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#1 Kicksave Brodeur!!

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 03:19 PM

I just ordered a Mac Pro and was wondering if anyone else had one or had any thoughts or experience with them?
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 03:27 PM

I bought a G4 in 1998 and it's still kickin' along.

I definitely want a Mac Pro.... they look AWESOME. And I can imagine the speed compared to this thing.

I use Windows machines at work and the Mac here at home and I can state unequivocally that I prefer the Mac. However, what I don't like is the cost. The reason I can't afford to upgrade to a Mac Pro is because I'd have to win the lottery to buy one.
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 03:31 PM

I bought a G4 in 1998 and it's still kickin' along.

I definitely want a Mac Pro.... they look AWESOME. And I can imagine the speed compared to this thing.

I use Windows machines at work and the Mac here at home and I can state unequivocally that I prefer the Mac. However, what I don't like is the cost. The reason I can't afford to upgrade to a Mac Pro is because I'd have to win the lottery to buy one.

thanks don, yeah no doubt these puppies ain't cheap but I'm not gettin any younger and it is christmas etc...do you use windows (virtual?) what would be the advantages of that?
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 03:36 PM

My girlfriend loves her Mac Pro and hasn't had any problems with it. I'm a PC guy, give me a Dell with Windows and I am happy. I don't like using Macs at all.
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 03:51 PM

My girlfriend loves her Mac Pro and hasn't had any problems with it. I'm a PC guy, give me a Dell with Windows and I am happy. I don't like using Macs at all.

I've got a ten year old campaq presario and i get tired of always buying virus protection etc..
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 04:10 PM

i got a pc with xp...LOL!

Before this one i had an older Hp computer with 2000 on it and it lasted 7 years until it had any problems and instead of getting it fixed we went out and got a new one and i gave the other one to a disadvantaged friend.

I really shoulda got a laptop for school..bah
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 04:28 PM

Before this one i had an older Hp computer with 2000 on it and it lasted 7 years until it had any problems and instead of getting it fixed we went out and got a new one and i gave the other one to a disadvantaged friend.


Were you looking to keep that disadvantaged friend disadvantaged?
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 05:18 PM

i got a pc with xp...LOL!

Before this one i had an older Hp computer with 2000 on it and it lasted 7 years until it had any problems and instead of getting it fixed we went out and got a new one and i gave the other one to a disadvantaged friend.

I really shoulda got a laptop for school..bah

The pc i have now has an 8 gig hard drive and the Mac i got has 250gb hd, that should take me awhile to fill up. But now ive got digital photos,mucho music, etc... that i didn't have when i first got the pc.
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 05:48 PM

Were you looking to keep that disadvantaged friend disadvantaged?


Haha well her computer was one that she bought from a computer rehab place and had 98 on it and the computer looked like it was from 95 or something..it was bad! At least now she can burn cd's and stuff and hook up her printer and run her cell phone software
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 09:17 PM

Macs are definitely better than regular PCs. They are easier to use than Vista which has to be the worst OS ever and it has two many options for business. As an addition, the new mac operating system leopard X just came out and it's unbelievable. Macs can get a bit pricey but they are worth it.
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:56 PM

I have a Macbook pro. I love it, im never going back to a PC. Its confusing as hell when you begin but its a great computer.
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 12:48 AM

You could say Im a MAC guy.. I own 10 some are MacBooks others G5's others iMac and I have 2 museum models a IIci and some other I cant remember. :rolleyes:
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 12:58 AM

Love PC's can't stand Macs. And if you think a PC is complicated wow what are you guys doing wrong
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 12:32 PM

thanks don, yeah no doubt these puppies ain't cheap but I'm not gettin any younger and it is christmas etc...do you use windows (virtual?) what would be the advantages of that?



I have a macbook and use it for my school stuff. I have to take exams using a system called examsoft that only runs on Windows. So i have the new OS and bootcamp, it's a little confusing going from from one OS to the other, but not that hard deal with otherwise. The apple button turns into into the windows key, have to remember that control basically equals apple, ect. You can set up a new shell for Windows using a program called parallels. The only difference between parallels and bootcamp, is that you don't have to restart your computer for parallels.
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 12:37 PM

i have a G5 (older Mac from 3 years ago) and i ordered an Imac Core 2 duo for my shop


i LOVE macs, after using windows for years, and now Mac, its not even a contest.

I'm also used to working with them since i do Audio and Video engineering (its my major in college)

you will enjoy the Mac-Pro, if you feel homesick to Windows, get Parallels or Crossover and use Virtualization for XP and i think Vista
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 04:36 PM

I have a macbook and use it for my school stuff. I have to take exams using a system called examsoft that only runs on Windows. So i have the new OS and bootcamp, it's a little confusing going from from one OS to the other, but not that hard deal with otherwise. The apple button turns into into the windows key, have to remember that control basically equals apple, ect. You can set up a new shell for Windows using a program called parallels. The only difference between parallels and bootcamp, is that you don't have to restart your computer for parallels.

Thanks for the info. I did a little research and i will get parallels so i can use windows.I guess there are some websites out there that will only work with windows (updates for the nuvi garmin etc..) but i am looking forward to the new Mac Pro, i even got the 30" flat screen to go with it!!
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 08:35 PM

I'm a PC guy.

The only thing unintuitive to me about PCs is Office 2007. I work at a computer center, and man, I hate getting Office 2007 questions, because the interface is the least intuitive thing I've ever seen.
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 11:27 PM

I'm a PC guy.

The only thing unintuitive to me about PCs is Office 2007. I work at a computer center, and man, I hate getting Office 2007 questions, because the interface is the least intuitive thing I've ever seen.

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 12:11 AM

I got a MacBook Pro last year around this time, my first switch from PC to mac. It takes a bit to get used to the interface. But it's really nice. Really user-friendly, and programs like Mac Mail and Photo Booth make life easier/more fun. If you ever have any questions about Macs you can come to me.
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Posted 25 December 2007 - 12:48 AM

I got a MacBook Pro last year around this time, my first switch from PC to mac. It takes a bit to get used to the interface. But it's really nice. Really user-friendly, and programs like Mac Mail and Photo Booth make life easier/more fun. If you ever have any questions about Macs you can come to me.

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