I am 3-weeks into my new MacBook experience and I LOVE IT!! I still have to use a PC at work but at home, it is always my MacBook. I mostly use it for Internet, email, word processing, photo organization, etc. but it has been great. There are a couple of programs that I use on my PC that are not available for the mac but I have two choices: 1) install Windows using parallels OR 2) find substitute programs. I am enjoying the mac so much that I have decided to not mess it up with Windows... so I am taking my time in trying to find substitute programs.
I switched a couple of weeks ago(maybe 3) and I cant get over how simple the machine is. Over all the most pleasurable part of the experience has been the people. From the people at the apple store to the people on this forum everyone has been welcoming and super friendly.
I love my Macbook, but I don't know if thats only because I'm coming from a Windows machine that's about five years old and very congested. I may have been just as happy with a Windows at this point, but my real satisfaction will come if my baby lasts through college.
The Mac is a beautiful machine though, and Apple generally seems so much friendlier than Microsoft [what did it say when I opened the box? "You and your Mac are perfect for each other?" Something like that.]. The Mac fanboys make the experience great too; the fandom becomes contagious.
First Mac January this year, an iBook G3 for my wife (so I wasn't always fixing things / maintenance for her). So impressed I ditched my Toshiba Win / Linux laptop for an iBook myself shortly afterwards, then took my PC apart and sold the bits for an iMac in April.
Just switched recently, and have had no problems, and could not be happier with my switch. Love my blackbook. Although at the moment I'm at the beach and im piggy backing wireless internet...and its soo unstable. Whatever theirs other things to do.
I own three Macs, two work nice, one is a problem child (used has hardware issues) I do still find myself using the main desktop PC scads more than the Macs but I do like them, they work nicely save for one......but it's gonna get fixed soon enough
I got my black Macbook a few weeks ago. So far I love, although I've been using it only for internet, email, and music. But once I go back to school for the fall quarter, the real test begins. I plan on upgrading to 4GB of RAM and installing VMWare Fusion to run XP Pro.
I love my Mac. I bought my first MacBook about 8 months ago. I kept it a month and loved it but couldn't justify the cost compared to what I could build a decent gaming PC for. I sold the MB, built the PC and regretted it ever since. I recently sold the PC and I'm now back to a MacBook.
You know what they say, once you go Mac you can never go back! Or something like that...
I've got my iMac about 6 months... love it most of the time but there is a learning curve when you don't live on the computer and also have to use PCs now and then. I can't say I've experienced any major problems... certainly less than any PC I've recently built/bought.
I'm not a new Mac user, but we just got a new iMac 20" 2.66Ghz last weekend from the Apple Store. They took care of my iPhone 3G exchange so effortlessly that my fiance and I decided to buy an iMac to replace our Core Duo Mac Mini.
Her parents have never owned a computer, so getting them set up with the Mini took relatively little time.
I decided to make the switch after windows vista came out i detest windows vista i loved xp so that i took as a sign from god o try out mac
i like it and dont tell anyone this but im getting used to the mac style right click!!!! ;D
my biggest fear in switching was the right click loss
it seems silly but i was totally attached
i love my new machine it's wonderful BUT
my only problems are
1) you cant double click with the trackpad u have to actually click??
2) i went from being pseudo computer savvy having used windows all my life to being a complete idiot about computers having to start from new
if you don't believe me then see my other posts on this forum i rest my case
but seriously i like it so far
it's just frustrating being this old and feeling like you don't know how to use a computer
Haha, I know how you feel about number two. My friends come to me with their computer problems [nothing too extreme] which makes me feel computer-smart, but the first month of having my Mac has been a definite humbling experience. Honestly though, one of the plusses to the Mac was gaining knowledge of both machines.