Macfags of /g/
How did you become a macfag?
for me it started innocently enough with a 2nd gen iPod.
>buy iPod when they become windows compatible
>use it for several years without a single problem
>have several PC's in that time that have a fuck ton of problems
>2007 rolls around
>fall for the smartphone meme early
>buy an iPhone
>never has a single problem
>upgrade to a 3gs a few years later
>start having more and more problems with windows based machines
>figure out how to fix said problems and just live with it
>a few more years pass
>upgrade to an iPhone 5
>again, no problems at all
>continue fixing constant windows problems
>move forward to last year
>buy iPhone 6
>a few months later windows 10 drops
>it completely fucking ruins my computer and is a complete botnet
>fix the issues
>realize i've never had an issue with an apple product
>ditch my PC
>buy a macbook pro
>also have an apple watch
>have been watching a shit ton of shit about apple
>have become a complete macfag
>hate myself for it
>First day as PhD student
>Supervisor tell me they will order a laptop for me, asks me if I have any preferences
>I say "No, not really"
>Supervisor say "okay, I really recommend the new MBP with loads of RAM and a quick SSD, would you like one of those?"
And that's how I became a Macfag.
Got started with video editing many years ago and Macs/Final Cut were hot shit for that. They've gone downhill since then, so I'm seriously considering switching to a Wangblows workstation.
I've been running a Windows 10 Enterprise VM for a few months now to get used to it and figure out how to tailor stuff to my liking, and I think I should be set now. It's honestly not that bad with some add-ons.
I still plan on staying with Apple for their mobile tech.
I'm borderline. I've never bought a Mac product firsthand and I've never owned an actual Mac, only Hackintosh. Had iPhone 4, went to nexus 5, on that now. Have a airport mini express, that shit is cash for travel. Had iPod touch , used as phone before iPhone 4. All bought at a bargain.
I used to be a hardcore macfag up until they switched to Intel CPUs. At that time I started to flirt with Windows (XP I think, good stuff).
I've always had a Linux nearby, and now that it has matured to the point of being usable as my main OS, I only use macs at work because I'm forced to.
They're pretty shit compared to what they used to be (in the context of that time).
no man trust me. I know fcx sucks, but try premiere and stick with Mac. Transcode or shoot to prores 422 and OSX is great for video editing. Nothing beats quick view. Sucks they killed support for anything other than h.264 mp4s and 422
Found my first iPod Touch (2nd gen) on the ground. Didn't hear of Apple until then. Got a Mac about a year and half since, been a straight Windows guy since. Honestly it was confusing as fuck at first, and I was really frustrated. But then i learned how to use it, and now i'm so happy i'm a Macfag because i got into a lot of pro audio and video stuff, and most of the software works a shit load better on the Mac. Native CoreAudio is a godsend, i find it more stable, and despite it's cost i would have to say you're paying for quality. They don't break down often, and when they do Apple store will fix it for you right away.
Still have Windows installed on another HD though, and i dual boot every now and then.
Pic related, my home studio machine
Ignoring the general Apple hate on this sub, Mac's are really good. Lightweight, good build quality, excellent software, which is basically maintained Linux, awesome battery life and less botnet than Windows 10. It's true that Apple use planned obsolescence, have high prices for what laptops offer and you are tied heavily to their ecosystem. But still, Mac's are pretty nice and useful.
>It's true that Apple use planned obsolescence
You and I have a different concept of "truth" anon. Unless they've explicitly stated that they do, or someone has actually proved it, you can't claim that "it is true".
Still is. in audio world, we have one guy on Windows, and he constantly needs drivers, or the midi driver is not working, and in general fucking problems all the time.
But i realize that's a rather specific niche.
Also, can we take a moment and talk about the Apple trackpad? Nothing out there comes to close to be considered competition.
>Also, can we take a moment and talk about the Apple trackpad? Nothing out there comes to close to be considered competition.
It's really, really nice, but it also makes most of the UI features highly dependent on it (because it is so good it is used for everything).
I miss a good key binding scheme.
My parents got me an iBook G4 for Christmas in 2005, because I had spent months reading up on OS X and really wanted to try it out. Been a fulltime Mac user ever since.
