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Old 12-12-2012, 13:25   #1
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I grew up with the viruses, bluescreens, and disposable hardware of PC. This year, I had enough and I joined the cult of Apple with a new MacBook Pro.

What a machine! I cannot see how I will ever go back. And the Apple store was the exact opposite of going to Best Buy: a great retail experience; no pressure; no noise; no warranties to buy - in an out in literally 15 minutes.

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Old 12-12-2012, 13:36   #2
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Old 12-12-2012, 13:38   #3
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Fanboy! LOL

Enjoy. Go online and find/learn the shortcuts and the "ways" Mac does stuff vs. PC. The good news is every 4 years you don't have to re-learn a new OS when MS decides to completely redesign Windows.
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Old 12-15-2012, 20:06   #4
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Fanboy! LOL

Enjoy. Go online and find/learn the shortcuts and the "ways" Mac does stuff vs. PC. The good news is every 4 years you don't have to re-learn a new OS when MS decides to completely redesign Windows.
I would agree. I bought a new pc with windows 8 and I absolutely hate it. XP was much better. I had an Ibook years ago...should have stuck with Mac.
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Old 12-15-2012, 20:21   #5
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I would agree. I bought a new pc with windows 8 and I absolutely hate it. XP was much better. I had an Ibook years ago...should have stuck with Mac.
I really don't understand why everyone's stressing over Win8.
Other than the slide out menu bars in the screen corners and the start screen instead of a start button/program tree it's identical to Win7.

Just pin your favorite programs to the start screen and/or the quick launch bar on the desktop and you're off to the races.

That's the way I ran XP and Win7, so Win8 took me all of 15 minutes to learn and customize.
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Old 12-15-2012, 21:38   #6
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I really don't understand why everyone's stressing over Win8.
Other than the slide out menu bars in the screen corners and the start screen instead of a start button/program tree it's identical to Win7.

Just pin your favorite programs to the start screen and/or the quick launch bar on the desktop and you're off to the races.

That's the way I ran XP and Win7, so Win8 took me all of 15 minutes to learn and customize.
I had windows xp and loved it. I have corneal ectasia and that makes ork difficult for me so now I have to actually think about this system..so i hate it. I liked using the old stuff..the new stuff is for notebooks and phones..I am using it for lawsuits..etc. So how do I get used to this real fast? Do you have any idea if my old Wordperfect 10 will work on windows 8 or which version do I have to buy? Thanks

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Old 12-16-2012, 08:06   #7
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I had windows xp and loved it. I have corneal ectasia and that makes ork difficult for me so now I have to actually think about this system..so i hate it. I liked using the old stuff..the new stuff is for notebooks and phones..I am using it for lawsuits..etc. So how do I get used to this real fast? Do you have any idea if my old Wordperfect 10 will work on windows 8 or which version do I have to buy? Thanks
Wordperfect? I haven't used Wordperfect since the 486 days.
Wow, you are a Luddite.
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Wordperfect? I haven't used Wordperfect since the 486 days.
Wow, you are a Luddite.
You are awfully quick to call names when he mentions why he is resisting change.
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I had windows xp and loved it. I have corneal ectasia and that makes ork difficult for me so now I have to actually think about this system..so i hate it. I liked using the old stuff..the new stuff is for notebooks and phones..I am using it for lawsuits..etc. So how do I get used to this real fast? Do you have any idea if my old Wordperfect 10 will work on windows 8 or which version do I have to buy? Thanks
After a quick Google it looks like Corel's WordPerfect X6 is their latest release. Maybe email them about compatibility with Win 8 or DL their trial of X6.
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Old 12-12-2012, 13:44   #9
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Is it Intel based shipset? If yes, then you have not gone far from PC. You will still get viruses and vulnerabilities.
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Old 12-12-2012, 17:39   #11
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Is it Intel based shipset? If yes, then you have not gone far from PC. You will still get viruses and vulnerabilities.
Errr...... not even close to correct.
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Just don't try to upgrade the memory, hard drive or video card down the road....
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Old 12-12-2012, 14:25   #13
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Just don't try to upgrade the memory, hard drive or video card down the road....
I don't keep any big programs or games; the machine is mostly for web browsing, Word, and a few photos here and there.

256 GB is plenty, no?
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Old 12-12-2012, 18:31   #14
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I don't keep any big programs or games; the machine is mostly for web browsing, Word, and a few photos here and there.

256 GB is plenty, no?
Soooo...what you actually needed was a $150 Chromebook?

As I've often admitted here, my wife is ALL Mac (27"iMac, Macbook Pro, iPad 4, iPad Mini, iPhone5) I'm all PC and Blackberry (Blackberry because it's free from work).

