I just bought my first MAC!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by goober01, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. goober01 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2005
    #1
    I just recently purchased a little 12" iBOOK and i love it :)
    my friend (username leekohler) introduced me to the wonderful, fun world of macs I have been working on PCs all my life and hate it. I say fun above because i used to think working on a computer was drugery and boring (still is ...i use a PC at work)....but Macs are FUN!....and darn sexy too:) now i am becoming a Garage band addict!
     
  2. leekohler macrumors G5

    leekohler

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2004
    Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  3. matthew24 macrumors 6502

    matthew24

    Joined:
    May 30, 2002
    Location:
    Netherlands
    #3
    Welcome

    to the bright side of the multimedia world. ;)
     
  4. IDANNY macrumors 6502a

    IDANNY

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2003
    Location:
    Las vegas
    #4
    Congratulations I have been using macs all my life and just have to use windows machines at school. When I am on a windows machine all I can think of is my powerbook.
     
  5. djbahdow01 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2004
    Location:
    Northeast, CT
    #5
    Welcome, hope to hear some GB beats soon. I was a switcher last year, hoping to be able to purchase another this summer. This time it will either be the 12" or 15".
     
  6. Lacero macrumors 604

    Lacero

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2005
    #6
    Very nice purchase, thank you for sharing. Someday I hope to own one in person. It does seem to be an odd human quality to look at computers all your life and not be able to use one. Congrats. [​IMG]
     
  7. DaveP macrumors 6502

    DaveP

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2005
    #7
    Wow, djbahdow01, you sure jumped in, going under the asumption that the Dual 2.5 GHz G5 PowerMac in your signature is the one machine you switched you. Impressive.

    I myself got my first Mac about a year ago (1 GHz 12" iBook) and I really like. I think it is a great, get your feet wet in the world of Apple machine.
     
  8. djbahdow01 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2004
    Location:
    Northeast, CT
    #8
    Yeah thats what I got. I figured why not go for the best, its money well spent. This way when i finish college I won't need to upgrade anytime soon (grad date Dec 2005). I should be able to do plenty of work for years to come on it. If i do upgrade it'll be for RAM, a new DVD-Burner (maybe Blu-Ray) and hard drives. But the processor should be fast enough for atleast 4-5 years i hope. Seems like it should, im hoping to get another in like 2 years or so tho. That way im still up to date.
     
  9. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

    Mechcozmo

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2004
    #9
    Welcome to the light side of computing.

    Hopefully you will get many great, trouble-free years out of your Mac-- like most of us here.
     
  10. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

    AppleMatt

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2003
    Location:
    UK
    #10
    Haha it was all a big joke, we conned you. Windows is much better!

    ...

    ...some people might say. But not me, oh no. You've made the right choice 8)

    AppleMatt
     
  11. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2004
    Location:
    New York
  12. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

    Patmian212

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2004
    Location:
    NYC
    #12
    Congrats, I hope to be joining the OSX cummunity myself in a few weeks.
     
  13. ct77 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    #13
    Congratulations, I'm sure you'll love it!

    I made the switch back in 2002 when my jaw dropped for the sunflower iMac.

    Haven't regretted a day of my time on the Mac platform. :D
     
  14. goober01 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2005
    #14
    Oh
    Thanks Everyone!
    yes I am happy to be part of the "lighter side" as a few of you called it.
    In a few weeks when work isn't so crazy I will be on here with some Garage band Questions.....That has become my new Favorite Hobby.
    By the way....Does anyone know of websites that are kind of like forums for that program?
    Probably this site? :)
     
  15. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2002
    Location:
    Alabama
    #15
    A new site is from Sweetwater
    HERE but there are others. Just do a Google.
    By the way, I would SERIOUSLY consider looking at the M-Audio Ozone MIDI keyboard. GREAT feature set for the price. And order, RIGHT NOW, all the JamPacks. They are incredible.
     
  16. James Philp macrumors 65816

    James Philp

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2005
    Location:
    Oxford/London
    #16
    Hi, 4 year or so user here,
    Welcome! Good to have you,
    Be prepared to hate computers a lot less!
    (P.S. - Buy an Xbox If you really want games - just my top tip!)
     
  17. James Philp macrumors 65816

    James Philp

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2005
    Location:
    Oxford/London
    #17
    You shouldn't need a new one for at least 5 years for that kinda outlay!
    Being up to date aint that great! I have a PB G3 Pismo and a iMac G4 17" (desk lamp) and of the two I think I prefer the PB! (but iMac very useful too!)
     

Share This Page