Oddly enough I never owned an iPod. My first MP3 player was a Rio PMP300 in 1999 (which I only used for a few months, since it only held about 8 songs at a time -- I was better off swapping CDs) and I later got a Creative Jukebox Zen in 2004, which I used regularly until I got my first iPhone in 2009.
My chinkpad died and I needed a new computer quickly for school, friend who had been a Winfag his whole life swore I should get a Mac. He was right, I don't regret the purchase at all.
I wouldn't call myself a Macfag though, I also have a Windows 10 computer that I use daily.
Similar to this guy >>52850293
Except I've almost never used Windows outside of work. Eventually I realized just how unremarkable OS X really was and went full Linuxtard. Linux is amazing when you find the right distro.
>put ipod up the ass
>when ipod touch came out
>put it up the ass
>feels even better
>bought ipad mini
>put it up the ass
>slowly work my way up
I used to use (and still have) an iMac (mid-2007).
I used to also use an iPhone 4 and 5s.
They were great, but now I use an s6 edge (yes I fell for the edge meme) and xubuntu
As long as I can get work done on it, I don't really care.
Mac was too limited for me. It looks nice, feels finished, no noticeable bugs, and just werked.
But I don't exactly like how limited I was to doing anything I wanted (ex. emulators, basic applications, etc.). It might be because the iMac I own only has 1gb of ram that made me dislike it.
iOS is easy to use, fast, and efficient. But, again, too limited for my uses.
Android sucks too, but there's nothing really that much better.
Hopefully in the future, someone will make a non-crappy phone OS that does not have major flaws.
>used Linux for a few years
>pick up an iMac G3 running OS X 10.1 at a rummage sale ~2009
>oh shit this ancient version of OS X is pretty good
>buy an iMac G4 and a few other PowerPC computers, switch over to OS X fulltime
I just started using Linux and BSD again last year
>not knowing this.
Apple is a hardware company. Let me repeat that for you...
APPLE IS A HARDWARE COMPANY
Did you get that? Planned obsolescence is their fucking business model. I'm not saying it's right or wrong, but don't ignore the facts or you're another mindless shill.
i switched because i was tired of windows clanky tacky bullshit. I still want to play pc games but i cant make myself go back to that poo
>starting cs at university
>want a good laptop
>spend ages looking for a windows one which had good battery life, high resolution screen, and fairly powerful
>think i found one, compromise on the screen resolution a bit
>was advertised as 1080p, but was actually 1366x786
>send it back
>get sick of searching because nothing suits what i want
>buy a mac
>don't like it at first
>now love it
pretty much because windows laptops are all shit
Linux systems engineer here. Took a new job and was forced to use a MacBook Pro. It took a couple of months to really get used to it, now my home rig is a hackintosh. I fucking hate the finder, but everything else is fine. I mostly work in terminals and iterm2 is tits.
It's the most configurable terminal available on any OS imo. It's basically a gui tmux. Ability to send the same command to multiple sessions at once is pretty awesome. Great keyboard shortcuts to spawn new terminals by splitting the current window several different ways.
Using Windows has become something you tolerate and using OS X and the apple ecosystem is something that has become a joy to use.
Apple is just this generations target to hate with very little tangible solid reasons to do so.
>Apple is just this generations target to hate with very little tangible solid reasons to do so.
The cause is instant gratification, if they can't have it this minute, nobody should have it.
Also, Appletards are really easy to troll because of how defensive they are with their purchase, I use a Mac and troll the fuck out of other macfags on here). There's nothing bad or special about macs they're just another brand of computers, personally I don't really like my rMBP13 because of how shitty OS X is getting and using my Surface more.
I'm actually a straight, white, conservative male.
>started doing QA on Android
>came in company with one more guy
>in office, 2 people on iOS, 4 on Android
>got mac and iDevices for testing
>2010 mbp with core duo
>used it for like 3 months
>later, got 2012 mbp with i5 and ssd
>got fired, office is closing in a 2 months
>started as junior on android project
>office closes, had to return mbp
>bought new mbp 13 with 128gb ssd
>now junior android dev
After all, iDevices are retarded, and I'm using Nexus 6 as my phone. MBP is okayish, does the job.
I went through a really bad breakup in high school, the girl totally broke my heart and my best friend was there to comfort me with his cock. ever since then I've been buying and using apple products exclusively.
