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Lifetime PC user - just picked up first MacBook. DONE WITH PC.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by IndianaMatt, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. IndianaMatt

    IndianaMatt

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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.

    Look at my baby:

    [​IMG]

    [not my pic tho]
     
  2. Chesafreak

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  3. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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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. ;)
     
  4. DGreno

    DGreno FF/Paramedic Silver Member

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    Welcome to the club! :wavey:
     
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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.:whistling:
     
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    Just don't try to upgrade the memory, hard drive or video card down the road....
     
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    hogfish Señor Member

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    I didn't even know there were Apple stores. :wow:

    Enjoy!
     
  8. Glock30Eric

    Glock30Eric .45 ACP

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    I can't wait for my new 27" iMac in this Jan.....

    Later, I might build a PC console to just play few of high edge games using the iMac's display. I heard a rumor that there is a development where you could just hook up the thunderbold with external GPU hardware (I can't wait for that!).
     
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    Welcome to the Dark Side!
     
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    You could have gotten a faster, better machine for about 1/4 the price, but congrats!
     
  11. IndianaMatt

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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?
     
  12. IndianaMatt

    IndianaMatt

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    Thanks for posting!
     
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    Get back to us when the honeymoon phase is over.
     
  14. IndianaMatt

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    What's wrong with you people? Dude drops a couple grand on a new toy and that's your response?

    D.
     
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  15. Geko45

    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    Do ya'll have cookies? I'll only come to the Dark Side if there are cookies.
     
  16. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    I've had the same Macbook Pro since 2006. Had the software updated and battery/charger replaced a couple of years ago. Other than that no viruses, spyware, blue screens, crashes etc...ever. My last PC was such a hassle I got sick of it. Anti-virus software alerts popping constantly, and taking forever just to boot up. Its my understanding that MAC programming is just not hacker friendly making viruses and the like less effective.

    The computer world is much more MAC friendly these days, considerably more so than even just a few years ago.

    MAC is the way to go.
     
  17. Glock30Eric

    Glock30Eric .45 ACP

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    Don't worry they are poor and they couldn't afford a MAC product.

    Microsoft will go out of business in a decade from now. Business and Educations are swapping PC to Mac.
     
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    Reissman Millennium Member

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    The naysayers can shove it...5 years ago we went all mac. I bought 4 used machines over the past five years. ALL still in operation except for the mac mini I just sold that I bought for $200 2 years ago and just sold for 200.. All intel based and no viruses..
     
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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...:yawn:
     
  20. IndianaMatt

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    That's one of the things that ultimately brought me to Apple. Their stuff is simply well-made. Solid. My MacBook has an all-metal body and a glass screen.

    My wife's MacBook is almost eight years old and still runs as well as the day she bought it. Say that for a PC machine.
     
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