mac because . . .

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    Umm, if you're just going to Boot Camp Windows all the time, why get a Mac? .......................

    Just try using OS X all the time, you never know, you might end up "forgetting" to install Windows

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    I bought a mac because . . .

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    Umm, if you're just going to Boot Camp Windows all the time, why get a Mac? .......................
    i agree when i get my MB i would never think of installing windows

    why would you need to?

    there is a mac equivelant for practically every windows programme or a mac version

    i agree with smurfy you might "forget" to install windows

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    I bought a mac because . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Jack View Post
    i agree when i get my MB i would never think of installing windows

    why would you need to?

    there is a mac equivelant for practically every windows programme or a mac version

    i agree with smurfy you might "forget" to install windows
    it's been nearly two weeks and I haven't had a reason yet

    I can only think of a few so far:

    -Mototrola cell phone applications. I'm not talking about consumer level media programs, but programming apps needed to make changes and such on my phone

    -CPS3 emulation, hasn't happened for Macs yet. It's very new for the PC side of things and Mame is horrible at running it as of now

    -iPod updates, I decided to restore my iPod to FAT32 after I found out that PCs won't recognize the Macintosh format. This is important because it's useful to be able to transfer big files from one comp to the next. Unfortunately, I can't update it now through my MB on OS X.

    otherwise, I don't really have much of a reason. Everything else is better in every which way. It's less cluttered and does what it's supposed to (no more visits to the Windows registry for me).

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    I bought a mac because . . .

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    no more visits to the Windows registry for me

    glad to hear it

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    I bought a mac because . . .

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    I was a PC user all my life, so there are a few apps I have become accustomed to, so i do have windows on my mini. it's not that I need it, but it is nice to have.

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    I bought a mac because . . .
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    I felt like it.

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    I bought a mac because . . .
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    MacBook Pro 13 Inch, 2 Mac Mini's 1.66 & 1.83, 2- iMac Intel i3 iPhone 4 & iPad 2 32 gig.
    It was time to replace my older laptop and I was sick of viruses, spyware and security updates.
    My Avatar is in memory of my beloved K-9,
    Dillinger who was killed in the line of duty.

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    I was also mainly tired of the daily upkeep of a Windows PC. It seemed like every time I logged on, I had a virus definition update.

    Now I have an awesome laptop with bluetooth and everything, and it can even handle the few games I throw at it. I love it and I haven't felt the need to install Windows on my MBP. Just go a couple of weeks without and you won't know why you ever used it!

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    I bought a mac because . . .

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    I bought my MacBook 15 months or so ago because I was tired of having to call MS to activate Windows every time I re-installed it.

    I bought my Mac Pro because I wanted something more powerful and I loved my MacBook so much. I run Windows in a VMWare Fusion VM. I'd be Windows-free if it weren't for the fact that I need it for my work and MS Money.

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    I bought a mac because . . .

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    I finally bought a macbook, because since i have a windows vista pc i have totally lost faith in windows.
    vista is so full of bugs... open file dialogues don't refresh... argh!!! its so annoying.
    before vista i never had a problem, well, a real problem, with windows.. but vista is awful, and now i'm a mac person. (and linux of course hehe).
    lilbird.

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    I bought a mac because . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba View Post
    I'd be Windows-free if it weren't for you meddling kids!
    I fixed your post

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