I finally made the plunge!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by fraeone, Nov 16, 2003.

  1. fraeone macrumors regular


    Sep 26, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Well, today I bought my first Mac. It's a shiny little 12" PowerBook and I love it. I have lots to learn about my new little buddy, but it's going to be fun.

    Thanks to everybody on this forum that gave me advice as I went back and forth about my purchase.

    I guess it's worth mentioning that I have been building PCs for myself and others for 10+ years, and while I'm not entirely a switcher, I still have a desktop PC, I did sell my Dell Laptop to pay for some of my purchase, and I don't regret it at all.

    Thanks again everyone
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Let me be the first to say "Welcome to the fold!"*

    Incidentally, since you've got a PC, if you've also got a home network of some sort set up, you might try experimenting with VNC if you haven't already--running things remotely on your PC hardware is a lot cooler than running VPC (and cheaper) if you ever have need for something like that).

    *Note: F@H pun not intended.
  3. Anna macrumors regular

    May 25, 2003
    Congratulations...Good luck with it...you will love it!
  4. toughboy macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2003
    Izmir, Turkey
    Re: I finally made the plunge!

    I'm glad to see someone like me, who has a desktop PC and a 12"PB...

    I loved mine, and I'm sure you'll like yours..

    Have a good time with it, and dont forget to take some time for your girlfriend too!!.. :D
  5. fraeone thread starter macrumors regular


    Sep 26, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Thanks for the great advice and kind words everyone. While I haven't tried out VNC yet, I have been playing with Microsoft's Remote Desktop Client, which I used on my old PC Laptop, and really liked. The version for OS X seems to be just as good or even a little better than the pc equivalent.

    Now I find myself with a ton of accessories/upgrades that I want:

    Crumpler Macbain's Lovechild (Laptop sleeve so my baby can leave home :)
    Griffin iCurve - so I don't get a hunchback
    Crucial 512M - this thing gets faster?
    Apple BT Keyboard - Closed lid mode!

    If I'm missing something from my list that should be on there, by all means let me know. Thanks for the advice about the girlfriend toughboy :) She was a champ and went with me to the new store opening just outside of Portland and stood in line--so I'm already grateful.


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