Friend had bought an iBook G4 for school in 2003, 10.3 had just come out and he demonstrated Exposé to me. My mind was pretty much blown. I had a chunky Toshiba laptop running XP with an appaling TN screen with about 20 degrees of optimal viewing angle, and happily sold it for an iBook G4. Owned three different MBPs since then, settling on my 2012 rMBP from release to now.
Windows still has nothing as useful as Exposé built in, except through third party software. Over the years the feature gap between OSX and Windows has only widened, so I definitely don't regret the decision.
Still an impressive feature: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktTNcj0fAM4
Work got me to actually try using a Mac and helped me get over my autistic hatred for osx and all things apple. The iPhone is still garbage, but the macbooks pro and OSX are pretty decent.
I became a macfag after getting a 5th gen video ipod
it was hands down the most amazing device I ever owned. everything about it was perfect.
After I got a 2007 Macbook pro, and it was great too. upgraded to an SSD and replaced the battery and track pad at one point.
I sold my Macbook for an Air, and updated my iPod. I have to say I was a little disappointed in both of them. I was expecting the same level of amazing. Now I'm seeing these devices coming out now, and I'm starting to think Apple have past their zenith with jobs passing.
apple macs are supreme in quality and stability. the most intelligent, informed choice you can make for all your computing needs. solid. dependable. unshakable. for the realization of dreams, the reaching of higher plateaus, mac is there, ready and willing to take on the day's tasks, prepared to get it done. brilliant machines for the go-getters, the high-achievers, the practical, level-headed elite. certain people on /g/ maintain an ill-informed vitriol towards these ingenious, immaculate products because all they've ever known is trash. and when they see something so streamlined, so effortlessly sleek and impeccably functional, they don't want to believe it. they plug their ears in shame and spout garbage-rhetoric that they heard from the last intensely-envious child, because they know nothing, they possess no marketable skills or interesting hobbies. they're ensnared in distraction, propping-up their worthless sh*t-systems. it's best to ignore them, and let them come to the realization, on their own, that their crap-lives are ultimately hollow and unfulfilling.
>get apple's ACMT cert
>it was hard and makes the A+ exam look bad
>couldn't prepare me for macfag's attitude
some of you fags I helped fix your god damn computer and even saved you money and you STILL bitched about it being broken.
But windows users it was still bad too
>waahhhh I spilled shit on my laptop, fix it nowwww
fuck off and call mommy for a new one since it happend 9/10 anyways.
My friend got a Macbook Air to replace his Alienware M11x a few years ago. Tried it out at various points over the course of a year and was converted. Everything about it was dank and it didn't cost much more than similar windows laptops at the time (compared to some like the Thinkpad X1 Carbon, it was cheaper even) so I got myself one when I decided I wanted a laptop. 2 years later and I'm still eating shit out of my own hands.
It really is true when they say once you buy 1 apple product you suddenly fall into the trap and slowly start converting over to them.
I was like everyone else and had a natural hatred for Apple. A few years later, I can't live without my MBA, iPhone, and tablet.
I'm not saying they are perfect but having all my stuff sync across devices and not having to mess with stuff is just more enjoyable then dealing with Windows and android.
Insalled OSX instead of upgrading to windows 8.
Bought a macbook air.
I still wouldnt consider myself a macfag though, I would never buy a mac desktop or an iphone.
I'm more of an OSX fag
best os by far
Had an ipod nano in high school and liked it. Didn't like Apple as a company. Bought a Macbook Air after my first internship in 2013 because I had the dollars to do so. Have pretty much only good things to say about it and I still use it almost exclusively. Dual booting Arch but mostly use OSX. Am become macfag.
Always have used Android phones since my first Droid though.
> Nigger music
Nice try tyrone but you can't afford apple products on welfare and food stamps
Who did you steal it from jamal?
Fucking this. Material design is nice when done well but many of the apps I deal with have ancient Holo designs. iOS app design has almost always been consistent and nice looking. Glass effects and shit are actually done well in the OS as well
I'm a "fan" of Apple personal electronics, I've had many iPods, iPads and have had the iPhone.
I fucking hate Macs though. I have to use one at work and have done so for 4 years and I still can't get the fucking thing to do what I want it to do.
