NEWBIE just returned to MAC yay!!!!!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ourmiraclechris, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. ourmiraclechris macrumors newbie

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    Hey I am Stephanie. I am reborn to mac. I started on a g3 233 back in the day. I bought it new and it was running mac os 8.1 After upgrading to os 9 it started to act weird. Being cheap I went and got a dell :( Well I am back to a mac. Today I did an impulse buy and got mac mini. It was awesome hearing the mac start up music. I am so happy. :)
     
  2. _Matt macrumors 6502

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    Congratulations! Welcome home!

    You have come to the right place if you ever need advice or need to satisfy your mac rumor cravings.

    edit: 200TH POST! OH YEA!
     
  3. ourmiraclechris thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks congrats on your 200th :) I am so happy to have a mac again :) I must have lost my mind buying a dell UGH!
     
  4. XNine macrumors 68040

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    Welcome back to the best "cult" around. :)

    I hope you and OS X get along well. Don't hesitate to ask questions around here. This is a good place, good people.
     
  5. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I'm feeling an impulse to buy a Mac right now too ;) But my wallet is saying NO-NO untill september.
     
  6. Dr.Gargoyle macrumors 65816

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    Been there done that

    I had a 512 back in the days, when I was more or less forced to play with VAX-computers instead. Got bored of it all. Went eventually to the dark side (dell) and stayed there until I had serious crash that deleted weeks of my work ( I work in research). After a couple of hours cursing MS and Gates in particular, I called Apple and ordered a Mac. That was two years ago... Still no crashes (touch wood)
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Welcome back to the light ourmiraclechris, I hope that you are enjoying your new Mac Mini. :)
     
  8. ourmiraclechris thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am loving life right now!!!! Thanks for all the positive responses. I made my first movie tonight YAY!!!! I am just freaking out at what I couldn't do before. God I have been cursing windows ever since the POS Dell came into my house about 3 1/2 years ago :eek:

    And Kingyaba I bought this from Costco. It started with them in May at $699 it is the mini mac g4 non intel, mac clearanced them . I was debating back then on if I should buy it and I put it down. Well I was walking by it today (on my way to get cat food,hamburger meat, eggs, soda and bottled water) and HOLY COW it was down to $499. They had thee left! I couldn't pass it up! And if it was screaming buy me just for imovies they also had buy one get one free on DVD+R's I got 200 for $39. So that was it. I did hesitate a little because who has $500 just laying around for impulse kwim?
    Here are my specs

    1.42 Ghz Processor
    512MB Ram
    Superdrive (DVD burner)
    DVI/VGA Out
    AirPort
    Bluetooth
    80 Gig Hard Drive

    Brand New (In Box) Bluetooth Mouse and Bluetooth Keyboard

    Apple Care 3 Year (Unregistered)

    But it is definitely making me happy tonight! I CANNOT WAIT to put my mac stciker on my car. Man I missed my mac! The cool thing is I thought I was going to be rusty and that X would confuse me but it is like riding a bike. I fell right into my groove again. I am so glad I am back!
     
  9. Coolnat2004 macrumors 6502

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    And it was like... beep beep beep beep.. and it devoured my paper... I had to like, write it again, and it wasn't as good.. it was a bummer

    :D If you have no idea what I'm talking about, then you need to rethink your position in this "cult".
     
  10. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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  11. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Nice setup ourmiraclechris. My only suggestion would be to upgrade the RAM to 1GB (the PowerPC based Mac Minis limit)- I find that 1GB of RAM is essentially the minimum amount needed to run Mac OS X comfortably. :)
     
  12. clayj macrumors 604

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    Ellen? :p
     

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