Just bought a MacBook Pro

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  1. 656

    656 Read Only Funster

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    Well after lots of thinking about it, I have finally got a Mac. Also bought Parallels Desktop 6 so I can run my Web Design software on it, and it seems to work very well. Not used a Mac since 1995 when I taught Photoshop and Filemaker pro. How things have changed!!!
     
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    scarey prices when compared to microsift
    but a lot less hassel i have found
    getting used to mine now its just hard
    not thinking m/soft:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Hi Dave

    It's unusual for a Mac user to go back to windoze... you won't regret coming back :thumb:

    I made a fatal mistake of giving windoze a second chance .. bought a 12" Sony TZN in 2007, primarily for travel .. cost £1200. I should have known better :Doh:
    It was a short honeymoon.. should have bought another Mac .. but heh ho, we live and learn.. I'm still using a 14" iBook bought in 2004 .. and a 17" Powerbook circa 2005 .. love em to bits. :thumb:

    ohh and the £1200 Sony... Chaz uses it for chatting, about all it's good for .. :RollEyes:
     
  4. Addie

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    The 'Webdesign Software' available for Mac is far superior to that available for PC, I would stick with the Mac based software available such as Dreamweaver which for me always seems to work better in Mac form than PC.
     
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    You spent £1200 on a laptop Jim!! and it was just for travelling, and your a Scotsman!!!!! you seriously need some help mate. :BigGrin:

    Ian
     
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    yeah.. I know.. :Doh:

    wanna buy it ? :BigGrin:
     
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    You will never want to go back to the "Dark Ages" of PC's

    Love my Macs. They just work. Bad news is there are probably new models due out on Thursday, but you probably got a good price.
    Suggest you look on the following sites: 9to5mac.com macrumors.com and buyersguide.macrumors.com
    Regards
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    I like the look and feel of the mac and I am sure its a good system,
    but I Just could not justify it, my windows laptop cost around me £1300 and my desktop (a self build) twice that, so its not the hardware cost, its the software. My investment in Windows software runs into many thousands. (mostly Adobe) I know you can get a windows emulator but what's the point. A windows 7 Pc with an i7 processor, 16gb of ram and a decent graphics card flys, I doubt a mac could touch it for performance. Why should I change? Convince me:Smile:
     
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    Jim, I wouldn't even try ..

    that's comparing Apples and Lemons :Laughing:

    Apples make me :Smile: ... Windoze make me :cry:
     
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    That’s a bit of a cop out Jim apples and lemons, I’m not convinced with that.
    :Rofl1:
     
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    But you only find maggots in an apple. :Rofl1:

    Ian
     
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    I've given up trying to convince you of anything buttons... you're a lost cause :Laughing:
     
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    I'd rather spit a maggot out as suck a lemon all day every day :Laughing:
     
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    IMHO the difference between Mac and Microsoft is that the Operating System on a Mac says to you, "It's your machine so use it however you like, if you do get silly with me, I'll step in, to save you from doing any lasting damage":Smile:

    Where as the Microsoft Operating System, says " You will do exactly as I say, or I will spit out my dummy and then you'll be sorry!!!!":Eeek:

    Pete:Cool:
     
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    I considered a mac but in the end I bought a Toshiba laptop. I7 processor and I only have 4gig RAM but it is very very fast. I will add more RAM eventually. Thing is to buy an equivalent Mac would have cost me 3 times the price for no real gain. Apple is a rip of trading on the logo. :Angry:
     
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    Well you won't be spitting much longer Jim, :Smile: as I understand it, apple will cease production of computers to concentrate on the much more lucrative Ipod/Iphone market.

    Ian
     
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    Really... where did you read this Ian... the Mail ? :Laughing:

    but not an issue .. my Mac will probably see me out .. :Sad:

    and can pass it on to Chaz :BigGrin:
     
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    That's a bit like comparing a Kia with a BMW and then accusing BMW of being a rip off company trading on a logo.

    Pete:Cool:
     
  20. Munchie

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    OK so if you open up a Mac and a PC, what is there in the Mac that costs so much more? :Doh:
     
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