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My first experience with a Mac was in college way back in 1983, it was a 128MB Fat Mac. Up to that point my Apple II clone was my one and only. Since then I've come across operating systems of all shapes, sizes, colours but I always wanted an upgrade to my old Apple II...the Apple II GS. Alas Apple killed it and I was pissed ! Then the Mac's started getting real nice and I've been lusting for one ever since the Mac II but never could afford one. So I had to settle for a PC. All that changed in January 2003. The mac I bought was a 15" 867Mhz Titanium Powerbook, 512 MB RAM, 60 GB hard disk. Prior to this my work machine was a Compaq Armada 500Mhz Pentium 3, set up to dual boot FreeBSD 4.x and windows 98SE, unix for the real work and windows to write proposals and reports. Now everything is done on my trusty Powerbook, still going strong after 2+ years although Mac OS X 10.4 is pushing the limits of its 512MB RAM. Still not upgraded to Tiger yet? Spotlight alone is worth the price ! Get that RAM upgrade if you want to experience Tiger at its best, if you can't get 1GB at least 768MB.
These are all the Apple products I own and use... alas, no iPod ... yet :(

Third Party software

Omnigraffle is from the Omni Group ... the Mac equivalent of Visio and then some ! Make visio users drool, this is the BEST drawing software.

Did you know the underneath the slickest GUI on earth, Mac OS X has its roots in FreeBSD? Well now you do !
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