>be in high school around 2006-ish
>download JaS 10.4.8 installation iso
>worked flawlessly on my p4 compaq desktop
>got a laptop
>10.6.8 worked flawlessly on it, 10.7 was noticeably slower
>upgraded my main rig to a high-end customac build
>dual booting el capitan & win10, everything works flawlessly
> many years ago
> I'm a poorfag
> own a shitty Galaxy y (poorfag phone)
> get a decent job
> iPhone 5 is released
> Looks amazing, buy it
> Love it, it was so powerful at the time, my mind was blown by how fast it was and how great the camera was
> Still own a chink poorfag tablet
> Touch screen dies
> Who cares, it's a fucking cheap tablet, throw it in the bin
> iPad Air released
> Amazed by how thin and beautiful and powerful that thing is
> Well, time to buy a decent tablet
> Buy it
> Love it, the battery life is simply legendary
> Still own a poorfag Asus i3 `ultrabook`
> The display is disgusting
> Well, time to buy a decent laptop
> Base model 15 inch rMBP looks good
> Buy it
> Love it
> Find out that the display has a dead pixel and the half right is warmer than the left
> Leave it at an authorized Apple service provider
> After 2 days the display is completely replaced
> Got the latest P3 LG retina model, simply looks beautiful, almost no bleeding and no warmer areas
> 100% satisfied with the speed and quality of their service
There's no way back now, I'm 100% a Macfag, everything just werks beautifully.
My iPhone 5 is 3 years old already, and I see no reason to get a new one since it has the latest iOS and performs very well. Same for iPad Air.
>Started in high school doing a Graphic Design Program.
>Learned how to use the Macs there. Didn't develop a preference, but I understood them.
>Rule of thumb was, I'll work with whatever you give me.
>Years later working at a computer repair shop.
>Take ACMT test as part of a company pilot program.
>Learn that I like how the software babysits the derps and enjoy taking apart the hardware.
>Macbooks signifigantly easier to take apart than fucking Windows laptops that I take apart every day for years.
>Start having to deal more with Apple Service and software. End up getting surprised with the service they offer and shit they put up.
You're paying to be babied. Literally. It's why it's so pricy. Also as someone who has to tear shit apart, I fucking love taking apart the Macbooks. Still hate taking apart the iMacs though. Shit is the worst.
They never stop crying about how they dindu nuffin to their shit. Literally had a girl come in with pee on her laptop. "I dindu nuffin". Fuckin' liar.
You literally have no idea what you're talking about. Most of the problems that iTunes runs into on Windows is caused by shitty software on the computer like McAfee or driver issues. Half the time people gotta point Windows to the correct driver for it to detect an iOS device properly.
>demonstrated Exposé to me. My mind was pretty much blown
I've had iPods and shit for a while. Ended up getting a macbook when I started grad school because my department is largely OS X/Linux based (OS X for workstations, Linux clusters for heavy shit), so it just made sense.
I'd been using linux for years before that, so I figured why not get the premier desktop Unix™?
No way I'm going back now it's too comfy.
>Falling for idiotic gimmicks
You're almost as bad as those undertoe jam eaters who're impressed by wobbly windows.
>My mind was pretty much blown
Doesn't take much to impress a retard, huh?
Pretty much the same as you anon. Father is a huge macfag and never had windows based machines in the house while I was there, mac minis running panther/tiger were the only things I used
Thanks for the tip anon
Yet I got pretty much astonished the first time I saw that cube... Not much innovation since then.
And Windows 10 just got an expose thingy kek
Have a based ipod classic of 120 gb still running
Bought an iPad 3 when new, I liked it, still use it every now and then but prefer my surface
Never been attracted to iPhones them are too girly
Where I work everyone uses Mac products
Got assigned a mbp with all the shit and a trashcan
Pretty much impressed
However I wouldn't buy any laptop or similar from Apple since them are really overpriced imo.
>already be massive linuxfag for 5 years
>everything breaks all the fucking time
>can't go 6 months without having to setup desktop pc from scratch
>see ad about unixy ibook
>decide to buy ibook
>this is neat
>no more crashes
>great battery + cpu for the time
>great build quality
i've been hooked ever since. if you like unix and you're serious about what you do, you probably already own a mac.
the physical repair of apple computer is fun, because once you take one model of that year apart, it's the same across the board. and the layout of all of the parts is nice
but the owners of most of them....good god.
