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Switcher (not really)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Phoenix, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. Phoenix
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    Today I took the plunge and bought my first Mac
    a 13.3" MacBook (I got the white one, so sue me)

    I'm still getting to grips with the darn thing, and running it through a few shakedowns to see what it's made of

    its an interesting experiance to say the least, the last Mac I ever really got to grips was happened to be running OS 8 and still loved to use AppleTalk more than IP, that was back at one of my early IT jobs where I was supporting a design department

    I'm keen to get to grips with this one and explore a bit of unix power, so far impressive, I dont think I could ever make THE SWITCH completly, in all fairness with my job what would be the point lol

    SG, I may be hitting you up for tips bud :)


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    This post brought to you from a Mac, running Safari, ooo err missis
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    Whats your reason for getting one, are you doing art or something?
     
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  3. Phoenix
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    art? err no, macs are a long way from that old adage :)

    basically i wanted something small and light, that i wouldnt have to fiddle with, it just needs to do what i want

    I do a lot of digital photography and have seen a lot of macs in action, to be honest this wasnt bought for anything hardcore, the specs dont really allow for it either
    i actually promised myself i would buy a mac when OSX was released, then again when the mini mac was released, but never got round to actually making the splurge

    this system offers a good mix of performance and portability, and thats what i wanted, im heading to San Fran on business next week and just decided i didnt want to lug my aging D610 around and took the plunge :)

    Just installed Fusion and getting a Vista system loaded so I can start using my windows apps (VI Client, Office 2k7 etc)
     
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  4. Mitzs
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    What is apple doing with unix on it. I thought they had their own OS? You might want to look up mschris over at tu too ryan. I belive the girl cut her teeth on apple and she is our apple goddess. Plus she use to work for them. Good luck with the new mac hope you are having fun.
     
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    Apple ditched their old OS and started again with a fusion of FreeBSD and Mach to produce OSX. IMHO a very good move. It means that quite a lot of stuff under the hood I'm familiar with.

    Harry.
     
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    Traitor!!!!!

    Actually, someone mentioned that for mobile computing macs were quite good. would be interested to hear your thoughts. perhaps you should start a macblog to detail your journey. One review I read, they guy ended up ditching it and going back to pcs. cant remember exactly why though.
     
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  9. simongrahamuk
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    Good to see you making the switch Ryan! :biggrin

    First tip that I can give you is to loose Safari! :rolleyes:

    Fusion Rocks! :thumbleft
     
  10. Phoenix
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    Yeah i ditched that already hehe
    got FireFox, Adium, Skype, Remote Desktop Connection, Transmission, Fusion, VLC
    all the important bases covered

    need to bump the memory up to 2 GB i think as Vista runs like a dog at the moment
    might downgrade to an XP VM, should still run all my goodies fine :)
     
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  11. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I got 1.25Gb in mine with Vista allocated 512mb. Seems to run fine, but can run hot. I'd avoid running any VM's when on batteries! 8)
     

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