Want to switch to mac...

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  1. WooleyBooger

    WooleyBooger OT Supporter

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    I really want to switch to mac, but i'm afraid I won't be able to do everything I do with my pc, when I get there.

    I know photo editing, video editing, and the basics will all work...what i'm more worried about is my "other" habits. I download tons of torrents, convert DVDs to .avi, copy my DVDs, and convert .avi's back to DVD...things like that.

    Are there good solutions for all those things for mac?

    In short:

    good torrent client
    DVD copier
    convert DVD to .avi (or comparable)
    convert .avi to DVD
    I also download tv episodes in .avi and then compile several of them to one DVD.

    Tell me I can ditch all my PC stuff and go mac 100% with no major issues.
     
  2. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Ok, I'll tell you: You can ditch all of your PC stuff and go mac 100% with no major issues
     
  3. WooleyBooger

    WooleyBooger OT Supporter

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    Yeah, but is there any truth to that statement?
     
  4. Ubisquo

    Ubisquo New Member

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    Yes. Transmission, Handbrake and iDVD will do those jobs. iDVD comes free with new macs, the other two are free downloads.:)
     
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    visual hub for avi to dvd conversion/burning ftw...... once you go mac....you wont go back...
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i love that program. i won't use any misc windows programs anymore. i just sent all the video files to my macbook now. i need to get a mac desktop :x:
     
  7. WooleyBooger

    WooleyBooger OT Supporter

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    Anybody want to buy a PC setup (desktop, couple laptops)? :x:
     
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    wrong sub-forum for that :mamoru:
     
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    I too am looking to scrap my POS dell
     
  10. WooleyBooger

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    Here's a question (possibly stupid), what about anti virus software and such? Is there such thing (i would think so) and who makes the best stuff?
     
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    anti- wha?
     
  12. phr34k

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    not needed on teh mac
     
  13. ryanmcell

    ryanmcell New Member

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    I just picked up a Macbook myself, and I'm in the IT industry for my career/never owned my own Mac, and I absolutely love it.
     
  14. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    no such thing as needing an anti-virus/spyware/malware program...

    let me tell you how you get a virus on a mac, it's a multiple step process...
    1) you download said virus to your computer
    2) you double click on said virus
    3) you input your system password when asked
    4) virus is now installed on your system

    you can't really "catch" anything...

    and regarding your first post, you can do all those things on a mac with no problem.
     
  15. WooleyBooger

    WooleyBooger OT Supporter

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    Thats me, i've been in IT for a few years...but never owned a Mac. One of my former coworkers was the same way...he bought an ipod, really liked the thought/design/etc that Apple put into it, decided he was wanted to try a Mac and bought the cheapest Macbook available...and has since gotten the iphone, and completely switched to Mac. He said he never even looks at any of his PC's anymore.


    I'm sold...I want to do it. Now i've just got to sale some stuff so I can afford the Macbook. :hs:
     

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