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Underground Mac Community Foils a Coup

thijs_w Re:WGAF (253 comments)

[...] get out of your parent's basement, into the real world. Get a real job and a (girl|boy)friend and just get on with your lives!

You must be new here.

more than 6 years ago

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thijs_w thijs_w writes  |  more than 7 years ago

thijs_w writes "Read/WriteWeb is running a series of articles analyzing the trends and new products we've seen in 2006. From the first article: "It's December already and so it's about that time to reflect on what has happened in Web Technology during 2006 — and ponder what 2007 may bring." The article discusses everything from social networking, RSS, YouTube to the Web 2.0 hype."

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My Experiences Switching to Mac

thijs_w thijs_w writes  |  more than 8 years ago

I've been a PC user since the age of 10 I think when my parents bought gave me my first computer. Before that, I never used a computer. Over the years using Windows 95 through Windows XP and Arch Linux, I've steadily been getting sick of Windows due to numerous reasons, so I switched to Linux, but I think after several months of full-time desktop usage, that's is not quite ready for the desktop. I thought people using Macs were all trendy, spoiled people.

Over the last months when I started getting into reading blogs, and getting positive comments from friends using Macs, I noticed that everybody who uses a Mac, talk about their Mac as if it were their child. I thought these people were nuts, but it sparked curiousity.

I played with Mac OS X in the Apple Centre, and it was love at first click. The interface was simple yet it was functional, it comes loaded with several useful applications that PC users could only dream of, (such as Dashboard, one of Tiger's new features) and it is definitely more secure (based on UNIX), wow, what a concept.

Now, I've ordered my first Mac ever. A 17" Apple iMac 1.8Ghz, the low-end model. Can't wait until it arrives... I'll use my current Linux pc as a server as soon as my iMac arrives.

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