>I closed the lid and opened it and the screen was cracked
>this computer is supposed to be indestructible
>I spilled milk on my macbook will it still work?
>I spilled hooka and beer on my macbook
>lol I spilled wine all over my macbook I'm such a college girl who's 21 haha ;)
I wanna say my favorite one was a girl telling me her macbook was advertised like it would never break, ever. that right there is why some people (see:her idiot parents) buy them;
>someone showing me their logs of what they think is relevant to their problem.
You're missing the beauty of Android. For many devices, the community supports the device after google/the OEM cuts the life support. Android works and will-work-in-the-future just fine without Google.
I started using them about 5 years ago because I was tired of having to worry about my computer fucking up. Windows is shit. Linux can suck my balls. Seriously it's almost as bad as windows even though faggots on /g/ continue to parrot that it's super reliable and stable.
kek i fell for the thinkpad meme too. i fucking hate it
i invited a girl around to watch a movie once and she was like "haha why do you still have that 80s laptop sitting around here anon, i know you're a compsci guy but damn :)" before she knew that's what we'd be watching the movie on...
I switched from an iPhone 6 to an LG G3 running CM13
literally no regrets
>is stuck with what his manufacturer gives him
>laughs at others for having a fucking choice
This is a gay thread. Fuck off cis scum.
can any macfag here tell me forsure why people reccomend mac for producing music
is it because they use logic or protools and theyre just being faggots
why i dont beleive macfags is they only say mac only software when they reccomend
This is the most decent thread on /g/ I've seen in a while. I want >muh convertible laptop and >muh customization, so I use a Z3 Compact and HP Spectre x360 but I'll recommend Apple products to anyone who asks. The hardware, software, and service are damn decent. Other companies fail in at least one of those categories.
Also, it's time for me to get a wordfilter. "cum" and "gay" are the first things I'll add. Unoriginal shitposting is just boring.
>that one guy who arrives to your english lit lectures with a fucking windows laptop
Autists get out
The teacher ever asked him why he bought one before class this one time and he just sort of nervously laughed.
>filtered "cum" and "gay"
>can't find a single post about apple
The x360 has terrible OS X and Linux support so I'll just let Microsoft fuck me over. (I should've bought a different convertible. The stylus support is terrible on this machine and I'm about to request my third replacement.) Once I get around to it I'll cough up $40 for a grey market license of Windows 10 LTSB to avoid the telemetry and automatic updates.
Apple fanatics in family bought me a Mid-2012 13-inch Macbook Pro for $899 which had ML on it, and I loved it for music production whereas in video/animation (especially animation) it hit problems for the amount of stuff I was throwing at it rather fast. I didn't know anything about computers at the time and thought "well, video, graphic design, whatever art people use Macs, so yeah it's excellent for that."
Well...three years later, my parts for my workstation are all being delivered this week so I can not have to sit through stuttering. I indeed fell victim to the Apple marketing and was a bit disappointed.
That being said, I genuinely do think that the Mid 2012 Macbook has more value than any Macbook released after it; it's a fantastic notebook in my opinion and I'm happy to have it. I'll keep it until it kicks the bucket.
Not entirely true. On that one, I upgraded the RAM on that one MBP from 4GB to the 8GB maximum. You can swap out the hard drive for an SSD and even replace the disc drive with another hard drive or SSD if you wanted to.
The newer Macbooks restrict access to these parts apparently.
>OS X is popular for music production because
>CoreAudio has low latency
Epin meme xDD
> To add insult to injury, XPSP3 completely wiped the floor with both OSX systems, the low latency results clearly highlighting the huge variable between the cross platform scaling performance - with and without Hyperthreading, and also highlighted that HT was scaling extremely well on the Windows platform.
> The results are in no way conclusive in regards to overall performance for each respective operating system, obviously with the Steinberg product the performance on Windows is far superior on the current revisions.
> When I open up Ableton, under the Audio preferences tab it says it has 19+ milliseconds of Overall Latency. With no audio interface connected, this is just stock with Core Audio. This is weird because my previous gen 2012 MBPR had 7.80ms Overall Latency, with the same settings, no interface, nothing, fresh out the box.
