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#35961 17-Jun-2009 16:37
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On the weekend just gone I bought myself my first Mac (iMac 24-inch @ $3299, plus wireless mouse & keyboard) and all I can say is FU$#ING WOW!!!!!


I can't believe I waited this long to make the switch. They're such beautiful machines, Mac OS X is a joy to use, and I just can't believe how smooth and fast everything runs compared to my HP9612TX laptop it replaced - in my opinion it totally runs rings around Vista.


I know you pay a premium (the Apple tax), but after using it for only a few short days it amazes me more people haven't caught on and eroded Microsofts grip as much as it has!

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  #225890 17-Jun-2009 17:47
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So jealous! I'm a Mac convert (Vista = blech, W7 = double blech), all that's missing is the Mac ;-) hehe.

I just can't justify the cost when I have two working computers already, but next upgrade is definitely going to be a switch. Glad to hear you found converting so easy, I'm not good at figuring things out myself, I need to be shown, so I'm a little worried I'll have the opposite reaction after a few days and will throw it all out the window when I discover Windows quirks that I rely on that don't exist in Mac!




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  #225891 17-Jun-2009 17:50
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I have a 24" Imac and a Netbook pro , they are awesome .

You will not look back .




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  #225892 17-Jun-2009 17:53
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Well there is definitely a learning curve to things but it's not so steep that you get frustrated with it all. I've used Google a bit to search for answers to questions, as well as this bloody awesome book here which I bought a while back in anticipation of getting one: http://www.amazon.com/Mac-OS-Leopard-Missing-Manual/dp/059652952X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1245217910&sr=8-1



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  #225894 17-Jun-2009 17:56
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KiwiNZ: I have a 24" Imac and a Netbook pro , they are awesome .



You will not look back .



Damn straight I will not be looking back!

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  #225900 17-Jun-2009 18:05
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Good thinking on the book! The internet has all the answers, but sometimes it's hard to find them :S I've bookmarked that link for later :-) Aiming for the end of the year, with any luck, first I need my new XT phone and a trip to Melbourne.




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  #225922 17-Jun-2009 19:04
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Yell




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  #225932 17-Jun-2009 19:13
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Yeah sorry Bill, one less Windows customer for you!

 
 
 
 


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  #226056 18-Jun-2009 06:35
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The Apple site has a lot of info and our own http://www.nzmac.com/




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  #226857 19-Jun-2009 20:41
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Thanks Matt that's awesome will have a look through over the weekend! I'd been to all the Apple sites but will check out the others as well.

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  #228173 25-Jun-2009 09:10
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you might find some of these screen casts useful

http://www.screencastsonline.com/sco_info/newtothemac.html




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  #228179 25-Jun-2009 09:29
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Thanks for that, I have been toying with purchasing an imac, our office is turning into a bedroom and have to move the pc into the living room. I really can't bear the thought of all that PC clutter in my living room but love the look of the imac. DSE had them on special last week, I wonder if they will still honour that price.




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  #228183 25-Jun-2009 09:39
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Go for it RockResearch they are awesome! I have not looked back once since moving, and love how everything just works! It's so fast, no crashes, no frozen programs, and the display is sharp and brilliant. There is a small learning curve for various things but after a couple weeks now things are starting to feel pretty natural again. And yes it will look good in the lounge too!

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I to have recently converted to Mac.  I have been using a mac for work for the last couple of years but last week bought my first one for me - a MacBook and it is so lovely.  


I also don't know why people would choose differently now.

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Yup-I bought the Iphone last july and about 4 months ago my Dell laptop died-I too bought a Aluminium Macbbok.
Awesome machine.
We still have a Vista desktop though
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