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eji
post Jul 12 2006, 10:05 AM
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This isn't a Mac "issue" per se, but it doesn't really belong in a non-Mac-related forum here.

We're a pretty geeky crowd here, and I was wondering how many of you fellow Z users are recent (as in, the past year) switchers to the Mac? You get one side on, for instance, the MacRumors forums, where non-techie folks seem to be a dime a dozen, but it'd be nice to get some idea of how many power users have taken the plunge.

For the record, I switched in the pre-iPod days.
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brashley46
post Nov 25 2006, 08:54 PM
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I bought my wife a used eMac about 6 months ago, to replace her WinXP Home desktop, which was just too vulnerable. I run a Xandros Linux box, and an old Win XP machine as a webserver and utility machine for stuff Linux doesn't do yet. (My Abyss X2 server runs on Windows, yes, but it's reasonably secure, and its the paid version which I would have to pay for again to switch to the Linux version of.)
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post Dec 29 2006, 12:27 AM
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QUOTE(brashley46 @ Nov 25 2006, 07:54 PM)
I bought my wife a used eMac about 6 months ago, to replace her WinXP Home desktop, which was just too vulnerable. I run a Xandros Linux box, and an old Win XP machine as a webserver and utility machine for stuff Linux doesn't do yet. (My Abyss X2 server runs on Windows, yes, but it's reasonably secure, and its the paid version which I would have to pay for again to switch to the Linux version of.)
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Uggghhh, only about 10 more years and we won't have any more of them in the schools.... Pain to work on. Fun to carry a lab of 30 or so up a flight of stairs too. blink.gif
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post Dec 31 2006, 08:56 PM
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QUOTE(BarryW @ Dec 29 2006, 03:27 AM)
QUOTE(brashley46 @ Nov 25 2006, 07:54 PM)
I bought my wife a used eMac about 6 months ago, to replace her WinXP Home desktop, which was just too vulnerable. I run a Xandros Linux box, and an old Win XP machine as a webserver and utility machine for stuff Linux doesn't do yet. (My Abyss X2 server runs on Windows, yes, but it's reasonably secure, and its the paid version which I would have to pay for again to switch to the Linux version of.)
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Uggghhh, only about 10 more years and we won't have any more of them in the schools.... Pain to work on. Fun to carry a lab of 30 or so up a flight of stairs too. blink.gif
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Yeah, the sucker is heavy.
The medical & genetics research institute that about half of my half-time hours as a semi-retired beast of burden are billed to runs about 90% Win2K and 10% Macs, I expect 10.4 ... for the graphics, they tell me. My Zaurus may just be the only machine that ever signs in to the hospital/institute network using Linux, and I only use the free networking on coffee and lunch breaks to check my email etc. The IP guys who know me are duly impressed that a lowly porter is the only person they know of at MSH running Linux ... one or two of 'em run Fedora or Suse at home. That said, one of the research institute IP guys has a SL 5500 in his desk drawer.
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eji   How Many Of You Are Recent Switchers?   Jul 12 2006, 10:05 AM
adf   QUOTE(eji @ Jul 12 2006, 06:05 PM)This isn...   Jul 12 2006, 10:14 AM
koen   QUOTE(eji @ Jul 12 2006, 06:05 PM)This isn...   Jul 12 2006, 10:45 AM
BarryW   I've also been a mac guy since before the iPod...   Jul 12 2006, 10:46 AM
InSearchOf   Converted to Linux (Offically) back in 2002... (D...   Jul 12 2006, 11:13 AM
dhns   Hi, here my story: I am a Mac user since 1992 and...   Jul 12 2006, 11:34 AM
chrisl   QUOTE(dhns @ Jul 12 2006, 01:34 PM)Hi, here m...   Jul 12 2006, 11:52 AM
nevarrie   I have used Mac on and off for years with Mac Plus...   Jul 12 2006, 12:27 PM
bluedevils   I'm new to mac in this last month. I have a m...   Jul 12 2006, 12:58 PM
tapjpa   I got my first Mac about 1.5 years ago a 12" ...   Jul 12 2006, 02:03 PM
kopsis   I switched from a Linux desktop to a PowerMac G5 e...   Jul 12 2006, 07:36 PM
Ferret-Simpson   I'm a mac user since er. . . Thursday. iBook...   Nov 13 2006, 02:54 AM
daniel3000   I'll be a Mac user too in a few days. Have ord...   Nov 13 2006, 04:01 AM
Snappy   I used an Apple IIe back in the 80s ... that's...   Nov 13 2006, 04:56 AM
bam   recently I played with a macbook and I was impress...   Nov 17 2006, 01:50 AM
daniel3000   I like the macbook better because of its size. Com...   Nov 17 2006, 02:51 AM
bmxer55   I have always been a Mac user. I have an iMac G5 (...   Nov 22 2006, 04:04 PM
BarryW   QUOTE(daniel3000 @ Nov 17 2006, 01:51 AM)I li...   Nov 22 2006, 09:39 PM
daniel3000   QUOTE(BarryW @ Nov 23 2006, 07:39 AM)I'll...   Nov 23 2006, 06:20 AM
dhns   QUOTE(daniel3000 @ Nov 23 2006, 03:20 PM)I...   Nov 28 2006, 12:04 AM
brashley46   I bought my wife a used eMac about 6 months ago, t...   Nov 25 2006, 08:54 PM
BarryW   QUOTE(brashley46 @ Nov 25 2006, 07:54 PM)I bo...   Dec 29 2006, 12:27 AM
adf   ah.... but what about turning old e-macs into kio...   Dec 30 2006, 02:13 PM
BarryW   QUOTE(adf @ Dec 30 2006, 01:13 PM)ah.......   Dec 30 2006, 08:27 PM
adf   true enough...they are not designed with maintenan...   Dec 30 2006, 10:25 PM
BarryW   QUOTE(adf @ Dec 30 2006, 09:25 PM)true enough...   Dec 31 2006, 12:24 AM
brashley46   QUOTE(BarryW @ Dec 29 2006, 03:27 AM)QUOTE(br...   Dec 31 2006, 08:56 PM
Legodude522   I bought the last model of Apple iBooks. 14...   Nov 26 2006, 12:46 AM
daniel3000   Is there a way to synchronize the Mac OS X standar...   Nov 28 2006, 04:57 AM
Ferret-Simpson   Apologies in advance for todays typos, I'm on ...   Dec 10 2006, 07:37 AM
samot   Mac users cince 1994 (powemac 6100) and owned a Ne...   Dec 28 2006, 07:37 PM
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