Meanwhile ASIO drivers have 2.3ms and up to 5ms
I first got an ipod nano back in the day when it was literally the only thing that played music.
Then I got an ipod touch 2g and jailbroke it in the days when they were a really big thing.
Then I got an ipod 5g and jailbroke that and used all muh apps/tweaks on it. It was easy to cheat on games on it and really easy to get pirated apps for free. I used things like Winterboard, Pandora Radio downloader tweak, Spotify b'day tweak, scrobblr daemon, iFile, adblocker, a browser with a ua faker in it, emulators, firewall, flex2
And around about that time other people in my family got iDevices too so there's like $100+ credit sitting wasted in the account.
It really bugs me that the storage is so shit and the software can bug up and I'll be forced to install. It also bugs me that all the torrent clients and controllers are cancerous. It also bugs me that there are no good mobi readers or s/ftp(s) clients on it. Also syncing music is a fucking pain and whenever I use a different computer I have to move music off it is using third party programs. The upside is the battery life and the fact that it's so easy to pirate whatever the fuck I want.
I can't imagine how annoying it would be to own a mac/macbook though. I had a brief stint in using them in /gd/ and the mouse and keyboard was just fucking awful and the idea of having to re-pirate everything/compatibility issues just sounds terrible.
well on the laptop front it's a shitshow for windows. nothing beats Macbooks in build quality, trackpad, screen, battery life, etc. for the price. Shit, even specs wise. The Surface Book just had to have it's price bloated by being yet another shitty convertible with a stylus for artsy people instead of focusing on being just a goddamn laptop like the macbook.
on the Linux front I've always found it just fine to get a cheap Chromebook and run it with crouton. Speedy, optimized, general-purpose OS on one end, and a quick switch to Linux for more niche stuff. Never found a need for more power on Linux since gaming is done on my Windows desktop.
Macbooks are terrible with video production, awful for 3D modelling and rendering, okay ish for graphics (but can't do anything that other laptops can't), shit for gaming, shit support for OpenGL. All it does is look good and work quietly. But do any 'heavier' task and it will start overheating and throttling like a bitch.
Bought Dell XPS13 recently and finally being productive and not just wasting my time fighting with that sluggish MacOS with its choppy fisher price animations.
t. MBP owner
Last wednesday i bought a Macbook Air 13 and i regret it. I needed something light to take to classes and my friend is the biggest applefag ever and convinced me to try it. "y-y-you'll never use windows again!" Well i still prefer my desktop with W7 but i need a laptop for school.
I can't believe i paid €1030 for this shit. Backlight is leaking, screen is wobbly. OSX is shit, just some flashy animations for children. The screen is the worst part, 1440x900 i can't stand it.
Should i return it? I have like another week to get my money back. I guess i should give the macbook a chance, though shit's not worth €1000 for sure. What are some alternatives to this shit?
>You should constantly remove features like castrating the fuck out of disk utility and FCP X and abandoning Aperture. That's why le real professionals use le mac! xDDxD
rMBP is the better buy, the MBA is probably going to be discontinued in a month or so, or start being phased out. I'd spring for the rMBP 13" or just return the MBA and buy some other brand of laptop.
Retina is 800mhz water boiler and uncomfortably heavy. Any other suggestions?
Stop accepting other people's opinions and being nice REEEEE
you're meant to scream about how you overpay with macs or only hipster faggot normie fucking women nigger cunts would buy one
I'd own a mac though if I got one for cheap. OSX is nice.
It was updated this month.
The animations that you can change or disable? I honestly don't think they're that big of a deal as people make them out to be.
The way you're talking right now suggests you should just return it and buy a non-apple notebook.
>Such fresh and topical humour xDDxD
Are massive lags, and horribly long loading times the updates you're talking about?
After all these years, it still doesn't address the key missing elements: Windows Layouts (how many times have people complained and not even addressed yet?), Multi-users workflow, Project tabs (super essential in my book for versioning), Aggregated Roles View, and Roles-Based Mixing. I would also have liked things like Transition from Start-End of cut (Always centred for me is a big joke), Scrolling Timeline, Color labels, Zoom-in on playhead...
Still missing many things from the old FCP7.
>add a tiny set of them back
Many of those who left Final Cut Pro have not come back. A quick look at the Premiere forum on the COW proves that.
