Macintosh computers have been around since the 1980s. Under the Apple company name, they have evolved from the usual command-line type of interface provided at that time to be among the first to have a graphic interface and use a mouse as a tool to get around it.
Mac grew to huge success in that period, up until MS-Dos and Windows came to dominate the market. Many people started shifting their interest towards the more advanced and user friendly interface of the Windows computer at that time. But in the late 90s, Mac came back and took the market by storm.
Two decades later, Apple and Windows are to top players in the computer game and practically unbeatable. The Mac OS is used by millions of people worldwide and they are very faithful customers. Apple has managed to gather quite a few fans along the years and its personal computers are spread across a multitude of households in different parts of the world.
Since the internet provides such a great way for computer users spread across the globe to interact, Mac users everywhere have come together into Mac User Groups, where they share their experiences using the operating system, talk about new releases, ask questions, get answers and form a tight-knit virtual society.
If one is to search the various search engines for such groups, tens of pages come up with different results, showing groups based on geographical location or on other criteria. The Apple.com itself has a section for user groups where anyone interested can find a specific group or get information about resources offered within them.
Wherever they are in the world, Mac users that form part of these groups get access to special offers consisting of promotional products or discounted merchandise. Mac user groups have access to various software releases, magazines about Apple products and other related things, apparel, house ware and various accessories for their computer, all of these and more at a discount price.
The Appe.com site also specifies other offers that consist of reading material or event dates. Users can read reviews and exclusive stories about Apple related products, Mac computers and not only. They can see and browse through photos taken of products, people and events that form part of the Mac world. Also, users can even find out information about and join in targeted events.
Many advantages come from being a Mac user that forms part of a user group and many have learned to take advantage of them.