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My New Mac....

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by synergy_jim, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

    Just seeing how many people out there are running Mac's.

    I was a die hard PC guy since day 1, I built them, installed them, and everything in between.

    Then Vista came along...

    We switched the whole sign shop over to Mac. We kep 1 pc as a rip station and thats it...

    All I have to say is these things are incredible.....

    We have a mac pro 2.66 dual Xeon dual core box with 10 gigs ram and also a

    20" Imac with 2 gigs of ram....

    I have not seen a crash or a blue screen of death since we changed....

    Anyone else out there have a similar experience?


  2. animenick65

    animenick65 Very Active Member

    May 18, 2005
    Boston, MA
    I've had a Macbook for over a year now. Haven't looked back since. It's nice using an operating system that just feels like it's had some good TLC.
  3. Sign_Boy

    Sign_Boy Major Contributor

    May 18, 2007
    I been using Macs off and on since they had the Apple II.

    I still have my G4 but use PC at work. Don't ask.

    Have fun with it, they are great.
  4. Matt Cuellar

    Matt Cuellar Active Member

    Oct 5, 2006

    I have both a PC and MacBook Pro laptop. I have to use my PC when I go onsite to profile or do consultations, but my Mac is my primary. It's funny because I grew up on Mac then had to switch to PC when I went to college because everything was Windows-based. And then about 2 years ago I switched back to Mac and wondered why I ever left in the first place!!! Never crashes, extremely fast, well worth the added $$$. And Vista has made my life hell. I hate it! I fact, I'm having my friend at Microsoft roll it back to XP because it's so unstable! Love Macs, just wish more things were compatible with them! :smile:
  5. Dan Ripper

    Dan Ripper Member

    May 10, 2006
    Plymouth, MI
    I have a PC here at work. I just got the new MAC last week for at home. I love it.
  6. speedmedia

    speedmedia Very Active Member

    Aug 8, 2007
    Ah yes... Isn't it nice to be able to do something on a computer without it asking a million questions or crashing, stalling, locking??

    I love my MAC. If it wasn't for ripping I would not have a PC at all. I cannot wait until some good ripping software comes out for MAC.

    Kurt Dietrich
    Speed Media
  7. Former member

    Former member Member

    Mar 24, 2006
    Congratulations for seeing the light! The only PC I use is for ripping too.
    I just did the leopard upgrade...Time Machine is the shiznit!
  8. txsurfer

    txsurfer Member

    Oct 29, 2005
    We have 6 MAC's, We have 3 PC's, We do only design on our MAC's, NO COMPARISON.
  9. Derf

    Derf Very Active Member

    Been with MAC from 1996.. We have 1 PC to run the Rip
  10. hydo1

    hydo1 Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    10 gigs of RAM is an unbelievably excessive, I love it.
  11. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

    more excess...

    as soon as I get an extra $300.00 laying around.... I'll have 14 gigs....

  12. jenhuedepohl

    jenhuedepohl Member

    Feb 26, 2006
    All Mac here too. Got a new 2.66 Ghz Dual processor Mac Pro here at the "real" job. Only 2 Gb of ram but is still rocks! Have a Mac at home, too. Little eMac that's five years old and still going strong. My mom's on her third PC in five years.
  13. GK

    GK Very Active Member

    Apr 30, 2007
    two of the best investments we made were buying new mac pro machines when we had the chance. We had PPC G5s prior and they were incredibly fast, but the 3ghz Quad-core Intel Clovertown processors with 16gb RAM put them to shame. Granted the hefty price tag on them is a little bit much, but things we used to wait for on the old machines...are now a thing of the past. One important note however, with the new Intel Macs, be sure not to throw any old RAM into these machines. OEM and Apple certified memory only. The approved FB-DIMM modules use specially designed heatsinks that require less airflow so the machines fans can spin at lower speeds and still keep the system temp down. If you put memory in that isn't up to par you will know it right away because the fans won't turn off, it will be loud as hell, and sometimes the system just won't boot.
  14. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member


    new egg computers has apple spec ram for the pro's. I bought all of mine there with no issues....
  15. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

    Aug 28, 2007
    I've had my Mac Book Pro for a year now...and love it. I still have to use a PC @ work because I've already bought all the software for it, and have to have the RIP, but...anything that takes balls to run, the Mac handles it actually w/o cratching, and on the first try.
  16. John Butto

    John Butto Very Active Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    mac user

    MacBook Pro to do all the artwork and a 12" Powerbook G4 to run my RIP, Shiraz and Flexi PhotoPrint. Been using since 512 Macintosh.
  17. OADesign

    OADesign Active Member

    Jan 27, 2006
    yea yea i know, but i just like to be able to build my (PC) machines...
    and they (PCs) are a bit cheaper...
    but i know they (MACs) just work. If only they made the leap to gaming....
  18. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

    there are tons of games for the new macs....

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