My first apple product was an ipod 160 gb i still have but battery wont stay charged. I own an apple ipod touch 8 gb and love it also i own an ipod touch 32gb which i love.i own an apple imac 20" screen with an i home keyboard and 1 wired mouse,aiport extreme,and a magic mouse.most recently an ipad 32gb with case and dock i will never own a pc product again.also waiting for new iphones to come out
Mac mini 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB DDR3, Snow Leopard
Airport express for airtunes
iPod classic 180gb
iPhone 3gs 16gb
and a ipad on the way from the US counting thr days down
allways wanting a mac but very pricey!!!!
ipod classic.-paper ipad stuck on some cardboard to show my mum that it wasnt a p.o.s. and that you could see the screen
Apple Airport Extreme - 1
Apple IPOD mini -7
Apple IPOD -3
Apple TV -4
Apple IPAD -1
Win laptops -5
Win desktops -9
HP MediaSmart Svr -2
The reasons I went to Win based boxes was 1) availability of software and 2) cook your own custom box based on finances and need.
I learned on DOS at work, which I think any right thinking person hated with good reason, and played on a Mac at home. But once I did the painful transition to Windows based machines I never looked back.
The basic philosophy of Apple has been to turn out appliances. Very nice, very useful appliances. Their hardware has been locked down since the beginning. Unless you want to become a hacker, you are stuck with what they give you. Even the operating system and the human interface is designed to "protect" the user from screwing something up.
The opposite is true with a Win based box. While the casual user can use one for their entire life without ever getting in trouble by changing something, if you really want to, its easy to swap out cards, add or modify how the OS functions on each particular machine.
Now when I use a machine with an Apple OS I know that the OS is protecting me from myself. So I use my ATVs as they were designed and love them. I use the IPAD as designed and if I need to do something new or different, I pick up a Winbox and know that I can generally stroke it till it does that new or "dangerous" thing that an Apple will not allow me to do.
I have come to view Apple as a People's Enclave and Windows as Free Enterprise. Just like in the real world, in a free enterprise system you are free to succeed or to fail.
And as to the myth of virius . . I have been running a minimum of 5 intel boxes at my home for 15 years, 24/7, on various connections, currently a Comcast Business Systems provided modem. I have yet to see a single virus that I did not personally bring into my own machine. I can only speak for my own experience but viruses have not been a problem for me or my users.
Personally I think that Apple is looking at the whole virus thing the wrong way. If/When Apple is a large enough percentage of the user base, it will begin getting attacked as much as Win boxes do. The low attack rate is really a reflection of the lack of penetration in the market. There is little else that differentiates Apple OS's from Win OS's.
Now I am an Apple baby, but I grew up and found out that being dedicated to one company or OS or brand is just not beneficial. So when I have an application that needs doing, I go do a trade study and pick the most cost effective way to fulfill that need. That is why I am perfectly to use Apple appliances in my solution set and while in the past, I used Apple products as my main computer, right now they are too slow, too constraining and too expensive when compared with an Intel box. But when it comes to doing what an IPOD, or and IPHONE, or an Apple TV, or yes and IPAD can do, they are without a doubt the best for their particular applications so I have several of each.
Thanks for listening
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"Hi, Im Rob and I am a former Apple KoolAid Drinker."