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I used my first Mac in 1981-ish. My dad had an Apple II (I think it was) and then an Apple IIe. They used floppy disks. :lol:

I bought my first Mac in 1999.. a G4 400. Currently I have a Dual 2GHz G5 (desktop) and a 15-inch MacBookPro. I love Macs.. they make computing fun. I use PCs at work and getting home to my Mac is always so refreshing. And like 3hrsoflunacy says.. I've always found Macs to be rock solid reliable. In the years I've owned Macs I've only had one HD die on me, system crashes are extremely rare, and viruses are a non-issue.

:)

Have you,.. or are you gonna be.. installing Leopard, Devi?

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I've been a dedicated Mac person as long as I've had computers (I guess about 20+ years now), but I've never taken one abroad. This may be a really silly question, but I have to take my laptop with me to London next week--do I need anything for the different voltage in the UK? I was kind of assuming that this woud all be built into the machine (it's a fairly new powerbook). Any advice is most welcome!

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I've been a dedicated Mac person as long as I've had computers (I guess about 20+ years now), but I've never taken one abroad. This may be a really silly question, but I have to take my laptop with me to London next week--do I need anything for the different voltage in the UK? I was kind of assuming that this woud all be built into the machine (it's a fairly new powerbook). Any advice is most welcome!

I took my MacBook Pro to India this year,.. and yes you'll need an *international outlet adaptor/wattage converter* kit. They tend to come in sets, for use in various regions of the world. I ran my power cord through a surge protector too, as an extra layer of protection.. but that was India; you'll probably be ok without a surge protector in London.

Have a safe, and fun trip! :)

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I took my MacBook Pro to India this year,.. and yes you'll need an *international outlet adaptor/wattage converter* kit. They tend to come in sets, for use in various regions of the world. I ran my power cord through a surge protector too, as an extra layer of protection.. but that was India; you'll probably be ok without a surge protector in London.

Have a safe, and fun trip! :)

Cool, Hermit, and thanks!

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I just won a Ipod nano at this great site...

No, really I did win a Ipod in a drawing but now my computer is converting all my music and its taking forever

will I ever listen to zeppelin while taking a crap?

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Theres a lot of Mac lovers out there, but I can honestly say I hate them. I would rather use my PC with its familiarity than a Mac. I use Macs at school and I can't help but not like them. It's so damn hard to go from a PC your whole life to being shoved into a different system and expect same results

I shouldn't diss Mac, but I simply don't like them B)

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Courtesy of one of my favorite blogs:

One Thing PC Users Can Do That Mac Users Cannot????

Ever notice how most Mac users are skinny? It's because of all the calories they burn because they can't shut the fuck up about how great their Macs are. What is it about Apple that makes its users unable to shut their mouths? Everywhere I go, there's another asshole with a Mac preaching about how much better Macs are than PCs. They regurgitate lines directly from Apple's marketing campaign, like "it just works." I have the following rebuttals to this argument:

1. If everything on a Mac just works, then why does a website called "Mac fix it" exist, assholes? Here are a few choice topics on macfixitforums.com:

-Login window stuck!

-lower caSe "S" key not working!!

-Menu bar keeps flashing

-I can't drag and drop!

Waaaah, boo hoo! I can't drag and drop! Dumbass. Looks like your Macs aren't perfect after all, which leads me to my second point:

2. Fuck you.

I don't know why Mac users get so defensive when you call them idiots. I mean, Apple is a company that has built its entire user base around the fact that its users can't do simple things like turn their computers on. Hell, most Mac users can't even talk without using their hands, which ranks their intelligence somewhere between a simian and hog shit:

Stupid user base aside, I will never own a Mac. It's not so much that I'm a PC loyalist. I'm not. It's that I'm not stylish enough to own one. Most iPod commercials feature guys with long hair, chicks roller skating, and guys wearing fedoras. I have dandruff, and I buy most of my jeans from a grocery store. I feel like in order to have a Mac, I need to be:

An artist.

In a band.

Unemployed (see above).

After the recent Apple conference, Mac fans were elated. One person was quoted as saying "I've had a Macintosh now for a total of 35 days, and I'm really excited to be part of the Mac community." Part of the Mac community? It's a computer, not a social movement, asshole! I feel like Apple is not just selling computers, they're selling a way of life, and I'm not ready to be that heavily invested in a product.

Back in the late 90s, everyone used Real Player. Then those cocks at Real Network got greedy, and tried to get their application to take over your entire PC, and people stopped using it. Same thing is happening with Quicktime now. You can't install Quicktime anymore unless you download bullshit iTunes. This section was supposed to be longer, but I couldn't even install iTunes so I could bitch about it. Not that I could have used it for what I wanted to anyway:

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^ Damn Straight

I hate those long haired unemployed college students telling me how cool the computer there parents gave them are

all I gots to say is, Dude, Its a Dell.

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like smearing poo on a piece of cardboard and saying its art worthy of any Jackson Pollack collection.

My Dog can flatter pollack any morning.

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because poo smearing is the equivalent to shaking hands in your mac loving community

I hate my free ipod.

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