Leaving PC for MAC??

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  1. Guvnor

    Guvnor NYM3 and Me

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    I am considering selling my PC and buying a MAC. A Macbook Pro.

    Specs from sale

    It has 4gb ram "upgraded from 2gb", 250 gb hard drive, 2.16 intel core 2 duo processor " two dual core processors ", dual layer dvd/rw, eyesite webcam, + a like new battery and charger. This also has two operating systems both Leopard 10.5.7 and XP Professional along with office 2008 and adobe cs3 indesign Premium.

    My question is....is it hard going from Windows world to a MAC. Never owned a MAC and not sure what to expect. Anyone?
     
  2. bowrofl

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    It depends what you want to do with your computer. My gaming rig runs Windows 7... playing games on a PC pretty much requires a Wintel box.

    But if you don't do PC gaming, I don't think you'll have a problem. Most Windows apps have OS X counterparts and some are even multiplatform (like VLC).
     
  3. DouggieJ

    DouggieJ OT Supporter

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    I think you'll be quite pleased. And now that Macs have Intel processors you can always set up a dual boot or VM installation of Windows.
     
  4. Guvnor

    Guvnor NYM3 and Me

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    I do basic video editing, music, no gaming(console only)...webz, etc. Thing is...if I need an app, I searched web and find in install. job done. Can you do that with Apple? Do the harddrives work C:\, D:\, etc? No right click..I just don't want to regret a switch and fight to sell back to PC.
     
  5. DouggieJ

    DouggieJ OT Supporter

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    Yeah the one button mouse is essentially dead.

    I actually use a Microsoft mouse on my Mac, I think it's the only really good product Microsoft makes.
     
  6. Guvnor

    Guvnor NYM3 and Me

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    I didn't know...I stated I know nothing about a MAC.
     
  7. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    I used to be ANTI Mac. Now I am ANTI PC. I fucking HATE windows. HATE IT!
     
  8. tenplanescrashing

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    Mac is based on the Unix system, so there is no need for the drive letter reference. All drives are mounted whether they're internal HD's, external HD's, flash drives, memory cards, etc. No need to do any kind of associations.

    I have yet to find an app I needed. Most of what you need come with the system, but some people have preferences for other programs which are readily available.

    Right click is a thing of the past. Just get a 2 button mouse or if you're using the trackpad, just Ctrl + click or use the multitouch commands for what you need.

    I have yet to find anyone who has made the switch who has regretted it. That's an honest response too, not just my preference.
     
  9. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    2nd
     
  10. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    woah woah woah...
    we have right click? since when? :wtf:
     
  11. avctechsupp

    avctechsupp New Member

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    Well, are you high?


    :)

    Run BootCamp!!!
     
  12. nsxrebel

    nsxrebel New Member

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    Macs have supported right-click for a long time now, even if they didn't sell a two/multi-button mouse.

    and it's Mac, Macintosh, Mac OS X, etc.. not MAC.
    MAC is Media Access Control address.
     
  13. Guvnor

    Guvnor NYM3 and Me

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    Thanks for taking the time to write that...Makes me a little more confident.
     
  14. omgwtfbbqryan

    omgwtfbbqryan OT Supporter

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    do it, you wont regret it.
     
  15. Guvnor

    Guvnor NYM3 and Me

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    Real quick....do Macs have "profiles" like Vista..? Meaning I can logon and store my crap and others can logon and NOT see my crap? Can I place files on the harddrive that only I can see? How's that whole thing work?
     
  16. Pitt

    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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    what is this "click" you speak of?

    I do everything by keyboard :eek4:
     
  17. nsxrebel

    nsxrebel New Member

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    you mean to hide your pr0n? :mamoru:
     
  18. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    Or you can just edit the information for each folder you don't want others to see. There should be an option where only the admin can read/write and others can't see.
     
  19. RandomGuy187

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    For right clicking with the trackpad you can set the right half to right click.
     
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    I was always anti-apple... made the switch to mac last month, I'll never turn back :eek3:
     
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  22. Pitt

    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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    Still looking at crossing over to the iPhone. Been a Mac user for almost 3 years now and looking to get away from Verizon and switch to ATT and get an iPhone plan. I already pay the same for my BB plan with verizon it's just whether I want the ATT network or not.
     
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    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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    they're both bad, so it's more dependant on what phone you want
     

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