Giving up my final remaining PC tomorrow!

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  1. Max on Macs macrumors 6502

    Max on Macs

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    Hi people,

    Everything is in place, and tomorrow at about 4pm my extatic little brother will be coming to visit to pick up my one remaining PC (just some Samsung laptop). I'm now running soley on Apple hardware! Got a MacBook Pro for working around the house, road, wherever the hell I am. An iMac Core Duo with 500GB drive as media server, and for working in the study, and a whole bunch of Mac mini Core Duos connected up to each TV in the house, using 'Bonjour' with the iMac to get music and photos. Very nice setup, very happy I made the switch!

    Max
     
  2. MrTchMan macrumors member

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    I would love to be able to do that. But my girlfriend won't make the switch
     
  3. munkees macrumors 65816

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    I guess love is blind, that suchs, I am also 100% mac
     
  4. Max on Macs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My girlfriend wasn't keen either. But I told her I was giving away all my PCs to my brothers and friends and that if she wanted PCs she could get a job and buy them herself and keep them in the annexe so I don't have to see them. She soom gave in and now she's very happy (particularly with the way the iMac shares all her music and photos with every mini (on every TV) i the house).
     
  5. ScottB macrumors regular

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    Wow, somebody's been on a spending spree! :p But cool, I can only dream of that kind of setup.
     
  6. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    When my girlfriends PC died, I just got her a Mac Mini as a gift, cause I knew she most likely wouldn't switch otherwise!

    Not that I'm suggesting that you take matters into your own hands, of course... *cough*
     
  7. MrTchMan macrumors member

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    Great idea. When I buy a house I will put a mac in the office. If she wants to use the computer she will have to use the mac
     
  8. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like you've got a really nice setup. I'd love to replace my pc laptop with a macbook pro, but unfortunately I have to have the pc for work. Other than that, I'm all Mac and Linux. :)
     
  9. Max on Macs thread starter macrumors 6502

    Max on Macs

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    You don't have to have the PC for work That's everyone's excuse. A Mac will run any good software (because any good software vendor recognizes Apple), will connect to Exchange email servers and will allow you to access shared drives. What more do you want? Oh, an excuse not to work "sorry sir, but my computer froze"
     
  10. pigbat macrumors regular

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    My remote access client only works on a windows machine.
     
  11. Max on Macs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is a bug, you should use a different remote access client.
     
  12. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    My girlfriend keeps her Windows box to play Sims 2 on it. She can't keep her hands off my Mac for everything else.
     
  13. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    How many Mini's are we talking about here?
    I want pictures, cause it sounds like you have a pretty good thing going for you.
    Please?
     
  14. plinden macrumors 68040

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    What remote access client are you using? Are you sure there's not a Mac version?
     
  15. Max on Macs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi there,

    There are 7 of the minis. I will take some photos over the weekend.

    Max
     
  16. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    I dont mean to steal your thread but how do i use bonjpur? i can find it anywere and cant seem to download it.

    thx

    p.s. Grats on your pretty system setup.
     
  17. Nermal Moderator

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    In about 4 hours, I will be too :) (not counting the Windows PC I need to use at work).
     
  18. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    It doesn't really hurt to have a PC around the house. If you already have it, might as well keep it around. You never know when you might need it.
     
  19. JLatte macrumors 6502

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    Not to steal the thread as well, but I'm a CS student that is required to have access to asp.net framework. Unfortunately, Microsoft will never make that available to run on OSX. I love Apple, but sometimes you *have* to use a Windows machine, and I'd prefer not to have to use the computer lab every time I need to work on a project.
     
  20. asencif macrumors 6502

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    Yeah same here. Unfortunately, most schools teach MS proprietary technology to coincide with the buisness world which is MS dependent. While, one can use PHP, Java, or other muti-platorm or open source languages, I have to also use VB.Net to build an ASP.NET web app that runs on IIS. I keep an old P3 IBM laptop just for that. Other than that, I'm all Mac, even at work.
     
  21. Gurutech macrumors 6502

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    well sorry sir...
    I'm EE major.. and almost all simulators, programers run on Windows only...
     
  22. Will_reed macrumors 6502

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    I'd chuck my pc in the bin if msn for mac would support friggin web cam!
     
  23. Morn macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, we need a decent msn client, nobody has bothered to make one. Needs to have webcam and those cute customisable animated gif emoticons MSN has.
     
  24. Gordy macrumors 6502a

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    I've been a pc only person for years but I'm gradually making the switch across. I picked up a powerbook last june and haven't looked back yet. I still use a shuttle pc as my main rig as its a great machine. However my gf has a new mini I got last week and I've just replaced my pb with a MBP and I'm seriously considering getting a mini for my main rig. The main drawback is I've got to support windows users and its easier to use a pc and walk them through it on the phone with it front of me.

    I used to use my pc for games but my xbox 360 is taking all that now. If apple or someone could get vista working natively on a mac I would ditch the pc in a heartbeat. Heck the specs of my MBP puts my pc to shame and its no slouch.
    (P4 3.6ghz 2gb DDR 250gb HDD X800XTPE GFX versus 2.0ghz Dual Core , 2gb DDR2 100gb HDD and X1600 256mb gfx).
     
  25. brikeh macrumors 6502a

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    Are you a millionaire?

    Or heavily in debt :p
     

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