zam comment on my last post led me to his blog. its seems that he blogged about his mac mini already and i shall not resist the temptation to blog about my (mac)hines either. so let me bring you down the memory lane on how did i end up with an apple product.
i can't barely remember my first machine, but i can tell you it ran DOS. i can't recall much about that machine as i own it about a year long and after that my mom let it go. i can't recall how the moment but its like i woke up the next day the machine wasn't there. after that as we couldn't afford to have one, i normally use my uncle's windows 98 just to play command&conquer red alert.
like any other teenagers, my affectionados with computers mostly began because of the internet, and of course during that old school netscape time there still not much one can do so most of the time was spent on IRC channel. after high-school, i went to matriculation college, failed there, move to MMU and it was there i bought my first machine and it was Acer Travelmate, running on Intel Celeron. to be honest, that machine did well and right until now it is still kicking(except for the power adapter) while many of my friend's laptop already kicked the bucket.
it wasn't my intention to buy that Acer as i was planning to buy and Apple's iBook. the only problem i had back then was that it is very hard to find an Apple reseller where i was studying and to buy it, i need to travel like 300 kilometer just to go to the nearest store. as i really in need of a computer, the only choice was to go with a windows machine and the Travelmate was the only one that suits my dollar and cents (that time Apple was still using PowerPC, Intel Pentium for laptop was expensive and i ended up getting a Celeron). the Travelmate costs a bit lesser than iBook.
fast forward to next four years after that, i got a job as technical support and i got to hold a Compaq given by the company and i gave my Acer to my mom. after i jump to my current company at first my boss gave me another Compaq and after using it for a while it was replaced by a Toshiba M200. the Toshiba gave me the luxury of running hackintosh after so long i resist the temptation to use a Mac.
lucky enough, i was able to convinced my boss to replace my 8 months old toshiba with a macbook (actually i do need a Mac since we mostly rely on window machine, to test a network you'll need to test it on different platform so you can justify to the client it can run on multiple platform). that was how lucky i am to ended up getting a Mac.