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    Lap top purchase

    Coolwhip is going to purchase a Mac Book Pro with the 15in. monitor. Im new to the Mac and have visited the store and read the entire website. If there is any wisdom yall can provide me, please do.

    Thank you!

    -Me
    To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
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    Yea, purchase a PC.....lol

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    what do u want to use a mac for? if u do editing of video and music they are the machine to have..if u want normal web surfing, word processing, spread sheets then they will frustrate u.

    Mac people are like a cult..they will argue with u that there machine is unstoppable...as they are trying to find ether a hack or an update in order to make a program run that with a pc runs automatically

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    I'm with these guys.

    Why mac?
    Good salesman?

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    Macs are great in many ways. their software disign is much more user friendly and they are not subject to internet viruses and such.

    Once you use one for a while, you will hate other systems.

    I will use it for recording and will have recording software on it.
    To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
    -- Confucius

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    The only thing with the Mac is that the names of all stuff is different, probably to avoid patent infringement.
    Instead of Internet Explorer, it's "Safari."
    And you don't put documents in "folders", you put them in "places."

    You should purchase the one-on-one classes or the phone help. The manual for my desktop is 1/4" thk and should be about 4" thk.

    But with the built-in camera, and playing background music from Youtube, WhoIsThat? can make his own music videos, which, so far, are terrible.

    You can also go on Skype.

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    I use Mac, Windows and Linux every day for work. Personally, I like the Mac the best of all. We have the Windows PC and Linux machines for software and user compatibility. Make sure that any critical software you need will run on the Mac. This can create an "Oh S**T" situation later on if you don't check. I'm writing now from a new MacBook Pro 15. Just got it two weeks ago :-) Running the latest Snow Leopard 10.6.1

    Two options that I highly recommend if it's in your budget:
    1 - Solid State Hard Drive (SSD)
    2 - As much additional RAM as you can purchase.

    The SSD is the single largest performance boost I've ever seen. You really need to experience it to believe what it can do. It was so good, in fact, that I requested an order for several more SSDs to retrofit some older laptops. The increase in performance is staggering. Another benefit is that you don't have to worry about shock damage from dropping or knocking the laptop when it's running. And more, the battery life will increase significantly and the heat output will be reduced.

    Lots of RAM is great, especially if you do stuff with audio / video editing, Photoshop, Aperture and other intensive apps. If you run any virtual machines with Parallels or VMware Fusion, then more RAM is a must. If you start swapping to the system disk while running a VM, the system is going to just puke and slow way down.

    I have lots more info if you have more questions.

    Oh, an on the screen, I opted for the matte "anti-glare" screen. There are two options, glossy and anti-glare. Some people like the wet look of the glossy screen. I can't stand it, drives me bonkers with all the reflections.

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    Thumbs up

    Great info Brainslice...thanks!!
    To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
    -- Confucius

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolwhip View Post
    Great info Brainslice...thanks!!
    He just said that to make you feel better because we we're all picking on you. He really likes his PC better.

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    Mac can be a PC too, if you need that sort of thing...
    PC can also be a Mac, not as easy to do though.

    If you're making a Windows to Mac switch cold-turkey, you're in for a learning curve

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    Go with a mac! I've used Both PC and Mac. Both have their differences. Mac's don't get viruses. My Macbook has been going strong for three plus years and used daily with no problems.

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    total bs i have seen many macs get viruses and the dreaded bomb pop up with it crashes

    Quote Originally Posted by gztech View Post
    Go with a mac! I've used Both PC and Mac. Both have their differences. Mac's don't get viruses. My Macbook has been going strong for three plus years and used daily with no problems.

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