So far (year years in) the computing stress level is definately higher on her end. As well as expense and repairs. So I really don't feel the iLove. The iPad mini...I'm a huge fan. It's what the iPad should have always been. The rest iStuff....meh.
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Old 12-12-2012, 22:53   #15
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I don't keep any big programs or games; the machine is mostly for web browsing, Word, and a few photos here and there.

256 GB is plenty, no?

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What's wrong with you people? Dude drops a couple grand on a new toy and that's your response?
lol. A couple grand is some serious overkill for web browsing, photos, and a word processor. Typing this on a MBPro, but fiance's Dad's Mac Mini recently bit the dust (replaced with a year-old iMac), about a year after the family's 7-year old Macbook also bit the dust. Lower your expectations - you'll be happier in the end run.

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Old 12-12-2012, 23:10   #16
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lol. A couple grand is some serious overkill for web browsing, photos, and a word processor. Typing this on a MBPro, but fiance's Dad's Mac Mini recently bit the dust (replaced with a year-old iMac), about a year after a 7-year old Macbook also bit the dust. Lower your expectations - you'll be happier in the end run.
Exactly.

That's why I said earlier in this thread that I'd spring for a MB Pro, for example, if I was doing a ton of graphic intense applications for my business or something.

Apple's laptops and desktops have never been less distinguishable from PCs, which is to be expected given that they use the same Intel chipsets now, except that Apple's OS is demonstrably worse than Windows.

For 95% of the population, a $300 Black Friday or Cyber Monday Acer laptop will do everything they'd ever need to do, and more. Spend $700+ on a Windows laptop, which is still only 38% of what a MB cost, and you'll really be flying.
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lol. A couple grand is some serious overkill for web browsing, photos, and a word processor. Typing this on a MBPro, but fiance's Dad's Mac Mini recently bit the dust (replaced with a year-old iMac), about a year after a 7-year old Macbook also bit the dust. Lower your expectations - you'll be happier in the end run.
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lol. A couple grand is some serious overkill for web browsing, photos, and a word processor. Typing this on a MBPro, but fiance's Dad's Mac Mini recently bit the dust (replaced with a year-old iMac), about a year after the family's 7-year old Macbook also bit the dust. Lower your expectations - you'll be happier in the end run.
No kidding. It's kind of a silly argument - arguing about which computer you can buy off the shelf is better. If you really cared about having the most badass computer you would build it yourself. It's like getting heated arguing which is better, a Sentra or an Accord, which probably is used mostly to drive to Trader Joe's and pick kids up from school. There are 1,000+ hp sports cars out there, relax, take it down a notch.
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No kidding. It's kind of a silly argument - arguing about which computer you can buy off the shelf is better. If you really cared about having the most badass computer you would build it yourself. It's like getting heated arguing which is better, a Sentra or an Accord, which probably is used mostly to drive to Trader Joe's and pick kids up from school. There are 1,000+ hp sports cars out there, relax, take it down a notch.
Right, but if you happen to be in the market for a new family car, then the "Accord v. Sentra" discussion is very relevant to your interests.

As was the "Mac v. PC" debate for me last week.
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Just don't try to upgrade the memory, hard drive or video card down the road....

I am typing this on a mid 2010 macbook pro that I upgraded recently to 8gb of ram and put in a 512 crucial SSD.

Seems to be working fine for me...
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I am typing this on a mid 2010 macbook pro that I upgraded recently to 8gb of ram and put in a 512 crucial SSD.

Seems to be working fine for me...
Yep, mid 2010 production is A-OK. The new laptops are sealed with some sort of epoxy so you can't get to any of the individual components after you get the case open, from what I understand.

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I am typing this on a mid 2010 macbook pro that I upgraded recently to 8gb of ram and put in a 512 crucial SSD.

Seems to be working fine for me...
Yeah, same here, upgraded my 2009 Macbook Pro 500 HDD to an 256 SSD. I don't know of any Windows laptops that have upgrade-able video cards in them these days.

(I work in our company's helpdesk supporting Win-based computers and am so burnt out on Windows machines I will never buy another one.)

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Just don't try to upgrade the memory, hard drive or video card down the road....
What PC owners really do that? By the time the hardware you bought three years ago is obsoleted by the software you bought yesterday, you need a new motherboard anyway.
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What PC owners really do that? By the time the hardware you bought three years ago is obsoleted by the software you bought yesterday, you need a new motherboard anyway.
I've upgrade the RAM in every computer I've ever owned. I don't know of or have any software that's obsolete so I'm not sure what you are referring to. A new motherboard? Uh...ok.
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