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Once You Go Mac…

I’m making it a public announcement…I have officially gone Mac. About a year ago, my man Stef gave me the ultimate hook-up of an old G4 tower (officially called Sawtooth in the Mac community). Thanks to the open architecture, cheap PC parts and ease of access, I was able to do some upgrades. Now she’s a 1.8 Ghz machine with 1 Gig of RAM running OSX Tiger. After all of the upgrades I probably would have been better buying a Mac Mini, but who knew at the time.

It took me awhile to officially make the switch, but I am happy to report that I type this post from said Mac. I have officially passed my Windows PC Tower onto “the boy” and am 100% Mac (I still use a Dell laptop for work). In the last 5 days or so I have created 2 DVD’s, home networked a printer and uploaded pictures without ever having to remove the flash card from the camera. Never once have I downloaded a driver, an additional program or gone to a web site for the latest updates. It simply just works.

I’m sold folks. Neo Office is handling all of my Microsoft Office files and I am producing and creating things that I have never been able to do (in about 1/3rd of the time) on a PC. I have also set my sights on a 24″ iMac as the next dream machine for my office. I am no longer a hater. There, I said it. Blame it on Vista. It was the final straw in a life long dependancy on Windows. So long Mr. Gates. Hello Mr. Jobs.



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Comments · 6

  • Stef · May 27, 2008

    Took the plunge, huh. I am still on the fence, but my MacBook Air is pulling me hard that direction!

  • mudpuppy · May 27, 2008

    That makes me so happy!

    This morning I just got an upgraded machine…

    Mac Pro Tower
    OS X 10.5.2
    2 x 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor
    4 GB 800 MHz memory

    It’s pretty fast. 🙂

  • klampert · May 27, 2008

    yeah man…i am very close to doing the same thing…

  • Aaron · May 27, 2008

    I am amazed at the amount of people that have also “Gone Mac”. It’s an amazing story considering Apple was all but dead before Steve Jobs came back into the fold.

    Stef – I’m jealous

    Mudpuppy – I’m jealous

    klampert – If you get the new iMac…I’ll be jealous, but celebrate as Mudpuppy did for me.

  • Doug · May 28, 2008


  • MichaelConners · May 28, 2008

    I made a switch myself this past year.

    My cube neighbor sold me his G5 iMac for $350, and I upped the RAM to 2gig.

    I’ve had more hardware problems than software – a power supply that was recalled – $0 out of pocket.

    The underlying operating system – BSD Unix – is rock solid, leaving the Apple folks with the UI to keep stable and working.

    And, if one still needs to use some windows apps and has an Intel-based Mac, Parallels does the job.

    I’d happily buy a new MacBook pro and run Windows on it.

    I’ve also been tempted by the Mac mini as well.

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