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Old Aug 5th, 2005, 01:53 PM   #1
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Switch victory ... a few PCs and a few years later

Over the years, I've convinced several people to get Macs. Some of those have convinced others to get Macs. Hey Apple, if you're listening, sending a free Powerbook my way would be nice.

A couple I know, around 5 years or so ago, were asking me what they should get for their first ever computer. I of course said "Get an iMac, you're beginners and it will do everything you need it to do, without a lot of the issues you might have with a PC". A few weeks later I saw the wife of the couple and asked her if she had got a computer yet. She admitted that she got a bargain PC, it was cheaper and their daughter was used to PCs.

Over the years, I kept hearing about problems they had with both the hardware and problems they had keeping the system operating. I think they had to return the first one and had some problems with its replacement. I just kept saying to them, "You should have got that iMac".

I believe they got a second bargain PC and I was talking with the husband of the couple who expressed some frustration about the fact that they couldn't keep it running without it constantly crashing. They had no idea what the problem was and I'm not sure that they had any more knowledgeable PC using friend to help them.

Yesterday they finally bought a Mac Mini. At the last minute they were still looking at a cheap Dell system for a comparable price, but the husband was pushing for the Mac. They have an Apple keyboard and Mighty Mouse coming in 10 days and will be using their old monitor. I'm going to help them get it all set up. I'm recommending getting a KVM switch so they can still use their old PC and to make it easier in migrating to the Mac.

I don't know much at all about PCs, never having owned one and only using my brother's sometimes for web browsing, so I may need to ask some questions about getting them switched over, as things come up.
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Old Aug 5th, 2005, 01:58 PM   #2
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Great Job! A lot of us come from quite the Windows backgrounds here. I myself am quite familiar with both. Currently don't own a PC.. but I can 'get around' so to speak

Converts for me? probably around 10 or 12 since OS X's release
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Thread title wrong

I don't know what happened there. I was finished the post and changing the thread title while previewing it and the thing got submitted. Maybe I inadvertently hit the submit button. Anyway the thread title is wrong and I don't think that it's editable now. It should have read:

Switch victory ... a few PCs and a few years later

If there's a mod around who wants to bother changing it, please do.
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Converts for me? probably around 10 or 12 since OS X's release
Yeah, what would Apple have done without it's evangelizing customers? Probably gone under in the 90s. I say - free Powerbooks for all those who have brought converts into the fold.
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Old Aug 5th, 2005, 02:12 PM   #5
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I'll take a new Mactel and a copy of leopard?
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Old Aug 5th, 2005, 03:11 PM   #6
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Smile Apple's already done it

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Yeah, what would Apple have done without it's evangelizing customers? Probably gone under in the 90s. ...
I think Apple already did the work, and that's why they have evangelizing customers!
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Old Aug 5th, 2005, 03:23 PM   #7
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I think Apple already did the work, and that's why they have evangelizing customers!
Yea, and I say verily unto you, that there were many of the brethren and sisteren, who in the darkest days of the mid to late 90s, long before the second coming of the Jobs, before the miracle of OSX, when the Macs they owned were encased in the beigest of beige plastic, who did evangelize with a pure heart, and lo, their evangelizing was good.
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Yea, and I say verily unto you, that there were many of the brethren and sisteren, who in the darkest days of the mid to late 90s, long before the second coming of the Jobs, before the miracle of OSX, when the Macs they owned were encased in the beigest of beige plastic, who did evangelize with a pure heart, and lo, their evangelizing was good.
Thats great

I have switched 7 people (my family, grandparents and a few friends). It was really easy to switch my family, once they saw the ease of use of OS X and how easy the switch was for me (no huge incomptabilities or anything) they jumped right in
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Old Aug 6th, 2005, 12:51 AM   #9
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Apple updates the Switch Site:

http://www.apple.com/switch
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Apple updates the Switch Site:

http://www.apple.com/switch
Yay, last update was in 2002 I think. Reading time!
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