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post #1 of 21 Old Jan 18th, 2008, 10:36 am Thread Starter
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I might order a Mac Pro

I am thinking of switching teams after 20 years of being a Windows PC guy. Any thoughts, advice or input?

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post #2 of 21 Old Jan 18th, 2008, 11:07 am
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Other than you're going to like the experience? No, not really.

MAC OS is a little bit different in it's user experience, but thats just it. it's different. BTW: If you don't like the included trackpad, just use a standard USB mouse and/or keyboard.

Oh, yes, one thing: OS X LOVES memory. Don't skimp on the memory and you'll love it even better!
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I am thinking of switching teams after 20 years of being a Windows PC guy. Any thoughts, advice or input?
Since you're in a spending mood, order me one too

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BTW: If you don't like the included trackpad, just use a standard USB mouse and/or keyboard.
It's the desktop version so there's no trackpad.
I'm getting 4GB of memory, do you that is enough?

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180 days same as cash

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Scott,
I've been thinking of doing the same thing, who are you ordering from?

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I did the same thing about a year ago. Only one negative: There are still sites and programs that require a PC or a MAC that will run windows. In our household the issues are:

Card Scan
AutoNation employee access
HAR (Houston Association of Realtors) Realtor access

We have simply kept our Laptops for those. Besides that, I love it!

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I did the same thing about a year ago. Only one negative: There are still sites and programs that require a PC or a MAC that will run windows. In our household the issues are:

Card Scan
AutoNation employee access
HAR (Houston Association of Realtors) Realtor access

We have simply kept our Laptops for those. Besides that, I love it!
I would add Garmin's Mapsource program to Wolfgang's PC only (at this time) software. I also have kept one Windows laptop for PC only programs, despite the fact that you can run Windows on a Mac if you choose to.

Transition to the Apple products and the superb OS X operating software has made my computing experience much more enjoyable.

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I would add Garmin's Mapsource program to Wolfgang's PC only (at this time) software. I also have kept one Windows laptop for PC only programs, despite the fact that you can run Windows on a Mac if you choose to.

Transition to the Apple products and the superb OS X operating software has made my computing experience much more enjoyable.
Yes, I forgot that one...

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Scott,
I've been thinking of doing the same thing, who are you ordering from?
I've purchased directly from the Apple store for a custom configuration (extra ram, wireless keyboard package, etc):

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...cts/AppleStore

and also from MacMall which sells the products at a slight discount for standard configured computers:

http://www.macmall.com/macmall/shop/...e/category.asp

I am not affiliated with either. Just a satisfied customer

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It's the desktop version so there's no trackpad.
I'm getting 4GB of memory, do you that is enough?
4GB is enough for everything but the most memory intesive applications. If you do LARGE photos like posters you may want to get more, but for everything other than LARGE pictures or big movie projects 4GB will serve you just fine.
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Scott,
I've been thinking of doing the same thing, who are you ordering from?
I am ordering from Apple directly. I will tell you that if you want to save some pretty big dollars make sure and get the education discount (Jessica attending Sac State was my in on that). I saved $600 on my order.

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Buying Apples

Apple also do refurb probucts with full warranty etc - from the home page go to the store and in the bottom left corner is a link to Special deals. Looks as though it is not such a good deal as the education discount but it is another option.

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I would add Garmin's Mapsource program to Wolfgang's PC only (at this time) software. I also have kept one Windows laptop for PC only programs, despite the fact that you can run Windows on a Mac if you choose to.

Transition to the Apple products and the superb OS X operating software has made my computing experience much more enjoyable.
Ya might want to hit the Forums and see if Garmin will run under Parallels.


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Ya might want to hit the Forums and see if Garmin will run under Parallels.
VM Ware Fusion is also an alternative to Parallels.

http://www.vmware.com/

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After my Ump-Teenth windows crash I tossed my relatively new PC and bought an I-MAC...........no looking back here!!!!!

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I am ordering from Apple directly. I will tell you that if you want to save some pretty big dollars make sure and get the education discount (Jessica attending Sac State was my in on that). I saved $600 on my order.

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Scotty, I think you can safely go back to your "gigolo" title!
No, No... He's "Sugar Daddy"

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Garmin - Mapsource runs native on a MAC

Go to this Garmin site and start your migration from PC to MAC . . .

Windows not required!!

http://www8.garmin.com/support/downl...ls.jsp?id=3886

I am in the process and since this is Beta too early to report on results !!

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I'm hoping she's my Sugar Momma soon

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