Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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steve119
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2012-09-27

Totally with you on this, I've been playing with 486sx PC towers and windows 3.1 since 1990s and have always been pro windows and anti apple.

I think I just got bored with destroying towers to put better hardware and software into them every few months to keep them top notch, and to be fair, as many of you will admit, it can become a very expensive hobby.

I love music and photography, and found the likes of garageband and aperture absolutely brilliant (although I do have photoshop elements on my hard drive too), I feel that the likes of ilife really work, ntuitive and sometimes you don't want to be into the guts of software(and sometimes hardware) to do a specific job.

The fact is that some of the software that apple brings to the table is brilliant, however I hope that osx does not eventualy turn into iOS.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I think I just got bored with destroying towers to put better hardware and software into them every few months to keep them top notch


You just stated right there your own failure: you kept upgrading the thing every few months. Some people seem to have the mentality that if it is possible to keep upgrading the thing constantly then you're required to do so.

I built my PC something around 1.5 years ago and the only upgrades I've bought so far have been a new display, a USB 3.0 card and an SSD, and I haven't yet even placed that USB 3.0 card in there because I'm waiting for my SSD to ship. Haven't had any need to constantly open the thing up or fiddle with the hardware, the only thing I do is open it up about once a year to clean up all the dust inside -- something that wouldn't even be possible with iMacs.

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smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

same here
my athlon 64 x2 from 2005 lasted me until last year
sure there were some minor upgrades (ram, hdd), but those were done in a few minutes

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steve119 Member since:
2012-09-27

Correct, and I admit that was my failure.

I learnt the hard way ;)

and to the moron who's screaming sheepie, There is not another program that can deal with musical publishing and recording on a household level on a budget that is as easy to use and intuitive as well as garageband or logic pro.

I would know, I've bought them all, and in my opinion(not fact) these two programs are the best at what they do.

If these programs were available for pc format then I would not have looked at a mac.

on a different note, I do not agree with the way apple is suing everyone just now, but if I was going for principle then I wouldn't have touched windows neither. Who cares about principles when all you want is equipment or software that will do a job for you?

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