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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Mason
    LOL. I'll never buy Apple.
    Well, I'll have to be explicit here. Yes, so far my experiences with Apple hardware is abysmal. Yes, my hard drive failed on me. Yes, tech support is goofy sometimes. But, with that said, OS X is (in my opinion) the best OS out there right now, and it is not really comparable to XP. Apple's hardware design is amazing- my iPod is still fantastic to use and the newest iMac blows anything else I've used out of the water.

    Yes, I'm frustrated to no end with the fact that all of this happened, but I still think Apple is way ahead of the pack. Hard drives fail every now and then (just google "hard drive failure" and see for yourself) and besides, Apple doesn't make their hard drives. So yes, it was unfortunate, but I am still very glad that I have an iMac now.
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    Great, Mac-addicts don't want you to have an Apple either. Win-Win!

    I couldn't live without my iPod, as it is my only music player. I'll probably always buy iPod (as long as it's around) as I like the players and it looks slick next to my matching iBook.

    I've found that most people who dislike Apple haven't used it in the last three years. OS X is a great operating system, and there are no downsides that really hold up. You may not like Apple hardware, but OS X is undoubtably the most user-friendly operating system around. Safe too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charmedlover
    I couldn't live without my iPod, as it is my only music player. I'll probably always buy iPod (as long as it's around) as I like the players and it looks slick next to my matching iBook.
    I forget who mentioned it or where I heard it from, but the thing I like about Apple's music system is the notion of their "Holy Trinity", so to speak: iPod, iTunes, iTMS. The seamless interaction between them all is what I like the most. I can buy my music, have it automagically imported into iTunes and copied on my iPod without any real interaction by myself. The argument is that anyone else could theoretically come up with a better music player, a better personal music player, or a better music store, but unless they have all three they won't be able to take the market like Apple has. Although I've found that Apple does have the best in all three categories.

    Quote Originally Posted by charmedlover
    I've found that most people who dislike Apple haven't used it in the last three years. OS X is a great operating system, and there are no downsides that really hold up. You may not like Apple hardware, but OS X is undoubtably the most user-friendly operating system around. Safe too.
    Definitely agree with that. I used to be anti-Mac back in the day, but last year started playing with them more often and it led to my purchase of one. It's so much more worry-free than anything I've used. No ugly registry settings, virus or spyware, no applications spread all over my hard drive, and so on. I definitely like it.
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    I just recently got back from Singapore and picked up a mac mini while I was there. I have to say OS X has been very good so far.

    The only thing I can complain about is that I find that the text (mostly on web sites) is harder to read and not as crisp as on my PC with clear type enabled. I'm not sure why, but meh - I'll live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcr
    The only thing I can complain about is that I find that the text (mostly on web sites) is harder to read and not as crisp as on my PC with clear type enabled. I'm not sure why, but meh - I'll live.
    What browser are you using? I always thought Safari's native antialiasing looked a little better than Cleartype.

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    I second that, Safari renders quite nicely for me. Just download Opera for OS X.

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    More and more people are switching to Mac...makes me wanna shift too..lol

    My friend almost has the same experience as you lo0ol, infact he was so happy
    he started a site bout it..

    http://mac-switcher.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by charmedlover
    I second that, Safari renders quite nicely for me. Just download Opera for OS X.
    So... what's the final verdict? Safari, Firefox, or Opera? Right now Safari's blowing by all of my expectations of it... Opera similarly great on OS X?

    Quote Originally Posted by ckita
    Bookmarked. Looks like a good site.
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    Opera is identical (or very, very close to) on all platforms. It looks more or less like a ported application, but this is because Opera uses its own libraries for everything.

    Safari is nice, but I still like Opera.

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    Figured as much. The one thing I kind of worry about is losing the cool Mac-specific Safari features- things like auto extract downloads and whatnot. I don't know... I think I might stick with Safari for the time being.
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    I love the skin of Safari a lot, as it really ascents OS X. I have my Opera nicely styled for it, lol. There was some website I found awhile back that had the toolbars, buttons, and everything.

    So I now have the Safari skin on my favorite web browser.

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    If you guys dont donate me a Mac now I am gona start head hunting.

    Microsoft sucks

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    I have to say that Macs are expensive, but in the end are well worth the money. I'm just dying to have a desktop Mac, and I'm sure I'll eventually get it.

    If you're on a PC you should give something like Mandrake or Fedora a spin.

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    Not expencive anymore due to the fact they have a $500 one now.

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    That's true- if you have a spare monitor around, the Mac Mini is a great price. If you look at all their models and compare them to other similarly-equipped PCs, it's a pretty decent price range now. They aren't as expensive as they used to be.
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    True, but I hate my monitor - it's old, gray and ugly. It would just spoil the fun.

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    hi all please refrain from flame baiting please, otherwise I will ahve to close what is an informative thread!

    I am watching you
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    I just connected my CRT up to the mini instead of my LCD and I find the text to be much clearer. Would there be any reason for this? I was going to buy a second LCD for the mini, but I might end up keeping it connected to the CRT now.

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    I just recently got an iMac about two weeks ago, since then I've had to reinstall the OS about 4 times. It does this weird thing where it boots up but once it gets to the gorgeous looking desktop you can't do anything but stare at the beautiful background cause there's nothing there. It could however be my fault as I've been installing mysql, php and god knows what else. I've had problems with every single computer that I have ever purchased from desktops, laptops, and now the iMac so I guess it's a common thing that comes with the territory. Overall though I like the iMac better that my windows PC, now I just wanna get one of those PowerMacs ... mmmmm

    please refrain from flame baiting please
    p.s what's flame baiting???
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    I just connected my CRT up to the mini instead of my LCD and I find the text to be much clearer. Would there be any reason for this?
    You'll might find the the LCD monitor needs to be set at a specific resolution for it to be clear! Mine does...
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    have you tried mamp? Never had a problem...

    http://www.mamp.info/en/home/

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    Quote Originally Posted by goofy
    p.s what's flame baiting???
    saying things that will cause people to argue, so saying something that you maybe do or don't believe but the only intention of the comment is to get people riled up to argue basically causing a thread to go astray and getting it closed
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    Quote Originally Posted by momos
    have you tried mamp? Never had a problem...

    http://www.mamp.info/en/home/
    I'll look into it, Thanks.

    and thanks Sarah for the definition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lo0ol
    If you're thinking about a Mac...
    No, friends don't let friends use Macs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockrz
    No, friends don't let friends use Macs!
    Dude, friends love helping out their friends. You're not a friend if you suggest XP.
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