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Old Oct 22nd, 2003, 01:04 AM   #1
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Here is the question.

What does your spouse or significant other think about your mac habit?

My wife can not understand how or why I love my MAC so much. I call the MAC the light and windows the darkness. You would have to pry my MAC from my cold dead hands before I gave it up. She thinks I might be a little obbsessed with it. And there is validity to that statement. A lot of validity

She loved her blueberry ibook and whished we did not sell it. She would also like a Flower Power iMac one day. When I ask why she said "Because thier cool!" [img]smile.gif[/img]

What does everyone elses spouse think?

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Old Oct 22nd, 2003, 02:34 AM   #2
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My girlfriend can't really understand it either... She finds it cute mind you, but doesn't understand it. She does, however, support my habbit, and for my last bday got me the wicked gift of an eMate!

When she does get the odd chance to use my Mac, she enjoys it, Just not enough to see the big difference/why were Machead's are so fanatical about Apple & Jobs. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

It'll be interesting to see if we move in together, whether she'll give up her PC and convert, or stay on the dark side...
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Old Oct 22nd, 2003, 07:48 AM   #3
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My girlfriend has converted since she's moved in with me. It was quite an excellent turn of events. She now shudders having to use PeeCees at work, and like me often brings work home that's just easier to do on a Mac. She sometimes calls me at work just to complain about why things are so complicated and how badly she hates Microsoft products. She's even started Mac spotting on TV and in Movies as much as I do which I think is cute.

The funniest thing is she once noticed that by giving her her own login on my Mac is the "real world" (it's a boring place) equivalent of giving her a ring or pledging my love or something of the sort. She says it's how geeks show they love you, by trusting you enough to use their baby unattended. I guess it's true, I do trust her that much, but I also got tired of her messing up my Photoshop preferences. [img]graemlins/lmao.gif[/img]
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Old Oct 22nd, 2003, 09:13 AM   #4
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My wife won't come near the computer. She says she doesn't know how to operate one and doesn't want to learn. That is, until she needs to know her bank balance. Then she stands by and watches while I get it for her online! [img]graemlins/lmao.gif[/img]
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Old Oct 22nd, 2003, 09:29 AM   #5
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my girlfriend just moved in with me a few months ago, and as luck would have it, her PC - an old Pentium 233, died just days before.

she asked me if i would fix it and i made a show of removing all the screws in the back and lifting off the metal cage. i poked around a bit with the screw driver and told her that it looked like it was fried.

happy day! just macs in our house!

she's happy as long as she can check her email, but her dad has been asking me if he should buy a mac. he's worried about all the windows viruses out there. he asked me if there were viruses for mac and i replied, calm and cool, "no."

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Old Oct 22nd, 2003, 09:33 AM   #6
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my wife loves the mac, but is still stuck in OS9 - she is a teacher and her report cards are done through file maker -

she is the only one in her school that uses a mac to complete the report cards and is also the only one that is able to print them properly and has no issues with completing them (all other teachers have problems with their PCs running the program properly every year)

she will be making the jump to panther soon enough though
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Old Oct 22nd, 2003, 10:39 AM   #7
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My husband thinks I'm crazy. He has always been a windoze user, and was never really exposed to Mac's until he married me. But every so often he'll casually admit that they're okay, so I think he's slowly drifting over to the 'right' side - haha!
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Old Oct 22nd, 2003, 11:59 AM   #8
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My wife was very discouraged when I started looking at Apple computers. She usually doesn't like it when I spend money, but was encouraging me to spend the money towards a faster PeeCee. But after many hours spent on research, I finally convinced her (and myself) to 'Think Different'.

When I got the iMac FP, she was impressed that it only used one power cord. When she used OSX, she was very impressed with the colours and ease of use. Her only experience came from wandering into a Mac lab on campus (OS 9), so OSX was a plesant change for her (visually).

I can probably get her to switch over when her PeeCee breaks, but until then she can enjoy looking at mine.
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Old Oct 22nd, 2003, 12:36 PM   #9
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My wife thought it was a wonderful idea to get a Mac last May. The only stipulation was that she get an iPod with my Mac purchase! This was before iPods were available for Windows based machines.

Well, she's quite happy with her iPod and she's even happier with the eMac I purchased for her when the upgraded eMacs were introduced in June or July.

So, we're both Mac users now and we try and find converts where we can.

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Old Oct 22nd, 2003, 02:28 PM   #10
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Habit? What habit?

She has always been a Windows user (Win95+) but has come to appreciate the difference. Her job involves a lot of computer work in a very high-security enviournment (even though she has no training or certification, IT was trying to recruit her, but she went for the management stream instead).

I've helped her solve quite a few problems at work, and partly because of that they think she's some kind of uber-user. If just one IT guy would get a Mac and figure the big picture out, he could be that guru instead, but hey, it's their careers. Let 'em wallow.

One of the IT staff was obviously having a discussion with some Mac Zealot; he asked her "PCs are better than Macs, right?" You know she gave the right answer to that one.

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