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A Mac wouldn't suit my purposes, but I do believe it's good for people who don't know much about computers, and aren't at all interested in learning. OSX is well-protected from the user, but that's exactly the opposite of what I want. I want to be able to mess with things that can muff up my OS. I don't care if my copy of Windows get's bogged down over a 2 year period, because for the price of a Mac I can throw in a few SSD's and reformat in 7 minutes when I feel like my system needs a restart.

I don't know. I just don't understand the Apple hype.
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A Mac wouldn't suit my purposes, but I do believe it's good for people who don't know much about computers, and aren't at all interested in learning. OSX is well-protected from the user, but that's exactly the opposite of what I want. I want to be able to mess with things that can muff up my OS. I don't care if my copy of Windows get's bogged down over a 2 year period, because for the price of a Mac I can throw in a few SSD's and reformat in 7 minutes when I feel like my system needs a restart.

I don't know. I just don't understand the Apple hype.
I can understand that logic. Though as someone who works on windows computers (and a few Macs) day in and day out, I would much rather take care of Macs and OS X -- much less trouble. That's why I personally use a Macbook Pro for the bulk of mobile computing. After fixing everyone elses computers all day, i want to come home and use mine -- not have to reload it a 15th time because of some random driver issue.

At the same time, i do like building computers (why else would I be here)
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I can understand that logic. Though as someone who works on windows computers (and a few Macs) day in and day out, I would much rather take care of Macs and OS X -- much less trouble. That's why I personally use a Macbook Pro for the bulk of mobile computing. After fixing everyone elses computers all day, i want to come home and use mine -- not have to reload it a 15th time because of some random driver issue.

At the same time, i do like building computers (why else would I be here)
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I can understand that logic. Though as someone who works on windows computers (and a few Macs) day in and day out, I would much rather take care of Macs and OS X -- much less trouble. That's why I personally use a Macbook Pro for the bulk of mobile computing. After fixing everyone elses computers all day, i want to come home and use mine -- not have to reload it a 15th time because of some random driver issue.

At the same time, i do like building computers (why else would I be here)
Exactly the same here.

It was a complete spur of the moment thing. I had ordered a CM 690II and some hardware to rebuild. Then I just bought this and sent everything back.

I was a little uneasy about getting it at first, not knowing if I'd like it, a lot of money, can't send it back if I dont like it otherwise i'd have no computer.

I had never had a proper play with OSX, just a dabble on friends or in the shops. Now i've got used to it, gotta say its incredibly easy to use and i'm not missing Windows at all.

Shame it wasn't cheaper...
    
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Exactly the same here.

It was a complete spur of the moment thing. I had ordered a CM 690II and some hardware to rebuild. Then I just bought this and sent everything back.

I was a little uneasy about getting it at first, not knowing if I'd like it, a lot of money, can't send it back if I dont like it otherwise i'd have no computer.

I had never had a proper play with OSX, just a dabble on friends or in the shops. Now i've got used to it, gotta say its incredibly easy to use and i'm not missing Windows at all.

Shame it wasn't cheaper...
Depending on what you're doing you can get a 13" MacBook Pro and a second monitor for ~$1300-1400
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