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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Cybix, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. Cybix macrumors 6502a

    Cybix

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    Hi, didn't know exactly where to post this msg, so this section will do (unless it gets moved by a mod hehe)

    I'm a windows user *gasp*... or at least, have been for a long time.

    My first computer was an Apple IIc! my 2nd an Apple Mac 512, then Mac Plus, and then not long after, an XT PC, and the rest is history.

    Only now am I looking at trying Mac again. esp considering MAC OS X is sorta UNIX based (which i tinker with).. impressive.

    I've always been a big fan of Apple's hardware, so well built. I'm also an iPod user.

    Yesterday my wife and I went to our local Apple shop and ordered two new MacBook Pro's.. (after fiddling with some other mac's in the shop and mac OS X, for an hour or so)..

    A pretty scarey and daring move on our part, I'm sure we wont be dissapointed!

    I'm a Systems Analyst by trade, and have also worked as a Technician, Security specialist and network engineer.. I also run my own small home/hobby IT Consultancy company where I mainly work with Linux. I'm hoping my new MacBook Pro will go perfectly with what I do..

    I have so many questions! but I spose really I should wait until my new MacBook's arrive.

    The wife mainly works with MS Office, and does a lot of data crunching and processing.. after playing with office:mac 2004, she was impressed!

    We travel a lot and would like to vid-chat with ea other when apart.. I'm hoping the macbook will be ideal for this.. among other things.

    no doubt you will hear more from me when I actually have the new machines, as I config and setup my new machine to suit my requirements and of course when I break something by pressing the wrong button or typing the wrong command.

    I guess you could say it's a special moment for me, for both of us, we are very excited..

    more to come, no doubt :)

    James
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Awesome news. You won't regret it for a second. OSX is amazing. :cool:
     
  3. XIII macrumors 68040

    XIII

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    Congratulations!

    You will look back at this day, and realise it was a very good decision. :D

    When are your MacBook Pro's meant to arrive?
     
  4. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

    DeSnousa

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    Congrats, you'll learn a whole heap once you get the computer. OSX is so user friendly. Read this forum regularly too, you will learn even more and discover awesome apps.

    I would recommend a .Mac (dot mac) account if you travel alot, its good to keep in touch with friends and families using .Mac. ie iChat, web storage, web site, photocasting. Just a suggestion to make your mac experience better :)
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    Where are you in WA? It'll be interesting to see how long the horse and cart takes to deliver things there. Did they give you an estimated shipping date for your MBP's? They must be at about a month's waiting time at the moment.

    Good work though, remember, this is like going from a car to a motorcycle. They both get you from A to B but they do it differently. The best thing to do is to forget what you know about Windows and focus more on the UNIX side of your knowledge.

    If you have any questions, no matter how silly you think they are, have a search around in here and if nothing satisfies you, start a thread and give it a few minutes - we're pretty fast around here.

    Have fun when the MBP's come in and remember the first rule of new Mac ownership - NEW MAC? POST PICS.
     
  6. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

    dops7107

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    Sounds like your first child is due :rolleyes:
     
  7. kretzy macrumors 604

    kretzy

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    What's wrong with that? Macs are like children to many around here.
     
  8. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

    dops7107

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    Yeah sure... I mean, it's the whole "my wife and I" thing that sounded a bit comical. But I understand the excitement! :)
     
  9. kretzy macrumors 604

    kretzy

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    Yeah, it was pretty funny in an overly sentimental way.
     
  10. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

    SmurfBoxMasta

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    sentimental IS good......even if in a funny way :p
     
  11. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    It's not sort of UNIX based. It IS UNIXED based. It is based off of BSD, which is directly based off of the original UNIX.
     
  12. Cybix thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Cybix

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    wow, thanks for the support! so friendly here :)

    definately looking forward to our 'newborn' arrivals hahaha nice one.

    Chundles, I'm in Perth (south of Fremantle). It would be nice to forget about windows, but i use it at work, oh well. Definately looking forward to playing more UNIX.

    shipping time, no idea. probably a couple of weeks or more. It's hard to wait!!

    there will be pics :)

    James
     

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