Another new MacBook owner!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mosx, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. mosx macrumors 65816

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    I can't believe how happy I am right now!

    I had an HP DV5030us notebook. I had so many problems with it. The motherboard finally croaked after not even a year, and it decided to kill external devices that were connected at the time.

    So I take it down to Fry's because I have a warranty there and they'll give me a "loaner" while my system gets repaired. The loaner gets tested in the store. I get it home and try to open the DVD drive. Guess what? The DVD drive is malfunctioning! I traded one dead computer for another! *sigh*

    So I have to take it back and get another (you can bet I will, I paid for that warranty and I'm going to get my moneys worth!).

    Finally years of frustration of dealing with Windows and poorly built Windows PCs is just too much for me. I walk over to the Apple section and get a Mac! :D

    I've got myself the white MacBook with SuperDrive. I haven't been this happy with a computer EVER. It simply just works and it doesn't come loaded with spyware and adware! I was able to turn it on and start using it! Not like my HP where I had to turn it on, wait half an hour for all the trial software and ads to load, reboot with XP DVD and reformat and not actually use my new PC until 6 hours later.

    There are literally no words to describe how happy I am right now :D

    So are there any killer apps I should be looking for? ;)
     
  2. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    Congrats on your new Mac! I know the feeling of excitement you're going through right now. :)

    If you want some free photoshop type software, you could try Gimp. I also downloaded Firefox. Make sure you run a system update (apple menu > software update...) to make sure you have the latest OS and version of everything.

    Have fun with your new Mac!
     
  3. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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  4. oober_freak macrumors regular

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    Seashore is GIMP with a Mac native UI.
     
  5. MacNIX macrumors newbie

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    Isn't that sensation great? I feel the same way too :)

    There's a problem though, now I spend too much time in front of my ever-working computer :D
     
  6. edders2000 macrumors newbie

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    I ordered a White MacBook on Friday, can't wait for it to arrive, though the apple website is saying it won't be here until March 16.

    Soooooo can't wait that long for it!
     
  7. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    Yes, though not as powerful. It's more like a glorified MS Paint than Photoshop.
     
  8. Dawei macrumors newbie

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    Just ordered

    Last night before going to bed...I decided what the heck, so I ordered the MBP, crazy thing was that I was planning on the bottom end version, the $1999. I decided to get the $2499 version:eek: I think there's gonna be a lot of over time at Blue Cross :(
     
  9. neyoung macrumors member

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    I just switch to Mac myself a little over a month ago. Marking my 1 month anniversary with my MacBook Pro I compiled a list of all the software that I had installed and gave a little description about each one. Here's a link to the list, you might find it helpful :)
     
  10. Scorpius macrumors newbie

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    Congrats! I'm getting a MBP in maybe a few months or so (hopefully after Leopard's released and maybe after a hardware upgrade on the line?), so I'm living vicariously through those who are buying their new machines now. Enjoy your new Macbook!
     
  11. mosx thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Welll, it's been a few days now. I can't even begin to describe how great the experience is. After my many times attempting to switch to Linux, I was afraid that the switch to OS X would have some similarities.

    But honestly, I'm right at home in OS X. It took me not even a full day to feel right at home. Everything works beautifully and I have yet to have any moments where I have found something I couldn't do in Windows. Infact, everything so far has ben better than Windows. It's amazing how ancient Windows XP feels now after using OS X for even just a few days. I mean, I've used it in the past. But you never get a real feel for it until you get it in your home, you know?

    I'm completely amazed, really.

    This is honestly the first and maybe even only computer I can say I have been truly satisfied with.

    Awesome list ;)
     
  12. mosx thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ooh I forgot......

    I'm loving the 27.8 second boot time :D

    Much better than the 2:32 start up time I had in Windows MCE!
     
  13. The Stig macrumors 6502a

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    I love the start up time... but a only reboot about once a week... if that.

    The Stig
     
  14. dylan macrumors 6502

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    Make sure you check out iusethis. Nearly every peice of shareware (freeware and commercial apps as well) is listed there. They are all rated by the number of people who use them.
     
  15. Richardms100 macrumors newbie

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    Hi there

    I've had my new Macbook for just over a week now and i'm finding it a delight to use, like many others on this forum.

    I work in PC support and never used a Mac until recently but now i'm boring everyone silly with my recommendations.

    Rich
     
  16. mosx thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Haha I know how that is :D

    Another thing thats great about having this MacBook....... I don't have to help my friends and family anymore with their PC problems! When they call me I just tell them "sorry, I don't run Windows anymore" :D

    I'm loving this system. I wish I had switched a long time ago.

    I still can't get over how fast it starts up. My HP dv5030us with Windows XP MCE 2005 took 2.5 minutes to boot. No spyware or viruses, just all the junk MCE runs! But its over now :D
     

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