>trying to be reasonable in a macfaggot thread
>Mom is a hopeless Apple fanboy
>Has to get the latest Macbook every time one comes out
>Gives young me her older models
>Repeat until I become a grownup and need to get my own new computer for school n shit.
>PC UIs are alien and frightening to me now,
>Yet another slave to Apple
I have tiny baby hands so the small mac keyboards suit me pretty well. I hate how they burst into flames anytime I do something remotely resource intensive though. A hot laptop is nice in the winter, but not the rest of the year. It's been a lot better since I installed fan control software though.
>be on PC since forever
>never have any issues because I'm not a pleb
>at some point buy an iPod 2nd gen
>works perfectly with my pc
>at some point stop listening to music everywhere I go
>realized I'm now a grown up with things to do
>think to myself "wew lad I could have fallen for the iJew"
>"it was nice but expensive and it's time to get serious"
>get an Android phone, no issues
>still use a PC, no issue whatsoever
and this is the story of how I could have become a fag but didn't
>How did you become a macfag?
I installed OS X.
>200$ 5+year old laptops
What the fuck have you got against my Emachines E728? 2010/09/19 and it's still booting into Win7, after all those years I've swapped the ram for 4GB and the HDD for a 240GB SSD, but it's still running strong and well. What else would I want?
Yeah, that's probably true. Although this is my university laptop, I mostly do school/work on it (translator), so only Word and a good battery (6+ hours on effective days, 4 hours on days I blow the screen up and watch YouTube all the time). So I'm content with it, got another PC for... ehm... gaming. There I'm planning to tiddle with OSx, anyone got some links on how to install it?
I was around macs at work, and I realised that they were convenient to use, so I made my desktop into a hackintosh to learn more about them and see how I like them.
Then I ran into some hackintosh issues, and felt lazy and didn't really want to deal with them, so I put together pic related.
Depending on how many years you've fallen for it, at one point you may have been on to something. Photoshop was AltiVec accelerated and this helped a lot. When Apple switched to Intel people kept recommending it because they didn't know of the change, most people don't know what an architecture is let alone the advantages of one over the other.
There's just something interesting about getting to know new operating systems. I remember when I first installed a Linux distro. Everything was so different and "magical", it was amazing. That was the time of the spinning cubes and windows burning and exploding upon opening / closing.
I wanted to feel that again. I wanted to know how things work on OS X. My hardware wasn't very compatible at the time but I still managed it somehow and it was still cool to have Mac OS X (10.6) running. OS X felt to me like a linux distro without the usual flaws and with decent third party support - exactly what I always wanted.
I bought an MBP 15 last year. I regret nothing.
>be me, in college, lifelong windows fag
>program only offers final cut pro nonlinear editing classes
>learn OSX file structure, FCP, Motion, etc
>graduate, buy imac
>jobs all use macs
>last year, job gives top of the line MacBook pro
>building gaming PC now
Don't really love it but I'm proficient in it. Prefer windows in almost every application.
Suggest for me a GNU/Linux distro for me - a first time user.
I'm totally new, I'm tech-illiterate concerning advanced CLI stuff.
Although I hope to start here, and steadily become proficient using Linux-based OS.
Most of all, I value efficiency and fast responsiveness, because I'm using old hardware.
I don't want any bullshit. No hideously drab UI also.
Lubuntu is my current pick unless someone can persuade me there's a better first-choice.
I've used Windows for eight years, and Mac for the recent eight years.
To begin with GNU/Linux I'm going to dual-boot from OS X to Linux using rEFIND.
The GPU in particular is very shitty - NVIDIA GT120.
Basically this, except OS X has been a disappointment in all honesty.
Booted into my Yosemite 10.10.5 hack to post this. Won't be buying a Mac.
>Winfag with knowledge of loonix (Ubuntu, OpenSuse, Debian)
>Think that Apple products are for retards and old people
>Looking for a job in IT
>Landed one at a medium-large company that uses Apple desktops/laptops exclusively
>Bullshit my way through the interview by impressing the fuck out of IT manager with my command line skillz (tm)
>Fast forward to 2016
>Using Windows for gaems, Loonix/*BSD on servers and OSX for everything else
>Typing this message on my main mid 2012 Macbook Pro (waiting for 2016 version to upgrade to)
Sometime you just need to grow up /g/uys
I came out as a gay when I was 15, and once I found more frequentable people, all used Macs, I managed to get my breeders to get one for me. If you're in this situation, recall your breeders they owe you at least decent hardware.
