New MAC convert here

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by EKG!, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. EKG! macrumors newbie

    EKG!

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    hello all!!! my refurb. 2.0 dual g5 is arriving this thursday... converted to the MAC scene in hopes of creating some really beautiful artwork on it... goodbye PC, hello MAC...

    yeah just wanted to say that you peeps on here are really helpful from reading the postings, etc... hope to share ideas and pass on info. with the community here too...

    -word!
    p.s. whats up chewbaccapits
     
  2. DJY macrumors 6502a

    DJY

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    Welcome to the brave new world my friend!
    It is a great feeling isn't it!
     
  3. PeterBonnar macrumors member

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    Hey welcome to the fold... just one word of advice.... its Mac not MAC. Some people around here are very fussy when it comes to Mac/MAC.

    But other then that, congratulations on getting your Mac!
     
  4. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    well done matey...but its Mac for Macintosh not MAC (sorry pet hate by most here) congrats on the g5
     
  5. JFreak macrumors 68040

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    yep - most people associate MAC with network interfaces ;) however, context should reveal what one's talking about so whining about MAC/Mac just reveals a whiner, nothing more...
     
  6. augiedb macrumors newbie

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    I'm with you! My PowerMac 1.8 dual just arrived last night. HUGE box. Can't remember the last time I spent 6 straight hours on a computer without complaining. I'm looking forward to finally organizing myself, with all the calendars and e-mail and address book bits linked so neatly together. I'll be doing some light Illustrator work, but I'm mostly switching to Mac just because it does everything I want to do without a lot of work. I'm looking forward to being more productive.

    Oh, and I switched from Linux. So the UNIX stuff under the OS doesn't bother me so much.

    Tonight, I try to convert Linux Firefox mailboxes to Mac's Mail app...

    So, on behalf of someone with a full TWO DAY head start on you, welcome to the club! =)

    -Augie
     
  7. FunkyPurple macrumors newbie

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    Well you know what they say don't you....

    Once you go MAC, you never go back!!! :D
     
  8. wPod macrumors 68000

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    welcome, i hope you enjoy your new mac for many years! you certainly made the right choice for graphics! first thing you need to do is go buy a mouse with more than one button. thats something that still bugs me even now which has been more than two years since i switched! im still trying to find a way to cut the button on my 12" PB in half!
     
  9. augiedb macrumors newbie

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    Or, use a tablet.

    -Augie
     
  10. earthtoandy macrumors 6502

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    yeah if you are reallyu serious about graphics the two button mouse doesnt matter anyway cause you should just have a wacom tablet. i love my tablet:D

    congrats on the switch and welcome to the light side of the force
     
  11. Chappers macrumors 68020

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  12. Palad1 macrumors 6502a

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    Quite a feat I may say.

    Did you implement mail support in Firefox easily? :D
     
  13. fartheststar macrumors 6502a

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    That's why this board alienates newbies, because some people are so anal.
     
  14. wPod macrumors 68000

    wPod

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    no, we were all newbies at one point in time. i just made it to 6502 and i dont feel like stopping anytime soon!
     
  15. EKG! thread starter macrumors newbie

    EKG!

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    thanks for the support people... sorry i got off the wrong end with MAC vs. Mac... yeah i do have a wacom tablet, the 9x12 size... its a monster when it comes to drawing & painting in PS and Painter, i can't wait to see how it works with my new g5... or should it be G5... capitalized right??? i can't wait til tomorrow for it... feeling good already!
     
  16. jestershinra macrumors regular

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    Nice sounding setup. I usually capitaize the g in G5. Is that tablet an Intuos2 or 3? Do they even make a 3 in 9x12?

    Welcome.
     
  17. EKG! thread starter macrumors newbie

    EKG!

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    its an Intuos2 9x12 Platinum tablet... got it around last year and just recently i found out about the new Intuos3 models too... i wonder what the variations in tablet design makes the newer one better? yeah they do have the 3 in the 9x12 size... check out www.wacom.com for all the specs
     
  18. chewbaccapits macrumors 6502a

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    So...how's the switch been, ekg??? :)
     
  19. raincoat macrumors member

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    What does 6502 mean, and what do i have to do to get out of nebie status? I have been with this site about a year! (sorry if this is the wrong forum for this) :eek:
     
  20. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    This might explain it.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=123990
     
  21. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    You're not the first to wonder... All you need to do is post... not spam, but post... ;)
     
  22. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000

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