For ex-Windows user, what made you switch?

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  1. banksxs

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    I apologize if there's an existing thread.

    For Mac users who used Windows before, what made you switch? State your reasons of why you were pissed off with Windows na.

    I switched because:
    1. I wanted to take a risk with Mac (never did enough research kasi)
    2. Looks stylish
    3. I had a broad idea that it's better than Windows, but it still revolves around #1
     
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    1. graphics/ web designer
    2. less prone to crashes
    3. vista sucks
    4. been lusting for one since third year high school (tibook days)
     
  3. Treb22

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    cause i spend more time fixing my PC when virus strikes. Ive spent enough to buy me my macbook instead of repairing my PC everytime.
     
  4. mozartpena

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    i had a classmate who did a reporting but didn't actually report. he created a video slideshow slash podcast of our history report.
    it was so cool since it looked so professional (the photos panned using the ken burns effect). it also sounded really good, the audio filters made his voice sound so professional.
    i have been lusting for a mac ever since. and i got "Precious", my pretty white macbook last year :)
     
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    Tired of my toshiba laptop that kept crashing so I got a MBP which was 40% off the original price. If it wasn't a bargain, I would have gotten a viao or a cheaper laptop alternative.
     
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    I have the same sentiments as Treb22. I gave up being a Windows trouble-technician even on my personal notebook. I didn't even know that there is such a thing as stress caused by Windows until I stopped using it.
     
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    Reasons why I switched to Mac:

    1. Work & Play made easy and simple in a Mac
    2. I hate spaghetti-like wiring behind the CPU's of most PC's
    3. No more viruses. This means no more useless anti-virus programs that take up memory and space
    4. Tiger & Leopard are great, very stable and almost maintenance-free operating systems.
    5. User friendly interface
    6. iLife 08 and iWork 08 address all my needs as a student.
    7. Stylish
     
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    1. No need to worry about viruses
    2. Better graphics
    3. My wife has been bugging me to switch to Mac for a long time now....
     
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    3 things: speed, style, stability.
     
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    3 words: safe, fast, stable
     
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    AMEN TO THAT!!!

    i've had it when a virus struck me twice in one month (too lazy to download patch files, heh).

    1. no viruses.. and no need to spend for antivirus software
    2. easy to setup: wifi, internet connection, installing new applications... among others.
    3. iLife integration of music, photos and videos (really, i do appreciate this one)
    4. easier searching for a file, application, email thru spotlight
    5. pretty points :)
     
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    1. No viruses
    2. Faster loading time as comapred to windows
    3. Does not hang or crash as windows does.
    4. Easier to multitask with spaces and expose
    5. Sympre Mac, instant chick magnet. Especially when they ask you to teach them, makes you look smart.
     
  13. macboy

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    1. Want something that most people don't have (I'm a bit of a contrarian)
    2. Don't want something that most people already have (a boring Windowz)
    3. Cool gear, Windows based laptops, booooring
    4. Creative interface, the aesthetics of the softwares make work a bit more fun.
    5. To attract chiks, but I'll save that for later, can't handle them since I'm still paying for my mac. ehe
    6. It makes life simpler, I don't have an affinity with IT so I don't want to fix the frequent problems of PC's
     
  14. felipes

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    dahil kay "PC Guy" hehehe...

    1. OSX is way too better than Windows (evident na yun)
    2. Like others said, OTB apps (like iLife) are more useful in Macs and than Windows
    3. Life's easier working with Mac than fixing PCs
     
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    Was initially attracted to the option of installing Windows through Bootcamp (since I had to use AutoCAD and other Windows-only software for work). But now, I hardly even use my Windows partition because the Mac OS is far and away a better alternative (and partly because I can use my wife's PC for the occasional CAD work. hehe)
     
  16. Shinrai

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    Was looking for the fastest laptop at the most reasonable price so got a Black MacBook. If you factor in the resale value (almost all other laptops are very hard to sell at a good price) and the ease of use and support, Macs are really the best value for your money.
     
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    you spend more time fixing your windows machine than using it..
    even if you are using a branded pc, when problem shows, it's like gravity you can't stop it..^_^

    when i switched to mac and using it for more than a year, the only problem i have is the finder that keep on crashing which an update fixed, and the hard disk space ^_^ thus when i was using a pc.. in less than a month there have been problems already.
     
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    UNIX underneath
    no headaches to maintain and manage, i second crhymes' comment about time fixing windows
    multi-platform through virtualization
     
  19. mhacleth

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    I can't believe somebody beat me to that. ;-)

    I actually left windows 10 years ago, but not to Mac but to Linux. It was the days of RedHat 9 pa. Hahaha. I really wanted a Mac but I was a struggling seminary student then. So Linux filled that empty space in my computing heart.

    Only now did I get to have a Macbook. :) The first thing I looked for in my Mac was the Terminal Application. Yes, I'm that geek. My first ever command is <code>ls -l</code>. Seeing bash brings me to familiar grounds.

    2. Beauty and Brains. Well let's admit it. Windows has beauty, but no brains. Linux has brains, but not that beautiful. Here comes Mac, and the rest is history.:p
     
  20. retinasurgeon

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    1. Stability of OS
    2. Better multimedia interface
    3. Ease of use
    4. As what other people have mentioned, no headaches with WIndows woes
     

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