Minimal but disgusting Playmobil shit. White, rounded angles...
I realize how much I'm at the opposite of Mac shit and I'm glad I got vaccinated.
>College girl who likes to drink wine.
Probably just thinks it's wine lol
I hate it when people somehow stumble upon the crash logs on their computer then start to get paranoid as fuck. Then want me to interpret every single one. I refuse to get into it. I'm like "no, that's not relevant. You need to stop."
the ipod touch 2g is the single most perfect apple device ever produced and always will be.
Pretty much when Sony sold the VAIO line I switched to Mac because I didn't like any of the offerings by other manufacturers, but then the Mac didn't have any of the issues that Windows is known for.
I always had the iPhone since the 3GS but these days I even have the fucking Apple Watch.
I actually kind of came to Macs via Linux. I'd started messing with Linux because I always hated Windows and had been hearing about this other option. One of my Linux-using friends was also a longtime Macfag (who when branching out into the PC world said "fuck this Windows thing, but this Linux sounds like it's worthwhile") got a G3 iBook which he was showing off.
One of the features he was showing off was the then-new OS X, and how it was Unix under the hood; not all that different from Linux. It was that detail that got my attention initially, but in borrowing it to use from time to time I'd come to appreciate the way its GUI worked, and some details of the hardware. Such as the best trackpad I'd ever used at that point, a pretty decent keyboard for a laptop, the ports and drives all being on the sides which I found way more convenient than having some at the back or front like many PC laptops, etc.
A while later, a different Linux-using acquaintance was selling his iBook (same model; they were popular) so I bought it because it was literally the best laptop I'd ever used. When that got a bit long in the tooth for me, I got myself a G4 iBook new, and I loved that too.
When THAT got a bit too old, I got an Asus netbook because something a bit lighter and more portable became a bit more of a priority to me. I liked that netbook, but the netbook platform seriously stagnated, and when it came time to replace the netbook, I decided the 11" MacBook Air was the best option for what I wanted.
Posting right now from that MBA. PC laptops can be adequate, but nothing beats a Mac laptop for me. For desktops I stick with a PC running Linux, though. So I guess you could call me some kind of part-time Macfag.
>My father was a macfag ever since I was born.
>Other schoolkids played all those cool Windows games, but I was stuck with iNES and SNES9X and the handful of exclusives (and notably Wolfenstein 3D, which was cross-platform)
>I grew up in a Mac-only household.
>Turned 15, got my own MacBook (the polycarbonate one)
>Bought a Mac Mini when I was 21
>SSD'd it in late 2015
>Now 23, barely touched a Windows
I'm biased, but I couldn't think of going Windows. Not because I'm a le hipster mac meme man, but because I don't think I could handle it after all these years. Been on the ride since OS7.
>2005. Need a career. Desktop Publishing projected fastest growing career till 2010
>Go to college to learn graphic design (only Associates at small college). Everyone uses macs
>Fall in love with OSX
>Get 08' Mac Pro. Will never go back to Windows
>DTP field collapses in same time frame projected to be fastest growing. College drops Graphic Design course (for Digital Design). Have diploma for course college no longer teaches.
I recently built a gaming/htpc and shocked how good it works. Was thinking of selling mac as Win10 isn't bad, but my machine only fetching $400 on ebay and this thing still runs like a dream so fuck that. Guess I'll just keep both. OSX is still my preferred OS by far.
>be in notebook, grade 11
>school hands out MacBook air to all grade 11 and upwards
>finish 12 grade
>school offers me to pay 700 SEK for the laptop and keep it or give it back
>had no other laptop at home and needed a powerful one for college since I would be getting in engineering major
When they have it to me I had never used a Mac and was full anti-Mac
I didn't know what I was missing
I don't like iPhones though
I prefer Android
It's more computerish, I can broswse files, compress and uncompress rar zip etc, external sd I can unmount and connect to the pc to transfer files so I don't need a stupid slow ass software like iTunes, Sony pc companion or lg pc suite
And the list goes on