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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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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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

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?


Right on. I loathe Sony, Apple, Oracle and Microsoft for their shady business practices. Yet until four days ago I owned a Sony laptop (that I have since sold to buy an Asus EeePad Transformer - LOVE IT!), I have bought Macs in the past and bought my fiancée an iPad for her birthday this year, and I use VirtualBox on Windows 7 daily. Call me a sellout, but I just use the tool that gets the job done the best way for my needs.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

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

Yeah, funny thing about Logic Pro (and its offshot, Garageband) - it was available on Windows, before Apple bought its developer and immediately discontinued Win version...

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