Switched!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by goormart, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. goormart macrumors newbie

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    Today I bought my first mac. A 20" iMac with 256 vram! It will be shipped next week, and I can't wait! I'm so excited :)
     
  2. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    Congratulations, welcome to the mac world and welcome to mac rumors!!

    I'm in the process of switching to Macs and I haven't missed a thing yet from my Windows machines!! :)
     
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  4. Carson macrumors member

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    why are PC users always so stoked about Video Ram? I don't get it?
     
  5. goormart thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Next question, how do I get my stuff from the PC to the mac, with a cross cable?
     
  6. The Senator macrumors regular

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    we love our video cards so very very very much!!! windows dosent do very well with graphical things we need all the extra help we can get, were just used to it. That was my biggest decision when switching, the 2ghz mbp or the 1.83 I didnt think 500 bucks was worth the better card it was a hard decision but I didnt want to over due my first mac. Also windows only has one main function Games, thats about it
     
  7. rjd2 macrumors newbie

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    which my 360 does better
     
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Congratulations goormart on your switch and nice new iMac! :)

    And welcome to MR! :)
     
  9. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    Congrats on the switch! :D You're going to love the Mac platform!
     
  10. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    In june I get to join you as a switcher! Congrats. If I was going to get a desktop I'd get an imac in a second!
     
  11. lordj4000 macrumors member

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    Welcome to the light side :) . And here's some more good news, you don't even need a crossover cable! Macs have an auto-sensing ethernet card which means any ethernet cable will work. Just turn on windows sharing on the mac and drag everything over to it from the pc.
     
  12. balamw Moderator

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    Welcome goormart!

    I did it the other way since I don't want to sully the Mac. Turn on sharing on the PC and drag the files over from the Mac. It's OK for a Mac to be a client on a Windows machine, but to stoop to the level of serving as an CIFS server. Never!

    B
     
  13. designed macrumors 6502

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    I just switched a few weeks ago (actually, currently finishing my switch, I'm working on to get rid of my desktop PC completely tomorrow). You're gonna love your iMac :) I hope you ordered some extra RAM too.
     
  14. raster macrumors regular

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    Ha! We now have you...
    You will do what we say...
    do not attempt to change the dial.....
     
  15. The Senator macrumors regular

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    360 sucks ps3 is gonna destroy it, 360 games look better on pc, then on 360, and my pc isnt all that good
     
  16. Saluki Alex macrumors 6502

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    Welcome fellow switcher, you've made one decision you definitely won't regret. I switched a week ago and I've already become so acclimated to OS X that it's hard to use my Windows pc.
     
  17. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    The iMac G5/intel has something magical to it. When i switch my brother it took many long discussions for me to make him consider a mac computer. Strange thing is even thou he loved the software which has years ahead of what he was doign on a windows, he loved the hardware more.
     
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  19. turbopants macrumors regular

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    Welcome to the Mac world, you'll love your iMac. It's a great machine. :D
     
  20. williamsonrg macrumors 6502

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    Very jealous. I desperate need a new computer before I start grad school in the Fall, so I'm saving my pennies. Of course, since I'll be a poor grad student, I need to save pennies for LOTS of things...
     
  21. Carson macrumors member

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    Best way to switch your files is with an extrenal hard drive that has no OS on it. Just load everything on then switch them over to you mac.
     
  22. goormart thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice Carson, and everybody.... Could I use my Ipod as an external drive, would that be ok?
     
  23. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, nice purchase for a first-timer. Good luck with the machine and congrats! You'll love it. As for "PC switchers" being high on the VRAM, it's probably because of gaming. I used to be like that. But games actually run okay on this iBook with 32MB.
     
  24. kksolano macrumors member

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    Could i plug my Xbox 360 into my new imac 20" intel with 256MB VRAM?
    Would i be able to play HD??
     
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